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Montgomery County Recreation Summer Jobs Dive into summer with a job at Montgomery County Recreation! We're hiring camp directors, lifeguards, and more. Join us at our job fairs in February, March and April. Great pay, rewarding work! Details https://ow.ly/533R50QFLRBThis is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Thistle, Meadow Garden, Longwood Gardens,Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 5461Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
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Montgomery County Disparity Study Your voice matters! Montgomery County is examining business equity with a Disparity Study & needs YOU! Share your experiences with the county's markets. Women, minorities, & disabled business owners, we're listening. Visit http://montgomerycountymddisparitystudy.com to contribute.This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6290Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Maryland Freedom Seekers on the Underground Railroad Online Presentation Maryland was the starting point of many unsung heroes of the Underground Railroad. Freedom seekers embarked on the perilous journey from slavery to freedom in whatever way they could. “Maryland Freedom Seekers on the Underground Railroad” will be an online presentation from Montgomery History that will be available for a one-week period starting Monday, Feb. 19.Jenny Masur, a former National Capital Region manager for the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, will tell the stories of those involved. To access the free presentation, go to History Conversations (montgomeryhistory.org).Among the stories are those involving John Thompson, who signed onto a whaling ship; James Watkins, who sailed to England ...
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Free Income Tax Preparation in Montgomery County, MD Free income tax preparation through the VITA program is available for Montgomery County residents with a household income of $64,000 or less. Appointments are available at Casey Community Center on Mondays from 2:30 to 8 p.m. through April 11. Services are offered in both English and Spanish.  Read more here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Leaves, Kentlands Photowalk + Imagination, Color Edited for ourImagination Series, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 0499Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Gaithersburg Spring Sports Registration Reminder  Register now for Spring Youth and Teen Sports programs, including t-ball, baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, track & field, speed & agility, and Start Smart™ programs for 3 to 5 year-olds in tennis, baseball and golf. Registration deadline is February 28. Register here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Grass and Leaves, Kentlands Photowalk + Imagination, Color Edited for our Imagination Series, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 0501 ACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Shop Maryland Energy Weekend, Feb. 17-19The “2024 Shop Maryland Energy Weekend” from Feb. 17-19 will save consumers money on select energy-efficient appliances. During the annual three-day period, Maryland’s sales and use tax does not apply to the sale of solar water heaters and certain Energy Star products.Among the items that will be free of Maryland sales tax during the weekend are solar water heaters. Other qualifying Energy Star products could include the following: air conditioners, clothes washers, clothes dryers, furnaces, heat pumps, standard size refrigerators, compact fluorescent light bulbs, dehumidifiers, boilers or programmable thermostats.When shopping for a qualifying Energy Star product, look for the Energy Star label. The Energy Star logo is on all qualified products t...
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Gaithersburg Summer Camp Registration Summer Camp registration is now open for City of Gaithersburg residents; open registration begins February 21. Summer offerings include all-day youth camps, preschool and kindergarten programs, teen and tween camps, mini camps and clinics, sports camps, and specialty camps in dance, visual and performing arts, video and music production, STEM, and skateboarding for youth and teens. Explore the summer camps here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Ficus elastica "Variegata", Variegated Rubber Plant, Longwood Gardens Conservatory, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 5843Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Gaithersburg Housing & Community Development Survey  The City’s Housing and Community Development Division is seeking feedback on affordable housing and community needs as it prepares its Fiscal Year 2024 Annual Action Plan (FY24AAP). An online survey is available in English here and in Spanish here. Survey responses are requested by 5 p.m. on April 26, 2024. A virtual public meeting will be held on March 28 at noon. Join the Zoom meeting here. Read more here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Orchids, Longwood Gardens Conservatory,Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 8364Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
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Maryland RaccoonsAs you can tell from my photograph in this post, we do have raccoons in Kentlands, our home community in Gaithersburg, Maryland. However, I have not seen them very often during my walks through the neighborhood.Raccoons can be nuisance wildlife. Raccoons are well adapted to urban and suburban areas and can easily get into houses, basements and attics. In addition, raccoons often raid trash cans and pet food left outside. Raccoons furthermore are responsible for 60% of the rabies cases in Maryland and can also transmit canine distemper and parvovirus to domestic dogs.The Maryland Department of Natural Resources provides interesting information about raccoons. Click here to reach their website.MD DNR has contracted with the USDA Wildlife Services to establish a public acc...
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AstraZeneca to Expand Manufacturing Operations in Rockville Maryland Governor Wes Moore this week announced that AstraZeneca, a global science-led biopharmaceutical company, is establishing a new manufacturing facility in Rockville. The company is investing $300 million in a state-of-the-art facility located at 9950 Medical Center Dr., where it will launch its life-saving cell therapy platforms in the U.S. for critical cancer trials and future commercial supply.The new facility, expected to be fully operational in 2026, will also lead to recruitment for approximately 150 new employees focused on an array of cutting-edge technologies to deliver life-saving cell therapies. Additionally, AstraZeneca plans to retain 4,500 employees at its other facilities throughout Montgomery County.“Astra...
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By Roy Kelley
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Retool Gaithersburg Draft Available The complete draft of the comprehensive update to the City’s Zoning Ordinance, Retool Gaithersburg, is now available here for public review and comment. The draft ordinance reflects the goals of the Retool Gaithersburg effort and the changes discussed at Joint Work Sessions and through various public engagement efforts and focus groups conducted over the past 12 months. The Planning Commission is scheduled to sponsor the amendment during its regular meeting on February 7, which will officially begin the public record. The Mayor and City Council and Planning Commission will conduct two Joint Work Sessions on the draft ordinance on February 26 and March 11. Residents can email comments to retool@gaithersburgmd.gov or call 240-805-1100 and leave a messag...
