20 To Our Readers
A Chevy Chase doctor sets out to find
the one woman who most influenced
his childhood in Bethesda: the family
By Steve Roberts
Women of a certain age experience the
beauty of being buoyant.
By April Witt
40 My Stuff
A couple of brew-it-yourselfers tell how they
create their prize-winning beers at their
By Michael-Ann Henry
42 People Watcher
A 17-year-old from Bethesda is making a
name for himself in electronic dance music;
Bethesda’s Cokie Roberts talks about her
new book for kids, and more.
By Maura Mahoney
50 Story of My Life
She lost her child before she could even
get to know him—but he left her with an
By Rebecca Glicksberg Skipper
52 Person of Interest
Bethesda’s Charlie Barnett knows the
score—in fact, he wrote it. The prize-winning composer talks about his work.
By Virginia Myers
54 Work Related
Bill Carey works at The Music Center at
Strathmore by day, and at the hockey arena
As told to Rachel Chism
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A Chevy Chase sculptor applies the principles
of physics to his award-winning art.
By Amy Reinink
322 Shop talk
Fashion is all about cuff love this season.
Plus: A B-CC grad comes up with the Yes Man
watch; and shop openings and closings in the
By Cynthia Hacinli
336 To-Do List
Lily Tomlin brings her own laugh-in to
Strathmore; Olympia Dukakis performs her
one-woman show; and more happenings in
March and April.
By Cindy Murphy-Tofig
342 What Bethesda’s
Best-selling books in the area vs. those
344 Driving Range
There are breathtaking views, friendly folks
and toe-tappingly good mountain music—all
on Virginia’s Crooked Road music trail.
By Virginia Myers
351 Once Upon a time
Columnist Drew Pearson was dishing dirt not
only as a muckraking journalist—but also as a
farmer in Potomac.
By Mark Walston
Our intrepid columnist sets out on the trail
of that peculiar creature known as the
By Sarah Pekkanen
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