Cedar Knoll

By the Gastronomes “At Cedar Knoll, we aim to bring you innovative American cuisine, with elevated French influences, to complement the history and majesty of the views that surround you. Our menu features seasonal ingredients, sourced from local operations such as historic Piscataway Farm and Path Valley Farms collective. No matter what space you choose, you’re sure to have […]

Dad aka John Edward Welch

By Lori Welch Brown Dad aka John Edward Welch Last year I had the privilege of profiling several great dads for the June issue.  This year I hit the jackpot—I was able to interview my own father, John Welch.  Up until April, he had been residing in Pensacola, FL.  Unfortunately, he took a fall in […]

Oh no, not another tie!

By Steve Chaconas Oh no, not another tie! Dude, don’t get Dad another tie! He might wear it…only when you’re in town or when you mention it. He really dreads having to tie one on for you! It’s Father’s Day, put a bit of thought into the gift for the guy who was always thinking […]

Get Fit For Summer

By Nicole Flanigan Get Fit For Summer Whether you are an exercise pro or a beginner to the gym chances are you have a few questions about your workout.  With summer just around the corner everyone is stepping up the workout to get ultimate results.  Here are a few tips to keep that workout moving […]

World Cup Soccer in National Harbor?

World Cup Soccer In National Harbor? Well, sort of….the Harbor will host property-wide events celebrating the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. This issue went to press several days before a media preview is being held but I have some good basic information I received from the Harbor Public Relations gurus. Don’t know what I would […]

Summer gardening tips . . .

Michael J. McGroarty Summer gardening tips . . . Don’t be afraid to trim those flowering shrubs and trees that need it. Failure to prune is probably the biggest gardening mistake a person can make. I spent 20 years landscaping homes and businesses, and I watched people make the investment in my services, then they […]

Behind the Bar: Alyzabeth “Lyz” Davis

Alyzabeth “Lyz” Davis Village Brauhaus 710 King Street Old Town Alexandria 703-888-1951 Villagebrauhaus.com Lyz Conjures up her Summer in Maine cocktail. Stoli Bluberi Vodka, Bacardi Superior White Rum, blueberry lemon-honey syrup, lavender extract, lemon, club soda and blueberries for muddling! Lyz is behind the bar Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – 4pm to close. How […]

Separation Anxiety and Your Furry Friends

Separation Anxiety and Your Furry Friends By Carolyn Cockroft Summer is peak season for family vacations, and a trip may mean leaving your pet at home alone. Often this departure may trigger anxiety in a pet. While many hotels now allow pets to room with guests, this may not be an option if the owner’s destination […]

My Favorite Summertime Spot – Solomons Island, MD

By Bob Tagert My Favorite Summertime Spot – Solomons Island, MD There is a reason to write about Solomons Island this time of year. Number one: warm weather is here and Solomons is where the Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay meet. My sailboat is in a slip at Calvert Marina so I happen to […]

Solid Kitchen and Bath – Making your dream Kitchen a Reality

By R.W. Tagert Solid Kitchen and Bath – Making your dream Kitchen a Reality With the end of spring approaching it seems like a perfect time to have that long awaited kitchen or bath remolded. The older homes here in Old Town are beautiful to be sure, but sometimes the kitchen or bath(s) is outdated […]