Gaithersburg, MD Real Estate News

By Roy Kelley
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Monarch Fiesta Month in Montgomery County, MarylandMonarch butterflies, native plants and pollinators will be among the highlights of the September nature programs at parks across Montgomery County offered by Montgomery Parks, which is part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning CommissionThe September program schedule includes: Monarch Fiesta Month. Black Hill Regional Park. Multiple dates: September is all about monarch butterflies among the Black Hill Nature Programs. Special monarch-themed programs will be offered throughout the month. See a monarch butterfly up close or go on an insect hunt. Registration is required for all attending. Pawpaw and Pollinators Festival. Multiple locations. Multiple dates: Throughout the month, Montgomery Parks’ nature centers are celebrati...
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By Roy Kelley
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Fall Prevention Workshops, Montgomery County, MarylandSeptember is “National Falls Prevention Month” and Montgomery County Recreation throughout the month will be offering multiple free activities and information sessions for seniors to increase awareness of falls. The programs will be available at a variety of facilities.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that falls are a threat to the health of older adults and can reduce their ability to remain independent. The free workshops will offer fun activities as well as education sessions and home assessments.Registration information and additional details about each program is available at http://activemontgomery.org/. Enter the course number in the search box to access a particular program.The schedule for September i...
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Montgomery County Public Schools New Quarantine RequirementsMontgomery County Public Schools announced more restrictive quarantine guidelines for unvaccinated students possibly exposed to COVID-19.The new guidelines require students to be moved into quarantine when they are determined to have been in “close contact” with someone who exhibits a COVID-19 symptom or symptoms. They will have to stay in quarantine until the symptomatic student returns a negative coronavirus test or receives an alternate diagnosis from a doctor. Without a negative test or alternate diagnosis, all students will be required to quarantine for 10 days.Previously, students were required to quarantine only if they were in close contact with someone who had tested positive or tested positive themselves.The symptoms ...
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By Roy Kelley
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Thousands of Montgomery County, Maryland Renters in ArrearsThe Montgomery County Renters Alliance estimates that anywhere from 15,000 to 30,000 renters countywide are in arrears, meaning they owe rent.The Supreme Court ruled that the CDC can issue requirements for landlords that directly reduce the spread of the coronavirus, like “inspection, fumigation, disinfection, sanitation, pest extermination, and destruction of contaminated animals and articles.” But it can’t prevent evictions. The court’s decision will likely affect those who were depending on the moratorium as a legal defense in court during landlord-tenant cases.The county is distributing more than $2 million per week in assistance  and officials hope they can reach the 65% threshold of $31 million in federal funds, as require...
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By Roy Kelley
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2020 Census Data, Montgomery County, MarylandThe County officially reached over 1 million people in 2020.Once again Germantown is the largest Census Designated Place (CDP) in the County with 91,249 residents which represents a 6% ten-year growth rate.Top 6 CDPs in Montgomery County Germantown - 91,249 Silver Spring - 81,015 Gaithersburg - 69,657 Bethesda - 68,056 Rockville - 67,117 Wheaton - 52,150  2020 Upcounty Population  10 year Growth RateGermantown        91,249         6%Gaithersburg        69,657       16%Mont. Village        34,893         9%Clarksburg           29,051      111%Damascus           17,224        13%Poolesville            5,742           9%Both Gaithersburg and Damascus experienced double-digit growth. As growth in Germantown level off to 6%, Clarksburg population...
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Gaithersburg Labor Day Picnic and Fireworks, Sunday, Sept. 5Celebrate our everyday working heroes with a magnificent Labor Day Picnic and Fireworks display at Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm on Sunday, September 5, 2021 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.Bring a picnic dinner or check out our selection of fabulous food trucks. DJ Phil kicks off the stage entertainment at 5:30 p.m., followed by performances of the De Colores Mexican Folk Dance Company, Avirah Israeli Dance Company, and the Gaithersburg High School Pep Band. Enjoy strolling entertainment throughout the event. Glow items will be available for purchase.At approximately 8 p.m., a spectacular fireworks display will light up the night. We ask that attendees please wear facemasks to help keep everyone safe, and please social distance from othe...
