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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Bark in the ParkSat at 1:00PM - 5:00PMKaloko‘eli Courtyard 444 Keawe St. Honolulu Bark in the Park returns to kick off 2023! Bring your furry friends for their signature pet workout classes, pop-up market, a photo op wall, Yappy Hour, plus fun keiki activities.New to this event, My Treehouse Club will host an art station where pups and keiki can use paint and paper to create hand and paw print art to take home! Orangetheory Fitness brings back its pet workout classes for you to work up a sweat with your dog — be sure to reserve your spot online since space is limited to 25 per class!To round off the event, various Our Kaka‘ako restaurants and bars will have Yappy Hour specials.To sign up for a pet workout class and find out more about the event, visit https://www.ourkakaako.com/barkinth...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that routes callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline) and is now active.When you call, text, or chat 988, you will be connected to trained counselors who will listen, understand, provide support, and connect you to resources if necessary. The previous Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis. Read more here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 7454Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Quilt Show - Baltimore Heritage Quilters - 4/22-23/23Our biannual quilt show is coming up!!  I have been a long-time member of Baltimore Heritage Quilters.  Our quilt show is an opportunity for our members to showcase the projects they have been working on for the last several years since our last show would have fallen during covid.  So, save the date - April 22 and 23, 2023 at Maryland State Fairgrounds in the 4H/Home Arts Building.  There's plenty of free parking.Admission is $12 at the door, and $10 in advance (from March 1). Over 300 Quilts Buy It or Bid Auction Quilted Items Stash to Treasure Sale Members Boutique Vendor Mall Demos and Tours Sewing Machine Raffle Raffle Baskets Raffle Quilt
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
(TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE)
From The Villages Parrot Heads Club website: “The Villages Parrot Heads Club proudly serves Parrot Heads in The Villages, Lady Lake and the surrounding area of Central Florida.  We are a collection of folks who embrace the music and lifestyle that Jimmy Buffett sings about and believe in leaving things just a little better than they found them ... and having a party while doing it."According to their website each month they have three opportunities to socialize, they call them "Phlockings". The club host numerous dances, pool parties, bus trips and beach adventures that are posted on their website.  The club’s motto is “Party With A Purpose”.  Plenty opportunities to volunteer to help local charities and participate in fundraisers.Parrot Heads In Paradise formed and Chapters Clubs like ...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
5709 Branch Rd.,Flint, MIPriced to Sell $59,900.00 3 - Bedroom Ranch Style Home 1 ½ Baths Basement & Detached 2 Car Garage All systems in working order Property is Priced to sell Excellent Long-Term Rental Property, Flipper or First Time Homeowner Allowance for the Buyer Completing the Kitchen  Contact:  Roy Frank at:  (248)762-0806      rrfrank11@gmail.com
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
836 Simcoe Ave, Flint, MIPriced to Sell $44,900.00 3 - Bedroom Colonial Style Home 1 Bath Basement & Detached 1 Car Garage The House Needs a Furnace Property is Priced to sell Excellent Long-Term Rental Property, Flipper or First Time Homeowner Fenced Back Yard Property needs a Light Rehab  Contact:  Roy Frank at:  (248)762-0806      metroplusrealtyllc@gmail.com
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By Eagle Ridge Real Estate Agents, Representing Buyers and Sellers in Eagle Ridge
(Eagle Ridge Realty)
