Alexandria July 2019 Event Calendar

The Main Event – Happy Birthday Alexandria! July 13th USA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration 7 to 10 p.m. Admission: Free Oronoco Bay Park 100 Madison Street visitalexandriava.com/alexandria-birthday-celebration Celebrate America’s 243rd birthday and Alexandria’s 270th along the Potomac River waterfront at Oronoco Bay Park. Enjoy live music by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, patriotic birthday cake, food vendors and a dazzling […]

Pets of the Month

Princess, Adult, Spayed Female, White Short-haired Rabbit No need to bow to Princess, although an offering of hay is always appreciated. This little lady puts on no airs when meeting her new friends. Though she can be a little shy at first, this social lady loves to be surrounded by her people. Princess comes right up to […]

Philip J. Katauskas – A man of Many Words

By Bob Tagert Philip J. Katauskas – A man of Many Words One of the fun things about our Personality Profile is that you just never know how interesting folks are until you talk them. We met Philip “Phil” Katauskas at River Bend Bistro over the past half year or so and through conversation found […]

Behind the Bar: Jacob Sunny

Jacob Sunny Bastille Brasserie & Bar 606 North Fayette Street Old Town Alexandria 703-519-3776 BastilleRestaurant.com How did you get started in the bartending business? Two years ago, after I got out of my engineering job, I was looking for something new and refreshing to do for couple of months. I came across Bastille’s ad, responded […]

Publisher’s Notes

Publishers Notes July 2019 The dog days of summer are just around the corner but some serious heat is upon us now. Temps have begun to rise into the 90’s but luckily the rains have, for the most part, stayed away or just rained on Friday, leaving a nice weekend. Check out our Road Trip […]

Plan Now for a Summer of Fun with your Pet

Plan Now for a Summer of Fun with your Pet By Cindy McGovern While summer can be a season of fun and relaxation for us, it can be a season of stress and danger for your pets.  Whether it’s fireworks, thunderstorms, heat, or barbecue grills, a little preparation and planning will keep your loved ones […]

Greenhouse Gases

©2019 Sarah Becker Greenhouse Gases “Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have grown faster in the United States than in the rest of the world…reinforcing calls for unilateral U.S. curbs on the global-warming gas,” The Washington Post wrote in 1989.  Today the United States is the world’s second largest carbon emitter.  Carbon dioxide molecules, once emitted, remain […]

Fireworks and outdoor fun in the Blue Ridge

Fireworks and outdoor fun in the Blue Ridge By Julie Reardon Enjoying the lazy, hazy midsummer days close to home might require a little research, but needn’t cost a king’s ransom.  There are plenty of parks, activities, vineyards and even a few music festivals throughout the state that are affordable or in some instances free. […]

Fishing with Federals

By Steve Chaconas Fishing with Federals Fishing’s my job. I enjoy my job. Meeting new people and getting to try my jokes on them is rewarding. I seldom take time to fish with friends. It’s sad that I’m unable to do the thing I enjoy the most with the people I enjoy the most. But that […]

Fun Summer Reads

Last Word By Miriam R. Kramer Fun Summer Reads As Old Town, Alexandria and the DC metropolitan area start getting sleepy, vacationers and “staycationers” are seeking reading to take them away. Here is a list of escapist possibilities, both recent releases and a few classics. After all the hype from this spring’s final season, we […]