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Book Recommendation: Horse by Geraldine BrooksI enjoyed reading Horse (2022) an outstanding novel by Geraldine Brooks and highly recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book. A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from these strands, a Pulitzer Prize winner braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American historyKentucky, 1850. An enslaved groom named Jarret and a bay foal forge a bond of understanding that will carry the horse to record-setting victories across the South. When the nation erupts in civil war, an itinerant young artist who has made his name on paintings of the racehorse takes up arms for the Union. On a perilous night, he...
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Book Festival High School Poetry Contest Reminder Calling all young poets! Submissions are being accepted for the Gaithersburg Book Festival Annual High School Poetry Contest. Students are asked to craft a poem on one of two topics: diversity or inclusion. Winners will be announced during the 2023 Gaithersburg Book Festival on May 20 at Bohrer Park. Poems may be submitted online here by midnight on February 23. Complete details here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 7521Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Family Forum on Fentanyl & Life Saving Narcan Training On January 28, from 9:30 - 11:30 am, Clarksburg High School will host a Family Forum on Fentanyl & Life Saving Narcan Training. Panelists will share important information on the dangers and prevalence of fentanyl. Register Here! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16TclJLC24U-dyFSKjaDtgDPVjRG42zfzaKb14J3fnFk/viewform?edit_requested=true This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 7518Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Gaithersburg Farmers Market, Kentlands  Check Out Our Website!   MAIN STREET FARMERS MARKET 301 Main Street   OPEN YEAR-ROUND Saturdays 9 am - 1 pm   This Week At The Main Street Market:     Amazonica: Locally roasted Brazilian coffee beans brewed coffee.   Crepes d'Or: French-inspired prepared food and desserts.   Just Pralines: All natural, honey-roasted nuts.   M&M Plants: Forced bulbs, houseplants, succulents, and more!   Panateca DC: Enjoy a taste of Venezuelan cuisine including fresh bread, cachitos, meats, and sweets.   PetWants: Fresh-made food and treats for your furry friends.   The Happy Cheesecake Company: Enjoy fresh cookies, hearty soups, and -- of course! -- happy cheesecakes!   Tuckey's Fruit & Vegetable Farm: Fresh seasonal produce including squash, chard, and apples.  ...
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Rockville's Lunar New Year CelebrationSaturday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.Thomas S. Wootton High School The City of Rockville celebrates Lunar New Year by offering a free event that celebrates Rockville’s Asian cultures with performances, to-go activities and snacks. Organized in partnership with Rockville’s Asian Pacific American Task Force, the Lunar New Year celebration is a source of pride for the city’s Asian community and an educational opportunity for neighbors to learn about Asian culture.Event InformationSaturday, January 28, 202310 a.m.-1 p.m.; Performances begin at 11 a.m.Thomas S. Wootton High School2100 Wootton Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20850This is a City of Rockville, Maryland announcement. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 7509Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhoto...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
43rd Women’s Legislative Briefing The Montgomery County Commission for Women (CFW) will host its 43rd Annual Women’s Legislative Briefing (WLB) virtually from 12:30-5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29. The theme of this year’s event is “Empowered Women Protect Democracy.” The annual event brings together advocates, allies, policymakers and emerging leaders to empower, engage and mobilize Marylanders around issues affecting women and girls. Attendees will hear from, and engage with, members of the Maryland General Assembly, community leaders and representatives of organizations that advance the status of women and girls.The opening session, “Women Who Empower Through Advocacy,” will include Adrianna Hopkins, a news anchor from WJLA ABC 7. She will serve as the moderator of a panel that includes: V...
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Commission on Veterans Affairs to Honor County Residents Black History Month The Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs will honor County U.S. Uniformed Service members and veterans with detailed virtual tributes displayed on the County’s website to mark Black History Month in February. The tributes will include photos, background information and details of accomplishments during their military careers and afterward.Detailed tributes will also be displayed throughout February at Buffalo Soldiers Great Hall at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The Black History Month display is free to view any time the Civic Building is open to the public.The Black History Month tribute will be displayed online at https://tinyurl.com/y2cn8h24.The Silver Spring Civic Building is located at One ...
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Photography Workshop: Getting to Know Your CameraMonday, January 23 Photographers of entry and intermediate levels are likely to come away in the right frame of mind if they participate in the special online event “Photography Workshop: Getting to Know Your Camera” from 6-9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23. Photographer Andargé Asfaw will lead the free presentation from Silver Spring Town Center, Inc.Participants will be introduced to the main camera features that control exposure and creative expression. Essential camera gear will be covered. Participants should make sure that your DSLR camera is fully charged before attending the workshop.To register for the workshop, go to Meeting Registration - Zoom.“There is a story behind every image that I capture,” Mr. Asfaw said. “When I look into the e...
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Gaithersburg HOA Sustainability Summit Resolving to be Green in 2023? Learn how at the 3rd Annual Virtual HOA Sustainability Summit on Thursday, January 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. City of Gaithersburg HOA or civic association residents or board members who care about their community's environmental impact and want to keep their neighborhood clean and "green" are invited to attend.Learn about how you can organize your community to become more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable, hear from Green Teams in the City that are doing this work already, and connect with your peers from across the City who want to share ideas and best practices.Learn more & register hereThis is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Lantana, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, MD IMG 7477...
