It’s All About the Dress

Photo | Molly Cohen

Mei’s Bridal on Main Street offers the traditional Chinese Cheongsam wedding dress, as well as the classic white dress.

Ornate lace, crystal beads, and innumerable shades of white and ivory come to mind when you think about weddings. Hone your focus to Gaithersburg, and two boutiques stand out for their bridal wear: Mei’s Bridal on Main Street and Couture…

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Shops Plan Spring Fling What better way to celebrate spring than to “Stop, Sip & Shop,” right? Four downtown shops host a “Kentlands Spring Fling” on Thursday, April 27 from shop opening until 7 p.m. Visit Clover Boutique, My Big…

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Kentlands Flowers & Bows Debuts Signature Scent Do you love how Kentlands Flowers & Bows on Main Street smells? Now you can get that uplifting and distinctively Kentlands fragrance from the flower shop’s sigsignature-scented, handcrafted in the USA soy-based candle.…

Kentlands Day Kicks Off Soon

Photo | Pam Schipper

Last year’s Kentlands Day Parade down Center Point Way featured community groups, politicians and local businesses, including Kicks Karate, the family martial arts and kickboxing academy located in The Shops at Potomac Valley.

The 9th Annual Kentlands Day is in the works and looking for volunteers. If you would like to help plan this popular event, set for Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., please contact event coordinator Jennifer Matheson at…

Zen Out at Yoga Bliss

Photo | Mac Kennedy

Alison Friedman offers guided meditation at Yoga Bliss Studio on Main Street.

In distressing times, Alison Friedman is poised to help with de-stressing. The Lakelands resident has a solution for “stressed out, burned out, over-medicated, sleep-deprived people” who may have difficulty coping with the “accelerated speed” of contemporary life. To that end,…

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MISC. Distillery Hosts Grand Opening MISCellaneous Distillery, founded by Kentlands native Meg MacWhirter and partner Dan McNeill, is the first distillery to open in Carroll County since Prohibition. The distillery will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, March 18,…

In Harmony: Arts Barn Coordinator Plays Many Roles

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Monica Harwood took over as the Arts on the Green community arts program coordinator for the Arts Barn in December 2016.

Monica Harwood enjoys the challenges of a complex professional life. The City of Gaithersburg’s Arts on the Green community arts program coordinator for the Arts Barn has two other jobs. Since 2009, she has been Poolesville Presbyterian Church’s music director…

Kimco Pursues Incremental Change

Photo | Kimco Realty

This conceptual rendering shows the paseo opening onto Market Street.

Approximately 125 residents packed theater 10 at the Paragon Kentlands Monday night to hear about Kimco’s plans to upgrade and redevelop Kentlands Market Square. A 15-minute presentation by Caren Garfield, director of development with Kimco (owner of the property since…