Friday, March 5, 2021

People + Places

A stop in Birmingham, Alabama, during the 10th Anniversary Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Experience

Digital event on Friday will highlight “thought-provoking” images and stories about racial justice

"Block Talk" is part of an ongoing collaboration between Arts on the Block and the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights.
Posters hang on a fence outside Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School at the Black Lives Matter protest on East-West

Photos: Black Lives Matter Protest on East-West

Peaceful protestors marched against hate violence and racial disparities in the criminal justice system
Black Lives Matter protest at the Connie Morella Library in Bethesda on Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Photos: Black Lives Matter Protest in Bethesda

Hundreds of people gathered at the Connie Morella Library to protest police brutality and systemic racism in response to the death of George Floyd.
Cabin John Park’s antique firetruck has been doing birthday drive-bys during COVID-19

Cabin John Park’s Antique Firetruck Still Brightens Days

The 90-year-old Brockway engine shores ups the community by participating in special events, including birthday drive-bys.
Twin Valley Distillers started making hand sanitzer when COVID-19 began to impact their alcohol business

COVID-19’s Impact on Montgomery County Businesses

How local businesses have come up with creative ways to serve their customers since the start of the pandemic.
Maryland suffragist Lavinia Margaret Engle

League of Women Voters of Montgomery County Celebrates 100 Years

LWVMC also shares a birthday year with the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
North Star Games founder Dominic Crapuchettes

Dominic Crapuchettes Never Stops Playing

A near-death experience as captain of a commercial fishing vessel inspired this Bethesda man to follow his own North Star.
MCPS teacher Maura Moore crochets "meeps" for her students and co-workers

Maura Moore is Spreading Joy One “Meep” at a Time

The MCPS teacher is making a difference with her "crocheted emotional support orbs."
Francesca Casazza of the Italian Culture Society of Washington, D.C.

Francesca Casazza Brings Her Passions to the Italian Cultural Society

The executive director's excitement for her native country has recharged the Bethesda-based nonprofit organization.
Adriana Hochberg, Montgomery County assistant chief administrative officer

Q&A: Adriana Hochberg

In her role as assistant chief administrative officer for Montgomery County, Adriana Hochberg is leading the county’s efforts to combat climate change.