Publishers Notes September 2021
By Bob Tagert
The end of summer occurs this month and fall begins. I don’t think we will miss the heat, humidity and endless rain. Fall is a lot of people’s favorite time of year. Both the mountains and the shore are more inviting. Speaking of mountains and the shore, our Road Trip this month took us to the Shenandoah Valley. It is a pleasant article with a little bit of romance thrown in. With COVID cases on the rise again Caribbean Connection recommends how to go to the Caribbean without the hassle! As our Dining Out article continues its comeback, we went outside of Old Town to Aldo’s Italian Kitchen. In Business Profile Lani Gering visited Harbor Wines in Maryland.
Our Personality Profile features the one and only Tim Bauckman…of Tim’s Rivershore fame! In A Bit of History, Sarah Becker remembers 9-11, a day we will never forget and it seems odd that it has been 20 years already! In Let’s Get Crafty, Timothy Long teaches us about “Oktoberfest” the way he learned to celebrate it. Speaking of German beer check out the ad in this issue for Village Brauhaus. VB is the place to be for Oktoberfest in Old Town.
Scott Dicken takes us on a trek to Oman in the Arabian Peninsula in Take Photos/Leave Footprints. Scott and his wife Ashton take all of the photos that accompany his column. They both have a great eye! All of this and much more await in this issue.
As COVID increases again, I am perplexed. Being from the days of the polio vaccine, I don’t understand the reluctance of many to get vaccinated for this deadly virus. The first round nearly put us out of business. Like everyone else, we made adjustments but kept on truckin’. We still haven’t regained what we lost but are trying so we can continue to bring you interesting content and promoting Old Town and the metro area businesses.
Lots going on in Alexandria this month-see the many events in the Calendar Section. If you are around Old Town on Sunday the 5th, stop by the Old Town Festival of Speed & Style taking place at Market Square! Lots of fancy cars….
We honor American workers on Monday the 6th – the 127th Anniversary of Labor Day! Take advantage of that three day weekend by taking a break!
Good bye summer…..