Baltimore Museum of Industry- Join the Industrial Evolution!

By Bob Tagert Baltimore Museum of Industry – Join the Industrial Evolution! We were invited to attend the Distillery Showcase presented by the Maryland Distillers Guild on June 25th. We had tickets to see the Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton perform at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons that Sunday so we decided to […]

September Pets of the Month

Bob the Cat Meet the bodacious Bob! This big, beautiful boy is looking for a best buddy who loves munching on tasty snacks and napping the day away. Bob is partially blind, but don’t let that label fool you! He gets around great and needs no special care, just an extra-large litter box. During his […]

On the Road

The OTC’s own Caribbean Connection writer, Jeff McCord, is sitting outside of “Fred’s Bar” in the cozy piazza of Moncalvo, in the Piedmont region of Italy. Moncalvo is called “The Littlest City in Italy,” so named because even though it is town-sized, the forefathers applied for and received a city charter. It is a medieval […]

From the Garden to the Party

From the Garden to the Party By Melinda Myers Make every meal a special event by bringing the garden to the table. Serve your favorite dishes made from homegrown ingredients. Then allow guests to add their own herbal seasonings right from the garden or container. Start by growing the ingredients for your favorite recipes and […]

Area Advocacy Organizations Bring Animals and Volunteers Together

Area Advocacy Organizations Bring Animals and Volunteers Together By Cindy McGovern “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”—Oscar Wilde It’s estimated that 7 million animals are taken to U.S. shelters every year. No one knows the exact number, because there is no requirement to report it. But suffice to say, […]

King Street Cats Adoption Calendar for Sept 2017

King Street Cats Adoption Calendar for Sept 2017     For details please see our Website: Or contact us via email at:   King Street Cats 25 Dove Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 Every Saturday and Sunday from 1.30pm-4.30pm   Petvalu Bradlee Shopping Center, 3652 King St, Alexandria, VA 22302 Every first and third […]

A Label-Less World

By Lori Welch Brown   A Label-Less World As a professional organizer and Virgo, I love labels. They can magically transform a closet or file cabinet. Labels work great for sifting through piles and identifying ‘like’ things. The Container Store has made a business out of categorizing and labeling. Praise be to bins and label […]

Take a Jig Swimming

By Steve Chaconas   Take a Jig Swimming   When the FLW Tour brought 160 top professional bass anglers to the Potomac River, anglers wanted to know where and how they fished. Many fished community holes. Most locals already knew swimming a jig is the best way to cover the river’s massive grass beds.   […]

Help Take the Guesswork Out of Choosing Investments

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Help Take the Guesswork Out of Choosing Investments Asset allocation is a strategy that can help take the guesswork out of choosing investments for your portfolio. Instead of putting all your eggs in one basket, you spread your eggs (dollars) among a variety of baskets (stocks, bonds, and cash). […]

On Watch- Solomon’s Island, Revisited

By Beth Jannery   This past month Beth Jannery submitted a road trip for consideration. Solomons, Maryland is a favorite destination of ours as well as many others from northern Virginia and I write about southern Maryland often. The approach is different than I would take and made me think in different terms. My sailboat […]