Mother Knows Best

Points on Pets By Lisa Velenovsky In China, a new mother cradles her tiny baby constantly, giving her the care and attention a helpless newborn needs. Another mom, this one in Africa, gets a much-needed break when her women’s group watches over her baby while she rests. A hungry mom-to-be in the Pacific is fully […]

Mother’s Day Gifts Sure to Please

Mother’s Day Gifts Sure to Please By Melinda Myers Each year we set aside one day to honor mothers.  And each year we struggle to find the perfect gift to show them we care. Cut flowers are one of the most popular gifts. No dusting and maintenance required, and they are sure to generate a […]

Chasing Happiness aka Not Freaking the F Out

By Lori Welch Brown Chasing Happiness aka Not Freaking the F Out Mom—I sure do miss you.  I can’t believe it’s been 14 years since I was able to hug you or pick up the phone to talk.  And, trust me, I have wanted to talk to you so badly.  This past year has been […]

May Pets of the Month

Virtual adoptions are here at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria! To learn more about meeting your new best friend remotely and the other community services the AWLA is offering while observing best physical distancing practices, visit AlexandriaAnimals.org. Valley Boy, Senior, Male Red-Eared Slider Turtle My shell is about 6 inches wide, and I have the […]

Five Ways to Help Protect Your Family from Fraud

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Five Ways to Help Protect Your Family from Fraud From listening to music to ordering groceries, almost all aspects of our daily lives are connected to the Internet in some way. Nearly a third of Americans say they’re “almost constantly” online, with 81% using the Internet at least once […]

From Go Fish to Don’t Fish – This Virus Bites!

By Steve Chaconas Round the clock news coverage, toilet paper hoarding, just about every business closed, March came in like prespawn and went out with social distancing. Worse than muddy spring waters, Coronavirus put a halt to tournament fishing across the country. At a time when anglers should have been taking fish photos, the CDC […]

On the Road

Since our readers can’t travel very far for the time being, we are happy that our friend and Old Town Crier fan, Jackie Hall, who resides in Southern Maryland, took some time to celebrate with her dog Penny and catch up on some good news from Northern Virginia. We have been told that since this […]

Protect Your Landscape from Hungry Critters

By Melinda Myers Protect Your Landscape from Hungry Critters While you’re busy filling your landscape with beautiful flowers and scrumptious vegetables, the deer, rabbits and other wildlife are watching and waiting to move in to dine.  Don’t lose your beautiful investment to hungry animals.  Be proactive in keeping wildlife at bay, so you can grow […]

Think twice before adding a live animal to your Easter basket!

Think twice before adding a live animal to your Easter basket! By Cindy McGovern Sure, it’s adorable; an Easter basket with a baby rabbit, chick, or duckling peeking out.  Who wouldn’t want one?  Well, once the novelty and initial cuteness wear off, many people. According to the House Rabbit Society, rabbits are the third most […]

Pets of the Month

Since March 17, the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria has been operating by appointment only to prevent large groups of people gathering at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter. This may change depending on what is recommended as safest for our staff, volunteers and the community, so you can find our current status or set up an appointment […]