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Gaithersburg Book Festival’s Annual High School Poetry Contest The 2023 Gaithersburg Book Festival’s annual high school poetry contest is now open for submissions. The themes for 2023 are “Diversity or Inclusion.” To participate, students must be enrolled in grades 9-12 at a public or private school, or be in a homeschool program, for the 2022-23 school year. Entrants must reside in Maryland, Virginia or the District of Columbia.Poems must be submitted electronically at https://fs30.formsite.com/GBurgMD/GBFpoetrycontest/index.html. The entry deadline is midnight on Thursday, Feb. 23.First- and second-place winners will receive $250 and $100, respectively. Third-place and fan-favorite winners will receive $50 and $25, respectively.Winners will be announced at the 2023 Gaithersburg Book F...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Here is a big little house that is ready and waiting for your TLC. Charming 75-year-old single-family home sitting on a 0.4-acre lot backing to farmland, with a two-car garage. The main level has an eat-in kitchen with gas cooking, a large living room with a fireplace, separate dining, and a full basement. Upstairs has two large bedrooms and a bath. And the home is loaded with charm, waiting for the right someone to make it beautiful again. Are you ready to make this big little house beautiful again? Who is prepared to fill it with love? I have a few buyers in mind...my dilemma is who to call first!For more information on this Baltimore County HomeCall Margaret Rome 
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By Dana Hollish Hill, REALTOR * Broker * Coach
(Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living)
Have a Real Estate Question? Ask me anything. Really. How often do you get the chance to get answers to your burning questions?As part of the Hollish Hill Group, I'm committed to Honesty, Integrity, and Service that Cannot be Better. Meaning, I'll do my very best to get an answer to your real estate questions. Even if it's an industry secret, or something agents don't typically explain to the public. Don't miss this opportunity. I usually only offer this to my clients. So,Have a Real Estate Question?Ask me anything.
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Rocktobierfest, Saturday, October 1, 2022 Rocktobierfest features two stages of entertainment, including German and rock music. Guests can also enjoy beverages for sale by local breweries and participants, food, and an artisan shopping area. This annual event attracts more than 3,000 people to Rockville Town Center.Event Location and DateRockville Town CenterSaturday, October 1, 202211 a.m. - 5 p.m.Parking Free parking is available throughout town center. Locations include the Council Office Building on Fleet Street, and the City Hall lot. Paid parking is available in the Town Square Route 355 and North Washington Street garages. Dawson's Market parking spaces are reserved for customers only and will be strictly enforced. Metro Take the Metro red line to the Rockville station. Exit on t...
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Montgomery County Commission for Women Self Defense Seminars The Montgomery County Commission for Women is offering self defense seminars this fall. To learn more or register, visit http://ow.ly/aG8Z50KOhAFThis is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6190Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs 
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Book Recommendation: The War Librarian by Addison ArmstrongI enjoyed reading The War Librarian (2022), the second historical novel by American author Addison Armstrong, and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book. The Paris Library meets The Flight Girls in this captivating historical novel about the sacrifice and courage necessary to live a life of honor, inspired by the first female volunteer librarians during World War I and the first women accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy.Two women. One secret. A truth worth fighting for.1918. Timid and shy Emmaline Balakin lives more in books than her own life. That is, until an envelope crosses her desk at the Dead Letter Office bearing a name from her past, and Emmaline decides to fi...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Rail Safety Week Did you know that every three hours in the U.S., a person or vehicle is hit by a train? Help us stop track tragedies. Always be cautious when approaching railroad crossings, obey the laws and never trespass (even to take a quick selfie!), and know what to do if your vehicle is stuck. Learn more about rail safety here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.You've seen the news reports of a train hitting a police car. Don't let that happen to you. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6189Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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City Attorney Lynn Board Receives Lifetime Achievement Award The Maryland Municipal Attorneys’ Association (MMAA) presented Gaithersburg City Attorney Lynn Board with a Lifetime Achievement Award that recognizes her 30+ years of exceptional service to the MMAA and municipalities across Maryland.Read more https://gburg.md/3eO3LZvThis is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.Congratulations to Lynn Board. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6167Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
When you plan to move, it's never too early to prepare your house. In fact, by doing this, you will also enjoy your home while living in it. My friend shared the article from AARP  Magazine named "Ready, Set, Sell Your home! Your one-year countdown." II used my notes below and made this today's radio topic.  Plan for storage Declutter/edit Get a pre-inspection Leaky faucets/stained ceiling tiles Contact your REALTOR® Gather paperwork surveys, POA, warranties, death certs, Ground Rent Post-month-long sales for bikes and sofas. forget the yard sale  Donate the rest Fix floor squeaks and cracked tiles, and make sure all doors are aligned and close smoothly Curb appeal, new plants, clean trim, mulch Power wash outside Paint front door and mailbox or replace Ask a friend to take a look-fresh...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Winterize Your Car Emergency Kit Happy Fall, y'all! Get your car emergency kit ready for the fall weather and the upcoming winter season with our checklist: http://bit.ly/2PePdjGDon't let car troubles, road closures or weather take you by surprise. Wherever you travel, always be prepared #MoCoPrepares #MoCoThis is a Montgomery County, Maryland Emergency Management announcement. Dog Garden Feature, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6160Canon 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)
Price Reduced! 55+ Leisure World 15401 Bassett Ln3BSilver Spring MD 2090655+ Active Senior community - 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom condo located in a garden style elevator building. All new paint and carpet. Spacious living room and dining room with built-in cabinet. Glass enclosed balcony with lovely view of green space. Kitchen has some updates with white cabinets and new LVP flooring. Primary bedroom and bathroom with step-in shower and large closet. Second bedroom and hall bathroom with tub/shower. Full size washer and dryer in unit. All utilities are included in the condo fee. Covered carport parking #3B has extra storage cabinet. Enjoy all the community amenities including: 18-hole golf course, 2 clubhouses, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, tennis, theater, restaurants, library...
