“Call Me Jon” Peterson

By Frances Killpatrick                 “Call Me Jon” Peterson   Jon Peterson was recently named CEO of Peterson Companies – now one of the largest privately held real estate companies in the Washington, D.C. area. In addition to National Harbor, their developments include Fairfax Corner, Fair Lakes, Virginia Gateway, Downtown Silver Spring, Burke Center, and Tysons McLean […]

From Circus to Surgery And Back – Dr. Neil Kahanovitz

By Sherrie Cunningham From Circus to Surgery And Back – Dr. Neil Kahanovitz 2017 was a tough year for the circus.  After 146 years of performances, with Washington, DC as an annual stop, Ringling Brothers called it quits.  And the more intimate Big Apple Circus filed for bankruptcy, after entertaining audiences of all ages for […]

Chou Chou Scantlin- Blissfully Being

By Lani Gering Chou Chou Scantlin – Blissfully Being Chou Chou Scantlin is a force to be reckoned with. If any of you are remotely familiar with Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchestra, you know that Chou Chou is the heart of the show. Doc and his band of merry men and women have […]

Franny the K

Franny the K   In honor of our 30th year, we thought it only appropriate to revisit a profile of one of our very favorite people on this earth who is also one of our very first writers of 30 years. The original profile was written in 2006 and much of it is reprinted in […]

Aladdin – The Christmas Camel – Is On the Farm

By Lani Gering Aladdin – The Christmas Camel – Is On the Farm While we love our two legged celebrities – the likes of Barney Barnwell who was featured in the November issue – there is something about a 4 legged dromedary that has graced the grounds of Historic Mount Vernon during the holidays for […]

Barney Barnwell is Passin’ It On!

By Lori Welch Brown Barney Barnwell is Passin’ It On! Life is so busy that you barely have time for a yoga class let alone time to get to know your neighbors, right? Sure you wave as you drive past, buy Girl Scout cookies from their daughter, pass out Halloween candy to their lil’ goblins […]

Michael Strutton – Music Man by Night, Entrepreneur by Day

By Bob Tagert Michael Strutton – Music Man by Night, Entrepreneur by Day As I have said before, by writing this column I have met many interesting folks over the past 29 years, and this month is no exception. When I heard that the former Trattoria da Franco Restaurant here in Old Town Alexandria had […]

Linda K. Glover- It ain’t about the dress.

By Bob Tagert Linda K. Glover- It ain’t about the dress. I have said it numerous times, “Ever since we started writing about personalities thirty years ago, I am continually amazed how many interesting folks we have met”. We have met them everywhere but, like this month, our profile is about another person we met […]

From Piano to Politics to Piano! Hunter Lang – A Rare Talent

By Bob Tagert From Piano to Politics to Piano! Hunter Lang – A Rare Talent This month’s profile is a real treat. Last week we ventured into Georgetown to see Hunter Lang perform at the Georgetown Piano Bar on M Street. This brought back a lot of memories as friends and I would ride our […]

Christopher Ulllman: Whistling his Own Tune!

By Bob Tagert Christopher Ullman: Whistling his Own Tune! After 30 years, I am still amazed at all of the incredible individuals we have met writing this Personality Profile column and this month is no exception. Chris Ullman is a Managing Director and the Director of Global Communications for the Carlyle Group, an asset management […]