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FEBRUARY 2020

FrederickLifestyle.com

Love is in the Air

LOVE STORIES

A VICTORIAN GETAWAY

DATE-NIGHT IN


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LIFESTYLE LETTER

FEBRUARY 2020 PUBLISHER

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Chad Jensen

LOVE is in the Air! AS I WALK THROUGH THE CHARMING STREETS OF DOWNTOWN, I FEEL INSPIRED BY ALL THE CREATIVE, TALENTED INDIVIDUALS WHO COLLEC-

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TIVELY MAKE UP OUR EXTRAORDINARY COMMUNITY. It is wildly evident that

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so much LOVE, care and detail is put into the many facets that make Frederick the

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gem that it is. We are all settling into 2020, putting that same hard work and attention towards the new goals we’ve set for this year. And while “kudos” for the focus and determination, let’s not forget to take the time to celebrate all the LOVE in our lives this Valentine’s Day season. Need a little inspiration? Well, keep reading! This edition is filled with creative ways to make this year extra memorable.

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Maybe what you need is a little downtime and some self LOVE… brew some tea and get lost in a LOVE story! With Jen’s recommendations, it will be hard to pick just one! Whatever you decide, remember this. Let all that you do be done in LOVE because LOVE never fails. XOXO,

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INSIDE THE ISSUE FEBRUARY 2020

FEATURES 12 Romance is Just a Book Away Books Too Good to Put Down

14 Cooking Up a Little Romance A Date-Night Dinner For Two

20 Discover Romance Around the Corner 10 Clarke Place

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25 Face to Face and Heart to Heart Woman to Woman Mentoring

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Page Turners

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Culinary Creations

20 Locally Owned 25 Giving Back 28 Travel Destination 32 Realty Report 34 Lifestyle Calendar


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GOOD TIMES

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A Little Competitive Fun For a Great Cause It was a celebratory atmosphere at The House is in the Bag fundraiser in support of Faith House and Habitat for Humanity. The auction, held in November at the Richland Golf Club in Middletown, was well attended. The enjoyable night featured hors d'oeuvres and a bit of a good-natured competition for the donated designer bags. PHOTO CREDIT: ANNETTE SENIO TheHouseIsInTheBag.com

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AROUND TOWN

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PAGE TURNERS We’re talking suck-you-in can’t-put-it-down GOOD? Modern romance novels contain much more than “happily ever after” these days. No longer just your average girl-meets-boy story, the billion-dollar romance fiction industry has enough sub-genres to keep a diverse, loyal fan base happy. There is literally something for everyone. Most romance readers start early and grow up addicted to the genre. They either grabbed a paperback off of mom’s shelf, or squirreled one away to a quiet corner of a library, forming their lifelong habit. For me it was a book found discarded on a bookshelf in our living room. The book was Menfreya in the Morning by Victoria Holt and it had it all - mystery, history, suspense, and most importantly, the promise of the headstrong heroine finding her one true love. My teenage self was instantly hooked and gobbled up every Victoria Holt novel the public library had in circulation.  From contemporary to fantasy, there’s an abundance of options for every type of romantic. If you like to laugh, cry, swoon or sweat, there’s a romance novel out there for you.    In the spirit of the month of love, I offer this taste of some romantic reads that await your beck and call.

ABOUT THE WRITER Blogger. Marketer. Native Fredericktonian. Jen’s passions include community service, running marathons and waxing poetic about the tortured soul of Professor Snape. Rarely found without her nose in a book (or her iPhone), you can find her musing about life on the East Coast at PursuitOfItAll.com.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Jenny Han This young adult novel is so wildly popular that it sparked two sequels and a Netflix movie. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a sweet, funny, and heart-warming story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but rather wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. One day she discovers ARTICLE JENNIFER GERLOCK

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WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU READ SOMETHING THAT TRULY WARMED YOUR HEART?

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that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of the letters after all.


The Fault in Our Stars, John Green A fantastically written and emotional book. Technically considered a young adult novel, The Fault in Our Stars appeals to all age groups. 16 year old Hazel Grace Lancaster was diagnosed at age thirteen with a terminal form of thyroid cancer that has since spread to her lungs. She keeps most people in her life at a distance, knowing her death will ultimately hurt them. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë Hands-down my favorite romance novel of all time! Published in 1847, Jane Eyre is a love story between the courageous orphan Jane Eyre and the brilliant, brooding, and domineering Edward Rochester. The loneliness and cruelty of Jane’s upbringing strengthens her natural independence and spirit, which prove to be important when she takes a position as a governess at Thornfield Hall. But after she falls in love with her employer, her discovery of his terrible secret forces her to make a difficult choice.

