Hughesville, MD Real Estate News

By Craig W. Barrett, Hughesville MD Real Estate
(RE/MAX 100)
photo credit StuSeeger Batter Up! According to Hughesville Baseball Association, registration for t-ball, baseball and softball starts this Saturday January 17, 2009: From the Hughesville Baseball Association Website:   GET READY FOR BASEBALL... Registration for the spring 2009 baseball season will be held at the Hughesville Firehouse and Mechanicsville Firehouse according to the schedule below. The registration form can be completed and printed online. Click here to open the registration form. Complete the registration form, print and bring it with you to one of the registration dates. Be sure to bring the form with you to the registration, along with your proof or residence and child's birth certificate. Check here often for up to date information prior to the scheduled registration ...
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By Craig W. Barrett, Hughesville MD Real Estate
(RE/MAX 100)
  Here Comes Santa Claus Santa's coming and his elves have finished the schedule. Santa will arrive with a parade of fire trucks and ambulances at the locations listed below between the hours of 6:30pm and 9:00pm each night. Santa wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable holiday season. Parents are reminded that it will be dark outside and difficult for Santa and his helpers to see everyone clearly. Please hold the children tight until the fire trucks stop moving. Santa also wants to tell everyone that he can not get to every street because of the size of the fire trucks. Santa's elves have tried to identify streets that Santa can turn around on. GROUP MEETING PLACES have been established for those children that do not live in or near a subdivision and will be Santa's first stop. Ha...
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By Craig W. Barrett, Hughesville MD Real Estate
(RE/MAX 100)
Hughesville Happenings is sponsoring a Village Christmas on Saturday December 6, 2008. Please bring the whole family, as there will be:   Tree Decorating Tree Lighting Christmas Carols Santa Claus Hot Cider and Hot Chocolate Candy Canes and More! There's also opportunities to sponsor Christmas tree ornaments. The sponsored Christmas tree ornaments will be personalized to display your business name, your employee's name, your family, or in memory of a friend or loved one. The sponsored ornaments will be displayed on the Village Christmas tree. The cost to sponsor a Christmas tree ornament is $25.00 and the deadline to order is November 25, 2008. To order mail your sponsorship check to:   Hughesville Happenings PO BOX 297 Hughesville, MD 20637   With your order, please indicate quanitity ...
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
This is a Hughesville Maryland real estate update for Saturday November 8, 2008.  As of today Saturday November 8, 2008 there are currently 97 homes for sale in Hughesville Maryland in our MRIS MLS System.  These are fee simple homes for sale and detached single family homes.  Hughesville Maryland is located just south of Washington DC in Charles County Southern Maryland.  Hughesville Maryland has great homes, neighborhoods, and some great subdivisions with reasonably priced single family detached fee simple homes for sale. Below is a current list of activity on single family homes for sale in Hughesville Maryland. 97 'Active' -  Hughesville Maryland Homes 1 'Cntg/KO' -  Hughesville Maryland Homes 3 'Cntg/NO KO' - Hughesville Maryland Homes 7 'Contract' - Hughesville Maryland Homes Find...
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By Craig W. Barrett, Hughesville MD Real Estate
(RE/MAX 100)
Southern Maryland Food Bank Struggling to Feed Needy Families   The only food bank in Southern Maryland has been struggling for months to keep its shelves stocked and workers blame the sluggish economy for the pronounced dip in donations. The Southern Maryland Food Bank is usually open on Mondays, but there have been many times this year when the food bank had to close due to the lack of supplies. If the problem continues, it may have to close its doors permanently.   Additional Challenges   The challenge this year, according to the Brenda DiCarol manager of the Southern Maryland Food Bank, is meeting the demand of an unlikely group of customers, hurting from the struggling economy. Increasingly, middle class families are slipping into that need category, so they're not able to donate a...
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By Craig W. Barrett, Hughesville MD Real Estate
(RE/MAX 100)
Thank you runners, sponsors, volunteers, Charles County Sheriff's Office, local businesses, moms, dads, kids and community members for a successful first running of the Hughesville 10k, 5k and 1k Kids Fun Run! Of course we ran into a few problems, but overall, we are very pleased with the outcome of the first race. It was a successful day! We collected 812lbs of non-perishable canned, boxed and dry goods and $50 in cash donations for the Southern Maryland Food Bank during the Inaugural Hughesville 10k Festival! We also raised $1,000 to be donated to the Hughesville Baseball Association and another $1,000 to be donated to the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department. Thanks to all! Great job everyone! Results will be posted online soon. We hope you all had a great time and we'll see you nex...
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By Craig W. Barrett, Hughesville MD Real Estate
(RE/MAX 100)
Plan to attend the Hughesville 10k Festival, October 18, 2008, presented by the Hughesville Running Club, a Road Runners Club of America affiliated, 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. We will have a 10k/5k and a kids 1k fun run. The kids fun run starts at 8:15am and the 10k/5k starts at 8:30am or immediately after the kids run. During the races and awards ceremony local radio personality Frank Dawson from WKIK 102.9 FM will broadcast live 9-12pm and  The Wanderers, a local band, performs live from 12-3pm. After the awards ceremony, the festival will kick into high gear. The cost of admission to the festival is a non-perishable, canned good to be donated to the Southern Maryland Food Bank. Supplies at the Food Bank are low, so now is a good time to contribute. The purpose of the event i...
