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Prince George's County Hosts Annual Housing Fair

 

Landover, Md. – The Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development will be partnering with the Prince George’s County Association of Realtors, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission to host its annual housing fair at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Center, 8001 Sheriff Road on Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Copperhead Snake Found in Gaithersburg

Copperhead Snake Found in Gaithersburg

This Information was sent to us by the City of Gaithersburg:

On June 6, 2011, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Gaithersburg Animal Control captured a Copperhead snake in the 100 block of Swanton Lane in the Orchard Park Community.  The Copperhead is one of only two venomous snakes that are indigenous to Maryland; the other is the Timber Rattlesnake. 

Copperheads are the most active in the warmer summer months at dusk and evening hours.  During daylight hours they are prone to lie underneath objects to take cover from the hot summer sun.  Their natural camouflage coloring makes them difficult to detect if they are lying in leaves or brush.

While it is rare that City Animal Control officers encounter Copperheads in Gaithersburg, it is a reminder that residents should be aware of their surroundings when doing yard work and other outdoor activities. 

For quick identification of the Copperhead, visit: 

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg April 8-10

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg April 8-10

More than 250 of the nation’s most accomplished craftspeople will display and sell their handmade works at the 36th annual Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg, Friday, April 8 through Sunday, April 10, 2011. The jury-selected artists will present thousands of unique, one-of-a-kind crafts and keepsakes, including functional and decorative pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, furniture, home accessories, and photography.

The spring 2011 Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg will feature:

5 Tips for Greening the Closet

5 Tips for Greening the Closet

With Earth Day just around the corner, it is a good time to think about greening the home. One place that most people overlook when trying to make environmentally friendly choices is the closet. While it may be tucked way and largely out of site, the closet can play an important role in creating an environmentally friendly home. Greening the closet is not only important, but is actually quite easy!

“Our closets hold so much of who we are, from the clothes we wear on a daily basis to the special vintage items we want to preserve,” says Fred Silber of Creative Organization, a New Jersey-based company that has created a line of sustainable, eco-friendly closet organizing products. “Because they tend to hold so much, and such a variety of things, it is important to make sure that it is an area of the home that is not overlooked when trying to live in an environmentally friendly way.”

Here are five tips to keep in mind when greening the closet:

Free Home Weatherization Program for Montgomery County Residents

Free Home Weatherization Program for Montgomery County Residents

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, MD (HFH-MC) has launched a new Weatherization Program with the goal of providing free basic weatherization services to increase energy efficiency in the home.

This service is free to qualifying Montgomery County homeowners. With winter approaching many low-income homeowners are in dire need of help with their high utility bills. HFH-MC can help by providing free basic weatherization services to these homeowners. HFH-MC is currently accepting applications for our weatherization program.

Please click here for more information.