286 Shop Talk
This summer is all about white. Crisp
and cool, the shade is right for just
about anything: dresses, sandals,
handbags, cuffs, sunglasses—even an
By Cynthia Hacinli
299 What Bethesda’s
Best-selling books in the area vs. those
300 To-Do List
A roundup of free outdoor summer
concerts . . . County rock group Nitty
Gritty Dirt Band comes to Strathmore
. . . Fun for the whole family at the
Montgomery County Agricultural Fair
. . . Fourth of July celebrations around
the area . . . A festival showcasing local
wine, and more.
By Cindy Murphy-Tofig
305 Driving Range
Feeling adventurous? An overnight sail
can be a fun and different way to explore
Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay.
By Amy Brecount White
311 Once Upon a Time
North Bethesda’s Linden Oak, the biggest,
oldest tree of its kind in Montgomery
County, stands the test of time.
By Mark Walston
Our longtime columnist says goodbye—
and reflects on the suburban adventures
that inspired her writing.
By Sarah Pekkanen
20 To Our Readers
How one Chevy Chase woman helped to
preserve the legacy of a lost community
of Iraqi Jews.
By Steve Roberts
Kicking the mulch habit.
By April Witt
The head of The Puppet Co. at Glen Echo
Park introduces us to some of his favorite
By Michael-Ann Henry
40 People Watcher
A group of first-graders from East Silver
Spring Elementary takes home a top
prize in the White House Student Film
Festival. . . A new (very stylish) way to
travel from Bethesda to New York . . .
How one local teen is advocating for
sports safety, and more.
By Maura Mahoney
Creating peace can be as simple as
neighbor talking to neighbor.
By Marilyn Millstone
A would-be actress stages a career
By Nevin Martell
56 Work Related
Bruce Gemmel, head swim coach for the
Nation’s Capital Swim Club and coach
of Olympian Katie Ledecky, on how he
found his way from engineering to the
As told to Teddy Amenabar
Bethesda teen disc jockey Alex Young is
hitting all the right notes.
By Teddy Amenabar
60 Women in Business
171 Long & Foster Ad Section
218 Luxury Condos & Townhomes
245 Ask the Senior Experts