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By Brenda J. Andrew RENE, PSA, MRP, SRS, Professional Realtor in N Houston & Corpus Christi
(ULTIMA REAL ESTATE)
Check on your friends and family who got hit by BerylThis is just a friendly post to check in on your friends and family in the Houston and Surrounding areas.  Hurricane Beryl was a Category 1 storm that did a lot of damage.  There were very strong wind gust that took down lost of trees and power lines in the N Houston areas including Conroe, Willis, Huntsville, Livingston, etc.  Other areas were hit as well, Katy, Pearland, Sugarland, and all the way to the coast.  At least 14 people died in this storm and there are lots of people that have no running water, no electricity, no generators, etc.  The hotels are booked, and some hotels are price gouging.  Sometimes it is after a storm when people need the most help, especially our elderly population.  My parents have a generator but their...
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By Larry Atkins, Veteran Owned & Operated
(State Wide Realty Co.)
47th Annual Virginia Lake FestivalClarksville, VAEvent Kick-Off: Friday July 19th at 4 pmFREE ADMISSIONThis annual event at Buggs Island lake was voted by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the top 20 events in the Southeast. There is no lack of things to do and the fun is for the whole family. Events include but are not limited to miles of vendors to buy local crafts, good food, & more! There are musicians, hot-air balloon rides, antique car show, and fireworks. There is a list of activities, times, and dates on the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce site.https://clarksvilleva.com/47th-annual-virginia-lake-festival/#/ Need an Agent? Call State Wide Realty Co at 434-392-6163 and let One of Our 14Local Agents with Over 400+ YearsOf Combined Experience Help YOU!311 East Third StFarmvill...
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By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Browder Ridge Has Outstanding Cascade And Wildflower Views The little known Browder Ridge hike is an alternative to the well known Iron Mountain hike many take during wildflower season. Iron Mountain is located off Hwy 20 near Tombstone Summit. The easiest access to Browder Ridge Trail is near the Iron Mountain trailhead a few miles up paved forest service road 15.The first few miles of the hike are in forested old growth with a lot of shade; ferns, rhododendrons, and various shade-loving ground cover plants are evident in this section of the hike.     Once hikers leave the woods, they can be surprised to find themselves in a sloped hillside filled with acres and acres of ferns and wildflowers, many of which exceed 3 to 4 feet. The path winds it way up this hillside, with sections of i...
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By Randy Mitchelson,APR, First Impressions are made at First Click
(Marketing Advisor & Squeeze Mortgage)
Grumpy Goat Coffee’s Wandering Goat summer series of roving tasting events will arrive on Thursday, July 25 at Riptide Brewing Company located at 28120 Hunters Ridge Blvd., Bonita Springs. Attendees can meet their local master coffee roaster and artisan food and beverage experts from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. and sample a variety of craft beers. Grumpy Blonde Ale is an exclusive recipe that takes Riptide Brewing’s Olde Naples Blonde and infuses the flavors and aromas of Grumpy Goat’s fresh roasted single origin coffee beans. Wake is a full bodied American stout rested on heaps of gourmet coffee beans roasted by Grumpy Goat Coffee.In addition, Grumpy Goat Coffee, Pansardo Italian Food Specialties, Eat Up Delivered Meals, Kristi’s Key Lime Cookies, Flèche Healthy Treats and Olde Naples Chocolate w...
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By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
(eXp Commercial, Referral Divison)
There are so many hiking options in and around the Flathead County Montana area that there is no way to experience them all! In Glacier National Park alone, there are 162 trails. There are an additional 35 miles of trails available in Jewel Basin, and over 2,200 miles of trails in the Flathead National Forest. Those are only a few of the options available!The Great Bear Wilderness Area is part of the Flathead National Forest, and is located in the Essex Montana area. While nearby Glacier National Park trails do not allow dogs, Flathead Forest has no similar rules. So last week my husband and I and our dog Hercules were lucky enough to be able to experience the Stanton Lake Trail which is about 15 miles east of the West Glacier entrance to the park.As far as trails go, this was a relativ...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 5 STAR REVIEW FOR NINA HOLLANDER, COLDWELL BANKER REALTY   WHAT HAPPY HOME BUYERS ARE SAYING ABOUT NINA HOLLANDER'S SERVICE:"In my mind you are the only Realtor in the Charlotte area." Nina Hollander with Coldwell Banker Realty in Charlotte, North Carolina is delighted to share this 5-Star Review from a very special client who recently located to the Charlotte region to live closer to family. What's better than a note from a client telling you how happy they are with your services, that they appreciate your hard work on their behalf, and that they appreciate your advice and enjoyed working with you.     Building long-term relationships with my clients, professional colleagues, and industry partners is the cornerstone of my business. I'm always delighted when they take the time to say g...
