Goodbye to Profiles Hair Studio

Photo | Sharon Allen Gilder

Ralph Billeter, owner of Profiles Hair Studio, closed the salon’s doors April 30 after 22 years in Kentlands Square.

All is silent. There’s no hum of blow dryers, splashing water, foaming shampoo, snipping shears, ringing phones, chatting clients or the sound of background music. Profiles Hair Studio, an icon of the Kentlands Square shopping district, closed its doors on…

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Purchaser Eyes Kentlands Market Square The identity of the prospective purchaser for Kentlands Market Square remains confidential, said Ken Miller, Beatty CEO. The purchaser’s identity may not be released until closing. The purchaser met with the City of Gaithersburg March…

Jack Burke Wins March Madness Pool

Photo | Mac Kennedy

Jack Burke won The Town Courier’s March Madness pool and received great prizes from local businesses.

The first annual Town Courier March Madness Pool has come and gone, giving us our first winner.  Jack Burke swooped into the lead during the last weekend of the tournament after a dominating performance by Caitlyn Kennedy Esposito. Esposito’s March…

Life Coach Channels Positive Power for Change

Photo | Christine Darton-Henrichsen, potshots by Christine

Life coach Sheila Fram focuses on helping people with life and career transitions.

Transitions, while necessary for growth, are also oftentimes hard. Deciding on the change you want to see in your life and determining how to get there involve sifting through complex forces. Kentlands resident Sheila Fram is trained to see these…

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Vasilis/Peppers Renovation Ongoing, Revised Schedule Original plans called for an April completion date for renovations to the former Star Diner building in Market Square. Work continues at 705 Center Point Way to create the new Vasilis Mediterranean Grill restaurant and…

Parsing Parcels at Johnson Property Meeting

Photo | Sharon Allen Gilder

Russell Johnson, part of Johnson Family Enterprises that owns property at Darnestown and Quince Orchard roads, addresses the community about proposed residential development.

The cafeteria space at Quince Orchard High School was serving food for thought on March 22 during a community meeting with representatives of Johnson Family Enterprises and 55 local residents seeking updated information about the Johnson family’s plans to develop…

That’s a Wrap Feeds Body and Soul

Photo | Pam Schipper

Employees Brenton Bryan (left) and Jonathan Robinson (right) work with Chef Adam Rast (center) at That’s a Wrap in the Shops at Potomac Valley.

Tucked behind McDonald’s in the Shops at Potomac Valley, That’s a Wrap serves natural and organic wraps and salads. The restaurant has been open in the center at the intersection of Darnestown and Quince Orchard roads since October 2015, but…

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Purchaser Interested in Kentlands Market Square A prospective purchaser of Kentlands Market Square met with City of Gaithersburg Planning staff on March 24 to discuss the city’s short-term and long-term visions for Kentlands.  The prospective purchaser, whose identity is confidential,…