Publishers Notes

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 […]

Publishers Notes

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 […]

Publisher’s Notes

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 […]

Publisher’s Notes

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 […]

Publisher’s Notes

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 […]

Publisher’s Notes

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. […]

Publisher’s Notes

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 […]

Buddha

Instead of the usual Publishers Notes highlighting the contents of this issue, this will be more of a tribute to our recently deceased office kitty…Buddha. I am not really known as a cat lover…I have always preferred dogs, however I got lucky a few times. Over the years I have actually had two cats find […]

Publisher’s Notes

By Bob Tagert I am writing this on January 29th. One week ago the Blizzard of 2016 fell upon us. I was stuck here for two and a half days with only one bottle of wine. Snow, cold and 30 knot winds were the norm. Next week the temps are predicted to be in the […]

Publisher’s Notes

Well we have made it another year. After 28 years in business, we begin year 29 with the issue that you hold in your hand. As a lot of you know, what started out as idle talk one afternoon at Bullfeathers Restaurant (where O’Connell’s is today), has become one of the region’s most widely read […]