Notes from the Publisher

Publishers Notes May 2021

Publishers Notes May 2021

As I write this we have had our first super moon of the month and the first 80 degree day of the year. It feels like change is in the air. COVID-19 restrictions are being eased in some situations. We can now sit at the bars and enjoy a cocktail with friends. It remains to be seen if folks will return to their favorite watering holes or will absence make the heart “wander”. I have had my two COVID shots so I feel a little less vulnerable to the virus, but I will still have my mask handy for deployment. Why take chances?

With this new freedom there are many choices for adventure. As mentioned, we can renew friendships at our favorite restaurants or we can hit the road and head to Virginia wineries and distillers. The brown from the hillsides has been taken over by the early colors of green. The air is perfect for an open window drive. You can also start to make plans to attend the Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival in St. Mary’s County in July. Look for their ad in our June issue or check out the St. Mary’s County website.

In this month’s issue learn how not to fear your physical therapy professional in Personality Profile. A Bit of History learn about the relationship of cannibas and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Shop in Alexandria. Vanessa Orr takes us on a Road Trip to the Laurel Highlands. Lori Welch Brown reminds us of some of the pain of Mother’s Day in Open Space. Speaking of Moms check out Caroline Simpson’s tribute to MOM. The Urban Garden column tells you how poppies are relevant to Memorial Day and how to grow them. And last but certainly not least, if you haven’t heard them yet, they are coming. Checkout the article on the 17 year arrival of Brood X Cicadas-they are a pretty impressive bunch.

It does feel like a change is in the air. Get out and enjoy this beautiful weather. Hit one of the many wonderful restaurants in Old Town for a nice lunch or dinner under the stars. The shops are brimming with new spring merchandise and everybody needs a new haircut. Please check out those businesses that advertise in this and all issues. They are the ones who make this publication possible, and without their support, we wouldn’t be here now.

Celebrate Mom on the 9th and remember those we have lost in the line of duty on Memorial Day on the 31st!

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