Gaithersburg, MD Real Estate News

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
It's What You See"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." - Henry David Thoreau Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5075Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/4.5, 1/160 sec., ISO-160, 30 mm, No FlashPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs  
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Thankful Pumpkin, a New Family TraditionLynn Carver-Quinn posted this suggestion on Facebook:Want to start a new family tradition that will teach your kids about thankfulness? Every night for the month of October, gather as a family, and add a few items to your Thankful Pumpkin! You'll have a beautiful Thanksgiving decoration!  Colors of Autumn, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Rockville's First National Historic LandmarkThe Frieda Fromm-Reichmann Cottage, which was originally part of the Chestnut Lodge Sanitarium grounds in Rockville, will be celebrated by the Peerless Rockville Historic Preservation organization as the city’s first national historic landmark in an event on Friday. Oct. 1.The event will take place outdoors, under a tent, from 4-6 p.m.at the cottage at 19 Thomas Street in Rockville. A $10 donation is requested from each attendee. Advance registration is required.In January, the Secretary of the Interior designated the Frieda Fromm-Reichmann Cottage as a national historic landmark. It is the first historic landmark in Rockville, earning the national recognition for its association with Dr. Frieda Fromm-Reichmann and her significant contribution...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside GardensDolores and I attended the National Capital Dahlia Society Show at the Visitors Center at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland this afternoon. If you are in the area, you do not want to miss this show. The show is open on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dahlia, Pam Howden, National Capital Dahlia Society Show,Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3044Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Dogfish Head Punkin AleOne of my autumn beer selections was a 6 pack of the Dogfish Head Punkin Ale. This is one that you may wish to try. Drink responsibly. 7% Alc. by Vol. Dogfish Head Punkin Ale  6pk-12oz bottles Delaware- American Brown Ale- 7.0% ABV. Punkin Ale is named after the seriously off-centered southern Delaware extravaganza Punkin Chunkin. A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. BRAND Dogfish Head COUNTRY United States STATE Delaware BEER TYPE Specialty Styles BEER STYLE Pumpkin Ale  Coneflowers + Imagination, Color Edited for our Imagination Series,Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5056 ACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Rail Safety Week in Gaithersburg, MarylandSeptember 20 – 26 is 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.  Dahlia, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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95% of Age 65+ Fully Vaccinated in Montgomery County, Maryland95 percent of Montgomery County, Maryland residents age 65 and older are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 https://buff.ly/3AEgOCX This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  Waterlily Lily Dahlia, Koppertone, Longwood Gardens,Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 5436Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Montgomery County Food Council Seeking Council & Board MembersWe are now accepting applications for new Council and Board of Directors Members. Interested candidates can apply to serve as a Food Council Member and/or Board Member from January 2022- December 2023. More info: https://mocofoodcouncil.org/apply/Please feel free to share widely! This is a Montgomery County Food Council, Maryland announcement. Hydrangea, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG_6090Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Food Distribution Events in Montgomery County, MarylandThere are several food distribution events scheduled this week in Montgomery County. Visit the County's website for details and additional food resources. https://buff.ly/2Zhmnct This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Please share this information with families that may be food insecure. Collarette Dahlia, Pooh, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
City of Gaithersburg Budget SurveyCity residents pay property taxes that, along with other revenue sources, allow us to provide the services and activities that make Gaithersburg such a great place to live. The Mayor and City Council are now in the process of figuring out how to spend your tax dollars for Fiscal Year 2023, and they want to know what YOU think is important. Click here to learn more about our revenues and expenditures, then please take a moment to answer an eight-question survey that is available in both English and Spanish. The survey links will be available through October 17. We’ll present the results at the November 22 Mayor and City Council Meeting. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Incurved Cactus Dahlias, Crazy 4 Jessie,Longwood Gardens, Kennet...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Houwzer Inc)
Just Sold - 190 Hidden Forest Ct, Gaithersburg, MD 20877It's too late for this beauty now.  This lucky homeowner saved over $18,000 selling their home with Houwzer.  This beautiful home featured 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms over 3,744 square feet.  The entry was a split foyer style but the home was a colonial style.  The main floor had a great flow with a wonderful kitchen with ample cabinet and counter space and french doors opening onto a gorgeous deck and rear yard.  Upstairs were 4 bedrooms and upper-level laundry.  But, it sold and for over list price with multiple offers.  Are you thinking about selling your home?  Let a salaried Houwzer listing agent tell you how you can keep more of your equity in your pocket.  And, if you use a salaried Houwzer buyer's agent to purchase your ne...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
