January Pets of the Month

Pancake and Toast Adult, Females, Brown and Black Short Hair Rabbits Pancake and Toast are the perfect combination of sweet, affectionate bunnies!  They are best friends, so they’re looking for a family who they can hop along with and cuddle up next to every day.  They enjoy snoozing in their cardboard hideouts and playing with […]

Ratification of the ERA

by ©2018 Sarah Becker Ratification of the ERA “We shall never have equal rights until we take them,” attorney Belva Lockwood said, “nor respect until we command it.”  Lockwood, the first female attorney admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court was the Equal Rights Party’s second Presidential nominee, in 1884 and 1888. This month […]

Caribbean Rum Helped Win the First Wild West

Caribbean Rum Helped Win the First Wild West by Jeff McCord With the holidays and autumn behind us and winter upon us, some Virginians may have thoughts of hot rum toddies sipped before roaring fires as cold winds sweep past storm glass windows.  Beyond such soothing imagery, though, rum played a very real role in […]

Visionary, Guru, Father

Visionary, Guru, Father by Miriam R. Kramer In the captivating, superbly told authorized biography Steve Jobs, released weeks after Jobs’ death from pancreatic cancer in 2011, Walter Isaacson concisely delineates the rise of his mercurial, narcissistic subject, the global visionary who changed the world in part by exalting gorgeously simple technological design that any customer […]

ProDen PlaqueOff® Dental treats

ProDen PlaqueOff® Dental treats We normally don’t endorse any products of any kind but these ProDen PlaqueOff® Dental treats for cats and dogs were pretty impressive. We tested them on our 12 year old tuxedo kitty, Tramp, and gave the pooch treats to friends who have a cool pooch, Darby, who has breath and plaque […]

Pauline Frechette – The Sacred Mountains of Ojai Review

Pauline Frechette – The Sacred Mountains of Ojai Review December 4th, 2017. It’s a seemingly meaningless date. It’s a regular work day, a Monday and it’s not a holiday. It was the 338th day of the calendar year, it was the 49th Monday of 2017 and it’s within the window of the Sagittarius. None of the things […]

On the Road

Long time Old Town Crier friend and reader, Jean Felix and her husband Tim Sullivan boarded their Viking Cruise down the Danube in Budapest and ended with a visit with the dachshunds at the Passau Dachshund Museum in Passau, Germany. They were proud to pose with these famous pooches who were featured in our very own Washington Post this […]

Surviving the Winter Blues

By Kim Putens The holidays are over and the winter blues have set in.  You looked fabulous getting through the holiday parties, the trips to see Santa, and the late-night shopping adventures, but the hectic schedule and craziness have left you feeling blah.  So, here’s how to survive the winter blues and look good doing […]

Lisa Katic and Wine Gallery 108

By Lani Gering Lisa Katic and Wine Gallery 108 We had the pleasure of meeting the “Chief Wine Taster” from Wine Gallery 108 located here in Old Town Alexandria at a wine tasting event at Society Fair last month. We were on the hunt for some subject material for the January Business Profile and she […]

Holidays in the Harbor – 2018

By Lani Gering Holidays in the Harbor – 2018 I am officially in the holiday spirit now! The tree lighting here in the Harbor took place a little bit early for my taste but I have to admit that it did give me a nudge toward getting psyched up for the season. I will admit […]