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The Front Porch View-January 2021

The Front Porch View January, 2021 ISSUE

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!
2021 
Let’s do this together!
  

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

  

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Check out the link below for some January projects!

5 MUST-DO Projects for January

  

  

 

Just because the holidays are behind us, does not mean we still can’t have some fun!

15 Creative ways to have fun w/your family in January

https://www.maryhannawilson.com/connect-kids-january-edition/

  

  

  

YES comfort foods, warm the body and soul!

                                                                                                                                                           Easy Comfort Foods

  

    

Great events happening around the area. Click on the event below to learn more. Due to COVID-19 please check the venue before heading out.

Virtual tour of Buckingham Palace-January 15th 7pm

Cowpens National Battlefield 240th Virtual Anniversary CelebrationJanuary 16-17

Indoor Flea MarketJanuary 30th 8am-2pm

Don’t miss these exciting events coming up in 2020. Save the posted dates now and check back with us for specifics as the other events draw closer!

The Elite Wedding Expo Carroll-March 28th noon-3pm

 

  

 

 

 

 

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The Front Porch View-December 2020

The Front Porch View December, 2020 ISSUE

Merry Christmas from our HOMES to yours!

  

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While most of our children are learning from home why not give them an awesome desk space.

Weekend project: 5 hardworking DIY desks

  

  

 

Whatever holiday you celebrate may you be surrounded by friends and family and love.

December holidays around the world

  

  

  

When baking cookies for the holiday maybe try a new recipe.

                                                                                                                          40 Unique Christmas cookies from around the World

  

    

Great events happening around the area. Click on the event below to learn more. Due to COVID-19 please check the venue before heading out.

A Gettysburg Christmas Festival-beginning December 4th

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

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The Front Porch View-November 2020

The Front Porch View November, 2020 ISSUE

Well here we are, the month of Thankfulness.  
Even with this crazy year, this crazy political climate, this crazy health crisis, this crazy emotional roller coaster we call 2020, WE ARE STILL CRAZILLY BLESSED and have much to be thankful for.
I’ll go first.
I am thankful that our youngest daughter gave birth to our youngest grandchild in June.  While it was a different and unique experience, they are both happy and healthy and we are enjoying spending time with them, as they are a source of hope and inspiration.
I am thankful our son, who lives in NYC, continues to recover from Covid and has been able to spend extended amounts of time at home with us. 
I am thankful Brook-Owen RE has thrived in 2020, because of your trust and confidence.  Our agents are working harder than ever to make home ownership dreams come true. 
NOW IT’s YOUR TURN.  Tell us what you are thankful for.  Share your glimpses of hope and your 2020 Success stories.  We need to focus on the things that unite us.  
So November, we welcome you.  We will give thanks
  

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Check out the link below for some November projects!

5 MUST-DO Projects for November

  

  

 

Have fun with your loved ones over the holiday.

10 FUN Thanksgiving activities!

  

  

  

Let’s give THANKS!

                                                                                                                                            Top 50 Thanksgiving recipes

  

    

Great events happening around the area. Click on the event below to learn more. Due to COVID-19 please check the venue before heading out.

Holiday Handmade Event-onlineNovember 5th-8th

November Market Days-November 12-November 15th

Danny and FriendsNovember 14th-7pm

Oysterfest 2020-November 14th 1pm-5pm

Remembrance Day ParadeNovember 21st

Electric light up drive through Parade-November 28th 6pm-9pm please check FB or City of Westminster for more details

 

Don’t miss these exciting events coming up in 2020. Save the posted dates now and check back with us for specifics as the other events draw closer!

