People + Places

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....
Melissa Mollet

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....

Juliet Glasser: What do people look like when they’re alone?

Juliet Glasser, of Silver Spring, has been into art forever. The 18 year old who spent her high school years at the Visual Arts...

German students reach out to local Holocaust survivor

    By Suzanne Pollak Ann Loeb had slammed the door shut on the first 13 years of her life, vowing never to have anything to do...

Then + Now — Sales of Future Past

The Jetsons-era sign for Congressional Plaza on Rockville Pike, seen here in the 1960s, signaled to Space Age consumers the proximity of Peoples Drug...

Takoma Park gets locally-sourced butcher shop

“Soko,” meaning market in Swahili, has brought locally sourced meats to Takoma Park. In addition to having your traditional butcher shop offerings like chicken and...

’70s Colonial, 21st Century Transformation

By Susan Ingram Since the Eder family moved into their Windermere home in Rockville in 2004, they’ve been happy with the well-cared-for 1970s colonial. But Anne...

Art of Transformation: From spoons to something special, from clergy to creative artist

One day, remembering a college friend who sometimes bent cafeteria forks into crude bracelets, Doug Heifetz picked up a fork and gave it a...

Will the Cider Barrel ever reopen?

While hard cider has become a popular drink in recent times, the most famous soft cider spot in the county is dry and getting...

Grace Rivera-Oven: achieving food security for people without cars

Lifelong Montgomery County resident Grace Rivera-Oven doesn’t just wear many hats. She wears a cape. As executive director of the Upcounty Consolidation Hub, in...