maryland: Free Residential Deck Inspections in Montgomery County, Maryland - 06/17/19 12:07 PM
Free Residential Deck Inspections in Montgomery County, Maryland
 
The Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (DPS) is extending its free residential deck inspection service into the summer months.
To schedule a free deck inspection in Montgomery County, call 3-1-1 or 240-777-0311. Residents may request an inspection online by visiting the County’s website. Once the request has been received, the homeowner will be contacted by an inspector to schedule a time and date for the inspection. 
This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.
 
Amaryllis, Conservatory Display, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 2784
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/4.0, 1/400 sec., ISO-80, 18 mm, No Flash
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
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maryland: Monday Happy Hour at Yard House, Gaithersburg, Maryland - 06/11/19 10:45 AM
Monday Happy Hour at Yard House, Gaithersburg, Maryland
 
Chef Dolores and I went to Yard House in Gaithersburg for happy hour on Monday.  They are currently offering a Monday happy hour special for flights of four beers from their long beer list for $5. So shared two flights to sample eight different beer selections and had a couple of their outstanding appetizers which are half price during happy hour. Click on the link to reach the website and the menu.
 
Yard House
211 Rio Boulevard
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
240-683-8790
 
 
 
Poppy Flowered Amemone, Anemone coronaria, 'PAS 1851', Mona Lisa Blue Bicolor,
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 2714
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maryland: Peonies, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland - 06/09/19 12:48 PM
Peonies, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland
 
We have a rainy Sunday afternoon in Maryland and we are at home. I received many positive comments when I posted this photograph in Facebook groups. It was taken in in home garden. Peonies provided the cut flowers for our home for several weeks. The season is over for our peonies and we will have to count on photographs until next year.
Have an outstanding week.
 
Peonies, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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maryland: SummerFest at Bohrer Park, Gaithersburg, Maryland, Sat. June 29th - 06/06/19 10:44 AM
SummerFest at Bohrer Park, Gaithersburg, Maryland, Sat. June 29th
 
Celebrate America's Independence with friends and family at SummerFest, Gaithersburg’s annual summer lawn party on the expansive grounds of Bohrer Park. The free event takes place on Saturday, June 29, 2019, from 5 to 11:30 p.m. and features live music, food, and family activities, all leading up to a spectacular fireworks display and SummerGlo After Party.
SummerFest kicks off at 5 p.m. with one of the areas top dance bands, Nation. Enjoy a variety of musical genres throughout the evening as this stellar group performs up until the fireworks begin. Stay for an encore … (20 comments)

maryland: Omaha Steaks to Close its Rio Location in Gaithersburg, Maryland - 06/03/19 02:04 PM
Omaha Steaks to Close its Rio Location in Gaithersburg, Maryland
 
Omaha Steaks will close its Rio location at the end of June.  The chain is known for its steaks and other frozen prepared foods. 
The store has been at 20 Grand Corner Ave in Rio for approximately 13 years. 
There are other locations in Fairfax, Annapolis, and Towson.
 
This information was provided by MoCo Show News.
 
 
  
Begonia, Conservatory Display, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 2639
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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maryland: Spiderwort, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland - 05/31/19 11:33 AM
Spiderwort, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland
 
During my walks through Kentlands, our home community within the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland, I have seen many Spiderwort plants in bloom. These are small flowers and are available in several colors.
 
Tradescantia is a genus of 75 species of herbaceous perennial wildflowers in the family Commelinaceae, native to the New World from southern Canada to northern Argentina, including the West Indies. Members of the genus are known by the common names Spiderwort or Indian Paint. Wikipedia
 
Spiderwort, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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maryland: River Road Remains Closed in Montgomery County, Maryland - 05/31/19 11:06 AM
River Road Remains Closed in Montgomery County, Maryland
 
River Rd (MD 190) remains closed in both directions between Maidens Bower Dr & Esworthy Road due to emergency road work. This will be an extended closure that is expected to last into next week. Expect significant delays. Seek alternate route. #MoCo #MdTraffic
Montgomery County, MD Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security
 
 
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maryland: Autism/IDD Night Out in Gaithersburg, Maryland - 05/28/19 02:37 PM
Autism/IDD Night Out in Gaithersburg, Maryland
 
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maryland: Memorial Day Holiday Schedule, Montgomery County, Maryland - 05/26/19 11:18 AM
Memorial Day Holiday Schedule, Montgomery County, Maryland
 
Montgomery County government will observe the following holiday schedule for Memorial Day, Monday, May 27:
County Offices – closed;
Libraries - closed; 
Department of Liquor Control - all stores open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
Recreation – Aquatics programs and facilities open.  Recreation centers, senior centers and administrative offices are closed; 
Montgomery Parks - visit www.MontgomeryParks.org;
 
Ride On – will run on a Sunday schedule.  Click on a route number for the Sunday schedule; 
 
Metrorail and Metrobus – Information available at www.wmata.com;
TRiPS Commuter Store (Silver Spring) – closed; Mobile Store - closed;
County-provided refuse/recycling pickup – No County-provided collection services will occur on this day. After the holiday, all County-provided recycling and trash collections will slide, and be one day … (10 comments)

maryland: 90,000+ Acres Preserved in Montgomery County, Maryland - 05/22/19 11:33 AM
90,000+ Acres Preserved in Montgomery County, Maryland
 