A Gettysburg Christmas Festival-beginning December 4th

  

 

 

 

 

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The Front Porch View-October 2020

The Front Porch View October, 2020 ISSUE

October is my birthday month.  Our family celebrates big, we always have.  This year, especially, is a great reminder that while we maneuver through unchartered territory, we still have so much to be thankful for.  Another year of loving kids and grandkids, another year of date nights with the hubby, another year of helping people obtain the American Dream, another year of prosperity and the ability to give back.  I also love coffee and pumpkin spice lattes so it’s a good month to have a birthday.  And this old lady is gonna make it one heck of a celebration. 
I would be remiss if I did not mention that it is also Breast Cancer awareness month and as a SURVIVOR, I want to remind you to get your mammograms.  If you know a survivor give her a high five and a thatta girl.  If you are a SURVIVOR,  I admire, honor and treasure you.  If you are a CARETAKER and SUPPORTER of a SURVIVOR, we applaud you, we thank you and we love you.  You have no idea the impact you have on our lives.  
Stop by our Office on Main Street to see our window display in honor and memory of those brave women in our community.  
Take care and ALWAYS BE SAFE and KIND.
  

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Add beautiful fall foliage to your landscape.

5 Fiery Fall bushes

  

  

 

Easy on the wallet, fun fall activities!

Budget Friendly Fall Activities for the Whole Family

  

  

  

It’s Pumpkin spice and everything nice !

                                                                                                                                             My Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

  

    

Great events happening around the area. Click on the event below to learn more. Due to COVID-19 please check the venue before heading out.

Corn Maze and MoreOctober 10th

Carroll County Ag Center Indoor Flea MarketOctober 17th

Squarecrows on MainOctober 19-November 1

Don’t miss these exciting events coming up in 2020. Save the posted dates now and check back with us for specifics as the other events draw closer

Remembrance Day Parade-November 21st

A Gettysburg Christmas Festival-beginning December 4th

  

 

 

 

 

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The Front Porch View-September 2020

The Front Porch View September, 2020 ISSUE

 

As we approach the end of Summer, I want to relax and enjoy the last of the  longer days of sunshine and warmth.  Labor day reminds us to be thankful for our workers who help to keep our stores running, our hospitals going and our roadways safe.   I am also thankful to be working in a field I love.  Thankful for my workers and all they do. Thank you to our hard working clients and for letting us help you! 
Happy September
  

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Get ready for Fall with some of these great tips!

5 MUST-DO Projects for September

  

  

 

Labor Day and what it means.

 Everything you need to know about Labor Day

  

  

  

Apple picking time!

                                                                                                                                            80+ Apple recipes Sweet to Savory

  

    

Great events happening around the area. Click on the event below to learn more. Due to COVID-19 please check the venue before heading out.

2020 Sunflower Festival at Winterbrook Farms-September 12th

Wine NightSeptember 25th

Pumpkin Painting-September 27th

 

Don’t miss these exciting events coming up in 2020. Save the posted dates now and check back with us for specifics as the other events draw closer!

National Apple Harvest Festival-beginning October 3rd

Remembrance Day Parade-November 21st

A Gettysburg Christmas Festival-beginning December 4th

  

 

 

 

 

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The Front Porch View- August 2020

The Front Porch View August, 2020 ISSUE

Happy August!

VACATION! STAYCATION!  Whatever your family is up to this summer we hope it is fun and relaxing.  Making memories is the best distraction from our daily grind.  Take lots of pictures, that’s what I’ll be doing this month !!!!

SEND US YOUR FAMILY PHOTOS- We will be doing a give-away for the most creative vacation photo!

  

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We are honored, humbled and excited to be nominated for “Carroll’s Best”  We would appreciate your vote!  Voting begins August 9th and ends August 23rd.

Vote online at   carrollcountytimes.com/carrollsbest 

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

  

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Check out the link below for some August projects!

10 MUST-DO Projects for August

  

  

 

In the midst of COVID-19 and virtual schooling here are some fun at home schooling ideas!

30 Home School activities

  

  

  

It’s Peach season!

                                                                                                                                              Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe

  

    

Great events happening around the area. Click on the event below to learn more. Due to COVID-19 please check the venue before heading out.

