Business

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…

The Future of Fitness

With New Year’s resolutions now one month old, The Town Courier sought out local fitness professionals to weigh in on the trends in fitness for the coming year. Feedback revealed today’s emphasis is on back to the basics and “Back…

Shop Talk

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 décor shop and interior decorating business, said the second…

Charting the Path to Economic Growth

The Kentlands Downtown area has big plans to move from its wreathed, holiday cheeriness to some serious economic vitalization. The vibrant wreaths that adorned Main Street’s streetlamps have been taken down, and plans to replace them include marketing banners that…

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…

Shop Talk

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…

Cooking For a Cause

At first glance, the four Quince Orchard High School (QO) students looked the part of sous chef at Not Your Average Joe’s (NYAJ) in Kentlands. Only a slightly discernible lack of confidence gave them away as they moved around the…

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…

Shop Talk

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…