Friday, February 27, 2009

Open Houses for Sunday, March 1, 2009

Open Sunday March 1, 2009 - 1-4 PM

9702 Hillridge Drive, Kensington - $ 849,000

Open Sunday March 1, 2009 - 1-4 PM

9707 Cedar Lane, Bethesda - $ 749,000

Open Sunday March 1, 2009 1-4 PM

10103 Frederick Avenue, Kensington - $ 659,000

Open Sunday March 1, 2009 1-4 PM

4115 Warner Street, Kensington - $ 465,000

New Listing - 9702 Hillridge Drive

9702 Hillridge Drive
Kensington, MD


$ 849,000


Welcome to this classic four bedroom brick Colonial located in Rock Creek Hills. Among its many features, this home offers wonderful space throughout – both for formal entertaining and family living. Enjoy fireplaces in both the large living room and the daylight lower level recreation room. Other features include a first floor office/den, a sun drenched porch, as well as a one car garage and an unfinished walk-up third level. Please also note the newly installed carpeting in the lower level recreation room, refinished hardwood flooring, freshly painted interior, as well as a recent electrical heavy up.Wonderfully situated in the neighborhood, you are near the area’s schools, Rock Creek Park and Beach Drive, as well as shopping, public transportation and much more.




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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Kensington Historical Society Meeting - Tues., March 10, 2009

Ric Nelson to speak on the B & O and Kensington, Tuesday March 10, 2009
We are pleased to have Ric Nelson speaking about the importance of the B & O Railroad Line to Kensington; why it came to be here and how it changed this community. Mr. Nelson has a gift for connecting local historical information with the history of the B & O Line. He has written for the alumnae association at the Forest Glen Seminary and also co-authored Forest Glen with Rich Schaffer. A power-point presentation of historic photos will accompany his talk.

The Society meets Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at the Kensington Town Hall / Armory building, 3710 Mitchell St. Our meeting begins at 7 p.m. with coffee, hot cider and cookies, followed by the program at 7:30 p.m., concluding with a brief business meeting. The public is always welcome at our meetings - please join us!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

B-CC High School presents their spring play, WHITE LIARS AND BLACK COMEDY

White Liars and Black Comedy
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

March 13, 14, 20 & 21, 2009 @ 7:30 pm

Tickets are $10 for all ages, general admission

WHO'S WHO IN THE CAST

BOX OFFICE: 240-497-6346

B-CC Drama: Fortune Tellers, Rock Stars and Other Artistic Types...

will be among the comical characters featured in B-CC's Spring Play , The White Liars and Black Comedy , which will run March 13, 14, 20 and 21 in the B-CC Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The two one-act plays by Peter Shaffer will be staged "Black Box" theater style with the audience sitting in chairs on stage surrounding the action, creating a unique and intimate experience for all.

The White Liars depicts a fateful encounter between a down and out fortune teller, a rock musician and his agent. The agent bribes Baroness Lemberg to fake some hocus pocus over a crystal ball, ostensibly to discourage the musician from pursuing his girlfriend. The trickery entangles each of them in a dense web of mendacity. Recently revived at The Roundabout Theatre in New York with Black Comedy, White Liars is a sharply etched study of characters steeped in deception. "Farce with a capital F." Christian Science Monitor . "A tour de force." N.Y. Newsday . "A lot of fun." New Yorker .

Black Comedy depicts lovesick and desperate sculptor Brindsley Miller, who has embellished his apartment with furniture and objects d'arte "borrowed" from the absent antique collector next door hoping to impress his fiancee's pompous mother and a wealthy art dealer, Bamberger. The fussy neighbor, Harold Gorringe returns just as a blown fuse plunges the apartment into darkness and Brindsley is revealed teetering on the verge of very ripe farce. Unexpected guests, aging spinsters, errant phone cords and other snares impede his frantic attempts to return the purloined items before light is restored.

Seating is limited with only 120 seats available for each performance. There will be no overflow seating in the auditorium. Tickets are $10 each (general admission, no reserved seating) and can be purchased by clicking the link above.

Each one act play is double-cast with B-CC students. Check the here for the cast list and performance dates. Content is appropriate for audiences ages 10 years and up.

St. Paul's United Methodist Church Spring Yard Sale

What: Yard Sales, sponsored by the United Methodist Men

When: Friday, March 27th (8:00 AM to 6 PM)
Saturday, March 28th (8:00 AM to 1:00 PM)

Where: St. Paul's United Methodist Church
10401 Armory Avenue
Heavener Hall
Corner of Mitchell & Fawcett Streets
Old Town Kensington

For info: 301-933-7933.

Donations of sellable items (no computer equipment, exercise equipment or heavy upholstered furniture please) are welcome and should be brought to the church on Thursday, March 26th. Particularly welcome are costume jewelry, china, silver, antiques and collectibles (for the boutique). Use entrance at corner of Mitchell and Fawcett Streets.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Open @ 3947 Baltimore St., Kensington CANCELED

The Open House previously scheduled for Feb. 22 @ 3947 Baltimore St. has been canceled. If you are interested in seeing this property, please contact Gary any time.

