It May Be Time to Consider a Rural Lifestyle

It May Be Time to Consider a Rural Lifestyle By Shannon Gilmore and Meg Mullery Dream about moving to a rural area and owning a “farmette” or hobby farm with vegetable and flower gardens, chickens and even horses?  We live that dream every day in beautiful Western Loudoun where we enjoy our horses, dogs, cats, […]

Alexandria Cars & Coffee

By Bob Tagert On July 26th, I attended my first Alexandria Cars & Coffee event at TJ Stones restaurant. I was familiar with this event since I have a few friends who bring their antique/historic cars to these gatherings. This was the first one at TJ’s and it was well attended. Cars range from new […]

What Do You Know About Flag Day?

By Kathryn deBros What Do You Know About Flag Day? You may not know it, but June 14th is National Flag Day this year. Make this the year you can impress some of your friends with these little-known facts about this important day. Although this holiday doesn’t get a lot of attention, once you’ve given […]

“Keep Your Distance and Wash Those Hands!”

“Keep Your Distance and Wash Those Hands!” By Lani Gering This is the first time since I started “helping” David and Bob with the Old Town Crier in November of 1994 that I have felt the need to editorially contribute something other than my normal assignments – ie Profiles, the Harbor section, etc. I have […]

Are You A Good Mother?

Are You A Good Mother?   What makes good mothers? It is a pertinent question whose answer cannot be contained within a few words. Mothers comprise of a bundle of emotions that sometimes defy reason. So this goes out to all the mothers who have kept awake all night with their sick toddlers in their […]

Beware the Ides of March…But Why??

Beware the Ides of March…But Why?? By Martin Stezano It’s unlikely even Shakespeare could have predicted how his famous phrase would have evolved. Not only did William Shakespeare’s words stick, they branded the phrase with a dark and gloomy connotation that will forever make people uncomfortable. It’s probable that many people who use the phrase today […]

History of Veterans Day

History of Veterans Day World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, […]

Mayflower Myths

Mayflower Myths “The reason that we have so many myths associated with Thanksgiving is that it is an invented tradition. It doesn’t originate in any one event. It is based on the New England puritan Thanksgiving, which is a religious Thanksgiving, and the traditional harvest celebrations of England and New England and maybe other ideas […]