Where the Wild Things Roam…Look…But Don’t Touch!

By Victoria Elliott Where the Wild Things Roam…Look…But Don’t Touch! For many people, summertime means venturing into the great outdoors to enjoy the long days, sunshine, and to soak in all the natural world has to offer before autumn comes back around and the days grow cold again. Whether it’s camping with friends in the […]

Coping with the Care of a Deceased Pet

By Meg Mullery Coping with the Care of a Deceased Pet The call came from a panicked husband on business travel. His distraught wife and four young kids discovered the beloved family dog deceased on the kitchen floor. The husband called the vet for help and was guided to In Memoriam Pet Services. In less […]

August Pets of the Month

August 2019 Chesapeake and Gucci, Adult, Male Brown Guinea Pigs Summer and the beach, peanut butter and jelly, whatever your favorite pairs are, add Chesapeake and Gucci to the list! These two Guinea Pigs are ready and wheeking to meet their future family, and they can’t wait to show you. Gucci is the self-described goofball […]

Leonardtown, Maryland – “A Most Convenient Place”

By Bob Tagert Leonardtown, Maryland – “A Most Convenient Place” With all of the heat we have endured this past month we thought we would keep the road trip close to home and take a nice hour-and-a-half drive to Leonardtown, in Southern Maryland. You can take the road most traveled and drive down Route 5 […]

Timely Tips for the Garden in August!

While the list of gardening tasks for August is shorter than in many months, there are still ongoing tasks to perform in the garden. The hot temperatures of mid-summer make it tough to spend much time working in your garden, so take advantage of any cooler days to take care of grooming and weeding. Right […]

My Sybil Summer

By Lori Welch Brown My Sybil Summer Anyone remember that 1976 movie “Sybil” about the woman with multiple personalities or perhaps the Netflix show, “United States of Tara?”  I can relate.  I don’t know if it’s the heat or Mercury Retrograde, but seriously—who am I and who is that woman who had a near meltdown […]

On The Road

Versatile actor Henry Thedens of Hamburg, Germany was in Southern Maryland to appear as guest artist for a Fundraiser banquet held at Bailey’s Olde Breton Inn in Leonardtown on May 2. His dinner show, An Evening With Marlene Dietrich, raised just over $5,000 for Lions Camp Merrick, a children’s summer camp located in Nanjemoy, MD, which […]

Not So Fine Print

By Steve Chaconas Not So Fine Print Boaters would never intentionally go up a creek without a paddle. But they might be setting a course without proper insurance coverage. As an avid boater who also uses a boat for business, complete coverage is essential to my business and peace of mind. But sifting through coverages […]

Goal-based Insurance Strategies Can Help Strengthen Your Portfolio

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Goal-based Insurance Strategies Can Help Strengthen Your Portfolio Similar to your investments, your insurance needs and related strategies change over time. As part of a smart financial strategy, it’s critical to review and adjust coverage at different life stages to make sure that you’re protected. “I refer to insurance […]

On The Road

Former Alexandria residents who transported themselves to Kitty Hawk took the OTC on their latest adventure. Here with Bogie, their favorite bartender on the Viking ship Forseti, Charlie and Sandi Collum share the OTC with all on board. The Collums spent three weeks in France recently aboard two Viking longships and they always make it […]