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Gaithersburg Book Festival Poetry ContestThe Gaithersburg Book Festival annual high school poetry contest is now open for submissions. The theme for 2024 is “Envision a Better Future.” The top three poems will be announced at the 2024 Gaithersburg Book Festival on Saturday, May 18. First, second and third place winners will receive $250, $100 and $50 gift certificates, respectively. A fan favorite poem will receive a $25 gift certificate. Rules and details here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announement. 
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By Roy Kelley
Constitution Week in GaithersburgIn commemoration of the 236th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution, the Mayor and City Council proclaimed September 17 through 23 as “Constitution Week.” Members of the Goshen Mills and Hungerford’s Tavern Chapters of the National Society Daughters American Revolution accepted this year’s proclamation during the September 5 Mayor and City Council meeting.View the presentation here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. 
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Discovering Opelika: A Journey Through Time and TraditionWelcome to the 2023-2024 edition of Opelika Explore Magazine! In these pages, we invite you to embark on a journey through the heart of Opelika, a city steeped in history, vibrant culture, and a sense of community that sets it apart. Whether you're a long-time resident or new to the area, this magazine is your passport to unlocking the best that Opelika has to offer.The Iconic Opelika Murals: Where Art Meets HistoryOpelika's streets are adorned with a treasure trove of murals, each telling a unique story of the city's past and present. From the vivid depiction of the cotton industry's heyday to the portrayal of Opelika's flourishing arts scene, these murals are more than just paintings—they are living testaments to the spirit of t...
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By Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA
(Barcode Properties)
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME WITH OCEAN VIEWS! 📣For sale! Just listed! 🔹Views! Views! Views! 🔹 Almost 1 acre lot! 🔹Awesome location, close to the Pacific Ocean, East of PCH,  🔹 A beautiful tranquil corner location to build in the Big Rock neighborhood of Malibu! Bring your architect team to create your one of kind retreat with the ocean and mountain views on this almost 1 acre of beautiful land in a highly coveted affluent Malibu neighborhood. P.S. What to expect living in Malibu: Beautiful People, Healthy living, Pricey, Delicious Seafood, Great Weather of the Mediterranean climate, the strip of beaches stretching 21 miles along the Pacific Ocean coast. Location of the lot:
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By Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Greetings Eagle Ridge Community, Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 26TH                                                      ADULT BINGO TUESDAY ER POOL CLUBHOUSE                                                                                       5:00 -6:30 pm$10 FOR 8 games BRING A CLIPBOARD AND YOUR FAVORITE BEVERAGE BRING A NEIGHBOR!Stop by and meet some new neighbors and friends.  It is at the pool clubhouse and the pool has been reopened.  Sorry, no kids allowed.  Come early for the best luck!! 
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
When to look for sales on mattresses, appliances, tools, furnishings, and materials.Buying stuff can be stressful. Cheap out and you could regret it. Overspend and you'll cut into your budget. Knowing the best time of year to buy appliances and other household items can lessen the anxiety.Here's a list of the best time of year for sales — or download the one-page calendar here.Charles Stallions, a Local Real Estate Broker on the Gulf Coast of Florida writes a daily real estate blog post on many subjects and most folks say they found a Golden Nugget or two that benefited their lives or someone they knew. Need a contractor, house cleaner, cash buyer, Job, restaurant, school info, you name it we have it or will find it. It Is Who We "R" We pride ourselves on having the best resources to sh...
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Fall Cleaning Begins for Public Parking GaragesThe Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has started its semi-annual interior washdown to degrease and clean 21 County-owned parking garages in Bethesda, Silver Spring and Wheaton. The cleanings, which will occur on nights and weekends, began this week with garages in Bethesda and will conclude with Silver Spring garages on Saturday, Nov. 4.Some garages will experience partial closures during the cleanings, including select entrance/exit areas and ramps. The full schedule of garage cleanings can be viewed here.MCDOT performs spring and fall washdowns to keep garages clean and help keep grease, oil and debris out of local waterways. Regular cleanings prevent deterioration from prolonged exposure to salt, sand, oils, gas, di...
