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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
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Who would't like to visit Bethlehem at Christmas? In 2020, Santa Clara First Baptist offers a free drive-through Bethlehem experience nightly from 6:30 pm-9:00 pm every night in December except for Christmas Day, December 25th.For many years the church put on a Live "walk-through" Bethlehem experience, including Roman centurions, shepherds, wise men, angels, Joseph, Mary and Jesus, as well as live animals including sheep, goats and even a camel. Due to the challenges of 2020 and efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, this year is a drive-through event, with audio narration and sounds courtesy of a free App.Participants observe cut-out scenes of Roman centurions working crowd control, Joseph and Mary searching desperately for a place to stay, and see the angel visit the shepherds with t...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
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6 Strange But True World-Changing Facts That Happened on January 6 By Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley real estate guide selling homes in San JoseAre you an inquisitive person who enjoys learning? If you’ve read my blog, you know one of the pastimes I enjoy is discovering new facts and interesting pieces of history. I like to share intriguing stories from our local newspaper the San Jose Mercury News, as well as my favorite print and online magazines Mental Floss, the National Geographic Society or  Smithsonian Magazine. Other times I find articles or facts online at  The History Place, Brainy History,orDates In History.These events for today’s blog post are primarily from Wikipedia.While these interesting items are intriguing, they have nothing to do with my real estate business, he...
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 Vegas Bob stuck at home with Water, Food, Toilet Paper till April 7 Monday afternoon we were told we will not be working tomorrow in San Jose California, "We are shutting down the project till April 7th".Some crazy times we are living in and just to let everyone know ...Vegas Bob has plenty of water, food & toilet paper!If Vegas Bob would have known this quarantine at home was going down he would have flown up to Alaska for 1-2 months, and had a nice vacation. 
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
If you or someone you care about is over 50, consider joining AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) at www.aarp.org. AARP members are eligible to register for FREE "Movies for Grownups" events, such as the upcomig pre-release movie screening of "Yesterday" at the Santa Clara Mercado Theatres.AARP's Movies for Grownups celebrates and encourages films with unique appeal to audiences with a grownup state of mind—and recognizes the inspiring artists who make them. With weekly news and reviews, nationwide screenings, and an annual star‑studded awards event, AARP champions movies for grownups, by grownups.Image courtesy of movie studio.Thanks for reading Over 50? Join AARP, Enjoy Free "Movies for GrownUps" 
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
"A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet..." the great poet Shakespeare wrote. Yet it's difficult to imagine the scent of a sworn (and inherently stinky) enemy would ever smell as sweet as a freshly fragrant red rose.Shakespeare's line is from Romeo and Juliet, the famous play about star-crossed lovers who have the misfortune to love ones from the houses of their enemies. Juliet (a Capulet) loves Romeo (a Montague); the houses of Capulet and Montague are sworn and eternally feuding families. (Think along the lines of Hatfields and McCoys or Bloods and Crips.) Montague being "the wrong sort" is what Shakespeare referred to by this line. June 12 is Red Rose Day, which makes it a wonderful excuse to "Stop and Smell the Roses" today.Images courtesy of www.pixabay.com. Thanks for ...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Join in celebrating World Oceans Day 2019 in Silicon Valley from Santa Cruz to San Francisco to San Jose, Calif. A variety of free and fee events, from beach clean-ups to ocean tours to film festivals occur on World Oceans Day in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties. In Santa Cruz County, visit Seymour Marine Discovery Center to join in beach clean-up. At Santa Cruz’s Beneath the Waves Film Festival, films will be shown in the Sanctuary Exploration Center’s Theater, with hands-on outdoor activities nearby. In San Francisco County, go to Ocean Beach, Stairwell 17 across from the Golden Gate Park to participate in beach clean-up. A beach clean-up occurs also at The Aquarium of the Bay, as well as exhibits on how humans affect ocean health, dissection of an albatross pellet and v...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Help Krispy Kreme Give Away 1 Million Donuts Fri. June 7 National Doughnut Dayby Michelle Carr-Crowe, San Jose REALTORFriday June 7, 2019 is National Doughnut Day.  