November-December 2020 Archives | Bethesda Magazine

November-December 2020



Once dominant, Montgomery County’s public employee unions have seen their clout wane. Leaders are plotting a comeback.

Signing off

In his 18 years at The Universities at Shady Grove, recently retired Executive Director Stew Edelstein embraced students’ diversity and determination and helped create a unique model of education

A time to give

In one of the wealthiest counties in the country, some families are struggling like never before. Amid the pandemic, about 100,000 Montgomery County residents don’t have enough to eat. Nonprofits are helping, but they’re facing tough times, too.

Holiday hounds

Many local families welcomed new dogs into their homes in 2020. This season, pamper the pooch with creature comforts from local stores.

Extra, extra

A Kensington sixth grader is trying to help keep local journalism alive with his own weekly newspaper


When the coronavirus upended our writer’s plans to go to Europe in June, she and her husband loaded up on sanitizer, face masks and cleaning supplies, and set off on a four-week road trip

Bethesda Interview: Dr. Travis Gayles

Dr. Travis Gayles, Montgomery County’s top health official, talks about the cautious approach to reopening during the pandemic, threatening emails he’s received, and whose opinion matters most to him

Best bets

Our picks for things to do and see in November and December

Table talk

A new pizza place in Rockville, and a Bethesda couple’s spirits company

Guide to Giving 2020

Ways to make a difference in our community

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