Pets of the Month January 2021

Adopt by appointment at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria! In-shelter and virtual appointments are available at View all of our adoptable animals at Ace, Adult, Neutered Male, Black and White Domestic Short Hair Ace is the sweetest, cow-spotted boy you’ll ever meet! Sit with him and he’ll immediately cuddle up on your lap, […]

Guiding a Guide

By Steve Chaconas Fulfilling a New Year’s Resolution, fly fishing was on the table for 2020. Our fifth annual two-day small mouth bass fishing trip with Captain Matt Miles almost never happened. Traditionally my buddy Alan Friedlander and I schedule a trek to Lynchburg Virginia in August. However our trip last year was postponed due […]

Make a New Year’s Resolution for Your Pet

Make a New Year’s Resolution for Your Pet By Cindy McGovern It’s a safe bet that many New Year’s resolutions fell by the wayside this year with all eyes focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. This January provides another opportunity to take stock, evaluate what you would like to change, and resolve to accomplish those goals. […]

Managing your investments during difficult times

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Managing your investments during difficult times In recent times, the combination of a pandemic, economic difficulties, political unrest, and natural disasters have all presented their respective challenges. Besides grappling with the near-term effects of these situations, investors may be wondering what effect these events could have on their investments. […]

The best laid plans…need not be original

Urban Garden By Jacqueline Murphy The best laid plans…need not be original January is an excellent month in several ways. The days are noticeably longer, most houseguests have vacated your premises, many orchids are in bloom, plus this month marks the beginning of a brand new decade. This is a great time to take a […]

Taking Care of Tannenbaum!!

Taking Care of Tannenbaum!! Christmas is coming! The presents have been purchased – most of them anyway – and now is the time to start thinking about that tree. Christmas trees come in all shapes and sizes, from the huge natural tree that towers above the White House lawn every season to little artificial ones […]

Pets of the Month

Pets of the Month Your holiday shopping can support animals in need at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria! Learn more about gifts that bring smiles to people and animals at Your gifts support adoptable animals like Princess Peach, Claire, Tank and many more! Schedule an appointment to meet any of our adoptable animals […]

A Holiday to Remember: If Only for the Lesson in Gratitude

Open Space By Lori Welch Brown A Holiday to Remember If Only for the Lesson in Gratitude I have to admit, I’ve experienced some pretty crappy holidays.  Ghosts of Christmas’ past still haunt me.  Too many years to count as a single adult vanquished to the kiddie table.  The year Mom was sick, and I […]

Fishing for Holiday Gifts – Annual Guide

By Steve Chaconas Fishing for Holiday Gifts – Annual Guide Shopping for anglers is frustrating; but for the person on the receiving end, there’s a guaranteed stint in the return line! Choose gifts for on and off the water! When fishing expert AFTCO makes a hoodie, it’s a sure thing it isn’t just carrying a […]

Year-end Planning Checklist

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Year-end Planning Checklist Taking these ten actions before year-end will help ensure you’re still working toward your financial goals—and that you’re prepared for the upcoming tax season. 1. Review your portfolio with your financial advisor to help ensure your allocation still aligns with your goals. 2. Ask your financial […]