Author: Maureen Friedman

SPAGnVOLA Makes Plans to Expand

SPAGnVOLA, located at 360 Main Street, is looking to expand later this year, possibly as soon as May or June. The gourmet chocolate shop, which also serves gelato and espresso drinks, has been at its current location for two years,…

Kentlands Nutritionist Coaches Changes for Life

Anyone who has ever tried losing weight knows there are literally thousands of avenues one can follow on the path to a smaller pair of jeans. Staying thin and healthy takes more than juice cleanses and green tea extract pills,…

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Kentlands Family Barber Moves to Main Street The Kentlands Family Barber Shop, formerly of 109 Booth Street, has finally moved to its new location on Main Street. The move was in the works for quite some time, but the shop…

A Familiar Face at the Corner

Every day at 8:20 a.m. and 3 p.m., Patty Frederick takes just a few steps from her Kentlands home and promptly assumes her post on the corner of Tschiffely Square Road and Kent Oaks Way as a crossing guard for…

Peppers Offers a Taste of Everything!

Mike and Jyoti Bhatnagar are not typical neighborhood takeout restaurant owners. They have decades of experience and enough stories to keep customers satisfied even before their food is ready. Primarily a catering company initially, Peppers opened as Monsoon Kitchens in…

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Oculus Realty Moves into Kentlands Oculus Realty, a real estate company specializing in investment advising and real estate asset managing, has opened at 333 Main Street. Oculus Realty was founded by sole owner David Meit and had shared space on…

Sustainable Planning

Many people go to meetings daily as part of their jobs. Sometimes, multiple groups or companies are involved, or perhaps a single organization is simply getting together for learning and collaboration in a new environment. Most meeting participants simply show…

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Persiano Gallery Leaves Overflow Space Persiano Gallery, which previously occupied two retail spaces on Market Street West in Kentlands, has now vacated one of these spaces. John Hashempour, owner of the d├ęcor shop and interior decorating business, said the second…

HELP Beyond the Holidays

The modern American holiday celebration is often focused on reciprocal giving and getting of presents. However, at Gaithersburg HELP, an organization that has been serving the needy of the city since 1968, the holiday season was just one part of…

Gabilicious Cakes Is Boss

This community has something for everyone, filling almost every need and desire a resident could have. But when a void does exist, someone usually quickly realizes it and fills it in, offering the missing product or service. Lakelands resident Gabryela…