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County Launches Electric Vehicle Purchasing Cooperative Pilot Program Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich issued a challenge to County residents and businesses to “Lead the EV Charge” by pledging to buy electric vehicles as the County launched the Washington Region’s first Electric Vehicle (EV) Purchasing Cooperative pilot program. The initiative is designed to accelerate the adoption of EVs by the public in an effort to reach the County’s Climate Action Plan goal of an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2027 and a 100 percent reduction by 2035.“If we are to achieve our Climate Action Plan goal of zero emissions by 2035, we will need to completely transition our transportation system away from fossil fuels, and we need to start right away,” County Executive Elrich s...
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Fair Housing Survey, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments has been asked by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to find out about the problems people face when looking for housing. HUD uses this info to make sure everyone in and around DC has a chance to live in a safe & affordable home. We have joined in this regional effort to gather info about impediments to fair housing. Please take brief survey here: https://gburg.md/3rtG2jZ to share your thoughts!This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Tulips, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 0914Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Art League of Germantown Juried Exhibition Now at Kentlands MansionThe 9th annual juried multimedia exhibition of artwork from the members of the Art League of Germantown (ALOG) is now on display through March 27 at Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg. Viewing of the exhibit sponsored by Gaithersburg’s Arts on the Green is by appointment only, Monday through Friday.Artist and teacher Michael F. Shibley juried the exhibition that contains 56 pieces by 22 artists.Kentlands Mansion is located at 320 Kent Square Rd. in Gaithersburg.Should it be deemed safe to do so, a joint artist reception for both the ALOG exhibit at Kentlands Mansion and the Abstract Explosion exhibit at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17.Face masks are required inside all City of...
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City of Gaithersburg Community Service & Educational Support Grants The portal to apply for City of Gaithersburg Community Service and School-Based Nonprofit Grants for FY23 opens on February 1 and closes on March 1, 2022.Grants are available to schools and qualified nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations to address the human service, educational and community needs of City residents. Funding recommendations are made to the Mayor and City Council as part of the FY23 budget process. A mandatory virtual training is scheduled for Monday, January 24 at 10 a.m. Click here for more information.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 0906Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
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Montgomery County Youth Climate Summit, Mar. 5th Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will hold its first-ever Youth Climate Summit for high school students on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville. The summit program was developed after MCPS recognized increased student interest in climate action.The summit will be a full-day conference designed to educate high school students about climate change and equip them with the tools to develop climate projects in their communities. The summit will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m.The Summit will conclude with participants being mentored through the process of writing a climate action plan—a project outline they can implement in their school or community.At the Youth Climate Summit, students can...
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Mask Mandate Extended in Montgomery County, Maryland  Sitting as the Board of Health, the Montgomery County Council voted to extend the mandate that masks be worn inside all publicly accessible spaces through February 21, 2022. The new regulation went into effect as of 12 a.m. on January 26. This regulation could end sooner if the CDC lists the following indicators as both below high levels and trending downward for seven consecutive days in Montgomery County: a) the number of cases per 100,000 residents in the past seven days; b) the test positivity rate; and c) the COVID-related hospital bed utilization case rate. The Board of Health will confer with local public health officials weekly to review the status. Read more here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Tulips,...
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The Southern Lady Cooks Beer Bread with Raisins and Cheese RecipeChef Dolores used The Southern Lady Cooks Beer Bread with Raisins and Cheese Recipe and we really enjoyed the bread. You may wish to give it a try. Click on the link to view and print the recipe and to enjoy other recipes by The Southern Lady Cooks.  Butterfly Bush, Buddleja davidii, also called summer lilac, or orange eye, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 8831Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Free Groceries, Montgomery Village, MD, Fri., Jan. 28, 2022The next distribution of free groceries will be TOMORROW from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Apple Ridge Recreation Area in Montgomery Village. The Upcounty Hub posted this announcement. Please share this information with families that may be food insecure.  Orchid, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 6830Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Beer Recommendation: The Truth by Flying Dog BreweryChef Dolores asked if we had a good India Pale Ale to go with the lunch she was serving at home. I selected an old favorite, The Truth Imperial IPA from Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Maryland. If you like IPAs, this is a good one for your shopping list. Drink responsibly. 8.7% Alc. by Vol. Click on the link to visit the website.Over 3 years in the making, The Truth was scientifically engineered to be the holy grail for IPA lovers. With big pine notes and stone fruit underpinnings, our brewers concocted a hop blend so aromatic, so complex, that you’ll almost forget you’re drinking an 8.7% Imperial. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 8834Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Book Recommendation: Body in the Garden by Katharine SchellmanBody in the Garden (2020) by Katharine Schellman is the first novel of the Lily Adler mystery series, in the setting of London in 1815. Dolores and I enjoyed her first two books in this series and recommend them for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book. My name is Katharine, and some of the people I know call me that. (People named Katharine tend to collect nicknames.)Though I started my career in political consulting and stage performance, I’ve been writing stories for as long as I can remember. My debut historical mystery, The Body in the Garden, a whodunnit set in Regency England featuring amateur sleuth Lily Adler, was named a Suspense Magazine Best Book of 2020.You can meet L...
