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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Premier Property Sales & Rentals)
Mother's Day is a great day to celebrate all the women in our lives past and present who have been nurturing to us. Of course our mother's are in the spot light, yet there can be other nurturing women who can fill that space also, like an aunt, a sister, a teacher, a good friend, etc.. This day to me marks the wonderful women in our lives who have helped us in good times and in bad times.My mother died 30 years ago on Mother's Day, it was May 8th that year.  She hung around for all her children and grandchildren to say goodbye then she left us at the end of the day.  I miss her and carry many of her loving ways with me. It is good we celebrate the Mother and Mother figures in our lives, for with their love, patience and guiding ways, we can see the world in a loving, compassionate way b...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
I was reading Maria Shriver’s Sunday paper today and came across a very meaningful quote that spoke to me: “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”Elizabeth StoneMaria was talking about her mother and a whistle she came across that her mother gave her. It made me think of all the things my mother did by setting an example and creating an experience of family life. As I was baking her oatmeal raisin cookie recipe for the kids today, I remember all the times she baked them and we couldn’t wait for the first batch to come out of the oven (her secret ingredient was cinnamon)! We loved them warm and enjoyed the first cookie, and the second and the third! LOL! Motherhood is beautiful and complicated and...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO MY ACTIVE RAIN FRIENDS To Active Rain mothers and honorary mothers of all kinds – whether you’re looking after furry friends, little humans, foster kids or grown family members – Happy Mother’s Day! “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. ” — Robert Browning Of all the gifts life offers, a loving Mother may just be the greatest of them all! I'm wishing each and every Active Rain mother and mother figure a day full of love, joy, and laughter! “A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.” -- Unknown  "Mother is a verb. It's something you do. Not just who you are." -- Cheryl Lacey Donovan Let's also keep the candles burning for our mothers who are now our guardian angels in heaven,  whose presence in our lives we continue to miss each d...
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By Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Happy Mother's Day to all mothers! Napoleon Hill wrote, Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. A mother who enjoys their children and has high hopes for their future, nurtures, protects, feeds, and encourages them to grow. A mother can only hope they are rewarded when they are old.A mother's love is sacrifice. Labor pains and growing pains intertwine. Children do not come out perfect or with an instruction book. Like a thorny stem on a rose, the blooming of the rose is well worth the wait. An unknown author wrote:Do more than exist: live.Do more than touch: feel.Do more than look: observe.Do more than read: absorb.Do more than hear: listen.Do more than think: reflect.Do more than just talk: say something....
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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)
 Happy Mother's Day!   Today is a day to give thanks to the Mother that gave us life, nurtured us, and gave us love!      Those are lucky to still have their moms in their lives --- love every minute of it!      Even though my Mom passed years ago, her memory is not forgotten.   I will be reaching out to clients and friends today and wishing them a Happy Mother's Day.     I also have a few "adopted" moms that I will reach out to.    Happy Mother's Day to all my ActiveRain friends   .....  make it a great day!      
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
🥗The Salvation Army - After School Programs☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREEInspired by posts that I see from others, I wanted to begin a weekly series of resources for people in need who are in the East Valley.  I think continuing to research this weekly series will also help me to discover what is out there for those in need.The Salvation Army After School Program to save kids from the many evils they face in society, be it drugs, gangs or prostitution. There is guidance to learn new skills and make new friends. Do the most good and support the Salvation Army today. To find out more, click HERE.☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Bri...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Celebrating Moms: A Special Mother’s Day Tribute and a Helping Hand in Real EstateAs Mother’s Day approaches, it’s time to celebrate the incredible women who make our houses feel like homes. From their unwavering love to their nurturing care, mothers play an irreplaceable role in our lives. This Mother’s Day, let’s take a moment to thank them for all they do and show our appreciation for their endless sacrifices.Mothers are the heart of the home, tirelessly working to create a warm and welcoming environment for their families. From cooking delicious meals to offering a listening ear, their love knows no bounds. They juggle multiple roles with grace, effortlessly balancing work, family, and personal life. Without their dedication and love, our homes would not be the same.On this special ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
The Annual Food Drive: Second Saturday in May, Diane & I have been supporting this great cause for the past ten years. We are blessed and happy that we are well off and can help others.Every year the Postal Employees that deliver our mail come by and drop off the bag two days before it and in turn send a card as well.We in turn fill up the bag and put it out. Today I noticed that our regular mail carrier was not around. As Holly and I returned from our 5:30 pm walk the bag was still there. Across the street I saw the fill in mail carrier. I flagged him down; he said once he delivered the mail he would come around to pick up the bag.Around 8:30pm out of character the mail was delivered. 10:00pm on Holly's evening walk the bag was still on our front porch.What a shame, I said to Diane ear...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Saturday was a busy day for the Smurf’s! They played 3 games winning all three to become the number one team! They were so excited and it’s been a thrill to see this team grow throughout the season. Beckett brought her best play of the season yesterday in the first game. Her whole team showed up and supported each other to go 3-0, winning their end of season tournament. I‘m so proud of The Smurfs!  