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Ad Campaign to Reduce Under-21 Alcohol Access and Consumption Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) is launching an ad campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of under-21 alcohol access and consumption. Starting this month, ABS will place public service advertisements on bus shelters and bus taillights to deter under-21 alcohol use and reduce adolescent access to alcohol.The bus shelter ads will be placed near high schools and feature the phrase “under 21 drinking can lead to alcohol addiction.” The Ride On bus taillight ads will be placed on Upper County routes and feature the phrase “60% of kids who drink get their alcohol from family and friends.” Ads will run for six weeks and include a QR code that can be scanned for more information on reducing under-21 alcohol u...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
We all faced the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to a temporary pause in our NW Coldwell Banker office's American Cancer Society Fundraiser. However, we're thrilled to announce the event has now made a comeback! Since its inception on July 1, 2005, our NW office has raised an incredible $92,200 for this honorable cause and our goal this year was to bring that total to $100,000+.We firmly believe that, together, we can create a substantial impact in the battle against cancer. To ensure the success of our silent auction, we reached out to our vendors for support in the form of donations, and the response has been truly remarkable!On Thursday, September 21, we came together for a potluck luncheon, with everyone contributing a dish to share and making a minimum dona...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
 The Celebrities and Their Pets Fashion ShowSaturday, September 23, 2023NEIL S. BLAISDELL EXHIBITION HALL12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Hele mai Young at Heart Expo to watch the Annual Celebrities and Their Pets Fashion Show presented by Al Waterson. The Hawaiian Humane Society will be present at this event with dogs available for adoption!Admission to The Young at Heart Expo is free and you can enjoy Fashion Show at 12 noon on September 23, as well as the other planned activities at the expo throughout the day. Enjoy great entertainment for the whole family; all ages will love it.  Meet the Celebrities and VIP’s in person, take photos and visit the adoptable animals.The Expo will be held from 9 a.m. til 5 p.m. and the Celebrities and their pets will walk the runway on the main stage at 12 noon on ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Encinitas Cruise Nights 2023~ Final Night ~ Classic car buffs and non-aficionados all love the Encinitas Cruise Nights that take place the 3rd Thursday each month from May through September. And that means the FINAL CRUISE NIGHT is tomorrow, the 21st, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Tomorrow night is also the kick-off for the annual Wavecrest Woodie Meet in Encinitas. So you can expect lots of classic woodies. Local car clubs park their vehicles along Main Street and some side streets for all to admire! And there will be dozens. I’ve attended several times and it was great fun, but it’s been a number of years now. Here's a slide show from a past visit.  You can’t help but be impressed by the Woodies, Hot Rods and other classic, vintage, and foreign cars parked along the Coast Highway 101! They’re...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Eugene F. "Buddy" Teevens, the longtime Dartmouth football coach and player safety advocate, died on Tuesday. I played High School ball back in Kingston Mass. at Silver Lake Regional with Buddy for 3 years back in the early seventies. A true friend and great person. Bill     BuddyTeevans Rest in Peace good friend. Bill A former football and hockey player at Dartmouth, Teevens was named an honorable mention All-American and won the Ivy League title in 1978 on the gridiron. Teevens' hockey team also finished third in the NCAA hockey championships during his senior year. He went on to have a storied coaching career, including FBS head coaching stints at Tulane, and Stanford and a stretch working for Steve Spurrier at Florida.  YOUR   Latest activity in the VALLEY of the SUNFor ALL your Val...
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
Hopefully you know I invited you all to my house for a “Halloween Lip Sync Party” if you missed it scroll down or I will remind in the beginning of October.  Next invitation is our annual Oktoberfest held a block away on the Cul-de-sac of Catalina Court you can see all the info included on the picture.This annual event has been going on since the 1990’s did I mention our social club is the oldest continuing club in The Villages?  On our Rio-One website we have pictures from the beginning of the event.  We make our own German Warm Potato Salad the past 5 years we have made it my kitchen about 50 pounds of it.  We average around 120 people so if you want to come we have room for you.  We do the annual Oktoberfest parade, have music and entertainment,  I think you will enjoy!So, if you wan...
