Gaithersburg, MD Real Estate News

By Roy Kelley
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Gaithersburg Celebrates Hispanic Heritage MonthThe City celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15, with educational and cultural presentations that include a Día de los Muertos Altar exhibit, a school supply collection, a Tasty Book reading, an art exhibition, an official proclamation, and more.Residents are encouraged to learn about and celebrate Hispanic culture and participate in local events and programs taking place throughout the month, many coordinated by the City’s Multicultural Affairs Committee. Learn more here. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  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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Free Outdoor Screening of Finding Fellowship, September 24The Kentlands Film Society and Kentlands Community Foundation New Urbanism program, in cooperation with the City of Gaithersburg, invites you to a free screening of Finding Fellowship on September 24, 2021 at 7:00 PM on the Kentlands Clubhouse Lawn. The film will be followed by a short Q&A with the film’s filmmakers. Follow @kcfnewurbanism and @KentlandsCommunityFoundation on Facebook for more event details. Learn more about the preservation of the Pleasant View Historical Site and how you can help at https://pleasantviewsite.org/donate  This is a Kentlands Citizens Assembly announcement.  Dahlias, Best Bett, 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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New Gaithersburg Arts Barn HoursThe Arts Barn is now open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. and at other times for those participating in facility programming. Visitors are welcome to make appointments for times outside of public hours by calling 301-258-6394 or sending an e-mail to artsbarn@gaithersburgmd.gov This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. The Arts Barn is located in Kentlands, behind the Kentlands Mansion.  Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG_9404Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
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2021 Gaithersburg, Maryland Oktoberfest CancelledDue to the prevalence of the Delta variant in our community we announce the cancellation of our annual Oktoberfest celebration scheduled for Oct 10. We are busy planning a number of smaller events that can be held safely. Stay tuned for more details! http://gburg.md/oktoberfest21This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Up to 30,000 people were expected to attend this annual event in Kentlands.  Water Lily, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 0477Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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MCPS will require student athletes to be vaccinated against COVID-19Montgomery County Public Schools will require all of its student-athletes in winter or spring sports to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Many of the sports, like wrestling and basketball, are considered “high risk” of virus transition.About 28,000 middle and high school students across the district usually participate in sports throughout the year, Sullivan said.In Montgomery County, 87.2% of people 12 and older are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 96.1% have received at least one dose of a vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Read more in this Bethesda Magazine article by Caitlynn Peetz.   Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA IMG 2798Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhot...
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By Roy Kelley
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Gaithersburg Food Distribution Today, September 14, 2021An Upcounty drive-thru food distribution event begins at 2 p.m. today at 8921 Warfield Road. For more food resources https://buff.ly/397ZGcpThis is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Please share this information with families that may be food insecure.  Princess Lily, Alstroemeria psittacina, Peruvian lily,Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG_3515Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Be Prepared: Photograph Yourself with Your PetAs part of your preparedness plans, have a current photo of you and your pet for identification purposes in case you are separated during a disaster. See more of our Pet Preparedness info: http://bit.ly/2PeZLz6This is a Montgomery County Emergency Management announcement.   Mesa Yellow Blanket Flower, Gaillardia x grandiflora, Bee, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG_7458 Canon PowerShot G11 Camera Photograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
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Free Food Assistance in Montgomery County, Maryland  If you need food assistance, please call 311 and ask for the Food Access Call Center. For more information https://buff.ly/3l4teNM   This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Please share this information with families that may be food insecure.    Sweet William, Dianthus barbatus, Amazon Neon Group, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 0541 Canon PowerSh   Sweet William, Dianthus barbatus, Amazon Neon Group, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 0541 Canon PowerShot G11 Camera Photograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Montgomery  County Public Schools will use rapid COVID-19 testsMaryland’s largest school district will soon begin administering rapid-result COVID-19 tests to students who exhibit possible symptoms in an effort to avoid “excessive” quarantines.Montgomery County Public Schools officials announced the new initiative on Wednesday, less than a week after releasing updated quarantine guidelines for unvaccinated students that require them to quarantine if they had a “close contact” with anyone who exhibits symptoms that could be related to COVID-19.The students would have to stay in quarantine until the symptomatic person provided a negative coronavirus test or alternate diagnosis. Caitlynn PeetzRead more at this link: Bethesda Magazine Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA...
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Gaithersburg 2021 Elections – Voter Guide, Candidate StatementsA comprehensive English/Spanish Voter Guide that includes candidate information and statements (also available on YouTube), vote by mail details, early voting dates, election day info and more, is being mailed to all households in Gaithersburg and will be available at most City facilities by mid-September. It is available online now. On November 2, Gaithersburg voters will cast their ballots for Mayor and two at-large members of the City Council. You’re welcome to vote early at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park on October 23 and 24. Ballots are available for those who would like to vote by mail. Find complete election information, including mail-in ballot applications, here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcem...
