Kentlands (Gaithersburg, MD)
About Kentlands (Gaithersburg, MD)
I enjoy daily walks through Kentlands and neighboring Lakelands. When I walk during daylight hours, I enjoy having a camera in hand to capture the colors of the season. The flowers, plants and decorations become my subjects. All of my albums may be viewed on my Facebook page.
By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Understanding Elder AbuseActiveRain blogger Brian England posted a blog about Elder Abuse Awareness. It is an important topic for many seniors and their families.According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), about 1 in 10 Americans aged 60 or older have suffered from at least one type of elder abuse. The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) breaks elder abuse down into 7 different types. Knowing the types of elder abuse can help you protect older adults — especially those living in nursing homes.When someone with power over an elderly person intentionally harms them or puts them at risk of harm, their actions — or lack of action — are considered elder abuse. Elder abuse isn’t just one action or inaction and it can take many forms.The 7 types of elder abuse are: Neglect Physical ab...
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Book Recommendation: Next in Line by Jeffrey ArcherI enjoyed reading Next in Line (2022) by The New York Times Bestselling British author Jeffrey Archer and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this novel. London, 1988. Royal fever sweeps the nation as Britain falls in love with the ‘people’s princess’.Which means for Scotland Yard, the focus is on the elite Royalty Protection Command, and its commanding officer. Entrusted with protecting the most famous family on earth, they quite simply have to be the best. A weak link could spell disaster.Detective Chief Inspector William Warwick and his Scotland Yard squad are sent in to investigate the team. Maverick ex-undercover operative Ross Hogan is charged with a very sensitive—and unique—r...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Fire Pit Safety Tips  Cooler weather often spurs cozy gatherings around the fire pit during the fall season.The Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (DPS) website features safety tips for those who will be using fire pits, fire bowls and chimineas. It is important to utilize the devices in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidance, and to make sure at least one adult is supervising.Fire pits and similar devices should be located at least 10 feet away from a home. It is important to keep a clear area of three feet in diameter around the fire pit. Mulch can catch fire quickly, so be sure and keep the fire pit at least three feet away from any nearby mulch.The DPS fire code compliance team recommends that the devices should not be used on balconies or decks. DPS advises to...
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Spatchcock Oven Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe  Chef Dolores used the My Life in An Apron Spatchcock Oven Roasted Turkey Breast recipe and the turkey was excellent. She suggested sharing this recipe in a blog.  Click on the link to view and print the recipe and notes. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6898Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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‘Christmas on the Farm’ Will Be Hosted Dec. 3-4  “Christmas on the Farm,” a special way to celebrate the holidays in a country setting, will be at the Montgomery Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood on Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 3-4.On each day, the Farm Park, which is located at 18400 Muncaster Rd. in Derwood, will welcome visitors with activities and displays from noon-5 p.m. There is no charge for admission.The celebration will include free cookies and cider, a bake sale of homemade treats, hayrides, a farmhouse tour and an opportunity to see farm animals up close.The event will be hosted by Friends of the Montgomery Agricultural History Farm Park and supported by Montgomery Parks, which is part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.The Agricultural Park looks...
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‘Gift Outside the Box’ Campaign Encouraging Greener Gifting  The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has launched its annual Gift Outside the Box campaign and encouraging people to “gift-greener” this holiday season. Ceremonies in Rockville starting the campaign this week included County Executive Marc Elrich.The annual Gift Outside the Box campaign brings together County agencies and community organizations to promote environmentally friendly gift-giving. The holiday campaign will focus on five areas: Buy Local: Support County and State businesses by purchasing locally made products. Look for the “MoCo Made” label at Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) or other retail stores. Gift Experiences: No need for a box when the gift features event tickets, Montgomery Rec...
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Book Recommendation: 1989 by Val McDermidI enjoyed reading 1989 (2022) an Allie Burns novel by International Best Selling Scottish Author Val McDermid and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this novel. In the new installment to her historical crime series that began with 1979 , internationally bestselling author Val McDermid delivers a propulsive new thriller that finds journalist Allie Burns has become an editor, and as the Cold War and AIDS crisis deliver a nonstop tide of news, most of it bad, a story falls into her lap. And then there's a murder.Hailed as Britain's Queen of Crime, Val McDermid's award-winning, internationally bestselling novels have captivated readers for more than thirty years. In her Allie Burns series, she re...
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