Potomac Conservancy Celebrates Its Adventurous Nature Preservationists

Potomac Conservancy fights to ensure the Potomac River boasts clean drinking water, healthy lands and vibrant communities. Annually, thousands of volunteers and recreationists prevent tens of thousands of pounds of trash from entering our water, collect native seeds, plant trees and have fun along the Potomac at one of our summer paddle events. To join Team Potomac, visit … Continued

Potomac Riverkeeper Network’s First RioPalooza

Potomac Riverkeeper Network’s hosted its first ever RioPalooza this summer. Guests enjoyed the beautiful Shenandoah River. There was fishing, snorkeling, rafting and a fish petting zoo! Photography by Alan Lehman  

29th Annual Farm Tour Hosted by the Office of Agriculture

The Office of Agriculture hosted its 29th Annual Farm Tour. The free event is packed with family-friendly activities and farm-fresh food providing opportunities to pick your own fruit, take a hayride, pet farm animals, or just relax and enjoy lunch and scenic views. Attendees enjoyed connecting with nature and learning about farms. Visit MontgomeryCountyMD.gov/farmtour for more information. Courtesy Photos

Girl Power at Bethesda Crossing

Focused on highlighting the natural power of women, the Girl Power event at Bethesda Crossing on July 14 was open to ladies of any age who enjoy music, fitness, dancing, shopping, food and wine! GP3's mission is to provide ladies in the community with the opportunity to develop self-confidence and self-empowerment through fitness, self-defense and inspiration. Girl … Continued

Main Street’s First Friend-raising Luncheon

More than 600 guests and 100 community sponsors attended Main Street's Friend-raising Luncheon for an afternoon of education, inspiration and commYOUnity building! mainstreetconnect.org Photography by Jack Hartzman & Michael Kress Photography

Hope & Progress Gala

Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 17th Celebration of Hope & Progress Gala was held on Saturday, March 10. The Gala benefits the services and programs of Sibley Memorial Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. It featured Catering by Design Cuisine and flowers by Edge Floral Events. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JACK HARTZMAN.


Aix La Chapelle in Poolesville, Maryland, is a unique venue that offers several distinct areas—old dairy barn, bank barn and lawn—that can be used for ceremonies. Pastoral fields, 60 acres of orchards, two ponds and forested vistas are the natural backdrop that will frame your special event. Photography by Jack Hartzman Photography, WTAPhoto.com. Food/décor by … Continued

FreshFarm Farmers Market

Farmers Market at Dupont Circle NW DC runs every Sunday year-round, rain or shine! The farmers bring in fresh local vegetables and fruit, not to mention delicious freshly prepared cooked foods also are sold at the market! Go to FreshFarm.org for farmers market locations in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

“Pretty in Pink Mom Prom”

Carson E. Henry, executive director of YMCA Youth & Family Services, put on an amazing event, “Pretty in Pink Mom Prom,” the ultimate ’80s Ladies Night Out for charity, at The Silver Spring Civic Center. Be celebrated, uplifted and empowered through fun, fellowship and networking!

Lahinch Tavern and Grill St. Patrick’s Day Event

Lahinch Tavern and Grill’s St Patrick’s Day celebration featured The 40 Thieves, Culkin School Dancers and Sligo Creek! It was a fantastic event that was well attended by friends and families alike! Located on the back side of Cabin John Village, Lahinch offers the best of homemade Irish fare as well as regional American favorites.