Greetings Homeowners,   Children’s Dance Classes are back!   Eagle Ridge Resident and children’s dance instructor Krystal Hernandez will be offering Ballet and Creative Movement for 3-5-year-olds   MONDAYS! New session: Monday, January 23 through Monday, March 27 10:30 – 11:10am @Pool Clubhouse Residents Only Space is limited! Pre-Registration is Required! Email Krystal for more details and to reserve a spot: dancewithkrystal7@gmail.com Gary FrimannBroker / OwnerEAGLE RIDGE REALTY / Signature Homes & Estates "Our Performance Will Move You!"(408) 846-8284Eagle Ridge Golf CommunityDRE # 01309169 CRS, GRI, ABR, SRES, e-Pro NMLS ID: 349782 CA Notary PublicCommission Number 2326437    
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By Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Greetings Homeowners, Children’s Dance Classes are back! Eagle Ridge Resident and children’s dance instructor Krystal Hernandezwill be offering Ballet and Creative Movement for 3-5-year-olds MONDAYS!New session: Monday, January 23 through Monday, March 2710:30 – 11:10am @Pool ClubhouseResidents OnlySpace is limited! Pre-Registration is Required!Email Krystal for more details and to reserve a spot: dancewithkrystal7@gmail.com
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By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
The newest addition to the art museums in Washington is the Rubell Museum DC, related to the Rubell Museum in Miami.  The new Rubell Museum DC welcomes visitors through a beautiful glass entryway that leads to an open space with wall-to-wall works of art. Sunlight streams through giant windows, creating grid patterns that warm the rooms. The space is understated yet bold, with white walls contrasted by art emphasizing bright colors and sharp designs.   Totaling 32,000 square feet, the museum preserves the original layout of the historic school.What were once classrooms and teachers’ offices have been transformed into galleries with artwork that provides perspectives, insights, and commentary on contemporary ideas and issues. The adaptive reuse of the building also retains the school’s 4...
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By Michael Moran, The Tax Killer™
(Apex Tax Defense LLC)
I focus my practice on tax resolution, representing taxpayers in Colorado, Florida, Texas, New York, California and elsewhere. One of the most important things I tell any realtor I meet (in addition to any realtor that has become a client) is they MUST keep a log of their mileage. Unfortunately, stressing this point sometimes falls by the wayside.If you find yourself in this predicament, or are currently under audit, here are a couple of options you have to keep up with your logs:1 - If you did not record a mileage log throughout the year, go back into your calendar and start creating it. You should have the starting odometer mileage for the year as well as the ending mileage. Make sure you record the date, starting point, where you're going, who you are meeting, purpose of the trip, an...
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
710 W Arch, Searcy AR.....a few days ago.  710 W. Arch as it was yesterday, Jan. 17 2023.  It is being demolished as this picture shows.  It was in terrible condition so it probably had to come down.  The court house gives construction date as 1935.  An interesting thing about this house is that it was an old frame house and someone took the time and spent the money to rock around it. Notice the back of the house now, the old wood siding, and the rocks that have been pulled off and piled in the yard.  It is sad to see the old houses come down in Searcy Arkansas. 
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
It’s a new year and many have received new electronics for Christmas! Did you get a new laptop, smartphone, iPad or smart appliance? Have you gone through that drawer, we all have one, to sort through your miscellaneous cables and other accessories?                             Now is the time to make an appointment at the Austin Resource Recovery’s Recycle & Reuse Drop-off Center to recycle and/or dispose of your electronics. You can schedule an appointment to keep your old items from piling up in your home at: https://www.austintexas.gov/dropoffscheduleMany of your favorite tech items contain lithium-ion batteries which should not be thrown out in our garbage. Let’s keep sanitation workers safe and our land fill free of these items. Help celebrate a happy and safe new year!
