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Restaurant Review: Buena Vida

Our critic checks out the new Mexican spot in Silver Spring

Friends First

After meeting in college and reconnecting years later, a North Bethesda couple enjoyed a hotel wedding with 520 guests

Taking Her Own Advice

Mona Hanford of Bethesda was working on a book about preparing for the death of a loved one when she found out she had cancer

Training Days

The Wheaton barber academy is more than just a place for $5 haircuts

A Guide to 10 Out-of-the-Way Ethnic Eateries

Restaurants where diners need to have an open mind and an adventurous spirit

Figuratively Speaking

A look at Montgomery College, by the numbers

Where Bethesda-Area High School Grads Applied to College

Our look at the number of applicants and acceptances at more than 300 colleges

The Pursuit of Equity

In a county that is growing more racially and economically diverse, MCPS is facing the challenge of ensuring equal learning opportunities for all students

A Place to Play

At The Game Gym in Potomac, kids are learning the ins and outs of video games

Talking Shop

After 35 years together, a therapist and a divorce lawyer are writing a book about marriage

Extraordinary Educators

Meet six local teachers who are making a difference

Table Talk

A new Filipino restaurant and more news from the local food scene

Straight From the Heart

The scoop on a Kensington couple’s resort wedding

The Salty Air

Our writer checked out the Bethesda Salt Cave

New Books By Local Authors

Works include parenting advice, mindfulness tips and more

Shore Things

Infuse your home with sophisticated, beach-inspired style

Let’s Eat Outside

Fancy grills and outdoor kitchens make dining on a porch or patio even more fun

Baby Steps

A Bethesda therapist helps struggling new moms realize they’ll be OK

Growing Pains

Downtown Bethesda is changing, whether we like it or not

Welcome to the Beach

A Potomac couple’s custom-built home in Bethany sleeps 16 and features lots of cool coastal accents

Top Estate Lawyers in the Bethesda Area

Here are 17 local attorneys recommended by their peers

Nobody Succeeds Alone

When Silver Spring’s Katie Guzzey ran into tough times, her “adopted families” rallied around her

Shop Talk

Floral dresses, fun accessories and tips for eyelash extensions

The Accidental Activist

Amanda Farber isn’t totally opposed to the construction in downtown Bethesda—she’s just tired of watching buildings go up and trees come down

What’s Coming

A guide to the major construction projects that are underway or coming soon in downtown Bethesda

Chasing the Stars

A Chevy Chase native has made a career out of reporting on celebrities

Why Marriott Stayed

An inside account of the hotel giant’s decision to relocate its headquarters to downtown Bethesda, rather than move away

Restaurant Review: Lucy and Chercher

Our critic checks out two new Ethiopian spots in Bethesda

Beach Bumming

Maryland’s family-friendly Twin Beaches serve up gentle reminders to relax and take it easy

Scenes from Home

How a Bethesda author’s 2013 book about his high school inspired the NBC drama Rise

Bethesda Interview: Kate Bennett

The CNN White House reporter talks about fashion in D.C. politics, and more

Figuratively Speaking

A look at parking in Bethesda and Silver Spring, by the numbers

Chill Time

From classic cones to custom ice cream sandwiches, here are nine summer treats we love

Sense of Purpose

Four Montgomery County teens who are pushing for stricter gun control

After the Gold

Wootton alum and Olympic medalist Haley Skarupa skates through a whirlwind of national attention

Get Away

A new museum, a resort in the Outer Banks and more

A Way With Words

The winners of the 2018 short story and essay contests

Things to See and Do in the Bethesda Area in July and August

Our picks for music, festivals and other entertainment

Table Talk

Dog Haus in Bethesda, Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring and more

Pattern Play

Liven up your home with bold and beautiful elements

Medal Man

A 94-year-old Rockville athlete and record holder has no plans to slow down.

Book Report

New titles by local authors, including two parenting books and the little-known story of African-American soldiers in John Brown's army

Rules of the Road

What ever happened to drivers being civil?

Home, Reimagined

A Potomac couple has given new life to their 1970s-era home

Keeping the Faith

A Gaithersburg couple married at the same church where they met and later shared their first kiss

Island Living

Today's kitchens boast islands that are more beautiful, versatile and functional than ever. The centerpieces in these four homes are no exception.

‘A Perfect Match’

At a therapeutic riding center in Boyds, horses are helping people with special needs discover their strengths and abilities

Out From the Shadows

Undocumented but undeterred, a Silver Spring man becomes an advocate for "Dreamers"

Back to Her Roots

Wedding florist Sophie Felts grew up on a tree farm in Montgomery County. Years later she moved home and started a business of her own.

Fishing for Answers

A Bethesda attorney's quest to make zebrafish central to the study of disease

Sound Connection

School Resource Officer P.J. Gregory gets to know students in the hallways and at band class

Crazy for Crabs

Get ready for crab season with our guide to crackin' crabs in the Bethesda area

Water, Water Everywhere

With 157 miles of shoreline, Kent Island is more than just a pass-through on the way to the beach

Shop Talk

Whyte House Monograms in Chevy Chase, plus the latest in local beauty treatments

Bethesda Magazine’s Favorite New Restaurants

More than 70 restaurants have opened in the Bethesda area in the last two years. Food critic David Hagedorn chooses his 10 favorites.

In Sync

Derwood siblings Michael and Rachel Parsons have dedicated their lives to ice dancing. Their goal: an Olympic medal in 2022.

Figuratively Speaking

A look at Great Falls, by the numbers

The Great Outdoors

Potomac's Grace Lee wants kids to grow up enjoying national parks like she did

What’s Happening to Me?

