Jack Sharp – Right Around the Bend

By Bob Tagert Jack Sharp – Right Around the Bend I have travelled Route 522 between Front Royal and the wineries of Rappahannock and Fauquier Counties from the late 60’s on my motorcycle up until today as I deliver the Old Town Crier to this area each month. In all that time, I have never […]

She Screamed Like a Banshee

Personality Profile By Serena Ó Longáin She Screamed Like a Banshee What is a Banshee? Banshee (Bean-Sidhe) means ‘Faerie woman’.  A Banshee is known in Ireland as a female spirit who wails outside a home to warn of the imminent death of a family member.  Often heard before she is seen, her wailing is so […]

Jim Seeley…Singing & Cruising Through Life

Jim Seeley…Singing & Cruising Through Life If you have been in Old Town Alexandria for any length of time you may have, at some point, run into Jim Seeley at one of the piano bars over the years or maybe on stage at the Little Theatre of Alexandria. I first met Jim at the Morrison […]

John Pann – A Man of Many Talents

John Pann – A Man of Many Talents There aren’t many people that you meet and everyone else seems to like. My late partner with the Old Town Crier, David Underwood, was like that. Always a great attitude, always a smile and always asking “Hi, how are you?”. John Pann is like that! When the […]

Fabulous Felines – Peppercorn, Remy & Lulu

Purrsonality Profile By Lani Gering Fabulous Felines – Peppercorn, Remy & Lulu June is officially “Adopt –A-Cat” or more specifically “Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat” month and we normally publish info about it in the Points on Pets section so you may wonder why this info is appearing in the space that normally houses the Personality Profile. Well, since […]

Interview With The Easter Bunny…Uncut

By Old Town Crier Interview With The Easter Bunny…Uncut With the onset of COVID-19 we weren’t able to conduct a face to face interview with any of the cool people in our region so we went to the internet for a bit of help. This file was submitted by Lanette Curington to the Lauderdale County […]

Tap Those ASSets: Emerging from ‘Prison’ to Becoming an Entrepreneur, Investor, and Savings Passionista

L. Tia Blount is a force to be reckoned with. I met Tia a few weeks ago after I had been eavesdropping on the conversation she was having sitting next to me and she immediately had me in awe. In the course of the 26 years that I have been associated with the Old Town […]

Patricia Palermino: American Folk Artist

Patricia Palermino American Folk Artist We have known Pat Palermino for many years here in Alexandria and began using her artwork on the cover of the Old Town Crier in the mid 1990’s. Her art work has been associated with Alexandria and Old Town for well over 25 years. Palermino is self-taught and began painting […]

Scott Shaw-A Man on the Go!

By Bob Tagert Scott Shaw – A Man On the Go! You may have seen him walking around Old Town going from his office in Founders Hall to one of his restaurants, or attending a media briefing along the waterfront regarding the new Tall Ship Providence. He is not flamboyant, but is always on the […]

Rick “Cardo” Casey aka “Spring Break”

By Bob Tagert Rick “Cardo” Casey aka “Spring Break” Many of you may remember our friend Rick Casey from his days of writing “My Favorite Places” in the Old Town Crier. Rick had established himself within the hospitality business with his company Capitol Representation, and we shared office space at 112 South Patrick for many […]