With prices of metals going up in value over the past several years thieves have been stealing metal from everywhere. Last Summer, thieves stole two heat pumps from a commercial property I own. That property shares a parking lot with a restaurant so there's usually activity there most of the time. I reported it to the police and the officer who came out said that sort of thing happens mostly every night any more. He said that on the same night, at a golf course which is right across the road, thieves stole the compressors out of six heat pumps. The summer before, thieves broke into a basement window of a farm house I had listed on a 160 acre farm and ripped out the copper heating and plumbing pipes. Thieves stole copper wire and metal from my neighbor's pivot irrigation system on his grain farm. Then, they stole his Bobcat loader from his chicken farm. When he reported it to the police they said, "come down and fill out a report." They didn't even come out to investigate. When I tell these stories to friends or acquaintances they usually say, "Oh, that's nothing, thieves stole ...." and they proceed to tell me their own stories about metal theft in the area. Theft of metal and farm vehicles in my area has become big business! As I did, get a security system with cameras and hope that's enough of a deterrent to keep thieves away. Maybe you'll even get lucky and get a good mug shot that will help prosecute some of those thugs. I was raised in the country and I still live on a farm. Growing up, we never locked our doors. Now, we're lucky if the metal doors and door locks themselves are even there when we get home.
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Thanks to our military brothers and sisters for their patriotism and their ultimate sacrifices in making, and keeping, the United States of America the greatest nation on earth. Let us never forget their noble efforts!
It's that time again for the CASA Horse Challenge. The event will be held at the Caroline County 4-H Park on May 12th, 2011, starting at 9 AM. There's food and fun for everyone. If you can't come, maybe you can make a donation or sponsor an event. Thank you. For more information, call Debbie Oxnard at the Caroline County CASA office, (410) 479-8301 or email email@example.com .
It's hard to believe that, according to MRIS MLS for Caroline County, Maryland, only 15 unimproved properties sold during the entire year of 2011. I was seaching the mls for sold building lots to use as comparables for a potential listing. When I searched the range of .1 to 2.0 acres I found that there were no (0) sales for the entire year. The land/farm listings which did sell, all 15 of them, ranged from 2.248 acres to 259 Acres. Very sobering data and another reflection of the lack of new home construction in this area.
To all my military brothers and sisters of the past and to those who still carry the torch . . . where ever you may be . . . this day's for you! Happy Veteran's Day.
It's time again for Caroline County's annual Summerfest. It's held on Market Street in downtown Denton, Maryland. This year, it starts on Friday, August 19 (5 PM to 10 PM) and runs through Saturday, August 20 (12 PM to 9 PM). The rain date for Saturday's activities will be Sunday, August 21st. For a list of events and times go to http://www.carolinesummerfest.com
When Thomas Paine, wrote, "These are the times that try mens' souls." He was speaking of the turmoil in the American colonies, at the time. Many of our ancestors were fighting for independence from British rule. Because of their struggles, independence was achieved and on July 4, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed. That is what we are celebrating today.
Though these are still "times that try mens' souls," we enjoy "unalienable rights of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness," like nowhere else on earth. Millions of people in other parts of the world can't say that. How lucky we are to be Americans.
Happy Independence Day !
As a retired member of the United States Air Force, I salute my fellow brothers and sisters in all the military services, past and present. Thank you, one and all, for your many sacrifices and efforts in making, and keeping, the United States of America the greatest nation on earth. Let it be known to all that the nationalism that lives deep in, most of, our souls is directly rooted in the freedoms which we love so dearly; the freedoms which our veterans valiantly won for us. Let us never forget their noble efforts!
The Court Appointed Special Advocate program (CASA) is an organization which supports children who are in foster care. This coming Friday, April 29th, from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM, the Caroline County CASA organization is having a fund raiser at the Food Lion Parking Lot on 5th Street, in Denton, Maryland 21629. They are offering Beef and Pork sandwiches with a roll, chips, and a drink for $8.00. Proceeds will support the Caroline County CASA program. If you can call in your order or email it in by tomorrow, April 27th, your order will be ready and waiting for you to pick up at the time of your choice, between 10:30 AM and 2:00 PM, on Friday. Call (410) 479-8301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order or to get more information about this fundraiser and/or in becoming a CASA for children.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 7th, from 5:30 to 9:30 PM, for Denton's annual Spring Gala. Festivities include Live Music, local artist demonstrations, and more. Call (410) 479-4305 to get additional information and to order tickets.
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