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The Front Porch View-September 2018

The Front Porch View September, 2018 ISSUE


Slow Your Roll Little Pumpkins


Greetings Family and Friends,
          I did it…spent vacation being present and living in the moment.  Well, you don’t really have a choice when you are with your husband, your mom, your children and grandchildren. Even when there wasn’t anything going on, there was a lot going on as you can imagine. At one point it felt as though I was herding cats.  Getting everyone on the same page, out the door to planned events and meals was a task in and of itself but we had a blast.  You know you had a good vacation when you come home from one, needing another.  I was able to introduce my family to Puckett’s’ Barbeque and all of Nashville’s history and night life. While in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge we went to the Dolly Parton Stampede and were successful in making sure each adventure was an enjoyable one for all.
          Is it now time to change gears and look forward to Fall? Do we really have to? NO, WE DON’T. Though the calendar still says Summer many of you are spending this weekend wrapping up warm weather activities, NOT SO FAST I say. (That reminds me of my favorite Taxi episode…”what does a yellow light mean?” SLOW DOWN.) Let’s milk this season for all its worth. Retailers tend to rush things along for us but that doesn’t mean we have to fall (no pun intended) for their shenanigans…NOPE! Let’s keep our minds on summer at least through the end of September before setting our sights on fresh pressed apple cider, hot lattes and pumpkin rolls.
Until then…stay cool and we will see you in the Fall.
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September Giveaway…Be sure to head over to our Facebook page @BrookOwenRE and enter to win. Another gift card to a Main Street business is up for grabs!




There’s still plenty of time to complete home maintenance in preparation for changing weather. Take a look at the article below for a few tips.

Bob Vila’s 5 “Must -Do” Projects for September


“Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers, and Labor Day 2018 occurs on Monday, September 3 (it’s traditionally observed on the first Monday in September). It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events. 

Labor Day, an annual celebration of workers and their achievements, originated during one of American labor history’s most dismal chapters.

In the late 1800s, at the height of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, the average American worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks in order to eke out a basic living. Despite restrictions in some states, children as young as 5 or 6 toiled in mills, factories and mines across the country, earning a fraction of their adult counterparts’ wages”. ( Read further here

Cookout Classics For Labor Day

18 Labor Day Desserts That Make Summer Ending A Little Easier

9 DIY Backyard Games To Make Your Labor Day Cookout Sensational



Back To School will be here before you know it, the below tips may be helpful to get the school year off to a great start!

14 DIY Back-To-School Teacher Gifts

Quick Fixes For Back To School–30 Back-To-School Hacks For the Best Year Ever

10 Ways To Make Going Back To School Fun!


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

Fondue & Wine Pairing September 1-30th

Pooch Pool Party September 5th

Steam Show Days September 6-9th

The 35th Maryland Wine Festival September 15-16th

Westminster Fallfest September 27-30th

Apple Festival at Piney Run Park September 29th

13th Maryland Microbrewery Festival September 29th

Mount Airy Oktoberfest September 29th


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.

Oyster Stroll October 13th

Downtown Halloween Event October 27th

Fishing Derby at Piney Run Park October 27th

Lineboro Haunted Hayride Every Friday & Saturday in October

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

Festival of Wreaths November 23-December 2018





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