Friday, November 27, 2020

People + Places

Melissa Shear of CheezMD makes cheese and charcuterie boards in Bethesda

Melissa Shear of CheezMD: Building a Charcuterie Board Business During the Pandemic

“I’m not like Edible Arrangements. No one board is the same as the next."
Montgomery County Muslim Foundation runs a food bank for the community

Montgomery County Muslim Foundation Serves the Community in the Spirit of Islam

Since 2009, the nonprofit organization has been doing charitable work in the community, and its efforts only increased when the pandemic hit.
Councilmember Will Jawando

Councilmember Will Jawando Finds Ways To Give Back, No Matter the Medium

The at-large member of Montgomery County Council has been hosting virtual storytimes since the start of the pandemic.
Montgomery County Maryland Nonprofit Nourish Now

Local Nonprofit Nourish Now Encourages Food Recovery to Combat Food Insecurity

Founded in 2011, the Rockville-based food bank believes in giving surplus value.
Dress It Up Dressing receives Stacy's Rise grant

Dress It Up Dressing Rises to the Occasion

Bethesda-based salad dressing company wins grant for female-founded businesses.
Volunteer Tom Hill of Gaithersburg

After a Career in Public Service, Tom Hill is Still Serving the Public

The 71-year-old retiree from Gaithersburg manages a busy volunteering schedule that includes Meals on Wheels deliveries.
Interview with MCPS Teacher of the Year Inge Chichester for Montgomery Magazine

Q&A: Inge Chichester, MCPS Teacher of the Year

"If you don’t care about the students and their families, this isn’t the profession for you."
Hannah Oliver Depp, owner of Loyalty Bookstores in Silver Spring and DC

A Boost in Business at Loyalty Bookstores

The fate of the Black-owned bookstore in Silver Spring was uncertain at the start of COVID-19. Then the demand for books about race and social justice skyrocketed.
Rob Scheer of Comfort Cases, a nonprofit in Rockville, MD

Comfort Cases: Giving Foster Children a Hopeful Start in Their New Homes

This Rockville-based nonprofit is on a mission to eliminate trash bags from the foster care system.
Lily Qi, Maryland House of Delegates, District 15

Lily Qi is making her voice—and the voices of other immigrants across Montgomery County—heard

The freshman delegate from District 15, Maryland's first Chinese-born legislator, is passionate about economic competitiveness and inclusiveness.