For many students with special needs, the pandemic meant the end of the structure and routine they so desperately needed. Virtual learning and therapies on Zoom could only do so much. As the school year begins, their families are facing complex challenges and trying to forge a path forward.
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Kitchen life gets an upgrade with the latest high-tech appliances
They are trailblazers, leaders, doers and achievers. They’ve worked hard to get to where they are, and they aren’t stopping. Here are eight local women who are accomplished, fierce—and inspiring.
Where Bethesda-area high school graduates applied to college and where they were accepted
Two sisters from Rockville are fighting to save the planet
For Montgomery College student Sasa Aakil, the county’s first youth poet laureate, writing is a way to express hurt and hope
At 36, Simon Maloy was a successful political writer with a wife and two young sons. Then he found out he had colon cancer, a disease striking more and more young people.
Celebrity chef and philanthropist José Andrés turns his Bethesda location of Jaleo into Spanish Diner
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Monifa McKnight, the interim superintendent of MCPS, talks about why she became an educator, being the first woman to lead the state’s largest school system, and how she’s never too tired to garden
Craft tacos in Rockville, a new pasta business, and more
Just when some parents had adjusted to their older kids being away, the pandemic brought them home
A Silver Spring couple held an intimate ceremony at Washington National Cathedral, where the bride’s parents had wed 40 years earlier
Rockville’s Jack Fitzgerald is the driving force behind an auto empire
The pandemic threatened to put these Asian restaurant owners out of business, and racism continues to test their resilience
Animal prints are migrating from the fashion runway to interior design. Get the look with these bold home goods.
A local author gives one Bethesda neighborhood a starring role in her new murder mystery
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.
New works by Bethesda-area writers
Fostering felines was a great way to ease pandemic woes