National Voter Registration Day, September 28, 2021The Montgomery County Board of Elections (BOE) will provide information tables at select branches of Montgomery County Public Libraries on Tuesday, Sept. 28, in celebration of National Voter Registration Day.The BOE seeks to create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities to reach voters who may not register otherwise and to ensure everyone can vote during next year’s primary gubernatorial elections on June 28, 2022. BOE information tables will be located at the following branches on Sept. 28:  From noon –2 p.m. Marilyn J. Praisner Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville Olney Library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Road, Olney Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville From 5–7 p.m. Connie Morella Library (Bethe...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
City of Gaithersburg Committee VacanciesGet involved!Play an important role in advising the Mayor & City Council on vital issues by joining one of the volunteer committees. For more information visit: https://gburg.md/vacancies This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Azalea, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Incorporating Changes from the Pandemic into Ongoing Operations“Incorporating Changes from the Pandemic into Ongoing Operations” will be the theme from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, when Montgomery County’s COVID-19 Economic Revitalization and Recovery program continues its series of virtual town hall meetings to keep businesses informed on strategies for doing business as the health crisis continues.County Executive Marc Elrich initiated the series of town halls held every other Friday to share timely updates on COVID-19 topics of interest to the business community. The town halls give businesses an opportunity to hear directly from County leaders. Judy Stephenson, the County’s small business navigator, will host the session. She also will provide updates on grant programs available...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Free Groceries, Germantown, Maryland, September 21, 2021Tomorrow!An Upcounty food distribution event is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September  21, 2021 at Germantown Elementary School.For more food resources: https://buff.ly/3hS0eYNThis is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Please share this information with families that may be food insecure.  Rose, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Car Free Day in Montgomery County, September 22, 2021Montgomery County residents are encouraged to participate in “Car Free Day” on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Car Free Day is a worldwide event that encourages traveling in ways that are greener than driving alone, such as walking, riding a bicycle, bus, in a carpool or teleworking. Each registrant also will be eligible for prizes.Car Free Day is a worldwide event that encourages greener methods of travel—meaning ways to get around other than driving alone by car. Commuter Connections hosts Car Free Day in the Washington, D.C. region to bring awareness to the benefits of travel options such as transit, bicycling and walking. The program also encourages telework for people who can work from home.Carpooling and vanpooling count toward the effort....
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Gaithersburg Community Shred and E-Waste Event + Food DriveBring your paper documents and select electronics to our free Community Shredding & Electronics Recycling event on Saturday, October 2, from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park.To maintain physical distancing, staff will remove shredded material directly from your trunk. Click here for a list of what we'll accept. While the service is free, we will gratefully accept the donation of nonperishable food items and diapers for the Gaithersburg HELP food pantry. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.   Dahlias, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA Canon PowerShot G11 Camera Photograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Montgomery County, Maryland E-Scooter Pilot ProgramThe City is participating in the Montgomery County Dockless Vehicle-Sharing Demonstration Project. The County program allows selected companies to deploy dockless e-scooters at no cost to the municipality, while users pay a rental fee for them.In the coming weeks, e-scooters by Bird will be available in four locations: near the train stations in both Olde Towne and Metropolitan Grove, in the Kentlands commercial district, and in the vicinity of Crown and Washingtonian. Free clinics on how to ride the scooters safely are being held in September and October. Read more here. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG_9614Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy Kel...
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Montgomery College to require employees, students to be vaccinatedMontgomery College will require its employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to an announcement from the school on Thursday.All employees must submit proof of being fully vaccinated by Nov. 8. Students must submit proof by Jan. 7, prior to the beginning of the spring semester.The vaccination requirement for students will apply to high school students who take dual enrollment courses at the college.Both staff members and students can apply for a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement. If approved, those people would be required to be tested each week.Montgomery College employs more than 3,000 people and there are about 22,000 students.Read more at the following link: Bethes...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Montgomery County Public Schools Quarantine GuidelinesStudents will now have to quarantine only when a close contact with COVID-19 symptoms tests positive or had a known exposure to someone with COVID-19. The change comes as Montgomery County Public Schools begins rapid testing in school health rooms, which can help schools quickly determine what's COVID-19 and what is just a run-of-the-mill cold symptom. Students can only be tested if parents opt-in to testing. Before this change, any contact of a student who showed symptoms had to be quarantined until test results came back negative. Parents complained that this will keep too many kids home from school unnecessarily. Click on this link to read more: Gaithersburg Patch, Colleen Martin   Scotch Broom, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, ...
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