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Rental Assistance for Montgomery County, Maryland Residents The fourth phase of the #COVID19 rent relief program has reopened for applications from eligible Montgomery County renters. The program provides financial assistance for tenants that have experienced a financial hardship due to the pandemic. @MoCoDHHShttp://ow.ly/MbFn50K6hRQThe fourth phase of the COVID-19 rent relief has reopened for applications from eligible Montgomery County renters who either did not fully complete their previously submitted application or seek to submit a new application for review. The previous deadline was June 30.  The program provides financial assistance for tenants that have experienced a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is administered by the County’s Department of Healt...
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Afro Latino Festival is this Sunday, July 31, 2022 This weekend in #SilverSpring: The Afro Latino Festival is this Sunday, July 31 from 1 - 9 p.m. at Veterans Plaza! The event will feature authentic foods, music, arts, performances, salsa lessons, and more.Details http://ow.ly/YhZV50K4lAGThis is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1433Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Bon Appetit Cranberry-Cornmeal Quick Bread Recipe Chef Dolores uses the Bon Appetit Cranberry-Cornmeal Quick Bread Recipe and it has become one of our favorites. This is a recipe that you will definitely want to try. Click on the link to view and print the recipe. Hibiscus, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1426Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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City of Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade Group Registration After a 2 year hiatus, the ever-popular Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade returns to the streets of Olde Towne on Monday, September 5, 2022, at 1 p.m. Are you interested in participating? We are looking for community groups & other organizations to march in this historic parade. It’s a great way to be involved in the community and to get your group noticed, plus your unit might even win a special award!   Visit https://gburg.md/labordayparade to register your group today! This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1432Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Book Recommendation: Five Decembers by James KestrelDolores and I enjoyed reading Five Decembers (2021) by author James Kestrel and recommend this novel for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book. In this novel of World War II, an American police detective trapped while trailing a killer overseas struggles to survive with only the help of a total stranger and his daughter, who risk their lives to protect him.December 1941. America teeters on the brink of war, and in Honolulu, Hawaii, police detective Joe McGrady is assigned to investigate a homicide that will change his life forever. Because the trail of murder he uncovers will lead him across the Pacific, far from home and the woman he loves; and though the U.S. doesn't know it yet, a Japanes...
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Montgomery County Public Schools Summer Meals ProgramMontgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and The Division of Food & Nutrition Services are providing Bulk Meal Kits to youth under the age of 18. Boxes will be distributed on Fridays from 10 a.m. to Noon at Francis Scott Key Middle School, and Richard Montgomery and Seneca Valley High Schools. Boxes are available on a first come first served basis and provide a total of five breakfasts and five lunches. The program runs through Friday, August 26, 2022.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1429Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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National Night Out, Gaithersburg, Maryland, August 2, 2022 National Night Out, Tuesday, August 2, 2022 Several Gaithersburg neighborhoods are joining communities across the country to participate in the Annual National Night Out (NNO) Against Crime campaign. On Tuesday, August 2, these neighborhoods will hold events to increase drug prevention awareness, generate support for anti-crime programs, encourage residents to be involved in their communities, and send a message that neighborhoods and businesses are organized to fight back against crime. The NNO programs help bring together residents, law enforcement agencies, local officials, civic groups, and neighborhood organizations. Participating neighborhoods include: Bennington (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.)Large grassy area bordered by Longdraft Ro...
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Montgomery County, Maryland Reaches ‘High’ Level for COVID-19Montgomery County, Maryland is currently classifying the spread of COVID-19 as high due to increased hospitalization levels in the 7-day period that ended July 25, 2022 (12.7 per 100,000 residents), as well as the 404 new cases reported on Tuesday.The Centers for Disease Control and prevention recommends that residents wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status, in addition to staying up to date with vaccines and boosters, and getting tested. Bethesda Magazine Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1430Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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CLUE The Musical, at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn Mark your calendar! Clue the Musical, based on a book by Peter DiPietro and with music by Galen Blum, Wayne Barker and Vinnie Martucci, will be performed on weekends during Aug. 5-21, 2022 at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn in Kentlands.Details http://ow.ly/aPCk50K2bTL.This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Lilies, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Book Recommendation: The German Wife by Kelly RimmerI enjoyed reading The German Wife (2022) by author Kelly Rimmer and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this novel. “Skillfully researched and powerfully written, The German Wife will capture you from the first page.” —Madeline Martin, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Bookshop in LondonThe New York Times bestselling author of The Warsaw Orphan returns with a gripping novel inspired by the true story of Operation Paperclip: a controversial secret US intelligence program that employed former Nazis after WWII.Berlin, 1930—When a wave of change sweeps a radical political party to power, Sofie von Meyer Rhodes’s academic husband benefits from the ambitions of its newly elect...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Trader Joe's Sriracha Shrimp Bowl When you are very busy and need a quick lunch or dinner, you may wish to try a Trader Joe's Sriracha Shrimp Bowl. Click on the link to reach the website. 320 calories. $3.49. Plenty to eat at a bargain price. Perhaps you started out the year with the best of intentions, focused on healthful eating. You were prepping your meals in advance, bringing your lunch to work, making sure to fill up on the nutritious stuff so that you wouldn't be tempted to go back to the indulgences. As the weeks went by, however, you'd lost your steam, the prepping became more challenging, and you started to slide. It happens to the best of us.However, we can help. We have a freezer filled with simple meals that are prepped and ready to heat in the microwave, ensuring you have ...
