July-August 2021

Family ties

A Silver Spring couple held an intimate ceremony at Washington National Cathedral, where the bride’s parents had wed 40 years earlier

Staying strong

The pandemic threatened to put these Asian restaurant owners out of business, and racism continues to test their resilience

Wild things

Animal prints are migrating from the fashion runway to interior design. Get the look with these bold home goods.

Group effort

For 90 days, a bunch of men from Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Kensington gave up alcohol and sweets, took cold showers and committed to praying for an hour each day. It wasn’t easy, but the impact on their health and spirituality made the journey worth it.

Leaving Eden

When the world went into quarantine, a Bethesda mom was hoping time would stop for a while. But her 4-year-old son kept growing up.

The peach guy

With 7,000 fruit trees and his ‘pet’ cows, Gene Kingsbury keeps busy running the Dickerson farm that’s been in his family for five generations

‘She’s still my mom’

Two years ago, Holly Gross was diagnosed with ALS, a disease she calls ‘a monster with no mercy.’ As her husband struggles with Parkinson’s, it’s her sons who mostly take care of her. She can’t use her voice, but she talks to them. She can’t move, but she keeps them on track. All they want now is more time with her.