Find out about a little-known disorder that's affecting teens

Table Talk

Meet the chef at Lock 72 Kitchen & Bar, plus a new hot pot restaurant and Bethesda's gluten-free bakery

Conversations With The Candidates

Interviews with the six Democratic candidates for county executive

Things to See and Do in the Bethesda Area in May and June

Our picks for music, shows and other entertainment

Roger Berliner

Interviews with the six Democratic candidates for county executive

David Blair

Interviews with the six Democratic candidates for county executive

Marc Elrich

Interviews with the six Democratic candidates for county executive

Bill Frick

Interviews with the six Democratic candidates for county executive

Rose Krasnow

Interviews with the six Democratic candidates for county executive

George Leventhal

Interviews with the six Democratic candidates for county executive

8 Great ‘Affordable’ Neighborhoods

We've rounded up Bethesda-area neighborhoods with nice houses, a strong sense of community, a convenient location-and the relatively low average price of less than $700,000.

Figuratively Speaking

Public school buses in Montgomery County, by the numbers

New Places to Live

A guide to luxury apartments, condos and townhomes in the Bethesda area

Lovin’ Lancaster

Our roundup of food finds in the Pennsylvania city includes market stands, factory tours and farm-to-table restaurants

Skin Matters

A North Bethesda dermatologist on applying sunscreen, where skin cancers can hide and what she uses on her own face

Sleep on It

The search for a new mattress can get complicated

‘I’m Here—You’re OK’

Our family was hiking in Hawaii when my son had a terrifying seizure. The next day we learned what caused it, and what he still had to face.


Silver Spring native Ethan Slater watched Spongebob SquarePants as a child. Now he's playing the animated sea sponge on Broadway.

Too Much Stuff

How to get rid of everything you don't want.

Kitchen Buzz

Bethesda beekeeper observes life of indoor hive

Soup’s Up

A local delivery service aims to provide comfort to body and soul

Their Lovely Day

A local couple's Bethesda wedding included tearjerker vows and a best man speech to remember

Top Teens

Meet the winners of Bethesda Magazine's 2018 Extraordinary Teen Awards

By the Numbers

Home sales trends for more than 440 neighborhoods in the Bethesda area

Book Report: Works by Local Authors

A roundup of new reads, from a cookbook to a hiking guide

Shop Talk

Our picks for spring slides, plus a luxury concierge service based in Silver Spring

Steaking His Claim

Chef Ashish Alfred turns 4935 Bar and Kitchen into a promising steak house

The Long Shot

Maryland Congressman John Delaney has spent much of his life taking risks that paid off. Now the Potomac resident is taking his biggest risk-he's running for president.

‘Nobody’s Dying Today’

Nursing assistant Katelyn Losquadro stopped to help an injured driver of a single-car accident. That decision changed both of their lives.

On Her Watch

Laurie Duker works to improve how local judges and courts deal with domestic violence cases

Table Talk

A local meal-kit company, restaurant news and more

Bethesda Interview: Pascale Lemaire

The wardrobe and prop stylist from Silver Spring talks about reality TV fame, dressing Jill Biden, and why her job isn't always glamorous

Things to See and Do in the Bethesda Area in March and April

Our picks for music, shows and other entertainment

The Perfect Fit

A Chevy Chase couple tailors a historic home to suit their lifestyle

Almost Famous

When it comes to social media, some pets have a mind of their own

Figuratively Speaking

Animal services in Montgomery County by the numbers

Finding Their Strength

Three years ago, a private jet crashed into Ken Gemmell's home in Gaithersburg, killing his wife and sons. Gemmell decided he wasn't going to let the tragedy destroy him or his daughter.

Table Talk

Taco Arepa, butternut soup times three, Fat Nomads food truck and more.

Memory Lanes

Bethesda's bowling game started in the 1890s and is still going strong today

In with the Old

Who needs the next bright shiny phone when the geniuses at Apple will fix the one you have

Switching Gears

Silver Spring's Shayla Cornick fell in love with indoor cycling and left her career in education to teach others the joy of riding

The Mix Master

How a local scientist swirls pixels instead of paint to create abstract works of art

Once Upon a Time in Montgomery County

A family terrorized in their beds. A young white girl, brutally killed. An itinerant black man, who didn't stand a chance... It was the last lynching, an event long forgotten in the area's history

Calling the Plays

Local restaurateur Mark Bucher dishes out business advice to NFL players

Flying High

A 13-year-old from Chevy Chase flips and twists his way to a world championship event

Recipe for a Classic Combo

It's comfort food times two when cheese and pasta get together

Mirror, Mirror

These must-have designs add color and sparkle to bare walls and even create the illusion of space

Weddings of the Year

A peek inside the celebrations of four local couples

Room to Grow

See inside the Bethesda home of Aly Jacobs and Matt Leydig. The kid-friendly colonial has six bedrooms and an open floor plan.

Book Report: Works by Local Authors

Our roundup of new reads, from parenting advice to history tomes

Round House Revival

How artistic director Ryan Rilette has transformed the Bethesda theater into one of the D.C. area's best

Peruvian Palate

Our restaurant critic checks out recently opened La Limeña Grill

Mrs. Brace Face

After three years of orthodontics in middle school, our writer needed more as an adult. And Invisalign alone wasn't enough.

Raising Her Voice

A Rockville children's author hopes to help readers understand what it means to be Muslim American

New Year, New Start

Need a break from technology, the holidays and the news cycle? A quick retreat may do you good.