Outlander , Diana Gabaldon Outlander blends rich historical fiction with riveting adventure and a truly epic love story between Clair Randall, a former combat nurse in 1945 and Jamie Fraser, a gallant Scots warrior from 1743. Claire, recently back from war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon, walks through a standing stone in the Scottish Highlands. Suddenly she finds herself an “outlander” in a war torn Scotland in 1743. Marooned amid danger, passion and violence Claire learns her only chance of safety lies in Jamie. She soon finds herself torn between two very different men and two irreconcilable lives.

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CULINARY CREATIONS

Cooking Up a Little Romance

COOKING HEALTHY AND HAVING FUN GO HAND IN HAND

ARTICLE KIM WILSON PHOTOGRAPHY REBECCA MITCHELL

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IT’S NICE TO DRESS UP AND GO OUT ON THE TOWN, BUT WORKING SIDE BY SIDE IN THE KITCHEN IS A GREAT WAY TO CREATE TOGETHERNESS AND PROVIDE NOURISHMENT IN MANY AREAS OF LIFE AND RELATIONSHIPS. Cooking is a big part of our relationship and something we enjoy doing together.  It combines many things we love such as nourishing foods, community, connection and making memories. This Valentine’s Day, have fun “cooking up” a dash of  laughter, a spoonful of togetherness and heap of love while you make your own memories.  Full of flavor yet perfect in their simplicity, these are some of our favorite “Date-Night In” recipes. These recipes combine the freshest of local ingredients such as our purple radish Maryland microgreens and beets from The Jefferson Corn Stand.   The Cranberry and Pear White Balsamic and Basil Infused EVOO, we sourced at LOVE (Lebherz Oil and Vinegar Emporium) downtown or the Common Market. The bison filets were purchased from Hemp’s Meats in Jefferson, but bison can be found at some of our local health food stores, too. If you prefer beef filets, those work equally well in this recipe. The chocolate-covered strawberries are super simple and fun to make; however, if you’re looking for a variety of treats, we love Farmer’s Daughters Bakery. Supporting local is a huge part of our table, heart and home.

bison f i l e t s I n g r e d i e n ts + 2 Bison Filets + Avacado Oil + ½ cup Balsamic Vinegar + Sprig of fresh rosemary, finely diced + Salt and Pepper to taste

D i r e ct i o n s 01 Marinate steaks in the balsamic vinegar for at least 30 minutes. 02 Bring steaks to room temperature. 03 Sprinkle rosemary, salt and pepper on each sides of the steaks. 04 In a cast iron skillet or heavy pan, heat 1-2 Tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat.   05 Once the pan is hot, carefully sear the steaks for 2-3 minutes, each side.  The steaks will have a gorgeous brown color.  NOTE: Depending on desired cook time, sit your steaks to the side for 10 minutes to allow to cook internally before serving.  If additional cook time is desired, place in oven a few minutes.  Bison is a leaner meat.  It cooks quicker than beef. CONTINUED >

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CULINARY CRE ATIONS (CONTINUED)

heart-beet salad I n g r e d i e n ts + Mixed Greens

To P r e pa r e t h e Sa l a d 01 In a bowl or platter, place greens. 

+ Purple Radish Microgreens

02 Mix the microgreens with the salad greens.

+ 2 Golden Beets, cut into small squares

03 Top with beets and then goat cheese.

+ Goat Cheese (regular or cranberry and tarragon)

04 Sprinkle with desired nuts.

+ Balsamic Dressing

05 Serve with dressing.

+ Sliced nuts (almonds or pine nuts) + Avocado Oil

To P r e pa r e B e e ts

C r a n b e r ry P e a r W h i t e B a l sa m i c D r e s s i n g + ½ cup Basil Infused Olive Oil

01 Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

+ ¼ cup Cranberry with Pear White Balsamic

02 Toss beets in 1-2 Tbsp avocado oil.

+ 1 Tbsp raw honey

03 Roast in a cast iron or oven safe pan 30 minutes

+ Salt and Pepper to taste

stirring throughout the cooking process. 04 Beets will have a golden color and are done

DIRECTIONS Mix olive oil with a gradual drip

when a fork is able to easily pierce.

of balsamic to taste. (Depending on the desired sweetness.) Add the honey for desired texture and taste. Finish with  salt and pepper. Mix well and serve with the salad.

