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The Front Porch View May 2022

The Front Porch View May 2022 ISSUE

 
Welcome May
We DID it!!!!  We are officially in our new building, we honestly practice what we preach and bought a building!!!  Working on some finishing touches, but we are OPEN  and ready for all of your real estate needs.  If you are in the area please stop by to say hello!!  Without the support of our clients, friends and family this move would not have been possible and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Please be on the lookout for “Grand Opening” events , they will take place in June.  Can’t wait to share our new space with all of you.
 
  

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Make your home and exterior look new again!

The 8 Best Electric Pressure Washers to Make Your Home Look Brand New

  

  

 

Check out the link for some fun observances in May, not only Memorial Day.

  12 Ways to Enjoy Memorial Day with Your Family

All Holidays and Observances in May 2022

  

Strawberry season and much more is upon us!

                                                                                                                                   May 2022 Better Homes & Gardens Recipes

  

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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.

Girl’s Night OutDowntown Ellicott City May 19th 5:15pm

The Reagan Years Outdoor 80’s EventIsland Green-May 21 6pm-10pm $$

Tie Dye Party1623 Brewing May 22 @ 2:15pm $$

Annual Fireman’s CarnivaGamber Fire Hall  May 27th-June 4th 5:15pm-11pm $$

Don’t miss these exciting events coming up in 2022. Save the posted dates now and check back with us for specifics as the other events draw closer!

Westminster Beer and BBQ Stroll–June 18th 1222pm-4pm $$

Dirty Dancing-Movie– Carroll Arts Center July 15th 1:15 pm $$

Maryland Summer Fest –Carroll County Farm Museum Aug 27th 11:30am-6:30 pm $$

  

 

 

 

 

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The Front Porch View April 2022

The Front Porch View April 2022 ISSUE

 
Welcome April
May you find yourselves spending a little more time outside and enjoying the sunshine and longer days.  We have exciting news, we will officially be in our new office as of May 1st!  The only thing that will change is our location.  You will be able to find us at 69-R West Main Street.  Make sure to check our website, your email and social media for some fun and exciting activities for our week long “RE-GRAND OPENING” celebration.  We want to celebrate our new space with all of you. Thank you to all of our clients, friends and family who have helped and supported us along the way to help us to make this dream come true.  We appreciate and love all of you and we can’t wait to share our new space with all of you.
Happy Easter
 
  

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Add a pop of color to your garden

16 Beautiful Spring Flowers in the Better Homes and Garden Test Garden

  

  

 

Stunning Tablescapes for Spring and Easter

  Easter Table Decorations and Centerpieces for Spring

What is Passover? Here’s What You Should Know About the Holiday.

  

Let’s Brunch it up for Easter!

                                                                                                                     75+ Best Brunch Ideas to Make Your Sunday Morning Even Better

  

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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.

FOOD TRUCKS-opening night 2022Winfield Fire Hall starting Thursday April 7th 4pm-8pm $$

MALC- Easter Egg HuntMt. Airy Carnival Grounds April 10th 2pm

Ag Center Indoor Flea MarketApril 16th 8am-2pm

Taste of St Michaels 2022-April 30th 11am-4pm

Don’t miss these exciting events coming up in 2022. Save the posted dates now and check back with us for specifics as the other events draw closer!

Spring Makers Market–1623 Brewing Company May 1st 12p-4pm

CCARF Annual Mother’s Day Bingo– Gamber Fire Hall May 7th 5:30pm-10pm $$

Westminster Beer and BBQ Stroll  June 18th 12pm-4pm $$

  

 

 

 

 

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The Front Porch View-March 2022

The Front Porch View March 2022 ISSUE

 
Welcome March
The month of Spring , Luck and National Women’s Month.  SPRING, everything is new again, flowers are blooming, the sun is shining just a bit brighter and the days are getting longer. Luck-we are lucky to have Denise as our leader.  The past few weeks, I have heard more praises for Denise than ever.  Why, in her role as broker, she has helped almost every agent in our office with at least one of their deals and helping them to stay on track and or get back on track!  That is what she does, she is a problem solver,we are all so lucky to have her, her friends, family, office and clients.National Women’s Month, well we are again so fortunate enough to have one of the best in our lives, to help us, guide us, mentor us and just love us.  Thank you for doing what you do Denise. Love, Sherry and the Brook-Owen Team
 
  

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Help me de-clutter my home!

Straighten Up These 7 Clutter Hot Spots to organize your Home in One Day

  

  

 

  St Patrick’s Day fun for all!

