Getting Ready to Guide

By Steve Chaconas Getting Ready to Guide Potomac River guides are busy. For me, it means ordering my 2019 Skeeter FX20 and 10 foot Power Poles. For long stays on the water with reliable cranking power, DEKA Batteries energize my rig. Capt. John Sisson’s new Ranger is being rigged with HUMMINBIRD electronics, Power Poles and a […]

Debt Management Solutions

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Debt Management Solutions Balancing debt repayment with investing goals takes some strategy and planning. Some consider investing as a first line of defense while paying down debt as a second. The debt dilemma The process for eliminating debt is anything but an easy-to-solve financial equation. Many people wonder if […]

A Few Reasons to Consider Downsizing in 2019

A Few Reasons to Consider Downsizing in 2019 By Marty Basher In case you haven’t noticed, there is a real emphasis lately on the value of acquiring experiences instead of things. The point is to have the money to be able to travel or attend events, go back to school or play more sports. None […]

2018 Travels – What a Year!

By Bob Tagert 2018 Travels – What a Year! In January of each year we recap our “road trip” adventures from the previous year. In February of last year, we visited the beautiful Greenfield Inn in Rappahannock County. Normally we think of going to the mountains in the fall to check out the fall foliage, […]

January Pets of the Month

Pancake and Toast Adult, Females, Brown and Black Short Hair Rabbits Pancake and Toast are the perfect combination of sweet, affectionate bunnies!  They are best friends, so they’re looking for a family who they can hop along with and cuddle up next to every day.  They enjoy snoozing in their cardboard hideouts and playing with […]

ProDen PlaqueOff® Dental treats

ProDen PlaqueOff® Dental treats We normally don’t endorse any products of any kind but these ProDen PlaqueOff® Dental treats for cats and dogs were pretty impressive. We tested them on our 12 year old tuxedo kitty, Tramp, and gave the pooch treats to friends who have a cool pooch, Darby, who has breath and plaque […]

On the Road

Long time Old Town Crier friend and reader, Jean Felix and her husband Tim Sullivan boarded their Viking Cruise down the Danube in Budapest and ended with a visit with the dachshunds at the Passau Dachshund Museum in Passau, Germany. They were proud to pose with these famous pooches who were featured in our very own Washington Post this […]

On the Road

Ryan and Tracy Unverzagt treated their daughter, T. Adlee, to her first trip to Yellowstone Park in Wyoming this fall. Ryan is one of the OTC’s contributing writers and pens the From the Trainer column for us. They are pictured here at their stop at the famous Old Faithful geyser and at Grand Prismatic Spring […]

Home for the Holidays – Old Town Alexandria

By Bob Tagert Home for the Holidays – Old Town Alexandria As most of you know, every month we take a road trip and then write about the experience and destination. Each December, however, my road trip is about our home town of Alexandria, Virginia and the history that has been created here and about […]

Keep Holiday Plants Looking Their Best

Keep Holiday Plants Looking Their Best By Melinda Myers The holiday season has arrived.  That means you will be on the giving or receiving end of a poinsettia, Christmas cactus, cyclamen, amaryllis or other holiday plant.  Extend the beauty and longevity of these holiday beauties with proper care. And that starts the minute you leave […]