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By Bob Tagert        Well…we made it into spring even though as I write this, the high is barely going to hit the mid 40’s. At least the sun is out and it is Cherry Blossom season. Peak bloom was predicted for March 14th, a record, and then the cold hit and destroyed half […]

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By Bob Tagert     So far we have escaped with no major snowstorms this winter. I think that to guarantee that there will be none the rest of the way is for me to buy a snow shovel to replace the one I broke shoveling last January’s snow. I will just keep my fingers […]

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By Bob Tagert   In this New Year we will begin the 30th year of bringing the Old Town Crier to our readers. Our first issue debuted in January of 1988. A lot has changed since that first issue. Over the years we have expanded our distribution to other Old Towns in our region but […]

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By Bob Tagert      Well we barely made it through an election and are coming up on the end of 2016. Lord knows what our world will be like next year this time, but I for one have had enough of political discord. Let us all look forward to the holiday season and time with […]

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By Bob Tagert As we were putting the finishing touches on the November issue, our designer’s computers crashed, which set us back three days. However it did give us the chance to attend the Halloween party at Stoney’s Broomes Island. Here I am with Jeannie Stone or more affectionately…”Puss in Boots”. It was a great […]

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By Bob Tagert         Nice weather has finally arrived and the heat of summer is becoming a memory. As fall creeps in the time for outdoor events and festivals are in the air. In addition to the 14th Annual King Street Arts Festival and Art on the Avenue (Oct. 1st) that are happening here […]

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The first day of summer was June 20th and the heat was upon us, so I decided that for this month’s road trip I would stay close to Alexandria with a few excursions a few more miles out. Interviewing John Kenneth Zwerling was a walk down memory lane (we are about the same age and […]

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By Bob Tagert Yeah Man!!! As I write this, the sun is shining and it is warm – in fact it is almost 90 degrees outside. It is about time. This weekend I will finally be able to go sailing for the first time this season. Speaking of sailing…well at least water….be sure check out […]

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By Bob Tagert After a very slow start to 2016 our advertising content is beginning to pick up. The spring and fall months are always the most active. Recovering from winter always leads to adventures. This month I wrote about one of my favorite escapes…Solomons Island at the southern tip of Calvert County in Maryland. […]

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By Bob Tagert It looks like spring and nice weather is finally here. Now is a great time to take a drive to the mountains. That is just what I wrote about in this month’s Road Trip. I basically retraced my distribution route every month when we deliver the Old Town Crier. There are great […]