Montgomery County, MD Real Estate News

Saturday Farmers Market in Kentlands, Gaithersburg, MD   Check Out Our Website!   MAIN STREET FARMERS MARKET 301 Main Street   OPEN YEAR-ROUND Saturdays 9 am - 1 pm   This Week At The Main Street Market:     Amazonica: Locally roasted Brazilian coffee beans and hot brewed coffee.   Crepes d'Or: French-inspired prepared food and desserts.   F.F. Simply Snacks: All natural homemade sweets. At market the 1st and 3rd week of each month.   M&M Plants: Forced bulbs, houseplants, succulents, and more!   Panateca DC: Enjoy a taste of Venezuelan cuisine including fresh bread, cachitos, meats, and sweets.   PetWants: Fresh-made food and treats for your furry friends.   The Happy Cheesecake Company: Enjoy fresh cookies, hearty soups, and -- of course! -- happy cheesecakes!   Tuckey's Fruit & Veget...
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Book Recommendation: The Twist of a Knife by Anthony HorowitzI enjoyed reading The Twist of a Knife (2022) by The New York Times Bestselling Author Anthony Horowitz and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this novel. In New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz's ingenious fourth literary whodunit following The Word is Murder, The Sentence is Death, and A Line to Kill, Horowitz becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation--and only one man can prove his innocence: his newly estranged partner in solving crime, Detective Hawthorne."I'm sorry but the answer's no." Reluctant author, Anthony Horowitz, has had enough. He tells ex-detective Daniel Hawthorne that after three books he's splitting and their deal is over.The tru...
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‘Stories to Broaden Understanding’ Authors Series Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is offering a series of free author talks from February to April 2023 in partnership with the Office of Community Partnerships’ Middle Eastern American Advisory Group (MEAGG) and the Baltimore Luxor Alexandria Sister City Committee. The free talks will include Reem Faruqi on Tuesday, Feb. 7; Mojdeh Bahar on Tuesday, March 7; and Diana Abu-Jaber on Tuesday, April 11.“Stories to Broaden Understanding” will have authors Faruqi and Abu-Jaber appearing virtually and author Bahar appearing in at the Rockville Memorial Library. Advance registration is required to participate in each program.“We are delighted to work with our partners and bring these incredibly accomplished authors to MCPL to share their...
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Electric Vehicle Charging Ports Added in County Parking Facilities The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has added 16 electric vehicle charging ports in County garages over the last four months, increasing the total of electric vehicle (EV) charging ports to 56 for public use in County parking garages and parking lots. Eight ports were added in the NOAA Garage (G58) in Silver Spring this month, four ports were added in the Cordell-St. Elmo Garage (G40) in Bethesda in December and four ports were installed in the Wheaton Market Place Garage (G13) in October.MCDOT has eight more charging ports planned. Four will be installed in the Bethesda-Elm Garage (G57) later this winter and four ports have been ordered for the Cameron Street Garage (G7) in Silver Spring.In 2022, ...
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Energy Assistance Programs and Energy Savings Information Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will offer staffed information tables to learn about energy assistance programs and energy saving resources on seven select days through April. The resource tables will be staffed by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Pepco.The displays will offer customers the opportunity to pick up applications for energy assistance and have questions answered about the program.The resource tables will be implemented on from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the following library locations: Wednesday, Feb. 22. White Oak Library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring Monday, Feb. 27. Germantown Library, 19840 Century Blvd., Germantown Monday, March 20. Long Branch Library, 8800 Ga...
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EV Charging Stations Information, Montgomery County, MD The Department of Permitting Services website features information about electric vehicle charging stations, including a frequently asked questions and answers section.   http://ow.ly/xGBv50MBlRx This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.Existing Space with Access to Your Private PropertyThis option is for those who have an existing driveway, garage, or parking pad with space for charging a vehicle. Montgomery County will not consider installation in the public right-of-way. Installation on private property only requires an electrical permit. The electrical permit must be obtained by alicensed electrician. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 7519Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolo...
