Active Rain Gathering on 12/11 in Southern Maryland...Woo Hoo!!

Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403 DRE# 319853

Last year I went to my first Active Rain Gathering that was held in Annapolis. What fun!! I got to person.. Jeff Bolonger, Margaret Rome, Peg Silloway, Pat Kennedy, Audrey-June Forshey, John McArthur and Lewis Portez before I had to leave for family obligations. It was absolutely awesome to see and talk to these bloggers I had been following here on the Rain.

So why Southern Maryland this time around?? Well, a few weeks ago I met via email an Active Rainer from Southern Maryland, Cheryl Ritchie, quite by accident. The next thing I knew we were on the phone chatting away. Well since then we have chatted many times and this week she told me about an Active Rainer who is coming up from Miami to spend time with her family in Northern Virginia for the holidays. This is not just any Active Rainer but one of our Ambassadors of Active Rain and she and Cheryl had made plans to get together and meet at Stoney's Restaurant. Oh my, this is a perfect Active Rain Gathering opportunity I said so.... Woo Hoo!!

Janie Coffey- Miami Real Estate

Now if you have not followed Janie Coffey you will now. I hadn't until Cheryl introduced me to her and like all Ambassadors in the Rain she is wonderful so what a delight it is going to be to meet her in person on the 11th.

The party starts at 11am on Friday December 11th. Stoney's Prince Frederick location is where we are meeting. Cheryl has reserved the fireplace room, perfect for a December day in Maryland. It's going to be baby crabcakes for the eats (Stoney's are famous for them) and we will be putting cash in the pot to divvy up the bill.

Stoney's Seafood House       Stoney's is located at 545 Solomons Island Rd. N (MD RT. 2/4) and their phone number is 410-535-1888.

So now I not only get to meet Cheryl for the first time but I get to meet a Miami blogger and Ambassador too. Woo Hoo Hoo!!. 

There's nothing better than meeting up with fellow bloggers in the Rain so I sure hope you can make it. If you can, just let Cheryl or me know so we can let Stoney's have an idea of how many Active Rainers will be whooping it up in the Fireside Room.



Or leave a comment here and tell us your plans. I am so looking forward to meeting lots of local and not so local Active Rainers!!

PS- We are meeting in the heart of Southern Maryland hospitality so casual dress is the call for the day.


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About the Author Martha Brown- As a third generation Annapolitan I love to write about my experiences in and out of the real estate market. Licensed since 1992 all with Long & Foster I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and a Seller Representation Specialist (SRS) whose passion is homes in the Annapolis MD area and surrounding communities. My goal is to help my clients understand the real estate market and to then make sound real estate decisions. 


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Monique Hailer
Schooner Bay Realty., Inc. & CENTURY 21 New Millenniun - Cape Coral, FL
South West Florida & Southern Maryland Homes

Martha ~ I have it on my calender. I received and email from Cheryl last week. So, I we will meet for the second time. Not sure if you remember me (Waterfront tour) I had the listing on Deer Drive -the owner was home (2 cats and a bird). See you then..

Dec 01, 2009 12:15 PM #20
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Hmmm, interesting. . .I will check my calendar and see if this is doable for me. .

Dec 01, 2009 12:23 PM #21
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Martha, you are doing GREAT getting this announcement out for your area. Hope you have just as wonderful a time as the Annapolis gathering.

Dec 01, 2009 01:21 PM #22
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Ooooooo... I got a shot to see Dr Stacey and a few other Activepeeps. Cool. I'm working on my calendar to see if I can flip some appointments around. Might be able to pull this off and come out to play. :-)

Dec 01, 2009 01:42 PM #23
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Hi Martha~ That is so awesome!  I wish I could figure out a way to be there, or that I lived just a little bit closer!  Have fun!  

Dec 01, 2009 01:52 PM #24
Brad Andersohn
Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Sure wish I could come, I hate to miss any AR Gathering, they are the ultimate experience and the funnest time you'll ever have!!

Dec 01, 2009 02:46 PM #25
Lane Midgett
1776 Real Estate Group Richmond, VA Local Expert - Richmond, VA

Hmmm, I may have to drive up from Richmond.

