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Kentlands Mansion Spring Bridal Showcase A picture is worth a thousand words. Helen John’s photographs of weddings at Kentlands Mansion speak of romance, hope and beauty—what every bride wants for her special day. North Potomac-based professional photographer Helen John will…

At Sylvan, Success Is a Community Effort

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Owner Scott Levine is thankful for his community-minded students and families at Sylvan Learning Center.

Owner Scott Levine took over the Sylvan Learning Center on North Frederick Avenue near Lakeforest Mall in September 2013. A former special education teacher who went on to teach McDonald’s employees how to be managers through his position as supervisor…

Ton of Fun Fitness Tips

Eight weeks into the 12-week Ton of Fun Challenge at Fleet Feet Sports, Marketing Director Brittany Jackett reported, “It’s been going great.” Participants have lost a total of 846 pounds and 55 have hit their 2 percent weight loss goals…

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Bella Ballet Sparkles Walk into Bella Ballet and you will be hit with a wall of princesses. From tutu-frilled chairs to a giant painted mural on the wall, Bella Ballet is the ultimate celebration of being a girl, said owner…

Local Entrepreneur Creates Job Board for Students

Over the last 10 years, Andrew Ross has hired over a thousand high school students for his business, “Andy’s Parties.” Ross’ company provides inflatables and themed parties to large public events and private birthday parties. Many of the people who…

Two Is the Charm

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At the Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore at the end of September, CharmedBar owners and Washingtonian Woods residents Jen Burnstein and Debbi Ascher earned exposure and praise from many retail notables.

They say that you can’t get by on good looks and charm alone. CharmedBar owners Debbi Ascher and Jen Burnstein took that adage to heart. They knew that their new specialty snack bars had to have a catchy name and…

Family Fare Is On the Menu at Vasilis

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Father and son Bill and Theo Hristopoulos love being a part of the community  through their family-owned
restaurant, Vasilis.

A peek at the reviews for Vasilis Mediterranean Grill in Kentlands reveals superlatives galore, but the word “family” is the unexpected addition to many of the narratives. This is apropos because family is at the root of Vasilis and likely…

Ton of Fun Fitness Tips

The past two weeks have challenged us all with frigid and wintry weather. How have Fleet Feet Sports Ton of Fun Challenge participants fared? Karen Craney, director of training programs, reported that participants lost a total of 683 pounds as…

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Fitsu Offers Unique Approach to Conditioning Quince Orchard High School graduate Uriel Casas has always had a passion for fitness. A football player in high school, then a personal trainer, then a martial artist, Casas started Fitsu two months ago…

Patient First Facility Proposed for Lakelands

The Jan. 15 meeting at the Lakelands Clubhouse marked the first unveiling for the community of the proposed Patient First-Johns Hopkins Health Service project. A full-house crowd of approximately 150 packed the Green Room of the clubhouse to hear representatives…