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Gaithersburg Farmers Markets, Sept. 21 & 23       CASEY FARMERS MARKET 810 South Frederick Ave   OPEN MAY - NOVEMBER Thursdays 11 AM - 2:30 PM ____________   CURRENT CASEY MARKET VENDORS   SEE OUR FULL SCHEDULE OF FOOD TRUCKS HERE!   Nomz Truck: Let's Lunch@Casey with authentic Persian cuisine from Nomz! See the full season's food truck calendar here.   Black Horse Kettle Corn: the perfect salty and sweet snack!   Blended Desserts: Fresh treats baked without sugar and gluten!   Saints Row Brewing: Locally crafted beers and fresh roasted coffee beans produced at their Fulks Corner lab.   Scenic View Orchards: Local honey, apple cider, produce -- strawberries are here!! -- and flowers.   Tuckey's Mountain-Grown Berries, Fruits, and Vegetables: A variety of local produce and fresh apple ci...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Join us for our annual Ted Ciano Memorial Golf Tournament with a Shotgun Start at 1 pm on 09/29/2023 it is a great time for all. Many Many come out just to see the turns and twists of events throughout the day, people say it is one of the better if not the most challenging tournament play on the Gulf Coast. All the different ages of the competitors and we mean competitors alike make this such a fun and fulfilling event. From the great goody bags to the winners' event and all the prizes in between.  Friday 09/29/2023 shotgun start at 1 pm Proceeds to benefit 21 Forever Scenic Hills Country Club 8891 Burning Tree Rd Pensacola, Florida 32514 To see all the free gifts and prizes, Sign up or go to www.tedcianogolf.com If You are a business owner who enjoys comradeship and giving back in the ...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
If you have moved and need to get registered for the November 2023 election, it is important that you are registered to vote by October 10, 2023. In Hood County, simply click HERE to access the information page for the Hood County Elections Office.Stay involved at the local level. These issues and places are important as we move forward in Hood County.EARLY VOTING SCHEDULENovember 7, 2023 Constitutional Amendment Election October 23 - 27, 2023 8am - 5pm October 28, 2023 7am - 7am October 29, 2023 9am - 3pm October 30 - November 3, 2023 7am - 7pm Important Local Elections Include:Granbury ISD Places 1 & 2Granbury City Council Places 4 & 6Granbury ISD School BondGranbury ISD VATRE Bond (Voter Approval Tax Rate Election)SEE YOU AT THE POLLS!
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 IT'S FALL FESTIVAL SEASON IN CHARLOTTECHARLOTTE FESTIVALS THIS WEEKENDYou just know fall is in the air when Charlotte's festivals start popping up. This coming weekend is no exception! Here are three Charlotte traditions when it comes to fall festivals. The Festival in the Park is celebrating its 59th anniversary; the Festival of India is celebrating its 27th anniversary; Mecktoberfest is going strong after 14 years. FESTIVAL IN THE PARK: September 22-24A true Charlotte tradition, Festival in the Park in Freedom Park has been bringing good music, good art and good times to Charlotteans since 1964! That's 59 years, if you're counting! You'll have three days to enjoy the Festival in the Park.FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2023 4:00 PM – 9:00 PMSATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2023 10:00 AM – 9:00 PMSUNDAY...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Sundae's on Sunday at the Arbutus Branch Public LibraryTo celebrate the return of Sunday hours, the Arbutus Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library is hosting Sundaes on Sunday through October. This Sunday, September 17, the Miss Twist truck will be at our Arbutus Branch from 3 to 4 p.m. Anyone who shows a library card receives a one-topping sundae. After the sweet treat, come inside and register to win two tickets to Funny Girl at the Hippodrome Theater or a family four-pack of tickets to the Maryland Science Center. Arbutus, Cockeysville, North Point, Owings Mills, Perry Hall, Pikesville, and Towson branches are open from 1 to 5 p.m. each Sunday through May 19, 2024, for basic services. The Arbutus Branch is located at 855 Sulphur Spring Rd, Arbutus, MD 21227 near the post office.
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County to Hold Career Fair and Hiring Expo on Tuesday, Oct. 3Montgomery County Government has nearly 1,000 full-time and part-time jobs, currently open for employment. Interested job seekers 18‐and‐over are encouraged to attend the Montgomery County Career Fair and Hiring Expo from 3-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring. The Silver Spring Civic Building is located at 1 Veterans Place in Silver Spring.This is the County’s second major job and hiring event this year designed to attract job seekers across various careers. During the County’s first career fair and hiring expo in May, one in seven attendees received a contingent job offer.“When you choose to work for Montgomery County Government, you are not just getting a...
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Virtual Meeting on MD 190 (River Road) Corridor Safety StudyThe Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will host a virtual public meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, to share information and answer questions about the MD 190 (River Road) Corridor Safety Study. The study is examining ways that pedestrian and bicyclist safety can be improved along approximately 4,000 feet of MD 190 in the Chevy Chase area from Springfield Drive to Little Falls Parkway.MD 190 is a State-maintained road and not a road maintained by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation.The limits of the study include multiple driveways and intersections. The corridor study and needs analysis began in February 2023 and the team expects the study to be completed by fall 202...
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