“Chef’s Special” with Chef Peter Durkin

By Chester Simpson “Chef’s Special” with Chef Peter Durkin Hunting Creek 1106 King St. Old Town Alexandria 703-836-5126 Huntingcreeksteak.com When did you first become interested in cooking and what made you choose a culinary career? I was about twenty and I had friends that had gone to the Culinary Institute of America and so I […]

Castlebay Irish Pub – Great Eats, Good Craic and Guinness!

By Lani Gering   Castlebay Irish Pub – Great Eats, Good Craic and Guinness!   We decided to step outside of the box a bit with this month’s column. Instead of the “white tablecloth order an appetizer, an entrée and a dessert and a glass of wine” format, we decided to spend an afternoon in […]

Music Music Music

By Chris Anderson   Ryan Adams: Prisoner One of the more prolific artists of his generation, Ryan Adams has been cranking out masterpiece after masterpiece ever since his Whiskeytown days, over twenty years ago. Prisoner is his sixteenth solo album and one that often evokes the feel of classic Tom Petty, Bryan Adams, Mellencamp, that […]

Inaugural Maryland Wine Month. Visit St. Mary’s County wineries

Inaugural Maryland Wine Month Visit St. Mary’s County wineries By Bob Tagert           This month marks the first ever Maryland Wine Month. To uncork the month, they will have a calendar on their website consisting of events and activities happening at wineries across the state. They will also launch the Wine Month Challenge! Participants can […]

Pets of the Month

Beanie (A069887): Meet Beanie! Beanie is a neutered male Terrier mix, estimated to be about four years old. Beanie is a cute pup whose favorite activity is, by far, playing with toys! We think Beanie would do best as an only pet in an adult-only home, as he is a dog who values his personal […]

The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Wins 2017 Governor’s Cup

The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Wins 2017 Governor’s Cup ~The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Joins 11 Other Virginia Wines to Comprise the 2017 Governor’s Cup Case ~ Governor Terry McAuliffe awarded the 2017 Virginia Wineries Association’s (VWA) Governor’s Cup to The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards for […]

“Rogues, Vagabonds, the Idle and Dissolute”and the Luck of the Irish

“Rogues, Vagabonds, the Idle and Dissolute” and the Luck of the Irish By Jeff McCord As we anticipate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, it’s fun to think about the role of the Irish in the Virgin Islands and Virginia. Sons and daughters of Eire have been pioneers, planters, pirates, entertainers and much more throughout […]

The 3rd Annual Film Festival at Little Washington, VA

The 3rd Annual Film Festival at Little Washington, VA            Next month, on April 7 –9, The Film Festival at Little Washington, VA will once again light up Rappahannock County. The Festival has entries in many categories including features, shorts documentaries, student, animations, web series or episodes, and music videos. The Rappahannock Association for […]

St. Patricks Day Parade Day!

Saturday – March 4th   Classic Car Show North Pitt Street 9:00 AM   Fun Dog Show Market Square 10:30 PM   Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade On King Street in Old Town 12:30 PM   This is a day of fun and excitement for the whole family in Old Town Alexandria. Don’t miss the […]

What’s Your Brand?

By Peggie Arvidson What’s your brand? This topic has been floating around my head for a while now. It started when I got a call out of the blue to apply for a contract at a big employer in my hometown. I’ve worked for myself for 13 years and the idea of working for a […]