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By Roy Kelley
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Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Extended In MarylandThe spotted lanternfly continues to plague northeastern Maryland, leading the state secretary of agriculture to extend a quarantine order first issued two years ago for Harford and Cecil counties. The Maryland Extension Service and the Maryland Department of Agriculture urge residents to report lanternfly sightings and take steps to reduce the spread of the invasive sap-feeding plant pests. "The spotted lanternfly is on the move this year," says Kenton Sumpter, the MDA entomologist leading the state's lanternfly response. "Last year, we saw them largely confined to Cecil and Harford counties, as well as Hagerstown city. This year we have seen expansions into Kent County, (and) the Hagerstown population has moved south toward Boonsboro an...
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By Roy Kelley
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Montgomery County, Maryland Labor Day ScheduleThe Montgomery County Government will observe the following schedule changes for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 6: County offices – Closed. State offices and courts – Closed. Libraries – Closed. County-operated COVID-19 vaccination and testing centers—Closed Sunday, Sept. 5, and Monday, Sept. 6.  Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) – All stores open from noon-5 p.m. Ride On and Flash Service – Operating on Sunday schedule (click on a route number). Ride On Flex – In service; Ride On extRa – Not in service Metrorail and Metrobus – Information available here. MARC Train and Commuter Bus – Information available at https://www.mta.maryland.gov/service-for-labor-day TRiPS Commuter Store at Silver Spring Transit Center – Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. TR...
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By Roy Kelley
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Gaithersburg Labor Day Closures and RecyclingIn observance of Labor Day, most City facilities will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2021 with the exception of the Miniature Golf Course (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.), Water Park (Noon to 5 p.m. for City Residents and Aquatics Members ONLY), and Police Department Administrative Offices (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.).The collection of recycled materials for residents whose regular recycling day is Monday, September 6, will take place on the PRECEDING Saturday, September 4.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Water Lily, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
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The Great Gaithersburg Pumpkin-Off Regional Recipe ContestCalling all pumpkin lovers! It’s time to dust off your pumpkin spice & show us what you’ve got! Submit your best pumpkin-based recipe to the first ever Great Gaithersburg Pumpkin-Off for your chance to be named the Great Pumpkin of Gaithersburg. The winner will receive a Gaithersburg prize package, a blue ribbon & title of Great Gaithersburg Pumpkin-Off Champion.This contest is open to adults, age 18 & over, located within driving distance of Gaithersburg, MD. Find the entry form, rules, judging criteria & regulations by visiting http://gburg.md/PumpkinEntry. Contact LetsCook@gaithersburgmd.gov with any questions. DATE EVENT September 10, 2021 Recipe submissions due September 24, 2021 Finalists announced October 7, 2021 Finalist ...
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By Roy Kelley
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Kentlands Newcomers Coffee, Saturday, September 11thNewcomers Coffee will be held at the Clubhouse Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. We encourage newer residents to come and meet their fellow neighbors! All are welcome to attend.Register here. This is a Kentlands Citizens Assembly announcement. Daylily, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 8738Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Maryland’s $1 Million VaxU Scholarship Promotion for 12-17-Year-OldsSeveral days remain in Maryland’s $1 million VaxU Scholarship Promotion, an incentive program to encourage 12-17-year-olds to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The initiative, jointly administered by the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), has provided $50,000 scholarships to 20 winners through weekly random drawings.According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 67 percent of the State’s 12-17-year-olds have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Those vaccinated became eligible for the lottery drawings. Two winners have been selected each week. The final drawing will be on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6CDC data s...
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By Roy Kelley
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Movie Night in Kentlands: Friday, September 10thBring your chairs and blankets and come out for a night of family fun! Raya and the Last Dragon will be shown on the Clubhouse lawn Friday, September 10, 2021 around 7:30 p.m.  *Registration not required. This is a Kentlands Citizens Assembly announcement.  Sedum, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 8737Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
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9th Annual Rockville Arts Festival, September 4-5, 2021We’re thrilled to bring the Rockville Arts Festival back to Rockville, Maryland on September 4-5, 2021, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Festival celebrates outstanding visual artists, live music and cultural performances, and art demonstrations by VisArts’ professional artists.Visit and shop at our free, two-day, outdoor festival featuring 140 fine art and fine craft artisans in Rockville Town Square (Maryland Avenue & East Middle Lane). We close the streets to traffic and turn the area into a pedestrian-only thoroughfare for art and fun! Whether you’re shopping for a unique gift or looking for something special for yourself, you’ll find it at the Festival, where artists and artisans from 22 states showcase their one-of-a-kind creations at ev...
