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New Spa Offers Peace of Mind and Body

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

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…

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Whole Foods to Host Fun Fair for Kids Last fall, the Kentlands Whole Foods raised $3,300 to give gardens and salad bars to local schools. This year, the organic and health food store aims to do even better. On Sept.…

Fleet Feet Idol Raises Fun and Funds

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Fun and fundraising went hand in hand on Aug. 7 at the Kentlands Clubhouse. (Left to right) Lisa Kolman Wilcos, Mary Willett and Bridgette Schiefer entertain the crowd at Fleet Feet Idol.

It’s Friday night and the Kentlands Clubhouse has been transformed. Disco lights spray star shapes on the walls, couples crowd in at the photobooth, and up front there’s a stage with the words “Fleet Feet Idol” in a font reminiscent…

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First Anniversary for The Bar Method It’s been one year since Jennifer Gawronski and Jenn Menconi first introduced The Bar Method to the Kentlands community. Since then, their studio at 189 Kentlands Blvd. has grown exponentially. The studio started out…

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Changes Coming to Star Diner Since the Star Diner closed in April and reopened under new ownership at the end of May, the restaurant in Market Square at 705 Center Point Way has been undergoing many subtle changes. Assistant Manager…

Opus Yoga: A Work of Art in the Kentlands

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Owner Sharon Neubauer teaches a Saturday morning class at Opus Yoga in Kentlands. (Left to right) Maryam Garzam and Carla Tevault are seated and ready.

Fitness options abound in the Kentlands area, but how do these exercise studios offering classes and guidance differ? Which one is right for you? In the interest of learning about each studio’s approach to helping clients achieve their goals, I…

Get Your Funk on at BlackRock

Photo | John Shore

The 12 members of Chopteeth have been affectionately referred to as “The Crazy Fools of Afrobeat.”

Chopteeth, a 12-piece Afrofunk orchestra, takes the outdoor stage at BlackRock on Saturday, July 19, 7 p.m. Known for its distinctive and fun fusion of West African and American popular music, Chopteeth’s sound is based on Afrobeat, a big band…