NEW LISTING - 10103 FREDERICK AVE., KENSINGTON MD

10103 Frederick Avenue, Kensington
Active
$ 659,000

OPEN SUNDAY, FEB. 22
FROM 1-4

Welcome to this three bedroom, two and a half bath split-foyer home located in Kensington. Among its many features, this home offers beautifully refinished hardwood flooring, updated bathrooms, as well as newly installed carpeting in the lower level. Enjoy fireplaces in both the living room and the lower level recreation room. Other features include a two car garage, nice size bedrooms, as well as a gorgeous and private back yard and patio. Centrally located, you are within walking distance of the Marc train, antique row and the Farmers Market. You are also near the area’s school’s public transportation and much more!


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Crib crisis for local low-income moms and their babies

From: A WIDER CIRCLE

Mothers having to put their babies in laundry baskets to sleep - that is
what one local agency told us they have to advise these days. They and many
other agencies just can not find the cribs they need. But we know there are
enough gently used cribs in good condition in our homes, and I am hoping you
can help us to get them in the hands of these young moms.

I apologize for sending a second listserv email in February, but we have
received more than a half dozen calls in the last week from agencies that
can no longer find or provide basic need/essential items for young mothers
and their babies. Fortunately we have been able to respond with cribs,
changing tables, strollers, etc. We will continue to respond with the
grassroots, volunteer-led system we have in place for other furniture and
home goods, and we are creating partnerships with some of the agencies that
have called so we can work together to ensure their clients get what they
need.

In expectation of this trend continuing, I am hoping you can spread the word
about the significant need for cribs and other baby items. We will also be
distributing flyers at local schools and day care centers so if you know of
places to send these flyers, please let us know. Cribs and all baby items
can be dropped off at our Center for Community Service in Silver Spring
(9159-C Brookville Road, SS MD 20910) or folks can call us to schedule a
pick-up of items that can not be dropped off.

Please email or call with any ideas or questions as we respond with the
energy our most vulnerable neighbors need!

Thanks,
Mark


-
Mark Bergel, Ph.D.
Executive Director, A Wider Circle
o: 301.608.3504; c: 301.675.7511
www.awidercircle.org


Proud to be named one of the Greater Washington region¹s finest small
charities by the Catalogue For Philanthropy

Open Houses for Sunday, February 22, 2009

All open Sunday, February 22, 2009 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

9705 East Bexhill Dr, Kensington
Active
$ 1,215,000




10103 Frederick Avenue, Kensington
Active
$ 659,000

NEW LISTING!



3414 Wake Drive, Kensington
Active

$579,000



4304 Ambler Dr, Kensington
Active
$ 559,000

New Price - 9704 Hillridge Dr., Kensington

9704 Hillridge Dr, Kensington
Active
$ 852,000

New Price - 3947 Baltimore St., Kensington

3947 Baltimore St, Kensington
Active
$ 1,150,000

Friday, February 13, 2009

New Price - 4304 Ambler Dr., Kensington

4304 Ambler Dr, Kensington
Active
$ 559,000

Open Sunday, Feb. 15 from 1-3

Open Houses Sunday, February 15, 2009

4304 Ambler Dr, Kensington
Active
$ 559,000
NEW PRICE
Open from 1-3

4009 Spruell Dr, Kensington
Active
$ 387,500


Open from 1-4

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Gary's Annual 2008 Sold Report

Sold Report - 2008

Kensington Baptist Church - Annual Spring Fling, Saturday April 25

FLEA MARKET SPACES AVAILABLE

Kensington Baptist Church will hold its annual Spring Fling on Saturday, April 25. A limited number of flea market spaces are available for $15 per space. To reserve a space, please call Di George at 301-984-8332 or 301-942-4400.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Warner Mansion Committee Mtg. - Wed., Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm

The next meeting will be tomorrow, Wednesday, February 11th at 6:30 pm at Town Hall.
The purpose of the meeting is to act on M-NCPPC's timeline as presented by Brenda Sandberg at our last Council Meeting.

M-NCPPC is seeking input from the Warner Mansion Committee and the community regarding possible uses for the Mansion. Mrs. Sandberg will join us. Please be prepared with suggestions and ideas that we may consolidate and present for discussion at the next Council meeting on Feb. 23.

The meeting is open and all are invited to attend.

JEREMY'S RUN - MONDAY, MAY 25

Community Outpouring Supports Jeremy’s Run
5K Race Set for Monday, May 25, Memorial Day, 2009

On September 7, 2008, Jeremy Glass a 2006 graduate of Sherwood High School and son of Dr. Jim and Cyndi Glass of Brookeville lost his battle with addiction at the age of 20. As a way of honoring his life family and friends have joined forces to raise funds and awareness in order to increase the prevention of drug use and addiction.

