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Artist Creates With a Love for Trees

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

ArizonaWood artist Bob Portanova fashions Southwestern-style benches and tables from reclaimed wood.

Sometimes it’s hard to know when a dream takes root, and harder still to trace how it grows to fruition. Sit down with Montgomery Village artist and environmentalist Bob Portanova, though, and you’ll marvel — the seed was there all…

Local Company Launches Weather App

Photo | Courtesy of WeatherBug

The new Little League WeatherBug is available for download on both Google Play and the iTunes App Store for free — simply search for Little League WeatherBug.

As hundreds of youth baseball teams take to the field this spring, a new app is available to keep them safer from weather-related incidents. The Little League® WeatherBug app is the product of a partnership between Little League® Baseball and…

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Whole Foods Market Kentlands Throws Grand Reopening Party If you haven’t noticed that Whole Foods Kentlands has slowly been transforming over the last year, you’ll have a chance to check it all out on Sunday, May 18 during their Grand…

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Spring Mill Bread Introduces Gluten-Free Items Every morning at 5:30 a.m. when Christina Staib turns on the lights at the Spring Mill Bread Company location on Darnestown Road, she has a long to-do list of baked goods to produce. On…

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Fleet Feet Sports Spring Fashion Event Cancelled The Fleet Feet Sports SPLASH OF COLOR: Spring Fashion Show scheduled for April 4 has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Brittany Jackett, marketing director, noted that the show should be rescheduled for…

Ton of Fun Parties On

As the inaugural Ton of Fun Challenge at Fleet Feet Sports Gaithersburg came to a close with a party on March 31, there was much cause for celebration. Chris Gault, who owns Fleet Feet with his wife Robyn, said, “This…

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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…