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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Color Therapy:  Rainy Day Mood Correction   We have a rainy day in Maryland.  Dolores was planning to play in the member/guest golf tournament at Manor Country Club and the matches were canceled and moved to a later rain date.  It is too wet for outdoor activities. So, lets turn to color to brighten the day and our moods.  These photographs are from a recent visit to Brookside Gardens at the Wheaton Regional Park in Montgomery County, Maryland.  This is a favorite destination for local residents and for visitors from around the world as they explore the metropolitan area of the District of Columbia. We like to see the annual Wings of Fancy Exhibit in the Conservatory at Brookside Gardens.  Live butterflies and moths enjoy the beautiful flowers as we try capture the images in our photogr...
By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Neighborhood Photowalk:  Kentlands   Dolores and I live in the Kentlands community in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  The location is in the heart of Montgomery County, in the north western suburbs of Washington, DC.  The area is one of the favorites for families that are relocated to the metropolitan area of the District of Columbia. Our neo-traditional neighborhood is ideal for walking.  The white picket fences and beautiful home gardens make it an ideal area for photowalking.  These are September photographs. Have an outstanding week and be sure to have your camera in hand to capture the changing colors of the season. Gazania, Kentlands, Flowers IMG_6536 Princess Lily, Kentlands, Flowers IMG_6537 Kentlands, Flowers IMG_6535 Russian Sage, Kentlands, Flowers IMG_6531 Hibiscus, Kentlands, Flow...
By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Gaithersburg Committee Vacancies The Mayor and City Council are seeking members to serve on a number of City committees. Joining a City committee is a way to get involved and help the Mayor and City Council in their strategic planning process. All committees act in an advisory role. City staff help facilitate meetings and report recommendations to the Mayor and City Council. Preference will be given to Gaithersburg residents and those who have businesses within the City. The following committees have vacancies: Community Advisory Committee Cultural Arts Advisory Committee (and Subcommittees) Art in Public Places Committee Olde Towne Advisory Committee Environmental Affairs Committee Educational Enrichment Committee Multicultural Affairs Committee Police Advisory Committee Some vacancies...
By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Gaithersburg Young Artist Award Competition   The City of Gaithersburg and the Kentlands Community Foundation are now accepting applications for the 10th Annual Young Artist Award competition and concert. Young musicians between the ages of 12 and 18 are invited to apply as vocal soloist or instrumental soloist in the categories of wind/brass, string and piano.  First, second, third and honorable mention prizes may be awarded in each category. Participants will perform before a live jury in a closed audition on Saturday, February 2, 2013. Winners will be notified by phone within one day of the competition and a letter will be sent within seven business days.  All participants will receive feedback from the jurors. Top prize winners must be available to participate in the Young Artist Aw...
By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Wings of Fancy Exhibit at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD Photo editing with iPiccy.com:  Added color for the season Dolores and I visited the Wings of Fancy Exhibit at Brookside Gardens in the Wheaton Regional Park in Montgomery County, Maryland.  This is an annual exhibit that is enjoyed by the area residents and visitors from around the world. Montgomery County is one of the favorite locations for a home purchase by families that are transferred to the metropolitan area of Washington, DC. The photo editing was done on the free service of iPiccy.com.  This service is easy to use and does not demand high technical skills.  Give iPiccy.com a try if you are not currently editing your photographs.  Improve your best pictures and have fun with the images that you create for pleasure. These ...
By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Understand the FHA short sale process All short sales are not alike – especially when an FHA-insured mortgage is involved. FHA short sales must advance through a very exact and systemized process. Here’s what you need to know: Before a short sale can be initiated — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that the homeowner be reviewed for all home retention options (modification) before a short sale is pursued. This 30- to 90-day process seeks to determine whether a legitimate hardship exists and if a short sale is appropriate. The review also will certify that the home has not been rented for more than 18 months and is being maintained, that there is a marketable title, and that the property has only one FHA-insured loan. A listing agreement or offer is not ...
