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Gaithersburg Farmers Market in Kentlands, Feb. 10  CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE!     CASEY FARMERS MARKET 810 South Frederick Ave T OPEN MONTHLY DECEMBER - APRIL Thursday, February 15, 2024 11 AM - 2:30 PM ____________   CURRENT CASEY MARKET VENDORS   SEE OUR FULL SCHEDULE OF FOOD TRUCKS HERE!   MAIN STREET FARMERS MARKET 301 Main Street   OPEN YEAR-ROUND Saturdays 9 AM - 1 PM ____________   CURRENT MAIN STREET MARKET VENDORS   SEE OUR FULL SCHEDULE OF ARTISTS & CRAFTERS HERE!   Black Horse Kettle Corn: The perfect salty and sweet snack!   Bread & Cupcakes: Fresh breads, hearty soups, and tasty treats.    Crepes D'Or: French-inspired prepared food and desserts.    Homestead Farms: Seasonal produce.    M&M Plants: Fresh and dried cut flowers, succulents, and houseplants.   Neighbors Barista: Co...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Breezeway Restaurant in Opelika, ALThe Breezeway restaurant offers a diverse menu featuring a vast selection of freshly prepared appetizers, including Wings, Chicken Fingers, Salads, and Seafood options. The atmosphere is inviting, and the service is top-notch. During my visit, I indulged in their mouthwatering Rueben sandwich paired with perfectly crispy fries, and it was absolutely delicious. Whether you’re craving classic comfort food or seafood delights, Breezeway has something for everyone. #berkshirehathawayhomeservicespreferredrealestate #OpelikaEats #SouthernHospitality #ComfortFoodFor more information please visit my website.
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
First, I would like to thank all of you who reached out to me if Diane and the furry family are OK during this unusual time.Second, I would like to thank the powers to be who had anything to do with getting the platform up and running. I usually comment to everyone after 9:30pm and if time permits do a blog post. Clearly yesterday was not to be...Thanks to last night's glitch, I was able to read for about three hours, so I am grateful for that as well.Allow me to focus on the update of the Atmospheric River in the greater Los Angeles area. Gratefully we live in Westchester, CA 90045 virtually next to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) as most of my readers know I have to wash my citrus fruit before I put it on the table thanks to Airplane Dust.Now with that said look how lucky we w...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
January was a great start for 2024! At our NW Coldwell Banker office, we celebrated 19 of our accomplished agents, who achieved recognition in the January Million Dollar Club. These individuals listed, wrote business, or closed sales worth 1 million dollars or more!Our ability to adapt to the evolving market dynamics has been evident, navigating through properties staying on the market for extended periods, and adjusting to lower listing prices. The excitement of seeing the tangible results of everyone's dedicated efforts in delivering top-notch service to our clients is truly rewarding u  We took 39 listings for $21,538,928 with an average list price of $552,280 and took 6 lease listings.u  We wrote 49 contracts for $26,912,239 with an average sales price of $585,050 and wrote 30 lease...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
So my exciting news for this month is that after 18 years with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., I have moved my license to a new brokerage. I have joined Realty ONE Group Advocates in Downingtown, PA.Located at 255 W Uwchlan Avenue Downingtown, PA 19335 this is a great location for me living in West Grove and working along and around the Main Line and Chester County.I am excited by this move as I believe that Realty ONE Group Advocates offers my clients, buyers and sellers alike options in this ever changing Real Estate Industry. It allows me to be more flexible in negotiations with clients, allowing them to hold onto more of their equity. It puts the client first and their needs rather than the agent. Which in a fiduciary relationship I believe is very important.I also believe that this...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
WSSC Engineering Scholarship Program The 2024 WSSC Water Commissioners’ Engineering Scholarship application is now available. Winners receive $2,000 per year and up to $8,000 over four consecutive years. In addition, scholarship winners are given priority for paid summer internships.The scholarship is open to undergraduate or graduate engineering students and graduating high school seniors accepted into a college engineering program. Completed applications must be submitted online or received at WSSC Water by Thursday, Feb. 15.“These scholarships are an investment in our future, enabling the next generation to obtain the engineering education needed to serve in critical water-sector roles,” said WSSC Water General Manager and CEO Kishia L. Powell. “With a large percentage of our workfor...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor" RETIRED
(HomeSmart)
Summerview Fulshear Texas**Summerview**, nestled in **Fulshear, Texas**, is a new community that's now selling! If you're looking for a beautiful single-family home with incredible included features, this is the place to be. Here are some key details about Summerview:- **Location**: Summerview is conveniently situated off **FM359** and just minutes away from **I-10**, making your commute to **Houston** an effortless experience.- **Homes**: The community features spacious 40' and 50' homesites, with over **20 floorplans** ranging from **1,295 to 2,825+ square feet**. These homes offer **3 to 5 bedrooms** and are available in **1- to 2-story designs**. Plus, the **Smart Series** floorplans come with professionally curated design packages, making interior selections easy and affordable.- *...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Jefferson’s Restaurant in Opelika, AL, is a delightful restaurant offering a diverse menu to satisfy every craving. From succulent wings to mouthwatering burgers and fresh oysters, there’s something for everyone. During my visit, I enjoyed their delectable grilled shrimp and fries lunch, which was absolutely delicious.  Jefferson’s is undoubtedly a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts seeking a memorable dining experience. #berkshirehathawayhomeservicespreferredrealestate #JeffersonsOpelika #SouthernEats #GrilledShrimp #FoodieFavesFor more information please click here.
