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A Quiet Friday, Weekend Warm-Up

Expect partial sun, low humidity, and pleasant 70s for get-away Friday.  Saturday and Sunday stay dry with more 70s.  It'll turn more humid on Memorial Day with an afternoon shower or thunderstorm and a move back up to the mid 80s.


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Shawan Downs 2013

Updated: Tuesday, October 1 2013, 12:57 PM EDT

Gorgeous blue skies and warm sunshine set the scene for a day in the country as this year's Legacy Chase at Shawan Downs in Hunt Valley on Sept. 28. With steeplechase races going on throughout the day, racegoers flocked to the corporate tents overlooking the racecourse and filled the grassy hillside to view the events. The first people we passed were Mark & Linda Caplan, chatting with friends, and commercial realtor Greg Pinkard. Brothers Jim and Ned Halle greeted us we trod across the hillside on our way to another tent. At the track rail, we hit the Maury, Donnelly & Parr/Oregon Grille tent, always a popular one. Inside we spent some time talking to Stuart Matthai, and ran into friends Alex Shek, Joe Woolman and Sandy Glover. Then as we headed back up the hill, encountered Elizabeth Massing and John & Shannon Ware. We finally settled in at the Sinclair Broadcast Group table with corporate attorney Barry Faber and his wife Susan, as well as HR director Jamie Dembeck and 'House of Cards' set decorator Tiffany Zappulla. After sampling a few things from the buffet, it was time for a final stroll and walk back to the car. It's nice to see the crowds turning up again for this event, which has seen some decline in participation over the past few years. It's a great way to celebrate the beginning of fall in a beautiful part of Baltimore County.

(Shown above: The crowds on the hillside overlooking the racecourse at Shawan Downs.)

Also, if you're as big a fan as I am of Birroteca, you'll want to be there this Thurs., Oct. 3 for their 1-year anniversary party. It's from 6:30-10:30 and $35 gets you unlimited food and two drinks. Benefits the Md. chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Shawan Downs 2013

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