Summertime is Winding Down….

By Lani Gering Summertime is Winding Down… The month of September hosts the final days of summer and the beginning of fall. Here in the Harbor that means that some of the events that make this a fun place to live and visit cease only to make way for upcoming holiday happenings. The Thursday “Date […]

National Harbor September Calendar

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 – CardioHIT Tuesdays – Kickboxing […]

Fall chores you can skip and those to do for a nice yard and garden next spring!

By Julie Reardon   Notes from a Lazy Farmer: Fall chores you can skip and those to do for a nice yard and garden next spring! Some people are out dividing unruly iris and daffodil patches and planting new bulbs right after Labor Day. Not me, it’s generally too hot for that and I’ve never […]

Virginia, a Base for Caribbean Privateers

By Jeff McCord Virginia, a Base for Caribbean Privateers A hundred years before Blackbeard and Captain Kidd sailed Virgin Island waters in the early 1700s, the first Queen Elizabeth backed privateers whose Caribbean successes made later pirates look like petty thieves.   With accumulated loot from Spanish ports and ships estimated to total more than 120 […]

Stayin’ Cool in the Casino!

By Lani Gering Stayin’ Cool in the Casino! It’s a numbers game here! 3 lively bars, 7 happy hours during the week, 8 full service restaurants, 9 food vendors in the National Market, a gorgeous 400 room hotel and spa, a 3,000 seat theater and 24 Hour Gaming – All under one “air conditioned” roof! […]

National Harbor Calendar August 2017

National Harbor Calendar 8-17   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 – CardioHIT Tuesdays […]

The Fruits of Summer

By Julie Reardon   The Fruits of Summer   Starting with strawberries in May, the gardens in the Blue Ridge offer up tasty treats all summer long, but the bounty of the harvest is most abundant in late summer, where there is almost an embarrassment of riches in the form of local fruits and vegetables, […]

Citizens and Governments Working Together to Save Caribbean Reefs

By Jeff McCord   Citizens and Governments Working Together to Save Caribbean Reefs   For years we have been “loving to death” a marvelous life form. The good news is that we are learning the errors of our ways in time to make a difference. Coral reefs are constructed by clusters of simple marine animals […]

Sittin’ Style

Sittin’ Style by Molly Winans One thing you do not hear sailors say is: “I can’t wait to go sailing on Saturday and spend six hours on my rear end.” That they are excited to get some fresh air, yes. Sun and wind on the face, definitely. Some solid sitting time? Sailors tend to skip […]

Revisiting the Hamilton the West Indian (not the Musical)

Revisiting Hamilton the West Indian (not the Musical) By Jeff McCord Clearly, the multi-cultural Caribbean shaped the views and life course of America’s “West Indian founding father.”   Alexander Hamilton’s youthful experiences with Afro-Europeans and varying religious beliefs and laws in a sea of islands controlled by competing nations informed his career. Then, as now, he […]