The Gift of Letting Go

By Lori Welch Brown   The Gift of Letting Go My brothers and I laid our beloved father to rest on December 19, 2020.  It was a lovely service complete with military honors and a chorus of Amazing Grace.  When he died on December 10 from complications due to COVID-19, he was 19 days shy […]

Road Tripping in 2020

By Bob Tagert Road Tripping in 2020 As most of you know, we take a road trip each month and write about our destinations in this space. I has been our custom to highlight our previous year’s treks in the January issue each year. We do this for two reasons. One is that it is […]

On the Road

Feb – Rhine River, Europe Mar – Chandler, Arizona Apr – Philippines June – Kitty Hawk, North Carolina July – Headwaters of the Mississippi Sept – Playa del Carmen, Mexico Oct – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Nov – Oxford, England Dec – Itasca State Park, Minnesota     On the Road Recap 2020 was pretty […]

Pets of the Month January 2021

Adopt by appointment at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria! In-shelter and virtual appointments are available at View all of our adoptable animals at Ace, Adult, Neutered Male, Black and White Domestic Short Hair Ace is the sweetest, cow-spotted boy you’ll ever meet! Sit with him and he’ll immediately cuddle up on your lap, […]

Guiding a Guide

By Steve Chaconas Fulfilling a New Year’s Resolution, fly fishing was on the table for 2020. Our fifth annual two-day small mouth bass fishing trip with Captain Matt Miles almost never happened. Traditionally my buddy Alan Friedlander and I schedule a trek to Lynchburg Virginia in August. However our trip last year was postponed due […]

Make a New Year’s Resolution for Your Pet

Make a New Year’s Resolution for Your Pet By Cindy McGovern It’s a safe bet that many New Year’s resolutions fell by the wayside this year with all eyes focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. This January provides another opportunity to take stock, evaluate what you would like to change, and resolve to accomplish those goals. […]

Managing your investments during difficult times

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Managing your investments during difficult times In recent times, the combination of a pandemic, economic difficulties, political unrest, and natural disasters have all presented their respective challenges. Besides grappling with the near-term effects of these situations, investors may be wondering what effect these events could have on their investments. […]

The best laid plans…need not be original

Urban Garden By Jacqueline Murphy The best laid plans…need not be original January is an excellent month in several ways. The days are noticeably longer, most houseguests have vacated your premises, many orchids are in bloom, plus this month marks the beginning of a brand new decade. This is a great time to take a […]

Taking Care of Tannenbaum!!

Taking Care of Tannenbaum!! Christmas is coming! The presents have been purchased – most of them anyway – and now is the time to start thinking about that tree. Christmas trees come in all shapes and sizes, from the huge natural tree that towers above the White House lawn every season to little artificial ones […]

Pets of the Month

Pets of the Month Your holiday shopping can support animals in need at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria! Learn more about gifts that bring smiles to people and animals at Your gifts support adoptable animals like Princess Peach, Claire, Tank and many more! Schedule an appointment to meet any of our adoptable animals […]