For Melitta

Laurence Carter lost his wife to cervical cancer three years ago. Now he is walking 3,500 miles to raise awareness about the disease that took her life.

Happy Bark Day

Birthday parties aren’t just for people

Easy Street

From precut fruit to robotic vacuums, people find all kinds of ways to save time

Tracing His Roots

For Leon Rodriguez, former head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a trip to Cuba provided the chance to connect with his family’s history

Perfect Presents

We’ve scoured the town to find holiday gifts for everyone on your list

Shop Talk

Cozy sweaters and a new skin-care store in Bethesda

Christmas Past and Present

From Colonial traditions to modern-day amusements, Williamsburg is brimming with holiday cheer

Bethesda Interview: The Cava Guys

The unstoppable creators of Crazy Feta talk about growing up Greek, mistakes they’ve made and the pressures of success

Get Away

A winter festival, an inn in the Shenandoah Valley, and more

A New Leaf

Medical marijuana dispensaries are sprouting up all over the Bethesda area. Who’s using them—and will full legalization be next?

Family Ties

Potomac native Randi Fishman was 28 when she found out she had breast cancer. After treatment and then a recurrence, doctors advised her not to get pregnant. That’s when her sister offered to carry a baby for her.

Haitian Sensation

Our restaurant critic checks out Port-au-Prince Authentic Haitian Cuisine in Silver Spring

The Doctor’s Here

Some local physicians don’t have an office—they spend their days making house calls

Figuratively Speaking

A look at Brookside’s Garden of Lights, by the numbers

Baker Man

Local sportswriter Mike Wise has a sweet hobby: making cupcakes, pastries and more

Fresh Start

A young couple tore down a rambler and built a new home in Chevy Chase for their growing family

Mission to Mentor

Philanthropist of the Year Linda Youngentob helps students in high school and college find a path to success

Fighting the ‘Sugar Bugs’

A pediatric dentist on preventing cavities, helping with brushing, and getting anxious kids in the door

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