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Montgomery County Restricts Employees’ Business Travel to Many StatesIn response to Friday’s Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced the county will restrict travel by government employees to states that have rolled back reproductive rights protections, and to those that are likely to do so in response to the decision.County Chief Administrative Officer Rich Madaleno wrote the following in a memo distributed to Elrich’s office and other county office directors:“By taking action to restrict access to reproductive health care services, the following states have possibly put the health and safety of our employees at risk while on official business. Therefore, effective immediately, I am directing all department and office directors an...
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Gaithersburg Chorus Seeks Choral Director The Gaithersburg Chorus is seeking a Choral Director to provide artistic direction and instruction on how to perform selected pieces for its annual spring and fall public performances. The City intends to fill this independent contractor position by August 23. Apply online with an application and letter of interest here.Full Job Description Gaithersburg Chorus, a non-audition, city-sponsored adult chorus seeks an experienced Choral Director. Responsibilities include: selecting a varied repertoire (including classical, standards and Broadway show tunes, among others) within guidelines established by the cultural arts division of the City of Gaithersburg; conducting rehearsals (7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Gaithersburg’s Activity Center); choosing s...
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Super Easy Zucchini Bread with Cake Mix, Food.com Chef Dolores used the Food.com Super Easy Zucchini Bread with Cake Mix recipe and we are enjoying the bread. She used chocolate cake mix (you can use any kind) and added some Cinnamon and Cayenne pepper to make it Mexican chocolate bread. Click on the link to view and print the recipe. Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1346Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Book Recommendation: The Madness of Crowds by Louise PennyDolores and I enjoyed reading The Madness of Crowds (2021) by Canadian author Louise Penny and recommend this book and this series for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this novel. We've read all of the 17 books in this series. You’re a coward.Time and again, as the New Year approaches, that charge is leveled against Armand Gamache.It starts innocently enough.While the residents of the Québec village of Three Pines take advantage of the deep snow to ski and toboggan, to drink hot chocolate in the bistro and share meals together, the Chief Inspector finds his holiday with his family interrupted by a simple request.He’s asked to provide security for what promises to be a non-event. A visiting ...
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Montgomery County Pride Youth Forum The virtual MoCo Pride Youth Forum will bring together a panel of LGBTQ+ students in Montgomery County Public Schools to discuss what their experience has been like and how Montgomery County can better support them.Register http://ow.ly/WoVQ50JCYRThis is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1353Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Virtual Community Forum: Racial Equity and Social Justice Interested in learning more about food insecurity, health justice, reparations, and housing in Montgomery County? Register for the RESJAC virtual forum this Sunday, June 26, 2022. http://ow.ly/q1j150JEaIm We hope to see you there!This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1344Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Book Recommendation: The Dark Hours (2021) by Michael ConnellyDolores and I enjoyed reading The Dark Hours (2021) by Michael Connelly and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this novel.  A brazen and methodical killer strikes on New Year’s Eve and LAPD Detective Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch must join forces to find justice for the victim in a city scarred by fear and social unrest, in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly.There’s chaos in Hollywood at the end of the New Year’s Eve countdown. Working her graveyard shift, LAPD Detective Renée Ballard waits out the traditional rain of lead as hundreds of revelers shoot their guns into the air. Only minutes after midnight, Ballard is called to a sce...
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The Uncle Devin Show: Live Music for Children in GaithersburgGaithersburg’s Children’s Summer Concert Series returns to the City Hall Concert Pavilion on Wednesdays in June and July, with free performances from 10:30-11:15 a.m. The series will begin with the music of Uncle Devin tomorrow, June 22. Learn more http://ow.ly/OuXf50JA7lV.
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Montgomery County to Host Fireworks Shows in Kensington and Germantown Montgomery County will host two Independence Day fireworks displays and family gatherings this year, one on in Kensington on Saturday, July 2, and the other on Monday, July 4, in Germantown."It’s great to be able to gather again and enjoy the fireworks and celebrations," said Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich. "I know they have been missed by so many. These are the first in several years. We are thrilled to return and we have so appreciated everyone’s cooperation and understanding of the need to protect public health. Have a safe and happy 4th of July.”The Independence Day celebrations will take place at the following locations: Saturday, July 2: “Mid-County Sparkles” at Albert Einstein High School, located at ...
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Book Recommendation: The Devil's Hand by Jack CarrThe Devil's Hand (2021) is book number four in the Terminal List series of political thrillers by author Jack Carr, a former Navy SEAL. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this novel. It’s been 20 years since 9/11. Two decades since the United States was attacked on home soil and embarked on 20 years of war. The enemy has been patient, learning, and adapting. And the enemy is ready to strike again.A new president offers hope to a country weary of conflict. He’s a young, popular, self-made visionary…but he’s also a man with a secret.Halfway across the globe a regional superpower struggles with sanctions imposed by the Great Satan and her European allies, a country whose ancient religion spawned a group of ruthless assass...
