Affordable food delivery from GILT

In the old days, you used to have to have to have an “in” with your local butcher to get deals on the best cuts of beef or the tastiest pork ribs, or you had to go to a seafood purveyor to get the best prices on hard-shell crabs and lobsters, but thanks to GILT City…

When pain rules your day, Oska to the rescue

As someone who has suffered from back and neck pain for many years, mostly as a result of a car accident and also years of abuse to my body from competitive gymnastics and hard-core physical training, I have sought out remedies for relief in every direction. I have just learned about Oska, which is getting…

Cox Farms: when simple is best

I could give you a long list of Virginia farms that host fall festivals and pumpkin patches, but instead I will save time by simply listing the best one, Cox Farms. The Centreville, Virginia, farm has hosted one of the area’s biggest and arguably the best fall festivals which has become a local tradition for generations…

Hacks for the camping newbie

  As a parent who has not been outdoor camping since I was a Girl Scout decades ago, the experience was all-new to me when I enlisted to accompany 10 boys on a Cub Scout overnight in the Shenandoah National Park this fall. My crash course in roughing it in the woods taught me these…

The undwritten rules for online dating

The lyrics to an old Dolly Parton song, Starting Over Again, express the heartache and sadness of a break up in midlife. “Facing fifty years old Making up a happy home And this far down the road You find yourself alone” While it might seem daunting for a single parent, or anyone, to date at this age,…

HARMAN and Little Kids Rock Launch “Jam Zone” Online Music Hub

Site offers hundreds of lessons and tutorials and resources for music makers of all ages HARMAN to donate $5 to global music education for every photo shared of fans using Jam Zone Since music classes have been cut from the curriculum of many schools, this is a welcome resource for kids who want to learn more about music…

Memories of fishing with my father, and a boy’s first boat

Fishing with my father as a child is something I will always remember. He would take my mom, me and my brother out on his Formula cabin cruiser boat, where he was captain of the world, and we would anchor in the Rappahannock River; or when the water was calm he would take us all…