Dec 01, 2009 02:51 PM #26
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Maratha, I remember reading about the last AR meeting in Maryland. This one sounds like a lot of fun and some great good at Stoneys.

Dec 01, 2009 09:49 PM #27
Linda Greco Rich, ABR, SRES
Exit Preferred Realty - Bel Air, MD
Harford County Specialist

OH, I so wish I could go, but I have a dr's appt that day.

Dec 01, 2009 11:22 PM #28
Chris Minion
O'Brien Realty - Lexington Park, MD

Hello Martha,

My wife and I live in Southern Maryland and we would love to come!  I will check with her and we will let you know to count us in!  Sounds great!  Thank you for the post!




Dec 02, 2009 07:57 AM #29
Barbara Raley
The McNelis Group,LLC - Solomons, MD
When you think of Real Estate, think of me!

Martha, count me in, thank you I will try to let everyione I know to come. Barbara

Dec 02, 2009 10:08 AM #30
Rita Minion
O'Brien Realty - Solomons, MD

Hello Martha,

What great news!  We live in Calvert County!  How fabulous that a gathering is taking place in Southern Maryland!  Please count me and Chris in!  We are looking forward to attending!  See you at Stoney's on December 11th!  Thank you and Cheryl for organizing the gathering!  We will also spread the word!



Dec 02, 2009 10:53 AM #31
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

This sounds like another great event. It was wonderful meeting you last year in Annapolis.

 Have the following on my calendar:  Stoney's is located at 545 Solomons Island Rd. N (MD RT. 2/4) and their phone number is 410-535-1888

Dec 02, 2009 05:14 PM #32
Martha Brown
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403 - Annapolis, MD
Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent

Monique- Thats wonderful!! And yes I do remember you. And I remember the bird too!! LOL

Fernando- Sure hope it is. Would love to meet you!!

gary- Thanks. I am sure we will. Anytime I am able to meet other Active rainers is always a good time! :0)

C-tann- Ohhhh wouldn't that be cool!! I would love to see you there. You rock here on the Rain and a I know a fun time would definitely be had by all!!

Vickie- Me too but I know Kentucky is a bit of a travel LOL. Will miss you though :0)

Brad- So very very true and you will be missed for sure. But.... I am sure your spirit will be there LOL

Lane- Sure hope you do. I just found you from your comment so i would love to meet you.

rebecca- Wow a good memory you have LOL. It was fun and I am sure this one will be the same. Will take lots of photos to share.

Ohhh Linda- you will surely be missed. There will be more though and I am sure we will meet then

Chris & rita- Thats wonderful. So glad you will be there and look forward to meeting you both!!

Margaret- You made my day. So glad you will be attending and I look forward to 'our hug" :0)


Dec 03, 2009 04:03 AM #33
Martha Brown
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403 - Annapolis, MD
Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent

barbara- oops I missed you. Thats great. Just let us know how many you have gathered so we can let Stoney's know. Look forward to meeting you!!

Dec 03, 2009 04:05 AM #34
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

My mouth is wide open. I wonder if Janie Coffey has checked this post out lately. See you all next week on the 11th at 11 at Stoney's in Prince Frederick. Starbucks is across the highway as a landmark. My Jeep brakes for all Starbucks so thought I'd toss that in!

Dec 03, 2009 09:47 AM #35
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Martha, I may be bringing the little minions as well (LOL). Mikey says they're out of school on that date. I wonder if hubby will come as well. We're in the middle of a project and he may have to stay. We shall see... Still flipping my schedule around. :-)

Dec 04, 2009 01:42 AM #36
Janie Coffey
First Coast Sotheby’s International Realty - Ponte Vedra, FL
Uniting Extraordinary Homes w/ Extraordinary Lives

Hey everyone, I can't wait, this is going to be so fuN!

Dec 07, 2009 12:07 AM #37
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Enroute, but wil be late. How long are you guys gonna be having this party? I'm taking some of your numbers and will call you guys later. :-)

Dec 11, 2009 02:06 AM #38
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

It was fun meeting all of you and Janie Coffey, you were GREAT!!!!

Dec 11, 2009 01:05 PM #39
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