Tag Archive for: Maryland

Fall Wine Tasting: Virginia & Maryland Wineries Near Washington, D.C.

02 Oct
October 2, 2013 Now that it’s cooled off in our area it’s time to enjoy the sunny crisp days before the chill of winter by heading out of the city on a Saturday or Sunday escape to one of the DMV’s numerous nearby vineyards. A lot of DC natives aren’t aware that Virginia and Maryland are home to many locally owned and operated wineries. Spending the day touring a vineyard and taking advantage of the tastings being offered by the winery you choose is the perfect way to spend a fall day out of DC. If you’re planning on visiting multiple vineyards and doing several wine tastings in a day you may want to look into the option of getting a car service, limo or party bus, depending on the size of your group. Read more [...]

Farm Focused Fun For Kids This Weekend

26 Jul
July 26, 2013 Washington, D.C. is one of the best cities in the country right now for the local food movement. Not only does this area have chefs that are dedicated to buying products from as close as possible, there are farms all over Virginia and Maryland that are capable of providing top-notch produce and meats. The local food movement is one with staying power. Not only is it good for the environment, it’s good eating. Local tastes fresher. And as all good dining habits start at the home, it’s never too early to teach your children about the benefits of eating local That makes this weekend the perfect opportunity to show children how to do so, with many local farms opening their barn doors for family-centric Read more [...]

Outdoor Movie Season Heats Up With Summer

06 Jun
June 6, 2013 This past week has reminded every D.C. resident just how serious the summers here can be. High temperatures and even higher humidity are the norm in this city during the day. That doesn’t mean the nights are unpleasant. On the contrary, since it is so hot and humid, the evenings stay plenty warm, so you can comfortably sit outside in shorts and tee shirts and enjoy the still air. And with the weather having already turned permanently toward the warmer, one of Washington’s favorite summer pastimes is well underway across the metro area. Outdoor movies. Almost every neighborhood in this town sets aside one night a week to put up a giant projector on a lawn and play a movie. The theme’s Read more [...]

Imagination Bethesda Lets Kids Minds Run Wild

31 May
May 31, 2013 People always say children have the most vivid imaginations. From piloting a cardboard box deep into outer space to turning a tree house into a castle and fighting off dragons, kids work up the grandest creations. And what if this weekend, a major intersection in a busy D.C. neighborhood morphed from bustling thoroughfare to a wild, kids-only festival? Talk about using your imagination. Actually, you won’t need to. Because it’s completely real, as Imagination Bethesda takes place. The event will be held in the Woodmont Triangle in Bethesda, where tents will be set up and local performers will take the stage. And day is geared toward children and using their imaginations. Imagination Bethesda Read more [...]

Glen Echo's Family Day is Full of Family Fun

02 May
May 2, 2013 Summer is quickly approaching, and as it does, parents will need to find myriad ways to keep their children entertained over the next several months. Luckily, when the weather is warm in this area, there is never a shortage of things to do. Although 90 days is daunting, this year's options are off to a swell start, with this weekend hosting one of the most family friendly activities Washington, D.C. has to offer. On Saturday, May 4, Glen Echo Park holds its annual Family Day, which marks the official annual opening day  of their main attraction: the Dentzel Carousel. Glen Echo Park is one of the best tucked away treasures in Maryland, nestled up against the Potomac River on one side and Read more [...]

Rockville, MD Market Report – 3/18/13

18 Mar
March 18, 2013 Focusing in on the Rockville 20851 zip code shows a very tight market.  New Listings are down -35.7% from January 2013 but up +28.6% in comparison to February 2012.  For a total of 7 New Listings this February our increase is really not that significant and continues to be reflective of a Seller’s Market. New Pending Contracts in February 2013 landed at 8.  This number is down --57.9% from January of this year and also down in comparison to February 2012, another sign of our low inventory market.  Fewer listings mean fewer pending deals. February 2013 Real Estate Market Statistics for 20851 Rockville, MD Statistic Values YoY MoM Total Sold Dollar Volume $2,666,499 +268.3% -3.14% Closed Read more [...]

Spend a Sugary Sunday at the Maple Syrup Festival

20 Feb
February 20, 2013 When it comes to breakfast, what’s your favorite part? Is it the slightly runny egg yolks? Salty bites of bacon? Light and fluffy biscuits? Or is it taking a big bottle of maple syrup and pouring it all over everything, drenching your entire meal in sugary goodness? If it's that last part, then read on, because you are in for a sweet treat. Everyone typically imagines maple syrup being bottled up north, coming from either Canada or Vermont. You wouldn’t be wrong. Quebec Province accounts for almost 75% of the world output, while Vermont produces almost six percent. So the syrup on the table at your breakfast nook is most likely from there. But those two places aren’t the only locations Read more [...]

Perfect Pumpkin Patches For Fall Fun in Northern VA and Maryland

17 Oct
October 17, 2012 The air has been crisp and cool in Washington this past week signaling that the month of October has finally come into its own. As the first true fall month of this area, the leaves are finally starting to change colors and jackets have become a permanent fixture when heading outside. Not to mention, pumpkins are on everyone’s minds. With just under two weeks until October’s festivities come to a close, time is dwindling to pick out the perfect pumpkin to scoop out the seeds for a quick fall treat and carve the rest into a ghoulish or silly jack-o-lantern. In addition to having an awesome time hunting through pumpkin patches, families and other visitors to local area farms can be entertained Read more [...]

Happy Hikers Double Their Fun At Potomac River's Great Falls

31 May
May 31, 2012 There are very few things Maryland and Virginia share, but one of them is a healthy competitive spirit. The neighboring states have different allegiances to cuisine—crabs versus ham; baseball teams—Orioles versus Nationals; and up-and-coming suburban neighborhoods—Rockville versus Clarendon. Add to that mix the Potomac River and one of the area’s prettiest natural landmarks. Thankfully, this is one that can be appreciated whether you visit from the Old Dominion or the Old Line State, which is surrounded by two great state parks. Great Falls resides about 15 miles outside Washington, D.C. and began making its mark on the terrain around 35,000 years ago, as the Potomac River began to Read more [...]

The Preakness Stakes Take Center Stage

17 May
May 17, 2012 On Saturday afternoon, May 19th, the eyes of the sporting world will be on Baltimore, Maryland, where, at Pimlico Race Course, the Preakness Stakes will be run. The Preakness Stakes is the second leg of the Triple Crown, horse racing’s most prominent series of tracks. The three-leg event begins with the Kentucky Derby, which was held two weeks ago in Louisville, Kentucky. That is followed by the Preakness, and the stretch closes with the Belmont Stakes in Long Island. Read more [...]