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By Stephanie Huber, Real Estate Brokerage serving Port St. Lucie, FL
(www.thehubergroup.com | Huber Real Estate Group of Florida)
NOW SELLING in Wylder! Get ready to experience "The Wyld Side of Livin'" in the all NEW master-planned community with nature trails and park-like greenways. Located west of I-95 in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Wylder is nearby to shopping, restaurants, public schools and Cleveland Clinic Hopsital. Coming soon in the near future will be the nation's largest wavegarden surfpark in Willow Lakes. A public high school for St. Lucie County is also in the future plans in this community.This golf cart friendly community will include an 18-hole golf course, a 113 acre public park, and large recreation area for outdoor adventure. The first phase will include a clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis & pickle ball courts, sports field, dog park, playground and event lawn. In Brystol at Wylder, the home build...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
8786 Traverse, Detroit, MIPriced to Sell $24,900.00 ARV $60,000.00 East-Side 3 - Bedroom Bungalow Style Home 1 Bath Basement Needs a Complete Rehab Property is Priced to sell Excellent Long-Term Rental Property or Flipper Excellent Block and Great Location Bring all Offers  Contact: Roy Frank at: (248)762-0806Email: metroplusrealtyllc@gmail.com  
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Community Car Seat CheckDate: January 19th, 2023Time: 9:00 AM until 12:00 PMLee County Sheriff's Office1900 Frederick RoadOpelika, AL 36801P: 334.749.5651Do you have a child's car seat that you're not sure how to install or just want to make sure that you've installed it correctly? Sign up to have a Child Passenger Safety Technician check it for you and teach you the proper installation techniques. Reserve your appointment at: https://forms.gle/iZEcfFkjUvXWEKTE7  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Best Auburn Realtors, Best Opelika Realtors, Relocate to Auburn, Move to Auburn, Homes for sale in Auburn, Homes for Sale near me, Houses for Sale Opelika, Luxury Homes for Sale Auburnwww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
.... and who does not love chili?     With more than sixty people in attendance the competition was tough!  Ten Chili’s competing for a year’s worth of bragging rights as the neighborhood best chili.  It was very close but one of the chili’s won the battle.  Those not competing brought salads, cornbread or desserts, me I made in a cast iron skillet my cornbread recipe which includes creamed corn and sour cream, oh yes like momma used to make! I was asked to provide dinner music which wasn’t elevator music as I know how to get people chair dancing while eating.  I might have added the Jeopardy Theme Song, The Chicken Dance and a timely drum roll.  So, when the winner was announced we had about 20 minutes and I know how to get people up and dancing!  The proof is in the pictures, we have ...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
The Third Thursday Poetry Series at Pebble Hill located at 101 Debardeleben Street, Auburn, AL 36830 will take place on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 6 p.m. The reading will be by Austin Segrest.Originally from Alabama, Austin Segrest holds a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing (Poetry) from The University of Missouri (2014) and an MFA from Georgia State University (2009). Austin has received fellowships from Ucross Foundation, the Fine Arts Work Center, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and the NEH. For more information please click here.Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Best Auburn Realtors, Best Opelika Realtors, Relocate to Auburn, Move to Auburn, Homes for sale in Auburn, Homes for Sale near me, Houses for Sale Opelika, Luxury Homes for Sale Auburnwww.AuburnO...
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
(TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE)
 With more than sixty people in attendance the competition was tough!  Ten Chili’s competing for a year’s worth of bragging rights as the neighborhood best chili.  It was very close but one of the chili’s won the battle.  Those not competing brought salads, cornbread or desserts, me I made in a cast iron skillet my cornbread recipe which includes creamed corn and sour cream, oh yes like momma used to make!I was asked to provide dinner music which wasn’t elevator music as I know how to get people chair dancing while eating.  I might have added the Jeopardy Theme Song, The Chicken Dance and a timely drum roll.  So, when the winner was announced we had about 20 minutes and I know how to get people up and dancing!  The proof is in the pictures, we have a very active social club and happy to...
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By Eric Lawrence Frazier MBA, Founder and CEO of The Power Is Now Media, Inc.
(The Power Is Now Media, Inc. )
  Today, we will talk about the proclamation that our President Joe Biden made yesterday about Dr. Martin Luther King, and his contribution to our society. Please, watch, like and share our video!
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By Kent Brown, Your IRS Tax Attorney
(Strong & Hanni)
Salt Lake City, Utah - The last few blogs that I have done have focused on reasonable compensation and S-Corporations.  Why have I focused on this issue?  The State of Utah is a state with strong entrepreneurial spirit and there are a lot of individuals who have decided to go out on their own to start a business and live their entrepreneurial dreams. Utah is a great state for those who want to start their own business and achieve those dreams.For many entrepreneurs, a favorite tax election that they will make is to elect to be taxed as an S-Corporation.  The goal behind such an election is to have funds flowing from the business entity be taxed as a distribution from the company and not wages.  In making such an election, it is important to understand that when looking at appropriate wa...
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