Author: Maureen Friedman

Shop Talk

Opus Yoga Replaces Inner Reaches Opus Yoga studio has opened on the second floor of 257 Market Street West in Kentlands Downtown, formerly the location of the Inner Reaches yoga studio. Opus Yoga offers similar classes to Inner Reaches, including…

A Little Germany, a Lot of Fun

On Oct. 14, some 4,000 miles away from Bavaria, families watched dancers in lederhosen, ate pretzels and sausages while listening to a live German music, went on pony rides and painted pumpkins. At the 21st annual Kentlands Oktoberfest, people from…

Local Haunts this Halloween: Events, Parties and Haunted Houses Abound in this Spooky Season

As any parent knows, Halloween has gone from the one-night-a-year holiday once reserved for children to an entire season of spooky events and parties for kids, teens and adults alike. The Halloween season seems to begin the moment school is…

LA Fitness Buys Bally, Opens New Gym

There is a new gym in town. Kentlands residents may have noticed that Bally Total Fitness, located across the street from the movie theatre, has recently been advertising LA Fitness using large photographs and an information tent. This Bally’s location,…

Tuckey’s Brings Homegrown Goodness to Main Street

On any given Saturday at the Main Street Farmers’ Market in Kentlands, a wide variety of goods is for sale, from alpaca to vegetables and jewelry to cupcakes. But the real star of the show is always the produce. This…

Lyme Disease Hitting Close to Home

Though not nearly as common as the flu, Lyme disease is quickly becoming one of those “everybody knows somebody” health topics. The disease, which can become a chronic and debilitating illness if not treated quickly, was the fifth most common…

Back to Brilliance: Area Schools Gear Up for New School Year

Although it’s still hot and humid outside and area children are enjoying considerable free time playing in the sun, the mood has subtlety changed. Stores are filling up with pencils, backpacks, notebooks, boots and jeans, and libraries are out-of-stock on…

Junior vs. the Bad Guys

On a quiet Sunday afternoon next to Inspiration Lake, police cars suddenly flashed their lights and sirens while cops doled out handcuffs and showed off the biting skills of a K-9 patrol dog. No, there were no dangerous criminals on…

Return of the Water Lotus

This summer, Inspiration Lake appears to again have been overtaken by water lilies, creating a beautiful yet odd sight for the many Kentlands residents who run, bike or do other exercises around the lake. According to Jim Arnoult, director of…