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By Roy Kelley
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New Online Library Catalog, Montgomery County, MarylandMontgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will launch a brand-new online library catalog, Aspen Discovery, on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.  MCPL’s online catalog is the tool customers use to explore the collection and find materials they want and need.“After careful consideration, we made the decision to explore a new catalog that would offer greater customization,” said MCPL Director Anita Vassallo. “One of the most important elements is that features can be modified as MCPL changes and grows.” The new catalog will allow: Seamless integration of MCPL’s physical and digital collections to see all formats of titles Creation of usernames and passwords by customers Faster, more accurate searches Creation of reading lists and reading histories...
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By Roy Kelley
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Gaithersburg's Inspiration Park – 9/11 20th Anniversary The City of Gaithersburg joins the nation in remembrance and reflection in honor of the nearly 3,000 lives lost on September 11, 2001. Dedicated to those who lost their lives on 9/11, Inspiration Park has become a special place for rest, reflection and solitude. We invite you to visit the park at your leisure for a moment of contemplation. Inspiration Park was dedicated by the City on September 11, 2002 to those who gave their lives on 9/11/01. This land has become a special place to the many residents who enjoy walking throughout Kentlands, using it as a place for rest, reflection and solitude. Its location at a corner where one can view both Lake Helene and Lake Inspiration affords the ability to view the many different species o...
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Participants and Volunteers Sought for County Thanksgiving ParadeApplications are now being accepted to be a part of the annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade in Silver Spring. The County is looking for colorful and talented marching bands, artists, dance and gymnastic troupes, floats, sports teams, costumed characters, beauty queens, clowns, classic car clubs, community groups and other organizations to march in the parade. The parade will be held starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, in Downtown Silver Spring.The parade takes place each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving and is a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season. Thousands of people traditionally line the parade route.Families in attendance will be able to socially distance themselves as the parade route e...
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By Roy Kelley
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Free Food Distribution, Silver Spring, Saturday, Sept. 11thTomorrow! A Grab and Go food distribution event is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 at the East County Community Recreation Center. For more food resources https://buff.ly/3tm9rgmThis is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Please share this information with families that may be food insecure.  Variegated Blue Sky Vine, Longwood Gardens,Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
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COVID-19 Booster Shots in MarylandMaryland is laying the groundwork for a statewide operation for COVID-19 booster shots, according to Gov. Larry Hogan.About 0.2 percent of fully vaccinated Marylanders have been hospitalized with the virus, according to the governor. "We are seeing an increase in breakthrough infections," Hogan said. "It is ... concerning, which is why we're talking about boosters." Over 28,000 boosters have been administered to immunocompromised Marylanders, Hogan reported at a news conference Wednesday. The Maryland Department of Health will order that all those 65 and up in congregate living spaces — including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, residential drug treatment centers and group homes for the developmentally disabled — will be able to get COVID-19 b...
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By Roy Kelley
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MCPS Requiring COVID-19 Vaccinations for All EmployeesMontgomery County Public Schools employees will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, eliminating the option to instead be tested each week.The only exception will be for workers who have a medical condition that prevents them from being vaccinated, as documented by a medical provider. Those employees must submit a negative COVID-19 test each week.All other employees must provide verification of having at least the first dose of a vaccine by Sept. 30, and verification of full vaccination by Oct. 29.The new requirement, passed unanimously by the school board on Thursday, is a change from previous guidelines that allowed employees to be vaccinated or tested weekly. Caitlynn Peetz, caitlynn.peetz@bethesdamagazine.comClick on th...
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By Roy Kelley
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Nectarine Golden Cake RecipeChef Dolores received this recipe from a friend and asked me to share it with you.1 cup all-purpose flour2 tsp baking powderRounded 1/4 tsp salt1 stick unsalted butter, softened3/4 cup plus 1/2 Tbsp sugar, divided2 large eggs1 tsp pure vanilla extract1/8 tsp pure almond extract2 nectarines, pitted and cut into 1/2 inch-thick wedges (I used peaches)1/2 tsp grated nutmeg (I used ground nutmeg) 9-inch springform pan (I used regularly baking dish)Preheat oven to 350 degrees with rack in the middle.  Lightly butter pan.Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.Beat butter and 3/4 cup sugar with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy.  Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, then beat in extracts.  At low speed, mix in flour mixture until just ...
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Free Groceries Distribution in Montgomery Village, Friday, Sept. 10There is an Upcounty drive-thru food distribution event scheduled for tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 10, 2021) at 9 a.m. at the Apple Ridge Recreation Area, located at 10101 Apple Ridge Road, in Montgomery Village.For more food resources https://buff.ly/3zYCCIRThis is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Please share this information with families that may be food insecure.  Lilies, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG_6175Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Metro Red Line Reminder: Station ClosingsA reminder to Red Line customers that Rockville and Shady Grove stations will be closed September 11 - December 4 and free shuttle bus service will be provided to/from the closed stations. Visit http://wmata.com/rockvillecanopy for details. This is a Metro announcement.  Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG_9612Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Lunch from Ming's Asian Bistro in KentlandsChef Dolores picked up our lunch at Ming's Asian Bistro in Kentlands. She selected the hot and sour soup, eggplant with garlic sauce and fried rice. It was delicious. $8.95 plus tax and tip. Click on the link to reach the website and to order online.Ming's Asian Bistro251 Market Street West , Gaithersburg, MD 20878Phone: (301) 977-2222 Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA IMG 2801Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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