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Gaithersburg Financial Aid Workshop for Recreation Programs Financial aid is available for City of Gaithersburg youth camps, classes and sports, and the City is hosting a workshop on Wednesday, January 26 to help residents sign up. The financial aid program, available to City residents only, provides up to $800 per child for summer camps and $250 per child for sports and classes.The workshop starts at 7 p.m. at the Youth Center in Olde Towne. Pre-registration is not necessary. Please bring 2021 income documentation, a utility bill and phone/internet bill, and a copy of your lease or mortgage statement. Masks are required inside all City facilities for everyone over the age of two. For information e-mail summercamps@gaithersburgmd.gov or call 301-258-6350.This is a City of Gaithersburg, ...
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By Roy Kelley
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Student Volunteers Sought for Arts Barn Summer Break The Gaithersburg Arts Barn, in Kentlands, is accepting applications for summer break student volunteers to assist with visual and performing arts education programs for children ages 5 to 15. Student volunteers, who must be at least 14 years of age, will work with highly qualified teaching artists in a variety of disciplines while earning Student Service Learning (SSL) hours and valuable experience. Summer programs begin June 27 and run through August 12. A mandatory orientation will be held on June 18.Apply online here by May 14.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Dahlia + Imagination, Color Edited for our Imagination Series,Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6079ACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotogra...
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By Roy Kelley
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Families Outside: Tracks and Trails  Sunday, Jan. 23 from 2-3 p.m.Croydon Creek Nature Center Explore the habitats of the John Hayes Forest Preserve with a naturalist-led nature outing that will help you and your family enjoy the wonders surrounding the center. Discover what we can learn about animals from the tracks they leave behind. Ages 3 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required for adults and children.Date: January 23, 2022   Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   Location: View Facility Croydon Creek Nature Center Address: 852 Avery Rd., Rockville, MD 20851   Contact: 240-314-8770   Cost: $5/$6   Link: Register This is a City of Rockville, Maryland announcement.  Chrysanthemum, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 6806Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotogr...
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Baked Frittata, Just A Pinch RecipeChef Dolores used the Just A Pinch Recipe for a Baked Frittata and it was very good. This is a recipe that you can adjust based on your available ingredients. Click on the link to view and print the recipe.  Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 6841Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Free N95 Masks at Montgomery County Libraries Beginning Friday, Jan. 21Montgomery County residents can pick up free, adult-sized N95 masks at 19 Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) branches beginning Friday, Jan. 21. On Friday, Jan. 14, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the mask guidance to emphasize protection to prevent the spread of COVID-19. N-95, KN-95 and KF-94 respirators are masks that have been shown to provide higher levels of protection against COVID-19. Along with getting vaccinated and boosted, wearing a well-fitting mask over your nose and mouth in indoor public settings or in crowds is important to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.“A key element that helps reduce community transmission is the wearing of a high-quality face coverin...
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By Roy Kelley
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Alcohol Beverage Services Temporarily Reduces Retail Hours  Montgomery County’s Department of Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) has temporarily reduced hours at all 26 of its retail stores due to COVID-related staffing shortages. The temporary business hours will be noon-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Sunday hours will remain noon-5 p.m.“Montgomery County appreciates its outstanding workforce more than ever,” said ABS Director Kathie Durbin. “ABS remains committed to excellent customer service, and we look forward to returning to regular hours once this current wave has passed.”A complete list of all ABS stores, including locations, hours and phone numbers, can be found at https://montgomerycountymd.gov/ABS/stores/.ABS is the alcohol wholesaler of beer, wine, and spirits for Montgomery County an...
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By Roy Kelley
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Airthings Corentium Home Digital Radon DetectorJanuary is National Radon Action Month. EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General recommend that all homes in the U.S. be tested for radon. Montgomery County, Maryland has been designated as a Zone 1 area which means there is a predicted average radon level at or above the EPA's 4.0 pico-Curies per liter (pCi/L) action level. (pCi/L is a measure of the amount of radioactivity in a known quantity of air.)  I purchased a Airthings Corentium Home Digital Radon Detector for our home. It is an easy to use device for home use. "The top rated and best selling digital radon detector on the market. Easily monitor radon levels in your home with this compact yet powerful radon gas detector." The Airthings price is $179.99. I purchased it on Amazon for $135.90 ...
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By Roy Kelley
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Know Your Rights: Tools for 2022Mark your calendar! On January 25, 2022 at 5 p.m. the Montgomery County Human Trafficking Prevention Committee will partner with other agencies to present an online discussion: “Know Your Rights: Tools for 2022.”For details on the FREE online presentation https://buff.ly/3zZ9qSXThis is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  Clematis, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6069Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
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Broccoli-Cheddar Cornbread RecipeChef Dolores used the Home is Where the Boat Is Broccoli-Cheddar Cornbread recipe and the cornbread is delicious and easy to recommend. Click on the link to view and print the recipe. You will also find many other recipes on this site.  Sun Explosion Decorative Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk,Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6080Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Free Groceries Distribution, Gaithersburg, Tues., Jan. 18, 2022A distribution of free groceries is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Please share this information with families that might be food insecure.  Daylily, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6074Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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City of Gaithersburg Committee Vacancies, January, 2022Get involved! Play an important role in advising the Mayor & City Council on vital issues by joining one of the volunteer committees.For more information visit: http://gburg.md/vacancies This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Clematis, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6067Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
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Book Recommendation: The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester The Paris Secret is an outstanding novel by Natasha Lester and I recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book.Natasha Lester is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of THE PARIS SEAMSTRESS, THE PARIS ORPHAN / THE FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHER and THE PARIS SECRET. Her new book, THE RIVIERA HOUSE, is out now.Prior to writing, she worked as a marketing executive for L’Oreal, managing the Maybelline brand, before returning to university to study creative writing.Natasha's books have been translated into many different languages and are now published all around the world.She lives in Perth, Western Australia with her 3 children and loves fashion history, practising the art of...
