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Photo | John Keith Photography (L to R) The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber 2019 Board of Directors are Doug Ryder, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital; Tom Lonergan, City of Gaithersburg; Heather Madison, Peterson Companies; Paula Ross, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy; Bruce Kanner, Cartridge on Wheels; Gary Unterberg, Rodgers Consulting, Inc.; Anita Anderson, Leadership Maryland; Jerry Therrien, Therrien Waddell, Inc.; Randy Scritchfield, Randy Scritchfield & Associates; Margaret Latimer, Montgomery College; Francine Waters, Lerner Enterprises; Brittany Hilton, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Laura Volovski, Adventist HealthCare; Barbara Crews, Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus; Marilyn Balcombe, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber; John Olenick, PSA Insurance & Financial Services; David McCormick-Goodhart, Savant Capital Management; Brett Rough, Aerotek; Adam Cox, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; and AJ Nwoga, M&T Bank.

Local Businesses Sponsor Tree Lighting Event The Kentlands Tree Lighting on Dec. 6 in Kentlands Market Square brought the community together for live entertainment, crafts, refreshments and visits with Santa. Business sponsors made the magic happen, including Kimco, the Kentlands…

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Photo | Phil Fabrizio Khurram Shahzad opened the Kentlands Edible Arrangements with his wife, Iram, last fall.

Edible Arrangements Celebrates First Anniversary Edible Arrangements recently celebrated its first anniversary in Kentlands. Located near Bonefish Grill at 76 Market St. in Kentlands Square, the franchise is owned by North Potomac residents Khurram and Iram Shahzad. “As I had…

The Sweet Story of Vignette Bake Shop

Photo | Submitted Vignette Bake Shop will bring limited edition, holidaythemed cookies to the Holiday Market on Saturday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Main Street Park and Pavilion.

A sophisticated new addition to the Kentlands Farmers & Artists Market is state-of-the-art Vignette Bake Shop presided over by the elegant Jean Ciscato, who opened the custom cookie business in September. A mom who put aside a career in retail…

Pritchard Music Academy on the Move March 1

Photo | Phil Fabrizio Becky and Joe Pritchard, owners of Pritchard Music Academy on Main Street, will be moving their music studio and retail store to 221 Kentlands Boulevard, near Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa and Pinky & Pepe’s Grape Escape, on March 1.

Beat the drums! Pritchard Music Academy (PMA) is moving into a bigger space at 221 Kentlands Boulevard, the former Payless ShoeSource space, on March 1. The 2700-square-foot space in Kentlands Square offers two more lesson rooms than PMA’s current 325…

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Photo | Cara O’Connor Nestle Toll House Café by Chip, 11 Arch Place, will hold a grand opening celebration on Saturday, Nov. 17, 1 to 5 p.m.

Saturday Grand Opening for Nestle Toll House Café by Chip Deepak Kapoor, owner of Nestle Toll House Café by Chip at 11 Arch Place, said that the bakery, coffee house and sandwich shop that opened on Oct. 14 is ready…

Kenaki Sushi Counter New Foodie Destination

Photo | Nicole Hertvik Ken and Aki Ballogdajan are the brother-sister team behind the new Kenaki Sushi Counter in Kentlands Market Square.

Is the Kentlands neighborhood big enough for two sushi restaurants? Ken and Aki Ballogdajan, the brother-sister team behind Kenaki Sushi Counter, are betting that it is. Kenaki, a fusion sushi restaurant located next to the Kentlands Starbucks at 706 Center…

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Photo | Sharon Allen Gilder U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D, CA-15) spoke to a standingroom-only crowd at Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape on Oct. 22. Gaithersburg resident David Freiman, pictured behind the congressman, organized the evening with business owner Pinky Rodgers.

Bella Ballet Collects Treats for Troops For a second year, Bella Ballet, 347 Kentlands Boulevard, is participating in the Treats for Troops Candy Collection organized by Soldiers Angels. Candy will be collected at the studio Nov. 1 through 7 and…

KDWG Panel Brings Happy Hour for Downtown News

Image | Kimco Realty Market Street and Center Point Way will be reactivated with new tenants, new façades and improved access to parking.

The revitalization of Kentlands Downtown is exciting to watch. The paseo, making way for smaller sit-down and quick-service dining establishments, as well as boutique retail and fitness, the new luxury cinema, and updated facades in Kentlands Market Square; the At…

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Photo | Cara O’Connor Toll House Café by Chip, 11 Arch Place in the Colonnade, enjoyed a soft opening on Oct. 14. The café is owned and managed by a local family, Deepak, Vaishali and Ajay Kapoor. Look for the café’s grand opening on Nov. 3.

Kentlands Businesses Top Oktoberfest Sponsors The Mike Aubrey Group, Kentlands Manor and The Elaine Koch Group were top sponsors of this year’s Oktoberfest. According to sponsorship coordinator Elissa Taylor, top-level sponsors are those making monetary or in-kind donations valued at…

Kentlands Apartments On the Move

Photo | Brent Pernak, Cruising Altitude Photography, LLC Kentlands Apartments is envisioned for the current Diya Restaurant site and parking lot, located behind the former Kmart space and near the Colonnade.

The Kentlands Apartments project at the corner of Quince Orchard Road and Great Seneca Highway has evolved during a long and thoughtful process. Envisioned as one six-story building, one eight-story building and a seven-story garage, built in two phases, the…