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By Craig W. Barrett, Hughesville MD Real Estate
(RE/MAX 100)
  What do warm-ups, kinesio taping, and massages have in common? They'll all be offered by sponsors to the runners and walkers in the Inaugural Hughesville 10k Festival.   Worried about completing the 10k distance? We've got a 5k. Can't run? Walkers are welcome. Run like a maniac? We've got awards for the male and female top finisher and the top finisher in 5 age groups for both events. There are 14 awards in all. None of this sounds interesting, the least bit fun or are you a prime candidate for knee or hip replacement surgery? Volunteer to help register runners/walkers, pass out water, t-shirts or medals. Every finisher receives a t-shirt and a finishers medal.   Pre-race warm-ups and stretching: Provided by SMAC Fitness! Kinesio Taping: Provided by Dr's. James and Sherri Beauchamp, D...
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By Craig W. Barrett, Hughesville MD Real Estate
(RE/MAX 100)
Do you live in Hughesville and have a business somewhere else? Do you drive through Hughesville and thought Hughesville might be a good place to set-up shop, open a new office or expanding an existing one? Business Opportunities Location and access to a targeted and captured audience is vital for any marketing effort. Come spend a day in Hughesville on Saturday September 6th, 2008 and see the potential Hughesville has to offer. The day starts with a Kids Fun Run and a 10k/5k. A Festival that highlights local businesses, crafters, artists and agricultural producers follows. Vendor and sponsor opportunities are available and can be requested by clicking here. Access to Information The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the Hughesville Revitalization Plan, showcase Hughesville b...
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By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH@Properties)
If you read Craig Barrett's posts, you know he's been working on organizing a 10K race in his community of Hughesville, Maryland.  We know he loves running - his profile picture is from a race!  And in at least three posts, Craig has invited his readers (including us) to participate, either by running or by sponsoring the race.   Now, I subscribe to Craig's blog, and I read each post and something registered but hey!  I'm a candidate for knee replacement - I'm not running any 10K race. Then this morning, my Blackberry started emitting Bach at high volume, and when I picked it up, Craig was on the other line asking me to participate.  So after a few minutes' of personal arm twisting, it's on my calendar - though I won't be running!  It's even for a couple of good causes - the Hughesville...
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By Craig W. Barrett, Hughesville MD Real Estate
(RE/MAX 100)
  We are closing in fast on the Inaugural Hughesville 10k Festival. The deadline for FREE table registration and inclusion in the event program for vendors is Wednesday August 20. After that tables will be $10.   Sponsorship opportunites exist as well. We welcome cash donations, gift certificates, and in-kind support. With radio, print and internet coverage, your sponsorship is highly visible. All proceeds, benefit the Hughesville Fire Department and Hughesville Baseball Association.   Sponsor an Expense: Trash Receptacles Runners' Bags - Colonial Farm Credit, ACA Runners' Medals - Carruth & Son, Inc. (We still need another sponsor here) DJ Balloons & Tank Start/Finish Banner - Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home Top 3 men and top 3 woman event awards. (12 total) - Goad Lumber Co., Inc.   Ca...
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By Craig W. Barrett, Hughesville MD Real Estate
(RE/MAX 100)
Plan to attend the Hughesville 10k Festival, September 6, 2008, presented by the Hughesville Running Club, a Road Runners Club of America affiliated, 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. We will have a 10k/5k and a kids 1k fun run. The kids fun run starts at 8:15am and the 10k/5k starts at 8:30am or immediately after the kids run. During the races and awards ceremony local radio personalities Heather and T-Bone from WSMD Star 98.3 FM will broadcast live 8-11am. After the awards ceremony, the festival will kick into high gear. The cost of admission to the festival is a non-perishable, canned good to be donated to the Southern Maryland Food Bank. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the Hughesville Revitalization Plan, showcase Hughesville businesses, and have county planning ...
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By Craig W. Barrett, Hughesville MD Real Estate
(RE/MAX 100)
In reference to the proposed rezoning request of 149+- acres known as the Jenkins Property, Public Hearing: Bill #2008-11 ZMA – Jenkins Property (Chaney), it is my opinion, the proposed rezoning will adversely influence living conditions and or property values at least within a 5 mile radius of the parcel; the proposed change will excessively increase traffic congestion or otherwise negatively affect public safety; the proposed change is speculative and does not have a valid and specific intent and purpose; there are substantial reasons why the property can be used in accordance with its existing zoning; there is convincing demonstration that all uses allowed under the current zoning would be appropriate in the neighborhood and that the character of the neighborhood will not be material...