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Gaithersburg Fall Recreation Programs Move, Play & Grow with Gaithersburg Fall Recreation Programs! Registration for City of Gaithersburg residents starts August 1. Open registration begins August 3, 2022.Explore our fall offerings and register online at: https://gburg.md/classesThis is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Hibiscus, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1421Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Fannie May Mint Meltaways We received a box of Fannie May Mint Meltaways as a gift from one of my sisters, Lynne Kelley. We are enjoying them and highly recommend this candy if you need a special treat. Product Description: The quintessential Fannie May favorite. These mouthwatering mints stole hearts when they were introduced in 1963. With a mint chocolate center and a beautiful green or milk chocolate coating, these confections are the perfect indulgence. Mint Meltaways are the perfect premium chocolate snack gift to share with friends and family. Hibiscus, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1418Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Book Recommendation: Girl in Ice by Erica FerencikI enjoyed reading Girl in Ice (2022) by Erica Ferencik and recommend this novel for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book. I have previously recommended her other books, Into the Jungle and The River at Night. From the author of The River at Night and Into the Jungle comes a harrowing new thriller set in the unforgiving landscape of the Arctic Circle, as a brilliant linguist struggling to understand the apparent suicide of her twin brother ventures hundreds of miles north to try to communicate with a young girl who has thawed from the ice alive.Valerie “Val” Chesterfield is a linguist trained in the most esoteric of disciplines: dead Nordic languages. Despite her successful career, she leads a...
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Recommended IPA: Bell's Wild Spruce ChaseIf you enjoy India Pale Ale and are willing to try a different approach, I recommend Bell's Wild Spruce Chase, flavored with 'new growth' spruce tips harvested in the mountains of Colorado. Click on the link to reach the Bell's website for more information on this selection. Drink responsibly. 6.5% Alc. by Vol. Hibiscus, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1419Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs 
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Montgomery County, Maryland Heat Emergency AlertMontgomery County has issued a  Heat Emergency Alert  beginning noon on Sunday, July 24 through 8 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2022. Residents should prepare for heat index values to reach 105 degrees during the afternoon hours, especially on Sunday. These dangerously hot temperatures and heat index values could cause heat-related illness such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke.Residents are urged to take precautions to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their pets, against heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Try to stay in an air-conditioned location. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outdoors. Stay hydrated, even if you do not feel thirsty. When possible, take frequent breaks in a cool, shaded ar...
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Gaithersburg Smart Salting Training, Aug. 16th The City’s Stormwater Division is sponsoring a virtual Smart Salt Applicator training on Tuesday, August 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s hosted by the Izaak Walton League Salt Watch Program with funding support from the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Smart Salting training is designed to help management-level property managers, applicators, and business owners improve salt application effectiveness and reduce chloride pollution while keeping roads, parking lots, and sidewalks safe.Attendees will receive a "Gaithersburg Smart Salt Business" plaque to display, helping identify the property or business as a partner in the City’s environmental initiatives. The training is free but space is limited. Click here for details.This is a City of Gaithersburg, M...
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Handy Links on the City of Gaithersburg Website  There’s a wealth of information on the City’s website, and we’ve tried our best to make it easy to find. Whether you’re looking for a pet license, trying to pay a parking ticket, figuring out how to register for a recreation class, or you’re in need of a new recycling bin, you’ll find handy links on the City’s website here. In the most recent edition of inGaithersburg, the City’s twice-yearly magazine, we highlighted the answers to some of our most frequent questions.   Click here for the handy tip sheet.   This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Hibiscus, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1417Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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What to Know Before Hiring a Contractor When it comes to choosing a home improvement contractor, the Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services and the Office of Consumer Protection are offering advice on important questions to ask, how to be selective and, most importantly, why a homeowner should never hire an unlicensed contractor.The Office of Consumer Protection website has resources to help homeowners select a contractor. The website addresses what to know before requesting an estimate; offers a list of questions to ask potential contractors; and provides advice on what a homeowner should know about the contract.The Department of Permitting Services (DPS) advises homeowners to be aware that, before a project begins, the contractor should apply for, and obtain any required ...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Hot Paws in the CityDogs have sensitive paw pads that become vulnerable in the heat. Surfaces such as pavement, asphalt and artificial grass can be extremely hot and cause blisters or burns on paw pads. Hot pavement also increases the overall body temperature of your dog.This is a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, in Maryland, announcement 
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