Doughnut-maker Krispy Kreme is offering one free doughnut per customer from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm on Friday at all participating stores. (Fun fact: Krispy Kreme was founded in 1937, just one year earlier than the establishment of National Doughnut Day.)Krispy Kreme's goal is to give away 1 million doughnuts for the 2019 National Doughnut Day. If they are successful, Krispy Kremem promises another special doughnut freebie in June.In Santa Clara County, there are now three Krispy Kreme stores, the one in Mountain View, the one at The Plant, located at Curtner and Monterey Road (121 Curtner, #410, in San Jose, and one in Santa Cla...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Today, June 3 is the Last Day to register for Free Great America 2019 Season Passes for children Ages 3-5.  FREE 2019 PRE-K PASS = Unlimited fun in 2019   Register online by June 3, 2019 and Activate at the park by June 16, 2019. The limited-time California's Great America Pre-K Pass grants complimentary admission to children age three to five years for the entire 2019 public operating season. Children must be accompanied by an adult when visiting Great America. Click here to see hours of operation. For daily and season tickets, click here. Season passes and meal plans can be purchased with low monthly payments. Be sure to bring your child and a valid birth certificate or passport that shows their age when activating at the park. Register for Free!$0.00 REGISTER NOW
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Calling all artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, bloggers, vloggers, entrepreneurs, inventors, photographers, graphic artists, or any the 100+ other creative personalities!The world celebrates creativity and imaginative spirits on May 30.   Hal Croasmun and ScreenwritingU founded the first National Creativity Day on May 30, 2018 to celebrate imaginative spirits everywhere and to encourage people to keep creating. Not sure how to celebrate? Practice and share creative arts on social media using #NationalCreativityDay.Acknowledge, motivate, and inspire other budding artists to do the same and pursue their dreams.Go to http://NationalCreativityDay.com for interviews, articles, and strategies for becoming more creative and building creativity into daily life. Silicon Valley, Calif. is h...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Who else remembers the ditty... "Find a penny,Pick it up,All the dayYou'll have good luck"?While penny candy is now a thing of the past, back in the 1960's one could buy individual candies for one penny-and some where priced at 2 for 1 cent!Today the penny does not buy much of anything. In fact, the metal value and cost of minting pennies exceed their face value.  Many nations have stopped minting equivalent value coins and efforts are being made to end the routine use of pennies in several countries including the United States.Back when pennies were first minted in 1793 in the United States, they were made of copper.How many pennies can one person find in a day? Use #LuckyPennyDay to post any story about a lucky penny on social media.Images courtesy of www.NationalDayCalendar.com. Than...
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 With a Crystal Ball can we predict another crash in the Real Estate Market? With the ups and downs of the Stock Market and a Presidential Election coming up in November 2020 could another crash in the market be coming?I have many past clients asking if they should sell or hang on and ride the storm out? And if there is a storm around the corner how long will it last?These are very difficult questions for brokers and agents to deal with, and without a crystal ball be very careful about what your telling past clients, ones your dealing with now and possible future clients. You could really get yourself in trouble.Here is my intuition on the real estate market around the corner …Depending on what state and city you live in there seems to be a little slowing down at this time. The stock ma...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
The National Merit Scholarship program has awarded more than 300 California students with $2500 National Merit Scholarships.The graduating seniors were chosen from a pool of over 15,000 finalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.The awardees were judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.Each state's named number of winners is in proportional to the state's percentage of the nation's graduating high school seniors, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).List of 2019 California winners of $2500 National Merit Scholarships: Albert Xing, Albany resident, Albany High School, Probable career field: Computer Science Evan Zhong, Albany resident, Albany High School, Probable ca...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Do You Suffer From Abibliophobia?Do you even know what abibliophobia is? Abibliophobia is a "fear of running out of books".What a relief to learn today that at last there is a name for my condition!Reading books is my passion, my relaxation and my entertainment. I love learning. I enjoy experiencing new worlds from the safety of my own home. Torture for me would be life without books.Image courtesy of Ditox via www.tumblr.com and author's own collection.Thanks for reading "Do You Suffer From Abibliophobia?"
