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The Front Porch View-July 2018

The Front Porch View July, 2018 ISSUE

Summer Fun

Happy Summer! We’ve passed the “longest day of the year” mark and are now losing 1 to 2 minutes of sunshine as each one passes. Don’t let that be your focus; there is still plenty of warm weather ahead of us for “living in the moment”  (reference my June newsletter).  I’m excited to say I’ve taken my own advice on this one. Being honest – taking my own advice isn’t something I’m always successful at – but making a conscious effort on this one.

My husband and I just returned from our first summer camping trip, or as I like to call it “glamping trip’, with a great group of friends I call family.  It was extremely hot but we had so much fun and it was a much needed break for me. Heading off for a retreat this week and have scheduled a family vacation in August that I am really looking forward to.  Trying to plan some things and take advantage of every moment during my summer adventures to just be present and enjoy.

I would love to hear about your summer plans and how you are making time and creating opportunities to “live in the moment”.  The great thing about putting this newsletter on our blog  is it allows us the opportunity to converse in this way.  Let me know what you are doing;  I’m open to new ideas.  Not saying if you tell me you are going skydiving that I’m going to fall in line (or from the sky). Again, being honest, but I do want to hear about your summer adventures none the less.

Take care my friends and have a happy and safe 4th of July!

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July Giveaway…This one is so HUGE that we’re extending it past June into mid July! You don’t want to miss this one,  so if you haven’t already be sure to head over to our Facebook page @BrookOwenRE and enter to win. If relaxation and some time away is desired, you won’t be disappointed…and while you are cooking out with your family and friends, please tell them about it too.



Client Advisory Board Sign Up

Our next advisory board meeting is on the calendar.  All of your input is vital and we can’t thank you enough for taking the time to come by. If you’re interested in joining us for dinner and a discussion, all you need to do is click the link below and let us know.



(from Realty Times)

We’ve had some intense heat so far this summer and your water usage may be increasing.

Check out the link below for tips to conserve where you can.

8 Ways To Lower Your Water Bill This Summer

“The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues”. (

Click here to read further

20 Easy 4th of July Appetizers

Recipes: July 4th Favorites

4th of July Desserts

22 Kid-Friendly Drinks for Your 4th of July Party

11 4th of July Party Hacks



Great events happening around the area. Click on the event below to learn more.

Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Picnic, Celebration, Fireworks…Carroll County Farm Museum July 4th

4-H/FFA Fair July 28-August 3, 2018

24th Annual Month of Sundays “Summer Roadtrip”-Free Concert Series & Car Showing– Sundays in July

Snowballs in Locust Lane-Every Thursday in July, 12:00-1:00pm


Also, don’t forget about these exciting events coming up in 2018. Save the posted dates now and check back with us for specifics as the other events draw closer.

Apple Festival at Piney Run Park September 29th

Westminster Fallfest September 27-30th

Fishing Derby at Piney Run Park October 27th

Lineboro Haunted Hayride October 2018 Date TBD

Westminster’s Mistletoe Mart November 8th, 9th, & 10th

Festival of Wreaths December 2018 Date TBD





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