  7 Fun St Patrick’s Day Activities for Families

  

Let’s make some Fresh Spring Dinners!

                                                                                                                                                        Spring Weeknight Meals

  

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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.

PUB CRAWLWestminster, after the Celtic Canter March 12th 12:00pm to 4:00 pm

S.A.L. Bull & Oyster RoastMarch 26th 2:00 pm- 7:00 pm $$

Westminster Lions Club All Money BINGOMarch 26th 5:30 pm $$

Don’t miss these exciting events coming up in 2022. Save the posted dates now and check back with us for specifics as the other events draw closer!

FOOD TRUCKS-opening night 2022–Winfield Fire Hall 4pm-8 pm $$

MALC- Easter Egg Hunt– Mt. Airy Carnival Grounds April 10th 2pm

Cherry Blossom Festival-Parade  April 9th 10am-2pm

  

 

 

 

 

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The Front Porch View February 2022

The Front Porch View February 2022 ISSUE

 
Welcome February 
The month of love and red hearts.   When I think of the heart of a home, for me, my mind immediately goes to the kitchen island.  It’s where the family is seated around in various places and I resume my normal position, always standing, so I can see and hear everyone an be able to jump in at a moment’s notice.  It’s also right in front of the utensil drawer which annoys everyone else. The kitchen is where the laughter happens, where the music is way too loud and we dance.  It’s where the coffee is brewing.  It’s where there a million conversations are going on at one time, yet I’m part of every one of them.  It’s my happy place,  It’s the heart of my home.  It makes me smile.  It’s where memories are made.  
What’s the heart of your home?  Besides the people of course. 

 

 

 
  

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ways to cut your electric bill!!

Are “Phantom Loads” Haunting your Electricty Bill

  

  

 

  Valentine’s Day on a budget

  26 Dollar Store Ideas to make this Valentine’s Day the Sweetest Ever

  

Valentine’s meal fun for the whole family

                                                                                                                                        Family friendly Valentine’s Day Meals

  

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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.

Stained Glass Lantern-Beginner FriendlyFebruary 12th 12:00 pm-5:00 pm $$

TWO on 2-22-22February 22 2:00pm to 9:00pm $$

Nashville in Sykesville-GET LIT Candle makingFebruary 24th 6:00 pm $$

Don’t miss these exciting events coming up in 2022. Save the posted dates now and check back with us for specifics as the other events draw closer!

PUB CRAWL–Downtown Westminster , after the Celtic Canter March 12th 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm 

Whiskey 101 and tasting-March 12th 11:00-11;45 am or 12:15pm to 1:00pm $$

Westminster Lions Club All Money BINGOMarch 26th 5:30pm $$

  

 

 

 

 

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The Front Porch View January 2022

The Front Porch View January 2022 ISSUE

There has never been a year I have wanted to say good riddance to more than ever, YET hold onto so tightly, than 2021.

My hope for you in this new year is that you fill your days with date nights, parties, celebrations and just plain fun stuff!

May 2022 bring you closer to family and friends, old and new.

 
  

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Keep sane with these holiday storage tips

Holiday Stoage Hacks that Will Save Your Sanity After the Holiday Season

  

  

 

Pinterest Ideas for New Year’s and New Year’s Eve

  

  New Year’s history and Traditions

  

Skip the table and have dinner by the fire.

                                                                                                                                                         30 Cozy Winter Dinner Ideas

  

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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.

Harbor Point Ice FestivalJanuary 22 11am-6pm

Crafts with Crafts at 1623January 19th at 6:00pm $$

MD World of Pets ExpoJanuary 28-January 30th 2:00pm-8:00pm $$

Don’t miss these exciting events coming up in 2021. Save the posted dates now and check back with us for specifics as the other events draw closer!

Icons of American Animation-January 18th- March 12th

The Regan Years Rock Looney’s Maple Lawn-February 5th 9:00pm $$

Stained Glass Lantern-Beginner FriendlyFebruarty 12th 12:00pm-5:00 pm $$

  

 

 

 

 

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The Front Porch View December 2021

The Front Porch View December 2021 ISSUE

 
When the holidays sneak up on you.   
If you have your shopping finished….  I strive to be just like you each and every year and somehow I ALWAYS fall short.  Maybe you can share your secrets.  You are our overachiever friends. GOOD for you. 
If you are almost there,  You are our fiscally responsible friends, Spreading out the costs over a period of time, While still finding the  good deals to be had out there. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. 
If you have picked up a few things here and there, AND  forgot who they are for and where you put them, you are my people.  WE CAN DO THIS. GET IT TOGETHER & FOCUS PEOPLE. 
And then there are our dear friends who haven’t even started yet.  Not calling anyone out, Kevin Lewis.  These are our friends who live on the edge. GOD LOVE YOU WILD AND CRAZY PEOPLE.  You alway seem to come through, and most times less stressed than the rest of us. 
Regardless of where you fall on the scale of strategic shopping, We are all winners when we keep in mind that the real gift is GIVING and BLESSING others.  So as you shop and prepare for family and friends may you be COVERED in PEACE, FILLED with JOY and  SURROUNDED by LAUGHTER.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our Brook-Owen Family. 

