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Archive for February, 2015

The Paczki are at the Woodmoor Bakery Now!

The Tuesday before Lent the time to indulge or Fatten up before tightening belts and giving up things for Lent, which starts on Ash Wednesday.  It is the Fat Tuesday associated with Mardi Gras and it is the Shrove Tuesday associated with Pancake Suppers or Pancake Day.

Woodmoor-Pastry-ShopTuesday February 17th is also Paczki Day, a Polish tradition of making and eating Paczki the day before Lent starts.

The best place to get Paczki in Silver Spring, is at the Woodmoor Bakery/Pastry Shop in the Woodmoor Shopping Center at Four Corners.  They make Donutthe most divine, decadent Paczki anywhere in the area.  They are the filled, rolled in powdered sugar type paczki and they are GOOD.

Here’s Hoping the Paczki are plentiful, there is no long line and they don’t run out!

Check out reviews of the Bakery and the Paczki at the Woodmoor Pastry Shop.

Woodmoor Bakery
10127 Colesville Road
Woodmoor Shopping Center
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(301) 593-7667

* The Woodmoor Pastry Shop also makes fantastic King Cakes for Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Celebrations

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78th Annual Pancake and Sausage Dinner next Tuesday at Colesville – Silver Spring, Md Church

This coming Tuesday February 17, 2015 is Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day, is the day before Ash Wednesday, (the first day of Lent) it is celebrated by the cooking and eating of Colesville United Methodist Church - Silver Springpancakes, a last feast before the fasting and self denial of Lent.  Many Silver Spring area churches will be having a traditional Pancake Supper or Dinner.

This year marks the 78th Year of the Biggest most popular and well known Pancake and Sausage Dinner at Colesville United Methodist Church in Silver Spring, MD   Since the 1930’s, the Colesville Methodist Church has been having annual  pancake and sausage supper for the communtiy.  This event is well attended by people from all over, not just people that live in Colesville/Silver Spring.  Back in the 1930’s, all the food was donated by area farmers and the dinner was Free.  
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78th Annual Pancake and Sausage Dinner
From 5:00 to 7:30pm
$8.00 Adults – Kids under 12 – $5.00
Colesville United Methodist Church
52 Randolph Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20904
(301) 384-1941

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Do Homes Expire? Understanding Functional Obsolescence

Can a perfectly useful home “expire”? The answer is yes. If you’ve never heard of “functional obsolescence,” now’s a good time to familiarize yourself with the term.

Sometimes a perfectly nice home in fine shape simply won’t sell. Fresh paint, fine curb appeal, a solid neighborhood… and no offers. Sellers are baffled and irritated. “But I’ve been living in this tv obsoletehome ten years! There’s nothing wrong with it!”

Often the culprit is “functional obsolescence.”

Never heard of it? You’re not alone. Investopedia defines it this way: “A reduction in the usefulness or desirability of an object because of an outdated design feature, usually one that cannot be easily changed. The term is commonly used in real estate, but has a wide application.”

Functional obsolescence can creep up on a home owner, as when a built-in technological feature is no longer useful. Some homes in the 1970s and 80s had old solid-state intercom systems for communicating between rooms. What was cutting edge then is a retro eyesore now. Built-in entertainment center kiosks or furniture are also a good example of this.

Home owners can introduce functional obsolescence with poor renovation choices. Renovations should always be made with an eye on the possibility that a home will be sold down the line, but occasionally an owner will ignore this. Take, for example, the massive kitchen renovation which takes an unreasonable bite out of the living room or a 4 Bedroom House with only 1 Bathroom

Inconveniences an owner has put up with over the years can be classified as functional obsolescence as well. If you have a second floor without bathrooms or a bedroom which must be accessed by walking through another bedroom? That’s a design flaw that can bite you when it’s time to sell.

Neighborhoods can introduce a degree of functional obsolescence as well. When an smaller, older home on a large lot is dwarfed by modern homes with more space, the home itself may lose appeal or value in buyers’ eyes.

Old-ComputerSome other items that render a home functionally obsolete and may be deal breakers:

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