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rosemary and garlic roasted r e d p o t a t o e s I n g r e d i e n ts + 1 ½ pounds of red potatoes, cut into large cubes + 1 Tbsp fresh garlic, minced + 2 Sprigs of Fresh Rosemary, finely minced + 3 Tbsp Avocado Oil, or more as needed + Salt and Pepper to taste

D i r e ct i o n s 01 Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 02 In cast iron pan or roasting pan, toss cut potatoes in oil.   03 Sprinkle remaining ingredients and toss. 04 Roast potatoes, tossing throughout cooking, for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. 05 If desired, season to taste.

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CULINARY CRE ATIONS (CONTINUED)

dark chocolate c o v e r e d s t r a w b e r r i e s I n g r e d i e n ts + 1 Container of Strawberries + 1 Bag Dark Chocolate Chips + 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil

D i r e ct i o n s 01 Line platter with parchment paper.  02 Rinse and pat dry the strawberries.   Make sure they are thoroughly dried. 03 In small  pan, over low-medium heat, combine chocolate chips and coconut oil. 04 While cooking, continue stirring the chocolate combination until completely melted. 05 Dip strawberries into warm chocolate  and place them on the prepared sheet. 06 Refrigerate until chocolate is set. NOTE:  Additional toppings (chopped nuts, shredded coconut, etc) may be added after the chocolate is dipped and still warm. 

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ARTICLE RHONDA STEPHENS | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY 10 CLARKE

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while in New York, did tons of research on the period and the designs and, because I had worked for a textile company, I knew where to find the exact style. When I design things, things that are historical and accurate, it’s timeless. When you are a caretaker of a historic building, it transcends time if you do it properly. I feel very fortunate that I can stay here.” Updating the house with new electrical work and central air and heating, Monique sought to add modern touches like the hidden speakers and searched for light fixtures from all over the world. She found a unique chandelier from Merida, Mexico, that is in the dining room and, Monique adds, “I found a lot of local things too.” The dining room has a whimsical theme of Peacocks and is painted a gorgeous, peacock blue. THIS ROMANTIC INN IS ON A ROMANTIC STREET,

Monique designed the large peacock stencils and con-

IN A ROMANTIC TOWN. 10 Clarke Place is an extraor-

tinued the use of gold to create a stunning visual. She

dinary, five-bedroom, three-level Victorian home with a

says friends give her peacock associated gifts, and she

generous wrap-around porch that sits on Clarke Place

often uses them in the dining room.

in Frederick. The Victorian houses here are situated on

“This is anything but a part-time, casual job,” Monique

wide lots well back from the generous street, lined with

says. “I started the B&B seven years ago as a way to be

mature trees that, in the fall, burst with color. Monique

available to take care of my Grandmother. I feel really for-

Pasquale saw the house 30 years ago, and it has been

tunate. I’ve had lovely guests that have recommended us.

a love story ever since.

The business has grown very organically, and suddenly

Lovingly restored to the period, F. Scott Fitzgerald

we were written up in major publications as a destina-

would feel right at home at 10 Clarke. Within the casu-

tion. Our guests come to us from all over the world, from

ally elegant house, decorative details abound while

Europe, Australia, Canada. They’ve seen the big cities

soft music plays from hidden speakers. The heat from

and are curious about small American towns. When the

the fireplace rises, and a soft, tinkling sound of glass

guests arrive, we greet them with wine and cookies and

floats through the air from the vintage, Parisienne,

then introduce them to our town. We show maps of the

hand-blown, spaghetti glass chandelier. Monique used

town and make suggestions for restaurants. It’s kind of like

her design sense and researched the era to create a

they’re coming to visit a family that knows all the ins and

home that is truly a feast for the eyes. There is wallpa-

outs of the town. We feel as if we are mini ambassadors

per throughout, but not just any wallpaper. She chose

to Frederick. We are only successful if people tell their

the hand-colored, hand-screened, and hand-cut wall-

friends to come to town or they return to town. Staying

paper that is true to the period. The art deco design

here provides an opportunity to experience what it may be

includes gold within the paper, which, as the sun hits,

like to live in a historic district where everything is within

is elegantly reflective. Monique says, “I studied design

walking distance.”

