Gaithersburg, MD Real Estate News

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Kentlands Newcomers Coffee, Saturday, September 11thNewcomers Coffee will be held at the Clubhouse Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. We encourage newer residents to come and meet their fellow neighbors! All are welcome to attend.Register here. This is a Kentlands Citizens Assembly announcement. Daylily, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 8738Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Maryland’s $1 Million VaxU Scholarship Promotion for 12-17-Year-OldsSeveral days remain in Maryland’s $1 million VaxU Scholarship Promotion, an incentive program to encourage 12-17-year-olds to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The initiative, jointly administered by the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), has provided $50,000 scholarships to 20 winners through weekly random drawings.According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 67 percent of the State’s 12-17-year-olds have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Those vaccinated became eligible for the lottery drawings. Two winners have been selected each week. The final drawing will be on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6CDC data s...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Movie Night in Kentlands: Friday, September 10thBring your chairs and blankets and come out for a night of family fun! Raya and the Last Dragon will be shown on the Clubhouse lawn Friday, September 10, 2021 around 7:30 p.m.  *Registration not required. This is a Kentlands Citizens Assembly announcement.  Sedum, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 8737Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
9th Annual Rockville Arts Festival, September 4-5, 2021We’re thrilled to bring the Rockville Arts Festival back to Rockville, Maryland on September 4-5, 2021, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Festival celebrates outstanding visual artists, live music and cultural performances, and art demonstrations by VisArts’ professional artists.Visit and shop at our free, two-day, outdoor festival featuring 140 fine art and fine craft artisans in Rockville Town Square (Maryland Avenue & East Middle Lane). We close the streets to traffic and turn the area into a pedestrian-only thoroughfare for art and fun! Whether you’re shopping for a unique gift or looking for something special for yourself, you’ll find it at the Festival, where artists and artisans from 22 states showcase their one-of-a-kind creations at ev...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Kentlands End of Season Dog SwimJoin your neighbors and their furry friends for the annual Kentlands dog swim Monday, September 6, 2021 at 6 p.m. Dogs will be permitted to swim in the pool after 6 p.m. as this signals the end of the season. *Registration not required. This is a Kentlands Citizens Assembly announcement.  Butterfly, Monticello Photowalk, Charlottesville, Virginia USACanon Powershot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
The 28th Kentlands/Lakelands 5k Run/Walk and Kids Fun RunSaturday, September 4Parking Restrictions on Race Day:No Parking on Affected Streets 12:01 a.m. – 12 p.m. September 4, 2021No Driving on or Through the Race Course 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.City of Gaithersburg Towing Policy Will Mean a Ticket and Towing Fee to You if Vehicles areLeft on the Course after Midnight.IF TOWED CALL: MORTON’S TOWING at (301) 330-1170Towing fees and storage costs begin at $211 with additional charges of $65 per day. In addition, the City of Gaithersburg parking citation is $60.00The Races start and end on Main Street & Market Street East/West, between Market Street Plaza and the Courts of Devon, and finish on Main Street at Market Street East. The 5K Merchant Expo Festival and Awards Ceremony will take place immed...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Gaithersburg Mail In Ballot ApplicationsMail-in Ballot Applications are being mailed out this week. Any registered voter may request a Mail-in Ballot for any reason. You may also request a Mail-in Ballot online or at City Hall during normal business hours. Learn more: https://gburg.md/ElectionsThis is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Lily, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 4577Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Montgomery County Friendship Picnic, September 19th The Montgomery County Committee Against Hate and Violence invites the community to the Montgomery County Friendship Picnic taking place Sunday, Sept. 19 from noon – 5 p.m. at the Wheaton Regional Park located at 2000 Shorefield Road. The free event brings people of diverse cultures and faiths together to make new friends and discuss ways to build a stronger community. All are welcome to this celebration, which includes traditional, Kosher, Halal, and vegetarian lunch options. There will be a wide range of activities for children and adults including musical performances, train rides, carousel, Zumba, COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, and more.In addition to the recreation activities, there will be opportunities for small group convers...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
New Crisis Response Teams in Montgomery County, MarylandTwo new crisis and outreach response teams launched in Montgomery County on Monday morning to help residents facing mental health problems.Rolando Santiago, the county’s chief of behavioral health and crisis services, said a $1.9 million Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant will fund six positions for two years. Each new response team will have three members.The grant covers the cost of the six new positions. The county is using existing office space, Santiago said. Until now, the county has had one 24/7 response team based in Rockville.The grant will expand that effort, adding one team in Silver Spring and one in Germantown, working from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. from Monday to Friday. They will consist of  “pee...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
