SPRING FEST 2015…THIS Saturday, April 25th!

20 04 2015

Hello everyone- are you ready for the BEST Ellicott City Spring Fest?!!! This Saturday, April 25, 2015, the fun begins at 12 noon and lasts until 7:30. Get ready! Grab your walking shoes and your wallets, bring your appetites, children, sunscreen and jackets! (Temperatures are predicted to range from 48 degrees to a high of 57 degrees).

Spring Fest Ellicott City Pam Long Photography

Instead of your walking shoes, you might want to bring your dancing shoes, as there will be incredible music from 25+ local bands at four different stages throughout historic Ellicott City, Md. We would love to see you dancing and singing and enjoying the music in the streets!

Vendors will be located throughout Ellicott City offering many delicious food and beverage choices! There will be craft beer gardens and Wine and Tastes of Town. There are also many award winning restaurants from which to choose! They will be ready and happy to serve you!

There will be FREE crafts and games for your children and many Earth Day family activities.

The many fantastic stores in historic Ellicott City will be open for business! There is a wide range of shops from antique stores, to clothing boutiques, to furniture stores, galleries, flower shops, chocolate shops, etc. Many are offering special promotions for their clients this Saturday, in honor of Spring Fest! Be sure to check them out!

Come on up the stairs of the Howard House and check out Pam Long Photography! Pam is an international award winning photographer who is truly passionate about photography! Come on in and see her beautiful studio and the art that she’s created! You will love it and it gives you a taste of how creative she is! She is an amazing artist, who works hard at her craft and she would love to create your portrait! Pam will be in her studio from 12 – 4:30 for Spring Fest!  Come spin our Casino Wheel for a chance to win lots of great prizes and discounts from some of your favorite shops!  Come by, spin the wheel and see what you win!

Housekeeping: There are public restrooms located in the Welcome Center, located at 8267 Main Street. There is free parking on the street, however, there is only a 2 hour limit! You must move your car after 2 hours or you may get a ticket! There is also a free shuttle available if you park in the outlying parking lots.

We hope to see you Saturday! Enjoy!

Tracy

 

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Visitors – thank you for taking the time to read and view this blogpost.  If you are ever in need of photography services, I’d love the chance to talk with you.  Here’s a little more info about us….. Whether you choose to be photographed in our studio, on location or along the quaint streets of our own beautiful historic town, you will truly enjoy your experience with Pam Long Photography. Clients enjoy a variety of portraiture, from maternity and babies, to children and families, high school seniors, pets, business headshots and special events. Whatever occasion life blesses you with, we will help you capture and document those moments to cherish for generations to come. To receive information about what we offer and how we can meet your needs, please contact us at 410.988.5563 or email us at pam@pamlongphotography.com to set up a complimentary consultation. We look forward to transforming your memories into your favorite works of art!

 

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Sweet Elizabeth Jane celebrates 3 years on Main Street, Historic Ellicott City

21 04 2014

Businesses, boutiques and restaurants celebrated First Friday in style this month!  First Fridays, in Ellicott City’s Historic District, is a great celebration for our shoppers.  Stores are open late, live music performed by awesome local talent fills the street and people get to enjoy our incredible shopping and specials!

This month, Sweet Elizabeth Jane celebrated their THIRD birthday, and as always, did it with style!  A colorful, festive storefront greeted customers, Lauren Ruth Ward performed live and SEJ’s photobooth brought out the silliness of their customers.  Tammy, the creative genius owner of Sweet Elizabeth Jane, and her “apronologists” buzzed around the store all night, guiding and assisting their customers to help fill their needs and wants.  Whether it’s home decor, clothes, jewelry,  kitchen accessories, furniture, or clothing accessories, everybody got an eyeful of goodness.  Lots of happy people left with bags full of useful, unique items.

It was awesome seeing people gather around the sidewalks as Lauren sang.  Her passion and the richness of Lauren’s soul-filled voice invited the passerbys to stop, listen and take a stroll inside  to discover everything incredible under SEJ’s ceiling. Here are some of the pictures from their photobooth as well as candid photos of their night.

Thank you, Tammy and Kaitlyn, for asking Pam Long Photography to document your fun evening.

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Customers were able to enjoy the “Charmsie” bar.  The awesome staff creatively added hair charms to customer’s hair; a very cool way to add some bling to your style.

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Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Department shines!

4 11 2013
Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Department recently celebrated 125 years of serving this wonderful area!  And, when I say “celebrated”, they truly celebrated!
On October 12th, they held an Open House at Station 2.  Visitors were offered tours of the firehouse, children could get their faces painted and guests could have their picture taken with Annabelle, the antique fire truck.  There were many opportunities to learn about kitchen safety and some of the services that the Fire Department offers.

On Saturday, October 19th, a double header!  In the morning, Main Street in Historic Ellicott City was closed for the ECVFD Parade!   It was an amazing display of thanks and appreciation for our brave fire fighters.