  

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Don’t let cleaning during the Holidays add to your stress.

19 Holiday Cleaning Tips That Make Tyding Up Easier

  

  

 

30 Days of Holiday Planning

  

  Transform Your Home into a Winter Wonderland with these Pretty Snowflake Crafts

  

Going to a POTLUCK and not sure what to bring, we’ve got you covered.

                                                                                                                                 Christmas Potluck Ideas Everyone will Love

  

Six Tricks for Making the Crispiest Latkes

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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.

Breakfast with SantaDecember 4th 8am-11am $$ 

Santa’s Village at Days End Farm Horse RescueDecember 11th 11am-3pm

The Holiday MarketDecember 12th 12pm-6pm

The Derby Merry Little Christmas Party Bar Side– December 17th 3pm

The Night Before Christmas-Reading and Crafts– December 23rd 4pm

Don’t miss these exciting events coming up in 2021. Save the posted dates now and check back with us for specifics as the other events draw closer!

Icons of American Animation-January 18th- March 12th 2022

Winter on Main-January 7-February 27 2022

Liberty High School Cheer Annual Bag BingoJanuary 15th 2022 6pm-9pm $$

  

 

 

 

 

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The Front Porch View November 2021

The Front Porch View November 2021 ISSUE

The month of Thanksgiving.  I know that all of us can find at least one thing to be thankful for in this season.  
As many of you know my mom passed away in September, and on the heels of that, my husband Kevin contracted Covid and was in the ICU for almost four weeks.  Yep, he was in the ICU during my birthday week. We have lost some amazing clients and friends this past year.  Sometimes it feels like we can’t even come up for air, BUT If we’re honest,  I don’t think we have to dig too deep to be reminded of the many blessings. In the middle of the messes they ARE there. 
So, I am thankful my mom got to come to Carroll County and stay with us for the last four years.  I am thankful our children and grandchildren got to spend precious time with her.  I am thankful that she instilled honor, kindness, compassion and integrity in me.  You can see a glimpse of her in who I am.  I am thankful she is my mom. 
I am thankful for the healing power of God, for prayer warriors and that Kevin is HOME.   I am thankful he has maintained his attitude of gratitude and his sense of humor.  I am thankful for the doctors and nurses who cared for him as if he were family.  Many of them shared with me that he was an inspiration to them.  
I am thankful for family and friends who made sure our yard work and house maintenance was kept up… I am thankful for meals and flowers and cards and visits.  
I am thankful that our children have rallied around us once again to prove that family is so important.  I am thankful for special people who drive to NYC and turn right back around to bring our son home to surprise me for my birthday week.  
I am thankful for my family at Brook-Owen who never missed a beat to jump in and keep things running seamlessly. They never let me worry, not one single second about work and business.  They showed up just to give me hugs, they checked on me non-stop, they were my date to weddings, and most of all they knew what I needed before I needed it.   You guys ROCK and I treasure you. 
I am thankful for all of you, who allow me to share a little piece of my heart.
I am blessed. 
  

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Houseplants good for your mind, body and soul!

7 Ways Houseplants May Improve Your Health According to Scientists

  

  

 

33 Thanksgiving Crafts for Adults and Kids

  

 

History of Thanksgiving

  

Mix things up this year and host a Friendsgiving!

                                                                                                                                 This is the Menu You Need to Host the BEST Friendsgiving Day

  

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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.

Christmas in the Country BazaarNovember 5 9am-7:30 pm

Charcuterie Art ClassNovember 13 6pm $$

Great Westminster Train ShowNovember 21 10am-3pm

Miracle on Main Street Downtown Event-November 27 5pm-8pm

Don’t miss these exciting events coming up in 2021. Save the posted dates now and check back with us for specifics as the other events draw closer!

