Exercising in the Heat: How to safely work out in hot conditions

Exercising in the Heat: How to safely work out in hot conditions The dog days of summer are upon us and with the warm weather and longer days we all have a chance to get outdoors and enjoy some summer activities. Whether you are participating in sports or other physical activities during these hot months, […]

Is there Art in Agriculture?

By Doug Fabbioli Is there Art in Agriculture? I have spent almost 4 decades working in agriculture, turning crops into a preserved, value added product, and teaching people how to be successful at this vocation. We don’t always acknowledge that there is an artistry to agriculture, mainly because the science is so critical to success. […]

Alexandria August 2019 Events

Love Your Summer in Alexandria New this year, book the Love Your Summer in Alexandria hotel package in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Virginia is for Lovers tourism slogan. Already one of the most affordable times of the year to visit, a summer trip just became even more enticing with 17 Alexandria hotels offering rates starting as low […]

Citizens and Governments Working Together to Save Caribbean Reefs

By Jeff McCord Citizens and Governments Working Together to Save Caribbean Reefs For years we have been “loving to death” a marvelous life form.  The good news is that we are learning the errors of our ways in time to make a difference. Coral reefs are constructed by clusters of simple marine animals called cnidaria.  […]

20th Annual Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival, St. Mary’s County, Maryland

20th Annual Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival, St. Mary’s County, Maryland This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival Celebration on July 12-14, 2019 at the St. Clement’s Island Museum. The last 19 years has been a one day celebration at Colton Point between the Potomac River and St. Clements […]

The Diversity that Is Virginia Wine- Men, Women, Grapes and some very Americal ideals

By Nancy Bauer The Diversity that Is Virginia Wine – Men, women, grapes, and some very American ideals The wine world is inclusive by nature; the endless challenges call for alliance and, often, aid. Beetles invade, mildew overwhelms, and deer party in the vineyards like drunken sailors. Mysteries pop up, tractors break down. Borrowing equipment […]

Festive Coolers for the Hot Weather

By Judy Eichner Festive Coolers for the Hot Weather While traveling in Puerto Rico and Jamaica, several years ago we were invited to several outdoor barbecues and to our delight, we discovered some different drinks than those that are normally served at a barbecue. You can make any summertime gathering festive with this assortment of […]

Fit or Fat???

By Nicole Flangan Fit or Fat??? Obesity in America is a big problem. We as a society are getting fatter each year. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese. Some of the leading causes of death in this country include obesity related conditions such as […]

Pedego Electric Bikes are on the Run!

By Lani Gering hello, fun… Pedego Electric Bikes are on the Run! Pedego Electric Bikes made their debut into Old Town Alexandria a little over a year ago when, after 25 years, Todd Ketch decided to leave his lobbying/association management position in D.C. to pursue something that he has a passion for and that provides […]

Keep Going.

By Peggie Arvidson Keep Going. Six months ago pretty much everything I thought I knew about my life, my happiness and my future, started to fly apart at the seams. The only way I can explain how it felt is that it was like being in a vacuum vortex in a near constant state of […]