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SPORTS TALK: Unleash the Fury!

Posted on | February 12, 2016 | No Comments


By Pat Malone

Sports Talk February 2016--RocktheRed_1280x800For long-suffering Washington Capitals fans, hockey planets might be coming into rare alignment for the team this season, as they statistically have the National Hockey League’s best record, winning at a pace that should have scribes deeming them ‘the team to beat’ during the upcoming Stanley Cup playoffs.

The Stanley Cup, one of the most coveted trophies in sports, has eluded the Capitals, as they have made it to the Finals only once in franchise history, in 1998, as they got swept in four games by the Detroit Red Wings, and have traditionally been ‘iced out’ in the first or second round of the playoffs ever since. Read more


Posted on | February 11, 2016 | No Comments

Officer Michael Garcia gives the task two thumbs up.  Photo courtesy of APD.

Officer Michael Garcia gives the task two thumbs up. Photo courtesy of APD.

Alexandria Police Officer Michael Garcia delivered a baby on the morning of January 28!

At around 2 a.m., APD Officer Garcia observed a vehicle driving erratically in the 2800 block of Duke Street. When he pulled the car over, he was informed that a woman was in a labor and the family was traveling to the hospital. Less than a minute later, Officer Garcia helped deliver a baby boy on the side of the road!

Officer Garcia has been with APD for three and a half years and this is his first delivery. Mom and baby are doing well; this is her third child.

Cat in a Box February 2016

Posted on | February 11, 2016 | No Comments

Catfish Sigal. My parents got flowers for Christmas, I got a FedEx box!”

–Submitted by Melinda and Phil Sigal of Alexandria.

Cat in a Box February 2016The truth is the truth. Cats love exploring boxes. The next time your cat finds his or her way into a cardboard predicament, snap a photo and send it to us. If we publish it, you will win a $25 gift card to an area retailer or restaurant. Be sure to include your cat’s name, your name and neighborhood. Please send to

The Sigals just picked up a $25 gift card from TEAISM, a tea shop and critically acclaimed restaurant in Old Town Alexandria!


Posted on | February 11, 2016 | No Comments

Hooked –Line and Sinker
Review: Hooked 2nd Edition
Author – Jim Baugh
Publisher: Solstice Publishing
Reviewed by: Ralph Peluso, Literary Editor
Zebra Rating – 5 Stripes

Book Review 2Jim Baugh is a unique individual. He is not only the author of the semi-autobiographical book Hooked, but also the host of a long running outdoors TV show. Now, Jim is actively fulling another dream by using his talents to transform Hooked into a screen play.

Generally it takes a while for readers to become invested in a new book by a new author, usually 30 to 40 pages; not with Hooked. In the third line of his introduction I grabbed the bait when he describes a woman he is dating as DC Nympho. While at dinner, he and Miss DCN devise a mid-life crisis comedy game show, ‘Meet My Match Game.’ Right there I sat back and imagined the plot lines. I thought this was the author’s clever bit of sarcasm aimed at today’s guaranteed- can’t miss dating sites. Where even you can find your everlasting soul mate! He took that kernel in a different direction. Read more

Essential Bach, Rick Bach the Artist

Posted on | February 11, 2016 | No Comments

By Bob Murray, Art Reporter

Rick Bach next to one of his impressive works.

Rick Bach next to one of his impressive works.

Everyone has heard of Art Impressionism.  Rick Bach’s art could be called, Impressivism.  He calls it Modern.  It’s a lot of every good thing about art – traditional, contemporary, modern and very contemporary.  Bach’s art is also classically contemporary. His larger works appear timeless.  He showed me some photos of completed and installed sculptures and murals that were monumental in size and scope.  Read more

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