158 Bethesda Magazine
Music promoter Seth Hurwitz has always
followed his own beat—and in so doing,
established the 9: 30 Club as one of the
top clubs in the nation. He talks about his
influences and his take on success.
By Roger Catlin
164 College Bound
Due to a production error in the last issue of
the magazine, the names of several area high
schools were switched in our annual list of
where 2013 high school graduates applied
and where they were accepted to college.
So here it is again, this time right.
contents november/december 2013 volume 10 issue 6
60 The Reasons
of Our Discontent
Bethesda-area residents are among the best-educated, highest-paid, healthiest people in
the nation. If you think that makes them the
happiest, as well, think again.
By Stacey Colino
70 Ready to Rumble
Expect incumbent Ike Leggett and former
office-holder Doug Duncan to come out
swinging as they each vie for Montgomery
County’s top job.
By Louis Peck
84 Natural Selection
A longtime food expert offers her take on
what the local independent organic markets
have to offer.
By Marian Burros
93 Split Decisions
Need a divorce? We asked people in the know
which attorneys they’d recommend, then we
checked them out—and came up with a list
of the top 25-plus divorce lawyers around.
By Kim Eisler
Bethesda’s Mark Turgeon has some big
shoes to fill as the University of Maryland
men’s basketball coach. But he’s determined
to step up and take the team to a national
By David Elfin
114 The Green Team
Some people talk the talk, but these people
walk the walk: Meet the five winners of the
fourth annual Bethesda Magazine Green
By Christine MacDonald
124 The Year of Living
They were 55 and their kids were finally out of
college. It was time to cash in on a long-held
dream—a “senior” year abroad.
By Marianne C. Bohr
134 The Wisdom
Rockville’s Solomon Graham experienced
some tough times in trying to get a college
education. That’s why this 2013 Philanthropist
of the Year wants to help others along the
path to a degree.
By Amy Reinink
141 The Guide to Giving
There’s no better time than the holidays to
think about giving back. We list more than 60
organizations in the community that could
use your help.
Cover photo: Erick Gibson; model: Kelly
Blouin; wardrobe styling by Michelle Poole
Nadi and Elizabeth McGehee, Nordstrom,
Westfield Montgomery mall, Bethesda; hair
and makeup styling by Jacquie Hannan