Author: Maureen Friedman

NYAJ Shows Its Community Spirit

After a patriotic July 4 soft opening, new neighborhood restaurant “Not Your Average Joe’s” (NYAJ) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 9 at 11 a.m. and officially opened for business. The event drew a small but excited crowd on the…

NYAJ Hopes to Become New Neighborhood Haunt

Not Your Average Joe’s: Creative, Casual Cuisine is, admittedly, quite a mouthful. Just wait until Kentlands residents take a bite out of this new neighborhood restaurant. Head chef Scott Martin thinks it will take just one visit for area residents…

Lakelands Welcomes New Property Manager

The Lakelands clubhouse is a busy place in the summer: The pool is full, the playgrounds stay busy and the landscaping crews work hard to keep the grass thick and green. New Property Manager Michele Kennedy will oversee it all…

Beijing or Bust

Joe Pelzman truly is “not your average Joe.” No, he doesn’t run the new Kentlands eatery with that name. In fact, for the next year — or two, if he’s lucky — Pelzman won’t even be near the quiet bustle…

The Main Event on Main Street

Adults sip wine, children play, up-tempo music fills the summer air, and families eat picnic foods on checkered blankets and beach towels. This isn’t Wolf Trap; it’s The Main Street Music Festival at the Main Street Pavilion in Kentlands. This…

Fresh From the Market

With the summer season officially here, the coolest spot each Saturday in Kentlands may be the Main Street Farmers’ Market. Located at the Main Street Pavilion at 301 Main Street, the market has become a neighborhood fixture and is open…

Class of 2012 Graduates with Much Pride and Prestige

For many local high school seniors, prom nights were practically a distant memory and the waves of stress over final exams had finally given way to calmer waters. The last task at hand was donning the cap and gown, striding…

Community Events Bring Big Fun to Warmer Days

Sunny days and warm weather may have started unseasonably early this year, but nothing heralds the beginning of summer as deliciously as the opening of the neighborhood pool. A sign the school year is coming to a close, kids celebrate…