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
We are Ambassadors for Pensacola, Pace, and Gulf Breeze, Florida. Whether you're a first-time guest or a frequent visitor, do as the locals do when you need to know something — whether about an excellent place to eat, job opportunities, or a real estate question. Call or text Charles Stallions at 850-476-4494 or email charles@charlesstallions.com. It's Who We "R." Sign up for our Monthly Real Estate Newsletter and be informed before it happens in Pensacola, Pace, or Gulf Breeze, Florida.  IT'S TIME TO PLAYEXPLORE THINGS TO DO IN PENSACOLA    We get it. By day three of your beach vacation, your family may need a break from nonstop sand and sun. So, when looking for a creative way to entertain your whole family, have no fear! Pensacola boasts many fun-filled attractions, offering everythi...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Mother's Day can be sad, rage-filled, alienating, as well as loving, joyful and delightful. Not everyone had a good mom or childhood. Others suffer with childlessness, child death or prodigal children. Every year Christian writer Anne Lamott publishes her annual blog on Mother's Day and it blesses me. I hope it blesses you too.Anne Lamott's Annual Mother's Day Blog Thanks for reading and God bless you this Mother's Day. 
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Free Electric Scooter Clinics for Those 18-and-OlderResidents 18-and-older interested in electric scooter lessons will have the opportunity to attend free clinics being on Saturday, May 18, and Saturday, June 23, sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation. Participants can take a test ride, learn safety tips and get information on basic scooter laws.Participants must have a valid driver’s license or ID. No registration is required to attend. Residents can stop in any time during the two-hour clinic. Electric scooters will be provided at each site.The schedule of training clinics: Saturday, May 18. 1-3 p.m. Montgomery College. 850 Hungerford Dr., Rockville. (Parking Lot 13). (Rain date: May 25). Saturday, June 23. Noon-2 p.m. Wheaton Ice Arena Parking Lot. 11717 Oreb...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
It’s hard to believe that the RRISD schools in the Canyon Creek Community will be celebrating the last day of classes and the end of second semester on May 24th, 2024! The countdown begins!The Canyon Creek HOA Board is sponsoring our annual summer kick off pool and dive in movie event! It will be held Friday May 25, 2024 at the Canyon Creek Community Pool! The party begins at 5 pm and goes until 8 pm, with the movie from 8-10pm.Families will love celebrating with friends and neighbors, dancing and playing fun pool games! Mark your calendars now for a fun time!
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Hidden Gem: Schwartz Peony Garden When it was the Schwartz residence in the early 1900s, what is now Gaithersburg City Hall was home to one of the largest peony gardens in the world, with more than 40,000 plants of 400 different varieties. In the 1940s, the Schwartz Peony Garden commercial operations were moved to what is now Seneca Creek State Park. Thousands of individual plants bloom in spectacular color in May and June. Read more about it here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Peonies, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 2000Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Katerina Gasset, Amplify Your Real Estate & Life Dreams!
(The Gasset Group & Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
I love exploring different cultures through their delicious foods. Mexican dishes are bursting with amazing flavors that I can’t get enough of! I live in Provo, Utah, and I’ve been searching high and low for the very best Mexican food here. Why? Because I love finding those hidden, authentic tastes.Let’s explore the Mexican flavors right here in Utah! What are the Best Mexican Restaurants in and near Provo, Utah? 1. Mi Ranchito Mexican Restaurant Location: 1109 State St, Orem, UT 84097 Contact Information: (801) 225–9195 Hours of Operation: Monday — Thursday 11:00 a.m. — 9:00 p.m. Friday 11:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. My friends from church invited me to Mi Ranchito Mexican Restaurant after we visited the Provo temple. They were right about how awesome this place...