Bethesda Interview: Sarah Pekkanen

The Chevy Chase resident and best-selling novelist talks about plot twists, scaling mountains and selling the movie rights to her latest book

All That Glitters

Go for the gold this holiday season with accents that shimmer and shine

The Right Stuff

Serve a dish studded with cranberries and chestnuts for the holidays

Inside Three New Homes

When renovations can't do the job, residents are building custom homes to get what they really want

Grand Designs

What it takes to create a restaurant's layout and décor

Shop Talk: Hostess Gift Ideas From an Artisanal Gifting Company Owner

Plus: A rabbi from Silver Spring who bends cutlery into jewelry

Book Report: Works by Local Authors

We've rounded up new reads, from novels to nonfiction

Training Days

A group of older athletes in Montgomery County are pushing their limits with a coach and teammates who live for triathlons

Green Gurus

Meet the winners of this year's Bethesda Magazine Green Awards, held in partnership with Bethesda Green

Restaurant Review: Addie’s, New and Improved

Chef Jeff Black re-creates a beloved restaurant at Park Potomac

Taking The Lead

Suburban Hospital's president has her biggest role yet

Hope Lives Here

Nearly three-quarters of the students at Germantown's Daly Elementary School are from low-income families. For the principal and her staff, academics are only part of the job.

Things to See and Do in the Bethesda Area in November and December

Our picks for holiday events, music, shows and other entertainment

Bethesda Interview: John McCarthy

The Montgomery County state's attorney talks about gang violence, what happened at Rockville High School and the cases that really get to him

Guide to Giving

More than 60 ways to make a difference in our community

To Honor and Remember

Montgomery County runners aim to memorialize military veterans

The Delivery Woman

Life as an OB-GYN can be unpredictable, especially when you're also married to one

Stunning Skylights

Area homeowners let the light shine in

Searching for Truth

Bethesda writer Paula Whyman heads a new journal, intertwining art and politics

Table Talk

A new kosher Israeli grill, a mom's cookie company, restaurant news and more

Vineyard Vows

A Bethesda chef helped turn his own wedding into a fancy barbecue

Catholic School in Bethesda Honored With National Blue Ribbon Title

Little Flower was only private school in Montgomery County to win 2017 award

Book Report

An advice book, two novels and more

Recipes for Life

A group of women started a cooking club in 1976-and it's still going strong

A Crowning Moment

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School's gender-neutral homecoming court made history


Our teens can't live without their phones-and the consequences are troubling

Extraordinary Educators

Meet six local teachers who are making a difference

Keeping the Faith

How a rabbi and a reverend share the same worship space in Bethesda

The Hurricane Hunter

This Silver Spring pilot has flown into dozens of storms

These Animals Will Melt Your Heart

Meet the pigs, goats and other residents of the Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary in Poolesville

The Recovery

Patients with facial palsy just want to look like themselves again

Restaurant Review: Macon Bistro & Larder

See what our critic says about the French meets Southern American fare at the Upper Northwest D.C. bistro

Where Bethesda-Area High School Grads Applied to College

Our look at the number of applicants and acceptances at more than 300 colleges

Driving Range: Plan a Trip to the Brandywine Valley

Three stops in Pennsylvania and Delaware make the region worth a visit

His Toughest Test Yet

Can former Montgomery County Council member Tom Perez bring together a fractured Democratic party?

The Best of Local Fast-Casual Dining

We pick our favorite dishes from local eateries. Plus: Tips for healthier ordering.

Master Method Academy's Marco Sies Delivers Life Lessons

Bullied as a child, the champion kickboxer teaches more than martial arts

Figuratively Speaking: The Cost of School Sports

A look at athletic budgets and spending at Montgomery County high schools, by the numbers

Nifty Shades of Gray

Open plans, clever storage and sophisticated neutral colors transformed the kitchens of four Bethesda-area homes

Fall Flavors

Spice up dinner with a recipe for crab and butternut squash soup

Ranking Our High Schools

Check out profiles of Montgomery County high schools, and rankings across several performance categories. Plus: How do county schools stack up in the national rankings?

Things to See and Do in the Bethesda Area in September and October

Our picks for fall festivals, music, shows and other entertainment

Shop Talk: The Investment Bag

Get tips on choosing a designer handbag. Plus: A Bethesda financial adviser's side business is luxury neckwear.

Bethesda Interview: DJ Durkin

The University of Maryland football coach talks about his team's first win, how he gets recruits and the two players who changed his life

Kensington Cancer Survivor Drives Medicine With Big Data

Meet the man leading a new technology-based initiative at the National Institutes of Health

Four New Books from Local Authors

History, fiction and more from Montgomery County writers

Figuratively Speaking: Voters in Montgomery County

A look at MoCo voting habits, by the numbers

In a Hearing World

How a Bethesda teen with cochlear implants is navigating high school life

Making Therapy Fun for Clients With Special Needs

Exergaming turns exercise into entertainment at Rockville's Fitness for Health

One for the Books

A Rockville rabbi shifts gears with a trolley for young readers

Meet the Reporters Who Cover the Trump White House

Bethesda-area journalists adjust to the new reality as Donald Trump steps up his attacks on the press

Table Talk: 4 Gaithersburg Beer and Wine Stores

Find out where you can shop, eat and drink; plus get a taste of Bethesda's new Thai ice cream

A Bethesda Couple Adopts 4 Sisters from Costa Rica

They were looking for one child at first, then the process took an unexpected turn

How Many Former Lawyers Work at Bethesda's Williams-Sonoma?

