Gallery Night at Falling Branch Brewery

Press Release date July 21, 2021
ANNAPOLIS, MD (Harvester Artwork) – Annapolis artist Mike Robinson of Harvester Artwork & the blog Maryland Outdoor Life will have watercolor prints on display during the month of August at Falling Branch Brewery in rural Harford County, Maryland. Come join the opening August 4 at Gallery Night with live music by Noah Pierre! Can’t make it that night? Come out for their weekend events and check out the art.

Gallery Night – Local Artists Showcase

Public event by Falling Branch Brewery
Duration: 3 hr

Gallery Night features live music and four local artists with their work on display in the taproom and available for purchase. Each will be at the event to discuss their art, and it will stay on display for the entirety of that month (unless sold). Event time is 5-8pm.
Food trucks will be onsite serving food until 7pm.
Alicia Dudley (Painting)
Jason Ritterstein (Photography)
Mike Robinson (Painting)
Saz Ross (Pen & Ink Illustration)

Falling Branch Brewery is a small farmhouse brewery located in rural Harford County, Maryland.
825 Highland Rd, Street, MD 21154
Wed: 12-9pm
Thurs: 12-9pm
Fri: 12-9pm
Sat: 12pm-9pm
Sun: 12pm-8pm

Maryland Outdoor Life
Healthy living and the outdoors in Maryland

Harvester Artwork
Celebrating farm life and the outdoors
Mike Robinson


Starting at minute 19:43 in this video, Falling Branch Brewery is featured on MPT Maryland Farm & Harvest Episode 613

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Patriotic Pedal

If you are going to ride 17 miles on your mountain bike through the city of Baltimore, it is probably best to have a buddy rider… and even better, a bunch of buddies. On July 4th, a small group of us, a fraction of what we call the Towson State Old Boys, rode a huge loop around the harbor and back. Our fearless leader that day was Jamie Hunt, a rugger with 2nd row credentials from various rugby clubs, but what mattered to all of us was our shared history with Towson State Rugby Football Club.

Our pack started our journey at the Canton Waterfront Park, along side a random jogging club… there always seems to be a different biking or running club getting ready for a morning group outing whenever we meet up for our own event at this park. We are not alone in our quest for the best day of our lives… or at least a good reason to get off the couch on a Sunday morning.

Biking around the harbor is always a pleasant experience. No matter what you may think of Baltimore City as a whole, the harbor area is like the Baltimore of your dreams – what Baltimore could be like without any of the crime issues, etc. often associated with the city. Engaging with the harbor along side of us is always a diverse collection of humanity: walking, sitting and enjoying the beauty of Maryland’s largest city.

The sun was out, the air was cool and day was young – we headed out to a new version of an old haunt, a ride from the Canton park to Fort McHenry and back, which today included a trek though Kevin Plank’s Sagamore Distillery in Baltimore’s Port Covington neighborhood and the Maryland Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Hanover St./MD Rt 2. Today was special, it was July 4th, and we were headed for the original site of the Rockets Red Glare and why we set off fireworks on this very important day.

Why would you need mountain bikes when biking through the city? How about curbs, gravel, parks, random construction, and you name it… I love my off-road bike for on-road adventures.

Mike Smith tracked our course… over 17 miles of good times on a new route through our old favorite mid-size, mid-Atlantic city. The other hooligans in tow were John O’Neill, Jimmy Vitale and myself.

For those who have never done this ride: Just do it! It is one of the best things to do in the City that Reads.

From the Art Gallery:

Magothy River Trail

The Magothy River is a gem of the middle Chesapeake Bay area and is rich in history and recreational activity. Because of over-development in the area, it is not as clean as it could be and swimming is often unavailable after heavy rains due to overflow of waste water.

There are groups who pay attention to the needs of this river and one is the Magothy River Association.

This is the presentation to a project produced by the Magothy River Association and funded by the Chesapeake Bay Trust, designed to help boaters discover the beauty of the Magothy River.

Magothy River Association

From website: The Magothy River Association (MRA) is dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the water quality, plants, and wildlife of the Magothy River and its watershed. Founded in 1946, the MRA is an all-volunteer group, incorporated as a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization representing over 300 individual members and 30 community associations within the Magothy River Watershed. The organization designs and executes projects that restore and protect the welfare of the river and its watershed.

Monthly Meetings

The MRA meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Berrywood Community Clubhouse. This can vary so please check our Facebook Page for up-to-date announcements and other timely information.

Bay Breakfast

I was determined to go fishing this past Saturday, no matter what time of day it turned out to be. After getting my “chores” done and checked off the list, it was about 1:30pm as I left my driveway with kayak and gear. This would be a challenge, because the day was sunny and warm, sending the fish away into small nooks in the shade. I headed to a peaceful and quiet creek off the Chesapeake Bay. Even if I found no fish, I knew it would be a relaxing paddle.

As it turned out, targeting a nice shady spot along the shore with fallen trees to cast towards was not too tough. I was confident with the bobber and lure purchased with the recommendation of staff at Anglers. An hour and half later, I was exiting the water with four white perch in the cooler.

The next morning, I had a tasty breakfast of fish, eggs and spinach. All seasoned with, what else, Old Bay.

The eggs were from a local farm, Annapolis Eggs at Windsor Farm, where “hens are fed an all natural diet, antibiotic, hormone and pesticide free and supplemented with lots of fruits and vegetables…”

This bird, a Great Egret, was my fishing companion that afternoon on the Little Magothy River. As I was casting my line from my kayak, he was casting his eyes about the creek looking for fish.

Life’s a beach

Why do we love the beach?

“…These slow, whooshing noises are the sounds of non-threats, which is why they work to calm people,” says Orfeu Buxton, an associate professor of biobehavioral health at Pennsylvania State University. “It’s like they’re saying: “Don’t worry, don’t worry, don’t worry.” The sound of waves can help you achieve a meditative state, which is proven to heal and strengthen your brain…” -Inc. magazine

Today I took a bike ride to a local beach and enjoyed some quality time on the shore of the Chesapeake. With the sun on my face and sand underfoot, I experienced the quieting of my mind and a slower breath. A calm walk around the neighborhood also gives us a similar effect, where our mind clears and the body relaxes.

Knowing all this, imagine the effect long walks on the beaches of the Atlantic seashore will have on your well-being. It is worth the drive to Ocean City, Maryland and salty small towns up and down the coast. Even a stroll along the edge of a pond, creek or river will provide a similar effect. When is your next trip to the water’s edge?

Bacon Ridge ride

This morning was cool, clear and sunny – perfect for a bike ride. I spent 2 hours on the Bacon Ridge trails in Crownsville, riding from the Phase 1 section north into the Phase 2 section, starting at the Hawkins entrance (see Alltrails). The further north I went, the more challenging the trails became, with large peaks and valleys, roots and tight turns. The trails are well maintained and traffic with other hikers and bikers was light all during my ride from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Afterwards, I stopped by Trailwerks, which is just a short drive up Generals Highway, to see the latest in mountain bike gear… Trailwerks actually started Bacon Ridge as a biking destination and helps manage the trail system. They recommended the Strava app to see all the trails for Bacon Ridge, Phases 1, 2 and 3.

For today’s post-ride bite I visited Gina’s Cantina around the bend from Trailwerks for a tasty beer (DB Eight Point) and a healthy Beyond Burger. Another great spot for post-ride socials is Lures Bar and Grille, which is just a minute from the trails.

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