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Affordable Housing Dedicated at Parkside Landing Apartments in RockvilleThe Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) participated in financing, with a 40-year Housing Initiative Fund (HIF) loan of $5,342,517, to support preservation and renovation of 177 affordable units at Parkside Landing Apartments in Rockville. Through lending, DHCA supported preserving 118 affordable units and producing 59 additional affordable units – for a total of 177 units now priced affordably.Parkside Landing Apartments has a total of 236 garden-style, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment units. The City of Rockville’s public housing agency, Rockville Housing Enterprises, Inc. (RHE), acquired the apartment property in 2012 to preserve the affordable rental community and recently ...
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Kids Day Out, Montgomery County, Maryland It's not too late to sign your child up for Kids Day Out with Montgomery County Recreation. The first day is Monday, Sept. 26. For everything you need to know, visit http://ow.ly/77z450KRjc8.Please share this Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6165Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties )
Buying your first home is exciting, but it can be a little stressful when you do not have a direct plan. If you want to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible, These are the “7 Things to Look for In An Investment Property For the First Time” The best time to start investing in real estate is when you are young.The second the best time is now! Investing in real estate is an option that should be considered at all stages of your life. You do not need to wait until you are in a certain financial position before you start investing.On this post, I want to encourage you to study the world of investing in real estate. Specifically, investing money to buy properties for cash flow. Meaning that you could purchase a property, rent it to someone, have enough money to pay the mortg...
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Main Street Farmers Market in Kentlands    MAIN STREET FARMERS MARKET 301 Main Street   OPEN YEAR-ROUND Saturdays 9 AM - 1 PM ____________   CURRENT MAIN STREET MARKET VENDORS   BdotBreakfast: Enjoy a BIG breakfast with all your favorite dishes!   Amazonica Coffee: Fresh brewed Brazillian coffee, and whole or ground beans.   F.F. Simply Snacks: All natural homemade sweets. At market the 1st and 3rd week of each month.   Homestead Farms: Seasonal produce -- tomatoes are here!   M&M Plants: Potted herbs, tomato plants, hanging baskets, and more!   Misc. Distillery: Locally produced spirits. At market the 1st and 3rd week of each month.   Novel Chef Bakery: A large selection of cookies and unique book-bound cookie boxes -- perfect for gifting!   Panateca DC: Enjoy a taste of Venezuelan cui...
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Taiwan Bubble Tea Festival, Rockville, Maryland Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Rockville Town CenterThe Taiwan Bubble Tea Festival is a family-friendly event open to all and includes live bands, cultural performances and vendors offering bubble tea, traditional cuisine and commemorative merchandise.Learn MoreThis is a City of Rockville, Maryland announcement. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5545Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
9808 Middle Mill DrOwings Mills 21117The Weston$399,944MLS#2040556   We found the buyer who loves this Single Family  Condo rancher with a two-car attached garage.   They will enjoy  2000' on the main level with the convenience of one-floor living and no steps. Condo  Association takes care of all outside maintenance, including landscaping and roof. The wide-open living room and dining room have cathedral ceilings, a fireplace, and a door to the patio.   The primary bath suite with a skylight jetted tub, separate shower, and double vanities.      The gourmet eat-in kitchen with stainless appliances has a five-burner gas stove, double ovens, and a  double stainless sink.     Sliding glass doors from the kitchen go to the private deck.   Click To See More Photos The finished lower level h...
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Additional Pickleball Courts Available for Kentlands ResidentsPickleball players who are residents in the Kentlands community within Gaithersburg, Maryland will be happy to see the announcement that two additional pickleball courts are now available for use.   Zinnia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5486Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Book Recommendation: Survivor's Guilt by Robyn GiglI enjoyed reading Survivor's Guilt (2022) by attorney and activist Robyn Gigl and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author an this novel. This the second book featuring defense attorney Erin McCabe. LAMBDA Literary Most Anticipated LGBTQIA+ Literature | CrimeReads Most Anticipated Crime Fiction Of 2022 | SheReads Best Mystery Books Coming in 2022LGBTQ+ activist Robyn Gigl tackles the complexities of gender, power, and human trafficking with a ripped-from-the-headlines plot in her second legal thriller featuring Erin McCabe, a protagonist who, like the author, is a transgender attorney.At first, the death of millionaire businessman Charles Parsons seems like a straightforward suicide. There’s ...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
"Hi, my name is Andrea Bedard, and I am a Diversity and Inclusion Champion!"REALTORS® wear many hats. We have to adapt quickly, problem solve, navigate an ever-changing market and ever-evolving industry, continuously learn and commit to serving our local communities in the best ways possible.My local board of REALTORS®, GCAAR (Greater Capital Association of REALTORS®) challenged its members to become Diversity & Inclusion Champions.I am always eager to take on a challenge that helps me grow personally and professionally. I am proud to say that I leveled up and earned my D&I badge. I am now listed among my local peers (below are just a few):Earning the D&I badge requires the successful completion of a 3-part program: the At Home With Diversity Certification (☑️ in 2017) NAR's Fair Haven ...
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