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 […]

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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 […]

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Can you believe it? A new decade and 31 years of publishing The Old Town Crier is in the books. This month starts our 32nd year and our 373rd issue. That is a lot of stories and interviews. There are many people to thank who helped make this journey possible. They know who they are […]

Publishers Notes November 2019

By Bob Tagert Well folks, another year is drawing to a close. Unlike last year when we had so much rain that we were continually walking around in wet shoes, this year has been remarkably sunny, dry and pleasant. Let’s hope the rest of the fall is like this. This month welcome Scott Dicken to […]

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Fall has finally arrived and Halloween is fast approaching! The temps are gradually turning cooler, especially at night. The leaves in the higher elevations are beginning to turn to reds and yellows as farmers harvest the last of their crops. This is also true for the wineries of our area. This year is shaping up […]

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By Bob Tagert We thought July was a hot month. August certainly upheld the trend. As I write this, the weekend temps are in the low 80’s so maybe we are returning to a cooler pattern. September is an excellent month for sailing so for our Road Trip we joined our friends on the committee […]

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By Bob Tagert I have lived in this area for 68 years and I cannot remember sustained days of 100 degree temperatures like we had last month. Let’s hope August is more pleasant. Hopefully you are in a nice air conditioned space while you peruse this issue. In the From the Bay section we visited […]

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Publishers Notes July 2019 The dog days of summer are just around the corner but some serious heat is upon us now. Temps have begun to rise into the 90’s but luckily the rains have, for the most part, stayed away or just rained on Friday, leaving a nice weekend. Check out our Road Trip […]