Thursday, October 30, 2014
The Last Hummingbird of the Season
It’s been two weeks since I have seen a hummingbird at my feeder
Since the beginning of May through the present, it’s been the highlight of my morning to look out my kitchen window and see the hummingbirds breaking their fast
They are replenishing their energy stores which become depleted during the cool of the evenings.
The sugar water
in the feeder gives them energy, so they can become active and warm up.
Even though my feeder hasn't seen much recent action, I’ve continued to refresh thesimple syrup
to ensure that any stragglers in the hummingbird migration cycle have an opportunity to stop and refuel.
I am looking forward to Spring!
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Monday, October 20, 2014
Recipe for Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Are you carving jack o lanterns with your kids this year? Why not save the pumpkin seeds for roasting? This nutritious snack, which is packed in nutrients, is super easy and fun to prepare! All you need to do is:
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- Rinse your pumpkin seeds under cold water.
- Mix a small amount of olive oil and salt evenly throughout the seeds.
- Single layer seeds in an aluminum foil lined pan and roast under a low broiler for about 15
- Enjoy fresh from the oven!
Monday, October 20, 2014
SBA and National Woman’s Business Council Partner to Expand Opportunities for Women Investors and Owners
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the National Women’s Business Council have joined forces in an effort to increase the flow of capital by and into small businesses run by women. The overriding goal is to encourage greater participation by women on the financial and investing side of high-growth entrepreneurship.
“Developing a deeper pool of women investors and financiers is key toward expanding the marketplace of women-owned businesses,” said SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet. “These roundtables, which will continue through 2015, are the first big steps we need to take together to make it possible for more women to invest in each others companies, while exponentially increasing the growth potential of these businesses. This initiative complements our goals of providing counseling, capital and contracting to small businesses.”
“Today’s roundtable focused on the pipeline to women to careers in finance. An intimate conversation was facilitated between successful women in finance and academics. We have a responsibility to support young women in the pipeline – earlier and strategically. Today, we heard about the importance of thoughtful management, mentorship, and sharing women’s stories. It was clear that scholarships, sponsorship, scorecards, and also entrepreneurship and leadership institutes are important, and you can trust that the Council will be taking these suggestions into consideration,” said Carla Harris, Chair of the NWBC and Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Senior Client Advisor, Managing Director.
The SBA and the NWBC will hold a series of roundtable discussions nationwide to develop policy recommendations that will become action items to be pursued by the SBA. On Friday, the first in the series of meetings was held at Morgan Stanley in New York City. Moderated by NWBC Chair Carla Harris and Javier Saade, Associate Administrator for SBA’s Office of Investment and Innovation, the session included questions about women entering and advancing in finance careers, with a focus on investing.
During the next few months, the working groups of about 20 will meet with investor and fund managers to discuss ways to increase the ranks of women investors while developing strategies to encourage investment in companies run by women. The series will culminate with unveiling the policy recommendations at the Private Equity Women Investor Network Meeting, tentatively scheduled for May 2015.
The SBA’s Office of Investment and Innovation houses the Small Business Investment Companies (SBIC), Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs along with SBA’s innovations initiatives. For more information specifically on the SBIC program, visit www.sba.gov/inv.
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The National Women’s Business Council is a non-partisan federal advisory council serving as an independent source of advice and counsel to the President, Congress, and the SBA on issues of importance to women business owners. For more information, visit www.NWBC.gov
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Fair Hill International - Festival in the Country
October 16-19, 2014
Do you live locally?
Are you looking for something unique to do this weekend?
Watch top eventers from around the world compete in the prestigious Dutta Corporation Fair Hill International CCI 2* and 3*. Wondering what eventing is? The FHI team has posted a promo video
Not really a horse enthusiast?
This is also a family-friendly experience (children under 12 are free).
There will be food vendors, artists, business booths, the ever-popular dog-agility
contests, and a special children's play area.
Anyone is welcome, even Fido!
I’ve been volunteering for the Cross Country phase for years. Come on out to see what it’s all about!
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Thursday, October 09, 2014
2014 Pink 50 Poker Prance
Date: Sunday, October 12, 2014
Time: Rider may start the ride any time between 9AM and 12PM
Location: Parking lot on Rt. 273 (Orange Trail)
Fun, fundraising trail ride through scenic Fair Hill
in Elkton, Maryland, to benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
Prizes are offered for the “most pink” horses and riders, raffle winners, and the best poker hands (riders collect cards at various checkpoints along the way).
Saddle up, and go pink for a great cause!
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