Cambridge, Maryland and the Hyatt Chesapeake Resort…


Cambridge, Maryland and the Hyatt Chesapeake Resort… By Bob Tagert     For this months road trip we decided to take a drive to the eastern shore and visit the waterfront town of Cambridge, Maryland and discover the beautiful Hyatt Chesapeake Resort along the banks of the Choptank River. Getting to Cambridge is pretty simple. Take […]

Goin’ for the Goal

Lori Welch Brown Goin’ for the Goal   Hi, my name is Lori and I’m an addict. I’m addicted to achieving, accomplishing and producing. I’m a “goalaholic”. My days are besieged by a relentless desire to do do do! Who wants to just ‘be’ when there’s all this stuff to be done and tasks to […]

King Street Cats Adoption Calendar for February 2017

King Street Cats Adoption Calendar for February 2017   For details please see our Website: Or contact us via email at:   King Street Cats 25 Dove Street Alexandria Every Saturday and Sunday from 1.30pm-4.30pm   Pro Feed Bradlee Shopping Center, 3690 King St. Alexandria Every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm-4pm   Petco […]

Challenges of Fixed-income Investing

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce   Challenges of Fixed-income Investing   Your parents and grandparents may have known better about lots of things when you were younger. But you probably shouldn’t be following their example when it comes to managing your money in retirement.   “Most retirement income for [our] parents’ and grandparents’ generation […]

Urban Garden


By Jimmy Deaton   One of my New Year’s resolutions this year is to make the garden even more pollinator friendly and for good reason. Just recently, the bumble bee was listed as an endangered species, becoming the first wild bee in the continental United States to gain federal protection. This breaks my heart because […]

Pet Insurance: What Are Your Best Options?


Pet Insurance: What Are Your Best Options? By Jason Edinger Ah, insurance: the bane of existence because of its necessity, but a lifesaver when you need it. Regardless of how you feel about it, pet insurance is essentially the same thing: You are paying for a service you hope your pet will never need. Once […]

Grass Comeback


By Steve Chaconas   Grass Comeback For Tidal Potomac bass fishing, find grass, find bass. Subaquatic vegetation comes in many species, taking root in shallow flats, bays and creeks. This changes every season, but one thing is sure, milfoil is the preferred grass for bass and bass anglers.   Native grass like water celery would […]

January 2017 Pets of the Month


Old Town Crier- Pets of the Month January 2017   Harvey (A069487): Say hello to Harvey! This one year old handsome man is ready for adoption and searching for his forever family! He is a great cat with one of the shiniest, sleekest black coats you’ll ever see. Harvey seems to prefer the companionship of […]

2016- What a Ride!

Alexandria, Virginia at Night during Christmas 2011

    By Bob Tagert 2016 – What a Ride!   Each month during the course of the year I write a road trip article in which I explore the neat places of our region. Each January I recap those road trips from the previous year. Last years road trips began with a three-hour drive […]

A Calendar Year

by Lori Welch Brown   A Calendar Year   It’s never too late, in fiction or in life, to revise. —Nancy Thayer   Sharpen up your pencils because this month is all about revising—revising your social life, your waist line, your gym plans, your refrigerator contents, etc. If you had a practically over-indulgent holiday season, […]