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The Front Porch View-August 2018

The Front Porch View August, 2018 ISSUE

South Bound!


I am SO EXCITED, VACATION month has finally arrived.  It has been too long since we have taken a family vacation but that is about to change.

My family and I are south bound later this month.  We are visiting Gatlinburg, one of my favorite getaways.  From there, an excursion to Nashville, a NEW favorite of mine.  I had the opportunity to visit Nashville for the first time earlier this year as part of a “work” trip. Loved it so much I cannot wait to return with those I love.  Trust me when I tell you we will splurge on Puckett’s Barbeque while we are there. When I say splurge, really, I mean splurge, as in lunch… everyday. It is my favorite Nashville eatery.  If you have never been, it alone is worth the trip (mmm, I can smell and taste it already).   Not only does Puckett’s have the best barbeque, their cobbler will put your grandma’s best recipe to shame. Seriously. You have to try it.

Kevin and I are blessed beyond measure to be able to gather with our adult children and grandchildren and take this trip together.  I’ve been talking about it all summer – being present and living in the moment.  So, I’m here with you in work mode for a few more weeks but am looking forward to being present and in the moment with my family very soon.

My hope is you have also been able to schedule quality time for yourself and those you hold most dear.  Time is precious and flows ever so swiftly.  Be sure to not only seize opportunities to recreate but to create opportunities to re-create as well.

Happy trails!

By the way, it’s that time again for Carroll’s Best! Click the vote button in the link below and tell us who you think should receive Carroll’s Best in each category -Real Estate Company, as well as your favorite Real Estate Agent (2 different categories). There is even a category for best Mortgage Company. If you’ve done business with our Affiliate McCormick Mortgage Services you can write them in. Now let’s get voting!

As a reminder, we are on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.






Be sure to head over to our Facebook page @BrookOwenRE and enter to win our August Giveaway to another Main Street restaurant!



(from Realty Times)

As summer weather continues for a while longer and final vacations are underway, take a moment to browse a few ways to keep your home safe while you’re away.

Safety Tips For Your Home When Going On Vacation


22 Things You Need To Do Before Summer Ends

End Of Summer Fun-Activities & Ideas

37 Things to Do With Your Kids Before Summer Ends



There’s still time left to make memories and enjoy the Summer weather, and day trips are the perfect way to do both. Take a look below for a few ideas.

15 Unique Day Trips in Maryland That Are A Must-Do

100 Day Trips From Baltimore

Budget-Friendly Day Trips Near Baltimore

Destination Gettysburg Day Trips-Stay Local Wander Far




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

4-H/FFA Fair July 28-August 3, 2018

48th Annual Old-Fashioned Corn Roast Festival August 4th

South Mountain Fair August 1st-4th

Peach Festival August 11th

Heirloom Tomato Festival August 18th

yART Sale August 18th & 19th

Big Basket Giveaway & Back-To-School Giveaway August 25th


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 November 23-December 2018







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