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Why A Local Chef Bids On Tomatoes Alongside Mennonites in Pennsylvania

    by Laura Hayes Jeffy Hollinger buys beans with his eyebrows. The executive chef and co-owner of The Daily Dish in Silver Spring drives from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to fight over fruit at the Leola Produce Auction. read...
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Strosniders Aiming for November Opening in Kensington

        by Andrew Metcalf Strosniders has pushed back its planned opening in Kensington as it works to renovate the former Hardware City location on Connecticut Ave. read...
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Kensington’s Labor Day Parade Tradition Reached Golden Milestone

        By Andrew Schotz A Labor Day tradition will play out in Kensington early next month for the 50th time - the town's annual parade and festival. read...
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Building Project Could Transform Site of Kensington’s Hawkins’ Produce

      By Bethany Rodgers A redevelopment plan for the site of Hawkins' Produce in Kensington could bring live music, food and a wine-tasting room to the historic property. read...
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The Best Little Bakeshop In America Is Right Here In Maryland

    By: Jamie Alvarenga Craving a bit of sugar? Maryland is filled with bakeries and today we’re featuring one that receives rave reviews time and time again. It was even named the best bakery in the state by Buzzfeed. So, why is this little bakeshop so amazing? Read...
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Talia’s Cuzina: Takeout with a flexible approach to Greek and Italian cooking

    by Tim Carman Four years ago, at age 48, Chris Panagiotopoulos hit a crossroads in his career. He had already logged 14 years as a partner in the Mamma Lucia location in Bethesda, but he noticed that management had noticed that management had, increasingly, stopped...
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In the galleries: Powerful messages that require few words

    By Mark Jenkins Both artists of Aaah Rose Gallery's "In This Moment" are builders of a sort. Christina Tenaglia actually works with construction materials, assembling wall sculptures from pieces of wood, sometimes painted. Anne C. Smith draws shapes, mostly rectilinear,...
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Bahia Akerele is chosen as one of twelve women as moms of the year

      Bahia is a strong, confident mother who knows what she wants. She's devoted to her family and her community, and she's constantly hard at work bettering both. read...
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Day of the Book Festival draws diverse crowd to Kensington

      KENSINGTON - A break in the rain on Sunday permitted several thousand people to attend the annual Day of the Book Festival on Howard Avenue in Kensington. The festival began in 2005, thanks to the efforts of Elisenda Sola-Sole, owner of the Kensington Row...
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Car Wash Coffee to Open in Former Savannah’s Space

        Mr. Wash owner has installed signs at the Kensington building By Joe Zimmermann The building that housed Savannah's American Grill in Kensington will be getting a new life as a coffee shop. read...
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Watch Bahia from One the Purple Couch on Fox 5 present DIY Spring updates with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

                Sprucing up for spring with Bahia and Annie Sloan Paints. Watch the...
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Strosniders to Take Over Hardware City Location in Kensington

        By Andrew Metcalf Kensington residents worried about losing a local hardware store can breathe a sign of relief. read...
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Say Oui to This Little Book Shop

      by Joyce Sampson Bonjour Mama, a tiny book dealer on Howard Avenue on Antique Row in Kensington, is an easy-to-miss treasure that is a "go-to" spot for children's literature. read...
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Five practical ways to reap the cozy rewards of ‘hygge,’ even if you can’t pronounce it

    by Vicky Hallett Every Friday morning, Cynthia Sanford gets to work early. She's not there to sell more mid-century Danish furniture - although that's what shoppers can find at the Kensington, Md., branch of Modern Mobler... read...
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Best of Bethesda 2017 – Pizza (Non-Chain)

        Food & Drink Readers' Picks for best Pizza (Non-Chain) Wood-fired pies at Frankly...Pizza! in Kensington See...
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Frankly..Pizza! Makes the Top of Washingtonian’s “The 25 Best Dishes We Ate Around DC in 2016”

    The 25 Best Dishes We Ate Around DC in 2016 by Jessica Sidman, Ann Limpert and Anna Spiegel Frank Linn's chewy, lightly charred crusts are so good we could eat them on their own. But they're even better sprinkled with a trio of cheeses-nutty Greyéye, mozzarella,...
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Montgomery Co. small-business owner cherishes community

      by Kate Ryan For this small-business owner in Kensington, it's not just about selling paint or helping customers with their home - it's about community connections. Bahia Akerele stands in front of her store On The Purple Couch in Kensington, Maryland. read...
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Montgomery County Winners! The Best of Montgomery County – 2016

      Food & Drink Pizza - Frankly Pizza French - K  Town Bistro Cupcake - JennyCakes Bakery see...
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The Dish & Dram To Open Next Week in Kensington

      The restaurant is the second from the owners of The Daily Dish in Silver Spring by Andrew Metcalf The new neighborhood restaurant The Dish & Dram is scheduled to open Nov. 11 in Kensington. read...
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Easy, fun Halloween treats at JennyCakes Bakery

    Easy, fun Halloween treats at JennyCakes Bakery Meaghan is at JennyCakes Bakery in Kensington, Md., learning about all of the Halloween treats in store see...
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Top 10 Pizza Spots in MoCo

    Continental Pizza and Frankly Pizza come in as top 10 pizza spots in MoCo, based strictly on the taste of the pizza! read more...
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5 “Très Bon” Independent French Bookstores You Can Only Find in the U.S.

