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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Know the Signs of Heat IllnessWhat are the signs of heat illness? Dizziness, heavy sweating, nausea and weakness signal heat exhaustion. Confusion, dry skin and loss of consciousness signal life-threatening heat stroke. Call 911; cool person with water and ice until help arrives. More: https://ow.ly/Jczz50SnJT4This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  Dahlia, Hollyhill Bridget, National Capital Dahlia Society Show,Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3141Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Recruiting Internationally Educated Health ProfessionalsOur County is tackling the nursing shortage head-on! Thanks to advocacy by the Welcome Back Center & World Education Services, Maryland's nursing licensure process is simpler for internationally educated nurses. This change helps 80+ nurses get to work faster! https://ow.ly/TsXb50SA7aGThis is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  Dahlia, AC Rows End, National Capital Dahlia Society Show,Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3136Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Montgomery County’s Asian American Health InitiativeExciting News! Montgomery County’s Asian American Health Initiative is accepting applications for the FY25 Healthy Communities Fund grant program. $1.5M available to support AAPI organizations with culturally responsive services. Apply by August 5!   https://ow.ly/5mVw50SAGwTThis is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  Dahlia, Windhaven Flare, National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3138Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Economic Development Organization Launches Redesigned WebsiteThe Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) has launched a newly redesigned website—thinkmoco.com—with improved overall functionality that allows for an enhanced user experience. The revamped website is a key component of MCEDC’s ongoing efforts to strengthen its brand, increase user engagement and boost its digital presence to better serve business clients, partners and stakeholders. The new website includes 12 interactive dashboards.MCEDC is the official public-private economic development organization representing Montgomery County and is funded by the County Government. Created in 2015, MCEDC is led by a board of directors of business executives. Its mission is to help businesses start, grow and relocate...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Find a Friend that Really ListensMeet Drako! A big-hearted boy with a love for life that's as big as his personality! Currently residing at the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center. Looking to relocate to your home (and heart). The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service is partnering up with the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center to save lives.This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center7315 Muncaster Mill Rd, Derwood, MD 20855 (240) 773-5900 Hyacinth, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5515Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Dominique Dawes Sculpture UnveilingWe're excited to announce a special event coming up soon at the Silver Spring Recreation and Aquatic Center! On Tuesday, July 23 at noon we will unveil a sculpture of Olympic gold medalist, Dominique Dawes. We hope to see you there.This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 1208Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Updates to Red Line Shuttle Services During Summer Red Line ClosureMetro has adjusted its shuttle bus service to improve travel times and reduce bus congestion at the Silver Spring Transit Center (SSTC). Due to Purple Line construction, work continues at the SSTC through Saturday, Aug. 31. Metro Red Line stations at Glenmont, Wheaton, Forest Glen and Silver Spring are closed during the construction.Currently, the Red Line Limited 2 shuttle loop travels from Forest Glen to Silver Spring to Fort Totten and those travel times have taken longer than originally estimated. The Limited 2 service, as currently operated, will be replaced by two new, more efficient express shuttle loops.The Forest Glen Express will operate between Forest Glen and Fort Totten.The Silver Spring Express will operate...
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Metro Rail and Bus Fares Have IncreasedThe start of summer brought higher temperatures throughout the Washington Region. Also increasing starting June 30 were Metro rail and bus fares.The slight changes will help keep fares in line with cost-of-living adjustments and allow Metro to maintain its current service levels. Metro's last general fare increase was in 2017. There are no planned cuts to rail, bus or MetroAccess services as part of the changes being introduced.Most fares increased by 12.5 percent. Metrobus fares increased to $2.25, express bus fares are now $4.80 and Metrorail fares will range from $2.25 to $6.75 on weekdays depending on distance traveled. Metrorail fares during late night (after 9:30 p.m.) and weekend service now range from $2.25 to $2.50 depending on distance tr...
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Our Brains During Sleep Interactive WorkshopHave you ever wondered what happens after you fall asleep? Or how your body knows when it is time to sleep? The Rockville Science Center may have some answers when it hosts the “Our Brains During Sleep” interactive workshop from 11 a.m.-noon. on Sunday, July 21. The workshop is recommended for ages 10-adult.The Rockville Science Center is located in Rockville Town Square at 36C Maryland Ave. The general admission price is $12.30 per person. For two or more attendees, the price is discounted to $11.07 per person.To register and purchase tickets, go to Our Brains During Sleep | RSC (rockvillesciencecenter.org).The workshop will address the different sleep stages and what your brain is up to while your eyes are closed. The workshop will include h...
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Sunflowers in McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area on River RoadThe sunflower fields in the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area on River Road near Poolesville, which are among Montgomery County’s natural gems, are nearing full bloom and ready for residents who want to wander through a spectacular experience.Residents and visitors from far destinations annually make their way to the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area a 2,000-acre tract in a mixture of woodlands, fields, wooded bottomland and managed wetland impoundments (green-tree reservoirs) that is located at 18600 River Road. The property shares a common boundary with the National Park Service Chesapeake and Ohio Canal to the south and borders Seneca Creek State Park on the east. There is no charge to visit the sunflower fie...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Headwaters Drainage Study MeetingThe final report of the Headwaters Drainage Study will be presented at a public meeting on Thursday July 25 at 7 p.m. at the Casey Community Center. Neighborhood level concept plans of opportunities will be presented as well as sharing next steps after the completion of the study. Click here to learn more.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Dahlia, AC Ben, National Capital Dahlia Society Show,Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3119Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Finding Alternatives to PlasticsPlastic Free JulyPlastics are used to make a wide range of products, including appliances, furniture and clothing, but packaging is the largest market for plastics and the largest source of plastic waste. Most of the plastic used is then discarded. There is a national effort to recognize this month as “Plastic Free July” and the County’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is encouraging residents to join the movement.Americans generate more than 36 million tons of plastic waste per year, according to a 2023 report of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. DEP said July is a good time to give up plastics, when possible, by finding alternatives to single-use plastics. Even taking small steps can make a big difference.Here are some ways that DEP...
