Author: Ellyn Wexler

Kentlands Downtown Partnership Is in the Black

“Partnership and participation” was the theme of the Kentlands Downtown Partnership’s annual meeting the evening of Dec. 10 at Largent’s Restaurant Bar. The group of 40-plus business owners is committed “to working together to enhance the customer experience and bringing…

Celebration Brings Chanukah Spirit to Communities

Rabbi Sholom Raichik was at a conference among some 2,500 of his colleagues in late November. All were planning Chanukah events in their respective communities, said the spiritual leader of Chabad Lubavitch of Upper Montgomery County. But, he pointed out…

Foundry Fitness Sets the Bar for High Intensity

Foundry Fitness is not for the faint of heart. High intensity is the hallmark of the one-hour total body workouts that take place both inside and outside the three-level facility on Kentlands’ Main Street. Amid the black, red and white…

Ebola Vaccine in the Works at Novavax

A Gaithersburg biopharmaceutical company is on the verge of proving the effectiveness of its vaccine against the Ebola virus. Gale Smith, Ph.D., Novavax’s vice president of vaccine development, announced the status of the fast-track project Oct. 26 at the Vaccine…

All-in-One Bar Method Program Focuses on Form

After hearing my daughter-in-law rave about The Bar Method classes she takes in New York City, I felt compelled to try the free community classes the new-to-the-area program offered at its temporary location at Travilah the summer prior to the…

Washingtonian Woods Demands Reconsideration of CCT Alignment

During a heated, three-hour meeting on Sept. 30, Washingtonian Woods residents confronted City of Gaithersburg and Montgomery County officials and planners with their demands for honest, rational and fair responses to their concerns about the impact of the Corridor Cities…

A Perfect Day for Oktoberfest 2014

Conde Nast Traveler named Oktoberfest at the Kentlands among the 10 Oktoberfests to visit if you can’t make it to Munich. It’s no wonder. Even Mother Nature contributed to a perfect day for the 23rd annual event on Oct. 12.…

Washingtonian Woods Homeowners Challenge CCT

Washingtonian Woods residents are doing their homework and identifying new challenges to the proposed plans for the Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT). Lisa Cline and Jason Klernow, both of whom own homes on Upshire Circle, the subdivision’s street most affected by…

New Spa Offers Peace of Mind and Body

The time has come for Kay Hechler to create a different kind of harmony. After a satisfying but stressful 24-year career devoted to promoting world peace, punctuated 11 years ago by a personal battle with breast cancer, the 51-year-old Montgomery…