A Visit to the National Capitol Trolley Museum

Friday, March 31st, 2017

  I am a bit ashamed to say that I have lived in Montgomery County almost all of my life and never had visited the National Capitol Trolley Museum.  Even though the museum has been around for decades, and I have driven by its  entrance on Bonifant Road hundreds of times, I just never got around […]

Radon Law in Montgomery County has Changed

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

  On October 1st, 2016 a new radon law in Montgomery County went into effect and it is important that homeowners are aware of the implications of this law. As of that date a single family home or townhouse (with some exceptions) that is under contract cannot go to settlement until there is a radon test […]

The Fleet is in! Maryland Fleet Week in Baltimore

Friday, October 14th, 2016

A friend and I drove up to Baltimore to take in the festivities of Maryland Fleet Week. This celebration of Maryland’s maritime heritage has been running this week and will go on until this coming Sunday. Although you can go Monday and watch the ships depart it is best to get up there by Sunday. Fleet week […]

Wheaton High School-a visit to my old/new school

Friday, August 26th, 2016

It is with a bit of sadness that my fellow alumni and I watched while the old Wheaton High School went under the wrecking ball this past month. The building is now pretty much demolished and all that remains is for them to haul the debris away. My high school years form a pretty good memory for […]

The Wheaton News Stand-where Chum Gum was king.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Anyone remember the Wheaton News Stand? It was located on University Blvd. in downtown Wheaton Maryland just a couple of blocks down from Georgia Avenue as you headed to Four Corners. Back in the mid 1960’s when we lived near Glenmont Elementary School our dad would give us $1.50 with instructions to walk to the Wheaton Barber […]

Burnt Mills Dam has a long history in Montgomery County

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Lately I have been taking my dogs swimming in the Northwest Branch just above the old Burnt Mills Dam. It is a nice spot for a dog to swim on a summer’s day. I have hiked the trails above and below the dam for years now as I live fairly close to it. For those of […]

How not to sell your home. Mistakes home sellers make.

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

I recently  held an open house Silver Spring, Maryland and found that the home was a perfect candidate for an article on mistakes home sellers make.  The problem was that although the  home was very lovely with a new upgraded kitchen, baths and a fantastic addition, the front door was in horrible shape. This immediately caught […]

Polychrome Homes in Silver Spring MD

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

  Those of you who regularly drive into Silver Spring via route 29 are probably well familiar with John Joseph Early’s famous polychrome homes. There are five of these home located just outside of the Beltway. Three of them are on Route 29 and the other two are on Sutherland Rd just one block away. The […]

The USS Constellation stands tall in Baltimore

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

This past Friday as a guest of the Civil War Trust I got to attend a reception given aboard the USS Constellation located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. It is odd that I have not been on the USS Constellation since I was a young teen. My dad took my brothers and I for a visit over […]

Duckpin Bowling makes it’s last stand in White Oak

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

While a seventh grader at Belt Junior High in the lat e 1960s a friend talked me into joining an afternoon duckpin bowling league. We played once a week after school at Tuffy Leemans’ Duckpin Bowling Alley located in the Glenmont Arcade of the Glenmont Shopping Center. Bowling was never considered a high brow sport but […]