Thursday, April 30, 2009

NEW LISTING - 2517 HOLMAN AVENUE, SILVER SPRING

2517 Holman Avenue,
Silver Spring

Active
$ 349,000

Welcome to this well maintained two-story 3 bedrooms, 1 ½ bath end unit townhouse condominium located in the Glen Briar subdivision of Forest Glen. It is in close proximity to the Red Line's Forest Glen metro (6 minute walk) as well as other public transportation including the MARC train in Kensington. Also within walking distance is a community swimming pool with a lot of summer action, and two MNCPPC parks. The condominium offers a local playground as well as banquet rooms. Recent work (2009) to the townhouse includes complete interior painting, a new dryer, a professional duct cleaning and new landscaping.

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NEW LISTING - 11125 POWDER HORN DR, POTOMAC

11125 Powder Horn Dr, Potomac
Active
$ 759,000

Open Sunday, May 3, 2009 from 1-4

Welcome to this beautifully maintained and updated four bedroom, two and a half bath Colonial style home situated in the lovely community of Willowbrook. Among its many features, please take note of all the improvements the owners have completed throughout their ownership. Enjoy the completely finished lower level offering a large recreation room with built-in bar, lots of storage, as well as a great TV or pool/ping pong room. The lower level also offers updated double pane windows and brand new carpeting installed in 2008. The main level presents a great circular flow between all the rooms which include formal living spaces for entertaining with red oak hardwood floors, as well as great space for the family including a first floor family room with fireplace and an updated table space kitchen, both of which open out to the spacious, level back yard. The mud room and two car garage are also just steps away from the kitchen which make carrying in the groceries very convenient. The elegant remodeled powder room has beautiful beige marble flooring, a cherry-wood vanity with glass knobs, upscaled towel bars, and a glass shelf. All the bedrooms are generous in size and offer space saving shelving in the closets as well as ceiling fans in all bedrooms. Both bathrooms on the upper level have also been remodeled. Please let this brochure be the guide to the many other amenities of this home including the new roof (2006), large patio, and the wonderful landscaping throughout. Centrally located and close to shopping, you will find this home within walking distance to the area’s top schools, as well as being close to bus service to the Grovesnor metro and other major transportation routes. This family oriented community is truly special all the way down to the spectacular Cherry tree-lined streets throughout the neighborhood.


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OPEN HOUSES FOR SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2009

OPEN HOUSES FOR SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2009 ALL OPEN FROM 1-4

9705 East Bexhill Dr, Kensington
Active
$ 1,125,000
NEW PRICE THIS WEEK



11125 Powder Horn Dr, Potomac
Active
$ 759,000
NEW LISTING



4622 Woodfield Rd, Bethesda
Active
$ 749,000
NEW PRICE THIS WEEK



10307 Greenfield St, Kensington
Active
$ 465,000

NEW PRICE THIS WEEK

NEW PRICE - 9705 E. BEXHILL DRIVE, KENSINGTON

9705 East Bexhill Dr, Kensington
Active
$ 1,125,000

Open Sunday, May 3, 2009 from 1-4

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

NEW PRICE 10307 GREENFIELD STREET

10307 Greenfield St, Kensington
Active
$ 465,000

Open Sunday, May 3, 2009 1-4

Monday, April 27, 2009

NEW PRICE - 4622 Woodfield Road, Bethesda, MD

4622 Woodfield Rd, Bethesda
Active
$ 749,000

OPEN SUNDAY, MAY 3, from 1-4

Friday, April 24, 2009

NEW PRICE - 10304 PARKWOOD DRIVE, KENSINGTON

10304 Parkwood Dr, Kensington
Active
$ 799,000

OPEN SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2009 FROM 1-4

NEW PRICE - 9707 CEDAR LANE, BETHESDA, MD

9707 Cedar Lane, Bethesda
Active
$ 735,000

New Price - 3947 Baltimore St., Kensington

3947 Baltimore St, Kensington
Active
$ 1,050,000

NEW PRICE - 3414 WAKE DRIVE, KENSINGTON

3414 Wake Drive, Kensington
Active

$559,000

OPEN HOUSES FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2009

10304 Parkwood Dr, Kensington
Active
$ 799,000 - NEW PRICE

OPEN SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2009 FROM 1-4


8912 Spring Valley Rd
Chevy Chase

Active
$699,000


OPEN SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2009 FROM 1-4

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

KENSINGTON ROW BOOKSHOP EVENT - THURSDAY, MAY 21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Elisenda Sola-Sole 301/949-9416
FREE EVENTS

READING/AUTHOR TALK

Dr. Alice G. Miller author of
A Thyme for Peace

Thursday, May 21
7:30pm
A Thyme for Peace is the story of a search for inner peace by a psychotherapist. It is a search which she views as the foundation for world peace.

