Old Town Crier

Publisher’s Notes

By Bob Tagert

The days are getting shorter and less humid. It is a good time to take a road trip. This month we returned to one of our favorite places from years ago…Galesville and Deale Maryland and our favorite waterfront dining spots. The places we used to visit are a little more modern but worth the drive. It is also a great time to visit Virginia wineries. Check out our wine section for places to visit. Our Personality Profile is local news anchor Wendy Rieger, a true one-of-a-kind! Sarah Becker writes about tariffs, then and now in History. Lori Welch Brown discusses what she will give herself for her birthday in Open Space. Steve Chaconas revisits the snakehead fish of the Potomac River in Go Fish. Lenny Campello talks about thrift shop buys that can be worth millions in Gallery Beat.

This month we visited a new restaurant in town, Augie’s Mussel House for a teaser for a future full blown Dining Out. Great location for casual dining for the next couple of months and then watch what happens with that space. You might want to stop into the Whiskey Room Bar at Union Street Public House on Wednesday Whiskey Nights and taste their guest distillers wares. The summertime activities are winding down in National Harbor. Check out what you might want to participate in before the months end in the National Harbor Section.

I really can’t believe that we are getting into the holiday season already. ICE is coming to the Gaylord and we are already getting inundated with PR requests to publish “Holiday Gift Ideas”. Let’s keep our holiday shopping local and support the shops that keep our business community alive.

As I write this, the Nationals are playing the Phillies and are 7.5 games out of first place. They have had a hellava year with lots of fingers being pointed but the bottom line is they are MY TEAM. The players haven’t given up and neither have I. Let’s hope I am talking about them in my October issue Pub Notes.

Enjoy the end of your summer….