February Pets of the Month

February 2017 Issue     Maisy (A069780): Meet the magnificent Maisy! This pretty little hound is bound to brighten your day in any kind of weather! If you’re looking for a friend to help you get through the winter, Maisy just might be the girl you are looking for! She does well with other dogs, […]

On the Road

New friends and fans of the Old Town Crier, Sam and Matilda Bowden, carried their November copy of the OTC to France when they went to visit Matila’s parents in France. Pictured here is Matildas father, Mr. Henry Cochet, holding up the magazine in front of the famous Brasserie Saint Maurice in beautiful Annecy, France […]

On The Road

  The Old Town Crier didn’t make it too far down the road last month! One of our favorite mixologists, Mitchell Hughes of Landini Brothers Restaurant in Old Town Alexandria fame, entertained two fine Scottish lasses with the December issue during Scottish Walk Weekend. This photo by Chester Simpson was just too good not to […]

Publishers Notes

By Bob Tagert      Well we barely made it through an election and are coming up on the end of 2016. Lord knows what our world will be like next year this time, but I for one have had enough of political discord. Let us all look forward to the holiday season and time with […]

Publishers Notes

By Bob Tagert As we were putting the finishing touches on the November issue, our designer’s computers crashed, which set us back three days. However it did give us the chance to attend the Halloween party at Stoney’s Broomes Island. Here I am with Jeannie Stone or more affectionately…”Puss in Boots”. It was a great […]

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 joints back […]

RT’s Restaurant

RT’s Restaurant By Bob Tagert   This months’ restaurant takes us away from Old Town and out of the heart of Alexandria to the wilds of Arlandria on Mount Vernon Avenue. RT’s is a short distance from the ever popular Birchmere Music Hall and is pretty much the only place to fine dine in the […]

Veterans Day and D.C.’s Memorials

By Bob Tagert   Veterans Day and D.C.’s Memorials   This month we decided it would be a great opportunity to revisit the war memorials and military memorials in our Nations Capital area. The crisp fall is perfect for a brisk walk around D.C. and most of the tourists are gone or certainly in smaller […]

On the Road

Old Town Crier loyal reader and friend, Charlie Lanham, visited Eyre Square in Ireland where JFK made his famous speech in June of 1963 just 5 months before his assassination. The flags in the background represent the original 14 tribes of Galway which were merchant families that dominated trade with Europe in the 1600’s. After […]

Fit Ball Leg Curl

By Ryan Unverzagt This month’s exercise is the FitBall Leg Curl. This exercise focuses on the hamstrings, but also involves the glutes, low-back, and spinal extensor muscles. Begin by lying flat on your back with your legs straight. Position the center of the FitBall underneath your heels. Lift the hips up by contracting your glutes […]