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
 Remarks: Real Estate Owned 🏡Charming Home South of I-10 with Spacious Rooms and a Large Backyard This delightful property is conveniently located near the base, making it an ideal choice for those seeking an easy commute to bases, beaches, and shopping. Highlights include 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a Florida room, and an upstairs bonus room can easily serve as a 4th bedroom or a versatile space for your needs. Spacious bedrooms accommodate king-size furniture, and the 2-car garage provides secure parking. Need space for your boat or RV? No problem—there's additional parking available. The large backyard is perfect for pets and outdoor entertaining.  🏠🌟 Room Name    Lvl    Dimnsns    RemarksLiving Room    First    20 x 17    Dining Area    First    12 x 11    Kitchen    First    12 x 11  ...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
The Maricopa County Home and Landscape Show is this weekend. This is the BIG ONE in Glendale for the Phoenix Arizona metro! One stop idea source for your home projects.Maricopa County Home & Landscape ShowState Farm Stadium1 Cardinals Dr.Glendale, AZ 85305July 12-14, 2024Friday-Sunday10:00 am - 5:00 pmFREE PARKINGFor more Informatin and List of Exhibitors: https://maricopacountyhomeshows.com/attend/Are you ready to Buy a Home?I can help you with that.Want to learn more or interested in buying a Home or land to build your own Ranch, contact me, Jeff Masich 480-242-6500 or at https://ArizonaHomesLand.com/ or Arizona Homes and Land For saleMeet Jeff Masich REALTOR® Meet Jeff Masich, REALTOR® and ask about homes or horse ranches for sale anywhere in Phoenix Arizona metroIf you are looking t...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
What a fantastic way to wrap up our July 4th celebrations in Canyon Creek! We kicked off the holiday with our annual HOA Holiday Bike Parade, and it was a blast. It's always heartwarming to see the kids gather at Canyon Creek Elementary School parking lot, enthusiastically decorating their bikes in patriotic colors and themes.This year, the parade was filled with a delightful array of creatively decorated bikes, participants in colorful costumes, and spirited cheerleaders from Noel Grisham Middle School and Westwood High School. It truly showcased the community spirit and camaraderie that defines Canyon Creek. After the parade, everyone gathered at Trail Head Park where Konia Ice was on hand to provide refreshing treats, marking the perfect way to cool off and enjoy the festivities with...
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
There is a book about the history of McRae AR.  Inside I found the picture above from so many years ago and was fascinated to see the way it used to look.  Notice the businesses around it.  I wrote a blog about it.  Click                       https://activerain.com/droplet/5WWvto read the blog.  The blog  has more pictures and even mentions bank robbers!  Go check it and then come back. Wasn't that fun!!  Such interesting history. Sadly, the buildings keep declining as the present picture below shows. But thanks to First Security Bank, it remains open!! 
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By Stieg Strand, showing up. working hard. every day.
(RE/MAX Results)
BloomingtonFarmers MarketSaturday's 8am-1pmWednesday's(w/Live Music)5-8pm-----------       -----------       -----------ChanhassenFarmers Market Saturday's 9am-1pm-------       -------      ------- ---------      ---------     ---------Downtown ChaskaFarmers MarketThursday's 4-8pm---------      ----------------      -----------------EdinaFarmers Market Thursday's 3-7pmHopkinsFarmers MarketSaturday's  7:30am-Noon-------------      ------------     ------------Minnetonka Farmers MarketTuesday's 2-6pm--------     ---------    --------RichfieldFarmers MarketSaturday's 7am-Noon  --------     --------      --------Downtown VictoriaFarmers MarketThursday's 3-8pm--------     --------      --------Over the last week with it being effectively sliced in half by the 4th of July, there was "only" 3...
