Author: Maureen Friedman

Time Out for Fun: Free Early Summer Entertainment

For the first week of summer vacation, everyone seems happy to just do nothing. Kids play with toys they have been too busy to touch, teens sleep 12 hours a day, and parents enjoy the absence of endless carpooling duty.…

O’Donnell’s Closing After 90 Years

O’Donnell’s Sea Grill, which celebrated the 90th anniversary of its first location this year, recently announced it will close its doors on July 27. Owner Bill Edelblut said the final decision to close rather sell the restaurant was actually made…

Home Grown Travel Planning

In the Internet age, it’s easy to plan a vacation with just a few simple clicks or taps. Finding a vacation that is customized to your tastes, however, is possibly more difficult than ever. That is one of the reasons…

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Buffalo Wild Wings Opens A new location of Buffalo Wild Wings, a popular sports bar and restaurant, has opened at 668 Clopper Road in Gaithersburg. After a two-night VIP soft opening, the official grand opening was held on May 19.…

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O’Donnell’s Closing After 90 Years O’Donnell’s Sea Grill, which celebrated the 90th anniversary of its first location this year, has announced it will close its doors on July 27. Owner Bill Edelblut said the final decision to close rather sell…

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The Positive Energy Art Studio Nannette Horan is a name and a face many know well in the Kentlands community. She is an art teacher at both Great Seneca Creek and Rachel Carson elementary schools, and she has also taught…

Home and Garden Tour Soon to Bloom

This spring, the Kentlands Home and Garden Tour offers an inside look behind the picket fences and blooming flowers of this new urbanist community. The event is sponsored by the Kentlands Community Foundation (KCF) and will take place on May…

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Great Tastes at Liz Bakery Liz Bakery, located at 119 Market Street, has baked and decorated custom cakes for customers in Gaithersburg and beyond for nine years. The bakery is owned by Liz and Benedicto Batres and managed by their…

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No Lease for Bleu Pearl Bleu Pearl jazz/raw bar restaurant plans have been scrapped for the former Qdoba site in Kentlands Market Square. Signs and menus that were posted in the windows have been removed, with only large “for lease”…

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Largent’s Bar and Grille Takes Over Former 44 Space After much gossip, speculation and anticipation, the Market Square restaurant space vacated by 44 Sports Bar and Grill last June has been leased to a new family-oriented restaurant called Largent’s Bar…