Told with warmth and light-hearted humor, this is the story of a spiritual pilgrimage, narrated by a psychotherapist who wryly observes that the path to peace, like the road to Hell, is paved with good intentions. The author's view of "waging peace" is firmly rooted in the Judeo-Christian heritage, which provides readers with insights to ponder as they travel on their own spiritual journeys. Throughout the story the reader is invited to wander through the author's own beautiful woodland garden which, for her, is the source of spiritual renewal. Part garden book - part spiritual journey - this book will warm your heart and lighten your day!

Alice G. Miller, PhD, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Potomac, Maryland. She describes herself as a therapist by profession and a gardener by spirit. A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Social Work, Dr. Miller is the author of three previous books including To Everything There is a Season. Prior to entering private practice, she has been the Director of a Youth Crisis Center, Director of a residential treatment program, and individual and family therapist with a psychiatric group practice.

Kensington Row Bookshop
3786 Howard Ave
Kensington MD 20895
301-949-9416 kensington.books@verizon.net
www.KensingtonRowBookshop.com

KENSINGTON ROW BOOKSHOP EVENT - THURSDAY, MAY 7

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Elisenda Sola-Sole 301/949-9416
FREE EVENT


READING/AUTHOR TALK

J. Paul Lennon author of
Our Father Maciel, Who Art in Bed
A Naive and Sentimental Dubliner in the Legion of Christ

Thursday, May 7
7:30pm
The author was one of the first Irish recruits of the Legion of Christ, a very successful religious order founded by Father Maciel and approved by the Vatican.

What Paul observed as he struggled with an austere and rigorous training system was the lavish life-style Fr Maciel, “Nuestro Padre”, enjoyed, justified apparently by his multiple illnesses. Years after leaving, the author learned about credible accusations of Maciel sexually abusing his seminarians, from bed; thence the title.

Fr. Maciel and the order’s leaders vigorously denied those allegations up to the founder’s death in January 2008. Mr. Lennon was sued by the Legion in August 2007 for “scurrilously criticizing” the Legion and “stealing personal and proprietary material”; subsequently Legion lawyers made him take down a discussion board where ex-members aired the order’s dirty laundry. Now, two years later, Legion leaders have revealed that Fr. Maciel fathered a now twenty-year-old daughter. The public is demanding more information and reform from the Legion, while the order and its lay branch, Regnum Christi (Kingdom of Christ) maintain they are, nevertheless, divinely inspired.

This honest testimony of one who has been on the inside pretends to shed some light on the controversial phenomenon of the Legion of Christ religious order and its lay branch, Regnum Christi. The intimate narrative is enlivened with quotes from Siddhartha and with the lyrics of songs that accompanied the author growing up in Dublin, traveling to Spain and Italy, working in Mexico, and finally "landing" on the shores of the Potomac in 1985 to recover from his ordeal.

Though a cautionary tale, the story exudes healing and hope as the author comes to terms with himself, God and the Catholic Church.



Kensington Row Bookshop
3786 Howard Ave
Kensington MD 20895
Publish Post

301-949-9416 kensington.books@verizon.net
www.KensingtonRowBookshop.com

Support A WIDER CIRCLE - Eat Pancakes on Thursday, April 23

This Thursday, April 23, A Wider Circle will be the featured charity at all
of the local Original Pancake House Restaurants (including Bethesda,
Rockville, and Falls Church)! This means that they will donate 15% of their
proceeds for breakfast and lunch to A Wider Circle, so please go eat a lot
of pancakes!

On another note, A Wider Circle is currently seeking a new Director of
Development to oversee all of the organization’s marketing and fundraising
efforts. Our great Director of Development, Layne Amerikaner, will be
finishing her two-year stint in July and moving back to West Virginia. She
has helped grow this organization in so many ways, and we look forward to
bringing in someone to continue this growth.

Responsibilities will include grant writing, marketing material design,
public speaking, event planning, and supervision of fundraising volunteers
and interns. We are looking for an experienced and dynamic person to join
our team! Any interested applicants should respond to this email or call
301.675.7511. You may also call Layne for more information on the position
at 301.608.3504 or email her at layne@awidercircle.org.

A Wider Circle is also looking for more volunteer truck drivers to help us
pick up donated furniture from local families! This is a critical piece of
the Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program that serves thousands of local children and
adults each year. There’s no special license necessary – just a desire to
serve families in need.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Strathmore Hall - Guided Tour & Discussion of Mid Atlantic Watercolor Exhibit - April 18 @ 1:00 pm

Strathmore Hall Cordially Invites you to Join us this
Saturday, April 18th at 1:00PM
for a Guided Tour and Discussion of the MidAtlantic Watercolor Exhibit.

