Get Out Your FitBall

From the Trainer By Ryan Unverzagt Get Out Your FitBall May is the perfect month to initiate an exercise program if you have slacked lately. The weather starts to cooperate better which favors more outdoor activities. Walking, bike riding, hiking, jogging, or even rollerblading are fun things to do this month. I encourage you to […]

WANTED: MOM…Apply Within

WANTED: MOM…Apply Within By: Caroline Simpson Job Title: Mother. Requirements: must be willing to work overtime for no additional compensation. Necessary Skills: patience, fortitude, and super-human ability to multitask. Salary: none but must be able to provide monthly (at least) payments to clients. Travel: yes – lots. Benefits: bedtime and the one day a year […]

Memorial Day and the Buddy Poppy

Compiled by Lani Gering Memorial Day and the Buddy Poppy In the World War I battlefields of Belgium, poppies grew wild amid the ravaged landscape. How could such a pretty little flower grow wild while surrounded by death and destruction? The overturned soils of battle enabled the poppy seeds to be covered, thus allowing them […]

The Memorial Day Poppy

by Rita Jacinto The Memorial Day Poppy The inspiration for this column began at the local shopping mall. Yeah, I know it is a pretty bizarre place to get any kind of inspiration let alone gardening inspiration but sometimes you just have to go with the flow. You see sitting out front of one of […]

St. John – Coming and Going…

Caribbean Connection By Billy Phibbs St. John – Coming and Going… Spring break is in full effect and the Virgin Islands is locked into a steady spin cycle of drink, rinse, repeat tourism. For every midday hangover that boards a departing flight back to Boring Town, U.S.A., there is a binge drinking arrival passing them […]

The Chefs Behind Three of Virginia’s Popular Winery Restaurants

By Matthew Fitzsimmons The Chefs Behind Three of Virginia’s Popular Winery Restaurants Julia Child once said, “Wine is meant to be with food – that’s the point of it!” Nobody will argue that wine isn’t wonderful on its own. But if you really want to elevate your experience, it is crucial that you pair your […]

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter By Miriam R. Kramer Calls for racial justice fired up the Black Lives Matter civil rights movement after police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on the neck of his Black suspect, George Floyd, murdering him by ignoring his pleas for air as Floyd gasped for nine minutes and 29 seconds on May 25, […]

Michael Kuegler – He has the right touch!

By Bob Tagert Michael Kuegler – He has the right touch! For over 33 years we have written personality profiles about people we have met, read about or heard about. This is the first time I have gone into a situation that I was fearing and I had already tagged the person who was going […]

All Is Quiet On the Harbor Front

By Lani Gering All Is Quiet On the Harbor Front I have been at a bit of a disadvantage in resourcing the subject matter for this month’s Harbor Section since I have spent the bulk of the last 6 weeks in Southern Maryland helping the Publisher with his knee replacement rehab. Sure, I’ve commuted a […]

May 2021 Alexandria Events

Through June 21st Taste of Old Town NorthVarious locations throughout Old Town North703-836-8066 Admission: $10 for a passportoldtownnorth.org Enjoy a two-month stroll through the neighborhood with this year’s reimagined Taste of Old Town North.  Passport holders will be able to use their Passport to receive discounts at small businesses throughout Old Town North: The Arts and […]