Montgomery County, MD Real Estate News

EV Charging Stations Information, Montgomery County, MD The Department of Permitting Services website features information about electric vehicle charging stations, including a frequently asked questions and answers section.   http://ow.ly/xGBv50MBlRx This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.Existing Space with Access to Your Private PropertyThis option is for those who have an existing driveway, garage, or parking pad with space for charging a vehicle. Montgomery County will not consider installation in the public right-of-way. Installation on private property only requires an electrical permit. The electrical permit must be obtained by alicensed electrician. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 7519Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolo...
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Centenarians Will Be Honored at Special Celebration in May  County residents who are ages 100 and older or will turn 100 in 2023 will be honored in May at a special celebration. Montgomery County Recreation is now seeking to identify those residents so they can be invited to the event. Family or friends of a centenarian living in the County who wants to be part of the celebration are asked to fill out this online form or contact the senior programs team at rec.seniors@montgomerycountymd.gov.In filling out the form, include the centenarian’s name and address and the contact person’s name, email and telephone number.The deadline to submit information is March 10. This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 7530Canon PowerShot G11...
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Volunteers Needed to Work with Victims of Sexual Assault Volunteers are needed to assist sexual assault victims and their families through Montgomery County’s Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP), part of the County’s Department of Health and Human Services. Interviews are currently being conducted for the 2023 winter training session.VASAP outreach volunteers donate their time serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Volunteers provide 24-hour crisis counseling and companion services at County hospitals and police stations for victims of rape, sexual assault and domestic violence. Bilingual volunteers are encouraged to apply.Volunteers must attend a training program that covers crisis intervention skills and the specialized knowledge of the emotional, me...
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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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By Barbara Michaluk, Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR
(Weichert Realtors | Phone Direct 240-506-2434 | 301-681-0550 office)
For Sale in 55+ Leisure World Senior Community Maryland week 1/26/2023Leisure World of Maryland is a Private, Gated, Age-Restricted CommunityThere are currently 41 Homes for Sale in Leisure World of MDThe best 55+ housing opportunity in Montgomery County, Maryland! Living at Leisure World is a great lifestyle choice - it's also a smart financial decision.  This community is for anyone aged 55 or older. The 650-acre campus located in Montgomery County, Maryland offers a variety of housing options and offers lots of amenities. The community can be entered through 3 secure entry gates, staffed with Leisure World security personnel. Leisure World is convenient to shopping, entertainment and offers its own shuttle bus transportation.Click Here to Search for Homes for sale in Leisure World of...
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By Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties )
Maxus Realty Group Agents are local specialists with knowledge to help you buy and sell the right home, at the right price.We are passionate about you as a client, we will always protect your best interests just because it's the only way we do business day in and day out.Today, we'll talk about 5 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Fixer-Upper Property" "Why You Should Consider a Fixer-Upper Property" Exploring the benefits of purchasing a fixer-upper property and learn about the potential cost savings, the ability to customize your home, and the potential for increased equity?Get the right expert advice from a local real estate agent. Purchasing a home is a significant investment, and many buyers are faced with the decision of whether to buy a move-in ready home or a fixer-upper. While b...
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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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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
RainScapes Rewards Rebate Program The RainScapes Rebate Program application portal of Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection will reopen on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The portal will have information on installing a RainScapes program and will offer guidance on selecting the right type of project to get started. However, the portal will only be open through March 31.RainScape is a landscape or design technique that helps reduce stormwater runoff from individual properties. They include: Rain Gardens Conservation Landscapes Green Roofs Water Harvesting Permeable Pavement Pavement Removal RainScapes can be installed on any kind of property, but those on private residential, institutional and/ or commercial properties may be eligible for financial assistance. More information i...
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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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Book Recommendation: The Winter Guest by Pam JenoffI enjoyed reading The Winter Guest (2014 & 2021) by The New York Times Bestselling American Author Pam Jenoff and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book. A stirring novel of first love in a time of war and the unbearable choices that could tear sisters apart, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan’s TaleLife is a constant struggle for the eighteen-year-old Nowak twins as they raise their three younger siblings in rural Poland under the shadow of the Nazi occupation. The constant threat of arrest has made everyone in their village a spy, and turned neighbor against neighbor. Though rugged, independent Helena and pretty, gentle Ruth couldn’t be more different, ...
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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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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
A Difficult Week for Dolores KelleyIf you follow me on Facebook, you already know that my wife, Dolores, lost her balance and fell at home last Sunday night. She could not get up and the situation was compounded when I passed out while trying to assist her. I called my sister, a nurse, for help and she accompanied Dolores in the ambulance to the hospital. I still have balance issues after my incident of vertigo that put me in the hospital at the end of November.Dolores had hip replacement surgery on Tuesday. Last night, she was transferred from the hospital to ProMedica in Potomac, Maryland for rehabilitation. She will be there for physical therapy until she is able to walk. Thanks to all for your messages on Facebook. Your prayers and kind words are much appreciated.  Kentlands Photowa...
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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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By Barbara Michaluk, Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR
(Weichert Realtors | Phone Direct 240-506-2434 | 301-681-0550 office)
Townhome For Sale 3625 S Leisure World Blvd.Silver Spring MD 2090655+ Active Senior community - 2 Bedroom 1,600 SF townhome. All new paint and carpet. Spacious living room and dining room with slider to outdoor patio. Kitchen has white cabinets. Both bedrooms have large closets.  Full size washer and dryer in unit. All utilities are included in the monthly fee. Enjoy all the community amenities including: 18-hole golf course, 2 clubhouses, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, tennis, theater, restaurants, library and lots of clubs and activities for everyone. Contact Barbara Michaluk, Weichert Realtors to schedule a private showing.Phone 240-506-2434, email: michaluk@verizon.net
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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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