The Power of the Purse events…

3 06 2015

Helping Others: Raising funds for the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center

(disclaimer, hold on to your hats, this post is 4 events wrapped in to one blogpost! But there is a method to my madness…all of these events lead up to the fun Power of the Purse event on Monday, June 8th)

There have been many great events promoting June 8th’s, Power of the Purse event, benefitting the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center.  Be sure to mark your calendars for one of the most fun events of the year, “The Power of the Purse,” held at Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom by Fretz in Columbia, MD.  You do NOT want to miss it!

More than 1400 gently used and vintage purses will be available for cash and carry! New and Designer handbags, filled with goodies, will be included in their incredible Silent Auction. VIP guest, handbag designer Danielle DiFerdinando will be selling her beautiful designs, while Horseshoe Casino will bring unexpected surprises! Wine Tasting will be provided by Iron Bridge Wine Company, accompanied by light fare from Chuy’s, a Mexican Restaurant coming to Howard County in 2016.  Event is FREE (suggested donation $5) – no ticket required.
A huge thank you to Her Mind Magazine for hosting this event again this year.  As with any event, it takes tremendous effort and time, by many people, and it’s great that Her Mind leads the charge.  Pam Moss, of Her Mind Magazine and Michelle Wildman, of Wildman Events, have been working tirelessly coordinating everything leading up to The Power of the Purse. Thank you to all involved!
I’m sharing photos from several events leading up to The Power of the Purse.  I’m happy to say that Pam Long Photography will a sponsor again this year for the main event and hope to see you there.

Howard County Launch Party

In March, the Howard County Welcome Center hosted the Launch Party to celebrate the New Official Howard County Visitors and Residents Guide.  The delicious Elkridge Furnace Inn catered the afternoon event.  The Wine Bin supplied the drinks and guests had the opportunity to donate their gently used purses, win raffle prizes, network with fellow residents and business people and even tour the new Howard County Police Museum which is housed in the Visitor Center.  Here are some of the photos from this fun event.
Howard County Welcome Center Historic Ellicott City Pam Long Photography
Food was generously provided by Elridge Furnace Inn…
Howard County Visitor Center Elkridge Furnace Inn Pam Long Photography
A huge thank you to The Wine Bin for supplying drinks throughout the evening.
Howard County Visitor Center Power of the Purse Pam Long Photography studio
Anita Broccolino, Michelle Wildman and Beth Ditman….
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Howard County Visitor Center Historic Ellicott City Pam Long Photography
Anita manning the Power of the Purse table while Joan Eve, of Joan Eve’s Collectibles filled out her raffle tickets…
Howard County Visitor Center Joan Eve Historic Ellicott City Pam Long Photography
…and it ended up being the WINNING raffle ticket! Congrats, Joan! 😀
Howard County Visitor Center Pam Long Photography
Attendees took advantage of the opportunity and checked out the Police Museum, located in the same building as the Visitor’s Center. Dee Cunningham of Cunningham Studios, Mary Klett, and Teri Carpenter, both from Howard County Chamber of Commerce, were fortunate enough to be able to speak with one of our favorite local police officers, Travis! Thank you for keeping us safe, Travis!
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I enjoyed chatting with Mike and Jane Johnson, of the Judge’s Bench! (Is that a gingerbread girl photo-bombing?!)
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Getting ready to pull more raffle tickets….
Howard County Visitor Center Power of the Purse Pam Long Photography raffle
Howard County Visitor Center Power of the Purse Pam Long Photography studio Historic Ellicott City
Benny Gordon, of Restaurant Association of Maryland Education Foundation, took a few minutes to explain the important role is foundation plays with educating.
Howard County Visitor Center Power of the Purse Pam Long Photography studio Ellicott City

Natalie Swirdovich of Pandora in The Mall in Columbia, and Beth Ditman, of Her Mind Magazine and Custom Media Options.

Howard County Visitor Center Power of the Purse Pam Long Photography

Macy’s by Appointment

Macy’s hosted an event and gave people a chance to come by, donate a purse and meet their amazing Personal Shopper, Annamarie deGregorio! You definitely need to check her out and enjoy the service she extends to Macy’s customers.  Be sure to ask about Macy’s by Appointment next time you’re at Macy’s and meet Annamarie.
Catered by the delicious Seasons 52 restaurant, fantastic raffle prizes and great company, it was a fun evening!
Macys By Appointment The Mall in Columbia Howard County photographer Pam Long Photography
Vic Broccolino, former President and CEO of Howard County General Hospital, and Vincent Sharps, Executive Vice President and CMO of Sir Speedy, BWI.
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Elaine Northrop poses with Michelle Wildman and Annamarie deGregorio, the amazing, resourceful and knowledgable personal shopper at Macy’s. Ask for Macy’s By Appointment and introduce yourself the Annamarie!
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The beautiful Anita Broccolino and Michelle Wildman! Love them!
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Pretty In Pink, Turf Valley