More than 25 percent of the sales associates have law degrees

Gone With The Wind

Bethesda's Dominique Stater, a 16-year-old windsurfer, competes all over the world

Top Divorce Lawyers in the Bethesda Area

The best in the business, according to 50 family law attorneys

Building a Landscaping Business in Bethesda

A Bethesda-Chevy Chase student juggles school and the work he does with his dad

Inside Peter Chang’s New Flagship Restaurant

With the opening of Q, the famed Chinese chef is betting big on Bethesda

Kevin Beverly Helps Students Go the Distance

Executive honors his roots by helping local disadvantaged youths realize their ambitions

Faces of Resistance

The Bethesda area is home to dozens of activist groups aiming to resist Donald Trump and to help elect more Democrats to office

Art in the Air on the Eastern Shore

Every July, Easton becomes a mecca for artists and art lovers

Beach Bash

A Gaithersburg couple's wedding in the Dominican Republic gave guests an excuse to take a vacation

Fighting Fake News

How a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist is helping students separate truth from fiction in Montgomery County and beyond.

Kids and Water Safety

A Potomac mother shares the story of her son's nonfatal drowning. Find out what she's doing to promote CPR training and prevent drownings.

Get Away: Philadelphia’s New Museum of the American Revolution

Plus: Chincoteague's new boutique hotel, and a waterfront inn less than an hour away

A Chevy Chase Couple's Great Escape

See inside their gorgeous second home in Rehoboth Beach

Cooking Class: Blueberry Cobbler

Dig into summer with a two-layer treat

Bethesda Interview: Jack Conger

The Olympic swimmer talks about growing up in Rockville, the advice he got from Michael Phelps, and that night at the gas station in Rio

Things to See and Do in the Bethesda Area in July and August

Our picks for festivals, music, shows and other entertainment

Write On

The short stories and essays that took the top prizes in our annual writing competition

The Quarry By Sara Franklin-Gillette

Adult Short Story Contest Winner, Bethesda

Gray Worlds By Jack Kiyonaga

High School Short Story Contest Winner, Gonzaga College High School

Now Play By Stella Donovan

Adult Essay Contest Winner, Rockville

Elsa & Segundo By Dini Duran Karasik

Adult Short Story Second Place Winner, Kensington

China By Marisa Fein

Adult Short Story Third Place Winner, Washington, D.C.

One Icy Morning By Pallavi Chandra

Adult Short Story Honorable Mention Winner, Chevy Chase

The Tenuous Spaces By Amaly Gillig

Adult Short Story Honorable Mention Winner, Silver Spring

Broken String By Cindy Song

High School Short Story Second Place Winner, Richard Montgomery High School

When a Man Loves By Ben Friedman

High School Short Story Third Place Winner, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School

Excerpts from a Journal—An Adolescent’s First Loss By Lee Schwartz

High School Short Story Honorable Mention Winner, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School

Thorns By Edith Stone

High School Short Story Honorable Mention Winner, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School

Mourning FDR By Elliot Wilner

Adult Essay Third Place Winner, Bethesda

The Right Fit By Sarah Bigham

Adult Essay Honorable Mention Winner, Frederick

The Bracelet By Tanya Edwards

Adult Essay Honorable Mention Winner, Clarksburg

Hometown Turtle By Jessica North Macie

Adult Essay Honorable Mention Winner, Washington, D.C.

A Wordless Way By Kathleen Cho

High School Essay Second Place Winner, Poolesville High School

Invisible Crown By Jordan DeVeaux

High School Essay Third Place Winner, Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart

The Voice From Arthès By Hannah Ashe

High School Essay Honorable Mention Winner, Winston Churchill High School

Traveling the World in One Place By Sophia Azimi

High School Essay Honorable Mention Winner, Washington International School

Illegitimacy By Katherine Byrnes

High School Essay Honorable Mention Winner, Connelly School of the Holy Child

Shop Talk: Swimwear to Suit Your Needs

Plus: Luxe gear for dogs from a Chevy Chase company

Where Are You From? By Nina Gautam

High School Essay Contest Winner, Winston Churchill

The Hopeful Planet By Dana Gurland

High School Short Story Honorable Mention Winner, Walt Whitman High School

Figuratively Speaking: Golf in Montgomery County

As the Quicken Loans National gets ready to tee off in Potomac, we break down local golf courses by the numbers

Family Portrait: Meet the Flynns

What life is like for a Bethesda family with six kids-including twins

How to Take Control of Your Closet

Tips to organize your clothes and create a space that's glam

Avoiding Painful Vet Bills

Why it pays to get an insurance plan for your pet

The Secrets of Restaurant Servers

What drives them crazy, how they boost tabs and other surprising morsels from insiders

4 Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

New books by local authors Sally Mott Freeman, Wendy Kiang-Spray, Anthony Franze and Aneesh Singla

How Adopting a Haitian Boy Changed a Potomac Physician’s Life

In 2013, Rob Freishtat met a toddler while volunteering in Haiti. Now, that child is his son.

Making New Friends in the Wise Elder Program at Walt Whitman High School

Nima Padash and John Noble share their experience in the mentoring project

Get Away: Mountains, Fishing and an Antique-Filled B&B

From a resort with stellar golf courses to a trip for anglers, we found three spots worth the trip

"He Understands How to Help Others"

A 9-year-old in Bethesda sold his artwork to help a family friend who was sick

Driving Range: Great Shakespeare Performances Are Closer Than You Think

Check out the American Shakespeare Center in the Shenandoah

Suburbanology: Why Do We Separate Ourselves from "The Help"?

Breaking down the "us" and "them" when people are working in our homes

7 Must-Try Noodle Dishes

We sampled oodles of noodles and found the most slurp-worthy in Montgomery County

Uncovering the "Lost Colony" in Bethesda

Near Macedonia Baptist Church, a black community on River Road struggles to reclaim its history

Shop Talk: Meet a Potomac Woman Who Sells Bright Leggings

Plus, what to wear to weddings and summer parties

Being Delaney Dunigan

The Kensington teen is busy with cheerleading, homework and hanging out with friends-things her parents weren't sure she'd ever do

A Bethesda Geriatrician Finds Inspiration From His Elderly Patients

Dr. Gary Wilks talks about hidden dangers, tough decisions and caring for older people

Meet the Bethesda Native Who Earned an Oscar Nomination

Kahane Cooperman, a Walt Whitman graduate, directed the documentary short Joe's Violin

What Happened When a Bethesda Couple Took Over Politics and Prose

Former journalists Lissa Muscatine and Bradley Graham bought the Upper Northwest D.C. bookstore in 2011

Made in MoCo: Where to Find the Freshest Food Locally

Our guide to Montgomery County farms, breweries, wineries and more

On a Mission to Help Cure Cancer

Walt Whitman's senior class president shares his story and what he's doing now

A Landon Student Finds His Calling With Electronic Music

Tommy Shull, a former lacrosse player, performs under the name Shoolz

Landscape Design Trends in the Bethesda Area

Sport courts, pools and activity zones--these yards have it all

Restaurant Review: Mark Bucher's Community

The diner concept in Woodmont Triangle needs tweaking

Rainy Weather Leads to Localized Flooding, Downed Trees

Utility workers clearing away debris from River Road, officials report

All Rise: Strathmore's Most Ambitious Production of the Season

A behind-the-scenes look at Wynton Marsalis' show

Cooking Class: Spice Up Your Cinco de Mayo with a Steak Burrito Buffet

This mouthwatering Mexican recipe turns any weekday into a May 5 fiesta

A Local Couple Planned Their Perfect Wedding on the Water

The big day included a crab feast, a sand ceremony and flip-flops for everyone

Bethesda Interview: Carol Maloney

The NBC4 sports anchor and reporter talks about why she doesn't like the teleprompter, getting Jayson Werth to talk to her on camera, and more

Things to See and Do in the Bethesda Area in May and June

Our picks for festivals, music, shows and other entertainment

Table Talk: Chefs Who Graduated from L'Academie de Cuisine

Plus: Meet the sommelier at Black's Bar & Kitchen, get a recipe from Kapnos Kouzina, and learn the latest restaurant openings and closings

Political Journalist Jonathan Allen Releases New Book About Hillary

The Bethesda native now looks forward to some family time

Family Portrait: Meet the Redmonds

From tennis and basketball to running and soccer, the Bethesda family knows how to stay active

New Books From Local Authors

The scoop on works by Nadia Hashimi, Peter Cozzens and more

Get to Know Baltimore's Food Scene

Restaurants and bars are giving fresh life to industrial spaces in three Charm City neighborhoods

Big Roles for a Young Chevy Chase Actor

For middle schooler Henry Baratz, the stage is a second home

Cooking Show Fame

In the kitchen with a Chopped Junior star from Chevy Chase

Pets: The Slim Down

Sometimes cats have to lose weight too

Inside WeddingWire

How CEO Tim Chi helped create a Chevy Chase tech company couples can't seem to live without

Lessons Learned from Wisconsin Avenue

A tour of downtown Bethesda's main street is eye-opening

U.S. Presidents Have Often Stopped in Montgomery County

Throughout history commanders-in-chief have come to the area to escape Washington, D.C.

Shop Talk: Far From Timid Clothing and Home Décor

Plus, new local shops and beauty tips from Bluemercury's CEO

Potomac Foodie Gains a Following as Instagram's DCFoodPorn

Justin Schuble features Bethesda-area restaurant dishes with amazing photos

How Washington Post Columnist Ruth Marcus Found Her Voice

The Bethesda resident talks about her journalism start, being a working mom and more

Skin Tips from an Esthetician

Treating everything from acne to aging in a med spa

Off to the Opera

Animals from Potomac Horse Center are making it big in New York City

Cherry Blossoms by the Numbers

The petals draw thousands to Chevy Chase's Kenwood neighborhood every spring

New Places to Live

Our guide to luxury apartments, condos and townhomes that opened in the past two years or are coming soon

The Lady Docs

How a few physicians in Potomac grew their exercise group into a community

Top Teens 2017

Meet the 12 winners of our Extraordinary Teen Awards

Restaurant Review: Owen's Ordinary

Go for the beer at this Pike & Rose tavern

The Montgomery County Executive Race

The upcoming Democratic primary campaign could be the most crowded, hotly contested and consequential in nearly 50 years

Cooking Class: Slow-Cooked Beef Brisket with Spicy Mustard Cabbage Slaw

Serve a spicy American variation on the traditional St. Patrick's Day corned beef and cabbage

Bethesda's Irish Dancer

At 21, Samantha Durbin is headed to the World Irish Dancing Championships for the seventh time

Inside 4 Beautiful Bethesda-Area Homes

From channeling the French countryside to bringing home the African plains, these stunning pads are filled with punch and personality.

Anna Fazio and Robert Rosen

A Rockville couple chose Bryan Voltaggio's restaurant VOLT for their intimate celebration

By the Numbers: Home Sales Highlights

How quickly did houses sell and how expensive did they get? We break down the data.