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Volunteers Needed to Work with Victims of Sexual Assault Volunteers are needed to assist sexual assault victims and their families through Montgomery County’s Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP), part of the County’s Department of Health and Human Services. Interviews are currently being conducted for the 2023 winter training session.VASAP outreach volunteers donate their time serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Volunteers provide 24-hour crisis counseling and companion services at County hospitals and police stations for victims of rape, sexual assault and domestic violence. Bilingual volunteers are encouraged to apply.Volunteers must attend a training program that covers crisis intervention skills and the specialized knowledge of the emotional, me...
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Book Recommendation: Horse by Geraldine BrooksI enjoyed reading Horse (2022) an outstanding novel by Geraldine Brooks and highly recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book. A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from these strands, a Pulitzer Prize winner braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American historyKentucky, 1850. An enslaved groom named Jarret and a bay foal forge a bond of understanding that will carry the horse to record-setting victories across the South. When the nation erupts in civil war, an itinerant young artist who has made his name on paintings of the racehorse takes up arms for the Union. On a perilous night, he...
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Book Festival High School Poetry Contest Reminder Calling all young poets! Submissions are being accepted for the Gaithersburg Book Festival Annual High School Poetry Contest. Students are asked to craft a poem on one of two topics: diversity or inclusion. Winners will be announced during the 2023 Gaithersburg Book Festival on May 20 at Bohrer Park. Poems may be submitted online here by midnight on February 23. Complete details here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 7521Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Barbara Michaluk, Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR
(Weichert Realtors | Phone Direct 240-506-2434 | 301-681-0550 office)
For Sale in 55+ Leisure World Senior Community Maryland week 1/26/2023Leisure World of Maryland is a Private, Gated, Age-Restricted CommunityThere are currently 41 Homes for Sale in Leisure World of MDThe best 55+ housing opportunity in Montgomery County, Maryland! Living at Leisure World is a great lifestyle choice - it's also a smart financial decision.  This community is for anyone aged 55 or older. The 650-acre campus located in Montgomery County, Maryland offers a variety of housing options and offers lots of amenities. The community can be entered through 3 secure entry gates, staffed with Leisure World security personnel. Leisure World is convenient to shopping, entertainment and offers its own shuttle bus transportation.Click Here to Search for Homes for sale in Leisure World of...
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We’re Looking for Our Next Junior Mayor in Gaithersburg Fourth graders in Gaithersburg are encouraged to write essays telling us what they would do if they were mayor. The theme, to be explored in 275 words or less, is “Preserving the Past to Power the Future.” Students are asked to think about the traditions, beliefs, and events they believe have helped make Gaithersburg what it is today and which they would keep and honor and which they would try to change. Finalists will be invited to a panel interview, with the winner being selected as Gaithersburg’s next Junior Mayor. Click here for entry details. The submission deadline is March 1.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 7520Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by R...
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By Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties )
Maxus Realty Group Agents are local specialists with knowledge to help you buy and sell the right home, at the right price.We are passionate about you as a client, we will always protect your best interests just because it's the only way we do business day in and day out.Today, we'll talk about 5 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Fixer-Upper Property" "Why You Should Consider a Fixer-Upper Property" Exploring the benefits of purchasing a fixer-upper property and learn about the potential cost savings, the ability to customize your home, and the potential for increased equity?Get the right expert advice from a local real estate agent. Purchasing a home is a significant investment, and many buyers are faced with the decision of whether to buy a move-in ready home or a fixer-upper. While b...
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Family Forum on Fentanyl & Life Saving Narcan Training On January 28, from 9:30 - 11:30 am, Clarksburg High School will host a Family Forum on Fentanyl & Life Saving Narcan Training. Panelists will share important information on the dangers and prevalence of fentanyl. Register Here! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16TclJLC24U-dyFSKjaDtgDPVjRG42zfzaKb14J3fnFk/viewform?edit_requested=true This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 7518Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Gaithersburg Farmers Market, Kentlands  Check Out Our Website!   MAIN STREET FARMERS MARKET 301 Main Street   OPEN YEAR-ROUND Saturdays 9 am - 1 pm   This Week At The Main Street Market:     Amazonica: Locally roasted Brazilian coffee beans brewed coffee.   Crepes d'Or: French-inspired prepared food and desserts.   Just Pralines: All natural, honey-roasted nuts.   M&M Plants: Forced bulbs, houseplants, succulents, and more!   Panateca DC: Enjoy a taste of Venezuelan cuisine including fresh bread, cachitos, meats, and sweets.   PetWants: Fresh-made food and treats for your furry friends.   The Happy Cheesecake Company: Enjoy fresh cookies, hearty soups, and -- of course! -- happy cheesecakes!   Tuckey's Fruit & Vegetable Farm: Fresh seasonal produce including squash, chard, and apples.  ...
