The Circus Is Coming To Town!

By Lani Gering The Circus Is Coming To Town! I can’t remember the last time I attended a circus. In fact, I don’t think I have ever been to a “real” circus in my entire life. Maybe I watched Under the Big Top enough times as a kid and over the years that I thought […]

Brews, Booze and Bacchus Southern Maryland Style!

By Bob Tagert   Brews, Booze and Bacchus Southern Maryland Style!   With the few 70-degree-days that we had in February, I contracted a big case of spring fever and started to think of the work that I need to do on my sailboat so we combined a trip to southern Maryland to check out […]

Publisher’s Notes March 2018

By Bob Tagert As I write this at the end of February the temperature today is 52 and a little overcast. The rest of the week will be in the low 50’s. We have even had a few days that hit 70 degrees. These temps made me think of the work I need to do […]

Masters of Cuisine: Lester Fields

Chef Lester Fields Murphy’s Irish Pub 713 King Street Old Town Alexandria 703-548-1717 murphyspub.com Main Photo Caption: Lester gets ready to enjoy some of his Traditional Irish Stew. When did you first become interested in cooking? When was in high school I worked at Manny’s Restaurant in Washington D.C. cleaning the kitchen area.  I thought that […]

The Kremlin’s Candidate

The Kremlin’s Candidate Miriam R. Kramer By recently gobbling up Jason Matthew’s long-awaited new release The Kremlin’s Candidate, I finally finished his fascinating Red Sparrow trilogy: a spy novel trifecta focused on an intelligent, beautiful Russian double agent and her American CIA handler. While I had a few issues with this recent book, I can […]

Welcome Spring

Welcome Spring by Julie Reardon Despite some unseasonably warm 75 and 80 degree days in February, technically spring’s not here quite yet. But the days are noticeably lengthening and the sun is stronger; in sheltered areas daffodils and crocus are already blooming. They might just be mixed up due to those balmy days, even though […]

How to Have a Reunion with Mother Earth this Spring

By Peggie Arvidson How to Have a Reunion with Mother Earth this Spring No matter your spiritual beliefs, it’s hard to argue with the miracle of new life that is reflected in the buds on the trees, the sound of the peepers and the baby birds making their way from their shells to the nest. […]

How #BlackPantherChallenge Changed Lives

By Ashley Schultz In a time where it seems like we are ridden with tragedy everyday, it is always nice to see some light in this seemingly dark World.  The movie Black Panther has inspired many, and partially through the use of social media! An online crowd funding effort turned a social media hashtag into […]

Behind the Bar: Andrew Bryan

Andrew Bryan The Irish Whisper 177 Fleet Street National Harbor 301-909-8859 Andrew serves up the traditional Guinness Pint and a shot of Jameson How did you get started in the bartending business? My family has owned and operated one of the oldest bar/restaurants in college park MD, cornerstone since the 70’s when it was the […]

Rites and Refusals

by Molly Winans Rites and Refusals I refuse to burn my socks. It’s a quiet refusal. I’m not trying to mess up anyone’s rites of spring or to rally support for an anti-sock-burning movement. It seems to me that my quiet rebellion, exercising my right to just be me, is in the spirit of the […]