Hard at Work:  Service, Emotional Support, and Therapy Animals

Hard at Work:  Service, Emotional Support, and Therapy Animals By Cheryl Burns I have a coworker who never fails to bring a smile to my face. She has this remarkable gift — an amazing ability to make every person feel like they are special, important, and loved. The unsaid message seems to be: “You! It’s […]

Fresh Corn Dip

By Mr. Food Fresh Corn Dip What a novel dip to serve when you’re expecting company and what a good way to use up some of the last of the sweet corn in season! Our creamy, Fresh Corn Dip is made with super sweet corn and lots of flavorful add-ins, so you know it’s going […]

Annapolis, Maryland and the Wednesday Night Races

By Bob Tagert Annapolis, Maryland and the Wednesday Night Races I have sailed into Annapolis Harbor for many years, mostly on my sailboat but also on others including the 125 foot Schooner Alexandria. The sight of the U.S. Naval Academy has never failed to impress me as well as the sheer number of sailboats on […]

“True Stories from the Gallery World”

By F. Lennox Campello “True Stories from the Gallery World” “True Stories from the Gallery World” should be a book written by me about some of the most interesting, sometimes even weird experiences that I’ve had since I started selling art – initially my own art school assignments at the Pike Place Market in Seattle […]

Honeymoon at Galaxycon

Honeymoon at Galaxycon By Ashley Rosson If you have been reading my column over the past 3 years, you would know that every year I attend Raleigh Supercon and share my experiences.  This past year the Supercon was bought out and changed to Galaxycon.  It is the one time of the year I stray from […]

Publisher’s Notes

By Bob Tagert We thought July was a hot month. August certainly upheld the trend. As I write this, the weekend temps are in the low 80’s so maybe we are returning to a cooler pattern. September is an excellent month for sailing so for our Road Trip we joined our friends on the committee […]

Financial Focus

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Do You Plan to Downsize in Retirement? You might have a dream of what your retirement will look like — more time to travel, some well-earned relaxation, maybe increased time for some of your main hobbies. And you may even know where you want to spend your retirement years […]

Chop Shop Taco

By the Gastronomes Chop Shop Taco One of Alexandria’s newer kids on the block, Chop Shop Taco opened this spring in the Parker-Gray District of the city on Madison Street in the remaining space of a former auto body shop that also houses Grateful Kitchen and Zweet Sport Total Fitness. This cool new place added […]

Alexandria September Events

6th through October 6th Mirror Mirror Performance Series Various dates and times Admission: Free Waterfront Park 1 King Street 703-746-5590 Waterfront Park comes alive with a series of original site-specific performances in conversation with the sound-responsive, interactive installation Mirror Mirror. David Schulman, who performs on amplified violin with live effects, has composed an original score to […]

Where the Wild Things Roam…Look…But Don’t Touch!

By Victoria Elliott Where the Wild Things Roam…Look…But Don’t Touch! For many people, summertime means venturing into the great outdoors to enjoy the long days, sunshine, and to soak in all the natural world has to offer before autumn comes back around and the days grow cold again. Whether it’s camping with friends in the […]