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Cat in a Box – October 2013

Here’s Melly Boy in a basket, one of his favorite spots. Melly is no longer with us, but he will never be forgotten. – Devon Cain, Alexandria, Virginia Send Cat in the Box photos to, and we’ll get them published as soon as possible.

October 2013 Z-Hot Sauce of the Month

By Mike Sade Recently, I picked up some El Diablo Hot & Spicy Mustard at the local Giant. This mustard is awesome for its flavor and heat. Manufactured by Mizkan Americas, it is made from distilled vinegar, water, number 1 grade mustard seed, brown sugar, habanero chili puree and spices. This mustard was the bronze […]

Living Legend Richard E. Merritt

By Lou Cook Born in 1943 in Greenville, Texas, Richard E. Merritt grew up in the Bellaire section of Houston and attended Austin College in Sherman, where he earned a B.A. in psychology. He joined the Peace Corps as a volunteer in India, and was assigned to community development as an extension officer helping to […]

George Washington Loans His Art Yet Again

After more than half a century of delighting millions of visitors touring George Washington’s mansion, two of the first president’s landscape paintings by British artist William Winstanley, are on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Washington’s two landscapes are on view through January 2, 2014, in the West Building of the […]

Greenstreet Gardens Welcomes Shawn Keane

Veteran grower and retailer, Shawn Keane, has joined the Greenstreet Gardens organization as general manager, overseeing operations at both retail locations in Lothian, Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia. Keane began his career as a third generation greenhouse grower in East Setauket, New York, working for his family’s business, Borella’s. He purchased the company in 1998, which […]

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