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2020 

Book Recommendation: Dragonfire by Ted Bell Dragonfire (2020) is the latest suspense novel featuring Lord Alexander Hawke by The New York Times bestselling American author Ted Bell. I enjoyed this novel, which is book #11 in this series, and recommend it and the series for your reading list. Clic...
09/04/2020
Montgomery County Government Labor Day Schedule Montgomery County Government will observe the following holiday schedule for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7: County offices – Closed. Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) - Stores open from noon to 5 p.m. Libraries – Closed.  Montgomery Parks. Recreation – O...
09/04/2020
Setting realistic client expectations for closings is especially important for professionals and servicers taking part in transactions these days.   It's helpful when each professional reinforces the message and conveys a similar message to their clients when housing markets are busy.  Now is suc...
09/04/2020
Message From Montgomery County, Maryland Executive Marc Elrich As you may have heard, earlier this week, Governor Hogan announced that the State could move to Phase 3 of reopening. The Governor’s announcement was both surprising and disappointing because it was not in line with the careful, measu...
09/03/2020
COVID-19 Testing at 45 Sites in Montgomery County, Maryland There are more than 45 sites in Montgomery County where residents can get tested for COVID-19, including County-operated and privately operated sites. There will be County-operating testing at nine sites on the upcoming schedule, but the...
09/03/2020
Free Food Resources for Montgomery County, Maryland Families Please share this information with families who may be food insecure. Many need assistance.     Beavers, National Zoo, Washington, DC USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley PhotographsBeavers are the...
09/03/2020
Gaithersburg CARES Hub Needs Donations  Our CARES Hub is in need of essential items/food for those recovering from COVID-19. diapers, wipes & baby food cereal peanut butter & jelly small bags of rice soup boxed tea small hand sanitizers masks toothpaste & toothbrushes Nutritious snacks for our ar...
09/03/2020
Gaithersburg Recycling Schedule Change for Labor Day Does your recycling day fall on Labor Day? Better listen up! Recycling for residents whose regular recycling day is Mon., Sept. 7 will take place on SATURDAY, Sept 5. On-demand bulk pick up for residents whose regular recycling day is Sept. 7 w...
09/03/2020
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Another interesting story from James Dray...   Leslie Townes was born in Eltham, London, England back in 1903 to William and Avis. In 1908, the family moved to the United States settling in Cleveland, Ohio.  He performed as a street performer to help the family financially when he was twelve.  He...
09/03/2020
It is easy to set aside the problems of the moment when you focus your attention and your camera on a beautiful flower.  Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, RE/MAX Northwest, Harstine Island, Washington's preferred real estate Agent and Broke    Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions...
09/03/2020