EARLEVILLE — Whether your pace of choice is slow and steady, quick and nimble, or somewhere in between, the Mount Harmon Paper Chase provides an opportunity for horse riders to explore the historic plantation’s 200-acre nature preserve.

ELKTON — The Palette & The Page co-owners Patti Paulus, Janet Youse and Lynn Strano-Whitt joke that running a business with one another is like being part of a married throuple.

CECIL COUNTY — With Halloween right around the corner, several towns and other venues across Cecil County are getting into the spirit of things by hosting events leading up to the spooky holiday. Here is a roundup of some of the events happening this week and next week.

The Cecil County Farm Museum (CCFM) will be holding its annual Apple Butter Making Event on Saturday, Oct. 19, at its location adjacent to the Cecil County School of Technology on Appleton Road. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be packed with fun-filled activities throughout th…

RISING SUN — It’s going to be one big monster mash Saturday in Center Square for the 6th annual Fall Spooktacular from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

ELKTON — As the end of summer gives way to autumn this month, downtown Elkton will usher in the new season with its annual Fall Fest on Friday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21.

PERRYVILLE — With several breweries, wineries and other vendors represented at Saturday’s Tap Into The Tavern event, community members had the chance to sample and learn more about the local businesses gathered at the historic Rodgers Tavern.

NORTH EAST — It will be all claws on deck Saturday, Sept. 14, as the Crab Crawl returns for its sixth year of raising money for the Friends Foundation of the Cecil County Public Library.

CHESAPEAKE CITY — Vehicle enthusiasts can expect to see cars of all ages, makes, model at the Chesapeake City Lions Club Car Show on Saturday, according to Bob Kidner, chairman of the event.

Its summer and we are well into the heart of growing season in Maryland. This is a great time to enjoy foods grown locally. Buying local food has many advantages. It helps support independent family farms in our community and strengthen our local economy. Farming is a family business that is…

EARLEVILLE — In honor of the largest water lily in North America, Mount Harmon’s Lotus Blossom Festival on Saturday, Aug. 10, will feature the event’s eponymous flower, an array of artisans and craft vendors, colonial living history, bluegrass music and much more.

OXFORD, Pa. — For worldly art and music selections, one need not travel much further than 5 miles over the Maryland-Pennsylvania line to the second annual Oxford Connective Art & Music Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3.

ELKTON — J.P. Henry likes photographing patterns, like rows of school buses parked on a lot or boats at a marina. He also likes capturing trees, clouds, water, animals, the intersecting lines of bridge structures — and sometimes even people, according to his mother, Jane Ward.