Dawn Richardson…A True Beach Babe

By Bob Tagert   Dawn Richardson…A True Beach Babe   One of the great things about owning this publication for thirty years is the chance to meet and write about the fascinating people who live in this region. Such is this month’s personality profile…Dawn Richardson. Dawn was born and raised in North Beach and currently […]

Howell Crim – Wooden Boat Builder, Mechanic & Captain

By Bob Tagert   Howell Crim – Wooden Boat Builder, Mechanic & Captain          Just like our Business Profile, this month’s Personality Profile is another local guy. Howell Crim grew up in the Hollin Hall area of Alexandria and attended Fort Hunt High School down the GW Parkway. Crim developed his taste for boats […]

Kenneth Widhalm: Pilot & Prospector

By Bob Tagert Kenneth Widhalm Pilot & Prospector      During the NFL playoff games this past month, I was at one of my favorite watering holes, Stoney’s Kingfisher on Solomons Island, Maryland. Watching the action was a gentleman in a Denver Bronco jacket. My business partner here at the Crier is an avid Broncos […]

Ray “Deak” Deakins

By Bob Tagert   Ray “Deak” Deakins An American Highlander   One of the fun things about owning this publication is all of the cool people that I have met and interviewed over the years. This month is no exception. When I attended the Christmas Parade in Little Washington, Virginia the beginning of December, I […]

Mike “Sperm Whale” Critz

Mike “Sperm Whale” Critz DJ, Bartender and Event Impresario If you had been in the metro area restaurant and bar scene in the late 70’s into the 80’s you would have no doubt had your favorite go-to establishment and a favorite bartender. Back in those days, bartenders were king. The places themselves were different. The […]

Charlotte Hall: Queen of the Potomac Rivah/Swamp Boogie Queen

Charlotte Hall Queen of the Potomac River This will be a fun article. I have known Charlotte for many years yet in many ways I hardly knew her. Over the years we have both been on different merchant group committees, however she carried it a bit further and was a member of just about every […]

Bill Ross – Boat Captain, Restaurateur, Friend

By Bob Tagert Bill Ross – Boat Captain, Restaurateur, Friend This will be fun. I have known Bill Ross since the mid 1980’s and we have spent many days on sailboats both large and small. He has been an integral part of the fabric of Alexandria in business, volunteering and charity work for the last […]

John Kenneth Zwerling

John Kenneth Zwerling        It is 1965; Ensign John Zwerling is on active duty with the Navy in Vietnam commanding his landing craft. Bullets are flying and explosions are ringing in your ears. Sweat, anticipation and fear gripped everyone. “Vietnam was like being in a movie,” Zwerling tells me. “You know, I always wanted […]

Rick Myllenbeck – Owner, Wine Boss & Mystery Man

By Bob Tagert   Rick Myllenbeck – Owner, Wine Boss & Mystery Man   Rick Myllenbeck, owner of Sonoma Cellars in Old Town is truly a guy on the move. An adventure seeker with a flair for technology, Myllenbeck has found a way to combine the two throughout his life. Growing up in Silicon Valley […]

By Bob Tagert Dr. Susanne Mackie Lee One thing about living in the Washington D.C. metro area, you meet a lot of people from various backgrounds, and some of these people are not what they appear to be. Such is the case of Susanne Mackie Lee. I first met Susanne along with her husband, Sang […]

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