Archive for the 'Just For Fun' Category
On Saturday, November 2, 2013 Office Paper Systems will be hosting a free shredding event in Chevy Chase, MD. From 9am – 12pm you can bring your papers to the GEICO campus at 5260 Western Avenue in Chevy Chase, MD Map and Directions
Not sure what to shred? Lifehacker has a great guide outlining items to hold onto, and those to dispose.
On Sunday, November 3, 2013 residents of Montgomery County can drop off unwanted electronics at Walt Whitman High School (7100 Whittier Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817) between Noon and 4pm. What’s considered an acceptable item? Click here. What’s not allowed? Click here!
Woodmont Triangle is playing host to the 9th annual outdoor movie series July 23-27 in downtown Bethesda. Located on the corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenues, the movie series will begin each night at 9pm. The line up includes:
- Tuesday – The Princess Bride
- Wednesday – Rear Window
- Thursday – Back to the Future
- Friday – The Hunger Games
- Saturday – Life of Pi
Limited seating is available, but it’s recommended that you bring your own chairs. Come early to reserve a primo spot. Best part… it’s FREE!
June is traditionally the start of summer storm and hurricane season. Take precautions to stay safe, including heeding storm warnings issued by the National Weather Service and taking shelter when appropriate.
A hurricane watch is issued if there is a threat of hurricane conditions within 24-36 hours. A warning is issued when hurricane conditions are expected in a specified area in 24 hours or less. Hurricane conditions include winds of 74 miles per hour (64 knots) or greater, and/or dangerously high tides and waves. Actions to protect life and property should begin immediately when the warning is issued.
Sign up for Alert Montgomery to receive up-to-date information on hurricane watches and warnings and other storms. Alerts can be sent to one or more electronic devices, including cell phones, text pagers and wireless PDAs, along with home and work emails.
See the County’s storm preparedness tips.
With all the hoopla going on in the media about the lack of inventory and multiple offers, there is little talk out there about the STRESS that occurs when listings go viral. Buyers are certainly feeling the stress. That’s a given. But it can be a real drain on the emotions for both sellers and their agents. Surprise, surprise.
Cati and I have had three listings hit the market over the past few weeks. In each situation we had multiple offers (3, 5 and 6 to be precise). So, why are we often feeling nauseous?
- Open house guilt. We get to meet a lot of the bidders first hand. We see them oohing and ahhing, taking measurements, walking the perimeter, picking out rooms with their kids. We kind of get to know them. And like them.
- Pre-inspection guilt. Sure, we’re keeping the home inspectors employed, but some folks will be spending their money for nothing. Nada. Zilch. Only one party can get the house.
- 2005 all over again? We were both in the business the last time things got out of hand. No inspections, Read the rest of this entry »
|Earth Month Activities|
|Its finally time to put down your snow shovel and pick up your garden shovel. Here are some great ways to celebrate Earth Month, and all of them are approved for Student Service Learning hours for Montgomery County Public School students.
April 2, 6, 13 and 27 Montgomery Parks Annual Garlic Mustard Pull. Help remove one of the fastest spreading, non-native, invasive weeds. Volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Dress appropriately for the weather and to be out in the woods. For more information go to www.WeedWarrior.org or call 301-495-2504.
It’s not often that I get to warn average citizens about elephants. I’m a little late doing so now, but better late than never, huh?
Subject: Annual Elephant Walk / Street Closures
Traffic Advisory: Annual Elephant Walk
The Metropolitan Police Department wishes to advise the public of road closures associated with the Annual Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Elephant Walk scheduled to occur on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm. The streets will begin closing at 7:30 pm and re-open at 10:00 pm.
The Elephant Walk will proceed from Capitol Hill to the Verizon Center.
The walk will form at the New Jersey Avenue and Virginia Avenue, NW (Capitol Power Plant)
The route is as follows:
•North on South Capitol Street to Washington Avenue, SE
•Northwest on Washington Avenue to Independence Avenue, SE
•West on Independence Avenue to 3rd Street, SE
•North on 3rd Street to G Street, NW
•West on G Street, NW to the loading dock at the Verizon Center where they will disband.
Motorists and pedestrians are urged to use caution when traveling in this area due to heavy pedestrian, vehicle, and bus traffic in the above areas.
Topic? Exterior Paint Seminar with Nancy Reid
Registration required. Space limited.
