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By Larry Atkins, Veteran Owned & Operated
(State Wide Realty Co.)
Local Business Spotlight:Main St Lanes Farmville VAKids Bowl Free Kids Bowl FREE Starts June 1st!Everyday 11am-6pm 18 & under will be able to participate in the program. This is just one of the great specials they are offering this summer be sure to visit https://www.bowlfarmville.com/ or call 434-392-9916 for more of their family friendly deals.Looking to Move to Farmville, VA? Will Let One of Our 16 Local Real Estate Agents Help You By Calling State Wide Realty Co at 434-392-6163 or Visiting www.VaStateWideRealty.com today!311 East Third StFarmville, VA 23901434-392-6163www.VaStateWideRealty.com 
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Now here in Arizona Sonoran desert areas surrounding Phoenix and Scottsdale we do not have the delicate tropical flower blooms of Hawaii and Florida. (Above photo of Red Bougainvillea which thrives in the desert heat in my yard)However, one truly appreciates a desert flowering plant. We get the sometimes week long blooms off a cactus or the so call century plants (often every 5 to 9 years) from certain varieties of Yucca or Agave.However, I truly appreciate the entire Summer long blooms of select plants that can take the direct sunlight of the Summer months from May through October with temperatures in excess of 100 degree (F).I have three of these Summer Long blooming plants shown here from pictures in my own yard including the Red Bougainvillea which is drought tolerant, takes full su...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
1306 Cleveland, Flint, MICurrently Rented and Priced to Sell $57,900.00 4 – Bedroom with 2 Full Bathrooms Full Partially Finished Basement Currently Tenant Occupied Excellent for a Long-Term Rental or First Time Homeowner There is an apartment above the garage for extra income  Investors Welcome!!! Tenant occupied family sized home with allot of square footage.  There is also a partially finished apartment above the garage which could easily be finished providing additional income.  Tenant has been in the property for 17 years; they are current on their rent payments and they are timely payers.  The house is in a nice quiet neighborhood.  It is in excellent condition, very low maintenance but it will need a roof.Contact:  Roy Frank at:  (248)762-0806      rrfrank11@gmail.comPresented by...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
HOT!!  4229 Le Erda St, Flint, MI  HOT!!Fire Sale!! $11,900.00 Large Single Family Home Full Basement, Partially finished, 2-Car Garage Sunroom Needs a full rehab The fire damaged the NW corner of the house which includes an upstairs bedroom and the kitchen Solid neighborhood Investors Welcome!!! This home had a fire in the upper unit so it needs a complete rehab.  The lower unit is severely damaged but it isn’t burnt.  It is more than the current owner can handle.  After it’s repairs it would be a good long-term rental.  Motivated seller – Bring All Offer!!! Contact:  Roy Frank at:  (248)762-0806 rrfrank11@gmail.comPresented by: Metro Plus Realty, LLC, PO Box 1388, Highland, MI 48357
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By Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee 423-677-6677
(RE/MAX Checkmate)
 The Great Race downtown Johnson City TN     The Great Race is a spin-off of the Amazing Race that we are all familiar with on TV.  It is a race around the world on the Amazing Race, but in our little corner of the world, it is a race around downtown Johnson City cracking codes, solving puzzles, and following clues.   We run the race with 4 person teams and we all start at the same point in downtown Johnson City.   We start at 10:00 am and depending on your team, it could take anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours.  We end at a very fun spot, not to be disclosed until you are in the game and figuring out the clues!  As a bonus, all the money raised goes to Children's Miracle Network and stays local! This will be our 8th running of this fantastically fun fundraiser!!  We get the same team...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
The Denver Nuggets are in their 56th year of franchise history, and NEVER have been to the NBA finals, so this is a BIG DEAL for Denver fans! Since the Miami Heat won their conference, Denver will enjoy the first two games at home.    They have had some time off since they won their conference in a sweep.    The least expensive tickets are near the rafters and are near $800.   Court-side will be around $48,000. There are many "knock-off" apparel can be found all over Denver.   Look on the hats and shirts for the "hologram".   This will separate the fake versus the real thing.   Some don't care if it is fake, as they will be less expensive. GO NUGGETS!  
