Return to Berryville & Beyond

By Bob Tagert Return to Berryville & Beyond   As the leaves began to turn color this past October we thought we would take a final drive west to the Virginia countryside before the yellow and red leaves turned to brown and started to fall. To be honest, we weren’t impressed with any of the […]

On the Road

Longtime OTC readers, David and Laurie Norcross are faithful about taking the Crier on their adventures both at home and abroad. Both of these photos were taken in Oxford…Laurie’s was in Oxford, England on one of their many excursions across the pond before the pandemic kicked in. She is standing outside The Eagle & Child […]

How the CARES Act Could Yield Tax Benefits for Charitable Giving

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce How the CARES Act Could Yield Tax Benefits for Charitable Giving Many individuals are looking for ways to give back during the coronavirus pandemic. What you may not know is that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act contains provisions that could make it easier to take […]

Changes in Gratitude & Changes in Attitude…

By Lori Welch Brown Changes in Gratitude & Changes in Attitude… …Nothing remains quite the same. Gratitude has been part of my daily practice for quite some time, but this year required adding a whole new level.  My list of things to be grateful for changed from things like family, friends, and wellness to medical […]

Fish Headed For Cover

By Steve Chaconas Fish Headed For Cover For many, 2020 was a tough year. Anglers weren’t exempt. Maryland’s Governor Hogan banned fishing in March, April, and much of May. When local fishermen finally hit the water, the normally prolific Potomac River’s submerged aquatic vegetation was absent. Fish congregate in grasses and spawn, making it easier […]

Animals In and Of Service

By Angela Ohm Animals In and Of Service Bomb sniffing dogs may be the first military animal you think of, but you must broaden your horizons to the sky and the sea to get a fuller picture of the animals who serve in our armed forces or are studied by military researchers to discover better […]

Pets of the Month

Pibb, Adult, Female, Red-Eared Slider Don’t let Pibb’s serious expression fool you. She’s a jokester at heart! This sweet slider is always at the front of her tank, ready to greet new friends and would love to meet you. She spends her time basking, swimming and getting in naps of course. So if you’re ready to […]

On The Road

Old Town Crier friends (from left to right) Stephanie Jones, Estella Laguna and Nancy D’Agostino took a fall break to head to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Stopping for some local fare and yummy margaritas at Sammy Hager’s famous Cabo Wabo Cantina they took this opportunity for a photo op.

Stepping Out of the Twilight Zone

By Lori Welch Brown Stepping Out of the Twilight Zone It’s officially against the law to write about anything other than COVID, fear, and angst.  I jest, but I mean what else is there?  The election?  No thank you.  Oregon fires?  Scary.  RBG’s death?  Depressing.  Is Beth Dutton coming back next season on Yellowstone?  Mind […]

Bass Fishing’s Busiest Angler Just Got Busier

By Steve Chaconas Bass Fishing’s Busiest Angler Just Got Busier Highly successful BASS UNIVERSITY (seminar series), Podcasts, YouTube page (Going Ike and In the Shop videos), along with the IKE Foundation (charity introducing kids to fishing), 48 year old full time bass tournament angler Michael “IKE” Iaconelli is tossing his line into professional kayak fishing. […]