Our Guest Host Leading the Tour will be Artist, Debra Halprin,
whose portrait "Obama" is Included in the Exhibition.

All are Welcome, Admission is Free

Strathmore Hall
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852
301-581-5200
www.strathmore.org

Strathmore Fine Art
With more than two-dozen exhibitions a year, educational programs for children and adults by professional artists and curators, and state-of-the-art gallery space, Strathmore is a premier art institution of the mid-Atlantic region.

Throughout its spacious galleries on the first and second floors of the Mansion, Strathmore offers art lovers an eye-catching and thought-provoking array of works in every medium by artists from the region, the nation, and around the world. In addition to mounting its own exhibitions, Strathmore collaborates with renowned museums and other art institutions, such as the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Walters Art Gallery, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

NEW PRICE - 4622 Woodfield Road, Bethesda, MD

4622 Woodfield Rd, Bethesda
Active
$ 759,000

OPEN SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2009 FROM 1-4

NEW PRICE - 3601 EAST-WEST HIGHWAY, CHEVY CHASE

3601 East West Highway, Chevy Chase
Active
$ 629,000

OPEN HOUSES FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2009

9705 East Bexhill Dr, Kensington
Active
$ 1,185,000
OPEN Sunday, April 19, 2009 from 1-4



4622 Woodfield Rd, Bethesda
Active
$ 759,000 - NEW PRICE
OPEN Sunday, April 19, 2009 from 1-4



9707 Cedar Lane, Bethesda
Active
$ 749,000
OPEN Sunday, April 19, 2009 from 1-4



10307 Greenfield St, Kensington
Active - NEW LISTING
$ 495,000

OPEN Sunday, April 19, 2009 from 1-4

Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church Community Flea Market - May 2, 2009

Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church Announces

Community Flea Market to Benefit Warner Mission Trip to Repair Homes of the Needy in Cumberland, MD

Kensington, MD - May 2, 2009

The Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a Community Flea Market on May 2nd from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM in its parking lot at the corner of Prospect St. and Connecticut Ave. in Kensington. The community is invited to help Warner repair homes for the needy by participating in the Flea Market. Spaces at the Flea Market are available for $15.00 and spaces with tables are available for $25.00.

All proceeds from space and table rentals will help fund Warner Memorial's trip to Cumberland, MD at the end of June to repair the homes of people in dire need. Warner is returning to Cumberland after two years of helping rebuild New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. This will be Warner's eighth visit to Cumberland to work with the NAILS mission project in repairing local Cumberland homes. NAILS was started after severe flooding damaged homes in the Cumberland area ten years ago.

The rain date for the Flea Market is May 16th. Tables and spaces are limited. To reserve a space or table contact Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church at 301-949-2900 or WarnerMemorial@comcast.net

The Press Contact for this event is Bill Burns at 301-933-7799.

Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church
10123 Connecticut Avenue, Kensington MD 20895

301-949-2900 - www.WarnerMemorial.org

Contact: June Eakin

Serving members in Aspen Hill, Bethesda, Brookeville, Burtonsville, Chevy Chase, Colesville, Garrett Park, Hyattsville, Kensington, Olney, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring & Wheaton for 115 years.

CELEBRATE “GREEN DAY” IN KENSINGTON - Saturday, May 9th, 10 am - 1 pm

CELEBRATE “GREEN DAY” IN KENSINGTON

Saturday, May 9th, 10 am - 1 pm

Join the Towns of Kensington & Garrett Park and GPCAN* for a FREE earth-friendly and fun-filled event for the entire family.
  • Shred-It Truck. Fight Identity Theft. Residents may bring up to 4 boxes of papers for free shredding
  • Recycling Truck for scrap metal, clothing and textiles
  • Visit with the State Forrester and a Master Gardener
  • Demonstrations and presentations on home efficiency, Green living, home energy audits, solar PV and Green remodeling and building, and more…
  • Vendors and exhibits showcasing Green products, services and ideas to help $ave money and our natural resources
  • Fun activities for the kids including flower plantings and nature crafts (make a gift for Mother’s Day on Sunday)
  • Give-aways: Compost bins, lawn & leaf bags, trash bags, biodegradable doggie waste bags, seeds and more
  • Entertainment throughout the event

Volunteers Welcome!

