Valentine’s Day Is for “Chocolate” Lovers!

By Judy Eichner Valentine’s Day Is for “Chocolate” Lovers! Valentine’s Day is observed by many people, in many countries, in a variety of ways.  According to a recent poll, chocolate, in any form, is the preferred gift of both recipient and sender when commemorating this holiday. A long time ago someone said “chocolate is the […]

St. John: How To Get Here – “News” You Can Use!

By Jenn Manes St. John: How To Get Here – “News” You Can Use! It’s not easy getting to a little island in the Caribbean. Here’s a quick rundown on how to get here, the latest ferry and barge schedules and more. For starters, let’s talk about location. St. John is located in the United […]

Wintertime at the Beach

By Bob Tagert Wintertime at the Beach For those of us who grew up in this area, summers always meant a trip to the Atlantic Ocean. Back in the mid-sixties we all went to Ocean City, Maryland. The ocean was always something you could depend on. It never changed and was always consistent…always waiting for […]

How to Check for Signs

By Peggie Arvidson How to Check for Signs Your intuition works when you set an intention, take action to make the intention real, AND release your attachment to the outcome. This seems a little counter-intuitive, right? Releasing your attachment to a specific outcome does not mean that you sit on the couch, watching reality TV […]

GUNS AND THE LAW OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

GUNS AND THE LAW OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES Off the record: Why are rural Virginians so against common sense gun laws? By Julie Reardon No issue in recent memory has stirred up passion and emotion here in the hunt country of suburban and rural Virginia like gun control.  Most news reports tried to portray the massive […]

Art in the City….and the Metro Area!

By F. Lennox Campello Art in the City….and the Metro Area! “Why DC Needs Art Galleries” is the title of a January article in the DMV area glossy Washingtonian magazine. The article is by Ian Bourland, who is assistant professor of contemporary art history at Georgetown University and an art critic for a range of […]

Publisher’s Notes February 2020

By Bob Tagert As we welcome February, the weather has been pretty dry and reasonably to unseasonally warm. Hopefully February will continue that trend. I wanted to give a shout out to our friend and local Alexandria talent, Johnny Artis who recently underwent heart surgery. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to him. I […]

Michael’s Little Italy – One Part Fine Dining, One Part Pizzeria!

By the Gastronomes Michael’s Little Italy – One Part Fine Dining, One Part Pizzeria! Three years ago Michael Strutton left Nashville to come to Alexandria to be near his mother. He had formed a band and was playing at Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub and would stop in at Trattoria da Franco after some performances. He […]

Alexandria Celebrates George Washington’s Birthday With More Than 15 Events Throughout February

Alexandria Celebrates George Washington’s Birthday With More Than 15 Events Throughout February Thousands will join in the revelry for the 288th anniversary of George Washington’s birth in his adopted hometown of Alexandria, Virginia. The city celebrates the General’s birthday throughout the month of February with more than 15 festive events, including the George Washington Birthday […]

The Rise of Eco-Tourism and Conservation Vacations

By Scott Dicken The Rise of Eco-Tourism and Conservation Vacations If you’re like me, by early January Christmas pudding is merely a fond memory, and I guiltily admit to friends that I haven’t made a New Year’s resolution yet, particularly one I will endeavor to keep. Yet, this year I’m feeling inspired by a recent […]