There were many awesome aspects to this parade. Over 20 trucks from surrounding fire departments, high school bands, political figures, business professionals, children’s organizations were some of the participants that the crowds were able to enjoy.  To honor Howard County General Hospital’s Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, PGFD attended the parade with their cool pink fire truck.
A very special thank you to the following for participating in the parade:

Courtney Watson, Senator James Robey, Senator Allan and Robin Kittleman, Maryland State’s Attorney, Dario Broccolino, Creig Northrop, John Meitl, former Chief John Klein, Howard County General Hospital, St. John’s Parish Day School, Bill’s Towing, Classic Plastic Bricks (Lego-Man), Howard High School ROTC, Elkridge Juniors, and the DFRS Color Guard.  Everyone enjoyed music courtesy of the talented Mt. Hebron High School marching band, Howard High School’s marching band, Patapsco Middle School, Hollifield Station Elementary School, the Pipe and Drum Band.  It was great to see Enchanted Parties handing out balloons and even a Stilt Walker, Laura Woodard, was present!

Hope you enjoy this video of the ECVFD Parade:

That evening, The Fire and Ice Gala, was held at The Armory and it was a huge success. The evening proved to be an amazing time to celebrate the men and women who work so hard to save lives.  Over $75,000 worth of silent and live auctions items were donated by area businesses!  Carrabba’s Italian Grill provided a delicious dinner and a DJ played favorite tunes for all to enjoy!
Many people worked hard to make these events a success.   Michelle Wildman, an UNBELIEVABLY INCREDIBLE event planner was asked to join forces with the ECVFD and bring her expertise to the events.  She and her team worked tirelessly to ensure that these events were fun and successful.
The other person that needs special thanks in John Meitl.  Here’s what Michelle had to say about John. “There’s one VERY important person who deserves to be thanked – his name is John Meitl.  As President of the Board of Directors for the ECVFD, he was the mastermind behind the Parade and Gala. He’s worked tirelessly since July to promote these events, while raising awareness and collecting donations at the same time; thereby earning himself the nickname Mighty Meitl! We couldn’t have done this without his energy and enthusiasm!”
Again, thank you to everyone that participated in the parade, who attended the Fire and Ice Gala, who gave of their time to help these events be successful, to all of the generous businesses that donated products and services and to all of our firefighters that risk their lives to save others and to the families of our firefighters.  We appreciate you all!
Here, in front of the Fire House museum, excitement grew with anticipation of the parade.  The Fire House Museum (yellow building in the foreground), built in 1889, was Howard County’s first fire station!  Years later, they moved up the street in a location next to Ellicott Mills Brewing Company and then later to the location that The Wine Bin occupies.  You can read more info about their history by clicking here.
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And the parade begins…..
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Courtney Watson waves to the crowds as the parade begins.  Craig Ralston, Deputy Chief ECVFD drives their antique fire truck, “Annabelle”.
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An awesome site of the crowd at this family friendly event as the start of the parade heads down Main Street.
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John Meitl, President, Board of Directors for the Ellicott City Volunteer Firemen’s Association.
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Howard High School’s marching band was an awesome addition the the parade.
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Mt. Hebron’s very talented Marching band performed, including their flag and rifle teams.
Mt Hebron High School Band in Ellicott City Parade
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A symbol of firefighter’s strength, values, and brotherhood, The Fire Brigade of Greater Baltimore was a great part of the musical talent marching down Historic Ellicott City’s Main Street.
The Fire Brigade Pipes and Drums Ellicott City Photographer
Immediately following the parade, Joseph Mancifield Fuller, Howard County’s first African American Volunteer Firefighter, received an Executive Proclamation from the County.  Courtney Watson and Howard County firefighters proudly pose with him.
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Craig Ralston, Deputy Chief ECVFD stands next to Annebelle, their beautiful antique fire truck!
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A staple on Main Street, Barry, “Bubble Man” always has a smile to brighten your day. His store, Forget Me Not Factory,  three floors of pure whimsy and awesome gifts will delight you every time you step in to their magical world!
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I’d like to thank my friend and collegue, Anne Looney for working with me to help cover another perspective of this awesome event.  In addition, thank you, Donna Detweiler, for allowing me to grab a few of your photos to include in the slideshow.  Ladies, thank you so much, I truly appreciate your time and your efforts! 🙂

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Whether you choose to be photographed in our studio, on location or along the quaint streets of our own beautiful historic town, you will truly enjoy your experience with Pam Long Photography. Clients enjoy a variety of portraiture, from maternity and babies, to children and families, high school seniors, pets and special events. Whatever occasion life blesses you with, we will help you capture and document those moments to cherish for generations to come.

To receive information about what we offer and how we can meet your needs, please contact us at 410.988.5563 to set up a complimentary consultation. You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PamLongPhoto…. Be sure to “like” our Page so you can stay tuned in for our specials, promos, and latest news!

We look forward to transforming your memories into your favorite works of art!
410.988.5563
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