Author: Ellyn Wexler

Surfing the Turf: It’s Not a War

Turfgrass was the talk of the Tuesday Topics series at the Gaithersburg Community Museum on April 14. Typically, the sessions feature local historians, authors and re-enactors, but that evening, Eric Wenger, president of Laytonsville-based Complete Lawn Care, offered homeowners an…

Warm and Welcoming, Yoga Bliss Lives Up to Its Name

When Sabina Grewal set out to open a yoga studio, her goal was to create a space that reflected her passion for her practice. She began by giving it a name that expresses the joy she seeks to share with…

Irish Eyes Smiled on St. Paddy’s Day Run

Exhilarated by blue skies and mild weather, more than 160 runners and walkers, many clad in shades of green, turned out March 12 for Fleet Feet Sports’ St. Paddy’s Day Pub Run through the Kentlands. Adidas and Yelp were sponsors,…

Lodge-ical Conclusion: Private Event Venue Comes to Kentlands

For Gurpreet S. Takhar, known as Preet, Kentlands Lodge was a logical choice for the space that once housed Hunter’s Inn and then Famous Dave’s. The 51-year-old Potomac-based entrepreneur celebrated the opening of Kentlands Lodge, his private party and community…

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations on Beacon Place Property

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations from SemaConnect have been installed in the parking lot behind the swimming pool at Beacon Place Apartments in the Kentlands. “It is an amenity we are happy to offer to our residents,” said Brynn Mencarini, assistant…

Vtesse Forms Novel Partnership With NIH

A new Gaithersburg biotechnology company is working in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on developing a drug for a fatal cholesterol metabolism disorder that affects an estimated one in 100,000 to 150,000 children. Launched in January, Vtesse,…

Kentlands Study Gives New Urbanism High Marks

Tammy Mobarry wanted to teach her son Scott a lesson about the value of math. Ironically, the method she chose to role model for the 15-year-old turned out to be a learning experience for herself. A data manager for the…

Gaithersburg Pharmacist Pursues RESULTS

Minhee Kang wanted to find a way to give back. “I have always had a passion to help underserved people and make our community better,” the 44-year-old pharmacist said. “As a first-generation immigrant, struggling with school and family, it was…

Dance Party Vibe Drives New Cycle Studio

Marc Caputo has never been a fan of gyms. For the 48-year-old Baltimore resident, they bring back the negatives—such as ego and judgment—he associates with high school locker rooms. Similarly, his impression of an indoor cycling studio once consisted of…

Fast-Paced Hitchcock Spoof Comes to Arts Barn Stage

The Hitchcock spoof “The 39 Steps” looks like a numbers game. In less than a century, its path led from a 1915 novel to a 1935 classic Alfred Hitchcock film to a 2005 stage adaptation featuring four actors who take…