The Allure of Philadelphia Confectioner Amy Servais has the sweetest job in Silver Spring Games Without Frontiers 2022 Summer Fun Guide Where everybody knows somebody’s name

Juneteenth in Montgomery Parks

  Photos courtesy of Montgomery Parks Montgomery Parks celebrated Juneteenth with events around the county. Events included the Josiah Henson birthday celebration at the Josiah Henson Museum and Park in Bethesda, and the Juneteenth celebration at...

The Allure of Philadelphia

By Mary Ann Treger Calling all Hogwarts, Gringotts, Ravenclaws, wizards and Slytherins, too. This summer, head north—by train, auto or broomstick—to Philadelphia for the world premiere of Harry Potter: The Exhibition. While our nearby big-city neighbor...

Then & Now: Store of Willis Burdette

Sometime in the early 1900s, a boy posed in the yard of the Anderson House at the corner of West Montgomery and South Adams Street in Rockville. Behind him was the store of Willis...

Confectioner Amy Servais has the sweetest job in Silver Spring

Photographs by David Stuck Step inside the Original Velatis Caramel Company, an artisan, small batch candy maker in downtown Silver Spring, and your senses whip into a swirl, beating a path for the confections that...

Games Without Frontiers

Story and photos by Susan C. Ingram The tidy, unassuming midcentury split-level on a gently winding lane in Kemp Mill Estates sold last spring, the contents emptied out, along with a lifetime of memories for...

Summer outdoor living

  Photos by David Stuck Few neighborhoods were more distinctly designed around the concept of indoor-outdoor than Bethesda’s Potomac Overlook, a planned mid-century enclave with “California modern” homes tucked into dense, mature woods and gentle hills...

2022 Summer Fun Guide

By Rachel Kohn The trees are an explosion of green, the flowers are blooming, and school is almost out: all signs that summer is nigh in MoCo. Whether you are looking forward to kicking back...

Where everybody knows somebody’s name

Photos by David Stuck Dig into a plate of chicken and waffles at Tom and Ray’s in Damascus and you’ll notice that almost every other diner knows someone else — a long-time customer who’s friends...

Our Cool House

All houses have stories. Ours is central air. The HVAC system caught our eye on the walk-through in 1986 because, well, it was huge. A super-size horizontal air handler rested on a stand above...

Take a Vacation

By Kathleen Uy, Librarian I (Adult & Teen Service) Montgomery County Public Libraries, White Oak Library The pandemic of the last two years had many people canceling or curtailing their travel plans. Now in 2022...

Vietfood to open in Twinbrook

Vietfood has plans to open a location in the Twinbrook neighborhood of Rockville, according to Montgomery Business Scene. The 1,500-square-foot store was previously occupied by Asia Market. The Twinbrook Shopping Center at 1902 Veirs...
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Melissa Mollet leaves the traffic behind

Born in Gaithersburg when it was “a slower version of what it is now,” Melissa Mollet is known as morning traffic reporter on NBC4. And if our traffic is a downer, Mollet leavens her...