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Brasserie Beck Scheduled for an April Opening The much-anticipated opening of Belgian restaurant Brasserie Beck is scheduled for April. According to Polly Wiedmaier, chief marketing officer and wife of head chef Robert Wiedmaier, the restaurant will be very much the…

Ton of Fun Fitness Tips

At week 10 in the Fleet Feet Sports Ton of Fun Challenge, participant weight loss is “just shy of 920 pounds,” according to Brittany Jackett, Fleet Feet Sports marketing director. With only two weeks to go in the Challenge, here’s…

Kentlands Downtown Partnership Meets

Cheryl Stafford, owner of Stafford Music, Drama & Public Speaking, shared tips on how business owners can best present their business to others at the Kentlands Downtown Partnership’s recent open meeting on March 5. Stafford was the scheduled guest speaker…

Art and Soul at the Bistro

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Sip and dip, cocktails and canvas, wine and paint … you’ve probably seen these advertised on Groupon and thought to yourself, “What a fun idea.” Who wouldn’t want to relax and get creative, if only for just for a few…

AWLMC Is the Cat’s Meow

Jeanne App, president of the AWLMC, plays with Rafferty, a four-month old kitten currently in AWLMC foster care.

If you’re looking to adopt a cat or if you find yourself reincarnated someday and somehow in the feline persuasion and in need of a family, head to the blue clapboard, two-story house at 12 Park Ave. in Olde Towne,…

Laughter Is the Best Medicine

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“Hardly Getting By” bloggers Amy Allnutt, Diane Schmid and Kristen Cook enjoy their monthly meeting at Not Your Average Joe’s in Kentlands.

By Gina Dropik An empty toilet paper holder, eye-rolling teenagers, the dreaded deli counter, Starbucks addictions. These are all parts of the everyday life of a suburban mom—the kinds of things that can make a woman laugh, cry or just…

Around Town

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

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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…

Shop Talk

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…