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Nominate African American Living Legends 75+ Calling all community members! Help us honor the unsung heroes of Montgomery County by nominating someone 75+ for the African American Living Legends Awards. Celebrate their lifetime of service at our Juneteenth event on June 14!Nominate by June 1. https://ow.ly/YSiU50REuAHThis is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 8315Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Gaithersburg Book Festival on May 18The Gaithersburg Book Festival celebrates its 15th year of reading, writing and literary conversation on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm. The free literary event features more than 130 best-selling and award-winning authors and poets, workshops led by area professionals and some of today’s top authors and illustrators, presentations by renowned children's and young adult authors, family activities, and more. Save yourself the hassle by planning ahead to take the FREE and accessible shuttle to and from the festival from the Montgomery County Fairgrounds and Shady Grove Metro Station. Shuttles run continuously from 9:15 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Limited parking is available at City Hall and the Olde Towne Parking Ga...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Pending - 7828 Statesman St, Severn, MDI didn't even get a chance to get the Just Listed post written and it's already pending!! This great home located in The Provinces neighborhood in Severn had over 20 showings and we got multiple offers in under 4 days.  So, if you live in The Provinces and you are thinking about making a move, there are still 19 buyers looking for a home in your neighborhood!!  Let me help you move on to your next home!!This home has a lot of features that you don't always find in The Provinces, like 5 bedrooms all on the second floor, a full basement, and a 2 car garage, and the icing on the cake here is this home backs to an open green space.  In addition, it is located close to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment and this is a great commutable location.
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May is Jewish American Heritage Month May is Jewish American Heritage Month! Montgomery County honors the rich history and contributions of our Jewish American community. Join us in celebrating their enduring heritage and cultural impact.This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Chrysanthemum, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton,Montgomery County, Maryland USA IMG 3417Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Building Safety Month in Montgomery County, MDThe month of May is also known as Building Safety Month and this week is about learning from the pros! Visit the Deptment of Permitting Services website for information and resources. https://ow.ly/HxKN50RAqSh This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Throughout the month of May, the Department of Permitting Services will participate in the 44th annual Building Safety Month, a worldwide campaign presented by the International Code Council (its members and partners) to promote building safety. This year’s campaign theme, “Mission Possible,” encourages people to get involved in all aspects of building safety. The campaign highlights the connection between building codes and our individual personal safety, as well as the important wor...
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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 )
Imagine stepping out of your beautiful home in the peaceful Cabin Branch neighborhood and being just minutes away from the ultimate shopping destination at Clarksburg Premium Outlets. This unique blend of tranquility and convenience offers an unparalleled lifestyle that combines the best of both worlds. Whether you're an avid shopper or simply enjoy having top-notch amenities at your doorstep, living in Cabin Branch next to the Premium Outlets provides numerous advantages. Key Takeaways​ Enjoy the convenience of the Clarksburg Premium Outlets just steps away from your Cabin Branch home. Experience a vibrant community with a wide range of top-notch amenities and services. Discover the perfect balance between urban conveniences and peaceful surroundings. Explore the rich history and charm...
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By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
  According to Bright MLS; new listing activity is still below what they would be in a more typical market. Nonetheless, new listings have outpaced pending sales in 2024 and have begun to ease the tight inventory situation. At the end of April, there were 31,703 active listings on the market across the Bright MLS service area in the Mid-Atlantic region, providing potential buyers in 2024 with more selection than those who purchased in 2023.   Home buyers in April have not hesitated to pull the trigger despite elevated mortgage rates. Closed sales were 7.6% higher than April 2023 and new pending sales were above last year by 3.1%. Buyers who are in the market can’t dawdle, as the median days on market was just over a week with half the homes in April selling in eight days or fewer.  The ...
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Public Safety Day, Montgomery County Fairgrounds Public Safety Day includes the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service on May 19, 2024 Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Come out and meet your local firefighters and police officers - Gardez Bien - Guarded WellFree event. Free parking.This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.Gazania, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 8657Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Hidden Gem: Schwartz Peony Garden When it was the Schwartz residence in the early 1900s, what is now Gaithersburg City Hall was home to one of the largest peony gardens in the world, with more than 40,000 plants of 400 different varieties. In the 1940s, the Schwartz Peony Garden commercial operations were moved to what is now Seneca Creek State Park. Thousands of individual plants bloom in spectacular color in May and June. Read more about it here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Peonies, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 2000Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Gaithersburg Police Department On The MoveExciting News!Attention Gaithersburg residents! The Gaithersburg Police Department is on the move! We are thrilled to announce that our new headquarters as of May 16 will be located at 16 S. Summit Ave., just steps away from our current location at Fulks Corner. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Catkin, Kentlands Photowalk + Imagination,Color Edited for our Imagination Series,Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 2875 ACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Hometown Holidays Music FestSaturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26RedGate ParkBring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a free weekend of live music, food, family-friendly activities and beverages while enjoying the beautiful landscapes of RedGate Park.Click here to learn more.This is a City of Rockville, Maryland announcement.  Orchid, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 2353Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Free Repairs at Gaithersburg Fix-It Fair Have a lamp that’s not working anymore? Is your stand mixer not mixing? Could your dull shears use a sharpening? To divert waste from the landfill, we're encouraging you to get your old tools sharpened and your small appliances, lamps, and textiles repaired. A Fix-It Fair, hosted by the Environmental Affairs Committee, takes place Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Casey Community Center. Residents are invited to make an appointment to bring in personal items in need of repair. Repairs are free, but registration is required. Read more and register here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Dahlia, Pineland's Princess, National Capital Dahlia Society Show,Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3003Canon PowerShot G11...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Thank You VITA Volunteers  The Montgomery County Community Action Agency’s VITA program provides free tax return preparation to low- and moderate-income residents. The program assures that residents benefit from tax credits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit. This year VITA volunteers prepared 381 2023 tax returns between January and April, with 36% of residents served receiving the Earned Income Tax Credit, and 15% receiving the Child Tax Credit. Thanks to the work of dedicated volunteers, residents will receive $1,149,717 in tax refunds and tax credits. Special thanks to the team at Casey Community Center for hosting this year’s VITA site. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IM...
