Montgomery County, MD Real Estate News

By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Gaithersburg Summer Camp Programs Save the DateRegistration for Gaithersburg’s popular summer camp and clinic programs, held in convenient locations throughout the City, opens on February 15 for City of Gaithersburg residents. Open registration starts February 22. Explore this summer’s offerings here. We’re HiringAn engaging volunteer and workforce development program is available for high school ages to assist in the City’s summer programs. We’re also seeking qualified applicants ages 18 and older to work during the summer. Apply online here. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Chrysanthemum, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square,Pennsylvania USA IMG 7703Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Book Recommendation: The Tuscan Child by Rhys BowenI enjoyed reading The Tuscan Child (2018) by The New York Times Bestselling Author Rhys Bowen and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this novel. In 1944, British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany. Badly wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery and in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. But the love that kindled between them was shaken by an irreversible betrayal.Nearly thirty years later, Hugo’s estranged daughter, Joanna, has returned home to the English countryside to arrange her father’s funeral. Among his personal effects is an unopened letter addressed to Sofia. In it is a startling revelation.Still deal...
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Gaithersburg Parks & Recreation Summer Job & Internship Fair Join the Gaithersburg Parks & Recreation Department for a Summer Job & Internship Fair, Wednesday, February 15 from 3-5pm at the Activity at Bohrer Park. For a full list of employment opportunities, visit: http://gburg.md/workatgburgThis is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Chrysanthemum, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square,Pennsylvania USA IMG 7698Canon 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 2/6/2023Leisure World of Maryland is a Private, Gated, Age-Restricted CommunityThere are currently 46 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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Book Recommendation: Mercy Falls by William Kent KruegerI enjoyed reading Mercy Falls (2005) by American Novelist and The New York Times Bestselling Author William Kent Krueger and recommend this series for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this novel. In this “smart and satisfying” (Booklist) mystery, charismatic Cork O’Connor finds himself stalked by an unknown assailant bent on putting a bullet through his heart as he faces his most dangerous case yet.Back in the saddle as sheriff of Tamarack County, Cork O’Connor is lured to the nearby Ojibwe reservation on what appears to be a routine call—only to become the target of sniper fire. Soon after, he’s called to investigate a mutilated body found perched above the raging waters of Mercy Falls. The ...
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Kentlands/Lakelands Town Hall Meeting: Community Security   Chrysanthemum, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USAIMG 7692Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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‘Transit Equity Day,’ Honoring the Birthday of Rosa ParksRosa Parks became a key figure in the Civil Rights era when she refused to give up her seat on a segregated Montgomery, Ala., public transit bus and was arrested in 1955. Recognizing her life and legacy, Montgomery County will join in the celebration of “Transit Equity Day,” which is observed on her birthday, Feb. 4, by reserving a seat on every Ride On bus operated by the County Department of Transportation.Parks is best remembered for her brave act of resistance by refusing to give up her seat to a White man in Montgomery, Ala., in 1955. Her actions inspired the local Black community to organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott, led by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The boycott lasted more than a year and ended when the U.S. Supreme...
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Saturday Farmers Market in Kentlands, Gaithersburg, MD   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 and hot brewed coffee.   Crepes d'Or: French-inspired prepared food and desserts.   F.F. Simply Snacks: All natural homemade sweets. At market the 1st and 3rd week of each month.   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 & Veget...
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‘Stories to Broaden Understanding’ Authors Series Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is offering a series of free author talks from February to April 2023 in partnership with the Office of Community Partnerships’ Middle Eastern American Advisory Group (MEAGG) and the Baltimore Luxor Alexandria Sister City Committee. The free talks will include Reem Faruqi on Tuesday, Feb. 7; Mojdeh Bahar on Tuesday, March 7; and Diana Abu-Jaber on Tuesday, April 11.“Stories to Broaden Understanding” will have authors Faruqi and Abu-Jaber appearing virtually and author Bahar appearing in at the Rockville Memorial Library. Advance registration is required to participate in each program.“We are delighted to work with our partners and bring these incredibly accomplished authors to MCPL to share their...
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Montgomery County’s ‘Fareshare’ Program  The Montgomery County Department of Transportation “FareShare” Program will provide employees with additional incentives to use public transportation to get to work. The Internal Revenue Service has increased the pre-tax limit for employer-provided commuting benefits to $300 per month, from $280 last year, including transit passes and vanpool fares for 2023.With the recent increase in the Internal Revenue Service’s tax-free limit, commuters working in Montgomery County can receive the reimbursement by asking their employers to set up a commuting benefits program.MCDOT’s “FareShare” program will reimburse employers for all but $25 per month of their employees’ costs for commuting, up to $300 per month. The money is tax-free to both the employee an...
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Electric Vehicle Charging Ports Added in County Parking Facilities The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has added 16 electric vehicle charging ports in County garages over the last four months, increasing the total of electric vehicle (EV) charging ports to 56 for public use in County parking garages and parking lots. Eight ports were added in the NOAA Garage (G58) in Silver Spring this month, four ports were added in the Cordell-St. Elmo Garage (G40) in Bethesda in December and four ports were installed in the Wheaton Market Place Garage (G13) in October.MCDOT has eight more charging ports planned. Four will be installed in the Bethesda-Elm Garage (G57) later this winter and four ports have been ordered for the Cameron Street Garage (G7) in Silver Spring.In 2022, ...
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Energy Assistance Programs and Energy Savings Information Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will offer staffed information tables to learn about energy assistance programs and energy saving resources on seven select days through April. The resource tables will be staffed by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Pepco.The displays will offer customers the opportunity to pick up applications for energy assistance and have questions answered about the program.The resource tables will be implemented on from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the following library locations: Wednesday, Feb. 22. White Oak Library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring Monday, Feb. 27. Germantown Library, 19840 Century Blvd., Germantown Monday, March 20. Long Branch Library, 8800 Ga...
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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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Allrecipes Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken RecipeChef Dolores used the Allrecipes Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken recipe. We enjoyed the results and she asked me to share the recipe with you. Click on the link to view and print the recipe.  Flower, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 7528Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Learning about ED&C ProceduresThe Physician's Assistant for Dr. Stephen J. Krivda at Montgomery Dermatology Associates called to tell me about the results of a recent biopsy. He advised that I had a squamous cell carcinoma that needed to be removed from the front part of the top of my head. He then asked if I was familiar with electrodesiccation and curettage procedures. I was not familiar with the procedure but agreed to a Friday morning appointment for the removal.  After the ED&C procedure, Dr. Krivda advised that all went well and I was fine until the next appointment scheduled in April. I had to visit Google for details on the procedure.Scraping or burning-off skin growths (also known as electrodesiccation and curettage) can be used for less serious skin cancers, pre-cancers and be...
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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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