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8 things you might not know your dentist is doing in your mouth

It’s no secret that your dentist works to keep your teeth clean during a routine checkup, but that’s far from the only thing they...

Creating the universal and unique

When Vidya Vijayasekharan presses her hands into fresh, moist clay, she experiences an organic connection to the earth. The pigment and texture speak to her...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...