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Rockville's Lunar New Year CelebrationSaturday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.Thomas S. Wootton High School The City of Rockville celebrates Lunar New Year by offering a free event that celebrates Rockville’s Asian cultures with performances, to-go activities and snacks. Organized in partnership with Rockville’s Asian Pacific American Task Force, the Lunar New Year celebration is a source of pride for the city’s Asian community and an educational opportunity for neighbors to learn about Asian culture.Event InformationSaturday, January 28, 202310 a.m.-1 p.m.; Performances begin at 11 a.m.Thomas S. Wootton High School2100 Wootton Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20850This is a City of Rockville, Maryland announcement. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 7509Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhoto...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
43rd Women’s Legislative Briefing The Montgomery County Commission for Women (CFW) will host its 43rd Annual Women’s Legislative Briefing (WLB) virtually from 12:30-5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29. The theme of this year’s event is “Empowered Women Protect Democracy.” The annual event brings together advocates, allies, policymakers and emerging leaders to empower, engage and mobilize Marylanders around issues affecting women and girls. Attendees will hear from, and engage with, members of the Maryland General Assembly, community leaders and representatives of organizations that advance the status of women and girls.The opening session, “Women Who Empower Through Advocacy,” will include Adrianna Hopkins, a news anchor from WJLA ABC 7. She will serve as the moderator of a panel that includes: V...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
RainScapes Rewards Rebate Program The RainScapes Rebate Program application portal of Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection will reopen on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The portal will have information on installing a RainScapes program and will offer guidance on selecting the right type of project to get started. However, the portal will only be open through March 31.RainScape is a landscape or design technique that helps reduce stormwater runoff from individual properties. They include: Rain Gardens Conservation Landscapes Green Roofs Water Harvesting Permeable Pavement Pavement Removal RainScapes can be installed on any kind of property, but those on private residential, institutional and/ or commercial properties may be eligible for financial assistance. More information i...
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Commission on Veterans Affairs to Honor County Residents Black History Month The Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs will honor County U.S. Uniformed Service members and veterans with detailed virtual tributes displayed on the County’s website to mark Black History Month in February. The tributes will include photos, background information and details of accomplishments during their military careers and afterward.Detailed tributes will also be displayed throughout February at Buffalo Soldiers Great Hall at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The Black History Month display is free to view any time the Civic Building is open to the public.The Black History Month tribute will be displayed online at https://tinyurl.com/y2cn8h24.The Silver Spring Civic Building is located at One ...
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Book Recommendation: The Winter Guest by Pam JenoffI enjoyed reading The Winter Guest (2014 & 2021) by The New York Times Bestselling American Author Pam Jenoff and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book. A stirring novel of first love in a time of war and the unbearable choices that could tear sisters apart, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan’s TaleLife is a constant struggle for the eighteen-year-old Nowak twins as they raise their three younger siblings in rural Poland under the shadow of the Nazi occupation. The constant threat of arrest has made everyone in their village a spy, and turned neighbor against neighbor. Though rugged, independent Helena and pretty, gentle Ruth couldn’t be more different, ...
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Photography Workshop: Getting to Know Your CameraMonday, January 23 Photographers of entry and intermediate levels are likely to come away in the right frame of mind if they participate in the special online event “Photography Workshop: Getting to Know Your Camera” from 6-9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23. Photographer Andargé Asfaw will lead the free presentation from Silver Spring Town Center, Inc.Participants will be introduced to the main camera features that control exposure and creative expression. Essential camera gear will be covered. Participants should make sure that your DSLR camera is fully charged before attending the workshop.To register for the workshop, go to Meeting Registration - Zoom.“There is a story behind every image that I capture,” Mr. Asfaw said. “When I look into the e...
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