New Chop Shop Is a Cut Above

Photo | Mac Kennedy

John and Nelcy Grande recently opened The Chop Shop Neighborhood Butchery in the Safeway Shopping Center on Darnestown Road.

The Chop Shop Neighborhood Butchery opened Jan. 25 in the Safeway Shopping Center across Darnestown Road from Quince Orchard High School. Customers are already posting to Yelp with great reviews, but one from Bill P. made owner John Grande especially…

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Fleet Feet Running for Good With the support of its community of runners and walkers, Fleet Feet Gaithersburg raised and donated $13,700 to charities in 2016. Funds helped the MIB for Osteosarcoma research, Girls on the Run of Montgomery County,…

Community Loses Its Toy Box

Photo | Mac Kennedy

Sandi and Lew Tipograph will close their store in Kentlands Market Square by the end of the month.

The Tipographs have decided to call it quits. Tipo’s Toy Box, the wonderful little store Sandi and Lew have “poured our hearts into” for the past three years, is closing its doors. “We came to this business with a lot…

Kentlands Psychotherapy Celebrates a Decade

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Dr. Elizabeth Carr, founder of Kentlands Psychotherapy, relaxes with an unofficial member of her team, Riley.

Dr. Elizabeth Carr is staying put. “I will never move again,” declared the founder of Kentlands Psychotherapy, which has inhabited four different spaces in the 10 years since Carr first put up her shingle on Kentlands’ Main Street. The practice’s…

Dala Coming to Singer Songwriter Series

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Sheila Carabine and Amanda Walther, the Canadian acoustic folk duo, perform at the Arts Barn March 4 in the Singer Songwriter Concert Series.

Their influences range from the Beatles to Joni Mitchell, from Neil Young to Bob Dylan. NPR said they have “an ear for pop hooks” and found their songs “warm and comfortable.” Dala, the Juno Award nominees and winners of the…

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KCA Board Hosts Discussion on Kentlands Downtown Kimco Realty, owners of Kentlands Market Square, presented renovation plans for the center at a Jan. 25 Kentlands Citizens Assembly (KCA) Board meeting. (See page one for details.) This was just the beginning…