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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Gaithersburg Farmers Markets CHECK OUT THE FARMERS MARKET WEBSITE!     CASEY FARMERS MARKET 810 South Frederick Ave   CASEY MARKET IS OPEN THIS WEEK ON THURSDAY, JAN 19! Next Casey Market Is Feb 16, 2023 11 AM - 2:30 PM ____________   CURRENT CASEY MARKET VENDORS   Oboy Pizza: Oh boy oh boy, it's pizza time! Let's Lunch@Casey this week with delicious pizza and ice cream from Oboy Pizza!   Izaak Walton League of America: An historic conservation organization working to achieve practical policies that balance conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.   Just Pralines: All natural, honey-roasted nuts.   Panateca DC: Enjoy a taste of Venezuelan cuisine including fresh cachitos, meats, and sweets. Now offering fresh breads, too!   Saints Row Brewing: Locally crafted beers and fre...
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By Marcus Anderson, Mortgage Broker & Agent | Westside Los Angeles, CA
(MortgageBrokerSantaMonica.com)
Santa Monica Keto Friendly RestaurantsSanta Monica Keto-Friendly Restaurants - Are you looking for a place to eat out in Santa Monica that offers a keto-friendly menu? Look no further! We've rounded up some of the best restaurants in the area that cater to those following a keto diet. From Kye's to True Food Kitchen to Pono Burger and Del Frisco's Grille and Veggie Grill, you'll find something to satisfy your cravings while sticking to your health goals. Read on to learn more about each of these Santa Monica eateries and find the ideal spot for your next meal!Santa Monica Keto Friendly Restaurants | Key Takeaways Kye's in Santa Monica offers keto-friendly dishes, salads, burgers, chicken, fish, sides, and desserts. True Food Kitchen in Santa Monica offers keto-friendly meals with salads...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Filmed on January 17th after several days of heavy fog and temps below freezing. Yes, it is hard to imagine fog in the winter but it is very common in our area. It gives a "flocking" effect to all the trees. It's very beautiful.This is shot in my front yard which faces Historic Corbett Field where Satchel Paige and many negro leagues played a century ago. When I pan to the right you will also see the Roosevelt Park Zoo. This has been a great neighborhood to raise our children in.One more flock shot.
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By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Atlanta Communities)
I was out photographing downtown Woodstock the other day for Rezide Properties, a local custom builder, when I ran across this crazy contraption. It is a 4 wheeled vehicle, powered by people pedaling from the chairs on either side of the trolly.The vehicle is run by a fellow named Ellis. He and I spoke for a bit and he allowed me to take his picture. The reason I liked this picture and Ellis is that it underscores the type of downtown we have in Woodstock. I told someone the other day that the town walkability index ranks in the OMG level! Selfless plug:Rezide Properties has several communities of custom built homes within a short stroll from downtown Woodstock with all its restaurants, shops, theatre, and outdoor live events. So, if you find yourself looking for a home with everything ...
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By Deborah Bly, Realtor
(eXp Realty, LLC)
JOIN US! SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2023 FROM 11AM - 1PM. JANUARY 2023- Home Buyers 101 : Learn the 3 do's and don'ts of buying a home Our resident mortgage expert Marc Elliott from Security National Mortgage along with OUR TOP PRODUCING TEAM, will teach the 3 Do’s and Don’ts of buying a home as well as present new financing options for 2023. This class is FREE and complimentary brunch, coffee and mimosas will be served. SPACE IS LIMITED!!!SO MAKE SURE TO REGISTER TODAY!!www.theBlyTeam.com/Workshops 
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Montgomery County Summer Camps Registration Now Underway Montgomery County Recreation's summer camp registration is now underway for County residents!Visit http://activemontgomery.org to register.This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 7337 Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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MCPS Seeking Employers to Host Students for 2023 Summer RISE ProgramThe Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Department of Partnerships is seeking employers who would be interested in hosting students that will be part of the 2023 Summer RISE program. Summer RISE is a hands-on career learning experience for rising MCPS juniors and seniors during the summer to engage in learning opportunities related to their field of interest.MCPS is seeking employers in all career fields who would be willing to help prepare students for life after high school. Hosts could benefit by gaining extra help at a time when it is tough to find workers, and by building a future talent pipeline for the organization.Hosts should be able to offer a minimum of 50 hours with in-person, virtual or hybrid options b...
