Notes from the Publisher

Publisher’s Notes


Wow! I love this time of year even though I know that winter is not far behind. Crystal clear blue skies, a slight breeze and I am typing this article. Molly Winans captures just what I am thinking in this months From the Bay column. Lenny Campello teaches us about artist in the area whose work is worthy of purchasing in Gallery Beat and dining out this month takes us back to one of our favorites…Mackie’s Bar & Grill.


This month’s Road Trip was special to us and it gave us a chance to drive to Shenandoah County and be with old friends and make new ones. I am going back the first week in November because the leaves will be reaching their peak.


The Potomac Riverboat family just got bigger. They have added two new water taxis to ferry people to the newly opened District Wharf…what we used to call Main Avenue. We will be distributing Old Town Crier to The Wharf in order to have a nice presence, much like we do in National Harbor. A couple of Old Town favorites have dropped anchor at The Wharf including Jamie Leeds of Hank’s Oyster Bar, Mark Kirwan at Kirwan’s on the Wharf, and soon to open Cathal and Meshelle Armstrong’s new addition Kaliwa. Use Old Town’s water taxis to reach all of these destinations for the cost of parking.


Check out the Caribbean Connection and see how the USVI’s are recovering from two hurricanes. Jeff McCord will take you through his beloved islands. Also, check out the newly released Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen by Bill Bentley at book stores or online. The book has over 350 rock & roll photographs including several of our own celebrated photographer Chester Simpson’s images. Congrats Chester!


November is also a time to remember our Veterans and also be thankful for all that we have. Lori Welch took it upon herself to write this month’s Personality Profile featuring Colonel Barney Barnwell, ASA, Ret. -I think you will find his story very uplifting.


Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and safe travels to all who will be heading out to be with family and friends out of town!

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