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20% Off Holiday Sale Going on Now at Simply Noted

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 10:00am


Holiday SALE Ends Saturday

Don’t miss out on the savings!  Stop by Simply Noted this week to order your personalized holiday cards  20% OFF ends Saturday, October 4th.
Many great options:
  • foil printed
  • letterpressed
  • glitter
  • high quality digital
  • double sided
  • round and fun shapes

Also, mark your calendar for the FREE mini photo sessions: Thursday, October 9th  and  Friday, October 10th!



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Vote for Your Favorite Locally Designed Mask this Month at Mud and Metal

0 Written by: | Monday, Sep 29, 2014 4:00pm


Second mask arrived my post from Indiana! Thanks Noah, this is amazing! Sterling, 23k gold leaf and a cubic zirconium... Beautiful

Second mask arrived my post from Indiana! Thanks Noah, this is amazing! Sterling, 23k gold leaf and a cubic zirconium… Beautiful



First mask! Thanks Hon Have you made yours yet?

First mask! Thanks Hon
Have you made yours yet?

Halloween Mask Competition

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Shop Online and Save an Animal at the SPCA Auction – Opens Friday

0 Written by: | Monday, Sep 29, 2014 3:00pm


The Maryland SPCA’s 10th annual online auction, Shop-a-Paw-Looza, opens at noon on Friday, October 3 and closes at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28.  The proceeds from the auction, one of the MD SPCA’s largest fundraisers, help the organization care for and find homes for more than 3,000 pets each year.

“Last year, through the generosity of people who donated items and people who graciously placed bids, the auction raised $44,000 for the Maryland SPCA,” said Tami Gosheff, MD SPCA special events and outreach manager. “It’s hard to believe that this year will be our tenth auction. With the community’s support, we know we can raise more money this year and continue our mission of improving the lives of pets and people in the community.” Read More →

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0 Written by: | Monday, Sep 29, 2014 10:00am

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Monday, September 29, 2014 – 7:00pm


Steven Kassels reads from his new legal thriller, set in Downeast Maine.


When Downeast local Annette Fiorno is found at the bottom of a ravine, outsider and relapsed drug addict Jimmy Sedwick is accused of murder. Unassuming Marine lawyer Rob Hanston and big shot attorney Shawn Marks form an unlikely legal team as they attempt to discredit the overwhelming evidence.Addiction on Trial sends a powerful message of societal discrimination toward drug addicts and explores common misperceptions about what drug addiction really is — a chronic illness requiring a treatment approach similar to other chronic diseases. Medical and behavioral aspects of addiction are woven into the intrigue of this thriller, which culminates in a riveting murder trial.

Steven Kassels, M.D., attended Milton Academy and Lake Forest College prior to receiving his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit Michigan. After earning board certification in addiction medicine, Dr. Kassels was appointed Medical Director of the inpatient and outpatient addiction service at Providence Hospital, Holyoke, Massachusetts, providing polysubstance abuse treatment to both adults and adolescents. He is currently the Medical Director and a founding member of Community Substance Abuse Centers, which specializes in the treatment of opiate addicted patients throughout New England.

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On The Wall with Renaissance Fine Arts: The Art of Mixology – Diversify Your Collection

0 Written by: | Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 12:00pm



Add excitement to your home with an eclectic art collection. When considering your space, think of pieces that will not only complement each other, but also work as contrasting elements to make the room more varied and dynamic. Featuring diverse mediums and subject matter within a space will generate interest and intrigue, inviting guests to join in on the conversation.


Left: “Exodus”, Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 48 in. Right: “Melange”, Mixed media on Wood, 60 x 50 in.

You can create a unified focal point while still adding variety to your collection by utilizing two pieces in close proximity that have a similar palette, but differ in both style and medium.


Clockwise from Top Left: “Dream Concept”, Mixed Media on Canvas, 28 x 22.1 in., “Berries and a Plate” & “Apples, Plums, and a Bowl”, Oil on Board, 4.75 x 6 in. each, “Soul XXX”, Mixed Media on Board, 12 x 10 in., “State of Mind II”, Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 20 in., “Still Life VIII”, Oil on Metal, 8 x 10 in.

Clockwise from Top Left: “Dream Concept”, Mixed Media on Canvas, 28 x 22.1 in., “Berries and a Plate” & “Apples, Plums, and a Bowl”, Oil on Board, 4.75 x 6 in. each, “Soul XXX”, Mixed Media on Board, 12 x 10 in., “State of Mind II”, Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 20 in., “Still Life VIII”, Oil on Metal, 8 x 10 in.

Pairing realistic still lifes with a series of abstracts provides enough similarity in organic forms, however, are vastly different in style thus creating a bold statement in an otherwise neutral space.

“Obtineo”, Acrylic on Canvas, 70.25 x 78 in.

“Obtineo”, Acrylic on Canvas, 70.25 x 78 in.

Blending a lively abstract within a classically designed interior can bring a touch of modernity to the room.

Mix it up in your home! Try pairing abstract paintings with traditional landscapes, a still life on canvas with a contemporary mixed media on wood, a modern piece in a classic room (and vice versa.)

Build your own unique collection and remember that consistency is not always key.



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Take a Look Inside the New Wee Chic

0 Written by: | Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 12:00pm



Wee Chic moved this past summer from a small spot in Green Spring Station to the space that The Pleasure of Your Company used to occupy in Green Spring Station. The new store is more than twice the size of the former space. Now the shop offers more merchandise, special sections and more. Read More →

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New Tea Collection Just in at Wee Chic Boutique

0 Written by: | Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 11:00am


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Shopping Report: September Saturdays at Stevenson Village and More

0 Written by: | Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 11:00am

Shopping Report

Originally published September 26, 2014 - This Saturday marks your last chance for September Saturdays at Stevenson Village, where you’ll get a free gift bag that participating vendors will fill up with freebies while you’re shopping.

And if you’re looking for great fall finds, head down to Sassanova, where new arrivals include cute fall dresses from Yoana Baraschi, and gorgeous, sexy footwear from Butter Shoes.

The fall looks at South Moon Under are distinctly more “boho,” but still so chic. Check out the new looks from Dakota and Free People for staying warm and comfy in the days ahead.

For those fully embracing football season, Brightside Boutique has vintage-looking Ravens sweatshirts (above). That means you can look hip while still repping for the birds.

And through Sept 30th, Chezelle of Cross Keys will feature two trunk shows: Living Life Large (focusing on plus-size active wear) and fall looks from Christopher Calvin.

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Mud and Metal and Masks, Oh My!

0 Written by: | Friday, Sep 26, 2014 4:00pm

Halloween Mask Competition

Get those creative juices flowing and start your mask today!  Masks due to Mud and Metal by Sept. 28th, and we’ll see you all on Oct. 31st for the Halloween Fest, where this year’s winner will be announced.  Good luck! We hope you win.

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Always Impressive – The Latest in Fall Fashion and Decor at Green Spring Station

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 10:00am


Available at @Yves Delorme USA #FallStyle #GreenSpringStyle


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