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Applicants Sought to Serve on New County Sports Advisory CommitteeMontgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is seeking applicants to fill 17 public and organizational vacancies on the newly established Montgomery County Sports Advisory Committee.The committee, staffed by Montgomery County Recreation, will study sports participation and opportunities in the County, make recommendations to the County Executive and the County Council and recognize outstanding teams and athletes. Members will help conduct research, advocate for enhanced sports opportunities and identify and address discrepancies found in youth sports to raise the quality of life for residents.The deadline to apply to serve on the committee is Wednesday, Feb. 1. For more information, or to apply, go to the website.The committe...
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Solar Projects Facing Increased CostsAxios has reported that a U.S. crackdown targeting Chinese manufacturers is crippling the American solar market and freezing its supply chain.The new forced-labor law passed last year — intended to punish China for its treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang province — has brought the flow of solar imports into the U.S. to a near standstill.The shrunken supply has jacked up costs — by 30% to 40% — and ground large-scale projects to a halt.Contractors and consumers need to be aware of the of shortages that are impacting market prices Click on this link to learn more. Chrysanthemums, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3530Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Free Tax Preparation Available for Qualified IndividualsJanuary 23 - April 14 The annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, a partnership of the City of Gaithersburg and the Montgomery County Community Action Agency, is now accepting appointments to prepare 2022 taxes. Casey Community Center will host a VITA site on Mondays from 3 to 8 pm. from January 23 to April 14. Services are offered in both English and Spanish. For more information and appointments, City residents can call 240-777-1123 or click here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.Appointments are for Montgomery County residents with household incomes of $60,000 or less.  Chrysanthemums, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3544Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dol...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
The IRS accuracy penalty is a charge that the IRS imposes on taxpayers who file inaccurate tax returns. The penalty is equal to 20% of the amount of taxes that are owed as a result of the inaccuracies. This can be a hefty amount so it’s worth considering what you can do to minimize their potential. What is the biggest cause of the IRS Accuracy Penalty? The biggest cause of the accuracy penalty is underreported income. Computer software matches all the 1099s and W-2s reported by 3rd parties to the tax returns and automatically generates a CP2000 Notices proposing changes for anything not on the return. How can you avoid the IRS Accuracy Penalty?  The easiest and surest way to avoid matching problems is to file an extension and check your IRS transcripts when the income and wages are pos...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Downtown Tampa has exciting nightlife, family-friendly entertainment, a stunning waterfront, and award-winning parks. If you're planning a trip to this great city, here is a fun-filled Downtown Tampa things-to-do list so that you can catch on to everything.Things to Do in Downtown Tampa#1: Watch at the Straz CenterThe Straz Center has shows to blow you away, whatever your interest may be.#2: Visit the Tampa Museum of ArtThe museum in Downtown Tampa has one of the greatest Greek and Roman antiquities collections in the Southeast, as well as sculptures, photographs, and portraits.#3: Dunedin Food Tour: Sample House SpecialtiesEnjoy Dunedin's best independent restaurants and artisan breweries on a walking food tour while learning about the area. #4: Walk Through Curtis Hixon Waterfront Par...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Many of us incorporate a weather check into our morning ritual since it influences our attire and activities.By the end of this blog, you should be familiar enough with Port Orange, Florida's climate, and local customs to organize your time better there.The Weather in Port Orange, FloridaPort Orange is one of Florida's most prosperous cities, and its perfect temperate climate is one of the reasons behind its success. Due to typically cloudy summers, Port Orange is an excellent place for families to take advantage of the great outdoors. Short, chilly, windy, and partly cloudy winters are also typical. The annual low for Port Orange, FL, is around 38 degrees, and the yearly high can seldom get beyond 92 degrees.On the other hand, the winters are brief and include fluctuating cloud cover, ...