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LOCALLY OWNED (CONTINUED)

Their success is not serendipitous. It’s the result of the details that make this place so special. Details such as all linens are laundered and air-dried, followed by hand pressing. The five bedrooms are full of luxurious linens, fluffy pillows and over-sized bath towels. Here at 10 Clarke, no one skips the chef’s breakfast in the morning. The signature dishes include decadent, chocolate malted waffles made with 80 percent cocoa that must rise overnight. It’s topped off with fresh, real vanilla whipped cream and syrup from Monique’s Grandmother’s summer home in upstate New York. Again, the details; it’s all served on elegant fine china, sterling and crystal. On the weekends, the chef prepares a three-course breakfast that returning guests admit is one of the reasons they come again. “We use super fresh ingredients for breakfast. We patronize all the farmer’s markets and local organic sellers where we get our vegetables and eggs. We get a lot of foodies that come to town, so we want to utilize the freshest, organic products we can find,” adds Monique. “Owning 10 Clarke is a real treat for me. Ninety-nine percent of people that walk through my door are happy. My job is to keep them happy. You work super hard and yet, have to make it look effortless. We enjoy educating people about vintage homes and our sweet, little town,” adds Monique. She truly is an ambassador to Frederick. 10Clarke.com PHOTOGRAPHY BY SUSAN KALERGIS PHOTOGRAPHY

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GIVING BACK

FAC E T O FAC E A N D HE ART TO HE ART

WHERE THERE IS UNCERTAINTY IN LIFE, A LIFE CHANGE OR QUESTIONS, CONNECTING WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS EXPERIENCE IN YEARS OF EXPERTISE, CAN ALTER THE COURSE OF A WOMAN’S LIFE. Face to face and heart to heart; this is where life change can begin at Woman to Woman Mentoring, Inc. “This program started out of love,” says Executive

Director, Tonya Hatosy-Stier, “The first program launched in 2009. I joined the board in 2011 and fell in love with the concept of an inter-generational connecting of young, future professional women who are seeking direction, support, and guidance, and connecting them with women who have lived life a little bit. Women who could help them to navigate the twists and turns of life.” A local Frederick County-wide program, Woman to Woman Mentoring’s (W2WM) mission is to cultivate mentoring relationships that provide women, ages 18-35, with guidance, support and community connections. Tonya tells us, “Women come to us seeking

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assistance with their personal and professional goals. They come seeking support in some area of their lives. There is no typical mentee or mentor. We’ve had women [enter the program] who have aged out of the foster care system and need support with deciding the next steps in life. We have had young women who are

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first-generation students who are seeking direction on how to navigate that and complete it, and then how to find a job.” Tonya continues, “This [program] has been my calling and one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I love it when young women come into our office, and they are uncertain if they are doing the right thing. There’s something wonderful that happens when CONTINUED >

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Mentee, Catherine Dorsey and Mentor, Sukanya Bora at our recent Girl’s Nite Out: Rock the Red Carpet event. 1


these women come to us with a need, and we match 2

them with a mentor.” W2WM serves around 80 women annually. Tonya says, “We are a safe place where the woman will be heard. They come to us, and we listen to them. We don’t want them to wear a mask. When they feel heard, something begins to happen with that.” She continues, “That’s the first step in the process, sharing where you might be stuck, where you need support. Some don’t know what they want, but they know they need something. We help them identify what that is and then match each woman with a volunteer mentor.” Engaging with mentors can truly change the direction of these young lives. Tonya says, “Mentee M came to us feeling lost, anxious, and alone and didn’t think it was within her power to change her situation or even her outlook. She had isolated herself, and it was a major step for her to even apply to W2WM. Even after her interview, Mentee M looked for ways out and seriously

