roy and dolores kelley photogaphs: Wednesday Evening Adult Basketball in Kentlands - 07/16/19 09:04 AM
Wednesday Evening Adult Basketball in Kentlands
 
If you are 35 or older and enjoy playing basketball, you may wish to participate in the Wednesday evening games on the Kentlands basketball court. 
Every Wednesday the Kentlands basketball court will be reserved from 6:30 p.m. to sunset for adults 35 and older.   Basketball for Adults will run until September 25th. For details email Dean Roy at Daroy12@hotmail.com   For out of the area readers, Kentlands is a planned community within the City of Gaithersburg in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland. Kentlands is a preferred location for families moving to the Metro Area of Washington, … (18 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photogaphs: 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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roy and dolores kelley photogaphs: Saturday Day Trip to Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA - 03/16/19 03:22 PM
Saturday Day Trip to Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
 
Chef Dolores and I were up early this morning for a day trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. We wanted to see and photograph the annual Orchid Extravaganza Exhibit, the National Clivia Show and the blue poppies that only bloom for a few days each year.
We had beautiful weather for our trip and the exhibits were outstanding. They did have a very large crowd of visitors. We stopped at Applebee's in Kennett Square for a late lunch before heading home. By the way, the food at Applebee's was outstanding. 
 
Blue Poppy, Meconopsis, 'Lingholm', Longwood … (17 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photogaphs: Lunch and Beer Sampling at Mad Fox Brewing Company, Falls Church, VA - 03/15/19 10:04 AM
Lunch and Beer Sampling at Mad Fox Brewing Company, Falls Church, VA
 
It had been close to a year since we visited Mad Fox Brewing Company at their Falls Church, Virginia location. We decided to go there for lunch and beer tastings when we were in the area. 
We ordered the Fig & Balsamic Blues Pizza. (garlic olive oil base | aged mozzarella | bleu cheese | bacon | rosemary | caramelized onion | dried figs | balsamic glaze). This was an excellent choice and we really enjoyed it. Click here to view the menu.
They offer samplers of four beers (4 oz. each). By … (17 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photogaphs: JCPenney at Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg, MD to Close - 03/05/19 07:54 AM
JCPenney at Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg, MD to Close
 
It has been reported that JCPenney will be closing 18 of their stores including the location at Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg which will be closed this summer. The remaining inventory will be sold over the next several months with the final closing date expected to take place on July 5, 2019.  
The closings of Starbucks and McDonald’s at Lakeforest Mall were previously reported. Lakeforest Mall could be an ideal site for major redevelopment.
 
 
Orchid, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 6840
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs 
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roy and dolores kelley photogaphs: Book Recommendation: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens - 02/17/19 12:50 PM
Book Recommendation: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
 
Where the Crawdads Sing (2018) is the story of a young girl struggling to make it on her own in the coastal marshes of North Carolina. This the debut novel by the award winning author Delia Owens. Dolores and I enjoyed this book and highly recommend it for your reading list. Click in the links to learn more about the author and books written with her husband Mark Owens.
 
 
Books by Delia Owens
 
"Delia Owens is the co-author of three internationally bestselling nonfiction books about her life as a wildlife scientist in Africa—Cry of the Kalahari, … (16 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photogaphs: Hibiscus, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 1824 - 01/14/19 12:34 PM
Hibiscus, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 1824
 
I finally finished shoveling snow today. The winter storm lingered over our area longer than expected and it resulted in much additional snow. Schools and many offices are closed today.
I posted this photograph in some Facebook groups today and decided to post it in a blog. 
 
Subhash Sharma  "This yellow hibiscus has been the state flower of Hawaii for nearly 30 years.Yellow hibiscus (Hibiscus brackenridgei) is a flowering shrub that grows on all the Hawaiian islands except Ni'ihau and Kaho'olawe. All three subspecies of the yellow hibiscus are listed as endangered species. Even in Hawaii, … (11 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photogaphs: Chrysanthemum, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA - 01/06/19 12:26 PM
Chrysanthemum, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
 
When I posted this photograph in a number of Facebook groups over the weekend, I received a very positive response. I think any of us would be happy to have this mum in our home garden.
 
Chrysanthemum, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 6723
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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roy and dolores kelley photogaphs: Beer Tasting at Flying Dog Brewery, Frederick, Maryland - 04/17/18 11:16 AM
Beer Tasting at Flying Dog Brewery, Frederick, Maryland
 
The weather was beautiful on Saturday and Chef Dolores and I decided to visit the Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Maryland to sample some of their new beers. They recently released three new beers as part their East Coast Hop Project and several beers are on their Limited Release list.
If you live in the area or plan to visit the area, you may wish to include the Tasting Room at  Flying Dog as one of your stops. It is a very nice facility with plenty of free parking. The Tasting Room prices are $8 … (23 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photogaphs: An oceanfront deal that was easy to love - 02/13/18 10:10 AM
An oceanfront deal that was easy to love
 
Lisa Von Domek has challenged ActiveRain bloggers to write about transactions that we loved to handle. This is my third entry for this February contest.
As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, Dolores and I lived at the Virginia House on the oceanfront at Virginia Beach for many years. We moved there for the quality of life but also found business opportunities.
A highrise building called Oceans Condominium was built between the Virginia House and the landmark Cavalier Hotel. Times were difficult and the lender took over the project when it as almost complete. They were … (18 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photogaphs: Book Recommendation: Con Law by Mark Gimenez - 08/08/17 05:05 PM
Book Recommendation: Con Law by Mark Gimenez
 
Con Law (2013) is a legal thriller by The New York Times bestselling author and Texas lawyer Mark Gimenez. I enjoyed this novel and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and his books.
 
Books by Mark Gimenez
 
Goodreads Review of Con Law
"John Bookman - Book to his friends - is a tenured professor at the University of Texas School of Law. He's thirty-five, handsome and unmarried. He teaches Constitutional Law, reduces senators to blithering fools on political talk shows, and is often mentioned as a future Supreme … (11 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photogaphs: Spring Flowers, Longwood Gardens Photowalk - 03/22/17 10:22 AM
Spring Flowers, Longwood Gardens Photowalk
 
Dolores and I spent a day at Longwood Gardens to enjoy and photograph the spring flowers.   Longwood Gardens is located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, just west of Wilmington, Delaware.  With over 1,100 acres of gardens and a very large Conservatory, this is a world class travel destination.  We are members and try to attend all of the major annual exhibits.
We took several hundred photographs.  In is always good to have your camera in hand to capture the colors of the season.  
 
 
Flowers, Longwood Gardens IMG_4335
 
 
Tulips, Longwood Gardens IMG_4374
 
 
Flowers, Longwood Gardens IMG_4334
 
 
Daffodil, Longwood Gardens IMG_4341
 
 
Tulips, Longwood Gardens IMG_4346
 
 
Tulips, … (20 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photogaphs: Book Recommendation: The Fire Dance by Helene Tursten - 02/02/17 08:47 AM
Book Recommendation: The Fire Dance by Helene Tursten
 
The Fire Dance (2005) is book number six in the Detective Inspector Irene Huss crime fiction series by award winning Swedish author Helene Tursten. Dolores and I are reading our way through this series and recommend these novels for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and her books.
 
Books by Helene Tursten
 
Goodreads Review of The Fire Dance
"In this sixth installment in the critically acclaimed Swedish crime series, the murder of a young ballerina named Sophie, apparently an arson victim, sets off shrill alarm bells for Detective Inspector Irene … (12 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photogaphs: Lunch and Movie at Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg, Maryland - 01/14/17 08:41 AM
Lunch and Movie at Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg, Maryland
 
Dolores and I are considering a move to a retirement community. On Friday, we attended a very nice luncheon at Asbury Methodist Village, one of the long established retirement communities in our area. 
We enjoyed the lunch and the marketing presentation and then accepted their invitation to join residents for the afternoon movie in their beautiful theater. The feature film was Sully and it was outstanding.
If you are interested in learning about Asbury Methodist Village, contact Retirement Counselor PJ Petkovic at 301-216-4035. He will tell you everything you want to know and will tour … (16 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photogaphs: Salsa, Chips and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - 12/16/16 10:31 AM
Salsa, Chips and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
 
I was having some salsa and chips and selected Sierra Nevada Pale Ale as my beverage. This beer is a good selection for your holiday parties. Click on the link to learn more at the website. Drink responsibly. ALC 5.6% BY VOL
 
Beeradvocate Review - Rated Outstanding
 
Chrysanthemums, Chrysanthemum Festival, Longwood Gardens,
Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 0280
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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roy and dolores kelley photogaphs: Winter Weather Alert in Maryland - 12/16/16 06:34 AM
Winter Weather Alert in Maryland
 
Maryland residents are experiencing unusually cold weather and need to be prepared for adverse conditions for Friday night and Saturday morning. Home is a good place to be during this period. Weekend travel may be impacted. 
 
Winter weather advisories have been issued for the Baltimore and Washington metro areas from midnight until 9 a.m. Saturday morning. The advisory warns of slippery roads and walkways, making travel difficult.
"While some snow and sleet is expected, the main concern is a period of freezing rain which may make roads very icy, especially after the ongoing very cold weather," according to a … (20 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photogaphs: Free Writing Workshops for Adults and Teens in Gaithersburg - 12/08/15 05:28 AM
Free Writing Workshops for Adults and Teens in Gaithersburg
 
If you or a family member aspires to become a better writer, you should take advantage of the free writing workshops that will be offered on Saturday, May 21, 2016 as from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. as part of the  7th Annual Gaithersburg Book Festival. The location is on the grounds of the Gaithersburg City Hall at 31 South Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877. 
Use the following link for much more information:  Free Writing Workshops
 
Chrysanthemum, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 7916Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/4.5, 1/50 sec., ISO-800, 30 mm, No Flash Photograph by … (7 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photogaphs: Real Estate Industry Ice Cream Social in Gaithersburg - 07/13/15 02:35 AM
Real Estate Industry Ice Cream Social in Gaithersburg
 
This Wednesday, July 15, 2015 is the date of the next Ice Cream Social for members of the real estate industry. This very successful networking event is sponsored by Confidence Title & Escrow. Dolores and I always enjoy meeting with real estate professionals and mortgage loan officers who  work in Montgomery County, Maryland.
The ice cream at Bruster's is wonderful. One of my favorite combinations is Death by Chocolate and Butter Pecan. 
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roy and dolores kelley photogaphs: 14th Annual One-Act Festival in Kentlands - 06/29/15 03:17 AM
14th Annual One-Act Festival in Kentlands
 
Enjoy an eclectic mix of short plays as the City of Gaithersburg joins with Montgomery Playhouse to present the 14th Annual One-Act Festival, July 17 through 26, 2015, at the Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road.
Performances will be held Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with special Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20. The festival presents two separate evenings of one-acts in rotation. If you would like to see all the plays offered in the festival, you will need to purchase two separate admissions. Because some plays contain adult language and themes, the festival is not … (17 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photogaphs: Child Passenger Safety in Montgomery County, Maryland: Car Seats - 09/20/14 04:23 AM
Child Passenger Safety in Montgomery County, Maryland: Car Seats
Young families have the challenge of purchasing and installing car seats for their children and then have to learn how to properly use them. The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Life Safety Education professionals have provided the following questions and answers. Read this information to learn all about car seats and booster seats for children and the laws relating to their use.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Child Passenger Safety
 
What is Montgomery County's law regarding car seat use?
Montgomery County does not have its own car seat law. We follow … (10 comments)

 


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