Logging for Bass

By Steve Chaconas Logging for Bass Effective angling starts with gathering information. The internet, magazines and classroom tutorials like Bass University yield details discovered well in advance of the waypoint generation.  In the late 70s angling pioneers took mental and written log notes transforming them into an art form. Ranger Mercury pro Dave Lefebre entered […]

The Braid is the Thing!

By Genevieve LeFranc After dry winter weeks of resorting to messy buns and wool caps to mask lifeless, static-stricken locks, everyone is ready for a new hair look. Temperatures are fluctuating and spring is right around the corner, but I just can’t wait to give my favorite transitional season look a go…..the braid. While spring […]

How to Start Running

By Nicole Flanagan How to Start Running Spring is in the air and so is the pitter pat of beginning runners hitting the roads and trails across the country. Similar to the masses of new gym goers in January excited by New Year’s resolutions to become fitter, beginning runners often hit the road at the […]

Paralled Bar Dip

By Ryan Unverzagt Welcome to another edition of From the Trainer! This month’s exercise is the Parallel Bar Dip. As I have mentioned in previous columns, body weight training can be just as effective as using dumbbells and weight plates for resistance. The dip is as “old school” as jumping jacks, sit-ups, pushups, and chin-ups. […]

Plant Lilies for a Summer Garden of Elegant and Fragrant Blooms

Plant Lilies for a Summer Garden of Elegant and Fragrant Blooms By Melinda Myers Kaveri lilies bloom mid-summer and enliven gardens with their golden yellow petals painted with tangerine and burgundy. Photo credit:  Longfield-Gardens.com Lilies add long-lasting color and fragrance to flower gardens and summer bouquets. These stately flowers provide vertical interest and blend nicely with […]

I Went to Art School a Long Time Ago…

By F. Lennox Campello To me it was not only one of the most interesting parts of my education as an artist, but also my first taste of what happens when artists immerse and surround themselves by other artists, as art students are forced by the nature of the beast, at art school. I started […]

The Kids Are Alright

The Kids Are Alright Miriam R. Kramer Do you have a middle–schooler who loves hiking and rock-climbing but doesn’t like to read? Or a grandchild interested in nature, science, geography, technology, and the environment? Or a son or daughter who loves videogames and puzzles? Trudi Trueit’s Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret is fast-paced adventure to […]

River Bend Bistro & Wine Bar

By the Gastronomes River Bend Bistro & Wine Bar In October of 2013 Bill Ross and his wife Caroline Bruder Ross opened their dream…River Bend Bistro in the Hollin Hall shopping center. An accomplished chef, Caroline had always wanted her own place. In 2013 they made it happen and today have a very popular and […]

Behind the Bar: Kyle McFarland

Kyle McFarland Irish Whisper 177 Fleet Street National Harbor 301-909-8859 Irishwhispernh.com           Kyle pulls a perfect “Half and Half” – Harp on the bottom and Guinness on the top How did you get started in the bartending business? I started in the restaurant business almost 13 years ago as a simple […]

Billy Reilly, The Fastest Bartender…Winning (and Working) at Life

By Lori Welch Brown Billy Reilly, The Fastest Bartender…Winning (and Working) at Life I thought I had a strong work ethic, but this month’s Personality Profile, Billy Reilly, is making me rethink my game.  After an hour phone call, I felt like I had been bowled over by the world’s fastest bartender (which by the […]