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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
The Breakaways Band Highlights ‘Evenings in Olde Towne’ The free, family-friendly “Evenings in Olde Towne” concert series will have performances on Thursday nights in June, July and September at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Towne Gaithersburg. All concerts will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. The next show will feature “The Breakaways Band” on Thursday, July 7. The concerts offer the opportunity to wind down Thursdays with great music in a casual, outdoor setting. Attendees can bring food and drinks to the concerts. They should also bring a blanket or low-back chair for lawn seating. The concert pavilion is located at 31 South Summit Ave. in Gaithersburg. The Breakaways Band has covered more than three million tour miles and over 4,000 gigs. It has performed in all 50 states of th...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Inspired by a question in the Q & A asking if we were hands-on or hands-off.My answer is I am 100% hands-on. Buyers and sellers don’t need me to do the 3 Ps when listing their houses. Place a sale sign Put it in the MLS  Pray Not even in a seller's market when there are more buyers than homes to sell. They need me to stay in touch with them, screen the showings, and qualify the agents and buyers as to what the seller needs. Maybe it’s a later closing date; perhaps they need to find another home first. They need a professional to answer questions when others have doubts. They need calm and an explanation of the workings of a transaction, publicity, the showings, the negotiations, the inspection, the appraisal, the lending process, clear to close, and the final settlement. They need me a...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Silver Spring Thursday Night Concerts Thursday nights are alive with music this summer in Downtown Silver Spring as the free “Silver Spring Thursday Night Concerts” series continues on Veterans Plaza. Concert series are scheduled for 7-9 p.m. each Thursday evening through Aug. 11. The next performance, on July 7, will feature Baltimore-based rockabilly artist Josh Christina.Veterans Plaza is located at 1 Veterans Place, adjacent to the Silver Spring Civic Building. The outdoor series has eight concerts scheduled.   Attendees can bring chairs, but they do not have to do that. Food and drinks are available from the many nearby downtown eateries. No alcohol is permitted on the plaza. Josh Christina, a Baltimore native, is a throwback phenomenon is leading a rock n’ roll revival that has be...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  Park Towers West Unit #502 7121 Park Heights Ave. Baltimore, Maryland 21215 MLS#MDBA2051464 Enjoy the luxury of 1700' plus square feet move-in condition in this three-bedroom, two-bath corner unit.  Enjoy the ease of living in the fifth-floor condo with wood floors under carpet, replacement windows, a gourmet kitchen with gas cooking, and a covered balcony to watch the beautiful sunset views. Separate full laundry room and closets galore. The extra-large living room is 23' x 14' plus a separate dining room. The third bedroom used as a den has custom built-ins. This condo is a bright corner unit, the third bedroom/den has windows on two sides.   PTW is a full-service high-rise condo building with security, a front desk, and elevators. All utilities, plus a deeded garage parking space, ...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Free Income Tax Preparation for Qualified Residents The Community Action Agency's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is offering free tax help. Virtual and in-person appointments are available for County residents with household incomes of $58,000 or less.Learn more: http://ow.ly/9apJ50JMJl6This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Daffodils, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1371Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Free Groceries Distribution in Gaithersburg, Tuesday, July 5, 2022  The Upcounty Hub has announced the next distribution of free groceries. The event will take place TOMORROW, Tuesday, July 5, 2033 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Gaithersburg Church of the Nazarene.Please share this announcement with families that may be food insecure. Lily, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1370Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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‘Funding Support for Nonprofits’ and ‘Encuentre Sus Recursos’ Seminars “Funding Support for Nonprofits” and “Recursos para Hacer Crecer Su Negocio” will be the next online seminars in the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation’s series of webinars on “Getting Things Done in Montgomery County.” The seminars will be presented Thursday, July 7, and Wednesday, July 13, respectively.The seminar on funding sources for nonprofits will be moderated by Nicole Merlene, an MCEDC economic development specialist. Scheduled guest speakers include Kim Jones, a consultant for Montgomery College’s Nonprofit Training Institute; Lavontte Chatmon, the interim executive director of Nonprofit Montgomery; and Anna Hargrave, executive director of The Community Foundation in Montgomery County.“Encue...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
What an opportunity ..a beautiful home, first-floor primary suite, laundry, gourmet kitchen, gleaming hardwood floors, living and dining rooms plus wrap-around porches with remote control screens. And upstairs are three more bedrooms (2 en-suite) and an open sitting room (or fifth bedroom) with a gas fireplace. All three have walk-in closets.  The entire lower level with high ceilings is ready to finish and has access from private stairs inside the attached three-car garage. In addition to the beautiful home, there are another dozen or more garages, two pole barns, an office, a showroom, and a workshop. Perfect place to live in luxury and run your own business or acquire the existing one. All this on your private gated fifteen-acre property convenient to the Baltimore Beltway, I-83, and...
