We made awesome videos, started new businesses, opened a new medical museum, and were recognized for being a tolerant community and a pretty cool one too.
As the national debate raged over everything from taxes to gun control, we had our own local arguments about marriage equality, the DREAM Act, and whether new apartment residents would barbeque on their patios. And just to get it all over with, we voted early and got on with our lives.
Of course, we can't go without mentioning our inspiration, the Washington Post's In and Out List, going strong since 1987. Nor is this even the only one for Montgomery County this year - check out Patch's recap as well.
As always, thanks to everyone for reading, commenting, emailing and calling me out. Just Up The Pike wouldn't be possible without your support! I look forward to seeing what 2013 will bring and sharing it with you as well.
And now, The List: