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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…

Growing Dreams at The Blue Hearth

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Karen Wilson opened The Blue Hearth on Sept. 6, 2013 in the Dr. Thomas Poole House, 19964 Fisher Ave., Poolesville.

Poolesville is 9 miles as the crow flies from Gaithersburg and no more than a 20-minute drive from Kentlands, but it couldn’t be further away in environment and pace. Remember to slow down as you approach because this is one…

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Persiano Gallery Holding Warehouse Liquidation Sale Persiano Gallery is renting 188 Kentlands Blvd. for the summer to host a liquidation sale of all the furnishings from their old warehouse in Rockville. The owner of the upscale furnishings store, John Hashempour,…

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Zengo Cycle Opens Kentlands Location in Fall It’s completely dark but for a faint blue glow, emanating from somewhere in the room. The music begins and swells and for the next 45 minutes, it’s just you, the bike, and beats…

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OmNom Namaste Foods Debuts at Kentlands Farmers Market Lauren Alford said her kitchen is “too small, not enough counter space.” But what it does have is bundles and bundles of sunflower seeds, date sugar and buckwheat flour. Alford, a graduate…

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Star Diner Reopens Under New Ownership Nick and Elda Cordone, Bethesda residents and owners of Chicken and More in McLean, Virginia, reopened the Star Diner on Friday, May 23, just in time for the Memorial Day weekend. John Monen is…