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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Summer in GaithersburgSummer is in full swing in the City of Gaithersburg! Enjoy fresh produce at our two weekly Farmers Markets, cool off at our Water Park, play a round of Miniature Golf, and take in a free outdoor concert at the City Hall Concert Pavilion.Farmers MarketsOur two Farmers Markets welcome the summer season with fresh local produce, baked goods, deliciously prepared foods, and locally crafted spirits. The year-round Main Street Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Casey Farmers Market is open Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Water ParkLooking for a neighborhood pool – with waterslides? The Water Park is Gaithersburg’s family swimming pool with a variety of affordable memberships to choose from. Swim and play in the resort-style main pool, race down...
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Summer Meals Program for Ages 18 and UnderMontgomery County kids, don't miss out on FREE nutritious meals this summer! Our Summer Meals Program serves healthy lunches to children 18 and under at 120 locations. No appointment needed, just drop by Monday -Friday!Info: https://ow.ly/sqBQ50SxxkMThis is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  Ctenanthe burle-marxii, Fishbone Prayer Plant,Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1384Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Budget Friendly Towns for Retirees - #4 CrisfieldThe WorldAtlas once again inspired me to write about 7 Budget-Friendly towns in Maryland for retirees. So, here is the fourth in the series, the fourth town is Crisfield. Crisfield is a city located in Somerset County, Maryland. In 2020, the population of Crisfield was recorded as 2,515, and it has the distinction of being the southernmost incorporated city in Maryland. Crisfield is known as the seafood capital of the world and is a major gateway to Smith Island and Tangier Island.Crisfield is a great place for active retirees to enjoy beachside living and sailing adventures without burning through their savings on housing costs. But, the entertainment doesn't stop with the outdoor activities, Crisfield also boasts a robust Arts and Enter...
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Montgomery Parks Special Events and Programs in July Concerts in parks, puppets and West Africa Food Crops in the garden are among the program highlights for the Montgomery Parks special events and programs being offered in July.The July schedule of special events will include:Parks Summer Thursday Concert Series. Thursdays, July 18 and 25. 6–8 p.m. Series of free musical performances by local acts at different parks around the County. Bring chairs, blankets and picnics. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at some events. All ages. Free. July 18, Loose Ties (pop/rock). North Four Corners Local Park, 315 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring. July 25. Juliet Lloyd (folk/pop). Cabin John Regional Park, 7400 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. Parks Playhouse Junior. July 13, 15,...
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New Fire Chief of the Montgomery County Fire & Rescue ServiceThe Montgomery Council confirmed the Executive's nominee for Fire Chief of the Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service Corey Smedley. With more than 33 years of public safety experience, Chief Smedley served as fire/EMS chief in the City of Alexandria before coming to Montgomery County.This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  Lily, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 4326Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
SportsFest in GaithersburgExplore all things sports at SportsFest on Saturday, July 13 from 8 to 11 a.m. Youth entering grades K through 8 can test their skills in soccer, football, baseball, track and field, basketball, volleyball, and on an inflatable obstacle course. The day kicks off with a 3K Run for all ages at 8 a.m., followed by free kids’ activities from 9 to 11 a.m. The event takes place rain or shine at Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm.Click here for more details.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Iceland Poppies, Papaver nudicaule, Kentlands Photowalk,Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 4416Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
One-Hour Open House  Sunday, July 14, 20242:00-3:00Take a look at 3500 Fallstaff Rd  Take a look at 3500 Fallstaff by clicking the links below. 3500 fallstaff 21215: Double the Flair - Furnished and Bare!" -   3500 fallstaff 21215: "Your Dream Home in Fallstaff - All-Brick Colonial Charm!  3500 fallstaff 21215: 3500 Fallstaff Rd Has A Vestibule Entry -   3500 fallstaff 21215: Once Upon A Haus: the 1940s custom colonial with a vestibule -    Impromptu Open HouseSunday2-3:00For more information on this homeCall Margaret Rome
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Budget-Friendly Towns for Retirees - #3 North BeachThe WorldAtlast once again inspired me to write about 7 budget-friendly towns in Maryland for Retirees. So here we go with the third in the series, the third town is North Beach.North Beach was originally platted in 1900 and re-platted in 1908 and formally incorporated in 1910. It was established as a strictly residential town. North Beach is located in Calvert County, and in 2010 had a population of only 1,978. In addition to a boardwalk, North Beach has multiple parks including Wetlands Overlook Park, Sunrise Garden, Callis Park, and the Walton Beach Nature Preserve, and is home to the new Twin Beaches Public Library. North Beach is less than an hour from Annapolis and is located right on the Chesapeake Bay. I used to have friends who...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Skip the StrawThis is Plastic Free July. Let's "Skip the Straw" and make a difference! Protect our environment by choosing reusable, home compostable, or marine degradable alternatives. Straws are a top 10 item in beach cleanups—let's keep our oceans clean and thriving! This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 4343Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Kentlands Mansion Mad Hatter Extravaganza Date: 07/14/2024 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Location: Kentlands Mansion320 Kent Square RoadGaithersburg, Maryland 20878-5726 Join the Kentlands Mansion on Sunday, July 14, 2024, for a free family friendly event from 4 - 7 p.m. Kentlands Mansion and the City are celebrating 30 years together with "Hats Off to 30 Years: A Kentlands Mansion Mad Hatter Extravaganza.”The following vendors will be joining us and we are so excited to have them:Nomz, D's SmokeHouse BBQ, Grape Escape, Pleasant Hills Farm, Rad Rebecca, 909, Great Kids Events, Carmen's Italian Ice, Bethesda Beauty Collective, Alliage Salon and Spa, Key Ingredients, and Princess Party of DC.We are delighted to host fairy hair, permanent jewelry, live music, children's entertainment, beer and wine s...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Make Better Cup ChoicesMake better cup choices effortlessly! Keep a reusable cup in your kit, car, bag, or desk for a sustainable coffee fix. Choose ceramic ware at coffee shops - it's a simple change with a huge impact. Does your favorite spot offer ceramic cups?This is a Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection announcement. Peony, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 1999Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Montgomery County Rustic Roads Program Rustic Roads ProgramAn initiative of the Montgomery County Council, the Rustic Roads program ensures the stories of our oldest roads are preserved. One hundred fourteen roads have been designated as Rustic Roads or Exceptional Rustic Roads through this program, meaning they have been recognized for historic and scenic characteristics reflecting their rural origins and the agricultural landscape of the county. The majority of the Rustic Roads lie in the Agricultural Reserve.You can learn more about the Rustic Roads program on page 8 of the newest issue of Plenty Magazine, which hit newsstands this past weekend.Click here to learn more.This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Gerbera Daisy, 'Watermelon', Longwood Gardens Conservatory,Kenne...
