Publisher’s Notes

By Bob Tagert The days are getting shorter and less humid. It is a good time to take a road trip. This month we returned to one of our favorite places from years ago…Galesville and Deale Maryland and our favorite waterfront dining spots. The places we used to visit are a little more modern but […]

The West River and Beyond

The West River and Beyond   When we started the Old Town Crier thirty years ago, after each month’s delivery, we had a few days to take a break. These were mostly day trips although sometimes it was not advisable to drive back that night. One of our favorite destinations was the West River and […]

Behind the Bar: Kerry Nagle

Kerry Nagle Pirates Cove Dock Bar 4817 Riverside Drive Galesville, MD 410-867-2300 piratescovemd.com           Kerry mixes up a couple of West River shots! Coconut rum, fresh squeezed OJ, a splash of blue curaçao and topped with prosecco. How did you get started in the bartending business? I have been in the […]

Pets of the Month

Coco – Domestic Short Hair, Grey Tabby, Neutered Male, Adult Coco will always say hello to new friends! He greets anyone who stops by his office with his special meow and loves chin scratches and neck pets. Coco took a little time to come out of his shell when he arrived at the shelter, but […]

On The Road

Alexandria native, Greg Rucker takes the OTC to Ketchikan, Alaska! Greg accompanied his fiancée to the “Salmon Capital” of the world. While she attended job related functions, Greg was enjoying the sites and scenes – everything from salmon and lumberjacks, to seals and bears. He brought along something from home to keep him company – […]

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra 2018-19 Season

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra 2018-19 Season   BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONY NO. 7 James Ross, Music Director Alexander Kerr, violinist TORKE: Javelin DVOŘÁK: Romance in F minor SAINT-SAËNS: Introduction and Rondo capriccioso BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A major Saturday, September 29 th at 8:00 p.m. Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall Sunday, September 30th at 3:00 p.m. George Washington Masonic Memorial UPCOMING CONCERTS: MENDELSSOHN’S SCOTTISH […]

Five Minutes a Day Can Change Your Life

By Peggie Arvidson Five Minutes a Day Can Change Your Life   One of my nearest and dearest is participating in a triathlon as I’m writing this. Several months ago, when she announced this plan I was speechless. I admit I was awestruck – the enormity of a triathlon seemed insurmountable. My friend is active […]

Create a Healthy Foundation for Fall Plantings|

By Melinda Myers Create a Healthy Foundation for Fall Plantings| Fall is a great time to start a garden or renovate an existing planting bed. The soil is warm while the air is cool – a perfect combination for establishing new plantings. It is also a great time to prepare gardens for the next planting […]

SuperCon 2.0

SuperCon 2.0 By Ashley Schultz It comes to that time of year, where Ashley goes a little off topic, and discusses her ventures at “SuperCon.” Last year was the first year for “SuperCon,”in Raleigh, NC; it proved a success and this year undoubtedly reassured that it’s not only good for Raleigh, but good for those […]

Service animal or emotional support animal? There is a Big Difference.

By Cindy McGovern Service animal or emotional support animal? There is a Big Difference. “Thousands of blind like me abhor being dependent on others. Help me and I will help them. Train me and I will bring back my dog and show people here how a blind man can be absolutely on his own. We […]