King Street Cats Adoption Calendar for May 2017

King Street Cats Adoption Calendar for May 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 Saturday May 6 and Sunday […]

North to Frederick Maryland and Beyond

By Bob Tagert   North to Frederick Maryland and Beyond   For our road trip this month we decided to visit Frederick, Maryland since we were already going there to attend the Frederick Craft Spirit Festival, which was organized by the Maryland Distillers Guild. Although it was a cool day with intermittent drizzle for the […]

Pets of the Month

Apollo (A068496): Apollo is a sweet soul who would make the perfect companion for any couch potato. He is a Bulldog mix estimated to be six years old. His love of people is only rivaled by his love of tennis balls (and chewing on them). While Apollo is mellow and mushy around people, he’s not […]

On the Road

David and Laurie Norcross have been long time readers and fans of the Old Town Crier and have been very diligent about taking along an OTC on their travels. This month we are lucky to have photos from both sides of the Atlantic!  

You’re KIDding me, right?!

By Lori Welch Brown   You’re KIDding me, right?!   I am the youngest of four, and the only girl. I’ve been the ‘baby’ of the family my entire life. To cement this fact and for reasons unbeknownst to me, pretty much everywhere I’ve worked, I’ve been referred to as the ‘kid.’ Somehow, this title […]

Veggie Scraps!

By Jimmy Deaton Do you throw your garlic bulbs out once they start to sprout? What about your potatoes when they get a little wrinkly? How about ginger root that sits out on the counter too long? Well, you could be getting a lot more value out of your produce than you may realize! Many […]

Summer Vacation: Traveling With Your Pet

Summer Vacation: Traveling With Your Pet By Sarah Liu   April showers have brought those May flowers, and vacation season is upon us! Adventure awaits, but pet parents have special considerations before packing up and heading out. Staying or Going? When deciding whether Fido or Fluffy is joining you on the road, consider the comfort […]

Lower Ramp Fees for Fisherman

By Steve Chaconas   Lower Ramp Fees for Fishermen   Tournament boat launching fees have been reduced at Leesylvania State Park. An “extra” $2 fee has been levied on tournament boaters in Virginia for 10 years; however, on March 13 it was dropped.   No one is really sure why the fee was levied in […]

Planning for Incapacity: Four Essential Documents

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce   Planning for Incapacity: Four Essential Documents   Preparing for worst-case scenarios brings peace of mind during the best of times. Here’s why. Tom was a healthy 43-year-old approaching the height of his earning power and living the happiest days of his life. He had a great job that […]

An Ordinary Luxury

By Lori Welch Brown   An Ordinary Luxury   On a recent Saturday morning as I was deciding whether or not to use tap or distilled water in my Neti pot, another woman was attempting to absorb the news that her only daughter had died of a heroin overdose just hours before. I’m aware of […]