Jeremy’s Run, a USATF sanctioned 5K run/walk taking place on Monday, May 25 in Olney, MD is being held in his memory, and for all those who have lost lives and loved ones to Drug addiction. The event will benefit The Partnership for a Drug Free America. “I am organizing this Run in an effort to raise needed funds for The Partnership for a Drug Free America. It is a very important mission. We lose too many young people from this horrible disease. Whether from an overdose, car accident or other perceptual accidents.”

Sponsorships are being sought on various levels and for many aspects of the event. For more information and to volunteer, please visit the website: www.jeremysrun.com. Sponsors todate include: Drink More Water, Fleet Feet Sports, The Tower Companies, Paula’sBoutique of Olney, Signs One Hour Olney, Cloverly Animal Hospital of Silver Spring, HugoSalon of Kensington, Cheeburger Cheeburger of Olney, Greek Island Grill of Silver Spring,Olney Beer and Fine Wine.

When: Monday, May 25th, 2009 (Memorial Day)
Where: Olney, Maryland
Time: Registration begins at 7:15am
Race and Walk begin at 8:15am
Cost: $25.00 per runner/walker
Race Director: Cyndi Glass

301-260-8951 or 240-498-8479
www.jeremysrun.com

Friday, February 6, 2009

Open Houses for Sunday, February 8, 2009

OPEN SUNDAY, FEB. 8 FROM 1-4 PM

9705 East Bexhill Dr, Kensington
Active
$ 1,215,000
NEW LISTING



9707 Old Spring Rd, Kensington
Active
$ 995,000

NEW PRICE


9707 Cedar Lane, Bethesda
Active
$ 765,000




8912 Spring Valley Road
Chevy Chase

Active
$ 719,000



4009 Spruell Dr, Kensington
Active
$ 387,500

NEW PRICE



723 Hillsboro Dr, Silver Spring
Active
$ 349,000
NEW LISTING



NEW LISTING - 9705 E. BEXHILL DRIVE, KENSINGTON

9705 East Bexhill Dr, Kensington
Active
$ 1,215,000

OPEN SUNDAY, FEB. 8 FROM 1-4

Welcome to this four bedroom, four and a half bath beautifully renovated and cared for Williamsburg style Cape Cod located in Rock Creek Hills. No detail has been spared to make this a very comfortable, contemporary place to call home. Among its many features, please note the expansive main level offering a great flow between all the rooms. The large, light-filled kitchen provides easy access to the formal living room with fireplace, dining room and a large family room with fireplace – making entertaining in this home a breeze. Also, please take note of the two master bedroom suites on both the main and upper level. There are numerous updates throughout including renovated bathrooms, refinished hardwood flooring, a freshly painted interior, as well as many updated windows throughout. The lower level offers a large recreation room, a separate office and full bath, as well as a large storage room and a separate laundry room. Centrally located, you are near the area’s schools, shopping, public transportation and much more.


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NEW LISTING - 723 HILLSBORO DR., SILVER SPRING


723 Hillsboro Dr, Silver Spring
Active
$ 349,000

OPEN SUNDAY, FEB. 8 FROM 1-4







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ST. PAUL'S MULCH SALE

The sale will be March 14, orders due by Sunday March 8, all orders must be paid in pull with the order. $5 per bag for shredded hardwood mulch. Order forms are available at the church.

Free delivery for 10 bags or more, delivery is to curbside or driveway only.

Pick-up for less than 10 bags is at the church parking lot on Saturday, March 14 between 10am-4pm.

We also need volunteers to help with handling the mulch and deliveries.

Any questions, comments, offers to volunteer, or email order forms should be emailed to me. dmerrick@mdbi.us

NEW PRICE: 4009 SPRUELL DRIVE, KENSINGTON

4009 Spruell Dr, Kensington
Active
$ 387,500

NEW PRICE 9707 OLD SPRING ROAD, KENSINGTON MD

9707 Old Spring Rd, Kensington
Active
$ 995,000

Open Sunday, February 8, 2009 from 1-4

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

LCYC WINTERFEST CHILDREN'S CARNIVAL - SAT., FEB 7

Winterfest Children's Carnival
Saturday, February 7, 2009
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Contact: Karen Murphy (301) 949-2933

The Learning Center for Young Children (LCYC) will host its annual Winterfest children's indoor carnival on Saturday, February 7th, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. The carnival will be held in Warner Presbyterian Church, 10123 Connecticut Avenue in historic Kensington, MD (1 mile north of beltway).

General Admission is free; tickets sold separately for carnival activities. Activities for children of all ages will include a MOON BOUNCE, CARNIVAL GAMES, FACE PAINTING, AND CRAFTS.

Three performances will be offered by the Banjo Man Frank Cassel. Tickets will be sold at the door.

A SILENT AUCTION also will feature dinners at area restaurants, gift certificates, gift baskets, and other items.

Pizza will be sold and gourmet desserts may be purchased at the annual BAKE SALE.
Please note: Snow date is Saturday, February 14, 2009.