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By Craig W. Barrett, Hughesville MD Real Estate
(RE/MAX 100)
We're planning for September 6, 2008, so save the date! I'm working on getting the course USTAF certified. Also being held are a 5k walk/run and a Kid's Fun Run. The 10k is a loop and the 5k is an out and back. The 5k will be held immediately following the start of the 10k. I mapped the course using MapMyRun and ran it using my Garmin Forerunner. The distance and time of year are perfect for training for the upcoming fall marathons. Registration, time and registration fees are to be determined. We plan on having food, drinks, music, pre-race stretching and post-race massages. Start and finish are in the Village of Hughesville, MD on Business Route 5. The race will start close to the Red Barn and head south on Business route 5, turn right on Burnt Store Road, turn right on Cracklingtown...
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By Craig W. Barrett, Hughesville MD Real Estate
(RE/MAX 100)
The census-designated place of Hughesville has a total land area of 11.2 miles. Because Hughesville, though small, is considered the strategic geographic center of the Tri-County Southern Maryland region, it houses institutions such as the Electric Company, Humane Society, Economic Development Council, and Board of Realtors, which serve the Tri-County area. The local Fire Department, Hughesville Fire and Rescue Company 2, are located in Hughesville as well. Here's some background on the Village of Hughesville and where we're headed: Settled as part of the Southern Maryland Region in 1643, the area known as Hughesville was established as a crossroads agricultural community in the late 19th century. Hughesville and the surrounding region quickly established their economies and currency ar...
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By Craig W. Barrett, Hughesville MD Real Estate
(RE/MAX 100)
April saw 11 new resale listings and seven new construction listing. As expected, activity has picked up but not enough to substantially increase absorption rate. Like last month, the resale market increased under contracts and volume appears to be realatively steady. I think prices have come down to a point that has generated buyer interest, however prices continue to drift downward in some neighborhoods. Resales were priced between $220,000-$1,199,000. New Construction was priced between $349,900-$989,900. Feel free to contact me with questions. Includes: Benedict Plantation, Bryantown Estates, Cameron Ridge, Carrico Mill, Carriage Crossing, Country Road Estates, Eastern Hills, Indian Creek Estates, Lake Jameson, Oakland Acres, Pine Grove Estates, Sandy Level Estates, Scouts Trail, St...
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By Craig W. Barrett, Hughesville MD Real Estate
(RE/MAX 100)
I emphatically oppose the Chaney application for rezoning to Heavy Industrial from Agricultural Conservative and I implore our Planning Commission to deny the application. Every one of us in Hughesville continues to work hard for our investment. This is where we raise our kids, tend to our homes and produce our goods. It's so painfully obvious to me this location is inappropriate for a Heavy Industrial operation. I am most concerned with peripheral development around the Village of Hughesville. It's reasonable to surmise once one parcel goes Heavy Industrial, a precedent is set and other applications and approvals will soon follow. According to the 2003 Maryland State Highway Administration Traffic Volume Map, there were of an average of 14,725 daily trips in that approximate location....
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By Craig W. Barrett, Hughesville MD Real Estate
(RE/MAX 100)
 Oak Ridge park is located in Hughesville, MD on Oaks Road. This eastern area park offers a combination of active and passive recreational activities.Athletic fields for official league use, by permit only, include little league and full size baseball fields. Also a field is available for community pick-up play. A playground and picnic pavilion area are included at this facility.Saturday April 26 was opening day for Hughesville Baseball, most of the games were played at Oak Ridge Park in Hughesville. The day started early with individual and team pictures. The weather was perfect. The afternoon high reached the low 80's with bright sunshine and a nice breeze.   In addition to baseball and softball fields, Oak Ridge Park has an equestrian area and riding trails. The Oak Ridge Park Equest...
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By Craig W. Barrett, Hughesville MD Real Estate
(RE/MAX 100)
 A lot of communities have old railroad right-of-of ways converted to walk, run, bike trails for public use. We really don't have that in Hughesville, MD, so I thought I'd share where I run as I train for my marathons. I live in Carriage Crossing which is off of Route 381. It's a two lane road with wide shoulders in some places. All of the roads I run on in the area are two lane roads and most of them have enough of a shoulder to run. Of course these roads were built in the 1920's and aren't designed to handle the traffic that's on them now. But, that's another blog post...The main artery that takes me east or west of the Hughesville Bypass is Route 231. Route 231 connects Calvert County to Charles County at Benedict, MD. I never know which way I want to go until I get to Jimmie's Corne...
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By Craig W. Barrett, Hughesville MD Real Estate
(RE/MAX 100)
 I am running in the 2008 Marine Corps Historic Half in Fredericksburg, VA with Team Semper Fi and am raising money for injured Marines and their families. My goal is to raise at least $250. You can help by making a contribution, please use the link below to donate online quickly and securely. The donations will go to the Semper Fi Fund. You will receive email confirmation of your donation and I will be notified as soon as you make your donation. If you prefer to make an offline donation, the link below explains how to do so. Just let me know your donation amount, so I can add it to my total. I thank you in advance for your support, and truly appreciate your generosity.  Click here to Donate ----------------------- My next long race following the Marine Corps Historic Half in Fredericks...
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