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Building Safety Month in Gaithersburg  Each May, the International Code Council spearheads a national observation of Building Safety Month. To help raise awareness about the importance of safe and resilient construction, we’re conducting free deck maintenance inspections on single-family homes all month long. To request an inspection, email permitting@gaithersburgmd.gov.  We recognize the efforts of our building safety professionals within our Office of Planning and Code Administration who dedicate themselves to keeping everyone safe! Learn more about our Permitting and Inspections Division here. Read more here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Dahlia, Crazy 4 Jessie, National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 2989Canon PowerS...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Suppose you have a front-loading garage. But you don't like the look.What can you do?Be creative. Go ahead and change the look of the door. This company, Style-Your-Garage, lets you transform your garage doors into works of art using customized photo tarpaulins featuring cars, airplanes, boats, and more. You can even create a personalized design. PHOTOS ABOVE  STYLEYOURGARAGE.COM There are numerous options to choose from, ranging from a Fire Engine to a Fold-Wing Jet Fighter, a Family Boat, a Tank for clearing your way in traffic, a Stealth Bomber, a Room for practicing your music, a Biplane ready for takeoff, a Vintage Dream Car—or you can use your creativity and design one that suits you best.What would you put in (or on) your garage?To buy or sell your homeCall Margaret Rome
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Gaithersburg Bike to Work Day Register now for “Bike to Work Day,” a regional event that celebrates bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work. The event takes place on Friday, May 17. Gaithersburg will be hosting a morning stop from 7 to 9 a.m. in the Kentlands at the Main Street Pavilion, and an afternoon stop from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Olde Towne Plaza next to the train station. Free giveaways and refreshments, while supplies last. Free t-shirts available for the first 16,000 who register. Learn more and register here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Roses, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 7885Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Free ‘Resilience Hub Workshop’ Climate-Related Risks for County, Nonprofit and Faith-based PartnersThe impact of climate change is already being felt in our community, with more frequent heat emergencies, severe storms, flash floods and droughts posing the greatest threats. Those threats can disproportionately impact some of our highest risk communities, those with a reduced capacity to adapt because of historical disinvestment and the marginalization of people of color, immigrants, refugees and low-income residents. These communities can experience more exposure and risk from climate hazards with limited resources to mitigate the impacts. Resilience hubs can help.As Montgomery County continues its work to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions and address climate-related risks through ...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Watch for Maryland's State Reptile Photo by Natalie OverholtLate spring is the time of year that diamondback terrapins begin to emerge from the water to lay their eggs on soft, sandy beaches, making it the best time to catch a glimpse of them. Just like many other turtles, these terrapins can be seen crossing roads, so drive with caution on roads near waterways with brackish water.This is a Maryland Natural Resources announcement. Diamondback Terrapin, Maryland State Reptile.  The diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) is the official state reptile of Maryland and the mascot of the University of Maryland, College Park.
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Public Works Week ‘Truck Day’ Event The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will kick off “Public Works Week” with a free, family friendly “Truck Day” event from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. The event will be held at the MCDOT Truck Depot and Salt Barn at 17000 Crabbs Branch Way in Rockville. Truck Day invites members of the community to touch, climb and explore the many first-response, construction and transportation vehicles that keep the County running.Truck Day will offer the opportunity for a hands-on experience with MCDOT vehicles including a bucket truck, tractor, semi-truck and bus. The event also will feature first responder vehicles and a fire engine, with the chance to meet the essential workers who operate them. MCDOT Highway Services employees will...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Montgomery County Pride DecalsMontgomery County is giving away free LGBTQ+ pride decals to local businesses and nonprofits! Show your support and create a safe space with these symbols of unity designed by our very own residents. Get yours and stand with the community.More info at https://ow.ly/WLFW50RzlCeThis is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.   Bird of Paradise, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1620Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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