People + Places

Cartoonist Leila Cabib’s craft is to tell a joke without using words

The cartoonist’s job entails more than just eliciting a chuckle at a humorous punchline. The best cartoonists are not only — or merely —...

Sophia Watkins: Lavender Land Steward

Sophia Watkins is a third-generation Latino farm owner in the Montgomery County Agriculture Reserve. She owns Soleado Lavender Farm, a 30-acre refuge for pollinators. “It’s...

The Faster Pastor

The Rev. Christine Dunn’s day job sees her preaching up at the pulpit in Bethesda’s Trinity Lutheran Church, calling on the congregation to exemplify...

Then and Now: Old Town Gaithersburg

Diamond Avenue, where it crosses Summit Avenue, as it was in 1914. Shopping options, from left: Belt’s Store, (sign) Charlie Foo’s Laundry, Nicholl’s Harness...

Frances Shefter: A Fighter for Families

By Jarrad Saffren Growing up, Frances Shefter sympathized with special education students. She thought they weren’t getting the help they needed. Shefter felt this way...

Robin Henoch: Advocate for Senior Adults

By Sasha Rogelberg Robin Henoch started Always Best Care Senior Services in mid-Montgomery County nine years ago, having always valued the wellbeing of the elderly. After...

Katie Hecklinger: Art to Help the Whole Person

By Jarrad Saffren In June 2019, Katie Hecklinger was an assistant principal at Chevy Chase Elementary School. After working in the Montgomery County Public Schools...

Pati Jinich’s flavors of Mexico

Growing up in Mexico City, celebrity chef Pati Jinich said she found that food was at the center of all cultural events and at...

Erika Alexander: Marriott’s chief global officer

Having worked for Marriott International for 33 years, Erika Alexander, the hospitality company’s chief global officer, Global Operations, has been with the company for...

Speaking of sports with George Solomon

By Aaron Leibel From the beginning, the chemistry between sports journalists Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon was terrific. George Solomon ought to know. As head of...