Photo: Courtesy of the retailers To be a Strategist editor is to live with the constant burden of always having the perfect gift ideas. But for you, our dear readers, it’s a burden we’re happy to carry. Presented as part of our Mother’s Day extravaganza, here’s what we’ll be gifting our moms this year. (You might want to check out what we gifted last year, too.) Alexis Swerdloff, Strategist editor Mondaine Women’s Quartz Evo Steel Band Watch In addition to giving her a selection of novels set during World War II that I’ve collected from the office giveaway table (it’s a Mother’s Day tradition!), I’ll be giving her a new watch. She’s been wearing the same cheapo Quartz-brand watch for the last … 15 years or so, and the band just broke, which means that I think it’s time for an upgrade. I love this super-simple and elegant watch from Swiss brand Mondaine. It’s not over-the-top at all, and … [Read more...] about What the Strategist Editors Are Gifting This Mother’s Day
Lifelong Alexandria resident Teresa Baker Payne submitted this letter to the editor in response to the Seminary Road reconfiguration approved by City Council in September. To post your own opinion on a local topic, sign up for a Patch account or email the editor at [email protected] Editor and Mayor Justin Wilson,I woke up this morning with a slight twinge of empowerment. Last night I picked up my "Take Back Seminary Road" bumper sticker and it was already displayed on my back windshield for everyone to see. Oh, how I couldn't wait to start driving my daily route through #justinstrafficjam at least with the twisted pleasure of voicing my public discontent.This issue hits very close to home for me. In fact, it hits my childhood home directly with a bullseye. I was born at Alexandria Hospital and I grew up on Seminary Road since the age of 10. Yes, I guess you could say that I am a true local. My parents still reside there and we frequently gather at their home for family … [Read more...] about Letter To The Editor On Seminary Road Changes In Alexandria
(USPS) The United States Postal Service Long Life Vehicle may finally be reaching the end of its road. The search to replace the iconic but outdated Grumman LLV truck, which went out of production in 1994, began four years ago and has entered its final stage, with road tests of the competing vehicles now complete. The Grumman LLV was built from 1987 to 1994 and was originally expected to stay in service for 24 years. (Getty Images) According to Trucks.com, U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan told a congressional committee last week that a final decision is expected by fall, about a year behind the program’s original schedule. The contract calls for 180,000 trucks to be delivered over five to seven years at a price between $25,000 and $35,000 each, which means it could be worth as much as $6.3 billion to the winner. (USPS) The basic parameters for the vehicle laid out in the original request for information called for a right-hand-drive van with an aluminum or … [Read more...] about $6.3 billion delivery: New U.S. Postal Service truck to be picked this year
A scene from Pixar's short film "Float." A scene from Pixar's short film "Float." Photo: Pixar Photo: Pixar Image 1 of / 57 Caption Close Image 1 of 57 A scene from Pixar's short film "Float." A scene from Pixar's short film "Float." Photo: Pixar How this Pixar storyboard artist made 'Float,' a Disney+ short about his autistic son 1 / 57 Back to Gallery Pixar’s newest short film “Float” opens with a visual of a dad playing with his son in the front yard. The parent picks a dandelion and blows the spores into the air. As the wispy petals hover, the child does the same, drifting a few feet off the ground like a balloon. The neighbors notice, … [Read more...] about How this Pixar storyboard artist made ‘Float,’ a Disney+ short about his autistic son
close Video Eric Shawn: A Second Claim Jimmy Hoffa is Buried in New Jersey Editor's note: To watch all of the Fox Nation special "Riddle: The Search for James R. Hoffa" anchored by Fox New's Eric Shawn, go to Fox Nation and sign up today. “This is it,” Frank Cappola said to me in a hushed voice on a sunny Sunday afternoon, September 29, as he compared the foreboding area where we were standing with aerial photographs of this same scene. “This is where my dad buried Jimmy Hoffa.” As his memories sharpened just by being there, Cappola then went on to repeat what he had told me during our numerous telephone interviews over the past three weeks, along with revealing new details about Hoffa’s alleged burial site, which was the approximate size of a Little-League baseball diamond. Openly wearing a body camera and holding a small camcorder in the palm of my hand, I memorialized everything he said and did during our … [Read more...] about Dan Moldea: Has Jimmy Hoffa’s grave finally been found?