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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Driveway-Paving Scams Warning As the warm weather approaches, the Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) is warning homeowners about driveway-paving scammers who typically look to exploit them in spring. These scammers are a common problem not only in Montgomery County, but also across Maryland. Homeowners should be aware and take appropriate measures to avoid falling victim to it.In the last year, OCP has been taking measures against individuals who performed unlicensed home improvement work, particularly those who conducted driveway paving. As a result, civil and criminal charges have been issued against them, and several have been issued arrest warrants. OCP also has managed to suspend all websites associated with these criminals, either permanently or temporarily, thr...
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Art is Ageless Exhibit in GaithersburgCelebrate aging with the Art is Ageless juried exhibition at the Benjamin Gaither Center through June 30. This unique exhibit features 28 two-dimensional artworks by artists of all ages that raise awareness of ageism in society and advance positive age beliefs. Meet the artists at a free reception and panel discussion on positive aging on Saturday, April 27 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Learn more here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Lilies, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 4322Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Gaithersburg Arts Barn Call to Artists The Arts Barn is seeking artwork for the Fiscal Year 2025 season brochure and related marketing materials. Artwork should prominently feature the diverse arts that are shared and celebrated at the Arts Barn. Submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3.Learn more and apply here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 4341Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Gaithersburg Book Festival Volunteers Needed VOLUNTEER Sign up for a day full of books, authors, and fun! Saturday, May 18, 2024! The Gaithersburg Book Festival is an enormous undertaking that would not be possible without the generous assistance of numerous volunteers. We have many volunteer opportunities associated with putting on this world-class event. Please see the job descriptions below, and if you are interested is helping, fill out the Volunteer Sign-up Form by clicking the link below. SSL and PAU hours are available. Please note the following two requirements for volunteering at GBF: You must be age 16 or older  You must attend a volunteer training in early May (multiple session options will be offered) If you have questions about volunteering, please email Kathleen Benson at ...
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Peter Chang Gaithersburg Offers Chinese-Style TapasThe region's newest Peter Chang restaurant will hold its grand opening April 18 in Gaithersburg with a Chinese tapas-style menu of small, shareable plates offered.Peter Chang Gaithersburg is located at 637 N. Frederick Ave. in what had been Ichiban RestaurantChef's special items on the Gaithersburg location's menu include: Chengdu garlic steamed pork, Xi'an cold-skin noodles, Chengdu spicy mouth-watering chicken and Sichuan beef jerky.Click here to learn more. Dahlia, National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3065Canon 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 )
What is Provo Utah Known For? Mountains, Brigham Young University, and Mormons, (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, shortened version: LDS).Over the years, Provo Utah has grown into the second largest city in Utah. Salt Lake City is the largest city in Utah. Mormon Culture in Provo While over 93% of Provo Utah are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, there are still people who are not members of the church who love to live here in Provo. There are other Christian domination churches in Provo. Catholics have churches in Provo and there is also a Buddhist Monastery. Utah itself is ranked by the Gallop Poll as the most religious state which can be quite surprising when you think of the southern bible belt. Provo is ranked as the most religiou...
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By Christopher Nelson, Montgomery County, PA - Realtor
(GenStone Realty)
Philadelphia, known as the City of Brotherly Love, is a destination rich in history, culture, and vibrant energy. As the first UNESCO World Heritage City in the United States, Philadelphia holds a special place in the nation's history as the birthplace of the United States. From the iconic Liberty Bell to the historic Independence Hall, visitors can immerse themselves in the country's founding and explore the city's rich American heritage. But Philadelphia is not just about its historical significance. The city has evolved into a modern metropolis with a thriving arts scene, a diverse food culture, and a vibrant nightlife. From top-notch art galleries to world-class museums, from authentic Philly cheesesteaks to trendy cafes, Philadelphia offers something for everyone. In this blog, we ...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Going Solar in Montgomery County Montgomery County is going solar! We're converting facilities to clean energy thanks to a $790K state grant. Imagine reducing emissions equivalent to taking 968 cars off the road for a year! We're shining a light on sustainability this Earth Month! https://ow.ly/64AJ50RfQGkThis is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  African Daisy, Arctotis, 'Kleat12610', Opera Rose, Longwood Gardens,Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 6856Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Aslan Realty Advisors, LLC, Staying a step ahead with Pride!
