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 […]

Keeping up the Motivation

By Nicole Flannigan Keeping up the Motivation Now that summer is in full swing and the days are getting hotter and longer it’s easier to find excuses not to exercise. For some people it’s an everyday battle just to get up and get to the gym, although I’m sure most of us find that once […]

“Broken” by lovelytheband

By Ron Powers “Broken” by lovelytheband   What a lovely band – “lovelytheband” consists of vocalist Mitchy Collins, guitarist Jordan Greenwald and drummer Sam Price. After meeting in a nightclub in West Hollywood in 2016, they formed lovelytheband, an Indie Rock band, and soon after had their hit single “Broken” released in April 2017. With […]

Everyone’s favorite park is waiting for your fall visit

Everyone’s favorite park is waiting for your fall visit By Julie Reardon Every fall, we try to share scenic drives people can enjoy within an hour or so from Alexandria where you can see peak fall colors and perhaps an interesting stop or winery to visit along the way. With more wineries and local markets […]

Howard Rogers – Maritime Artist and Renaissance Man

By Bob Tagert Howard Rogers – Maritime Artist and Renaissance Man Twenty-one years ago, the bridge over Spa Creek that connects Annapolis to Eastport, Maryland was closed for needed repairs. The bridge is the main connection between Annapolis and Eastport and having it closed insured that an economic loss was certain. A group of sailors […]

From the Trainer

From the Trainer by Ryan Unverzagt This month’s exercise is the FitBall Abdominal (Ab) Exchange. This is a great exercise for the rectus abdominus. The start position is shown in Figure 1. The FitBall is held off the floor with your arms extended straight above the head. Notice how the feet are also held above […]