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By Katerina Gasset, Amplify Your Real Estate & Life Dreams!
(The Gasset Group & Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
  I have a story for you! So, there we were, gearing up for my eldest granddaughter’s big 16 — yeah, the sweet sixteen bash. Every year, it’s been our little tradition to go out for sushi because, let’s be real, who doesn’t love a good sushi night, right? But this year, I thought, “Let’s kick things up a notch.” I mean, it’s not every day your granddaughter turns 16. She’s pretty much obsessed with sushi (who can blame her?), so I set out to find the perfect spot that would make this birthday unforgettable. Enter Mr. Shabu, our knight in shining armor, nestled right on the border of Orem, a hop, skip, and a jump away from Provo, Utah. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill sushi joint. Mr. Shabu is where the art of Japanese cuisine comes to life, offering a mind-blowing a la carte menu that’s ...
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
(TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE)
One question I am often asked is there a VA clinic close to The Villages, Florida?  Actually, there is one in The Villages on the north side and the vets who I have spoken with are very happy with the care they receive there.  It stands to reason we have a clinic here, The Villages has the second highest percentage of former members of the armed forces in the nation at 17% of the population.  From The Villages VA Clinic Website:The Villages Outpatient Clinic provides a broad range of general medical services for the primary care patient, as well as a variety of specialty care services. This clinic serves acute and chronically ill eligible Veterans. Veterans requiring hospitalization are assessed, stabilized and transferred to either local facilities or to the Gainesville VA Medical Cent...
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By Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
San Diego, California, a city renowned for its stunning beaches, year-round sunshine, and vibrant cultural scene, offers a plethora of neighborhoods, each with its own unique charm and character. Whether you're seeking laid-back coastal vibes, trendy urban living, horse ranches or family-friendly suburban bliss, San Diego has something for everyone. Here, I'll highlight the top 10 neighborhoods that capture the essence of this sun-soaked paradise. La Jolla: I have lived here and love it! Nestled along the picturesque coastline, La Jolla epitomizes luxury living with its upscale homes, pristine beaches, and world-class dining and shopping. Enjoy panoramic ocean views, explore the renowned La Jolla Cove, or take a stroll along the charming streets lined with boutiques and art galleries. P...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
The Message is In The Quilt - A Journey on The Underground RailroadI was thrilled to be asked to speak at Pikesville Senior Center today in honor of Black History Month.  Those who know me well know how much I love quilting and history. In elementary school, I remember learning about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad and the messages in the quilts.  However, I recently learned that not everyone received a similar education, especially south of the Canadian border and south of the Mason-Dixon Line.  I teach a quilt class at this senior center every Thursday morning and when the Director asked me to speak I was thrilled. It's not just the message in the quilts that stands out but the communication between people that stands out from this time.  Slaves were not educated, they wer...
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By Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
FIRST TUESDAY This event is an Eagle Ridge Residents Happy Hour at theEagle Ridge Golf Course Clubhouse Pub on February 6, 2024. A no-host bar including Appetizer Specials, and a place to meet your neighbors over an adult drink and hospital                                                                                                    Looking forward to seeing YOU there!Get to know your neighbors and learn about all the activities that are offered by living in Gilroy's premier community.  Rain or shine, this event will take place.  Come early for best parkingNo-Host barSee you there!
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By Fanta Kaba
(OnPoint Resolution LLC)
Just filed my income tax return, now I am receiving CP14 from the IRS. What do I do now?When you receive an IRS Notice CP14, it means the IRS is informing you that you have unpaid taxes for a specific tax year you have filed. This notice is essentially the first notice you might receive about unpaid taxes and it outlines how much you owe, including any penalties and interest accrued up to the date of the notice. It's a prompt from the IRS for you to either pay the amount due or to contact them to make arrangements if you disagree with the amount or can't pay it in full.Here’s what you should do upon receiving a CP14 notice: Review the Notice Carefully: Check the details of what tax year the debt is for and how the amount due was calculated. Make sure it aligns with your records. Because...
