Woman’s Suffrage Amendment

by ©2019 Sarah Becker Woman’s Suffrage Amendment When the enslaved rebelled against their master[s] they struggled.  To struggle, as defined by The Oxford American Dictionary: (1) make forceful or violent efforts to get free of restraint.  (2) try hard under difficulties.  (3) contend, fight.  (4) make one’s way with difficulty.  (5) have difficulty gaining recognition […]

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 […]

Alexandria July Events 2019

June Events 6th ALX Pride 2019 Mix & Mingle 7 to 9 p.m. Admission: Free Torpedo Factory Art Center 105 N. Union Street 703-746-4570 torpedofactory.org Celebrate D.C.’s Capital Pride with a special mix-and-mingle evening in Alexandria. Enjoy the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s studios as you get to know others from the local LGBTQIA community. 6th […]

Living in 15-minute Increments

Living in 15-minute Increments By Eileen Wacker I am the mother of four kids, aged 8 to 14 years old, and trying to launch a business.  I live life in 15-minute increments. Our house wakes up at 6:00 a,m. during the week. Getting everyone to eat something is a challenge so I let them eat […]

Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 by Todd Snider

High Notes By Ron Powers Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 by Todd Snider On Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 Todd Snider employs the great forms of Folk, Blues, and Country to frame his views on life, love, and politics. Using bare-bone arrangements, Snider continues in the centuries-old tradition of American Roots music and brings us […]

Tall Ship Providence Coming to Alexandria

By Bob Tagert The cover of the first Old Town Crier printed in January 1988 featured the Schooner Alexandria, which at the time was the resident ship and sailing ambassador for the City of Alexandria. The Alexandria has been gone from our waterfront for a long time, but soon Alexandria will acquire a new tall […]

A Few Reasons to Consider Downsizing in 2019

A Few Reasons to Consider Downsizing in 2019 By Marty Basher In case you haven’t noticed, there is a real emphasis lately on the value of acquiring experiences instead of things. The point is to have the money to be able to travel or attend events, go back to school or play more sports. None […]

The Earth is getting Hot….

by ©2018 Sarah Becker The Earth is getting Hot… …the politics even hotter. Do Americans adapt to climate change—as President Donald Trump’s environmental policies suggest—or do local, state and federal governments mitigate? Most U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are human roused—the result of burning fossil fuels (coal, oil, gas) for heat, electricity and transportation. Greenhouse gases […]

Behind the Bar: Andy Gillies

Andy Gillies Public House Bar & Restaurant 199 Fleet Street National Harbor 240-493-6120 Publichousenationlharbor.com   Andy is behind the bar Monday through Friday days.   How did you get started in the bartending business?   I got started out in the business through my Dad – best known as “Russian Mike”. He owned a few […]

Pandemic Spanish Flu of 1918

by ©2018 Sarah Becker   Pandemic Spanish Flu of 1918 Hospital reports of nursing shortages are nothing new.  Neither is flu season.  Influenza is a communicable, highly contagious, disease transmitted through droplet infection–or—by touching articles contaminated with infected nasaldischarge.  Contaminated hands, hand railings, enclosed air systems, populated school buses and military barracks are all breeding […]