In April, hundreds of women shopped, sipped champagne, and dined the afternoon away with unlimited pink champagne for a good cause! These lovely ladies had over 50 vendors to choose from to engage is some retail therapy. There were delicious hors d’oeuvres and a served luncheon, followed by a fashion show which featured clothing provided by Chezelle’sOctavia II, and Simply Divine Boutique!
Horseshoe Casino sponsored the unlimited Pink Champagne for all of the philanthropic women and surprised all attendees with gorgeous pink pashminas! We were treated like royalty!
Horseshoe Casino was the wonderful Pink Champagne Sponsor! Thank you, Randy Goldman and your incredible staff!
Pretty In Pink Turf Valley Pam Long Photography Horseshoe Casino
Kathy McClellan and Kara Windebank of Red Birch Design, a phenomenal home-staging business, pose with these beautiful show girls!
Pretty In Pink Horseshoe Casino Pam Long Photography Turf Valley
Vendors and boutique owners are getting ready for the hundreds of shoppers!
Pretty In Pink Turf Valley Vendors Pam Long Photography
The very beautiful and smart business woman, Betsy Wendell, of Octavia, along with the Horseshow showgirls, show off the gorgeous silver cuff bracelets designed by Michael Galmer.
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I loved meeting these ladies…..
Pretty In Pink Turf Valley Red Hat Ladies Pam Long Photography
 Randy Goldman and the stunning ladies!
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The table settings were beautiful….
Pretty In Pink Turf Valley Table setting Event photographer Pam Long Photography
Okay, seriously, how beautiful is this room?!  Horseshoe Casino surprised all of the guests with a pink pashmina for EVERYONE!!
Pretty In Pink Turf Valley Pashminas Horseshoe Casino Pam Long Photography
Pretty In Pink Turf Valley Pink Pashminas Horseshoe Casino Pam Long Photography

The Hills of Milltown 5K Challenge

What a perfect day to have the 5th Annual race!  It was a gorgeous, sunny, breezy day – perfect weather to help us conquer the hills along this challenging course.  Volunteers arrived early and ready to help.  Local high school kids, residents, business owners were also there to lend a hand and help when needed.

This 5K was presented by the Ellicott City Historic District Partnership (ECHDP) to benefit beautification projects in the historic district of Ellicott City and Blossoms of Hope in support of the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center.

Thank you, everyone, for working together for another great cause!

Ed Lilley and his awesome volunteers hard at work while races sign in.5K race Volunteers Ellicott City Pam Long Photography

Volunteers for 5K race Ellicott City Pam Long Photography

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A little pre-race photo shoot with dad…

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Dave Carney, owner of The Wine Bin, convinced his daughter to hang with him for the entire hilly route.  Right before the finish line, he doused her with a bottle of water and sprinted to the finish to beat her!!

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He just about knocked her out with his celebratory finish!
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As you can see, he wasn’t too excited about it! 😀
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The results 🙂 …….

5K race Ellicott City Results Pam Long Photography

 All in good fun!
Thank you to everyone who participated in these fundraising events! Every one of you is truly awesome! We are united in our efforts to stamp out cancer once and for all! Together, we can make a difference!
We hope to see you soon!
Please remember, an incredibly fun event: The Power of the Purse!!  June 8th, Power of the Purse, benefitting the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center.  Be sure to mark your calendars for one of the most fun events of the year, “The Power of the Purse,” held at Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom by Fretz in Columbia, MD.  You do NOT want to miss it!




What’s going on in Ellicott City and Howard County?

26 11 2014

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! We hope that you have a wonderful holiday – filled with lots of love and good food! (full bellies and full hearts) 🙂

There are several exciting things happening in Ellicott City and Howard County that I wanted to let you know about:

There are a couple of local Turkey Trots that I thought you might be interested in! The Turkey Trot Charity 5K sponsored by the The Dancel Family Center Y  at 8:30am starting at Long Gate Parkway.  We participated in this last year and will be there again tomorrow….wish it would be like this past Monday’s nice, balmy weather…but we will manage. 😉

Another fun option is the 11th annual 5K and 1 mile run at Catonsville High School. All proceeds benefit CHS Cross Country Program and the philanthropic causes they support.  Our friends at Portalli’s and the Diamondback Tavern are sponsoring this great event. Come join the fun and burn some calories before the big feast!

If you’re participating in the Turkey Trots, don’t forget to record the Macy’s Day Parade! 🙂

Turkey Trot CHS

Everyone loves contributing to Toys for Tots! We are an official drop off location.  So, if you are local or just venturing down to Historic Elllicott City for some fabulous shopping, you can help bring joy to an underprivileged child by donating a toy that they will receive for Christmas this year! Drop off your new toys to Pam Long Photography, located in the Howard House, 8202 Main Street, Ellicott City, Md. 21043. As an added bonus, if you bring your toy receipt, we will match your cost (up to $100) in a gift card to our studio. You can gift this gift card to a loved one or use it for yourself for beautiful portraits. Pam is an international award winning photographer and was voted Howard County’s Best Photographer for 2013!  In addition, the Salon Marielle, also located on Main Street in Ellicott City, is offering gift cards for 20% off your next color treatment with your donations! We have these gift cards at Pam Long Photography and will be giving them to the first 15 people that donate toys! We can’t wait to see you!

