Let’s Make a Deal….

Gallery Beat By F. Lennox Campello Let’s Make a Deal…. One of the benefits of living in this amazing age of great technology and nanoseconds-fast communications is how easy it is for someone to find you in Al Gore’s Internet.  With that easiness come all kinds of things associated with art, including how easy it […]

Goal Setting 2021

From the Trainer By Ryan Unverzagt Goal Setting 2021 The year has FINALLY come to a close. In spite of the whole COVID mess, take a moment to reflect back on this past year. Did you accomplish the things that you said you wanted to do? Did you actually stick to those New Year’s resolutions […]

Photographing People: The Art of Travel “Street” Photography and Portraiture

By Scott Dicken Photographing People: The Art of Travel “Street” Photography and Portraiture Let me set the scene: imagine you’re in your hometown and you’re on your way to meet a friend for a spot of brunch. You’re walking past a famous landmark on your way to the restaurant when a coach pulls up and […]

Pets of the Month January 2021

Adopt by appointment at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria! In-shelter and virtual appointments are available at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment. View all of our adoptable animals at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt. Ace, Adult, Neutered Male, Black and White Domestic Short Hair Ace is the sweetest, cow-spotted boy you’ll ever meet! Sit with him and he’ll immediately cuddle up on your lap, […]

Guiding a Guide

By Steve Chaconas Fulfilling a New Year’s Resolution, fly fishing was on the table for 2020. Our fifth annual two-day small mouth bass fishing trip with Captain Matt Miles almost never happened. Traditionally my buddy Alan Friedlander and I schedule a trek to Lynchburg Virginia in August. However our trip last year was postponed due […]

Make a New Year’s Resolution for Your Pet

Make a New Year’s Resolution for Your Pet By Cindy McGovern It’s a safe bet that many New Year’s resolutions fell by the wayside this year with all eyes focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. This January provides another opportunity to take stock, evaluate what you would like to change, and resolve to accomplish those goals. […]

What is Terroir and Why Does it Matter?

By Doug Fabbioli   What is Terroir and Why Does it Matter? One of the nice things about social media is that we can have some thought-provoking discussions without having to be together in the same room. Yes, sometimes we get some trolls or ridiculous characters spouting off their opinions so they feel better, but […]

The best laid plans…need not be original

Urban Garden By Jacqueline Murphy The best laid plans…need not be original January is an excellent month in several ways. The days are noticeably longer, most houseguests have vacated your premises, many orchids are in bloom, plus this month marks the beginning of a brand new decade. This is a great time to take a […]

The Lee-Jackson Debate

  ©2020 Sarah Becker The Lee-Jackson Debate   At long last the New Year has arrived.  Joe Biden (D-DE) is president-elect; COVID-19 continues its sinister spread, and Virginia no longer observes Robert E. Lee-Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson Day.  Lee-Jackson Day was established in 1904. “It is past time that we stop honoring the Confederacy,” Virginia Governor […]

Bye, Bye Winter Blues

Bye, Bye Winter Blues By Kim Putens The holidays are over and the winter blues have set in.  You looked fabulous getting through the season but the hectic schedule and craziness have left you feeling blah.  So, here’s how to survive the winter blues and look good doing it. Take care of your skin.  When […]