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‘Let Freedom Ring’: Fee-Waived Adoption Event for Big Dogs & Small AnimalsMontgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) is holding a fee-waived adoption event for all dogs 40 pounds and over and small animals from Thursday, June 30, through Thursday, July 7. The “Let Freedom Ring” event is sponsored by Friends of Montgomery County Animals (FMCA).The summer months are a wonderful time to bring a new family member home. Adopting is easy—and even easier with the fees waived.The adoption process can be started online by filling out the adoption questionnaire and sending in the required items listed on the website. More information can be found at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/animalservices/adoption/howtoadopt.html.New animals regularly arrive at the shelter. Patrons a...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  Park Towers West Unit #502 7121 Park Heights Ave. Baltimore, Maryland 21215 MLS#MDBA Enjoy the luxury of 1700' plus square feet move-in condition in this three-bedroom, two-bath corner unit.  Enjoy the ease of living in the fifth-floor condo with wood floors under carpet, replacement windows, a gourmet kitchen with gas cooking, and a covered balcony to watch the beautiful sunset views. Separate full laundry room and closets galore. The extra-large living room is 23' x 14' plus a separate dining room. The third bedroom used as a den has custom built-ins. It is bright! Being a corner unit, windows are on two sides.   PTW is a full-service high-rise condo building with security, a front desk, and elevators. All utilities, plus a deeded garage parking space,  are included in the monthly f...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Photo above-mini kitchen with granite counters in the media room.   8525 Mountainholly Dr. Baltimore County Pikesville 21208   This home has it all! The first floor includes the owner's suite, a second bedroom and bath, library, sunroom, gazebo, huge deck, laundry, granite kitchen, gas fireplace, and a two-car garage. Check out the extensive decking with a private screened gazebo. The loft with a  bedroom and full bath is a perfect guest suite. And then WOW, there is the lower level that looks like "Vegas" with room for the pool table, poker room, fabulous media room, kitchen, bedroom, wine room, cedar closet, full bath, and walkout to bluestone patio and wooded views. Click to CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS 8525 Mountainholly Dr. Pikesville, Md 21208 MLS MDBC527248 For information on any home  ...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
Just a little sneak peek of my newest listing Coming Soon in the heart of Olney, MD. This 3 bedroom, 2 full bath home is cute as a button and will charm you! Located at the far end of the community, it offers more privacy than other buildings, and a patio facing green space instead of a parking lot. Speaking of, parking is unassigned, but plentiful and permitted.This move-in ready condo offers approx. 1100 square feet, a primary bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a charming kitchen with stainless steel appliances and breakfast nook, crown molding, designer lighting throughout, in unit washer & dryer, tons of closet space... and much more!Camelback Village has always been a desirable community given its location in the heart of Olney, MD. The shops and restaurants at the Village Center are ...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Book Recommendation: The Eagle's Claw by Jeff ShaaraDolores and I enjoyed reading The Eagle's Claw (2021) by The New York Times Bestselling author Jeff Shaara. This is a novel of the battle of Midway. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book. NATIONAL BESTSELLER - In a "riveting" (Booklist) tale that picks up where To Wake the Giant left off, Jeff Shaara transports us to the Battle of Midway in another masterpiece of military historical fiction.Spring 1942. The United States is reeling from the blow the Japanese inflicted at Pearl Harbor. But the Americans are determined to turn the tide. The key comes from Commander Joe Rochefort, a little known "code breaker" who cracks the Japanese military encryption. With Rochefort's astonishing discovery, Admiral Chester Nim...
