September-October 2019

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A Place of Their Own

Gwen Reese grew up in Sugarland, a community formed by free blacks after the Civil War. Now she’s devoted to preserving the heritage of her hometown.
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The Battle

Kids are hooked on their iPads and video games. When it's time to turn off the electronics, life at home can get ugly.
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On Point

Fifteen-year-old Bethesda fencer Honor Johnson is winning medals in competitions—and setting her sights on the 2024 Olympics
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Field Days

When your daughter dreams of playing in the Women’s World Cup, life as a soccer dad can get intense
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Taking on the Water

When streets flood or someone’s in danger on the Potomac River, a team of specially trained Montgomery County firefighters answers the call
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Extraordinary Educators

Six local teachers who are making a difference—from getting middle school students excited about science to helping second graders learn about the world beyond their classroom walls
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Changing Tides

On Virginia’s Eastern Shore, the centuries-old town of Onancock is a good launch point for exploring the dynamic shoreline