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Nominations Sought for Gaithersburg Environmental Awards  Nominations are now being accepted for the City of Gaithersburg 2023 Environmental Awards, an annual program that recognizes individuals and groups for their commitment to the environment. This year the selection committee is particularly interested in learning how groups have been working to expand their efforts from one year to the next by building on past successes.City residents, businesses, neighborhood associations, and organizations within Gaithersburg’s City limits are eligible. Schools and entities whose student body or membership is comprised of at least 10 percent City residents may also apply. Individuals or organizations that do not meet the requirements listed above but have provided a significant benefit to Gaither...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that routes callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline) and is now active.When you call, text, or chat 988, you will be connected to trained counselors who will listen, understand, provide support, and connect you to resources if necessary. The previous Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis. Read more here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 7454Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Book Recommendation: Three Sisters by Heather MorrisI enjoyed reading Three Sisters (2021) by The New York Times Bestselling Author Heather Morris and highly recommend this book for your reading list. I previously recommend her first book, The Tattooist of Auschwitz. and her second book Cilka's Journey.  Click on the links to learn more about the author and her books. A promise to stay together.An unbreakable bond.A fierce will to survive.From international bestselling author Heather Morris comes the breathtaking conclusion to The Tattooist of Auschwitz trilogy.When they are girls, Cibi, Magda and Livia make a promise to their father - that they will stay together, no matter what.Years later, at just 15 years old, Livia is ordered to Auschwitz by the Nazis. Cibi, only 19 herself, rememb...
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Montgomery County Summer Camps Registration Now Underway Montgomery County Recreation's summer camp registration is now underway for County residents!Visit http://activemontgomery.org to register.This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 7337 Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Applicants Sought to Serve on New County Sports Advisory CommitteeMontgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is seeking applicants to fill 17 public and organizational vacancies on the newly established Montgomery County Sports Advisory Committee.The committee, staffed by Montgomery County Recreation, will study sports participation and opportunities in the County, make recommendations to the County Executive and the County Council and recognize outstanding teams and athletes. Members will help conduct research, advocate for enhanced sports opportunities and identify and address discrepancies found in youth sports to raise the quality of life for residents.The deadline to apply to serve on the committee is Wednesday, Feb. 1. For more information, or to apply, go to the website.The committe...
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MCPS Seeking Employers to Host Students for 2023 Summer RISE ProgramThe Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Department of Partnerships is seeking employers who would be interested in hosting students that will be part of the 2023 Summer RISE program. Summer RISE is a hands-on career learning experience for rising MCPS juniors and seniors during the summer to engage in learning opportunities related to their field of interest.MCPS is seeking employers in all career fields who would be willing to help prepare students for life after high school. Hosts could benefit by gaining extra help at a time when it is tough to find workers, and by building a future talent pipeline for the organization.Hosts should be able to offer a minimum of 50 hours with in-person, virtual or hybrid options b...
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Solar Projects Facing Increased CostsAxios has reported that a U.S. crackdown targeting Chinese manufacturers is crippling the American solar market and freezing its supply chain.The new forced-labor law passed last year — intended to punish China for its treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang province — has brought the flow of solar imports into the U.S. to a near standstill.The shrunken supply has jacked up costs — by 30% to 40% — and ground large-scale projects to a halt.Contractors and consumers need to be aware of the of shortages that are impacting market prices Click on this link to learn more. Chrysanthemums, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3530Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Gaithersburg Farmers Markets CHECK OUT THE FARMERS MARKET WEBSITE!     CASEY FARMERS MARKET 810 South Frederick Ave   CASEY MARKET IS OPEN THIS WEEK ON THURSDAY, JAN 19! Next Casey Market Is Feb 16, 2023 11 AM - 2:30 PM ____________   CURRENT CASEY MARKET VENDORS   Oboy Pizza: Oh boy oh boy, it's pizza time! Let's Lunch@Casey this week with delicious pizza and ice cream from Oboy Pizza!   Izaak Walton League of America: An historic conservation organization working to achieve practical policies that balance conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.   Just Pralines: All natural, honey-roasted nuts.   Panateca DC: Enjoy a taste of Venezuelan cuisine including fresh cachitos, meats, and sweets. Now offering fresh breads, too!   Saints Row Brewing: Locally crafted beers and fre...
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Free Tax Preparation Available for Qualified IndividualsJanuary 23 - April 14 The annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, a partnership of the City of Gaithersburg and the Montgomery County Community Action Agency, is now accepting appointments to prepare 2022 taxes. Casey Community Center will host a VITA site on Mondays from 3 to 8 pm. from January 23 to April 14. Services are offered in both English and Spanish. For more information and appointments, City residents can call 240-777-1123 or click here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.Appointments are for Montgomery County residents with household incomes of $60,000 or less.  Chrysanthemums, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3544Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dol...
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Book Recommendation: A World of Curiosities by Louise PennyI enjoyed reading A World of Curiosities (2022) by The New York Times Bestselling Canadian Author Louise Penny and recommend it for your reading list. This is book number 18 of the series featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Dolores and I have read all of the novels in this series. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache returns in the eighteenth book in #1 New York Times bestseller Louise Penny's beloved series.It’s spring and Three Pines is reemerging after the harsh winter. But not everything buried should come alive again. Not everything lying dormant should reemerge.But something has.As the villagers prepare for a special celebration, Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir find themselves increasingly worried. A young man and wom...
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Canine Influenza Reported in Montgomery County, MDCases of canine influenza virus have been reported by a number of veterinary practices in Montgomery County and in other localities within the Washington Region. The Montgomery County Office of Animal Services (OAS) wants dog owners to be aware, and take precautions, regarding the respiratory disease that is caused by a specific strain of the Type A influenza virus and is highly contagious.The symptoms of canine influenza are cough, runny nose, eye discharge, fever, lethargy and poor appetite. The signs range in severity between no signs at all and severe illness sometimes resulting in death.Canine influenza is thought to spread in aerosol respiratory droplets and contaminated surfaces. It is not transmissible to people. However, people ...
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