March-April 2021

Backyard vows

A Chevy Chase couple who got together more than 40 years after meeting in high school married in a quiet outdoor wedding

Escape artists

Inspired by the scenic beauty in Montgomery County’s 93,000-acre agricultural reserve, the members of the Countryside Artisans include painters, potters, a blown-glass maker, a stone sculptor, and a farmer who grows tea

By their side

College sophomore Nick Opack has Type 1 diabetes. So does his younger sister and their father. For years they’ve relied on dogs who are specially trained to detect the scent of low blood sugar and alert them when something is wrong.

Building up

A roundup of major development projects in the Bethesda area that are under construction or recently completed

The agent

Rockville’s Doug Neustadt does more than help his clients get signed by NBA teams. He’s played hours of Monopoly with Wizards rookie Deni Avdija.

In character

After debuting on Broadway at age 12, B-CC senior Cole Edelstein is looking forward to a future on the stage

Common ground

Nearly six years ago, a white man walked into a Black church in Gaithersburg hoping to show his support after a national tragedy. Out of that visit came an unexpected gift.

A shameful past

Montgomery County is one of the most progressive and diverse counties in the country—but it also has a long history of racism

Moving out

The Bethesda-area real estate market is booming, thanks in part to people wanting more space after being stuck at home for so long

Lasting impression

Outraged over the rising COVID-19 death toll, a Bethesda mom created a stunning display of small white flags last fall to represent each American who had died

Top teens

From an accomplished opera singer to an author of a kids book about the pandemic, the winners of our 12th annual Extraordinary Teen Awards are making their marks