New Public Murals Celebrate Reopening the Arts Eight local artists installed 10 temporary murals across Montgomery County promoting the safe reopening of the local creative economy and cultural industry! Commissioned by the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) through its Public Arts Trust program, #ArtHappensHere features County-based artists: Robert Cohen, Felisa Federman, Sandra Perez-Ramos, Arlette Jassel, Dinah Myers-Schroeder, Liliane Blom, Martina Sestakova, and Marcie Wolf-Hubbard.  Each original mural encourages residents and visitors to reengage with the creative sector and return to their favorite cultural events, venues, and pastimes. “Efforts to reconnect with audiences far and wide are vital,” said Suzan Jenkins, CEO of the Arts and Humanities Council. ...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Free Separation and Divorce Seminars The Montgomery County Commission for Women, the Family Law Section, and the Montgomery County Bar Association will present the monthly seminar “Separation and Divorce: What I Need to Know” starting on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, at 7 p.m. Additional seminars will be held the first Wednesday of every month through June 2022. Each seminar is free.A local family law attorney will lead the session discussing legal details about separation and divorce in Maryland. Session topics will cover methods of dispute resolution; when and where to file; types of divorce and grounds; financial statements; alimony; property and equitable distribution; role of the attorney; and domestic violence/orders of protection.The event is presented on Zoom. The seminar is free; h...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Ran Ken Japanese Noodle House is Open in Kentlands The new Ran Ken Japanese Noodle House is now open in Kentlands at 133 Commerce Square Place, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878. Phone: 240-800-1077. Click on the above link to reach the website and to view the menu.    Hibiscus, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 8328 Canon PowerShot G11 Camera Photograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Recommended American Author: Daniel Silva Wendy Rulnick posted a blog recommending The Cellist, the newest novel by American author Daniel Silva. We have this book on the hold list at our local library and look forward to reading it. Dolores and I have read all of the previous books by Daniel Silva and highly recommend them. Click on the links to learn more. DANIEL SILVA BOOKS IN ORDERPublication Order of Michael Osbourne BooksThe Mark of the Assassin (1998)The Marching Season (1999)       Publication Order of Gabriel Allon BooksThe Kill Artist (2001)       The English Assassin (2002)         The Confessor (2002)     A Death in Vienna (2003)             Prince of Fire (2005)       The Messenger (2006)   The Secret Servant (2007)            Moscow Rules (2008)     The Defector (2009)    ...
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(Houwzer Inc)
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Masks Mandated for All Maryland Schools All Maryland students, staff and school visitors will be required to wear masks when they go to school this year, the state Board of Education decided Thursday afternoon. The vote came as the number of COVID-19 cases surges in the state and nationwide. The order will last 180 days, and the board can rescind it during that time if it chooses. Some members said masks are necessary to preserve in-person learning, in an effort to keep kids from getting sick and having to quarantine. Gaithersburg Patch     Pelargonium cordifolium, Heartleaf Geranium, Longwood Gardens Conservatory, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 8236 Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Main Street Farmers Market in KentlandsBuy local! The Kentlands Farmers Market in Gaithersburg, Maryland is one of many markets open this weekend in Montgomery County, Maryland. Check out this map to find a farmers market near you: https://buff.ly/3jmbWw1This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Private Sector Electric Vehicle Purchasing Cooperative The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is seeking an organization to create a cooperative purchasing or “group buy” program for members of the public to buy or lease electric vehicles (EV) at favorable prices through the power of volume purchasing. The goal of the program is to increase use of EVs by both residents and local businesses to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build confidence in eco-friendly transportation options among the public.Private sector EV cooperative purchasing programs have been successful in other parts of the nation.Cooperative purchasing is a program coordinated by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG), an organization in which Montgomery County is a member. The p...
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Gaithersburg Mayor, Council Candidates Certified for 2021 Election  The Gaithersburg Board of Supervisors of Elections has certified the candidacies of Jud Ashman and Stephen Escobar for Mayor and the following candidates for the two City Council positions up for election in the City of Gaithersburg on November 2, 2021: Dave Belgard, Philip Cook, Lisa Henderson, Yamil Hernández, and Jim McNulty. The elected officials will each serve a four-year term. Learn more about the candidates and about mail-in voting, early voting and Election Day voting here.  This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, Virginia USA IMG_8773Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Parents Encouraged to Organize 'Walking School Buses' With the return to in-person instruction this fall, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) Safe Routes to Schools program is encouraging parents to organize a “Walking School Bus” to enable young students to safely walk to schools in their neighborhoods. Walking school buses provide a safe and fun way for children to get physical activity as they travel to and from school with adult supervision.A walking school bus is a parent-organized effort similar to a carpool group but rather than share driving responsibilities, adults supervise a group of kids walking to and from school. Each “bus” walks along a set route, with one or more adults leading the group of children. The walking group picks up, or drops off, chil...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Books by Pat Conroy (1945-2016) Earlier today I was reading the blog post by Ron and Alexandra Seigel in which they recommended the books by Pat Conroy. Two particular novels of Pat Conroy that have become considered contemporary classics are “The Prince of Tides” and “The Great Santini”. The Prince of Tides went on to become made into a film that had garnered multiple Oscar nominations, starring Barbara Streisand and Nick Nolte. Chef Dolores has and recommends "The Cookbook by Pat Conroy".  PAT CONROY BOOKS IN ORDERPublication Order of Standalone NovelsThe Boo (1970)           The Great Santini (1976)        The Lords of Discipline (1980) The Prince of Tides (1986)      Beach Music (1995)    South of Broad (2009) Publication Order of Non-Fiction BooksThe Water is Wide (1972)       My L...
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