It’s a Family Affair!

It’s a Family Affair! By Doug Fabbioli Vineyard and winery operations have traditionally been family owned businesses. If the family is strong, oftentimes the winery is strong as well. In the case of a start-up winery, the pressure can be hard on a family, especially a young one. I have been a Boy Scout leader […]

They’re Burning Down the House!

They’re Burning Down the House! By Sarah Becker ©2018 President Donald Trump (R-NY) has done it again, he’s muddled history. On May 25, in a tetchy telephone conversation with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Trump unthinkingly said it was the Canadians, not the British who burned The White House in 1814. The British assault on […]

Beauty Oils In the Summer? You Bet!

By Genevieve LeFranc Beauty Oils In the Summer? You Bet! Now that we’re in the thick of the humid, muggy summer months, each of us is searching for a way to beat the heat when it comes to our beauty routines. Strong perfumes have been replaced with light body mists and layers of heavy foundation […]

Personal Freedoms

By Lori Welch Brown Personal Freedoms As we celebrate the 4th, I give gratitude for all my freedoms. As an American, I have a veritable smorgasbord at my disposal. It’s an embarrassment of riches. I have more personal freedoms than Kardashians have Spanx. Every day I wake up to a plethora of choices. Whole bean, […]

Brendan Sailing Camp Concentrates On Youth with Learning Differences

By Marc Apter Brendan Sailing Camp Concentrates On Youth with Learning Differences Annapolis – July 2nd – 13th St. Mary’s County – July 18th – 27th Are you looking for a fun summer camp for your child with learning differences? Operating in its 34th year in Annapolis and St. Mary’s County, non-profit Brendan Sailing Camp […]

Behind the Bar: Daniel Zielinski

Daniel Zielinski Daniel O’Connell’s Restaurant & Bar 112 King Street Old Town Alexandria 703-739-1124 DanielOconnells.com         Daniel puts together O’Connell’s Dublin Grand Fashion – Jameson, Luxardo, Grand Marnier & Orange Bitters How did you get started in the bartending business? It was a pretty random affair. I have worked in the industry […]

Girls of the Resistance

Girls of the Resistance Miriam R. Kramer In July books become a necessary accompaniment on vacation, whether you’re headed for the ocean, a pool, or a cabin in the woods. If you have a teenager traveling with you, you want to keep them reading during summer vacation with an intriguing piece of young adult fiction. […]

Social Media and Disaster Relief

Social Media and Disaster Relief By Ashley Schultz Over the past few years, we have seen the increase in how social media can help accelerate disaster relief. It seems that disasters are usually at the top of all our news feeds recently, and will increase especially with the start of the 2018 hurricane season. Yet, […]

The Origin of Uncle Sam

The Origin of Uncle Sam By Kathy Weiser Uncle Sam Wants You! Although Uncle Sam (initials U.S.) is the most popular personification of the United States, many Americans have little or no concept of his origins. If pressed, the average American might point to the early 20th century and Sam’s frequent appearance on army recruitment […]

Publisher’s Notes July 2018

Publisher’s Notes July 2018 As I write this it is two days after the summer solstice and each day the sun travels more to the south and the days get shorter. It also means the beginning of summer. Miriam Kramer recommends two books for summer reading in the Last Word. Lani Gering brings us the […]