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By Joyce Marsh, Joyce Marsh Luxury Homes & Interior Designer
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC)
Sweet Sunshine: Embracing Strawberry Season in Florida  Florida's strawberries are renowned for their sweetness, a result of the perfect marriage between the state's climate and the growers' dedication. Plant City Florida is considered the epicenter for strawberries.  Many people think Florida is just known for oranges, but strawberries have become the star of the show.Every year, the Strawberry Festival brings to light all kinds of strawberry infused foods in addition to the legendary Strawberry Shortcake.Beyond the fields, farmers' markets and roadside stands showcase the season's harvest, offering a sensory experience that goes beyond taste. The sweet aroma of fresh strawberries wafts through the air, enticing passersby to indulge in this seasonal delight.In the kitchen, the versatil...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
The Making of a PearlThe Life of Quince Orchard Resident Ida Pearl Green Online Presentation Through daily weekday breakfasts with her grandmother, Ida Pearl Green, Kisha Davis learned stories of family and an African American community in Quince Orchard which went much deeper than the name of her school or a road named Quince Orchard. At 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, Montgomery History will host a free online presentation about how Ms. Green’s life reflects the evolving Quince Orchard community.At 105 years young, Mrs. Green is a lifelong resident of Montgomery County. Through her family’s history from slavery through integration of both schools and churches, her granddaughter—who now serves as the County health officer—shares the complex history of race relations in the County. It is a t...
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Around the World Bazaar, Fri., Feb. 9 Eight acts with international flavor will help celebrate the upcoming arrival of spring as part of the free “Around the World Bazaar” at the Silver Spring Civic Building from 5-10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9. The broad array of entertainment will include the Latin and Brazilian Carnival Dance Party and Orfeia, a women’s vocal ensemble dedicated to preserving and sharing traditional music from Bulgaria and Eastern Europe.The Silver Spring Civic Building is located at 1 Veterans Pl. in Downtown Silver Spring, near the Silver Spring Metrorail Station. The bazaar is presented by Silver Spring Town Center, Inc.All attendees are invited to participate in the International Potluck dinner from 6-8 p.m. Diners should bring a dish to share as they have a chance to...
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By Fanta Kaba
(OnPoint Resolution LLC)
What is IRS notice CP501 and what should you do when you receive it?After filing your income tax return and there is a balance due, the IRS sends the CP501 notice as an initial step in their process of collecting unpaid taxes. It's essentially a reminder for taxpayers who have a balance due on their federal taxes. The purpose of this notice is to inform you of the amount owed, including any penalties and interest that have accrued since you filled. It's the IRS's way of saying, "Hey, you have an outstanding balance, and it's time to address it."Now, if a taxpayer does not respond to the CP501 notice, the situation can escalate. A taxpayer should do everything except ignore this notice. Ignoring this notice is not advisable as the IRS will continue with their collection process. If there...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor" RETIRED
(HomeSmart)
Miller's Pond**Miller's Pond**, a **new development** spanning over **185 acres**, is now selling in **Rosenberg, Texas**! This community offers **new construction homes** thoughtfully designed with attention to detail. Conveniently located off the **Southwest Freeway** and just minutes from **US-90**, it provides an easy commute to both **Sugar Land** and **Houston**¹. Here are some key features of Miller's Pond:- **Location**: Situated near Sugar Land, this small town offers tranquility while still being close to all the attractions and entertainment you could desire. Whether you're interested in dining, shopping, parks, or entertainment, there's something for everyone nearby. Plus, it's just a short drive away from popular attractions like the **Fort Bend County Fairgrounds**, histor...
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Contemporary Conversations Featuring Mahogany L. BrowneRenowned writer Mahogany L. Browne, Lincoln Center’s inaugural poet-in-residence, will be the featured speaker at the Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) “Contemporary Conversations” series in celebration of Black History Month. The free event, titled “Chlorine Skies and Chrome Valleys: The Work of Mahogany L. Browne,” will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Marilyn J. Praisner Library in Burtonsville.The Marilyn J. Praisner Library is located at 14910 Old Columbia Pike in Burtonsville. Advance registration is required to attend. For more information, visit https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/9968618.Ms. Browne is a playwright, community organizer, arts event curator and literary educator who has received fellowships...
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