April Showers……Bring May Flowers

April Showers….. At long last, spring has arrived! (or has it?) As you look out upon your garden, does the nagging question of “where do I even begin” sound familiar? There is so much to do in every corner of the yard this month that it is difficult to know where to start. In our […]

Pets of the Month – April 2021

Pets of the Month – April 2021 Cola, Adult, Female, Yellow-Bellied Slider Looking for a best friend who loves to explore? A best friend who loves working on target training and is always ready to earn a treat? Meet Cola the turtle! Yes, turtle! This sweet slider is ready to steal your heart with her silly […]

Are We There Yet?

By Lori Welch Brown Are We There Yet? Has everyone received their vaccines?  Some of you are on the fence, and I get it.  It’s been a scary year, and all this pandemic stuff is unprecedented, not to mention confusing.  It’s hard to know what to do, when to do it, and where to do […]

No Fishing?

By Steve Chaconas No Fishing? When Maryland Governor Hogan banned fishing and boating last spring and social distancing and limited gatherings stopped bass tournament anglers in their tracks, many thought that would be the end of anti-fishing pressure. Now two areas are extending Government control of navigable Virginia and DC waters. Just over a decade […]

Top Five Portfolio Ideas for 2021

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Top Five Portfolio Ideas for 2021 As we start 2021, with COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics approved for market, many investors wonder when we can return to more stable social and economic activity. Even though Wall Street recovered before Main Street, history suggests that the two may not diverge for […]

Historic Ellicott City – A Pleasant Surprise!

By Bob Tagert Historic Ellicott City – A Pleasant Surprise! This month’s Road Trip took us to Ellicott City, Maryland. Unfortunately, over the last five years the biggest publicity that Historic Ellicott City has gotten has been the devastating news of the floods of 2016 and 2018 but one would never know it was so […]

Snakes–the Myth, the Legend, the Pet!

Points On Pets By Jane Koska Snakes–the Myth, the Legend, the Pet! Everybody’s heard that the reason there are no snakes in Ireland is because St. Patrick chased them into the sea. In reality, Ireland wasn’t a good place back then to practice herding snakes, and it still isn’t today. Scientists believe there were never […]

March Pets of the Month

Jessie, Adult, Female, Brown Rabbit Hi there! My name is Jessie, and I am a cute little female bunny who really wants to find a home of my own. I love being around people and am not shy at all. If you pet me, I will be your friend forever! I am very soft and […]

Quieting the Worry Machine

By Lori Welch Brown I don’t know about y’all, but in 2020, unbeknownst to me, I upgraded my internal worry machine to a sleek new turbo model.  What a monster machine! It came with auto shut off, but it pretty much ran 24/7 and revved up with the slightest amount of fuel. One little thought, […]

On the Road- March 2021

Jennifer (Reardon) MacGill, her sister Julie Reardon – who is also a contributing writer to the OTC – and the December issue of Old Town Crier were in Naples, Florida for New Year’s Eve 2021. They rang in the New Year and soaked up some sun at their family condo. Jennifer and Julie both grew […]