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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Omaha Steaks to Close its Rio Location in Gaithersburg, Maryland Omaha Steaks will close its Rio location at the end of June.  The chain is known for its steaks and other frozen prepared foods. The store has been at 20 Grand Corner Ave in Rio for approximately 13 years.  There are other locations...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Book Recommendation: Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly Lost Roses (2019) is the latest novel, inspired by true events during the times of World War I , by The New York Times bestselling American author of Lilac Girls and Connecticut resident Martha Hall Kelly. Dolores and I enjoyed this novel and d...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Flag Collection in Kentlands Begins on June 14th Starting June 14th residents are welcome to drop off retired American Flags to the Kentlands Clubhouse through July 3rd. Flags will then be retired at the annual 4th of July Parade and Carnival during the Flag retirement ceremony. For out of the ar...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Spiderwort, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland During my walks through Kentlands, our home community within the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland, I have seen many Spiderwort plants in bloom. These are small flowers and are available in several colors. Tradescantia is a genus of 75 species ...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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$500 Fine for Passing Maryland School Buses Effective today, Maryland has permanently imposed an increased maximum penalty of $500 for drivers caught on school bus stop-arm cameras failing to stop for buses with red lights flashing that are loading or unloading children. According to a one-day su...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Truth in Maryland Real Estate Advertisements Real estate licensees need to be careful with the wording of their property advertisements in Maryland.This is the question that is asked by the Maryland Real Estate Commission:Are the contents of the advertisement factual and true and does it avoid an...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Asiatic Lilies, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 2614 I posted this photograph in a number of Facebook groups this afternoon and thought I would also share it with you. Have an outstanding weekend. Asiatic Lilies, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 2614Canon PowerShot G11 Ca...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Advertising Sold Properties in Maryland If the advertisement includes a compilation of properties sold in a particular neighborhood for transactions in which neither the licensee nor the real estate company acted as either the listing or selling agent, does the advertisement include a disclaimer ...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Dressbarn Store Closings After nearly 60 years in business, Dressbarn said that it is shutting down and closing all 650 stores, including 22 across Maryland, including shops in Baltimore, Bel Air, Gambrills and Silver Spring. The company employs about 6,800 workers.The Dressbarn store in Kentland...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Suggested Facebook Group: Photowala Academy Many Facebook groups are based in other countries and it is interesting to interact with the members when posting photographs. Thankfully, Facebook translates comments that you receive in other languages. You may wish to join Photowala Academy, a Facebo...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Gaithersburg Water Safety Day, Friday, May 31st As part of National Water Safety Month, the City of Gaithersburg Government and the City of Rockville are jointly hosting Water Safety Day, a free event designed to help people of all ages safely enjoy water activities throughout the summer. It take...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Book Recommendation: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr All the Light We Cannot See (2014) was recommended to me over three years ago by an ActiveRain blogger and recently was mentioned by another blogger. I finally got around to reading this wonderful story about a blind French girl an...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Walking El Camino de Santiago You will not want to miss this special presentation on Thursday evening at the Kentlands Clubhouse. There is no charge for this event but you do need to register. Follow the instructions in this announcement which was posted by the Kentlands Citizens Assembly.

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Written Authority Required for Licensees to Advertise Real Estate in Maryland The Maryland Real Estate Commission requires agent and broker licensees to have the written authority of the owner or listing broker to advertise properties in Maryland. Lilies, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA IMG ...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Blackberry Sage Black Tea from The Republic of Tea My blogging beverage, served by Chef Dolores, was Blackberry Sage Black Tea from The Republic of Tea. Since this is their Tea for Wisdom, it is an appropriate beverage to enjoy while blogging. Dolores maintains a selection of teas from The Republ...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Autism/IDD Night Out in Gaithersburg, Maryland 

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Licensee Disclosures in Maryland Real Estate Advertisements  If the advertisement is for the sale, purchase or lease of real property owned or to be purchased by the licensee, does the advertisement include the fact that the licensee is a Maryland licensed real estate salesperson or licensed real...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Book Recommendation: Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson Moonlight Over Paris (2016) is the third book in The Great War series by bestselling Canadian author Jennifer Robson. I have enjoyed all five of her books and recommend them for your reading list. You will love this author. Click on the...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Referral Incentives in Maryland Real Estate Advertisements Does the advertisement avoid any inducement to pay compensation or anything of value to an unlicensed person solely for the referral of a prospective owner, purchaser or tenant?The Maryland Real Estate Commission prohibits referral compen...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Book Recommendation: When Gods Die by C. S. Harris When Gods Die (2006) is a Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery novel, #2 if the current total of 14 books in this series,  blended with historical fiction by the award winning author C. S. Harris, a pin name for Candice Proctor. Dolores and I have read seve...

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