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Big 33 Pep Rally with Honorary Chairman, Scott Campbell!

scott campbell with cheerleaders at big 33 pep rallyScott Campbell, Brownstone Real Estate Co., Owner/President is this year’s Honorary Chairman of the Big 33. Last night he greeted cheerleaders, players, and their special needs buddies at a Pep Rally held at Central Dauphin East High School. The fun-filled evening was emceed by Miss Pennsylvania, Katie Schreckengast.

Also celebrating: Brownstone agent, Gary Burk and his wife, Brownstone Settlement Coordinator, Candy, joined their daughter, Halle, who was recently named Captain of the Pennsylvania Squad! Great job, everyone, and congratulations to all! Check out these great photos: 

An Ideal Floor Plan

main floor of contemporary home with an open floor planOpen floor plans offer stunning flow and create ease for entertaining, especially when the living area and kitchen are joined. In decades and centuries past, the kitchen was the heart of the home, a place where people gathered for meals and conversation. These days, the kitchen still plays a vital part in bringing people together—especially during dinner parties or taste-testing and hors d’oeuvre nights—but now it shares the starring role with family and gathering rooms.

Flow from one area to the next is important. Kitchen islands and snack bars make it possible to camp out and chat in a less formal setting. If you enjoy entertaining—a television playing in the background or music channeled through your Alexa or Google Home device—you’re likely to prefer a home with open flow. Whether a ranch home, two-story, or townhome, there are plenty of options available. You may want to consider some of these listings, all of which feature open floor plans and breezy flow:

Brownstone President and Former NFL Quarterback, Scott Campbell, Named Big 33 Honory Chairman

Scott Campbell, President of Brownstone Real Estate We're thrilled! We're delighted! Brownstone president and co-owner, Scott Campbell, has been named Big 33 honorary chairman! As a former professional NFL quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Atlanta Falcons, its no wonder Scott was quoted as saying "I am deeply honored to help showcase one of American’s premier football games and to meet these top-ranked student athletes." His love of the game goes way back! 

Read the entire article and get details on the 61st Big 33 Football Classic here. Congratulations, Scott!

Creating an Outdoor Living Area

table and chairs with striped umbrella on outside deckingAs we head into warmer weather, it will soon be time to spruce up the yard, break out the patio furniture, and add a new shine to the porch. More and more our living spaces are moving outdoors as we combine natural elements with comfort that was once reserved only for interior spaces. 
 
From hardscaping and mood lighting, to furniture, TVs, and even open-air kitchens, outside living spaces range from intimate to lavish. But you needn’t have an elaborate budget or even a large area to create an outdoor retreat. Here are some ideas to consider when planning: