roy and dolores kelley photographs: Autoscheduling Considered Not Essential by ActiveRain - 05/30/20 08:17 AM
Autoscheduling Considered Not Essential by ActiveRain
 
ActiveRain Member Support The developers are focused on the issues that impact the majority of the community as first priority, and that is as it should be.
The autoscheduling feature didn't even exist for at least the first half of this community's existence, so it's hard to justify it as an essential service that demands the highest priority vs. resolving issues that prevent new members from joining or from the overall community receiving notifications.
 
ActiveRain bloggers who have be using the scheduling feature to post reblogs and blogs for years may be discouraged by the perspective of ActiveRain … (20 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: New COVID-19 Testing Sites at CVS Pharmacy Locations in Maryland - 05/28/20 10:30 AM
New COVID-19 Testing Sites at CVS Pharmacy Locations in Maryland
 
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and CVS Health announced 17 new COVID-19 test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Maryland. The opening of additional test sites across the state will be announced by the end of the month.
This announcement comes two days after Governor Hogan signed an emergency order authorizing the state’s nearly 1,200 pharmacies to order and administer COVID-19 tests as part of Maryland’s long-term testing strategy.
Self-swab tests will be available to individuals meeting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria, in addition to age guidelines. Patients must register in … (20 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Book Recommendation: Born to Run by James Grippando - 05/28/20 08:05 AM
Book Recommendation: Born to Run by James Grippando
 
Born to Run (2008) is book number eight of the series of crime fiction thrillers featuring Miami defense lawyer Jack Swyteck by The New York Times bestselling American novelist and lawyer James Grippando. I enjoyed this book and recommend this series for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and his books.
 
The first thing you should know about bestselling author James Grippando is that he is no longer clueless—so says his wife, Tiffany, after “A James Grippando Novel” was a clue for #38 Across in the New York … (13 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Montgomery County MD COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program - 05/27/20 11:22 AM
Montgomery County MD COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program
 
Montgomery County, Maryland is offering up to 3 months partial rent support to low-income tenants who lost income due to COVID-19. Applications and documents must be submitted to the Housing Opportunities Commission by June 5 at 2 p.m. Go to: www.hocmc.org/extra/878-covid-rental-assistance-program.html to learn more, collect your documents and apply. Press release: https://go.usa.gov/xwCAE
 
 
Dandelion Seed Head, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 8559
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Police Request Registration of Security Cameras in Gaithersburg MD - 05/26/20 10:25 AM
Police Request Registration of Security Cameras in Gaithersburg MD
 
This is a Gaithersburg Police Department notification.
We are committed to our partnership with business owners and residents. Many business owners and residents currently operate surveillance systems at their businesses and/or homes. As crimes occur nearby, you may not always be aware that your system may have captured information that could help solve the crime.
We are asking both residents and businesses around the city to voluntarily register your privately owned surveillance camera systems. As officers respond to criminal incidents within your community, officers may be able to use the information or footage … (11 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Taste of Home Pineapple Chicken Casserole Recipe - 05/26/20 09:33 AM
Taste of Home Pineapple Chicken Casserole Recipe
 
Chef Dolores used the Taste of Home Pineapple Chicken Casserole recipe for our Monday night dinner. It is very good and you may wish to give it a try as well. Click on the link to view and print the recipe.
 
 
Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Book Recommendation: Killing the Shadows by Val McDermid - 05/26/20 05:40 AM
Book Recommendation: Killing the Shadows by Val McDermid
 
Killing the Shadows (2000) is a standalone novel featuring Professor Fiona Cameron, an academic psychologist who uses computer technology to track serial offenders by international award winning Scottish crime writer Val McDermid. I enjoyed this book and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and her books.
 
Synopsis:
A killer is on the loose, blurring the line between fact and fiction. His prey – the writers of crime novels who have turned psychological profilers into the heroes of the nineties. But this killer is like no other. … (11 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Glenstone is still closed - 05/25/20 10:12 AM
Glenstone is still closed
 
We received this email from Glenstone, the wonderful contemporary art museum located in Montgomery County, Maryland.
You have a reservation for Glenstone on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 10:30 AM. 
 
For the safety of our visitors and staff, and in compliance with the State of Maryland's directive to close non-essential places of public gathering, Glenstone Museum is temporarily closed to the public until further notice. This includes the grounds of Glenstone as well.
 
For more information please Click Here
 
We hope everyone remains safe and healthy during these challenging times.  You might not be familiar with the Glenstone Museum. The grounds are extensive, the buildings are beautiful and … (19 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Stay at Home in Montgomery County, Maryland - 05/24/20 12:59 PM
Stay at Home in Montgomery County, Maryland
 
Keep staying at home (except for essential travel and approved outdoor activities) and maintain physical distancing to stop the spread of #COVID19. Your efforts are making a difference! #MoCo #StayHome #StaySafe
 
 
Tangerine Gerbera Daisy in the Rain, Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Sour Cream Blueberry Pie Recipe - 05/23/20 12:25 PM
Sour Cream Blueberry Pie Recipe
 
Chef Dolores used this Sour Cream Blueberry Pie recipe from The Southern Lady Cooks for our weekend dessert. You may also wish to give it a try. Click on the link to view and print the recipe.
 
 
Watermelon Gerbera Daisy in the Rain, Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Sausage Spinach Crustless Quiche Recipe - 05/23/20 11:22 AM
Sausage Spinach Crustless Quiche Recipe
 
Chef Dolores selected the Sausage Spinach Crustless Quiche recipe from The Southern Lady Cooks for our Saturday night dinner. You may also want to give it a try. Click on the link to view and print the recipe. 
 
Gazania, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: City of Gaithersburg Memorial Day Notices - 05/22/20 08:39 AM
City of Gaithersburg Memorial Day Notices
 
Closures & RecyclingThe City is closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. Recycling scheduled for Monday, May 25 will be collected on Saturday, May 23.   Virtual Memorial Day Observance The City will recognize fallen soldiers and all who have defended our freedoms over the years with a virtual Memorial Day Observance. The pre-recorded video observance will be shared on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube on Saturday, May 30.   Virtual Flags for our Heroes Honor a hero in your life by donating to the Flags for our Heroes program hosted by the Montgomery Village, Gaithersburg and Historic Emory Grove … (12 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Book Recommendation: Got the Look by James Grippando - 05/21/20 06:49 AM
Book Recommendation: Got the Look by James Grippando
 
Got the Look (2006) is book number five in the crime thriller series featuring lawyer Jack Swyteck by The New York Times bestselling American novelist and lawyer James Grippando. I enjoyed this book and recommend this series for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and his books.
 
The first thing you should know about bestselling author James Grippando is that he is no longer clueless—so says his wife, Tiffany, after “A James Grippando Novel” was a clue for #38 Across in the New York Times crossword puzzle. … (13 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Extended Closure of Gaithersburg Facilites, Services and Programs - 05/20/20 12:58 PM
Extended Closure of Gaithersburg Facilites, Services and Programs
 
The City of Gaithersburg has extended the order to keep City facilities shuttered and limit in-person services through at least May 31, 2020. While select services remain available online, there will be no in-person events, programs, classes, sports, performances, or non-essential meetings through at least May 31. Traditional summer camps and other recreation programs have been cancelled and the Gaithersburg Water Park will not open for Memorial Day weekend. The City is in the final stages of creating a Phased Service Restoration Plan for all City programs and services and it will be made … (18 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Black Bear Sighting in Montgomery County, Maryland - 05/20/20 08:53 AM
Black Bear Sighting in Montgomery County, Maryland
 
A black bear was spotted Monday night in northern Montgomery County. Black bear sightings in the area from May to July are not uncommon.
During this time, young black bears roam to look for their own territory and to find food. They can cover a lot of territory and may seek out bird feeders, trash cans, or compost bins. So it is recommended to keep them inside and/or secured!
 
If you see a black bear, remember:
1. Don’t panic. Back away slowly. Keep dogs leashed, and remove them from the area.
2. Do not approach and NEVER feed the … (13 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Class of 2020: Don't Forget to Vote! - 05/19/20 10:55 AM
Class of 2020: Don't Forget to Vote!
 
All of us need to encourage members of the Class of 2020 to vote in the the Maryland Primary election. Voting is by mail and those who will turn 18 by November 3 will find it easy to register to receive a ballot.
 
 
Rainy Day Photowalk, Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Alcohol Beverage Sales Surge in Montgomery County, Maryland - 05/19/20 07:56 AM
Alcohol Beverage Sales Surge in Montgomery County, Maryland
 
Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) retail store sales have seen a significant spike since the beginning of the COVID-19 health crisis. Sales in January and February were already up 1.5%. By the end of March, the County-run stores were deemed essential by the Governor and saw a surge in retail sales of 22.7% in March and April, as compared to the same time last year. Sales are now closer to normal levels.
“All of our profits are transferred to the County,” said Robert Dorfman, director of ABS.  “Additional sales and profits benefit taxpayers and can help … (14 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: When Will Montgomery County, Maryland Reopen? - 05/19/20 07:42 AM
When Will Montgomery County, Maryland Reopen?
 
Similar to steps being taken by local governments in the Washington metropolitan area and consistent with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Montgomery County Council approved the safe-at-home executive order from County Executive Elrich that continues requiring nonessential employees to stay at home and residents to continue to restrict nonessential trips. Outdoor activities that provide six feet of social distancing are encouraged.You can read the executive order here: https://bit.ly/2AAugNR
#StayHome #StaySafe
 
 
Lilies, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, MD USA
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: MoCo Pools To Remain Closed Through Memorial Day Weekend - 05/18/20 04:36 PM
MoCo Pools To Remain Closed Through Memorial Day Weekend
 
Montgomery County, Maryland health officials announced that public and private community pools will not open Memorial Day weekend for the traditional start of summer, due to COVID-19 restrictions affecting the health and safety of patrons and employees. Restrictions apply to pools operated by Montgomery County Recreation, as well as apartment and condominium complex pools, and private swim clubs.
 
“We know that many in the community equate pool openings with the official start of the summer season, but ongoing COVID-19 restrictions make it impossible to safely open so that swimmers and employees are protected from … (14 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Spring HVAC Checkup - 05/18/20 11:11 AM
Spring HVAC Checkup
 
We always recommend an annual service contract for HVAC equipment. This is the 25th year of using Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing for our home. Our spring checkup took place on Monday. Sadly, we have some problems with our air conditioning equipment for our second floor and have decided to replace it. That work will take place on Friday.
 
Iris, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 8582
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
 
Subhash Sharma This Iris comes from a genus of 260 –300 species of flowering plants with showy flowers. It takes its name from the … (28 comments)

 


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