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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, the George Wilson Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Kentlands Community Foundation, Operation Second Chance through the Ride Allegany team, and Pancreatic Cancer research through the With Luck from Chuck team.

Fleet Feet Gaithersburg also donated thousands of dollars of apparel and shoes to the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless with the help of Pearl Izumi. This was in addition to the $13,700 raised.

Adam Greenberg Celebrates 25 Years in Business

It all began in Bethesda a quarter of a century ago. That’s when Adam Greenberg, then 22, opened the Cone Zone on Feb. 21, 1992. In the last 25 years, the owner of Potomac Village Deli and Catering in Kentlands has opened nine different restaurants and businesses. Greenberg looks forward to the launch of three more during the next 12 months—Potomac Pizza, Bagels ‘n Grinds and College Park Grill—all in two new hotels in College Park, Maryland.

Jason McFadden Wins Competition

Pritchard Music Academy student and Powerhouse Brass member Jason McFadden won the Special Jury Prize in the Concert Artist International Maestro competition Feb. 19. The Special Jury Prize was awarded after the Feb. 19 Winners Concert at The Mansion at Strathmore. This prize is given to top, outstanding performers based on the judges’ recommendations at the concert.

Tipo’s Toy Box Closes

Sandi and Lew Tipograph closed their Center Point Way business on Monday, Feb. 20 after more than three years in the Kentlands Market Square location. In an email to their customers, they said, “We have enjoyed meeting the community and appreciate the support we have received from so many of you.”

Kentlands EMBARK Planned for March 18

Standing for entrepreneurship, millennials, brainpower, action, reflection and kindness, the new EMBARK brings together five local rising entrepreneurs to discuss how to manage money and make a difference in your community. Speaking will be Rich Akwo, president and chief operating officer of Nuvision Cleaning Systems and founder and executive director of Generosity Global; Monique Raphaëlle Fabo, owner of Lipstick Lounge Consignment Boutique and medical reimbursement research consultant at Medical Technology Partners; Lionel Hounkanrin, millennial entrepreneur, published author and finance professional; Nikkee Porcaro, former journalist who founded No Anxiety Prep and a trapeze artist; and Sheena Saydam, managing partner with Saydam Properties Group and former grassroots lobbyist with The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The discussion will be held Saturday, March 18, 7 to 9 p.m. at Lipstick Lounge, 212 Main St. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com and search “Kentlands Embark.”

Inferno Pizzeria Napoletana Considered DC’s Best

Across the street from Quince Orchard High School, Inferno Pizzeria Napoletana on Darnestown Road was recognized as one of DC’s best by Washingtonian Magazine. Of Chef Tony Conte, the article states, “The former Oval Room chef has mastered a perfectly blistered crust, tangy tomato sauce, and uncrowded combination of seasonal toppings such as egg and black truffles or lemon-braised fennel and prosciutto.”

Bella Ballet Space Available for Special Events

Did you know that Bella Ballet, located at 347 Kentlands Boulevard, is available for special events? The dance studio offers a great space for baby showers, birthdays, meetings and more. Contact the studio for pricing and availability: 301.977.7300 or info@bellaballetdance.com.

Host a Fundraiser at Vasili’s Kitchen

Family and community are important to the owners of Vasili’s Kitchen at 705 Center Point Way. For this reason, Vasili’s Kitchen has created a fundraising program. Host your event at the restaurant, and Vasili’s Kitchen will donate 15 percent back. You can find details at www.groupraise.com/fundraise-at/vasiliskitchen.

Fleet Feet Does the Shamrock Shuffle

Sláinte. Lift your feet and a pint to good health during Fleet Feet Gaithersburg’s Shamrock Shuffle Pub Run & Walk on Thursday, March 16, 6:30 p.m. You’ll run or walk your way through Kentlands enjoying beer samplers as you go. Afterwards, you can party with event sponsor Pinky & Pepe’s Grape Escape. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Operation Second Chance, a nonprofit that supports wounded soldiers and Marines while they are at Walter Reed Medical Center and as they transition back to duty or civilian life. For more information, visit www.fleetfeetgaithersburg.com.

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