By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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CHARACTER COUNTS! for Creative Gaithersburg Students   Gaithersburg celebrates 17 years of involvement with the CHARACTER COUNTS! ethics program by encouraging local students to express their thoughts in words and pictures.  Hundreds of students are creating posters and essays around themes related to good character, to be judged by members of the City’s Educational Enrichment Committee.  A reception celebrating character and honoring the winners and their families will be held on Wednesday, October 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Gaithersburg Elementary School, 35 South Summit Avenue.  Reservations are requested by Wednesday, October 17.  Please e-mail ssrinivasachar@gaithersburgmd.gov or call 301-258-6395 x 3. This year’s poster contest, “CHARACTER COUNTS! In Our World,” is open to all elem...
By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Did you ever notice the purple lines in the hosta blooms?  Hosta, Kentlands, Flowers IMG_3134 Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera. Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Wings of Fancy:  The Colors of Autumn at Brookside Gardens Wings of Fancy Exhibit, Brookside Gardens IMG_5115 Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera. Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Clematis, Kentlands Flowers Many home owners love to have white flowers in their gardens.  In Kentlands, Clematis, in many different colors, is a favorite decoration for white picket fences.  Notice the difference between the blooms. Kentlands is in the 20878 zip code that includes home owners from over 120 countries.  This zip code area is one of the favorites for families that are relocated to the metropolitan area of the District of Columbia. Enjoy the colors of the season with your camera in hand.   Clematis, Kentlands, Summer Flowers IMG_5452   Clematis, Kentlands, Summer Flowers IMG_5453 Photographs by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera. Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs Recent blogs:  Photowalking at Longwood Gardens: A very special travel destination  Busy Bees at Lo...
By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Kentlands Pink Rose   We are having dark stormy weather in Kentlands as I write these words.  It is a good time to turn our thoughts the the beautiful flowers we enjoy in the community. Enjoy the colors of the season with your camera in hand. Rose, Kentlands, Summer Flowers IMG_5438 Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera. Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs Recent blogs:  Photowalking at Longwood Gardens: A very special travel destination  Busy Bees at Longwood Gardens  Butterflies and Flowers at Brookside Gardens Busy Bees  Silent Saturday - Brookside Gardens Flowers Coconut Cake, A Sweet Obsession In Kentlands Brookside Gardens: Flower Photographs by Roy Kelley Wings of Fancy Butterfly Photographs By Roy Kelley Maryland Gazpacho Soup Recipe Summer Flowers in Kentla...
By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Having fun with iPiccy.com:  Wings of Fancy Butterflies, Brookside Gardens   Every photograph can be improved with photo editing.  We like the free service provided by iPiccy.com.  Give it a try if you need photo editing assistance.  The price is right. Brookside Gardens, in Montgomery County, Maryland adds much to the quality of life for residents and for visitors from around the world.  One of our favorite annual exhibits is Wings of Fancy, a live butterfly and moth exhibit.  Montgomery County is the favorite location for families that are transferred the metropolitan area of the District of Columbia. Have some fun with colors as you explore the possibilities of photo editing. Wings of Fancy Exhibit, Brookside Gardens, Imagination IMG_5071 B Wings of Fancy Exhibit, Brookside Gardens, ...
By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Wings of Fancy Exhibit, Brookside Gardens:  Butterflies   Brookside Gardens of one of the treasures to be enjoyed by the residents of Montgomery County, Maryland and visitors from around the world.  Brookside Gardens is located in the Wheaton Regional Park in the suburbs of Washington, DC.  Montgomery County is the preferred location for families that are relocated to the metropolitan area of the District of Columbia.    Wings of Fancy, a live butterfly and moth exhibit, is one of the annual displays in the Conservatory at Brookside Gardens.  Dolores and I enjoy our visits with cameras in hand.   I will share some photographs with you in this blog.  Do you have a favorite?   Butterfly, Brookside Gardens, Wings of Fancy IMG_5071     Butterfly, Brookside Gardens, Wings of Fancy IMG_5067 ...
