The Shenandoah Valley and Muse Vineyards and Winery

By Bob Tagert The Shenandoah Valley and Muse Vineyards and Winery This month we decided to return to the Shenandoah Valley and make the beautiful Muse Vineyard and Winery as our goal. For the past two years we have written about our friends, The Eastport Oysters Boys, a band of locals from Annapolis and Eastport, […]

On the Road

On the Road with Ron Cunningham Local Alexandrian, Ron Cunningham, took the OTC on his trip to Canada for his nephew’s wedding and took some time out to get this snapshot at the Cape Spear Lighthouse in St. John’s Newfoundland. This lighthouse was erected in 1836 and is the eastern most point in North America. […]

Four Truths All Investors Should Know About Risk

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Four Truths All Investors Should Know About Risk Risk, and the role it plays in a portfolio, can be one of the most difficult concepts for investors to grasp. To help clear things up, we outline four important risk-related insights every investor should know. 1. Risk has many faces. […]

The Plants of Thanksgiving

The Plants of Thanksgiving Fruits Some years are better than others, but if you plant enough varieties, you’re bound to get something delicious in return. Apples. Pears. Peaches. Blueberries. Blackberries. Raspberries. Grapes. Pumpkin. Onions. Tomatoes. Leeks. It’s easy to make pies from many of the autumn harvests. Don’t be afraid to experiment with the mix, […]

Winter Weather Challenges Are On the Way…Be Prepared

By Cindy McGovern Winter Weather Challenges Are On the Way…Be Prepared As summer fades to fall, the challenges you and your pet face from the heat and humidity of summer fade as well.  You may take longer walks and your pet may be more energetic.  Don’t forget, though, that winter is just around the corner […]

Pets of the Month

Bugs, Adult, Neutered Male, Black Short-haired Rabbit What’s up doc? The name’s Bunny. Bugs Bunny, and I’m here on a mission to find my new best friend. If you’re looking for a silly bun who will always be by your side to brighten your day, I might be just the one for you. I’m handsome, smart, […]

The Art of the Bounce Back

By Lori Welch Brown The Art of the Bounce Back Yoga teaches you flexibility.  Meditation teaches you serenity and oh so many things.  Algebra teaches you—well, I’m still trying to figure that one out.  What no one teaches you, however, is the art of the bounce back which I’ve probably struggled with more over the […]

Angling Insight

By Steve Chaconas Angling Insight Fishing involves a collection of skills. Basically a fishing triangle is comprised of the base, which is casting, then lure presentation, and angling skills. Accuracy, distance and the ability to make these casts from different angles takes practice, but fundamentals can get anyone started and up to a high level […]

On the Road

Old Town Crier friends Nancy D’Agostino, Estella Laguna, and Stephanie Jones in total “margaritaville” spirit enjoying a catamaran cruise on the Eco Kat in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Annual Fly By

By Steve Chaconas Annual Fly By An annual fishing trip has to take place and scheduled about the same place and time every year, and with the same buddy.  This summer’s trip to the Lynchburg area certainly qualified. Not many occasions require setting the alarm for 2:30 AM to embark to southwest Virginia, five hours […]