Making Their Mark

When people say “you’ve made it” before you finish high school, it might seem like there’s nowhere else to go. But each of these local athletes and musicians still have plenty of upside as they continue to excel in many aspects of their young and impressive lives.

Catch Them If You Can!

They say when one door closes, another opens, especially if B. Eugene Neal is involved. Nearly 40 years ago, Gene (as he is widely known) was employed by Montgomery County, where he initiated a youth track program. When that team was eliminated following a county budget cut, Gene started a new team called the Firebirds Track Club “to provide a…


Anyone wishing to locate a romantic getaway in February would be hard-pressed to find a lovelier spot than the Tidewater Inn in Easton, Maryland. Reachable from Potomac in less than two hours off-season, the Tidewater offers a cozy and unpretentious bed and breakfast that is loaded with history and class.

The Call to Serve

Much like the country it protects, the United States Army is a collection of complex, diverse individuals with goals and ambitions, all seeking a sense of family, purpose, and dedication to a mission in life. “It’s not a job, it’s a calling,” says Lt. Gen. Leslie C. Smith, the Inspector General of the Army, of serving in the armed forces.…

Stronger, Better, Faster

The wrong workout can damage someone’s fitness goals as much as doing no workout at all. At Healthy Baller in Rockville, strength coaches and specialized personal trainers evaluate and motivate each client and create a custom plan to help them meet their fitness goals. “Our entire business is built on relationships,” said Matt Boyd, who co-founded Healthy Baller with Blair…

Healing Hands, Helping Neighbors

What makes Advanced Pain Medicine Institute (APMI) and APMI Orthopaedics , Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine so unique, specifically the Chevy Chase location?

Where Health Happens

Holy Cross Hospital meets and treats patients and non-patients wherever they can best serve


It is a Monday morning in November and I am witnessing the next generation at work.  At Feynman School in Potomac, a group of talented eighth graders is discussing the interplay between the amygdala, the brain part that responds to perceived threats, and the logical, decision-making pre-frontal cortex, part of their STEM course in Neuroscience and Feynman School’s social-emotional curriculum,…

Holiday Memories

 Ellen Cromwell  As the grand marshal of the Potomac Day Parade in October, Potomac resident Ellen Cromwell sat back and waved to her admirers along the parade route. It’s practically the only time in her life she has done so, as she has always instead preferred to be in the action. As the founder of Georgetown Hill Early School, being in…

December to Remember

Americans of a certain age are familiar with tales told to them by their parents that start with the iconic phrase, “When I was your age …” The story often includes bits about walking to school in the snow, which was usually uphill both ways.