Local restaurateur’s nonprofit wages battle against cancer

Maria Fundora’s family has always displayed a fighting spirit. Her father was so determined to come to America in the 1960s that he risked making the trip from Cuba in a small motorboat with three other men and only the clothes on his back. Reunited with his family four years later, he and his wife…

Woman runs nonprofit senior pet sanctuary out of her Rockville home

Leashes End, a nonprofit pet rescue and sanctuary, provides older pets with a comfortable place to spend their final days “Let’s go for a walk!” says Risa Simon, clapping her hands and prompting seven dogs, including Buddha, a 20-year-old Chihuahua mix, and Olive, a one-eyed Shih Tzu, to perk up and follow her out the front…