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September 2013

Success Revolution Conference

Event Date:  November 13, 2013 - 8:00am - 5:00pm Success Revolution Conference A breakthrough to success conference to jumpstart and activate dreams, transform lives, relationships, careers, finances, health and more. SUCCESSREVOLUTIONCONFERENCE.COM Date: November 13th, 2013 Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport Location Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport 1739 W Nursery Road Linthicum Heights, MD 21090 United States See map: Google Maps
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Event Date:  October 16, 2013 - 6:00am - 8:30am The Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens presents an evening with the award-winning author Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist: the Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks. Amy Stewart will give a talk on her newest title, followed by a book-signing and a cocktail reception featuring several drinks from her book. Rye of Fell's Point will provide their bar-tending skills and liquor. A food reception, catered by Sascha's Catering, will follow the lecture. This event is given in celebration of the Conservatory's 125th year. Tickets are $40. Location Cylburn Arboretum's Vollmer Center 4915 Greenspring Avenue Baltimore, MD 21209 United States See map: Google Maps

We’re all sorry to see summer go. So we’ve resolved to keep our summer mind-set through autumn. Read on for 50 ways to enjoy the fun of fall in Chesapeake Country.

1. Pick Fall’s Fat Crabs     Crabs have been scarce all season, hard to catch and accordingly pricy. About this time of year, we usually get a bonanza.     In autumn, Callinectes sapidus are bigger, sweeter, cheaper and more plentiful. Buy a dozen or a bushel at a roadside stand or a seafood market (they’ll cook them for you) and invite your friends over. Or bring your crab hunger to a local crab house.

While very hungry, the webworm caterpillar won’t harm your trees

It’s the fall webworm that’s eating your trees from the comfort and security of webby nests.     The greenish larvae’s appetite is huge and undiscriminating, extending to 636 different species of trees. Redbuds, walnut, hickory, fruit trees and some maples are favorites of these fuzzy worms.     Late summer through early fall, when the larvae are most active, is prime time to spot webworms chowing down.     The webs they spin over foliage give them netted protection against predators as they feed.

Grants for exploring Anne Arundel Heritage

There’s money waiting to help you share heritage experiences within Anne Arundel County’s Four Rivers Heritage Area, encompassing the Severn, South, Rhode and West rivers. Grants up to $2,500 are funded with our tax dollars, disbursed through the Maryland Heritage Area Authority’s revolving fund refreshed with $3 million annually.

Build your strength while extending your reach beyond arm’s length

For bicycle riders in the Haiti 80, your pleasure in speed and endurance bring hope and help to the school children in the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, where more than half the people live on less than one dollar a day. La Resurrection School in Gros Morne has been under the wing of St. Martins-in-the-Field Episcopal Church in Severna Park for 28 years. A newer bright idea, only two years old, puts some spin on that partnership.

Twelve-year-old Colton Clayton caught a Maryland record largemouth bass while fishing at a farm pond in his hometown of Huntingtown, in Calvert County, on July 31. The fish was 11 pounds, 6 ounces, 26 inches long and 18 inches around. Clayton caught the fish using a spinning rod loaded with eight-pound test line and a plastic worm, rigged weedless and without a weight.

Plus you can share your hostas and lilies with friends

Late summer and early fall is a great time to divide and share your hosta and day lily plants with friends and neighbors while reducing over-crowding in the garden.     One of the big advantages of growing hosta and day lilies is that once they are established, they require little attention. Hostas perform at their best in light shade, but they will tolerate full sun, resulting in more flowers, while day lilies are at their best in full sun.