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By Dustin Pitts, Realtor serving Dallas, Texas
(Dustin Pitts, REALTOR® | Dallas Real Estate Agent)
Dive into the vibrant townhome market in Dallas, where modern living meets convenience and style. Learn about the benefits, popular neighborhoods, and top amenities that define townhome living in the city. Get expert guidance from Realtor Dustin Pitts to find your perfect Dallas townhome.Navigating the Dynamic Townhome Market in Dallas with Realtor Dustin PittsDallas, a city known for its vibrant culture and booming real estate market, offers a diverse array of living options, including an impressive selection of townhomes. These residences blend the convenience of urban living with the comfort and privacy of a traditional home, making townhomes in Dallas a sought-after choice for many. In this exploration, we delve into the townhome market in Dallas, highlighting the benefits of this l...
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By Dustin Pitts, Realtor serving Dallas, Texas
(Dustin Pitts, REALTOR® | Dallas Real Estate Agent)
Dive into the world of Lakewood's luxury homes, where sophistication meets comfort. Uncover the unique features, average prices, and sought-after neighborhoods that define this exclusive market. Gain insights from Realtor Dustin Pitts to navigate Lakewood's upscale real estate landscape.Unveiling the Elegance of Lakewood Luxury Homes: A Market OverviewIn the heart of Lakewood, the allure of luxury living is unmistakable. This prestigious area is renowned for its upscale homes, high-end properties, and exclusive residences, each reflecting a blend of sophistication and comfort. As we explore the luxury real estate market in Lakewood, we'll delve into the characteristics that define these opulent dwellings, from their impressive features and amenities to the neighborhoods that epitomize l...
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By Dustin Pitts, Realtor serving Dallas, Texas
(Dustin Pitts, REALTOR® | Dallas Real Estate Agent)
Dive into the dynamic real estate market of Lakewood, Ohio, with this comprehensive guide. Uncover popular neighborhoods, learn about average home prices, and explore the amenities that make Lakewood a sought-after place to live.Navigating the Lakewood, Ohio Real Estate Market with Insights from Realtor Dustin PittsLakewood, Ohio, is a vibrant community that offers a mix of urban convenience and suburban comfort, making it an attractive destination for homebuyers from all walks of life. From charming Lakewood houses for sale to the dynamic lifestyle the city affords, this guide will walk you through the essentials of the Lakewood real estate market. Though Dustin Pitts is a Dallas-based Realtor, his expertise and insights into successful real estate practices can provide valuable lesson...
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By Dustin Pitts, Realtor serving Dallas, Texas
(Dustin Pitts, REALTOR® | Dallas Real Estate Agent)
Nestled in the heart of Atlanta, Lakewood Heights stands as a testament to the city's dynamic growth and vibrant community spirit. This neighborhood, with its rich history and evolving real estate landscape, offers residents and visitors alike a unique blend of the old and the new. As we delve into the world of Lakewood Heights, guided by insights from Realtor Dustin Pitts, we'll uncover the essence of this area, from its historical roots to the modern attractions and activities that make it a sought-after place to live and explore.Overview of Lakewood Heights Neighborhood in AtlantaLakewood Heights, a historic and diverse neighborhood in Atlanta, offers a compelling mix of residential charm and urban convenience. Its streets are lined with a variety of homes, from quaint bungalows to r...
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By Dustin Pitts, Realtor serving Dallas, Texas
(Dustin Pitts, REALTOR® | Dallas Real Estate Agent)
Discover the timeless charm of historic homes in Dallas with Realtor Dustin Pitts. Explore diverse architectural styles and learn about preservation efforts in the city's old East Dallas neighborhood. Join Dustin for a journey into the heart of Dallas's rich history.Preserving the Charm: Historic Homes in Dallas with Realtor Dustin PittsDallas is a city rich in history and culture, with an array of neighborhoods that showcase the architectural grandeur of bygone eras. Among these, the historic homes in Dallas stand as a testament to the city's evolving story, each structure a piece of a larger narrative that has shaped the urban landscape. The old East Dallas neighborhood, in particular, is a treasure trove of heritage, offering a glimpse into the architectural diversity and deep histor...
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