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
Back in 1513 Ponce de Leon set out in Florida searching for the fountain of youth and he never found it, I did!  Let me tell you about my day, yesterday morning while I am stumbling around with coffee in hand my 100-year-old neighbor who turns 101 in June waves to me while driving her golf cart with her swim suit and cover up on her way to the pool.  It was a great weather evening so we decided to go square hopping and listen to a few bands.  Spanish Springs first as I watched a lady with a cane dance to Proud Mary and was joined by another lady with a walker.  I watched couples in their late 80’s and 90’s slow dancing with one of them supporting the other, one elderly lady was dancing with her dog.Next hop in the golf cart and head to Lake Sumter Landing, the place was packed as a grea...
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By Jaime Charouf, Broker/Owner
(EZ Realty & Investment Group | EZ Funding Group, Inc.)
South Florida, with its sun-drenched beaches, vibrant communities, and a wide array of attractions, offers a unique living experience tailored for everyone – be it singles, families, or retirees. Whether you crave exciting nightlife, family-friendly activities, or peaceful retreats, you'll find it all in the eclectic blend of culture, cuisine, and charm that South Florida exudes.For Singles: Urban Vibe and Exciting NightlifeYoung professionals and singles flock to cities like Miami for the thriving job market and an energetic lifestyle. The bustling art scene, a blend of high-end shopping, gourmet dining, and vibrant nightlife make it an exciting destination for those seeking an urban vibe. Areas like Brickell and South Beach are renowned for their trendy bars and nightclubs.For Familie...
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By Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Greetings Eagle Ridge Community, Tuesday, MAY 30TH BINGO ER POOL CLUBHOUSE5:00 -6:30 pm$10 FOR 8 games BRING A CLIPBOARD AND YOUR FAVORITE BEVERAGECOme for the Bingo and stay for the meeting up with neighbors and friends.  This event will be held in the HOA (pool) Clubhouse.  Who will be the lucky winners this month? 
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Summer doesn't officially start until June 21st. However, it already feels like summer now. Sunny skies and warmer weather create the perfect climate for the annual Garwood Rocks Street Fair.What: Garwood Rocks Street Fair 2023Where: Center StreetWhen: Sunday, June 4th, 11 am to 6 pmAdmission: FREEGarwood Rocks Street Fair 2023On Sunday, June 4th, Center Street transforms into a pedestrian walkway filled with dozens of vendors showcasing their wares. Various acts perform live on the main stage all day long. Let the kids loose on the inflatables and with other activities specifically geared for them in the Kids Zone. One of the most popular events of the festival, the car show, attracts thousands of people from all over the area each year. You won't want to miss that either. Don't worry ...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Arizona Falls dating back to the 1800s is a joy to visit in the Arizona Desert City of Phoenix and now generates power as part of a free public park refreshing for visitors with multiple waterfalls. (Photo: SRP website)Jeff Masich says hello at Arizona Falls in Phoenix ArizonaMany people do not know about Arizona Falls at the GR Herberger Park is the only waterfall in Phoenix caused by a natural 20 foot drop in the Arizona Canal. Locals have been coming here since the 1800s often on horseback for swimming and picnics. Here is an old picture of Arizona Falls in the time before electricity. Yet, surprising that many current day locals do not even know it exits!This city park maintained by SRP was the first hydro power plant in Phoenix powering 150 homes and is still in operation today. Ta...
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By Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Memorial Day is a holiday weekend celebrated with gatherings of friends and family.  Barbecues and outdoor get togethers are a welcome beginning to summer vacations. But the day is meant for a different celebration.  Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, is a dedication to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice so that we can enjoy the freedom that is so well known around the world.    Some of the best speeches about the reason for the holiday are by Ronald Reagan.  This year while contemplating this post, I happened upon a site I had never heard of before, Taps Across America.  Taps Across America is an organization created in 2020, sponsored by Taps for Veterans, founded in 2012.    Taps for Veterans  was formed to provide buglers for veterans memorial services.   Due...