This event combines our Annual Earth Day/Arbor Celebration organized for more than 15 years by Louise Hamilton. Questions? Call Louise at 301-949-2424

All activities will be in and around Kensington Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD
*Garrett Park Conservation Action Network

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

KENSINGTON BAPTIST CHURCH - ANNUAL SPRING FLING & FLEA MARKET: APRIL 25

Community Spring Fling & Flea Market

Kensington Baptist Church will hold its annual spring fling and flea market April 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free continuous live entertainment, plus magic show from 11:00 to noon. Free moonbounce, finger painting, balloons, clown, face painting, blood pressure check, ESL information, rescue pet adoption info, Fire Rescue K-9 unit. Bake sale and refreshments for sale.

Rain date for flea market only: May 2.

Kensington Baptist Church, 10100 Connecticut Avenue.

Info: www.kensingtonbaptistchurch.org or 301-942-4400.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Great Zucchini - Washington's Premiere Child Entertainer - Sat., April 11 @ Town Hall

BY POPULAR DEMAND THE GREAT ZUCCHINIWILL BE PERFORMING ATTHE KENSINGTON TOWN HALLON SATURDAY APRIL 11,2009SHOW STARTS AT 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS ARE $7.00 AT THE DOOR!!!!!!!!!!

COME HAVE FUN WITH WASHINGTON'S PREMIERE CHILD ENTERTAINER. HE IS TRULY MAGICAL WITH CHILDREN AGES 2-8 YEARS OLD! IF YOU NEVER THOUGHT YOU COULD FIND HUMOR IN A DIAPER, THINK AGAIN! HE WILL HAVE THE ENTIRE FAMILY LAUGHING.

QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT barriecarr@gmail.com
www.thegreatzucchini.com

Sunday, April 5, 2009

SAVE OUR SOULS & GAFFNEY'S IN BETHESDA


SOS
Save Our Souls
&
Gaffney's

We need a bailout or more business. You can help save us from going out of business. Please come often and tell your friends & neighbors.

SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS - Brunch returns - Buffet w/ Mimosa

7141 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
Tel:(301) 907-7500 Fax:(301) 907-7803
www.gaffneys-restaurant.com

Saturday, April 4, 2009

NEW PRICE - 10304 PARKWOOD DRIVE, KENSINGTON

10304 Parkwood Dr, Kensington
Active
$ 824,000


Friday, April 3, 2009

NEW PRICE - 4622 Woodfield Road, Bethesda, MD

4622 Woodfield Rd, Bethesda
Active
$ 779,000


Open this Sunday, April 5, 2009 from 1-4

OPEN SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2009 - 4622 Woodfield Road, Bethesda

Open Sunday, April 5, 2009 from 1-4
4622 Woodfield Rd, Bethesda
Active
$ 779,000 - NEW PRICE


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Kensington Row Bookshop Event - Thursday, April 30

Dr. John Umana author of
Creation: Towards a Theory of All Things
concerning the evolution debate between Darwinism and Intelligent Design.

Thursday April 30
7:30 pm
This book seeks to reconcile differences between Darwinism and Intelligent Design, where possible, based upon the scientific evidence. What is the meaning of ‘evolution’? The book argues that Darwinists are correct in concluding that all species descend from common ancestors – evolution is real. But Darwin’s hypothesis 150 years ago that natural selection and random mutations account for the origin of species remains unsubstantiated. What accounts for the emergence of life and origin of species? Has life emerged on Mars or other worlds?

John Umana is a lawyer in Washington, D.C. He received his Ph.D in philosophy and law degree from the University of Michigan where he taught philosophy. As a young student, he was a National Science Foundation scholar in physiology.

Kensington Row Bookshop Event - Saturday, April 18

An Afternoon of Chess and Folk Music!
Featuring Chess Master Allan Savage and Folk Singer Doris Justis

Saturday April 18, 1-3pm


Allan Savage, US Life Master and former Maryland State Champion will be present for a couple hours to play chess against anyone. In this mini simultaneous exhibition, he will play multiple opponents at the same time. Chess sets and refreshments will be provided.

Allan is a native Washingtonian who lives in Kensington. He has competed in international tournaments, authored several chess books, written for numerous chess magazines, and taught chess for over 30 years in four states. He has performed simultaneous exhibitions at past Day of the Book celebrations in Kensington. On May 28, he will be giving a talk on chess and books here at the bookshop.

Doris Justis has been a mainstay of the local folk and acoustic scene for over 25 years - producing concerts, coffeehouse events and her own live radio program. Her first love is singing and performing. Now she debuts her first solo CD, Who to Turn to, presenting originals, contemporary and traditional tunes and new arrangements of old favorites with her band. She also performs in the popular duet, Side by Side, with Sean McGhee, and of course, solo. www.dorisjustis.com