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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
        Here are some fun Things to Do Around Westport, MA  July 10 - Sept 1, 2024 -Along the SouthCoast  From Fairhaven, MA  to Little Compton, RIThis Email newsletter goes out to over 1,000 Local Residents & many Local Social Media sites -Call or text me @ 774-930-8181 or Email Karen@KarenMartinHomes.com  If you have anything you would like me to add, A Yard Sale, Event, Helpful tip etc.SIGN UP FREE TO GET THIS EVENTS LIST DELIVERED TO YOUR EMAIL WEEKLY https://mailchi.mp/0d40db8549c0/list-of-events-landing-page      PEACHES Best when you buy them LocalHow to ripen and store your Peaches  I TRIED THIS AND IT WORKSAfter you purchase, simply leave them stem-side down on your counter for a few days. Do not Refrigerate. Monitor them daily. When they give slightly to a gentle squeeze, the...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Embracing Community: Celebrating Alabama Rural Ministries’ New ChapterAs a dedicated realtor and active community member, I was thrilled to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Alabama Rural Ministries (ARM). Founded in 1998 by Lisa Pierce, ARM began as a pilot project through the University of West Alabama Wesley Foundation and Auburn University. With a mission to support families with limited incomes in rural areas and create meaningful missional encounters, ARM has grown significantly over the years.Initially, ARM focused on home repair projects, such as roof repairs and wheelchair ramp installations. In 2001, the organization launched the Sonshine Kids Day Camp to provide summer enrichment for local children. Today, ARM serves multiple counties, including Macon, Lee, Russell, and ...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Coffee with a Cop at TargetJoin Us for Coffee With a Cop!Meet your Gaithersburg Police Department officers tomorrow, July 11, 2024 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Target (25 Grand Corner Ave.). Enjoy a cup of joe and great conversation. Ask questions, share concerns, and build community ties.Details: https://gburg.md/CoffeeWithaCopThis is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 8194Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
(TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE)
Located about 7 miles from the south end of The Villages, Florida is Yalaha Bootlegging Company.  What a great story going back to 1900, have we ever told you the story of Uncle Jedidah and his niece, Betty?  You will have to visit their website to read it!  www.yalahabootleggingco.comI count nine types of moonshine available at their country store, Pieces of 8 Rum, Original Moonshine, Watermelon, Peach, Apple, Blueberry, Cranberry, Southern Pecan and Blueberry Brandy.  The store also sells Amish Cheese, Local Honey, Clams fresh from Cedar Key and fresh baked pies.Moonshine has been part of the family for many generations. Doug McCormack, the owner of Yalaha Bootlegging Co., is the first to make moonshine legally and sell it at his distillery in Lake County, Florida.  Always wondered wh...
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By Jim Payne, CPA, CPA firm practicing in the area of IRS Collections
(Backoffice Squared)
Have you ever received a notice from the IRS claiming you owe taxes but are certain there’s been a mistake? Maybe you believe the IRS has assessed the wrong amount, or there’s an error in your tax return. In such situations, you might consider submitting a “Doubt-as-to-Liability” Offer in Compromise (OIC-DATL). Let’s dive into what this means and when it’s appropriate to use this option.What is a Doubt-as-to-Liability Offer?A Doubt-as-to-Liability Offer in Compromise is a proposal you can submit to the IRS when you genuinely believe you don’t owe the tax debt in question. This type of offer asserts that there is a legitimate dispute over the accuracy of the assessed tax liability. The goal is to settle your tax debt for less than the full amount based on evidence that demonstrates you a...
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Gaithersburg Farmers Markets, July 11 & 13CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE! CASEY FARMERS MARKET 810 South Frederick Ave T OPEN MAY - NOVEMBER Thursdays 11 AM - 2:30 PM ____________   CURRENT CASEY MARKET VENDORS   SEE THE FULL SCHEDULE OF FOOD TRUCKS HERE!     Beauty Blooms Farm: Naturally grown vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers.   Bread & Cupcakes: Fresh breads, hearty soups, and tasty treats.   Maria's Kitchen: Authentic Mexican, Honduran & Puerto Rican food.   Scenic View Orchards: Local produce, apple cider, and honey.   The Kernel's Pop: Locally popped fresh caramel, cheese and kettle popcorn.   Tuckey's Mountain Grown: Fresh seasonal produce, including squash, chard, and apples.    Twin Valley Distillers: Locally distilled spirits. MAIN STREET FARMERS MARKET 301 Main Street   OPEN YEAR...
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By Katerina Gasset, Amplify Your Real Estate & Life Dreams!
(The Gasset Group & Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
I met Chloe Jacobs at our neighborhood’s Literary Guild event. One of my neighbors and friends hosted the event at her home. She is a very well-known organist. She even played the organ in Israel. She is one amazing accomplished world-cultured woman and I am so blessed to know her. She is well into her 80’s and I pray she will remain with us for years to come. Her husband turned their garage into her organ room and opened it up to the living room so that an audience can enjoy a full organ with the pipes and all. It is an amazing site to see and to experience the depth of the sound from that organ. Chloe Jacobs: Harpist for Events in Provo, Utah Chloe Jacobs is a harpist who is a student attending Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She is also getting her certification to teach har...
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Tuesdays Treasures…Hurricanes, Generators, Tornadoes  Friends, Family, and Coffee  There is always something to be grateful for…even during a hurricane. Those of us along the coast of Texas have been watching Beryl’s track even before she hit Jamaica. Would she hit the eastern coast of Mexico or Padre Island? Head in towards Austin and San Antonio? Lose strength after passing through the Yucatan Peninsula and simpley bring Texas a lot of rain?? …or is she saying “SURPRISE HOUSTON” I’m coming for YOU!!!  It has been my misfortune or fortune to go through many hurricanes, even one in the Bahamas. One of the things I’ve learned is that the forecasters can predict and guess but only the hurricane knows where it will go.  Therefore, you have to keep your eyes on the weather and radar. Don’t ...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Donate a BikeMark Your Calendars. On Friday, October 11, 2024, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation will hold its annual bike collection drive during Community Service Month.This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  Daylily, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, MD USA IMG 4501Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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