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The Front Porch View-August 2019

The Front Porch View August, 2019 ISSUE


Weeks ago I talked about being midway through the year and the need for an intermission. Now midway through summer I’m feeling a little like I need another break – a halftime of sorts.  Life is full of half measures of time. We reach middle age, mid year, mid summer, mid month, mid week, and the list goes on. Do these measures of time call for action? For the less significant mid year, mid month, mid week events, perhaps the action is planning a vacation, completing a work assignment or paying a bill. But when we hit middle age, maybe the call to action is much larger and life changing.

I was recently gifted a book titled Halftime: Changing Your Game Plan from Success to Significance by Bob Buford. Seeing as I am in the middle of what Webster defines as middle aged, and we are midway through the season it was a timely gift for a summer read.  Will you grab a copy, read along, and let me know what you think?


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So many indoor and outdoor chores to accomplish this season, and not enough time to do them all. Take a look at the link below for tips on prioritizing your August To-Do List!

Bob Vila’s 10 “Must Do” August Projects




There’s something to celebrate everyday…literally! Check out the link below.

Fun Holidays in August 




The Summer season may be starting to dwindle, but there’s plenty of time to enjoy the warm weather. Take a look below for some fun outdoor activities to soak up as much sun as you can.

Outdoor Movies…Maryland & Pennsylvania

Outdoor Festivals & Fairs…Maryland & Pennsylvania





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

Illusion Shows with Michael Cantori-Various dates throughout August

Lion King, Jr.-Various dates throughout August

Carroll County 4-H Fair July 27-August 2nd

Farm Fresh Saturdays-Saturdays in August starting the 3rd

46th Annual White Marlin Open-August 5-9th

Summer Reads with Author Sandra Brown-August 9th

Watermen’s Appreciation Day Event-August 11th

2019 Carroll County Restaurant Week-August 11th-18th

Hampstead Fire Company Carnival-August 12th-17th

Carroll County Master Gardeners Beyond the Basics: Gardening How To’s-August 21st


Don’t miss these exciting events coming up in 2019. Save the posted dates now and check back with us for specifics as the other events draw closer!

Fall Farm Skirmish-September 21st

Fall Carlisle-begins October 2nd

National Apple Harvest Festival-begins October 5th

Annual Harvest Day and Parade-October 26th

Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies-November 23rd

A Gettysburg Christmas Festival-begins December 6th







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