Author: Maureen Friedman

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Relaxing at The Center for Qi Gong Since last spring, The Center for Qi Gong in Kentlands Downtown has offered a deep relaxation alternative to spas and salons. The nonprofit center for meditation and holistic healing, located at 422 Main…

Throwing Wrenches Doesn’t Show Its Age

Nick Morper, Jacob Elder, Ian Aleman, Shyaer Parvez aren’t ordinary rockers. Between gigs, they have to do chores, algebra homework, basketball practice and school. That’s because these boys, who make up the rock band Throwing Wrenches, are ages 12, 15,…

Cuff-Daddy: Bringing Style to Sleeves

While Town Courier readers are familiar with many of the family-owned businesses nearby, most probably are missing out on one hiding right under their noses. Cuff-Daddy, a novelty cufflink company, has operated out of the home of its owners and…

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Rockafellas Rocks On Amid months of rumors that the restaurant is being sold or closed, Rockafellas is still going strong and “doing great,” said co-owner and manager Bill Tempchin, who runs the restaurant alongside his son, Matt. Rockafellas has been…

At Batik, Good Things Come in Small Packages

It is a universal truth that most kids do not like eating their vegetables. In fact, many adults only eat the green stuff for the health benefits veggies provide, such as vitamins, minerals and fiber. Many parents employ various methods…

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Red Hue Boutique Grand Opening On Nov. 17, Red Hue Boutique, a new clothing, shoe and accessory store, held a grand opening celebration that included cupcakes, sodas and free gifts with purchase. Customers who made purchases through the entire opening…

Election Day 2012

On Nov. 6, area residents took to the polls to exercise their civil right and duty to vote for the president of the United States and other elected officials, as well as a few hotly contested ballot questions and propositions.…

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A Personal Touch to Fitness Red Zone Fitness, a new fitness club, has opened beneath Salon Red at 224 Main Street, Suite 100. The gym is relatively small but well equipped, and is designed for use only by a client…

A No-Vote, No-Contest Election for KCA

Kentlands residents were taken by surprise when they received their Kentlands Express email on Oct. 19 announcing the “winners” of the annual election of Kentlands Citizens’ Assembly (KCA) president and members of the board of Trustees. The announcement was unexpected…

Chloe’s Closes Its Doors

Chloe’s Coffee in Kentlands permanently closed its doors on Oct. 28, less than a week after posting an announcement on its Facebook page. The shop, owned by Jay and Aysha Faruque, was a popular Kentlands hangout due to its late…