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By Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties )
Are you planning to sell your home? It's important to know about the costly repairs sellers often face. These issues can lower your home's value and make selling harder. This guide will cover the top expensive repairs, offer tips to avoid them, and explain how a realtor can help you sell your home smoothly.Key Takeaways​ Identify the most costly home repairs that can impact your selling profits Learn practical tips to prevent and address these expensive issues Discover how a realtor's expertise can help you navigate the home selling process Understand the importance of pre-sale home improvements for maximizing your property's value Explore real estate expert advice on home repair prevention and trusted contractor referrals ​Foundation Issues: A Costly NightmareFoundation problems can be...
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Contemporary Conversations Series:  On Race, Class and PrivilegeRenowned anti-racism educator Tim Wise will be the featured speaker at the next event in the Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) “Contemporary Conversations” series. “On Race, Class and Privilege: An Evening with Tim Wise” will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, at the Rockville Memorial Library.Mr. Wise will examine the connections between systemic racism, white racial privilege and America’s class system, with particular attention to the current backlash to racial justice efforts in schools and the workplace since the 2020 racial justice uprising. He is the author of several books, including his highly acclaimed memoir, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son.The Rockville Memorial Library i...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Coffee with a Cop at TargetJoin Us for Coffee With a Cop!Meet your Gaithersburg Police Department officers tomorrow, July 11, 2024 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Target (25 Grand Corner Ave.). Enjoy a cup of joe and great conversation. Ask questions, share concerns, and build community ties.Details: https://gburg.md/CoffeeWithaCopThis is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 8194Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Parks Playhouse Junior - Montgomery ParksLooking for fun things to do with the kids this July? Check out Parks Playhouse Junior! Free live shows for kids 2-12 with sing-a-longs, puppets, theater and more!Dates: July 13, 15, 16, 17, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31Time: 10-11 a.m.This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.   Dahlia, Crazy 4 Teedy, American Dahlia Society Show, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 5628Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Ovid Hazen Wells Park Expansion Montgomery Parks this week began Phase One expansion of the 80-acre active recreation portion of Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park in Clarksburg. Construction is expected to take 18 months and will lead to the closing of some of the park’s features during this period.Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park is a 290-acre park in the Clarksburg Planning Area east of Interstate 270 and south of the Clarksburg Town Center. The park’s master plan was updated and approved by the Montgomery Planning Board in 2014 and divides the park into three segments by geographic features including active recreation, natural area, and organic farm demonstration.The expansion will include: Construction of a new skate park and carousel roundhouse with restrooms. A new playground w...
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Gaithersburg Farmers Markets, July 11 & 13CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE! CASEY FARMERS MARKET 810 South Frederick Ave T OPEN MAY - NOVEMBER Thursdays 11 AM - 2:30 PM ____________   CURRENT CASEY MARKET VENDORS   SEE THE FULL SCHEDULE OF FOOD TRUCKS HERE!     Beauty Blooms Farm: Naturally grown vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers.   Bread & Cupcakes: Fresh breads, hearty soups, and tasty treats.   Maria's Kitchen: Authentic Mexican, Honduran & Puerto Rican food.   Scenic View Orchards: Local produce, apple cider, and honey.   The Kernel's Pop: Locally popped fresh caramel, cheese and kettle popcorn.   Tuckey's Mountain Grown: Fresh seasonal produce, including squash, chard, and apples.    Twin Valley Distillers: Locally distilled spirits. MAIN STREET FARMERS MARKET 301 Main Street   OPEN YEAR...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Ride On Bus Courtesy Stop ProgramRide On cares about the safety of our riders! Now in effect, passengers may request a drop-off after 9 p.m. along our regular routes when and where it is safe to do so with our Courtesy Stop Program. Limitations apply.To learn more, visit https://ow.ly/ov9a50OVfLuThis is a Ride On Bus announcement.  Tulip, Longwood Gardens Photowalk, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 4381Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Montgomery County Heat Emergency AlertMontgomery County has issued a Heat Emergency Alert  beginning at 12 pm Tuesday, 07/09 through 8:00 pm Wednesday, 07/10. Residents should prepare for heat index values to reach 105º F during the afternoon hours. These dangerously hot temperatures and heat index values could cause heat-related illness such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke.Residents are urged to take precautions to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their pets, against heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Try to stay in an air-conditioned location. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outdoors. Stay hydrated, even if you do not feel thirsty. When possible, take frequent breaks in a cool, shaded area.  County facilities, including librarie...
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