Product of the Month: Skinerals Californium Sunless Bronzer

Skinerals Californium Sunless Bronzer $27.99   What they Say:   Most people have little time to spend outside lying around tanning, and many others live in regions that don’t provide such luxuries. This leads to pale, dull-looking skin. There’s something about a tan that rejuvenates your tone, giving you a nice gorgeous glow. With the […]

Del Ray’s Los Tios Grill

By The Old Town Crier Del Ray’s Los Tios Grill With Cinco de Mayo being celebrated in May, we thought it would be appropriate to feature one of our local Mexican themed eateries. While Los Tios isn’t a traditional Mexican restaurant, it features some of the most popular Tex-Mex and Salvadorean food in the area. […]

Dawn Richardson…A True Beach Babe

By Bob Tagert   Dawn Richardson…A True Beach Babe   One of the great things about owning this publication for thirty years is the chance to meet and write about the fascinating people who live in this region. Such is this month’s personality profile…Dawn Richardson. Dawn was born and raised in North Beach and currently […]

Publisher’s Notes

By Bob Tagert             April Showers Bring May Flowers! Even though the cherry blossoms took a beating this year, it appears that the much needed rain we got in the last days of April did indeed bring out the spring foliage in full force. Take a drive anywhere and check out the beautiful landscapes. […]

Silver Parrot – Uniquely Sterling….Silver and Stones!

By Lani Gering Silver Parrot – Uniquely Sterling….Silver and Stones! The Silver Parrot Jewelry Boutique, located in the coveted 100 block of King Street, has been a fixture in Alexandria since it was established in 1977. This unique business came from humble beginnings, with the founder starting out as a street vendor in Washington, D.C. […]

King Street Cats Adoption Calendar for May 2017

King Street Cats Adoption Calendar for May 2017   For details please see our Website: http://www.kingstreetcats.org Or contact us via email at: contact@kingstreetcats.org   King Street Cats 25 Dove Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 Every Saturday and Sunday from 1.30pm-4.30pm   Petvalu Bradlee Shopping Center, 3652 King St, Alexandria, VA 22302 Saturday May 6 and Sunday […]

North to Frederick Maryland and Beyond

By Bob Tagert   North to Frederick Maryland and Beyond   For our road trip this month we decided to visit Frederick, Maryland since we were already going there to attend the Frederick Craft Spirit Festival, which was organized by the Maryland Distillers Guild. Although it was a cool day with intermittent drizzle for the […]

Pets of the Month

Apollo (A068496): Apollo is a sweet soul who would make the perfect companion for any couch potato. He is a Bulldog mix estimated to be six years old. His love of people is only rivaled by his love of tennis balls (and chewing on them). While Apollo is mellow and mushy around people, he’s not […]

National Harbor Events!

National Harbor Calendar 5-17   The Plaza is a Busy Place! FREE FITNESS CLASSES On the Plaza May through October Participate in a free fitness classes on the Plaza brought to you by No Excuse Workout. All classes run from 7-8 pm except Saturday morning yoga that runs from 10-11 am. Mondays – CardioHIT Tuesdays […]

On the Road

David and Laurie Norcross have been long time readers and fans of the Old Town Crier and have been very diligent about taking along an OTC on their travels. This month we are lucky to have photos from both sides of the Atlantic!