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, […]

To Sail or Not to Sail

To Sail or Not To Sail by Molly Winans You really shouldn’t go sailing today. Your cell phone’s Weatherbug app predicts sunshine and a high of 65 degrees. Accu-Weather forecasts 10 to 15 knots from the west, with gusts up to 20. The skipper’s swapping out the genoa for the slimmer “winter” jib so that […]

Donate to help St. John

St. John Rescue   St. John Rescue a non-profit organization, incorporated on November 30, 1996, is an all-volunteer non-profit organization on the small island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands dedicated to providing emergency rescue and medical support services to the St. John’s EMS, Police, Fire, National Park and Health Clinic personnel.   […]

The Butterfly Effect

By Molly Winans The Butterfly Effect “It’s good luck,” I said to my beau, as I saw the butterfly flying astern of us with his wings orange and black against the blue sky. Or were praying mantises the lucky creatures? Butterflies signified transformation? As we passed Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse in 13 knots of breeze, […]

SHOTGUN WEDDING IN RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY: English driven shooting meets Old Virginia

SHOTGUN WEDDING IN RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY: English driven shooting meets Old Virginia by Julie Reardon No, we won’t be regaling you with the unions fathers suggested to boyfriends of their pregnant young daughters. This marriage is the perfect combination of shooting and country sport at a new venue in rural Rappahannock County, about 90 minutes southwest […]

National Harbor October Calendar

National Harbor Calendar 10-17   The Plaza is a Busy Place!   FREE FITNESS CLASSES   On the Plaza Through October   Participate in a free fitness classes on the Plaza brought to you by No Excuse Workout. All classes run from 7-8 pm except Saturday morning yoga that runs from 10-11 am.   Mondays […]

From the Old Town Crier

From the Old Town Crier The US Virgin Islands hold a very soft spot in our hearts, most specially St. John. It is our favorite island getaway. We have long time friends living on the island who lost everything in the after math of both hurricanes Irma and Maria. Some of them transplants from Virginia. […]

Caribbean Apocalypse and Recovery

Caribbean Apocalypse and Recovery By Jeff McCord Natural catastrophes bring out the best and worst in people. Most band together, help others and even risk life and limb to save strangers from harm. A few, though, prey on weak individuals and the weakened society. By any measure, Category Five plus Hurricane Irma inflicted catastrophic damage […]

National Harbor

By Lani Gering   Man…Oh…Man…..looks like it’s going to be a quiet month around here until the Halloween celebration on the 29th! In fact, I’m not sure I have enough material to work with to fill a whole column. I guess what is really happening is that everyone is taking a deep breath and preparing […]