Brunswick Heritage Museum Preserves, Celebrates, and Shares a Small Town’s Unique History
Eastern Home & Travel Magazine
by Gabby
1M ago
Brunswick is the quintessential home for a heritage museum. The small southwestern Frederick city’s dual identities — as a railroad town and canal town — show up in the Brunswick Heritage Museum’s collection of exhibits that preserve, celebrate and share the city’s unique history and culture.  The museum, located just off the C&O Canal towpath at mile 55, gives area residents as well as visitors opportunities to appreciate and understand Brunswick’s past as well as its place in the future. Brunswick Heritage Museum The museum’s foremost steward of Brunswick history is James Castle, wh ..read more
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The Nation’s Greatest Springtime Celebration!
Eastern Home & Travel Magazine
by Susan O'Connor
1M ago
The Washington, D.C. cherry blossoms are an iconic and breathtaking sight that captivates visitors and locals alike every spring. These delicate pink and white blossoms adorn the branches of thousands of cherry trees, creating a stunning contrast against the backdrop of the city’s monuments and landmarks.  The National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, D.C., and celebrates the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan.  Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C. Ph ..read more
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A Walk Through Catoctin Furnace 
Eastern Home & Travel Magazine
by Gabby
2M ago
In collaboration with Cunningham Falls State Park, the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society honors, investigates, and conserves the past of this significant industrial site from the 18th to the 20th centuries.  Explore the unique Catoctin Furnace living history village. The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc. commemorates, studies, and preserves the rich history of this historic industrial village, including the architecture, cultural landscapes, lifeways and foodways of the enslaved Africans, free African Americans, and European immigrant laborers and families. Historic iron “bridge ..read more
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Sarris Candies – Has You Covered!
Eastern Home & Travel Magazine
by Gabby
2M ago
Frank Sarris’ chocolate journey began in his basement, where he made small batches of candy for his lovely wife, Athena, and family and friends.  By 1963 his basement became too small for his growing business, so he opened a little shop next to his house.  Five years later, the house was demolished to make room for yet another expansion, as well as the addition of an old-fashioned ice-cream parlor! Now 60 years later, Sarris Candies has become a cult favorite and incredibly popular – from a small basement shop to a charming and delectable candy empire!  The company has remained ..read more
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Rendezvous in an Igloo!
Eastern Home & Travel Magazine
by Gabby
3M ago
The Reef restaurant in Newport, Rhode Island, has taken it up a level by offering igloo dining experiences with creative themes including Winter Wonderland, Rainforest , Botanical Garden, and Citrus Grove!  Dining in an igloo has quickly become a popular winter activity, providing guests with a unique opportunity to enjoy fantastic cuisine, drinks, and camaraderie in a whimsical environment.   A Reef igloo isn’t your traditional ho-hum igloo.  They are charmingly decorated by Exquisite Events and each one is uniquely styled and kept warm by either a heater or fireplace, cr ..read more
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New Market merits a closer look 
Eastern Home & Travel Magazine
by Gabby
3M ago
The historic Town of New Market, with its picturesque Main Street and historic charm, is a quintessential small town and worth a visit by anyone driving along Interstate 70 in eastern Frederick County, Maryland.  The town’s historic ambiance comes from the well-preserved buildings that line its Main Street. The Historic District looks much the same today as when New Market was founded in 1793. About 90% of these buildings feature architecture from the 19th century Federal-style, Greek Revival, and even Victorian era.  The entire Historic District is on the National Register of histor ..read more
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Vermont:  Top Destination for a Winter Wonderland Adventure
Eastern Home & Travel Magazine
by Gabby
3M ago
According to a recent travel poll by Viator, a Tripadvisory Company, four New England states rank in the Top 10 Best States to visit for a winter adventure, with Vermont taking first place.  Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire are also included in the list of top destinations for outdoor adventures and picturesque snow-covered landscapes.   Winter in Vermont is not to be missed! Known for its beautiful wintery backdrops, the state enjoys an average snowfall of over 63 inches (5.25 feet!) during the winter months. For such a tiny state, it certainly features plenty of winter ..read more
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Inspired by Nature – Biomorphic Design
Eastern Home & Travel Magazine
by Gabby
3M ago
The use of natural elements in design has been used in everything from art to architecture.  Smooth curves, floral and leaf details, and repeating patterns evokes a sense of movement and fluidity, a gentle calmness to our busy lives.   It is no wonder that bringing biomorphic design into our homes is a natural way to help us unwind and de-stress.  It offers a softer and more organic feel to any space and provides a deep connection to nature.  So it’s no surprise that east coast galleries are featuring artists that are influenced by the design of nature and incorporate its g ..read more
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Pantone’s 2024 Color of the Year
Eastern Home & Travel Magazine
by Gabby
4M ago
The  2024 Pantone Color of the Year has been announced…Peach Fuzz!  PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz is described as a velvety, gentle peach whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul.  PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz The Pantone Color of the Year program is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the release of PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz.  Pantone is the global authority on color and the provider of professional color language standards and digital solutions for the design community.  Pantone’s products and services are used by over 10 million designers and producers ..read more
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Smoketown Vibes: Brunswick firehouse gets renewed life as quintessential brewery
Eastern Home & Travel Magazine
by Gabby
5M ago
Smoketown Brewing Station a brewery and tasting room housed in a renovated 1948 firehouse, offers a wide variety of its own beers, along with fun food options, at a location convenient to both Brunswick residents and recreational users of the Potomac River, the C&O Canal and the Appalachian Trail.  Open for more than eight years in downtown Brunswick, Smoketown now has an 8,000- square-foot events space opened by owner David Blackmon on the building’s upper level. Smoketown’s welcoming and cozy ambiance make it unique.  “A lot of the locals come in on the same night every week f ..read more
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