May-June 2012


A Death Foretold

Did art restorer Azin Naimi know she was going to die? Some who knew her believe she did—though she couldn’t have foreseen how brutal and senseless the end would be

Hungry for History

At the local culinary society CHoW, members indulge a taste for the past

Glenn Carle: The Spy Who Said ‘No’

Bethesda Magazine interview

‘The Change’ Artist

A menopause expert tells how she keeps her cool

The Art of Losing It

Obese as a child, Bethesda’s Scott Kahan is making a reputation for himself as the go-to guy for weight management

Chris Matthews speaks at Round House Theatre

"Hardball" host talks about his new book and the 2012 political season

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe World Premiere

Imagination Stage teams up with The Washington Ballet

Local Cancer Patient Receives Playset from Roc Solid

Playset given as part of the Play It Forward program

The Candy Ma'am

Local, handcrafted caramels


350 kids participated in the third annual children’s triathlon

Fillmore Silver Spring hosts DC Record Fair

Hundreds came out for the special Father's Day edition.

3rd Annual Washington Revels SunFest

Thousands gathered in downtown Silver Spring for the annual event

Montgomery Farm Women’s Cooperative Market Turns 80

Market goers enjoys live music and more during the birthday celebration

At the Old Ball Game

A big crowd comes out for "Teacher Appreciation Night"

Solar & Green Home Expo

Expo draws nearly 200 visitors to Bethesda Green

Critters For the Cure

Annual Kentlands 5K and fun run on Saturday, June 9.

Washington Folk Festival

Thousands celebrate our area's rich cultural diversity June 2 through 3.

Sandy Spring Museum 31st Annual Strawberry Festival

Thousands enjoy the annual event on Saturday, June 2.

Maryland Community Band Day

Annual festival of community bands from throughout Maryland

11th Annual KEEN Sports Festival

Hundreds celebrated kids and sports on Sunday June 3

10th Annual Art & Soul Charity Auction

The National Center Children and Families' annual event held on Friday, June 1.

Rebuilding Hope: The RTMC Playhouse Project

Live auction of eight playhouses in conjunction with Rebuilding Together Montgomery County

Imagination Bethesda

The annual children's street festival in downtown Bethesda

Top (Local) Chefs

The Bethesda area’s restaurant scene has plenty of television personalities, empire builders and multiple-award winners. We checked in with five of the biggest stars around to get their thoughts on foodie fame and learn about their next big plans.

Ann Lacey and Brian Kainec

Married September 3, 2011 at Hotel Monaco in Alexandria, Va.

Home on the Range

‘Top Chef’ finalist Bryan Voltaggio brings star power and ambitious plans for a new restaurant to Friendship Heights

Bike To Work Day

New bike racks are unveiled during the celebration of "Bike to Work Day"

Gaithersburg Book Festival

Literary Elite Featured at 3rd Annual Event

Strut Your Mutt

A barking good time in Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle on Saturday, May 19

Potomac Hunt Races

The 60th running of the races benefiting The Yellow Ribbon Fund

"Tunnel Vision" Public Art Project

A reception for artists, sponsors and media to honor the selected artists.

Suburban Hospital’s Showcase 2012

Hundreds attend to support the hospital

Kentlands Dog Show

A doggone good day

Sixth Annual Children’s Ball

Hundreds attend ball to benefit the Children's National Medical Center

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival

Bethesda celebrates Mother's Day weekend with arts and crafts.

Vision Quest

Life can be hard enough when you’re a teenager. Imagine what it’s like when you have to struggle to see

Upper Crusts

With several new pizza restaurants around, our food critic goes in search of the perfect pie

The Up-and-Comers

The Bethesda area is home to lots of movers and shakers with long careers in business, politics and the arts. But it also has a number of rising stars who are making their mark before they’re even 40.

Anthrax: serious business

Can we breathe easy yet? An examination of how safe we are as two local firms battle it out to develop a next-generation vaccine

The House of Spirits

A onetime speakeasy in Chevy Chase undergoes a dramatic transformation

Dancing Queen

At Strathmore, Lorraine Spiegler is guiding CityDance’s next generation step by step

Since You Asked: May-June 2012

Questions and answers about the Bethesda area.

Round House Theatre Gala

Patrons gathered to celebrate the venue's 10-year anniversary

Landon Azalea Festival Attracts Thousands

Three-day event benefits student financial aid

Westbrook Carnival Brings Neighborhood Together

For more than 70 years, the first week of May has meant one thing to a close-knit Bethesda neighborhood: Westbrook Carnival.

Seize Life Charity Fashion Show

Walter Johnson High School hosts a fashion show to benefit the Stone and Holt Weeks Foundation

Rock-In Schools at the Fillmore

Students from five Montgomery County Public Schools took to the stage and performed as part of the first annual Rock-In Schools concert.

Cork 57 Beer & Wine Hosts Exclusive Wine Tasting

Green Bay Packers cornerback, Charles Woodson, unveils "Twentyfour by Charles Woodson" on Thursday, April 26

Prom Knight

The unlikely hero she never forgot

Walking Tall

A young woman overcomes daunting setbacks through determination, fortitude—and the kindness of strangers

Brookside Nature Center’s Forest Friends Festival

Montgomery Parks’ Brookside Nature Center ‘spoke for the trees’ at its annual Forest Friends Festival on Sunday, April 29th, 2012.

Guiding Lights

More than a century ago, they safely directed ships to Maryland’s shores. Now these beacons provide an illuminating look at history

A Growing Understanding

Sometimes the most important lessons in life can be learned right in your own backyard

Trial by Jury Duty

The woes of jury duty

Bethesda Literary Festival

Featured literary guests included Thomas Friedman, Marvin & Deborah Kalb, Joby Warrick and Walter Isaacson.

Westfield Style Tour with Stacy London

The "What Not To Wear" star meets locals at Westfield Montgomery

Meli Jozi and Patrick Soleymani

Married July 1, 2011 at the Four Seasons Hotel

Sequel Partners with Autism Speaks

Sequel donated 10% of a day’s sale to Autism Speaks

Behind the Scenes: Bryan Voltaggio Photo Shoot

At Whitemore Farm

Screen Test

Many local residents have found a way to beat the elements and enjoy outdoor living in almost every season, creating vacation-worthy spaces right at home.

The Shots Felt Around the World

How two Bethesda scientists’ collaboration led to the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer

Have Food, Will Travel

Thanks to social media, mobile vendors are selling everything from fish tacos to cupcakes in Montgomery County. They tweet—you eat

Cooking Class

Traditional Pad Thai

The Bigger, Better Birthday

Say bye-bye to the little backyard bash. Children expect everything from disco dances to red-carpet events to celebrate their big day


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