By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
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http://www.reallynicehomes.com/blog/gaithersburg-real-estate-news-market-updates-week-09242012/ Gaithersburg Real Estate News & Market Updates for the week of 09/24/2012 There are currently 266 Properties currently available in Gaithersburg Maryland for Montgomery County in Maryland   Activity in the Real Estate market is high . .but inventories  are at record lowsEasy to figure this out. .A lot of people want to sell but, their equities are still too low to motivate them.Most of the inventory is coming from the MUST SELL homeowners to short sales and a few foreclosures out there.If you are a buyer, my advice is to act quickly and be prepared before going out there.. .   Search All Gaithersburg Homes For Sale here The most expensive active home for sale in Gaithersburg is: $1,900,000 2...
By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Oktoberfest in Kentlands   The City of Gaithersburg and the Kentlands Citizens Assembly present the 21st Annual Celebration of Oktoberfest in Kentlands, Sunday, October 14, 2012, from noon to 4 p.m. at Kentlands Village Green. Admission and parking are free.  Free wheelchair accessible shuttle service will run regularly during festival hours to and from satellite parking at 101 and 200 Orchard Ridge Drive, just off of Quince Orchard Road.   Amidst horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin painting, and wine-tasting, festival goers can enjoy authentic Bavarian food and beer and lively performances by the Alte Kameraden German Band and Alt-Washingtonia Bavarian dancers.  Alt-Washingtonia instructs and encourages participation in some of its dances.  Free performances on the outdoor Community Stage...
By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Peach Upside-Down Cake Recipe Peach Upside-Down Cake IMG_5263 Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera. Dolores and Roy Kelley Photographs Peach Upside-Down Cake Recipe (From the Peach Lovers Cookbook) ½ cup Butter 1 cup packed Light Brown Sugar 5 cups sliced Peaches 1 package (18.25 oz.) Yellow Cake Mix Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Melt ¼ cup of the butter in each of two (9-inch) round cake pans.  Remove pans from oven.  Sprinkle ½ cup of the brown sugar into each pan and arrange peach slices over tip.  Prepare cake batter according to package directions. Pour batter over top of each peach-filled pan and bake for 25-35 minutes or until cake tests done.  Cool for 5 minutes before inverting onto serving plate. Tested by Dolores Kelley and declared delicious by Roy.
By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Flower Photographs to Begin the Week   One of our favorite places to visit and photograph flowers is Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.  We were there on Saturday to photograph the Dahlia Show and I also enjoyed photographing the beautiful waterlilies in the Conservatory ponds.   Please include Longwood Gardens on your list of places to visit at any time of the year.  This is a world class travel destination. Enjoy the changing colors of the season with your camera in hand. Longwood Gardens, Flowers IMG_3453 Pincushion Flower, Longwood Gardens, Flowers IMG_3454 Siam Tulip, Longwood Gardens IMG_3452 Hibiscus, Longwood Gardens IMG_3450 Longwood Gardens, Plants IMG_3455 Lily, Longwood Gardens, Flowers IMG_3456 Longwood Gardens, Plants IMG_3457 Photographs by Roy Kelley using a Canon P...
By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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New Trash Removal Contract Starts October 1 in KentlandsThe Board has approved a new trash removal contract with Advantage Waste which will begin on October 1, 2012.  The new contractor has valuable experience with communities whose needs are equal to Kentlands.  Additionally, they have smaller trucks which will have a less damaging effect on the asphalt alleys.  The pickup schedule will remain the same as with the current contractor, so you can continue to expect pickups on Tuesdays and Fridays.  The contractor will stop by the office at the end of each pickup day to see if there have been any missed addresses, so call the office at 301-948-2071 if you have any issue with your trash pickup.  The recycling pickup by the City of Gaithersburg will continue on Thursdays. Posted on ActiveR...
By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Turn on Alley Lights in Kentlands   This is a reminder from the Kentlands Citizens Assembly and is posted on ActiveRain as a community service.  Character counts in Gaithersburg.   Equity Resolution No. 1 requires Kentlands home owners to have a light fixture that is lit from dusk to dawn on either side of their garage doors.  This requirement applies to all garages opening onto an alley.  Keeping the alleys well lit is one way the community may help reduce vandalism and crimes of opportunity.  Please keep your garage lights located in the alley turned on after dark.  Sensors that turn on lights automatically at dusk and turn off with morning light, as well as energy efficient bulbs are strongly encouraged.  The Additional Suitable Materials list states:"Energy efficient fluorescents a...
By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
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