Holidays in the Harbor – 2018

By Lani Gering Holidays in the Harbor – 2018 I am officially in the holiday spirit now! The tree lighting here in the Harbor took place a little bit early for my taste but I have to admit that it did give me a nudge toward getting psyched up for the season. I will admit […]

Enchanting St. Thomas

Enchanting St. Thomas Though it’s only 32 square miles in size, St. Thomas has a million miles worth of things to do. Go shopping and sailing, snorkeling and sightseeing, or diving and dining. Enjoy the island’s world-renowned golf course, picture-perfect beaches and spectacular nightlife. Take the Skyride 700 feet above the city or climb the […]

Annmarie Garden in Lights!

Annmarie Garden in Lights! Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, announces the Annmarie Garden in Lights for the 2018 holiday season. This family-friendly light art event is a joyful outing for all ages – and has become a favorite Southern Maryland holiday tradition. The Garden is transformed with more than one million lights in […]

EYC Lights Parade Celebrates 30 Years!

EYC Lights Parade Celebrates 30 Years! The Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade, one of Annapolis’ signature events for more than 30 years, is just around the corner! For the third year, our hometown parade has been nominated as one of the USA Today 10 Best Readers Choice Holiday Parades in America! If any of you […]

Cut your own Christmas Tree

By Julie Reardon Cut your own Christmas Tree You may notice the cost of a live Christmas tree is a little higher this year. Fewer lots are open for business, and those that are open, have a smaller and pricier selection than in years past. That’s because we’re experiencing a shortage of available trees. This […]

You’re in the country now with the “Good Old Boys and their Coon Hounds.”

You’re in the country now with the “Good Old Boys and their Coon Hounds.” By Bob Tagert Southern Heritage Coon Hunting is a real thing and while most hunters go after deer, turkey and other wild creatures, there are a select dedicated few who hunt the racoon. It is more of a competition hunt and […]

Artists of Rappahannock

Fall Art Tour By Bob Tagert Artists of Rappahannock As you will learn in this issue, October is Virginia Wine Month and a perfect time to drive out to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Tailgating Virginia Wine Month is the 14th annual Fall Art Tour of the Artists of Rappahannock County the first weekend of November. […]

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 […]

Happy Trails To Neighbors In Orlean, VA

By Julie Reardon Happy Trails To Neighbors In Orlean, VA Long before any of them were acquainted with social networks online, a group of friends and neighbors envisioned opening a series of connected trails in Northwestern Fauquier County near the small village of Orlean. The group, mostly horseback riders and residents of two major roads […]

A Dinghy Diary

A Dinghy Diary by Molly Winans A few evenings ago, while docking after a sweet sail and sunset, a friend and I were on deck, preparing to retrieve dock lines, discussing nostalgia. I had just told the crew about how our stormy and then overcast trip home from Oxford felt autumnal to me, except for […]