30th Annual Peach FestivalAugust 8th

First Fridays in Havre De Grace-August 7th

 

Don’t miss these exciting events coming up in 2020. Save the posted dates now and check back with us for specifics as the other events draw closer!

Adams County Heritage Festival-September 20th

National Apple Harvest Festival-beginning October 3rd

Oyster Stroll-October 10th

Remembrance Day Parade-November 21st

A Gettysburg Christmas Festival-beginning December 4th

  

 

 

 

 

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The Front Porch View-July 2020

The Front Porch View July, 2020 ISSUE

July 4th is that holiday that kicks off the summer with the best weather, food and company.  Let’s not forget it’s the Holiday that gave us our Freedom.  Freedoms that have become so very important to us.  I hope your day is filled with Family, Love, Laughter and some Thankfulness.  We do live in a great Country.

  

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Check out the link below to add space to your place!

11 Ways to gain square footage without changing your floor plan

  

  

 

Wishing you a Happy 4th of July!! Click the link below to learn the history of the holiday and why we celebrate on the day we do.

Why does the United States of America celebrate Independence day on July 4th?

  

  

  

Fire up that grill on the Fourth of July, enjoy good food good drinks, good times and good friends!

                                                                                                                         4th of July BBQ and grill recipes

  

  

    

Great events happening around the area. Click on the event below to learn more. Due to COVID-19 please check the venue before heading out.

 

4th of July Community Concert & Fireworks-July 4th

Gettysburg Bike Week-July 9th

 

Don’t miss these exciting events coming up in 2020. Save the posted dates now and check back with us for specifics as the other events draw closer!

 

30th Annual Peach Festival-August 8th

Adams County Heritage Festival-September 20th

National Apple Harvest Festival-beginning October 3rd

Oyster Stroll-October 10th

Remembrance Day Parade-November 21st

A Gettysburg Christmas Festival-beginning December 4th

  

 

 

 

 

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The Front Porch View-June 2020

The Front Porch View June, 2020 ISSUE

SUMMER IS THE NEW SPRING
Welcome Summer.  We are happy to see you.  We know you will bring the fun and excitement back.  We are counting on you.
  

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Summer! There are tons of potential “To Do” items now that Summer is arriving, but take some tips from the expert to prioritize your time, check them out below!

Bob Vila’s 10 “Must Do” Projects for June

  

  

 

Wishing a Happy Father’s Day to all of the well-deserving fathers out there, may your day be filled with fun and may lasting memories be made. There are so many ways to celebrate the fathers and father figures in our lives, and below are a few unique ideas to make the day truly memorable. Check them out!

25 Father’s Day Activities That Are Better Than Any Gift

  

  

  

Of course setting off to a new destination is fun, but sometimes it just isn’t feasible. That doesn’t mean that you have to give up on time to enjoy the warm weather and relax! Check out the options suggested below for affordable, yet enjoyable Staycation ideas!

12 Staycation Ideas That Won’t Bust Your Budget

  

  

    

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

Frederick Festival of the Arts-June 5th-7th

Gettysburg Brass Band Festival-starting June 10th

Gettysburg Father’s Day Weekend-June 19th-21st

Beer and BBQ Stroll-June 20th

Snack Town Brewfest-June 20th

New Oxford’s Market on the Square-June 20th

 

Don’t miss these exciting events coming up in 2020. Save the posted dates now and check back with us for specifics as the other events draw closer!

 

4th of July Community Concert & Fireworks-July 4th

Gettysburg Bike Week-July 9th

30th Annual Peach Festival-August 8th

Adams County Heritage Festival-September 20th

National Apple Harvest Festival-beginning October 3rd

Oyster Stroll-October 10th

Remembrance Day Parade-November 21st

A Gettysburg Christmas Festival-beginning December 4th

  

 

 

 

 

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The Front Porch View-May 2020

The Front Porch View May, 2020 ISSUE

May..  The month of flowers and spring. May we all see the sprouts of new growth as encouragement, hope and joy.  May we be reminded that seasons come and seasons go.  May we grow and learn and be forever changed for the good.  May you be blessed beyond measure.  
 