The Transportation Triangle includes rural regions of Collier, Lee and Hendry counties.General area: From the intersection of SR 80 and SR 82 go southeast to State Road 29, then north to LaBelle and then back west toward Fort Myers.DOT Powerpoint
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Things About Texas You Might Not Know:u The triangular region framed in by the cities of Austin, Dallas–Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio is experiencing a wave of growth of historic proportions more than anywhere in the world. u In 2020, the population of the Texas Triangle reached nearly 21 million.u The Texas Triangle contains five of the 20 largest cities in the U.S., and was home to more than 70% of all Texans: City of Dallas, City of Fort Worth, City of Austin, City of Houston and City of San Antonio.u The Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is bigger than all of Manhattan. u The University of Texas at Austin is the third largest land owner in the United States.u San Antonio is bigger than New York City and Detroit combined. u Four of the top ten metro statistical are...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Last Monday on April 8th, 2024 the whole country was obsessed with the solar eclipse! I’ve read many posts where school classes, businesses, the general public and just about everyone took time to witness this phenomenon. What an opportunity! The next one won’t be visible until 2044. The general consensus was it was utterly amazing!Canyon Creek Elementary (The Comets) took full advantage of the teaching moment for its students and I was thrilled to hear the excitement they witnessed.“We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.”Thich Nhat Hanh  
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
The very first Earth Day took place back in April of 1970. It has been officially recognized on April 22nd of every year since. What began as a simple way to bring awareness to our role in the health of our planet has grown into a nationwide campaign. Each year's festivities get bigger and bigger. Since April 22nd falls on a Monday this year, organizers of Ventura Earth Day 2024 decided to hold this year's event on the Saturday before.What: Ventura Earth Day Celebration 2024Where: Plaza Park on Thompson Blvd.When: Saturday, April 20th, 11 am to 4 pmAdmission: FREEVentura Earth Day Celebration 2024The City of Ventura partnered with the Merito Foundation to host this year's Earth Day event here in Ventura. The Multicultural Education for Resources Issues Threatening Oceans Foundation (aka...
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
(TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE)
It’s that time again, the annual Blueberry Festival held at the Brownwood Paddock Square from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm on April 19th, 2024.  Market vendors there will be 68 of them, food at least 7 vendors along with all the restaurants surrounding the square.  There will be all kinds of entertainment going on from 4:00 until 9:00 with the main stage featuring Slickwood, this from their website:A stylistically unique Country Band from day one, the members of Slickwood have been singing, performing, and playing in sync as if they’d been together their entire musical careers. Throughout the course of the band’s union, they have won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life; performing at a variety of venues, making loads of public appearances, all the while recording new music. ...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Yesterday Beckett (#4) was ready to “play ball” with her Smurf’s team game at 9 am at the NAO (North Austin Optimist ) fields in Austin! A perfect day with blue sky, sun and a breeze! I love going to her games and supporting her interests! I was so proud of the girls as they are really playing well together. Practicing their plays, fielding, pitching and hitting really paid off in yesterday’s game! They were on fire and beat their opponent easily. Their excitement was evident with their cheering from the dugout during the game.The coach is one of the teammates mom and she played softball for Harvard! Hudson always comes to the games to support his sister. I looked around as he wasn’t sitting by me anymore....look where I found him! He had a bird's view by home plate! “Keep your eye on ...