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Recreation Celebrates Where You BelongNational Park and Recreation MonthJuly is recognized as National Park and Recreation Month and Montgomery County Recreation is joining the celebration by highlighting the ways its programs and facilities can enhance the quality of life for all ages, cultures and abilities."National Park and Recreation Month is a time for us to recognize and celebrate the vital role our parks and recreation programs play in fostering a sense of community and belonging,” said Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich. “Our Recreation team works tirelessly to provide inclusive and diverse opportunities that enhance the quality of life for all residents. I encourage everyone to take part in the various activities and events planned throughout July and to appreciate the ha...
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Zydeco Sounds of Little Red and the RenegadesEvenings in Olde Towne Gaithersburg Concert Series on July 18The Zydeco-influenced sound of Little Red and the Renegades will highlight the “Thursday Evenings in Olde Towne Gaithersburg” summer concert series at 6:30 p.m. on July 18. The free, family-friendly series will energize the City Hall Concert Pavilion on Thursdays throughout July and into early August.All concerts take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Concerts are weather-dependent. Check the City’s website or social media for updates.The City Hall Concert Pavilion is located at 31 South Summit Ave. in Gaithersburg.Tom Corradino (Little Red) has been on the Azalea City Recordings label based in Takoma Park. He has appeared with Dr. John, Buckwheat Zydeco, Nathan Williams & the Zydeco Cha-Chas,...
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Gaithersburg Farmers Markets, July 18 & 20CHECK 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!   Bread & Cupcakes: Fresh breads, hearty soups, and tasty treats.   D's Smokehouse BBQ: Savory and homemade Southern Style BBQ.   Izaak Walton: An organization working to achieve policies that balance conservation and sustainable use of resources.   Saints Row Brewery: Locally crafted beers and fresh roasted coffee beans produced at their Fulks Corner lab.   Scenic View Orchards: Local produce, apple cider, and honey.   Sugar Plug: Scratch based homemade desserts.   The Kernel's Pop: Locally popped fresh caramel, cheese and kettle popcorn.   Tu...
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Yappy Hour and ‘Pop Up’ Dog Park in BethesdaThe Bethesda Urban Partnership and Montgomery Parks are teaming up to welcome dog owners and their pets on select Thursday nights. The events at Elm Street Park in Bethesda will feature music and food and drinks for purchase. The next Yappy Hour will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, featuring the music of Andrew O’Day.Elm Street Park is located at 4600 Elm Street in Bethesda.Future Yappy Hour events are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19 (6-8 p.m., featuring the music of The New Rockwells), and Thursday, Oct. 10 (5-7 p.m. with Swing5 performing).Smoke BBQ will be on site at each Yappy Hour, selling food, beer and wine.For more information on Yappy Hours, go to Yappy Hour | Bethesda Urban Partnership.This is a Montgomery County, Maryland an...
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Rockville Town Square Summer Concert SeriesSwing of ‘Natty Beaux’ Headlining on July 19Free summer concerts will be happening in Rockville Town Square from 6-9 p.m. most Friday nights through Sept. 20. The series will feature a variety of performers. The next performance will feature the Natty Beaux Swing Band on July 19.The fun-lovin', finger-snappin', hoppin' and boppin' Natty Beaux Swing Band features musicians from some of the Mid-Atlantic Region's finest groups including Billy Coulter of the Billy Coulter Band. It also has musicians who performed with local favorites The Junkyard Saints and Alexandria Kleztet.The boys in the band include Seth Kibel (sax), Brian Simms (keyboards/vocals), Billy Coulter (lead vocals), Louie Newmyer (bass), Andy Rutherford (guitar) and Andy Hamburger (...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
What a gem of a neighborhood! The Miramont Villas were built in 1984 and are in a super location, off Rockville Pike, within walking distance of shopping and dining (Pike & Rose!!), and close to the Bethesda Metro station as well as Twinbrook. The community is very well maintained, amenities include tennis courts and a pool. There are 120 one-to-three-bedroom condos with many featuring not one but two balconies. The Miramont Villas are now the new home of my most recent first-time Maryland homebuyer, Hoai! Hoai, his loan officer Cylda Hodo with First Home Mortgage, and I started working together at the beginning of May. We toured quite a few homes during the first few weeks and wrote 3 other offers before we came across this condo on 6060 California Circle. It was one of the best we loo...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Family Music of Munit and Z LovebugsChildren’s Summer Concert Series on Wednesday, July 17The family music of Munit and Z Lovebugs will be featured at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, as part of the free Gaithersburg Children’s Summer Concert Series at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Gaithersburg. All concerts will be on Wednesdays, a new day for the annual series.Munit and Z Lovebugs are a family music group that performs songs to learn, dance and have fun for all ages.The Lovebugs feature Annie Patterson and Peter Blood, who developed and edited “Rise Up Singing: The Group Singing Songbook,” published by Sing Out Publications in 1988. Their sequel second songbook “Rise Again” was published by Hal Leonard in 2015. They have led hundreds of singalong concerts and workshops across Nor...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Phone Down. Eyes Up.Did you know? July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month. The biggest courtesy you can do is not touching your phone when behind the wheel. Be the focused driver - it's never okay to drive distracted.This is a Maryland Department of Transportation Alert  Lupine, Longwood Gardens Photowalk,Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 4513Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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