Stay well and safe. 
  

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It always seems that there’s more to do around the house then there’s time for when the weather warms up, so prioritize with the ideas below.

Bob Vila’s 10 “Must Do” Projects for May

  

  

 

To all of the well-deserving mothers out there, we’re wishing you a relaxing, yet fun filled, Mother’s Day. Take a look below for a few unique ideas on ways to spend some quality time with your loved ones.

35 Fun and Creative Mother’s Day Activities

  

  

  

May 25, 2020

Wishing you a Memorial Day that allows for time spent reflecting on the true meaning of the holiday, and the ultimate sacrifice given by those that we honor on this day. One of the greatest ways to remember those we have lost is to do something significant in their honor, take a look at a few ideas below.

3 Ways to Give Back this Memorial Day

  

  

    

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

Springfest-starting May 7th

Flower & Jazz Festival-May 9th

Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival-May 14th

Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show-May 16th

Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies-May 25th

5th Annual Strawberry Festival-May 30th

 

Don’t miss these exciting events coming up in 2020. Save the posted dates now and check back with us for specifics as the other events draw closer!

Frederick Festival of the Arts-June 5th-7th

Beer and BBQ Stroll-June 20th

4th of July Community Concert & Fireworks-July 4th

Gettysburg Bike Week-July 9th

30th Annual Peach Festival-August 8th

Adams County Heritage Festival-September 20th

National Apple Harvest Festival-beginning October 3rd

Oyster Stroll-October 10th

Remembrance Day Parade-November 21st

A Gettysburg Christmas Festival-beginning December 4th

  

 

 

 

 

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The Front Porch View-April 2020

The Front Porch View April, 2020 ISSUE

 
Welcome April- We are happy to see you.  Warmer weather, showers to wash away all the yuckiness of the past few months, and of course the SPRING Market. Please take close note of this month’s stats.  We will start to see in the next several weeks how much of an impact the COVID-19 has had on the real estate market, if any.  I will keep all of you updated with more frequent communications.  For folks who are toying with listing and making a move, please call and we can chat about your specific and personal needs.

Be safe and stay well… 

   

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Spring is here! Get your home ready with the tips below.

Bob Vila’s 10 April “Must Do” Projects 

  

  

 

May your Easter be filled with lasting memories and true appreciation for the holiday. Take a look below at unique sweet ways to celebrate!

51 Easy Easter Desserts-Almost Too Adorable to Eat  

  

    

This month we celebrate Earth Day, take a look below at ways to celebrate and save!

How to Celebrate Earth Day and Save Money, This April and Beyond 

  

  

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

PEEPshow-beginning April 3rd

Charm City Bluegrass Festival-April 24th & 25th

Wine Stroll-April 25th

Gettysburg Festival of Races-April 26th

Earth Day Festival-April 28th

 

Don’t miss these exciting events coming up in 2020. Save the posted dates now and check back with us for specifics as the other events draw closer!

Springfest-starting May 7th

Flower & Jazz Festival-May 9th

Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival-May 14th

Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show-May 16th

Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies-May 25th

5th Annual Strawberry Festival-May 30th

Frederick Festival of the Arts-June 5th-7th

Beer and BBQ Stroll-June 20th

4th of July Community Concert & Fireworks-July 4th

Gettysburg Bike Week-July 9th

30th Annual Peach Festival-August 8th

Adams County Heritage Festival-September 20th

National Apple Harvest Festival-beginning October 3rd

Oyster Stroll-October 10th

Remembrance Day Parade-November 21st

A Gettysburg Christmas Festival-beginning December 4th

  

 

 

 

 

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