Have you seen a map of the Montgomery County, Maryland lands preserved for agriculture? Over 90,000 acres have been preserved for #farms: http://ow.ly/5Sca30dEChp 
For out of the area readers, Montgomery County, Maryland is located in the northwestern suburbs of Washington, DC. It had about one million residents.
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maryland: Street Closing in Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland - 05/17/19 10:30 AM
Street Closing in Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland
 
From the City of Gaithersburg: Starting Monday (5/20/2019) the Kentlands Market Square site will be closing lanes of Market Street to install a new ADA compliant crossing. The closure will take Market Street down to a one-way single lane and it will remain closed overnight. This could go on for a few days due to the amount of work needed to complete this, so we do not have a completion date at this time.
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maryland: Free Deck Inspections During May in Montgomery County, Maryland - 05/17/19 07:42 AM
Free Deck Inspections During May in Montgomery County, Maryland
 
The Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services is offering free deck inspections during the month of May as part of its Building Safety Month celebration. Contact @311MC311 to schedule your free deck inspection today. https://buff.ly/2D4mmLq
 
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maryland: Happy Hour at Firebirds Wood Fired Grill in Gaithersburg, Maryland - 05/05/19 04:22 PM
Happy Hour at Firebirds Wood Fired Grill in Gaithersburg, Maryland 
 
After an afternoon appointment at the office of our insurance agent to review our policies, we decided to stop at Firebirds Wood Fired Grill for happy hour. The Fired Shrimp and Crispy Cauliflower went well with a nice glass of chardonnay. 
We shopped at Bruster's for some ice cream for dessert. Did I mention that life is good?
 
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
390 Spectrum Avenue
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879
301-284-1770
 
Peony, National Arboretum, Washington, DC USA
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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maryland: Joint Public Hearings in Gaithersburg, Maryland - 05/01/19 11:57 AM
Joint Public Hearings in Gaithersburg, Maryland
 
Three Joint Planning Commission / Mayor and City Council Public Hearings will take place on May 6. First up is a Master Plan Amendment for the Element related to Parks, Recreation & Culture, providing recommendations for future development, programs and actions in keeping with the City's Strategic Plan. The second is for the Schematic Development Plan (SDP) for a new 4-story office building at 10002 Fields Rd. (Crown). The third is for the SDP for a 310-unit senior living apartment building at 10100 Washingtonian Blvd. Comment can be made at the meeting or by e-mail until the closing of each record to planning@gaithersburgmd.gov.
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maryland: Active Aging Expo in Gaithersburg, Maryland - 05/01/19 11:44 AM
Active Aging Expo in Gaithersburg, Maryland
 
To celebrate Active Older Adults Month, the City of Gaithersburg and Asbury Methodist Village have joined forces to present the Active Aging Expo. Older adults will gather at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park for a day filled with educational talks, interactive demonstrations, preventive screenings, massages, manicures, and other fun activities. It takes place on Monday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission and lunch are free. 
This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.
 
Peony, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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maryland: Mini Golf Opens Saturday in Gaithersburg, Maryland - 05/01/19 11:24 AM
Mini Golf Opens Saturday in Gaithersburg, Maryland
 
We know the official summer solstice is still several weeks away, but nothing says summer quite like a round of mini golf. Our challenging, beautifully landscaped course on the grounds of Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm is now open weekends, Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Daily hours start June 15. Group rates and birthday party packages are available, too. Check it out here.
This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.
 
 
 
Azalea, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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maryland: Poetry Month in Gaithersburg, Maryland - 04/18/19 11:11 AM
Poetry Month in Gaithersburg, Maryland
 
April is national poetry month, and Gaithersburg, which is quickly becoming the literary capital of the mid-Atlantic area, is celebrating with both a proclamation and a poetry contest, part of the 10th Annual Gaithersburg Book Festival. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman issued the proclamation on April 15 to Lucinda Marshall, who coordinates Diverse Poetry readings at the Gaithersburg Library.
This year's Book Festival high school writing contest invited students throughout the DMV to submit original works of poetry. Ten finalists have been selected and Maryland Poet Laureate Grace Cavalieri, who will also present at the Festival, will select first, … (15 comments)

maryland: Annual Italian Wine Festival at Finewine.com in Gaithersburg, Maryland - 04/16/19 08:47 AM
Annual Italian Wine Festival at Finewine.com in Gaithersburg, Maryland
 
Chef Dolores and I attended the Annual Italian Wine Festival at Finewine.com in Gaithersburg. Tastings were available for 15 wines. My favorite was the La Capronera Falaghina 2017, a light bodied white. Dolores' favorite was a red wine, the Quadri Nero d'Avola 2016 and she purchased a bottle for us to take home. 
Click on the link to reach the website. You will want to sign up for their newsletters for notices on tasting events.
 
Finewine.com
20A Grand Corner Avenue
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
301-987-5933
 
Conservatory, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 7927
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and … (20 comments)

maryland: Drug Take Back Day in Gaithersburg, Maryland - 04/12/19 07:52 AM
Drug Take Back Day in Gaithersburg, Maryland
 
On Saturday, April 27th the Gaithersburg Police Department will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event.
Residents and citizens will have an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
Bring your unused medications for disposal to the Gaithersburg Police Station, located at 14 Fulks Corner Avenue, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. No liquids or syringes will be accepted.
 
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maryland: Weekly Tasting Events in Montgomery County, Maryland - 04/12/19 06:24 AM
Weekly Tasting Events in Montgomery County, Maryland
 
The Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control has weekly tasting events in many of their stores. Click on this link to see the current schedule and to sign up for their email newsletter.
 
Garden Phlox, Phlox paniculata, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, MD USA IMG 0135
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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