By the Numbers: Real Estate Market Analysis

Insiders are optimistic about the Bethesda-area housing market

How Bethesda's Allan Lichtman Predicted the Election for Trump

The American University professor defied polls and pundits during the 2016 presidential election

Things to See and Do in the Bethesda Area This Spring

Our picks for contests, concerts, theater productions and more

Bethesda Interview: Carol Flaisher

The movie location manager talks about finding a house for Wedding Crashers, the power of name-dropping, and memorable moments on the set

When Your Child is Born with Congenital Heart Defects

Keely O'Brien was just 2 weeks old when a cardiologist told her parents she wouldn't survive without surgery

Table Talk: New Chefs on the Local Food Scene

Inside the kitchens of Flor de Luna's Ana Osorio and Macon Bistro & Larder's Tyler Stout

Whale Watching in Virginia Beach

Not many people know these graceful giants can be spotted in the winter

Decorating With Purple

Color gurus at Benjamin Moore have chosen a deep amethyst shade as the color of the year

Book Report

New books by local authors Mark Shriver, Debbie Levy, Debbie Cenziper and David O. Stewart

Report: Universal Pre-K in Montgomery County Could Cost Up to $128 Million Annually

Analysis finds long-term benefits of early education outweigh the expense

Meet the Thomases

Bethesda couple first kept relationship secret over parents' friendship

Cooking Class: Roasted Cauliflower with Roasted Beets

Cut beets in heart shapes to create a Valentine's Day appetizer

Get Away: Stave Off Winter Blues at an African-Themed Resort

Plus Maryland's new casino and the American Revolution Museum

Breathe New Life Into an Old Home With a Kitchen Renovation

Couple remodels room for the second time to better suit their lifestyle

Can Some Things Still Be Private?

In the age of overexposure, notions of privacy and secrets seem elusive

When Your Child Has a Food Allergy

It can be hard to strike a balance between keeping kids safe and letting go

Carly Schmand and Daniel Litwok

Rockville couple kept Jewish tradition in ballroom wedding

Interview: Identity's Executive Director Diego Uriburu

The Buenos Aires native talks about challenges facing Latino youths post-election

Do Dogs Really Need Coats and Boots?

Pet parents increasingly splurge on winter gear

Tania Golocovsky and Christopher Lanning

A Silver Spring couple who adore trees married in the woods

Being an Emergency Responder in Bethesda

Chevy Chase's Padraic Hughes on what it's like to volunteer for BCCRS

Traveling to all 59 U.S. National Parks

A Bethesda woman's journey across America

Restaurant Review: TapaBar

Spanish small plates yield big rewards in Woodmont Triangle

Life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Parents of premature infants forge tight bonds with their baby's caretakers

Nicole Melnick and Justin Miller

Couple ties the knot in St. Regis hotel where the bride's parents married

Table Talk: Bethesda's Newest Confection Store

Plus, Silver Spring's Corner Market and gluten free desserts

Montgomery County's Snow Day Predictor

When wintry weather is expected, students and parents turn to MoCo Snow's ratings for answers

High School Yoga

How local schools are using mindfulness to help students relax

Keeping Up the Fight

At 85, Republican Connie Morella hasn't lost her bite

Is a More Urban Bethesda Inevitable?

The Montgomery County Council is about to consider a plan that calls for more development and taller buildings in downtown Bethesda, but many local residents disapprove

Snow By the Numbers

Winter in Montgomery County can be unpredictable, here's a look at past winters, by the numbers

Things to See and Do in January and February in the Bethesda Area

Our picks for comedy shows, theater productions and more

Shop Talk: Fairy Tale-Like Jewelry

Plus, men's work wear that works in the colder months

Modern Home Tour

Primary colors add pop to a clean-lined home in Bethesda

The Nuts And Bolts of Strosniders

How a neighborhood hardware store became one of Bethesda's most beloved-and successful-institutions

The Time Abraham Lincoln Came to Rockville

The 16th president's visit to Rockville in 1861 helped keep Maryland in the Union

Book Report

New books by local authors Glenn Whitman, Ian Kelleher, Steve Roberts, Herta Feely and John Yochelson

Family Portrait: Meet the Ateeks

College sweethearts live in Silver Spring with their son and daughter

In the Name of Luv

Soon after Carolyn Mattingly was murdered in her Potomac home, her husband, Richard dedicated his life to making something good come out of the tragedy

From Journalist To Botanical Artist

Silver Spring's Susannah Zak Figura talks branching out into a new career

Behind the Scenes of a Reality TV Production Company

Inside the Bethesda-based production company behind "Say Yes to the Dress," "The Real Housewives of D.C." and "Junkyard Empire"

Get Away: Holiday On the Bay

Plus, sleep like a POTUS at the renovated Mayflower Hotel in D.C.

How a Trio of Acrobatic Gymnasts Won Gold

Sara Mercer, Sophia Handel and Cameron Jones won the top prize in their category at the USA Gymnastics Championship in Providence, Rhode Island

Six Cutting Edge Medical Procedures Happening in the Bethesda Area

Thanks in large part to the National Institutes of Health our backyard is an international hub for medical innovation

How to Make an Impression During the Holidays

Bethesda Fine Stationary owner says holiday cards, wrapping and paper invitations will never go out of style

The Benefits of Hot Yoga

Pure Om's Rachelle Demosthene explains why practicing yoga in a 105-degree room can be good for you

Cooking Class: Duck Legs with Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

Duck legs with a four-ingredient rub pair beautifully with lightly charred Brussels sprouts

Becoming a Foster Parent

When Karla and Jake Azachi signed up to be foster parents they didn't know two of the newborns they cared for would change their lives forever

