September-October 2020

Rooted in love

A Gaithersburg couple who met in elementary school had a farm wedding that included a fig tree planting, a Blues Brothers dance, and the groom doing the worm

Survivor

As a child, Megan Mendoza faced leukemia, then a relapse and the bouts of depression that came along with it. Pediatric nurses had such an impact on her life that she decided to become one, too.

The reimagined home

A front porch, multiple offices, an exercise room, touchless faucets, soundproof walls—pandemic life is changing the features and floor plans that local residents want

From a distance

Montgomery County Public Schools scrambled to provide remote learning last spring when the pandemic forced schools to close. With instruction continuing online this fall, many question whether the district can meet the challenge.

The fixer

As director of U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin’s district office, Kathleen Connor recently found herself helping worried parents whose kids were stuck overseas