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By Roy Kelley
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Kentlands End of Season Dog SwimJoin your neighbors and their furry friends for the annual Kentlands dog swim Monday, September 6, 2021 at 6 p.m. Dogs will be permitted to swim in the pool after 6 p.m. as this signals the end of the season. *Registration not required. This is a Kentlands Citizens Assembly announcement.  Butterfly, Monticello Photowalk, Charlottesville, Virginia USACanon Powershot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
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The 28th Kentlands/Lakelands 5k Run/Walk and Kids Fun RunSaturday, September 4Parking Restrictions on Race Day:No Parking on Affected Streets 12:01 a.m. – 12 p.m. September 4, 2021No Driving on or Through the Race Course 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.City of Gaithersburg Towing Policy Will Mean a Ticket and Towing Fee to You if Vehicles areLeft on the Course after Midnight.IF TOWED CALL: MORTON’S TOWING at (301) 330-1170Towing fees and storage costs begin at $211 with additional charges of $65 per day. In addition, the City of Gaithersburg parking citation is $60.00The Races start and end on Main Street & Market Street East/West, between Market Street Plaza and the Courts of Devon, and finish on Main Street at Market Street East. The 5K Merchant Expo Festival and Awards Ceremony will take place immed...
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By Roy Kelley
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Gaithersburg Mail In Ballot ApplicationsMail-in Ballot Applications are being mailed out this week. Any registered voter may request a Mail-in Ballot for any reason. You may also request a Mail-in Ballot online or at City Hall during normal business hours. Learn more: https://gburg.md/ElectionsThis is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Lily, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 4577Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
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Montgomery County Friendship Picnic, September 19th The Montgomery County Committee Against Hate and Violence invites the community to the Montgomery County Friendship Picnic taking place Sunday, Sept. 19 from noon – 5 p.m. at the Wheaton Regional Park located at 2000 Shorefield Road. The free event brings people of diverse cultures and faiths together to make new friends and discuss ways to build a stronger community. All are welcome to this celebration, which includes traditional, Kosher, Halal, and vegetarian lunch options. There will be a wide range of activities for children and adults including musical performances, train rides, carousel, Zumba, COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, and more.In addition to the recreation activities, there will be opportunities for small group convers...
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By Roy Kelley
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New Crisis Response Teams in Montgomery County, MarylandTwo new crisis and outreach response teams launched in Montgomery County on Monday morning to help residents facing mental health problems.Rolando Santiago, the county’s chief of behavioral health and crisis services, said a $1.9 million Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant will fund six positions for two years. Each new response team will have three members.The grant covers the cost of the six new positions. The county is using existing office space, Santiago said. Until now, the county has had one 24/7 response team based in Rockville.The grant will expand that effort, adding one team in Silver Spring and one in Germantown, working from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. from Monday to Friday. They will consist of  “pee...
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By Roy Kelley
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New Public Murals Celebrate Reopening the Arts Eight local artists installed 10 temporary murals across Montgomery County promoting the safe reopening of the local creative economy and cultural industry! Commissioned by the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) through its Public Arts Trust program, #ArtHappensHere features County-based artists: Robert Cohen, Felisa Federman, Sandra Perez-Ramos, Arlette Jassel, Dinah Myers-Schroeder, Liliane Blom, Martina Sestakova, and Marcie Wolf-Hubbard.  Each original mural encourages residents and visitors to reengage with the creative sector and return to their favorite cultural events, venues, and pastimes. “Efforts to reconnect with audiences far and wide are vital,” said Suzan Jenkins, CEO of the Arts and Humanities Council. ...
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