Fall Eyes

Fall Eyes By Genevieve LeFranc Fewer things leave us feeling more refreshed than the first signs of autumn. Cold, foggy mornings with frosted grass; air that smells smoky, woodsy and crisp; and that tingling excitement that comes in anticipation of the holiday season and time spent with family. While we briefly mourn the loss of […]

Savings Strategies for the Gig Economy

Financial Focus By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Savings Strategies for the Gig Economy If you’re one of the growing legions of gig workers, freelancers, or commission-based employees, your income stream might feel a bit like a roller coaster. And that can make it tough to save for retirement. “More and more people are participating […]

Harvesting Through a Hurricane

By Doug Fabbioli Harvesting Through a Hurricane This game of grape growing and winemaking in the Mid-Atlantic region has its ups and downs. For the record, I believe this has been the hardest growing season I have encountered of my 22 seasons in Virginia. The rains, the heat, the humidity, the rain, the lack of […]

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 […]

Living Well In Our Advanced Age

Living Well In Our Advanced Age Today we are witnessing unprecedented growth in services to the aging.  And good reason – sources say people over 100 are one of the most rapidly growing demographic groups.   Locally, growth is fueled by a number of trends including a 32% increase in people 50+ over the next […]

How Social Media Comes Together for Animal Welfare

How Social Media Comes Together for Animal Welfare By Ashley Schultz Social media has always been known for its “virality”. For its capacity of blowing things up; for its mass reach. If it spreads on social media, it is big news. Social media also rips apart everyone, be it politicians, celebs, or even high profile […]

From Classical to EDM/ Dance Music – an Interview with G.H. Hat

By Ron Powers From Classical to EDM/ Dance Music – an Interview with G.H. Hat G.H. Hat is a rising star – a multi-genre producer, remixer, composer and performer having released songs in the Classical, EDM, Pop, and Dance Genres. Though he has released over 290 classical tracks, he is best known for his last two releases which have […]

The Farmers Market is Back With a New Twist!

By Lani Gering The Farmers Market Is Back With a New Twist! I was beginning to wonder if we were going to have the Farmers Market back or not since Memorial Day came and went and no sign of a market until the middle of last month. Clinton, Maryland based Miller Farms had the “corner […]

Al Fresco Dining

“Al Fresco Dining” With nice weather finally here, we thought it a good time to check out some of our favorite outdoor dining venues in and around Old Town Alexandria. The phrase “al fresco” is borrowed from Italian for “in the cool air”. Warm days and cool evenings make for a unique experience when it […]

WANTED: MOM…Apply Within

WANTED: MOM…Apply Within By: Caroline Simpson Job Title: Mother. Requirements: must be willing to work overtime for no additional compensation. Necessary Skills: patience, fortitude, and super-human ability to multitask. Salary: none but must be able to provide monthly (at least) payments to clients. Travel: yes – lots. Benefits: bedtime and the one day a year […]