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
While supplies last, consumers of all ages can walk in to a participating comic book retailer and "Get a Free Comic on Sat. May 4 Free Comic Book Day".A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...actually May 4, 2013, to be exact, both "May the Fourth" and "Free Comic Book Day" converged.For Star Wars fans, this date is even more fun. "May the Fourth Be With You" on May 4, which is recgonized by the franchise's fans as the anniversary of the first Star Wars film.Comic shop retailers chose fifty-one titles overall to be available on Free Comic Book Day: twelve Gold Sponsor comics and thirty-nine Silver Sponsor comics that give fans a great opportunity to discover new titles and genres. This year's announcement of Silver Sponsor comics includes such great titles as Minecraft & Disney’s The...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Visit SCC County Parks and Park for Free with Discover & Go If you love visiting Santa Clara County Parks, the local Santa Clara County Library has a special deal for you in April. Make time this spring to visit some of our beautiful county parks, with free parking courtesy of the Discover & Go program. A library cardholder simply logs in to www.sccl.org with their library card and can reserve one free parking pass for the date you’d like to visit. Valid for one vehicle at any Santa Clara County Park. Santa Clara County Parks' six decade legacy of providing outstanding recreational opportunities in beautiful natural locations has resulted in one of the largest regional park systems in the California. Since the first County parkland was acquired in 1924, the Santa Clara County park syste...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Making funny faces. Responding to baby noises with real words. Taking turns listening and speaking.All of these things constitute talking with (not just to) children, and help to grow their brains. All parents and adults with babies and children in their lives can take these steps to help.Watch and learn from this video at the World Economic Forum: https://wef.ch/2lat88Q.Thanks for reading "Converse with Children to Grow Their Brains".  
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Humans literally need hugs and loving touches to thrive. From newborns to teens, young adults to the elderly, everyone needs warm hugs.Infants who fail to receive enough hugs, holding and human touch can suffer from "failure to thrive" syndrome, which can even cause death.January 21 is officially National Hug Day, or National Hugging Day.So share the hugs and spread the love.Consider holding up a sign in public saying "Free Hugs" and watch the magic happen. One might even make new friends.Images courtesy of author's collection.Thanks for reading "Happiness is a Warm Hug! January 21 is National Hug Day!"
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
As an avid reader of classical fantasy novels such as The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien; and The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis; I love the idea of National Appreciate a Dragon Day on January 16.Without a dramatic dragon, how can a hero possibly defeat a villain?Ever since Beowolf, the dragon has been symbolic of an overwhelming foe. Consider Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll; without the Bandersnatch and a Vorpal Blade, how could Alice succeed?Even Mickey Mouse regularly battles a dragon at every performance of Fantasmic at Disneyland. Images courtesy of www.pixabay.com and author's collection.Thanks for reading "Appreciate a Dragon Day is January 16". 
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
There's a new movie theater in town and it's coming to Silicon Valley's Valley Fair mall.Experience a FREE movie before the Grand Opening of ShowPlace ICON Theatres at Westfield Valley Fair! Enjoy a free movie on select titles at the new ShowPlace ICON Theatres, 1/14 - 1/17 only. Tickets must be reserved in person on the day of the show. View movies & showtimes: http://sanjose.showplaceicon.com. ICON Extras members will receive a free small popcorn and soft drinks on the day of the show, along with exclusive offers all year long. Sign up now for FREE now: www.iconmember.com Images courtesy of ShowPlace ICON Theatres, located at 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite #2160, Santa Clara, CA 95050. Specialties include 21+ alcohol service, ICON-X, Laser Projection, Recliners and VIP Reserved Seati...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
By Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley real estate guide I enjoy learning interesting facts about history. Today’s collection was found at History Orb.While these interesting items pique my curiosity, they (usually) have nothing to do with my real estate business, which is helping people like you buy and sell homes in Silicon Valley, Calif. and beyond. I admit, learning new facts just adds fun and joy to my brain, soul and life.What happened in history on January 9?1799 - British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger introduced income tax, at two shillings (10p) in the pound, to raise funds for the Napoleonic Wars. In my opinion, that man is the PITS! 1848 - The first commercial bank was established in San Francisco, Calif. 1902 - New York State introduced a bill to outlaw flirting in...
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