Business

Farmers Market Goes Year-Round

When summer turns into fall and then winter, a sad sign of the passing seasons is the closing of the farmers markets. You get used to eating fresh produce, dairy and meats that taste better than grocery fare and make…

Around Town

Ride Allegheny Surpasses One Million Dollars in Fundraising for Operation Second Chance Shortly before undertaking its annual 320-mile, four-day bike ride from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Gaithersburg, Maryland, local nonprofit Ride Allegheny reached one million dollars in fundraising for Operation Second…

Clover Boutique Celebrates 10 Years

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Jenn O’Brien and Michon Frick, owners of Clover Boutique in Kentlands, have brought high fashion to busy moms for 10 years now.

Jenn O’Brien and Michon Frick call themselves the bartenders of fashion. “People tell us all their problems,” O’Brien said. “We’ve heard it all. And like a good bartender, we don’t tell.” O’Brien and Frick are the co-owners of Clover, the…

Staying Safe on a Winter’s Night Run

By Brittany Jackett As we approach the—dare we say it—cold winter months, daylight hours become a precious commodity. We often rearrange our fitness/running routines this time of year to catch additional hours of daylight. We wake up earlier, extend our…

Shop Talk

MBT Begins First Year in New Home and Hires Executive Director Metropolitan Ballet Theater’s Development and Marketing Director Paula Ross, a Lakelands resident, has recently transitioned into the role of executive director. “Paula has been and will continue to be…

Shop Talk: What’s Cooking

The foodie scene is heating up this fall with exciting restaurant openings in Downtown Crown and Kentlands! Here’s what’s new on the menu right now. Venti Tre Offers Fast Casual Venti Tre Modern Italian, with a choice of piada flatbread…

Shop Talk

The Bar Method Testing Out Teen-Only Class On Sept. 21, teens will be able to get a taste of The Bar Method at the 189 Kentlands Blvd. studio’s teen-only class. Although the ballet-style fitness class currently serves women aged 25…

City Scene

Clongen Announces New Diagnostic Tests Clongen Laboratories, located at 211 Perry Parkway, Suite 6, Gaithersburg, announced new test offerings to detect and identify emerging pathogens most recently implicated in severe to fatal cases resulting from tick and other arthropod bites.…

New Spa Offers Peace of Mind and Body

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Kay Hechler decided to launch Kentlands newest spa, Hand & Stone, because massages helped speed her recovery from breast cancer. Opening for business in mid-September, Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa is dedicated to bringing peace of mind and body to area residents,
Hechler said.

The time has come for Kay Hechler to create a different kind of harmony. After a satisfying but stressful 24-year career devoted to promoting world peace, punctuated 11 years ago by a personal battle with breast cancer, the 51-year-old Montgomery…