Breakfast with Santa-December 4 8am-11am $$

Santa’s Village at Days End Farm Horse Rescue-December 11 11am-3pm

The Night Before Christmas-Reading and CraftsDecember 23 4pm

  

 

 

 

 

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The Front Porch View October 2021

The Front Porch View October 2021 ISSUE

October is the start of the last quarter of the year!  Spooky season, all things pumpkin and apple.  Fall is in the air, the changing of the leaves and all of the pretty Autumn colors. Before we know it Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here ! October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, don’t forget to schedule those mammograms and take care of yourselves. Thank you for coming to hang out with us here every month, we wouldn’t be us without you!  Hoping October is full of fun treats, walks in the crisp air and enjoying the changes of the season.

  

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Check out these basic home tips!

9 Basic Home Maintenance How-To’s Everyone Should Know

  

  

 

40+ Fall Activities Every Family Should Have on Their Autumn Bucket Lists

  

  Halloween History, Traditions and Origins

  

Make some of the cutest Halloween cupcakes, ever!

                                                                                                                                 60+ Best Halloween Cupcake Ideas for a Scary-cute Dessert Table

  

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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.

Westminster Oyster StrollOctober 9th 12pm-4pm $

Catoctin Colorfest& Water Street FestivalOctober 9th 10am-5pm October 10th 10am-5pm

Halloween Fun Trail& Fall FestOctober 16th 3pm-7pm

Pumpkins on the Green-October 29th 7pm-11pm $

 

Don’t miss these exciting events coming up in 2021. Save the posted dates now and check back with us for specifics as the other events draw closer!

Patterson Park Brew Fest-November 13 11am-4pm $

Christmas Craft Show & Bazaar-November 20th 8:30am-2pm

Miracle on Main Street Downtown EventNovember 27th 5pm

  

 

 

 

 

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The Front Porch View September 2021

The Front Porch View September 2021 ISSUE

September is here.  School is back in full swing!  September we celebrate LABOR Day.   We hope you had some time off and enjoyed  one last official Summer outing or get together.  Labor Day, to remind us of the workers who long ago worked in mills and factories, many 7 days a week and 12 hours a day.   At Brook-Owen we love what we do and helping each and every one of  our clients.  Whether buying or selling, it is a true LABOR of love!

  

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Fall Gardening tips for the Northeast

September Gardening Tips for the Northeast

  

  

 

September activities

  

  Labor day and it’s History

  

16 Labor Day Cookout Recipes to End Summer Right

                                                                                                                                 16 Labor Day Cookout Recipes to end Summer Right

  

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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.

Berlin Small Town Throw Down Country Music FestivalSeptember 11th 1pm-6pm

Westminster 1 mile Run/Walk SeriesSeptember 23rd $$

 

Don’t miss these exciting events coming up in 2021. Save the posted dates now and check back with us for specifics as the other events draw closer!

The Hops and Harvest Festival-October 22nd 12pm-5pm $$

Pumpkins on the Green-October 29th 7pm-11pm $$

Cocktails and Candy Canes 2021November 6th-7th 10am-5pm

  

 

 

 

 

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The Front Porch View August 2021

The Front Porch View August 2021 ISSUE

August already??? Time to get last minute vacations in, family get togethers and fun activities before it is BACK TO SCHOOL.  Kevin and I are taking the whole family on vacation to see Mickey!  WOW we are excited and a little crazy too, but mostly excited.  I hope you have a trip or adventure planned or just time to visit with friends and family before Summer winds down.

  

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Weekend Projects, yes please!

Improve Your Home in Just a few days with These 32 Weekend Projects

  

  

 

30 Exciting Activities Families should try in August

  

  10 Last Minute Ideas to Squeeze in Summer Fun Before School Starts

  

Let’s keep things cool for the Summer!

                                                                                                                                 26 Fresh NO COOK Meals (and desserts)

  

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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.

Dean Crawford and the Dunn’s River Band@the Howard County FairAugust 13th 7:30pm

Sunflower Festival at Summers FarmAugust 21,22,28 and 29th at 10 am $$

90’s Festival Baltimore at Power Plant LiveAugust 21st 3pm-9pm $$

Carroll County Balloon Festival-August 28-29th 1pm-9pm $$

Don’t miss these exciting events coming up in 2021. Save the posted dates now and check back with us for specifics as the other events draw closer!

Berlin Small Town Throw Down Country Music Festival-September 11th  1pm-6pm

Westminster 1 mile Run/Walk Series-September 23rd $$

The Hops and Harvest Festival-October 2nd 12pm-5pm $$

Pumpkins on the GreenOctober 29th 7p,-11pm $$

Cocktails and Candy Canes 2021-November 6-7th 10am-5pm

  

 

 

 

 

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