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By John Turner-McClelland, Real estate agent serving Greensboro
(Century 21 Total Real Estate Solutions)
Unveiling a Gem: History and Adventure in Madison, NCMadison, North Carolina, nestled amidst the rolling hills of Rockingham County, is a town that whispers tales of the past while beckoning with outdoor adventures. Whether you're a history buff seeking a bygone era or an explorer craving fresh air, Madison offers a unique blend of experiences.A Tobacco Legacy: From Humble Beginnings to Bustling HubMadison's story starts in the 18th century. Originally christened with the rather macabre name "Deadwood," the town found new life when it was named after President James Madison. The 19th century saw Madison flourish as a major tobacco manufacturing center, thanks to its location where the Mayo and Dan Rivers meet. Up to 50 tobacco plants thrived here, making it the world's largest producer ...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Bloom Garden and Art FestivalSunday, April 21, 2024 , 10:00am-4:00pmSaturday, April 20, 2024, 10:00am-4:00pmHolo holo Ward Centre for Bloom! Garden & Art Festival on April 20th & 21st at East Village Shops in Ward Centre. From 10am to 4pm each day, discover flower and plant displays, shop for handcrafted goods, pottery, and more! PRICE:FreeLOCATION:Ward Centre (Genki Sushi side) and East Village Shops (former Pier1)1170 Auahi StHonolulu, HI  For expert Real Estate Sales and Pet Friendly Property ManagementIn Honolulu, HawaiiCONTACT HI Pro Realty TODAY! 
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Rev up your engines, Auburn! Today’s Downtown Cruise-In Car Show was an absolute blast! With over 100 gleaming vehicles on display, the streets were alive with the roar of engines and the shine of chrome. But that’s not all – the excitement reached fever pitch with a thrilling boxwood derby race, giveaways, and more!As one of the top realtors in Auburn, AL, I’ve got my finger on the pulse of this vibrant community, including all the coolest events like today’s car show. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, properties in Auburn, trust me to guide you through the process with expertise and care.Ready to make your move in Auburn?  Don’t miss out on the excitement this city has to offer! Contact me today for all your real estate needs. Let’s find your dream home together!#berkshirehathaw...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
RedStone - Highland Games and Festival - St George Utah It's happening now at Sandtown Park on Bluff Street in St. George, Utah. A community driven festival celebrating the Highland Games athletics - as well as Scottish  & Family Heritage.​Taking center field, Utah Heavy Athletics will host the thrilling "Strongman" & "Highland Games" competitions.  Time to cheer as the kilted athletes unleash their might sending giant caber poles, stones, hammers & weights flying!   ​​So. . . Get your kilt on!  See you at the games! Celebrate the thrill & excitement of the ancient Highland Games, athletics, clans, bagpipes and vendors. For the 2024 Games, RedStone will again host the thundering sounds of the SALT LAKE SCOTS along with the  melodic celtic Band WOODEN TANTRUM And new this year.... SWAGGE...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
It's A Sad DayThe Titus and Philemon comic strip had not appeared in our newspaper (The Minot Daily News) for three days so I called up the paper to see if there was a problem. Yes there was. I was told by the editor that the parent company that owns the paper decided it no longer fit their format and it was discontinued.That's not cool! It was a blow to Timmothy. After 3 years of providing them his cartoon every day (for free) they dropped him.Considering the Minot Daily News keeps getting thinner and it's circulation is about a forth of what it was 10 years ago you wouldn't think they would drop FREE local art.Guess who will not be renewing their subscription?While we are thankful that they did run Timmothy's strip for three years it was rotten for them to drop it without warning. Oh ...
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By Katerina Gasset, Amplify Your Real Estate & Life Dreams!
(The Gasset Group & Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
Chubby Baker in Orem, which is right next to Provo Utah is my recent discovery of the best place to get your sugar fix! They even have a sign in their window that says they are your ‘sugar dealer’. Oh my… their donuts are delicious… and I don’t even favor donuts! The only donut I tell people I will eat is a Krispy Kreme glazed donut, and ONLY when the RED Hot light is on. But … I just changed my mind! Chubby Baker donuts are so soft and delicious. Their flavors are not your typical donut flavors. Chubby Baker makes regular donuts but their claim to fame are their filled donuts and the fact they are home-made fresh. This bakery is a fusion of Asian and American ingredients and flavors. My filled donut favorites are the following: Hot Guava — Yummy with a touch of heat. Just enough to say...
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