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Casey Winter Farmers Market, Gaithersburg, Maryland Monthly Winter Markets at Casey Community Center continue on Thursday January 27. Scenic View Orchards will have a limited supply of in-season Florida oranges. The market will also have eggs, locally sourced meats, cakes, pies and cookies, distilled spirits, pre-mixed Jollof rice, and a variety of seasonal produce.Look for more Casey markets on February 17, March 17 and April 22, weather permitting. The Main Street Farmers Market in Kentlands is open Saturdays year round. Stay up to date on all market news by following our Facebook page here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Tulips, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 0898Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Ph...
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Nominations Sought for City of Gaithersburg Environmental Awards Nominations are now being accepted for the City of Gaithersburg 2022 Environmental Awards, an annual program that recognizes individuals and groups for their commitment to the environment.This year the selection committee is particularly interested in seeing examples of environmental stewardship while overcoming challenges brought on by the pandemic. City residents, businesses, neighborhood associations, and organizations within Gaithersburg’s City limits are eligible. Nomination forms are available online. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 4.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.   Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 8835Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolore...
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Book Recommendation: The Devil Amongst the Lawyers by Sharyn McCrumbThe Devil Amongst the Lawyers (2010) by Sharyn McCrumb takes you back to the times of 1935 for a murder trial in far western Virginia. This is an interesting novel for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about this book and the author. Sharyn McCrumb is an award-winning Southern writer, best known for her Appalachian "Ballad" novels, set in the North Carolina/Tennessee mountains, including the New York Times Best Sellers : The Ballad of Tom Dooley, She Walks These Hills and The Rosewood Casket.Her books are frequently used in One Community/One Book programs, most recently The Ballad of Frankie Silver by the town of Gallatin TN and Volunteer State College, and The Devil Amongst the Lawyers in Winchester V...
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Beer Recommendation: Flying Dog Raging Bitch Belgian IPAChef Dolores served tomato soup and a side of freshly baked beer bread for our lunch at home. I will share the beer bread recipe in another post. Our beer selection was Raging Bitch Belgian IPA from Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Maryland. Click on the link to learn more about this selection and the other outstanding brews from one of our favorite breweries. Drink responsibly: 8.3% Alc. by Vol.An anything-but-delicate blend of the sharp hoppiness of an American IPA and the fruity, funkiness of Belgian yeast which creates an incredibly aromatic beer bursting with flavorful notes of crisp grapefruit, woodsy pine, and exotic mango.  Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 6811Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotogr...
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Gaithersburg Bulk Pick Up in Kentlands Requires Scheduling To schedule, call 301-258-6370, Monday - Friday, 7 am - 4 pm, or click here to learn more and schedule online.The City of Gaithersburg provides scheduled bulk trash pick-up for Kentlands single-family homes and townhouses (not condominiums) for items the community’s trash collector will not accept. Condominium owners/residents must contact their management company.Plan ahead!  You must schedule pick up on any one of Kentlands’ recycling days (only Thursdays) by appointment only. The City will process your request, requiring two (2) business days, and will provide confirmation.  DO NOT place bulk items out for pick up until you receive confirmation.  Regular recycling will not pick up bulk items. To know where to place bulk items...
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Free Groceries Distribution, Germantown, MD, Tues., Jan. 25A distribution of free groceries is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at the Germantown Elementary School in Germantown, Maryland.This announcement was posted by The Upcounty Hub. Please share this information with families that may be food insecure.  Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 8640Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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American Rescue Plan: Housing & Utilities Assistance in MarylandSeveral programs are currently available to assist with housing and utilities thanks to federal funding made available by the American Rescue Plan: For renters who face eviction or are having trouble paying rent each month: The Emergency Rental Assistance Program is currently accepting new applicants in several jurisdictions across the state. Click here to learn more or apply.  For homeowners struggling to keep up with mortgage payments due to financial hardship: The Maryland Homeowner Assistance Fund is now accepting applications. Click here to learn more or apply. For those facing utility shutoff or having difficulty keeping up with their utility bills: The Office of Home Energy Programs received an additional $140 millio...
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Why We Should Be Wearing N95 Masks N95 respirators have long been the best disposable face coverings for protection against airborne viruses, but until recently, they were scarce. When worn properly, N95s can filter out at least 95 percent of particles in the air, including the virus that causes covid-19. Only pricey air-purifying respirators or hazmat suits offer better protection. Straps around the crown of the head and below the ears are crucial to ensure the respirator fits tightly. A flexible nose clamp helps form a tight seal. Fit is critical so that air flows through the mask and not around the edges. Learn more: The Washington Post    Straps around the crown of the head and below the ears are crucial to ensure the respirator fits tightly. A flexible nose clamp helps form a tight...
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Book Recommendation: Under Occupation by Alan FurstUnder Occupation (2019) by Alan Furst is a fast reading espionage thriller for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book. Alan Furst, widely recognized as the master of the historical spy novel, is the author of A Hero of France, Midnight in Europe, Mission to Paris, and many other bestsellers. Born in New York, he lived for many years in Paris, and now lives on Long Island.Goodreads Review of Under OccupationFrom the master of espionage and intrigue, this novel about heroic resistance fighters in 1942 occupied Paris is based on true events of Polish prisoners in Nazi Germany, who smuggled valuable intelligence to Paris and the resistance.Occupied Paris in 1942, a dark, treacherous city now ruled...
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Don't Leave Your Dog in a Freezing VehicleDidn't think we would have to tell you this but...Leaving your dog in a freezing car can be just as dangerous as leaving them in a hot car. Just like your car can act as an oven in the hot sun, it can act as a fridge in the winter. Please leave your fluffy bud at homeThis is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 8647Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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