With the wind howling and temps falling below zero, it's nice to share this story that was filmed during a much more pleasant time of year.

Mel Lamar is an incredibly gifted jazz guitarist, as you will soon see.  Another talented musician and friend of mine, Jewett Benson, has been taking lessons from Mel for quite some time, and tipped me off about this story.   If you are interested in lessons, or perhaps would just like to meet him (he's very approachable) and just visit about music, Mel can be found a couple days a week at Carlson Music in Alexandria.  

We caught up with Mel and Friends at Carlos Creek Winery.  Enjoy!

Jewett and Barbara Benson also were featured in a story we did about the Lakeside Ballroom Dance Club.   They are dance instructors and teach in various venues around the region, including classes through Alexandria Community Ed.  Here's their story...