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The Front Porch View-October 2018

The Front Porch View October, 2018 ISSUE



An Attitude of Gratitude


As we spring into Fall I turn my focus to the topic of gratitude. October has always been a bitter-sweet month for me. October is my birthday month (YEAH) and a time for celebration and re-creation.  October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month.   I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October many years ago.  I later received a clean bill of health following a series of treatments and surgery and for that I am SO VERY GRATEFUL!

Yes, October is a time of great reflection for me and a perfect time to turn my thoughts to the many blessings I received and continue to experience each and every day.  Today I choose gratitude because no matter how dark the clouds, how deep the canyon, how wide the river, there is a blessing  (usually countless blessings) to be grateful for.

In closing, a big HIGH FIVE to all my sister survivors.  I will see you in November.  Until then, check out some of the proven benefits of gratitude at the link below and join me in an attitude of gratitude.


7 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude

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October Giveaway…Be sure to head over to our Facebook page @BrookOwenRE and enter to win. You don’t want to miss a chance to receive a gift card to a Main Street business!



Client Advisory Board Sign Up

Our next advisory board meeting is on the calendar.  We appreciate your suggestions and input and truly value you taking the time to chat with us. 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.




Use the below tips to spruce up your front porch and home for the Fall season.

Celebrate Fall With 11 Thrifty DIY Projects For the Home


“Columbus Day is a U.S. holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492, and Columbus Day 2018 occurs on Monday, October 8. It was unofficially celebrated in a number of cities and states as early as the 18th century, but did not become a federal holiday until 1937. For many, the holiday is a way of both honoring Columbus’ achievements and celebrating Italian-American heritage”.( 

In honor of Columbus Day there are always many sales to check out, whether for big ticket items or everyday needs. Take a look below for tips on what you can expect from Columbus Day sales this season, and what is worth spending your money on this month.

What to Expect From Columbus Day Sales in 2018

October Sales: Best and Worst Products to Buy in October




Halloween will be here before you know it, take a look at the ideas below for tricks and treats to make your Halloween memorable.

40 Creative DIY Halloween Decorating Ideas

Halloween Drinks-Brew Up Some Scary Fun with These Halloween Drinks!

20 Best Halloween Desserts That Are Frighteningly Delicious


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


National Apple Harvest Festival-October 6th & 7th, October 13th & 14th

Oyster Stroll October 13th

Fall Festival 2018-October 14th

Gettysburg, PA Halloween Parade October 23rd

Downtown Halloween Event October 27th

Fishing Derby at Piney Run Park October 27th

Lineboro Haunted Hayride Every Friday & Saturday in October


Also, don’t forget about these exciting events coming up in 2018. Save the dates!

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

Festival of Wreaths November 23-December 2018

Gettysburg Tree Lighting-November 23rd

Home For The Holidays 2018-various dates beginning November 23rd




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