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Book Recommendation: The Paris Bookseller by Kerri MaherI enjoyed reading The Paris Bookseller (2022) by author Kerri Maher and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this novel. The dramatic story of how a humble bookseller fought against incredible odds to bring one of the most important books of the 20th century to the world in this new novel from the author of The Girl in White Gloves.When bookish young American Sylvia Beach opens Shakespeare and Company on a quiet street in Paris in 1919, she has no idea that she and her new bookstore will change the course of literature itself.Shakespeare and Company is more than a bookstore and lending library: Many of the prominent writers of the Lost Generation, like Ernest Hemingway, consider ...
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The Southern Lady Cooks Pimento Cheese Tomato Pie  Chef Dolores plans to use The Southern Lady Cooks Pimento Cheese Tomato Pie recipe. You may wish to consider it as well. Click on the link to view and print the recipe. The Southern Lady Cooks has many excellent recipes. Follow them on Facebook or sign up for email notices. Orchid, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1338Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Allrecipes Apple Crumble Coffee Cake Recipe Chef Dolores used the Allrecipes Apple Crumble Coffee Cake recipe and we enjoyed it. You may wish to give it a try as well. A good selection for the Father's Day brunch. Click on the link to view and print the recipe. Orchid, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1337Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Trader Joe's Mandarin Style Orange Chicken Bowl Chef Dolores picked up a couple of Trader Joe's Mandarin Style Orange Chicken Bowls for our dinner at home. They may not be as good as the orange chicken served at your favorite Chinese restaurant but they are a good substitute for an easy meal at home on a hot day. 5 minutes in the microwave. 540 calories, 28 g protein. $3.99. Orchids, Conservatory Display, Longwood Gardens,Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1336Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Kentlands Under the Lights Community Dinner Kentlands Under the Lights is TOMORROW! Get ready to enjoy a FREE community wide celebration from 6 – 11 p.m. featuring live music, delicious food, and great company! Food and drink will be available for purchase! Buy your beverage ticket ahead of time here: https://bit.ly/3MRrDXmThis is a Kentlands Market Square announcement.
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Book Recommendation: These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham GrantDolores and I enjoyed reading These Silent Woods (2021) by Pennsylvania author Kimi Cunningham Grant and recommend this novel for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book. Kimi Cunningham Grant is the author of three books. Silver Like Dust is a memoir about her Japanese-American grandparents and their experience in the internment camp at Heart Mountain during World War II. Her second book, Fallen Mountains, is a literary mystery set in a small town in Pennsylvania, where fracking has just begun. In her third book, These Silent Woods, a father and daughter living in the remote Appalachian mountains must reckon with the ghosts of their past.Kimi is a two-time winner of a Dorothy Sarg...
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City of Gaithersburg Juneteenth ScheduleOffices, libraries and more in Gaithersburg will be closed June 20 in observance of Juneteenth, which is celebrated on June 19, 2022.Here's what will be open and closed in Gaithersburg on June 20: Gaithersburg City Hall—Closed Most Gaithersburg city facilities are closed, with these exceptions: The Miniature Golf Course will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Water Park will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for City of Gaithersburg Residents and Aquatics Members only. The Gaithersburg Aquatic Center will be open from 5:15 to 8:30 p.m. Interactive Water Feature at Olde Towne Plaza will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Gaithersburg Police Department Administrative Offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Gaithersburg recycling and trash will be picked...
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Book Recommendation: The Missing Piece by John LescroartI enjoyed reading The Missing Piece (2021) novel number 19 in the Dismas Hardy series by author John Lescroart. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book. The Missing Piece USA TODAY BESTSELLERThe beloved New York Times bestselling Dismas Hardy series returns with this “perfect piece of entertainment from a master storyteller” (Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author) about a relentlessly twisty murder mystery.No one mourned when San Francisco DA Wes Farrell put Paul Riley in prison eleven years ago for the rape and murder of his girlfriend. And no one is particularly happy to see him again when he’s released after The Exoneration Initiative uncovered evidence that pinned the crime on someone else. In f...
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Strawberry Supermoon Over Maryland This Week This week's full moon will appear bigger and brighter than usual — and worth getting outside to check out.  It's a supermoon, and it rises around 8 p.m. Eastern Time over Maryland. The June full moon is also known as the full strawberry moon because this is the time of year that strawberries ripen. We had a good view of the moon on Monday night but it was too cloudy to see it on Tuesday night. I hope we will be able to see it again tonight.  Orchids, Conservatory Display, Longwood Gardens,Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1335Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Montgomery County Juneteenth Holiday Schedule, Monday, June 20 The Montgomery County Government will observe the following schedule changes for formal observance of Juneteenth on Monday, June 20: County offices—Closed. State offices and courts—Closed. State Motor Vehicle Administration offices and Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program stations—Closed. Libraries—Closed. COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Clinics-Closed Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS)—Most stores will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Poolesville spirits-only story will be open noon-5 p.m. Ride On—Will operate on a holiday schedule using the schedules that went into effect on May 8. Those schedules can be viewed at RideOnBus.com. Ride On extRa and Flex—Not in service. Flash—Will operate on a weekend schedule (Orange Line only). MAR...
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