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Kentlands Square Infill Schematic Development Plan Application SDP-9073-2021 requests to construct three infill commercial buildings totaling 21,700 square feet within the existing parking lot. The proposed buildings will be located along Main Street. The property is zoned Mixed Use Development. View the project page here. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Location The subject property is located within the Kentlands Square Shopping Center along Main Street. Proposal SDP-9073-2021 The applicant, Saul Holdings Limited Partnership, has submitted Schematic Development Plan Application SDP-9073-2021, requesting approval of three additional infill commercial buildings totaling 21,700 square feet and associated minor site changes. Previous Approvals The Mayor and City Co...
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Volunteers Sought for Green Month Fix It Fair Are you a “fixer”? Do you like to tinker? Are you handy with a hammer, a screwdriver, or a needle and thread? The City’s Environmental Affairs Committee is planning its first ever Fix It Fair on Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Casey Community Center.Volunteer “fixers” with experience in small appliances, lamps, jewelry, textiles/clothing and tool sharpening are sought. Residents will be able to book appointments, letting our fixers know in advance what they’ll be working on. The free fixing will then take place in 30-minute time slots on April 23. The event is part of this year’s Green Month celebration and is designed to save useful materials from ending up in landfills. More details about how to register to have something fixe...
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Young Artist Award Auditions, Virtual Concert in Gaithersburg  With the increase of COVID-19 infections, the Young Artist Award Competition will return to a virtual format. The application deadline has been extended to January 22 and audition entries must be submitted in video format.The competition will now be conservatory style. There are no individual instrument categories; students will compete against each other regardless of their musical instrument. The virtual Young Artist Award Concert will be presented free of charge on Vimeo on Friday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m. Read more here on how to audition. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6071Photograph by Roy KelleyPhotograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Ph...
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By Roy Kelley
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Proof of Vaccination Required for Gaithersburg PerformancesTo help ensure the health and safety of our patrons, performers and staff, a photo ID and proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is now required to attend all indoor performances at the Arts Barn and Kentlands Mansion. Unvaccinated children under 12 and patrons with a medical condition or closely-held religious belief preventing vaccination must provide proof of a negative PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours prior to the performance. The full policy is available here. Please also review the “Plan Your Visit” page for more about seating, exchange policies, health and safety measures, and what to expect when attending our events. This policy is subject to change pending Montgomery County Board of Health vaccination requir...
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By Roy Kelley
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January is National Radon Action Month: Test Your HomeJanuary is #RadonActionMonth! Radon can build up to dangerous levels inside a house. Learn more from @MyGreenMC  https://buff.ly/3Gi5nDP Radon is an invisible, radioactive gas created during the natural breakdown of uranium in rocks and soils. It is found in nearly all soils. Radon typically moves up through the ground and into homes and buildings through cracks and other holes in the foundation, although there are other radon sources.Radon usually does not present a health risk outdoors because it is diluted in the open air. Radon can, however, build up to dangerous levels inside a house.Montgomery County, Maryland Requirements: As of October 1, 2016, County law requires that “a single-family home located in the County must be teste...
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By Roy Kelley
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Gaithersburg City Hall Lobby Services by Appointment Only  In order to ensure the best possible customer service in the face of temporary staffing challenges, the delivery of lobby services at City Hall will be by appointment only January 13 – 28, 2022. Please call 301-258-6330 or e-mail plancode@gaithersburgmd.gov to make an appointment.Upon arrival, please call and you will be allowed access as soon as we are able to accommodate you. Note that you may be asked to wait in your vehicle until we are ready. Masks are required in all public indoor spaces in all City facilities for everyone over the age of two, regardless of vaccination status.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Clematis, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6066Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPh...
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By Roy Kelley
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Book Recommendation: Dead by Dawn by Paul DoironDead by Dawn (2021) by Maine author Paul Doiron is a fast reading thriller about Maine game warden Mike Bowditch. I enjoyed this novel and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book.Paul Doiron is the author of the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels, including The Poacher's Son, which won the the Barry Award and the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel and was nominated for an Edgar Award, an Anthony Award, a Macavity Award, and a Thriller Award for Best First Novel, and the Maine Literary Award for "Best Fiction of 2010." PopMatters named it to its Best Fiction of 2010 list.  His second book, Trespasser, won the Maine Literary Award, was an American Booksellers Association In...
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Free Groceries Distribution, Montgomery Village, Fri., Jan. 14A distribution of free groceries is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, January 14, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Apple Ridge Recreation Area in Montgomery Village, Maryland.Please share this announcement with families that may be food insecure.  Clematis, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6068Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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