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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 3 TIPS: Preparing Your House To Sell In The Summer  Summer is a great time to sell your home. The weather is warmer, and buyers are more inclined to spend time in the sun. This is a good time to make your home more attractive to potential buyers starting from the outside. When people are looking for a home in hot weather, It means that people will be looking for houses to buy no matter what. While others are taking vacations and relaxing at the beach, serious buyers are hard at work looking for t...
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Free Groceries Distribution in Montgomery Village, July 1, 2022 The next distribution of free groceries will be TOMORROW, July 1, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Apple Ridge Recreation Area in Montgomery Village.This is an Upcounty Hub announcement for Montgomery County, Maryland. Please share this information with families that may be food insecure. Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 2858Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
Celebrate Frederick the 35th annual Frederick’s Fourth of July party at Baker Park will be held from Noon to dusk on Monday, July 4th!  This is Frederick Counties largest Independence Day celebration featuring two stages of live entertainment along with family-friendly rides, fireworks, vendors, and some familiar local celebrities! Enjoy sampling festival foods and local & national beer, wine & spirit selections in the Beer Gardens. Access to Frederick’s Fourth of July festivities are completely FREE along with Citywide parking!
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
July is Parks & Recreation Month in Gaithersburg, Maryland July is Parks & Recreation Month in the City of Gaithersburg, and will be proclaimed by the Mayor and City Council at its July 5 meeting. Using the National Recreation and Park Association theme of “We Rise Up for Parks and Recreation,” Gaithersburg will bring attention to how important it is to rise up and support parks and recreation staff and volunteers, as they rise up in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being. The City is excited to introduce the Explore Gaithersburg! Park Passport in partnership with G-PARC. Participate by visiting as many Gaithersburg parks as you can.Send a photo of your filled out passport to GPARC@gaithersburgmd.gov by Friday, August 5, to be entered into a drawing for ...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Catonsville July 4th Celebrations and ParadeWe love living in Catonsville.  It's close enough to everything and has loads of amenities and still maintains that small-town feeling.  And, nothing says small-town more than great 4th of July celebrations.The Catonsville 4th July planning committee outdoes themselves every year and 2022 is no different.  All-day, starting with the 8th annual bike ride to Ft. McHenry at 8:30 leaving from Atwater's Bakery,   815 Frederick Rd, and culminating with a Mammoth Fireworks Show at 9:15 at Catonsville High School.  You will already see that residents have staked a claim to seating along Frederick Rd with all the chairs lining the street (including a sofa in front of the elementary school) to watch the 76th annual Grand Parade.  The parade this year fe...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Fireworks and Our Fur FriendsThere is no other holiday that has as many fireworks as Independence Day (July 4), except maybe New Year.  Are your pets afraid of thunder?  Loud noises? Perhaps Fireworks?  As many know we adopted a rescue this past spring.  We are still learning what her fears and terrors are.  When I'm walking Sadie I notice she jumps when a loud truck goes by or when a car goes over a metal plate in the road.  A few weeks ago we had a bad thunderstorm and she crawled up in my chair and hid behind my back.  I think it's safe to say she's afraid of booming noises and will probably be afraid of fireworks too.You may want to visit your vet to get a sedative for your fur friends so they won't be so anxious during the celebrations.We take Sadie to Paradise Animal Hospital at 6...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
City of Gaithersburg 4th of July Closures & Recycling City offices and most facilities will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. The collection of recycled materials for residents whose regular recycling day is Monday, July 4, will take place on the PRECEDING Saturday, July 2. On-demand bulk pick up for residents whose regular recycling day is Monday, July 4 will be unavailable. Read the full list of what is open here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Most City facilities & offices are closed on July 4, 2022, in observance of Independence Day, with the exception of the following: Police Department Administrative Offices is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Miniature Golf Course is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Water Park is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m...
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