A Holiday to Remember: If Only for the Lesson in Gratitude

Open Space By Lori Welch Brown A Holiday to Remember If Only for the Lesson in Gratitude I have to admit, I’ve experienced some pretty crappy holidays.  Ghosts of Christmas’ past still haunt me.  Too many years to count as a single adult vanquished to the kiddie table.  The year Mom was sick, and I […]

Publishers Notes November 2020

Publishers Notes As I write this I look out the window and realize that I need to get the leaf blower out and clean the sidewalk out front from the leaves that have fallen since I last blew the leaves away two days ago. Change is in the air. Elections are this month and the […]

Publisher’s Notes October 2020

By Bob Tagert It is now officially autumn and – like this year has run – as soon as Labor Day hit, the temperature dropped 40 degrees. It has stayed very pleasant with a few bouts of moisture generated by the hurricanes that hit the southern coast. With cool weather here and getting colder over […]

Publishers Notes September 2020

Publishers Notes By Bob Tagert Will we ever get a break from this heat? September, hopefully will begin more fall like weather. Can’t wait to get out on the water without feeling like I’m being parboiled. Fall sailing is the best. I would like to welcome our friends and former clients, John and Holli Todhunter, […]

Publisher’s Notes August 2020

By Bob Tagert I sure am glad that July is over. With a record of over 90 degree days, I am looking forward to a cooler month in August. Hopefully I will be able to get a little sailing in on the beautiful waters around Solomons Island, Maryland. Because of the July heat we decided […]

Publishers Notes July 2020

Publishers Notes July 2020 Well folks, we have made it through another Coronavirus month and I hope everyone is well. To releave your boredom, take a virtual trip with us to Ocracoke, NC, the Virginia wineries and places in between. To easily practice social distancing, our Road Trip will take you to beautiful Ocracoke Island. […]

Publisher’s Notes June 2020

We have been through two months of quarantine and now restrictions are being relaxed. Some of our shops are reopening with limited customers and the restaurants are beginning to seat a percentage of customers. I, for one, will do what I can to protect myself and others within reason. I hope you do the same. […]

Publisher’s Notes

Here’s to a Happy Easter! Lani and Bob Publishers Notes April 2020 In January of 1988, I wrote my first publishers notes for the very first issue of the Old Town Crier. Although we paid for the first issue with a credit card, we were full of hope and excited about growing our publication with […]

Publisher’s Notes

This last month we experienced rather nice weather for a February – good mixture of sun and rain with very little cold. I can deal with that but you never know what Mother Nature might throw at us in March. What we do have in March, however, is the most popular parade of the year, […]

Publisher’s Notes February 2020

By Bob Tagert As we welcome February, the weather has been pretty dry and reasonably to unseasonally warm. Hopefully February will continue that trend. I wanted to give a shout out to our friend and local Alexandria talent, Johnny Artis who recently underwent heart surgery. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to him. I […]