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considered quitting. Halfway through the program, she and her mentor have formed a deep connection. In workshops, she started to become fully engaged, sharing her wins and her frustrations, encouraging other mentees, building herself a support network, and becoming a support to others. Now she’s in college, and is exploring new job possibilities.” Mentee M says of her experience with the program, “I have been part of the W2WM program, and it’s the best decision I made for myself. The women I have met and gotten to know over the past twelve weeks have had the biggest impact on my life. The strongest, motivational, self-love, positive women I’ve ever met. Everyone has a story to tell, and it’s never the end of the book. I will forever be grateful for the women in my life.” A caring heart and excellent listening skills are all

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that’s required of a mentor. Kim Lenta says of the three women she has had the privilege of mentoring, “My approach is to meet them where they are, to provide guidance, and help them to identify priorities and pros and cons. I help them to come up with the answers because what they really need is a sounding board. I listen, encourage, and lift them up.” Kim concludes, “The one that’s going to walk away, feeling the most rewarded is not the mentee, it’s the mentor. They will be so incredibly rewarded, motivated and inspired. My involvement shows me how blessed I am. I’d like everyone to become involved in W2WM and see how simple it is to get outside of yourself to help someone else!” 1 & 3 : SARAH RACHAEL PHOTOGRAPHY 2 & 4 : SPENCE PHOTOGRAPHIC February 2020 | Frederick Lifestyle

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TRAVEL DESTINATION

PLAN YOUR ROMANTIC GETAWAY TO THE HISTORIC ISLAND IN THE AEGEAN SEA

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Did You Know?

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A caldera is a large volcanic crater typically formed by a major eruption leading to the collapse of the mouth of a volcano. Forming the southernmost member of the Cyclades island group, Santorini is the remains of the Minoan eruption that, 3,600 years ago, destroyed a formerly single island and created the current caldera.

stay SUN ROCKS BOUTIQUE HOTEL Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel is considered one of Santorini’s most romantic hotels. The elegant couples-only cliffside hideaway—named a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2018 award winner— features luxe, minimalist rooms and suites carved into the side of a volcanic cliff featuring amazing caldera and sea views. SunRocks.gr

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Just a short stroll from the Sun Rocks Boutique hotel is this restaurant dedicated to creating the perfect combination of flavors and atmosphere to create unique moments in Santorini. Ranked on Trip

Traveling Foodie There are so many flavors to explore in Santorini! Some must-try Greek foods include tomato kefthedes (tomato fritters), saganaki (fried cheese in phyllo topped with honey, Santorini salad, baklava (phyllo filled with honey and chopped nuts), spanakopita (Greek spinach pie) and Greek fava.

Advisor’s top 10 romantic restaurants in Santorini, Casa di Te is inspired by Greek modern cuisine, Mediterranean cuisine and a touch of local flavor. Start with steamed mussels with saffron and Assyrtiko wine, followed by sea bass fillet fricassee with greens and lemon sauce, and finish it off with Semolina halva in a kadaifi nest with

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experience SUNSET VIEWS

About 25 minutes up the coast is where you can catch sights of what people often refer to as arguably the best sunsets you’ll ever see. Catch some of the best panoramic views of Santorini from 15th-century Byzantine castle ruins. Situated on the side of caldera cliffs, Oia village offers tons of breathtaking viewing spots. Be sure to get there well before sunset—because of the area’s sundown popularity, you’ll find crowds of people gathered on streets, rooftops and stairs anticipating the one-of-akind experience.

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REALTY REPORT

REALTY REPORT

NEIGHBORHOOD

FREDERICK

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

10711 Easterday Road

$1,675,000

$1,450,000

87%

253

6

6

310 Chapel Alley

$1,100,000

$1,150,000

105%

10

3

3

10024 Pebble Beach Terrace

$1,190,000

$975,000

82%

138

4

5

10150 Greensward Link

$989,900

$890,000

90%

175

6

6

2349 Dixon Road

$849,900

$750,000

88%

154

4

5

6437 Dresden Place

$799,990

$770,000

96%

187

4

5

4330 Jefferson Pike

$799,000

$770,000

96%

59

7

6

9997 Parsonage Lane

$774,900

$715,000

92%

63

5

4

210 Bellgate Court

$727,550

$726,210

99%

1

5

5

3734 Spicebush Drive

$685,000

$700,000

102%

5

5

4

6913 Kellys Store Road

$699,000

$635,000

91%

142

4

5

3251 Kemptown Church Road

$669,000

$660,000

99%

11

4

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soring a business card exchange

and latest Quinceañera gowns by

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