Solomons Island…Open Year Round!

Solomons Island…Open Year Round!   Even though the internationally known Tiki Bar on Solomons Island closes for the winter the rest of the town is pretty much open for business. The restaurants might alter their menus to include some cold weather items but that crab cake is always a great choice year round. The cold […]

Old Man Winter Has Arrived & MAGFest Is Here!

Old Man Winter Has Arrived & MAGFest Is Here! As I write this the day after Christmas, it is barely 30 degrees outside. A little nippy to take in the last of the holiday hoopla here in the Harbor as far as I’m concerned but looking out my balcony window I see lots of people […]

“Old Year’s Night,” New Year’s Day

“Old Year’s Night,” New Year’s Day by Jeff McCord As years go….2017 will be remembered by many Virgin Islanders as the worst of their lives. It provides little consolation that the cause of the grief was Mother Nature rather than the usual culprits of war and greed. This December 31st, the West Indian notion of […]

Christmas On the Potomac 2017- Better than Ever!

By Lani Gering Christmas On the Potomac 2017 – Better than Ever! I am officially in the holiday spirit now! The tree lighting here in the Harbor took place a little bit early for my taste (November 12th) but I have to admit that it did give me a nudge toward getting psyched up for […]

December National Harbor Calendar

Ongoing In the Harbor   Saturdays through December 23rd   1 – 2 pm – Live Holiday Entertainment on the Plaza 1 – 3 pm – Street Performers throughout the Harbor 2 – 4 pm – Santa at the Carousel & Capitol Wheel   Holiday Movies on the Big Screen On the Plaza 2 – […]

Hurricanes and the Solace of the Witnesses

Hurricanes and the Solace of the Witnesses By Jeff McCord Last week my wife, accompanied by a knowledgeable friend, left our Blue Ridge cabin refuge to visit St. John and appraise the damage to our home. Ours is fixable. Many aren’t. She aptly described the mood on-island: “There’s so much destruction that one has to […]

Dockside Digs

Dockside Digs by Molly Winans With the Farmers Almanac prediction of a “hard” winter in our area this year, we thought it prudent to relay some tales from the blizzard of 2009. Following are some really good tips to make riding out the storm easier or maybe just a little fun! You wake up snug […]

At What Price Love?

By Julie Reardon At What Price Love? I have the dubious distinction of owning the largest bill in the history of the Life Center, a Leesburg emergency and critical care veterinary center. In just 30 days, costs of surgeries and care to repair the injuries of a young dog that was hit by a car […]

Heading into the Holidays!

Heading into the Holidays! By Lani Gering Well……I re-read my November columns from the last few years and it seems that there is a common theme. Every year I try to do my best to avoid starting up with the Holiday Hype – with the exception of Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving – but this year […]

Caribbean Recovery Right Around the Corner (Almost)

Caribbean Recovery Right Around the Corner (Almost) By Jeff McCord   Signs of a slow but steady recovery are sprouting across the U.S. Virgin Islands. A month and a half following the direct hit by Hurricane Irma, a de facto Category 6 storm, and the hard grazing by Cat 5 Maria, the mountainsides are greening, […]