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 […]

Live Your Beach Life

By Lori Welch Brown Live Your Beach Life In 2018, XXL and I were able to realize our dream of purchasing a second home near the ocean. We love it.  I mean, what’s not to love about being 250 steps from waves breaking on the sand? We are both native Alexandrians.  We love our city—especially […]

On The Road

Former Alexandrian, Captain Brian Buzzell, USN (retired) spent 3 weeks in the Philippines visiting some of his old stomping grounds where he used to race Columbia 22’s out of the Subic Naval Base Yacht Club 1991-92. This picture was taken at the Old US Naval Station Subic Bay at the Subic Bay Yacht Club. We are […]

Cyber Fishing

By Steve Chaconas Cyber Fishing National bass fishing magazines used to be the end all source for fishing information. The best writers and photographers shared secrets of the pros, the top 10 ways to fish any technique, and strategies for every season. These collections provided resources to improve angling success. However, the top publication, Bassmasters […]

Social Security and Retirement: Claim Benefits Sooner or Later?

By Carl Trevisan and Stephen Bearce Social Security and Retirement: Claim Benefits Sooner or Later? When it comes to Social Security and retirement, you may have conflicting viewpoints: On the one side, you hope to start collecting your benefits as soon as you’re eligible—after all, it’s your hard-earned money. On the other side, you know […]

Famous for the Oysters and not the Oscars!

By Bob Tagert Famous for the Oysters and not the Oscars! Hollywood, Maryland This month we decided to go south to Hollywood, Maryland in St. Mary’s County – it is a straight shot down Rte 5 to 235 from the Beltway. Just follow the signs to St. Mary’s. It was named in 1867, when a […]

Striped bass fishing cuts to hit Bay anglers harder than watermen

By Timothy B. Wheeler Striped bass fishing cuts to hit Bay anglers harder than watermen Critics question Maryland plan for ending overfishing, which also goes easier on charter boats Anglers in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries will be limited to landing just one striped bass a day under new rules approved this week by […]

Designing a Beautiful Garden for You and the Pollinators

By Melinda Myers Designing a Beautiful Garden for You and the Pollinators You don’t need a prairie or large lot to attract and support pollinators. A meadow or informal, formal and even container gardens can bring in bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to help pollinate plants. It’s just a matter of selecting the right plants, adjusting […]