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Food drive – Salon Marielle is partnering with Emory Methodist Church to help fill their food pantry and help local families in need! Please bring in a nonperishable item to Salon Marielle and receive 10% any one retail item. (excludes Aveda prepackaged gift sets.)

And finally,  Midnight Madness is just around the corner! Get a jump start on your Christmas shopping and come enjoy the festivities in Historic Ellicott City!  Stores, boutiques and restaurants will be open until midnight on Friday, December 5, 2014.  Beverages, treats and special offers throughout town! Don’t miss the annual Christmas tree lighting,  at 6 pm at the Howard County Welcome Center.  Free shuttle service from 6pm-12am.  Santa at the Log Cabin from 4-8, located at the top of Main Street next to The Wine Bin.  Babysitting services offered at Roger Carter Center. Vote for your favorite store window displays. Details can be found here.  Be sure to stop by the studio and say hello! 🙂

Midnight Madness 2014 Ellicott City

 

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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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FOOD DRIVE





Historic Ellicott City is Alive with Incredible Events this Weekend!

11 07 2014

Amazing opportunities to check out in our wonderful Historic Ellicott City!  Hope I don’t miss anything, here are a few things going on this weekend!

West End Studios Art Opening/Pop Up Gallery Show is this evening, 7:00 – 10:00pm and tomorrow,  10:00am – 6:00pm.  Check out amazing artists, Dee Cunningham of Deelite Designs, Scultors Bill Knapp and Barry Sheehan, Woodworker Ewan Tulis.  They will all have their incredible works on display for purchase.  Grab your art loving friends and be prepared to be amazed!  Their talent is off the charts!  The show is held in Dee’s studio, located on the west end of Main Street at:  8602 A Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043. For more info, please click here for the Facebook event page.

Yappy Hour at The Wine Bin tonight, 6:00 – 9:00pm! Be sure to bring your furry friends, enjoy live music and Parfections chocolate tasting.  Each Yappy Hour event, The Wine Bin collects donations for different charities.  Tonight, they are collecting cat food for their pet food drive, so be sure to share your love and bring some food to donate.

Plein Air, Paint-Out event in Ellicott City starts today! You’ll see creative artists throughout town with their easels and favorite mediums, creating their vision of our historic town. More information can be found here.  The artists will have their finished works displayed at the Howard County Center for the Arts on July 16th, 6:00pm – 8pm. at a free reception.  You will have the opportunity to purchase their art pieces.

Farmer’s Market, tomorrow, 9:00 – 2:00pm.  Enjoy this awesome, weekly event and take advantage of purchasing locally grown, farm-fresh vegetables, fruits and yummies!  Remember, there are 2 locations.  The Courtyards of Tonge Row will have live music from Jared Denhard! He’ll be performing with his Celtic Harp, Vintage Ukelele and Early American Gourd Banjo!!  Over at the Wine Bin market, Colamiles will be adding his rhythmic sounds as your enjoy the sunshine and shop local! A big thank you to everyone involved in organizing and participating in Ellicott City Old Town Market!  If you haven’t already done so, be sure to “like” their Facebook page by clicking here!

July’s Second Sunday Art Market is this Sunday July 13th. The will have 11 artists & vendors attending with their works for sale.  The judged participants in the Plein Air Paint It  contest will have some of their other works on display and for sale at Mat About You as well.

The Wine Bin’s Outdoor movie tomorrow night is Moonstruck!  Be sure to grab your chairs and head to The Wine Bin for the 9:00pm showing.  They offer coolers of ice to chill your beer and wine that you purchase from the Bin.  They also offer popcorn and bottled water to benefit Voices for Children of Howard County.

Celebrate History Saturday and Sunday, July 12 & 13th with the Monocacy Commemorative Weekend! Please check out the Howard County Historical Society’s website for all of the information. Historic Sites open 10:00am – 4:00pm with awesome activities taking place at the Thomas Log Cabin, Firehouse Museum, Patapsco Female Institute, Ellicott City Colored School Restored, Emory United Methodist Church, to name a few.  There will be Civil War re-enactors throughout town, children’s activities. Please click here to check out the details of this wonderful event. Gosh, I hope I didn’t leave anything out!  That’s one packed weekend of goodness taking place in our charming, historic town of Ellicott City!  I hope you have a chance to take advantage of some of these events! Have a wonderful weekend!

Gosh,  hopefully I didn’t leave anything out!  I hope that you’re able to enjoy some of these wonderful events that are taking place this weekend in our charming, historic Ellicott City!

Have a wonderful weekend.

 

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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, 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 to set up a complimentary consultation. We look forward to transforming your memories into your favorite works of art!

 

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