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Montgomery Portrait Artists Through Sept. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., Kentlands Mansion Five members of the Montgomery Portrait Artists present their multimedia works at the Kentlands Mansion. Free. www.gaithersburgmd.gov Market Square Live! Sept. 5, 6-9 p.m., Kentlands Market Square Enjoy…

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Potomac Garden Center Donates Beauty When the Rachel Carson Elementary School PTA asked Potomac Garden Center to help with planters in front of the school on Aug. 26, Lisa Barrett and LouAnn Maier were more than happy to spend an…

Concert Series Resumes

Market Square Live

After a two-week hiatus, Market Square Live resumed with Damon Foreman and Blue Funk electrifying Kentlands Market Square. The show, managed by Pritchard Festival Productions (PFP), was the first in a series of four Saturday evening performances scheduled to conclude…

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Movie Theater Security Considered The recent movie theater shooting in Lafayette, La., and attack in Antioch, Tenn., has some wondering about the need for increased security. Regal Cinemas responded by banning backpacks and beginning to manually check bags as patrons…

Simple Gifts

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Becky Pritchard leads Powerhouse Brass as the quintet records a CD of holiday favorites on Aug. 11.

After the last note was played in Studio A at Omega Recording Studios, Becky Pritchard hugged members of Powerhouse Brass, one by one, with tears in her eyes. Three members—David Rea, Justin Tritinger and Jacob Latour—are off to college. One…

In the FitZone 360°

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At FitZone 360° on Main Street, Johanna Soler focuses on multiple modes of training.

For Johanna Soler, fitness is a matter of degrees. In adding a circle’s circumference to the name of her new studio, the message she seeks to convey is that multiple, simultaneous modes of training contribute to a healthy body. “When…

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Christmas in July It’s not your imagination. Some evenings on and near Main Street, holiday music can be heard, carried by the summer breeze. The Pritchard Music Academy’s Powerhouse Brass has been hard at work practicing outside the studio on…