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By Roy Kelley
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Pulmuone Chicken Pad ThaiChef Dolores served Pulmuone Chicken Pad Thai for our dinner at home and we enjoyed it. This was the first time we tried this selection and we will definitly get it again. Click on the link to reach their website for more information. Considered the national dish of Thailand, Pad Thai is a noodle stir-fry that brings together a unique blend of sweet, savory, and tangy flavors to create a depth of flavor you can enjoy in every bite. Our Chicken Pad Thai is made with perfectly tender, antibiotic free chicken and is tossed with veggies, scallions, and topped with crushed peanuts. Garnish with cilantro and a squeeze of lime to make this street-style favorite the ultimate at-home comfort food.  Chrysanthemum, Longwood Gardens,Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 7692...
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March in our St. Patrick’s Day Parade Gaithersburg’s 22nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will wind its way through Rio on Saturday, March 16 at 10 a.m. If you are part of a club, civic organization, school, or other community group, we invite you to join in. There’ll be bagpipers, Celtic dancers, equestrian units, fire trucks, antique cars … and maybe you!Read more here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Chrysanthemum, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 7705Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
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Montgomery County Energy Summit The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold its 11th annual Montgomery County Energy Summit on Monday, April 15, and Tuesday, April 16, at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The summit is an opportunity for the commercial building community to prepare for compliance with energy benchmarking, building energy performance standards and emerging building codes.The Silver Spring Civic Building is located at 1 Veterans Pl. in Silver Spring, near the Silver Spring Metro Station. Event registration will open in mid-February.Montgomery County prioritizes sustainable initiatives, implementing policies and programs to drive the building sector toward an energy-efficient, low-carbon future, in alignment with the County’s climate action...
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By Roy Kelley
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Owls of Maryland Most people only hear owls, but some folks are lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a large owl swooping across the road after dark. Most owls in Maryland are secretive and active at dusk and dawn or at night.Eighteen species of owls can be found in North America, eight of which occur in Maryland. Barred Owls, Barn Owls, Eastern Screech-Owls and Great-Horned Owls are commonly found throughout Maryland. Northern Saw-Whet Owls migrate through the State in late fall and a few occasionally breed in western Maryland in the summer. Short-Eared Owls and Long-Eared Owls historically nested in Maryland, but no breeding birds have been seen in a number of years. Snowy Owls occasionally migrate through the State and can be seen along Assateague Island.Specialized PredatorsOwls are c...
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Contemporary Conversations Featuring Mahogany L. BrowneRenowned writer Mahogany L. Browne, Lincoln Center’s inaugural poet-in-residence, will be the featured speaker at the Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) “Contemporary Conversations” series in celebration of Black History Month. The free event, titled “Chlorine Skies and Chrome Valleys: The Work of Mahogany L. Browne,” will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Marilyn J. Praisner Library in Burtonsville.The Marilyn J. Praisner Library is located at 14910 Old Columbia Pike in Burtonsville. Advance registration is required to attend. For more information, visit https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/9968618.Ms. Browne is a playwright, community organizer, arts event curator and literary educator who has received fellowships...
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By Roy Kelley
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Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPAWe had sandwiches at home for our lunch today. Our beverage selection was the Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA. If you enjoy IPAs, this is a good one for you to try. Drink responsibly. 6.2% Alc. by Vol.Description Hop Hunter IPA harnesses the complex flavors of just-picked hops through an all-new method of steam distilling wet hops before they even leave the fields. This revolutionary technique captures and intensifies the natural flavors, creating a unique and intensely aromatic beer. Our custom process gathers pure hop oil which, when combined with traditional whole-cone hops in the brew kettle, makes for an incredible IPA experience. Tulips, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 0925Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dol...
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Visit Montgomery Suggests 24 Great Adventures in 2024 Brimming with must-see museum exhibits, spectacular theater performances, guided tours and adventurous outings, Visit Montgomery is suggesting to County residents that there are all types of activities that can keep enthusiasts busy throughout the year. For 2024, Visit Montgomery has identified 24 County places to explore in the new year.The list of fun can include the following: Glenstone Museum. Visitors to Glenstone experience a curated collection of modern and contemporary art featuring work by renowned artists. Beyond the art, Glenstone boasts expansive outdoor spaces, including landscaped gardens and walking trails and a beautiful water garden. Glenstone offers a retreat from the everyday hustle and bustle while inspiring appre...
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Artists Wanted for Public Art Project Attention Maryland Artists! Ready to make your mark on Gaithersburg? The Cultural Arts Advisory Committee (CAAC) invites YOU to be a part of the Washingtonian Blvd. Retaining Wall Art Project! Learn more and apply at https://gburg.md/3zLtaYDThis is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Chrysanthemum, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square,Pennsylvania USA IMG 7703Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
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WSSC Engineering Scholarship Program The 2024 WSSC Water Commissioners’ Engineering Scholarship application is now available. Winners receive $2,000 per year and up to $8,000 over four consecutive years. In addition, scholarship winners are given priority for paid summer internships.The scholarship is open to undergraduate or graduate engineering students and graduating high school seniors accepted into a college engineering program. Completed applications must be submitted online or received at WSSC Water by Thursday, Feb. 15.“These scholarships are an investment in our future, enabling the next generation to obtain the engineering education needed to serve in critical water-sector roles,” said WSSC Water General Manager and CEO Kishia L. Powell. “With a large percentage of our workfor...
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