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
(TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE)
Yes, The Villages even has their own SCUBA club!  The club has a website with plenty of information and a Facebook Page.  Here is information from their website.  “The Villages Scuba Club (TVSC) is dedicated to the promotion of safe and responsible enjoyment of scuba diving and related activities.  The club is open to all residents of The Villages, Florida.  TVSC coordinates local dive trips to the springs of Central Florida, the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, and the Florida Keys.TVSC also provides a venue for local dive shops and TVSC members to advertise overnight trips all over the world.  Please browse the website where you will find agendas, presentations and minutes for our monthly club meetings, a listing of all our upcoming events, and resources for the Scuba diver.”This club really...
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By Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
GREETINGS HOMEOWNERS,  WATER SHUT-OFF NOTICE On Tuesday, January 17th starting at 12 noon, the water will be shut off in order to inspect the Main water line in St. Andrews Circle. Hopefully, it will not need to be turned off for a very long time. For any questions or concerns, please contact the Helpdesk at 888-447-6315 or email us at eagleridge-helpdesk@graysoncm.com Thank you!
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By Marcus Anderson, Mortgage Broker & Agent | Westside Los Angeles, CA
(MortgageBrokerSantaMonica.com)
Persian Restaurant Beverly HillsPersian Restaurant Beverly Hills - Beverly Hills is known for its luxurious restaurants and shopping spots, so it's no surprise that many Persian restaurants can be found within the city. Persian cuisine is known for its delicious and unique flavors, so it's no wonder why food aficionados would love to explore the variety of Persian restaurants in Beverly Hills. These restaurants serve traditional Persian dishes like kabobs, rice dishes, and succulent soups, as well as modern interpretations of these dishes. Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner for two or a large gathering for family and friends, these eight Persian restaurants in Beverly Hills offer something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a fancy dinner or a more casual experience, the...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
San Francisco Bay Area is an ideal community to create a family, advance one's career, launch a new venture, or spend your golden years in peace.Some features that make the San Francisco Bay Area famous are the cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge, Silicon Valley, charming waterfront communities, and picture-perfect beaches.If considering making the Bay Area your new home, you'll find more about its many communities here. The History of San Francisco BayOn November 4, 1769, Europeans made their initial discovery of San Francisco Bay. After failing to locate Monterey, California's harbor, the Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portolà headed north, eventually reaching the top of Sweeney Ridge, which is now commemorated as the site where he first laid eyes on the San Francisco Bay.Spanish explorer ...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
When it comes to maintaining a well-functioning community, local services in Okoboji, IA play a vital role. Whether you're a homeowner, business owner, or resident, having access to reliable and professional assistance is essential for keeping your property and community in top shape. Handyman services provide a wide range of home repairs and maintenance tasks, such as fixing leaky faucets, replacing light fixtures, and hanging shelves. These are great for homeowners who need help with minor home repairs or maintenance tasks. Landscaping companies aid in maintaining the aesthetic of the community and can also increase the value of your property. Lawn mowing, hedge trimming, and flowerbed maintenance are some of the assistance provided. Okoboji also has local services such as plumbing, e...
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Campgrounds in Okoboji, Iowa is a beautiful destination for outdoor enthusiasts. There are various options, including campsites, RV parks, state parks, water parks, and even a resort hotel.For RV enthusiasts who take pride in their home-away-from-home trailer, RV parks and campgrounds are great options. They provide full hookups with electric and water service, electrical sites, and non-electric sites, all of which have ample shade. These sites often have a playground and a boat ramp for convenient access to the lake that will satisfy anyone's desire for a rustic camping experience. Additional amenities include paved roads, contemporary shower and bathroom facilities, and a sanitary dump station. For a more luxurious vacation, resort hotels are available in the area. There are water par...
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By John M. Acaron, CMI, MRSA, Master Mold Inspector & Chief Mold Assessor
(INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST)
 Why Perform Air Quality Testing?What often happens is that you will notice that when you are outside, you breathe just fine, but when you get inside you will begin to have nasal irritation, sneezing, and sometimes it progresses to include headaches and nausea. These are indications that you should have an indoor air quality test performed in your building.Once you have this testing done, you will have a better idea of what may be making you have these symptoms. You can then move on to figuring out the best way to handle improving the indoor air quality. Many times, this will include cleaning of the building’s air ducts as well as swapping out air filters on a more frequent basis.For businesses getting the air quality tested can help to ensure that they are providing the best working en...
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