      Bonjour Mama is listed in Language Magazine's lists of great French bookstores in the U.S. Read...
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McNamara Design voted “Best for Repurposing Old Furniture”

By Washingtonian Staff Whether you've got a flea-market find or a family hand-me-down, Meaghan McNamara can help you envision new life for old pieces, often with dashes of color. read more...
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Bethesda Magazine’s 30 Great Neighborhoods to Live In

        By David Frey From big yards to new homes, the Bethesda area has neighborhoods from every preference read more...
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Top 12 Places to Live in MoCo

    Montgomery County is made up of 3 cities, 12 towns, 4 villages, 33 census designated places and 5 unincorporated communities. There are around 1 million people living in MoCo, and Forbes ranked us the 10th richest county in America a few years back. read more...
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These 12 Donut Shops in Maryland Will Have Your Mouth Watering Uncontrollably

Cold weather is upon us, which may have you craving calorie-filled comfort foods. Donuts are one of the most classic comfort foods and we have plenty of places to get them here in Maryland. #9 on the list is Donut King Cafe & Deli, Kensington read more...
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Best Consignment Shop for Furniture (Readers’ Pick To Vote Getter): Sage Consignment

        Sage Consignment was a Best of Bethesda - Shopping Readers' Pick Top Vote Getter for Best Consignment Shop for Furniture! read more...
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Best Ethnic Bakery (Editors’ Pick): Baklava Couture

      If you’re lucky enough to arrive at Baklava Couture when the homemade pita comes hot out of the oven, it probably won’t last the car ride home. But the smooth, puffy rounds are only one reason to check out Katerina Georgallas’ new brick-and-mortar bakery, which...
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Is Kensington going to be Maryland’s next coveted suburb?

  The community has seen an improving market over the last year. Usually the two Maryland suburbs that get the most attention are Bethesda and Takoma Park, but there's a growing momentum for Kensington, Md. that we should keep an eye on. read more...
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The $20 Diner’s 10 favorite cheap eats of 2015: #2 Frankly…Pizza

  Perhaps you'll want to mix it up after reading the $20 Diner's list of favorite restaurants for the year. I hope so. The eateries are presented in reverse order, from my 10th favorite to the place I loved the most. #2 Frankly...Pizza! read more...
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Kensington, Md., has its own antique road show: Howard Avenue

  By Holly Simmons Adore all things retro? More "I Love Lucy" than "Keeping Up With the  Kardashians"? Kensington, Md., incorporated in 1894, and just north of the Capital Beltway, caters to the retro-loving, antiquing crowd. read...
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Inclusive Gym Gets People With Disabilities in Fitness Spirit

        Teamwork is an integral part of the health and fitness program at Spirit Club, a gym in suburban Washington where most of the participants have autism, Down syndrome or other developmental disabilities. read more...
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These are the 10 Best D.C. Suburbs to Live In

      D.C. is a great place to live, but it's not for everybody. These 10 places are your best options for living near the city but not in it. Kensington - This charming little town is the safest in the D.C. area. The downtown are is dotted with antique stores, other...
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Kensington Book Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    by Peter Rouleau Hundreds of literary enthusiasts descended on Kensington’s Howard Avenue Sunday to meet authors, purchase their books and listen to them read from their works. ...“I love meeting so many nice people and great authors,” Sola-Sole said. “I have a...
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Frankly…Pizza! tosses pies that reach for perfection (and come close)

    by Tim Carman Sitting at the counter at Frankly...Pizza! in Kensington, Md., I'm interrogating a margherita pie, my standard order whenever I first break flatbread at a pizzeria. This simple round can reveal more secrets than a detainee at a CIA black site. Read the...
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Kensington Small Businesses Presented with Certificates of Recognition

      Maryland Comptroller, Peter Franchot, and Mayor Pete Fosselman visited several merchants March 30. LocalStream Maryland Comptroller, Peter Franchot and Kensington Mayor Pete Fosselman visited several merchants in town yesterday, March 30. Franchot presented...
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Kensington’s non-profit’s fair teaches practical and social skills

    Kensington nonprofit's fair teaches home and social skills By Gazette Staff  Who knew washing dishes could be fun? The Children who turned out for the Parent Encouragement Program's Can Do Kids Fair on Saturday in Kensington found out. Read the Story...
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The right response when your child doesn’t want to be ‘bossed around’

By Meghan Leahy Question: My 8-year-old has been saying lately, "I can do whatever I want" and "I am in charge of me." ...Another way to smooth over some potential struggles is to call a family meeting. I am a huge fan of the family meeting, and learned about it in detail from the good...
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Dine Review: Frankly Pizza, Sub*Urban Trading Co. and K Town Bistro Three’s Company

Diners can now find more to savor in Kensington By Carole Sugarman To visitors, historic Kensington has always been a charming place to ogle Victorians and browse in antique shops. But as a dining destination—forget it. In the last few years, however, as successful legislative...
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Kensington teacher cooks up science lessons

Recipes help students develop a taste for learning By Peggy Mcewan Ann McCallum knows a lot about food for thought. The Kensington woman just published her second cookbook for elementary students: “Eat Your Science Homework: Recipes for Inquiring Minds.” An English for Speakers...
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