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Something is missing!I was contacted and told that one of our twin tins (the only one remaining at the corner of S. Oak and Pleasure) is gone.  The site looks like this.  I did a blog about the twin tins several years ago.  So STOP!  Go see this blog.  https://activerain.com/droplet/8XvDDon't they look like twins?Now go to this blog about one of them being made beautiful. https://activerain.com/droplet/l7KzA Searcy resident bought the twin on the North side of Pleasure and was making it beautiful.Alas!  It is gone! It has not been demolished but moved across the street to have continued use and history.  It now looks this way and is being further improved.  Now one last look.  Go here https://activerain.com/droplet/rCpS to see how this building once looked before being made beautiful an...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
 "The perfect human being is all human beings put together,it is collective, it is all of us. Together that makes perfection."---Socrates The ceremony began at 9:00 a.m. sharp on Monday, May 29, 2023. Opening remarks were by the Mayor of Flower Mound, Derek France. Next, Posting of Colors by the Flower Mound Fire Department Honor Guard. Boy Scout Troop 295 and Girl Scout Troop 7868 led the Pledge of Allegiance. The National Anthem was sung by the professional Voices of Flower Mound. In earnest, the Opening Prayer was presented by Chaplain Russ McNamer. There were a few tears. But the flood of tears flowed naturally from man, woman, leaders, and children without control when the Flower Mound Fire Department Honor Guard played Amazing Grace with his bagpipes.Dignitaries were introduced, f...
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Retool Gaithersburg Diagnostic Report  As part of the Retool Gaithersburg effort, the City is hosting two virtual public forums on the Zoning Diagnostic Report, which analyzes the current zoning code and evaluates how it helps to achieve or impede the stated objectives and goals of the City and the community's vision.The virtual public forums take place on June 1 from noon to 1 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. and will include English and Spanish real-time closed captioning options. The City’s consultant, ZoneCo, will discuss the contents of its comprehensive analysis report. No registration required. Meeting links can be found here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Poppy, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 4397Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy Kel...
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Montgomery County Joins ‘Capital Area Solar Switch’ Montgomery County is again joining the “Capital Area Solar Switch,” an innovative program that leverages the power of groups to help residents and businesses throughout the Washington metropolitan area learn about and install rooftop solar panels, battery storage and electric vehicle charging stations.This is the third year that Montgomery County has joined forces with Solar United Neighbors and other jurisdictions to create the opportunity for people living in and around the D.C. area.In addition to competitive pricing on solar panels, members of Capital Area Solar Switch receive a direct line to ask questions about the process and access to a team that vets qualified installers to compete for the group’s business.The program will con...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Carlsbad Art Wall May 2023 The 2nd Carlsbad Art Wall mural of 2023 was completed last weekend by visual artist Ricky Watts. Watts was born in San Francisco and works out of his Northern California studio. This is the 35th mural since the Carlsbad Art Wall was founded. We’ve seen some amazing diversity, creativity and beauty over the years. The colors are vibrant, particularly in contrast to the May Gray day yesterday.  The #CarlsbadArtWall was founded by well-known Carlsbad artist, Bryan Snyder, in 2015. This on-going project is in cooperation with the owner of Senor Grubby’s Mexican Restaurant in Carlsbad Village. Bryan also founded the Carlsbad Alley Art Wall, among other art projects in Carlsbad. The Carlsbad Art Wall gives residents and visitors an opportunity to enjoy temporary pub...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
  ON MEMORIAL DAY HONOR THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR ALL... We who live in freedom will always be grateful to those who helped preserve it.   "For love of country, they accepted death." ... James A. Garfield   Freedom is not free. Freedom comes at a cost... in the sacrifice of life and acceptance of death. We are uniquely free in the United States of America because there have been many throughout our history who were willing to sacrifice their lives and accept death to protect our freedom.    "A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." ... Joseph Campbell   Below, I've posted one of my favorite Memorial Day Tributes by Ronald Reagan. As President Reagan said "words cannot repay the debt we owe."  This Memorial Day speech never fails to move me. The mess...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
10 Facts of Memorial DayMemorial Day Events in Pensacola As the unofficial start to summer, exciting Memorial Day weekend activities abound in Pensacola! Here are a few fun things to do to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend, plus be sure to check out the full list of Pensacola Memorial Day weekend events Check it out  God Bless The USA
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 ON MEMORIAL DAY HONOR THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR ALL...We who live in freedom will always be grateful to those who helped preserve it.  "For love of country, they accepted death." ... James A. Garfield Freedom is not free. Freedom comes at a cost... in the sacrifice of life and acceptance of death. We are uniquely free in the United States of America because there have been many throughout our history who were willing to sacrifice their lives and accept death to protect our freedom.  "A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."... Joseph Campbell Below, I've posted one of my favorite Memorial Day Tributes by Ronald Reagan. As President Reagan said "words cannot repay the debt we owe."  This Memorial Day speech never fails to move me. The message is simp...
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