Meet The Winners of the 2016 Bethesda Magazine Green Awards

From preserving trees to reducing food waste, here's how our neighbors are trying to help the environment

Lyme Disease Wars

Rockville physician Daniel Jaller believes the disease can be chronic

Restaurant Review: Suma Restaurant and Bar

Former Mussel Bar chef strikes out on his own

Table Talk: Tips to Stock a Bar Cart

Plus, throwing a luncheon for friends and creating a nontraditional holiday menu

Dinner Party Disasters

Don't let the holidays trip you up

Four Outdoor Fireplaces

From a Napa-inspired fire pit to a poolside gathering spot, these fireplaces lend warmth and personality to local backyards

Five Ways To Decorate With Wreaths

This holiday classic can add pizzazz to your front door, a dinner table and more

Danai Mattison and Barak Sky

Couple married in front of a wall covered in 15,000 roses

Living in Your Childhood Home

Five Bethesda residents discuss moving back to the house where they grew up

Montgomery County Public Libraries By the Numbers

Despite the Internet, 4.6 million people visited a county library in 2015

Five Historic Cemeteries

These graveyards offers deathly curiosities and a taste of the macabre

Khizr Khan on His Time Living in Montgomery County

The Pakistan native criticized Donald Trump at the Democratic convention in July

Meet the Walds

Chevy Chase couple has been married for 43 years and dine together every night

How a Bethesda Author Uncovered Batman's Co-Creator

Marc Tyler Nobleman's book tells the tale of two friends who created the caped superhero in the late 1930s

Babies By the Numbers

The number of babies born in Montgomery County, the most popular names, average age of birth mothers and much more

Trial Pets

Borrowing an animal is a low-commitment stepping stone to owning one

The Mother-Daughter Book Club

What started as a way to spend more time with their daughters became a 10-year-long tradition

Wildlife in Suburbia

The upside (and downside) of living so close to animals

Ron Nessen on Hosting Saturday Night Live 40 Years Ago

The former presidential press secretary hosted the comedy show in 1976

Bonding over Bagels

Chevy Chase's John Spencer was looking for a quiet place to have breakfast and read the paper. He found a lot more.

The Art of Teaching Special Needs Students

At Gaithersburg High School, a simple approach brought unexpected results

Fostering Her Spirit

When Sabrea Woodberry said she wanted to take part in a beauty pageant, her case workers did everything they could to make it happen

Book Report

New books by local authors Dana Cann, Michelle Brafman, Del Quentin Wilber and Sarah Pekkanen

Setting the Perfect Fall Dining Table

Use a mix of textures and an autumn palette in shades of gold and burgundy

Beloved Teachers

How six educators are making their classrooms -- and their students -- better

9 Restaurants Planning To Open this Year in the Bethesda Area

Eateries include a beer garden at Pike & Rose and a new Peruvian concept on Rockville Pike

Is Rockville the New Chinatown?

17 of the best spots to find authentic Chinese cuisine in Rockville

Get Away: Check In To a Thematic Hotel

Plus, the inaugural Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show

Table Talk: Super Fudge

Plus, ready to cook stew kits

What Is the Best Ride-Sharing App in Montgomery County?

Over the course of a week we took rides using transportation apps Uber, Lyft and Barwood Taxi and compared the experiences

Dave Dabney Honored at Retirement Party

More than 100 people attended gathering at Chevy Chase Acura

StartRight! 2016 Business Plan Competition Winners Announced

Alice Blayne-Allard, Free State Cooperage is the Grand Prize Winner

The College Chart

Where local high school grads applied to college

Restaurant Review: Duck Duck Goose

New Bethesda bistro Duck Duck Goose shows promise

Are Montgomery County Public Schools Still the Best?

Overcrowding and competing priorities pose serious challenges for school system

Keeping Your Allergic Kid Safe

When Shoshana Eisenberg's son was diagnosed with severe food allergies, life became a lot more complicated

A Year in the Life of a High School Principal

We shadowed Whitman's Alan Goodwin for a year to find out what it's like to head one of the nation's top public schools

Mad About Midcentury Modern

Montgomery County's architecture isn't all colonials and Cape Cods

Unplug and Recharge in the Mid-Atlantic

Three inns that will allow you time to think

A Rockville Mother's Battle with Breast Cancer

With four daughters counting on her, Lisa Frost chose to stay positive in the face of adversity

A Conversation with The Washington Post's Dan Balz

The seasoned political reporter on working at the Post for three decades and 2016's unconventional race for the White House

Kitchens with Flair

With eye-catching details such as colorful tiles and leathered countertops, these four kitchens are big on style and personality

Sending a Kid Off to College

Our children's last year living at home before they head off to college is an emotional time for both them and us

Things To See and Do in September and October

Our picks for concerts, events and festivals

Cooking Class: Tomato and Zucchini Tart

Veggies are carefully layered atop a flaky pastry base to create this beautiful tart

Family Portrait: Meet the Conleys

Family of five lives in Kensington with two pygmy goats, two ducks and five chickens

Table Talk: Picnic at the Park

Plus, how to build a better BLT

Pets by the Numbers

Montgomery County residents love their pets. We walk them, preen them, pet them, and bring them to the park to play. Here's a look at our best friends, by the numbers

Meet the Force behind the American Odyssey Relay

Bethesda's Bob Fleshner has directed the Pennsylvania-to-D.C. relay for eight years

Q & A with Scott Nash, CEO of MOM's Organic Market

Nash began delivering groceries out of his mother's garage when he was 22

Montgomery County's Suffragette

Forest Glen's Lavinia Engle fought for suffrage and justice

Best Dog-Friendly Spots in the Bethesda Area

Plus, who says dogs and cats can't be friends?

