MiddleNeck Living

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  • Friday April 08th, 2016
    Few realizations are more painful to a taxpayer who’s just filed a tax return than realizing that you forgot to include a deduction that would have lowered your tax bill or increased your tax refund. In the rush to get your tax return completed by the deadline, it’s all too easy to miss avenues that might lower your taxable income. Here are some of the ...
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  • Friday April 08th, 2016
    The Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival is the largest event of its kind in the country and attracts fly anglers from across the United States and the Mid-Atlantic in particular. Nowhere else can anglers learn about the quiet sport in such a beginner-friendly environment. Our unique event combines fine wine tasting, microbrewery beer, live music, and everything you ever wanted to know about fly ...
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  • Friday April 08th, 2016
    You can’t fight the tax man, they say, and unless you can afford expensive lawyers it’s probably true. So, what’s a taxpayer to do but party? Here are two ways to throw a tax party with ideas and tips for planning your event. Party 1: A do-your-taxes fest Throw a practical tax party by gathering your friends so you can complete your tax forms together. Schedule the event shortly before the deadline, which due to overlap with ...
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  • Friday April 08th, 2016
    Yes, believe it or not, there really is a drink called the Income Tax cocktail. And what better day than April 15th to give this gin-based classic a try? An old-timey concoction dating back to the late 1920s, the Income Tax cocktail is basically a Bronx cocktail (gin, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, and orange juice) with an added dash of aromatic bitters. I did a ...
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  • Thursday March 31st, 2016
    It’s springtime, the air is fresh, the sun is out. Time to sit out on the balcony (or patio) with a glass of something cold in hand. This is the time of year when we like to begin dinner parties with an easy, crowd-friendly drink — perhaps a pitcher of strawberry-basil margaritas, or a simple whiskey sour. Here are a few more drinks in that ...
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  • Thursday March 31st, 2016
    The weekend truly starts on Friday when you can board the 105 foot tall ship Alliance for a historical sail up the North River. Beginning at the beautiful Five Gables Mansion on the Ware River, enjoy a picturesque voyage to the estates where Gloucester’s daffodil history began and flourished from around 1890 to the current daffodil production at Brent & Becky’s Bulbs. The Courthouse Players ...
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  • Thursday March 31st, 2016
    This is a great spring angel food-type of cake made with two flavors of batter alternated in a tube pan. It’s orange-scented and displays a light and airy texture and features a sweet-tart cream cheese glaze. For a presentation that wows, garnish the cake plate with edible flowers, such as pansies or violets. Get the recipe here
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