The Maker Movement

When you think of the word “maker,” what comes to mind?

February 2018 Around Town

Montgomery County Public Libraries continues to go beyond the brick and mortar to bring library services to residents wherever they are. MCPL’s new podcast, "Library Matters," optimizes digital communication to deliver information effectively and at the convenience of the listener.   

Learn Something Old at FiberArt.Studio

Some people celebrate milestone birthdays by doing something fun, crazy or out of character. Others celebrate by turning dreams into reality, which is precisely what Anja Caldwell did when she turned 50 two years ago and decided to open FiberArt.Studio.

The Best Local Seafood Year-Round

It’s hard to avoid seafood when you live in Maryland. Crab feasts fill summer days, and it’s not uncommon to hear the sounds of someone slurping an oyster. While summer may seem like the only time to get some of the best local seafood, The Grilled Oyster Company in Potomac is serving the best the ocean has to offer year-round.

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Ashley Stimpson is a freelance feature, travel and outdoor writer based in Baltimore. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in AAA’s Home & Away, South Carolina Magazine, Chesapeake Bay Magazine, the Maryland Natural Resource and the Potomac Review. An avid backpacker, Ashley enjoys exploring the region for new places to set up camp, walk her pups and photograph…

In the Home with Persiano Gallery

John Hashempour, interior designer and owner of Persiano Gallery in Gaithersburg, knows how daunting it can be to pick out a new piece of furniture or home décor. That’s why he has been striving to make his business a one-stop shop for the past 17 years.

24 Hours With Sarah Hardesty

Sarah Hardesty is busy. Between teaching, mentoring young artists and curating exhibitions, she somehow finds the time to create her own mesmerizing paintings, sculptures and installations. Did we mention she’s mother, too? A native of Maine and a graduate of Skidmore, Sarah now lives and works in the D.C. area. Keep an eye out for one of her frequent exhibitions…