- Demystifying the paint color selection process
- How to maximize your home’s strengths and minimize its weaknesses
- Insight into updated color combinations
Perk: You get 10% off your paint purchase (if you purchase on the date of the class)
Strosneiders Hardware Store
6930 Arlington Road
Saturday, March 23
10 – 11am.
My shutters need painting. I think I’m headed for the seminar. Perhaps I’ll see you there?
It may seem crazy, speaking of snow when it’s 50 degrees on this last day of January. But snow will eventually make a come back… either this year or next. Montgomery County has a snow emergency page with everything you need to know about snow plowing, closings and power outages. It’s a great resource.
Did you know that when it snows, 200 employees with 175 pieces of equipment spring into action? Here’s a snapshot of the County’s snow response plan:
~ When snow begins to cover roads, salt crews spread salt on all main County roads and emergency routes.
~ When snow accumulates to three inches, plowing and salting crews clear all main County roads and emergency routes.
~ Once the snow stops, crews begin plowing neighborhood roads.
~ Crews then complete plow routes and spread abrasives on hills, at intersections and on roads around schools.
To see what streets have been plowed, check out the county snow removal map. You can also alert the powers-that-be if they’ve failed to plow your own street at this same site.
Mark your calendars for the next B-CC book sale collection date. BCC-HS will accept donated books on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, between 10am and 2pm for the book sale to be held March 16-17, 2013 (10am-4pm). Students and adult volunteers will be available at school to take your books from your car into the school for storage and sorting. Please pull into the front bay outside the main B-CC High School entrance to drop off .
Future drop off dates will be:
Saturday March 2
Sunday March 3
Saturday March 9
Sunday March 10
Most types of books (in good condition) are accepted, but please:
*No* encyclopedias, magazines or Readers Digest.
*No* textbooks or travel books pre-2008.
*No* VHS or cassette tapes.
To volunteer to help with the book sale, please email: [email protected]
Thanks, and hope to see you at the book sale!
Cell 301.758.4894 Office 202.364.1700
Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. 4400 Jenifer St. NW Chevy Chase, DC 20015
- December 2013 (1)
- November 2013 (7)
- October 2013 (6)
- September 2013 (5)
- August 2013 (7)
- July 2013 (5)
- June 2013 (7)
- May 2013 (7)
- April 2013 (5)
- March 2013 (8)
- February 2013 (8)
- January 2013 (12)
- December 2012 (7)
- November 2012 (9)
- October 2012 (11)
- September 2012 (9)
- August 2012 (10)
- July 2012 (9)
- June 2012 (9)
- May 2012 (10)
- April 2012 (10)
- March 2012 (11)
- February 2012 (12)
- January 2012 (11)
- December 2011 (11)
- November 2011 (14)
- October 2011 (15)
- September 2011 (13)
- August 2011 (16)
- July 2011 (12)
- June 2011 (12)
- May 2011 (15)
- April 2011 (14)
- March 2011 (18)
- February 2011 (14)
- January 2011 (21)
- December 2010 (23)
- November 2010 (21)
- October 2010 (31)
- September 2010 (20)
- August 2010 (20)
- July 2010 (13)
- June 2010 (11)
- May 2010 (17)
- April 2010 (19)
- March 2010 (2)
- Bethesda (269)
- Chevy Chase (68)
- District of Columbia (36)
- History (5)
- Information for Buyers (118)
- Information for Sellers (47)
- Investing in Real Estate (3)
- Just For Fun (107)
- Mortgages and Lending (12)
- Neighborhood Finds (2)
- Neighborhoods (2)
- Out of Town Sellers/Estate Sales (4)
- Relocating to the DC area (21)
- State of the Market (124)
East Bethesda Rocks
- 4523 Sleaford Road
- 3835 Eisenhower Avenue
- 4522 Harling Lane
- 8304 Loring Drive
- 7818 Stable Way
- 1639 4th Street NW
- 10005 Big Rock Road
- 2804 East West Hwy
- 4503 Highland Avenue
- 3729 Veazey Street, NW
- 2720 Ordway St, NW
- 4411 Maple Avenue
- 3850 Rodman # C231
- 4514 Chestnut Street
- 4514 Chase Avenue
- 4319 Rosedale Avenue
- 4308 Sleaford Road
- 4429 Rosedale Avenue
- 4501 Cheltenham