Going Blind

Bethesda's Carole Metzger has known for more than 40 years that one day she'll go blind

When Your Child's Pet Dies

How do you help a kindergartner understand that she's going to lose the dog she's loved her whole life?

The World’s Their Stage

Four young local actors make it big in national productions

Touring Barbara Black's Chevy Chase Home

How the restaurateur added warmth and personality to her new home

When Bethesda Was Cool

In the 1970s downtown Bethesda was the center of the local music universe

Travel Tips From a Seasoned, Stylish Blogger

Tanvi Rastogi from the lifestyle blog shares her travel essentials from local stores

Cyber Citizen

For Rockville's Charlie Sun, a new American citizen, home is where his smartphone is

Review: Mike Isabella's Kapnos Kouzina

Our critic is mostly a fan of the celebrity chef's Bethesda outpost

Perk Up Your Porch With a Touch of Mod Design

Bright colors, sleek shapes and contemporary patterns are everywhere this summer

Looking for Trump Supporters in Montgomery County

They're here, but laying low for the most part

Where Maryland Began

With more than 500 miles of shoreline, St. Mary's County is rich in water views and Colonial history

An Evening With an Overnight Newborn Care Specialist

Nighttime with a newborn is exhausting- unless a pro is there to help

Four Notable Locals on Their Most Memorable Summer Jobs

Working construction, waiting tables, going on coffee runs-summer jobs are a rite of passage

Inside Friendship Hospital for Animals

Every day, about 250 pets come through the doors of Friendship Hospital for Animals, where they are treated for everything from allergies to cancerous tumors.

Get Away: Beaches in the Northeast

Plus, Virginia's booming craft beer scene

Office Workouts

How some companies are making fitness part of the workday

Vacations Gone Wrong

Going away with friends doesn't always work out the way you expect it will

How the Autism Speaks 5k in Potomac Became Such a Huge Success

Potomac's Susan Pereles was determined to raise awareness and money for the developmental disorder after her nephew was diagnosed with Autism

Hero Dogs

Service dogs are enhancing Bethesda-area residents lives in many and unexpected ways

Stunning Staircases

With wow factors such as glass walls, inset windows and rustic wood risers, stairways have evolved from practical to the stunning

Girls With Game

Two local teens are proving that baseball isn't just for boys

Can't Miss Summer Events in the Bethesda Area

An insider's guide to art festivals, movie screenings and concerts

Dogs of Bethesda – Web Exclusive

We found these local pooches with their owners on the sidewalks of Bethesda

Decorating with Botanical Prints

Floral designs for the home have a new attitude, with vivid blooms that pop against dark backgrounds

Rockville Teen Hopes to Climb to the Top

Megan Lynch is one of the most competitive rock climbers in her age group in the country

Rockville Lawyer Says Online Poker Helped His Career

Ijay Palansky once won nearly $1 million in a year

Should You be Sleeping With Your Pet?

Lots of people let their pets sleep in bed with them. Is that a good idea?

Driving Range: A Gourmet Getaway in Virginia

Food lovers will find lots to like in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Cooking Class: Pan-Seared Pork Chops Au Jus

Drizzle a flavorful sauce over simply seasoned pork for a juicy main entrée

5 Great Summer Recipes

Feast your senses with these flavorful dishes from L'Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg

Finding Her Path

After working in government and raising three kids, Bethesda's Cindy Steuart found a new challenge in an unexpected cause

The Benefits of Slow Motion Training

When it comes to gaining muscle strength, some say lifting weights slowly is more effective

How Some Montgomery County Slaves Became Free

A look back at some slaves who used the Underground Railroad to escape-and the local residents and communities that helped them on their way

Updated Classic Home

Upper Northwest D.C. family used bright colors and bold patterns to modernize colonial home

Department of Liquor Control By the Numbers

The data behind the controversial Montgomery County agency

Inside Sam Deutsch's Jeopardy! Win

The University of Southern California junior from Bethesda won the $100,000 grand prize

Bethesda's Foodie Paradise

One tiny block of downtown Bethesda has become a go-to destination for food lovers

Teaching Kids to Care

How do we teach kids to be kind, compassionate and generous?

How to Remember Names

A former elementary school teacher helps people combat forgetfulness

Get Away: Explore Nature's Bounty

Plus, Virginia's redesigned spa resort

Family Portrait: Meet the Winters

Idaho couple lives in East Bethesda with their three children

45 Great Places to Get a Drink in the Bethesda Area

An insider's guide to the area's newly vibrant bar scene

Photos from the Best of Bethesda Party 2016

More than 600 people attended the event at Park Potomac

Table Talk: Where to Find Filipino Food in Rockville

Plus, traditional Taiwanese and Korean cafés

From the Magazine: Behind the Scenes with the Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit

Detectives say their work stays with them long after an investigation is over

From Roommates to Neighbors

How three college friends ended up living on the same street in Gaithersburg--30 years later

Potomac Doctor Treats Torture Survivors

The 55-year-old family physician is helping many would-be Olympic runners

Lush Bethesda Landscape

How a family transformed its manicured backyard into a rustic playground

Living with Chronic Pain

Millions of Americans live with unbearable chronic pain, here's how three of them are dealing with it

Shop Talk: How to Style Skirts for Spring and Summer

Plus, a roundup of new local spas and services

A Conversation with Fox 5’s Shawn Yancy

The news anchor talks mistakes, memorable stories and her passion for creating abstract art


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