Long Reach is excited to host friends from near and far for their Gingerbread House event! Please come out and display your creativity as you construct and decorate a gingerbread structure. Take advantage of our Hot Chocolate Bar and embrace the holiday spirit! All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Up to 4 people per house
Please, feel free to decorate solo or with a friend!
Meet us at 6110 Foreland Garth to safely and securely dispose of sensitive information.
FREE for all Long Reach residents (ID Required) $10 for all others.
Limit 3 grocery bags/banker boxes per household. Please do not pack boxes or paper bags heavier than you can safely lift and carry from your vehicle without assistance.This is not a drive-thru event and assistance is not available.
First come, first served. The event is over once the truck is full.
Accepted Items: Don’t shred unnecessarily. Only shred documents that include (account numbers, passwords, PINs, signatures, Social Security numbers, date of birth):
Federal and State Tax documents
Credit card and other household bills
Items Not Accepted:
Non-sensitive or non-recyclable materials such as magazines, flyers, newspapers, binders, x-rays.
Use the map below to view streets participating in the October 8, 2022 Village-Wide Yard Sale
Sales start at 8am!
Participating Streets Include:
Blade Green Lane Blue Pool Canyon Head Lane Carriage House Lane Chatterbird Place Dark Hawk Circle (2 sales on this street) Distant Rock Path Drystraw Drive (2 sales on this street) Eaglebeak Row (2 sales on this street) Endberend Terrace Goldamber Garth Hayshed Lane (7 sales on this street) High Tor Hill Hillfall Court Lambskin Lane Luckpenny Place Phelps Luck Drive Roan Stallion (2 sales on this street) Saddle Drive (2 sales on this street) Sea Light Lane Sea Water Path (2 sales on this street) Storm Drift Summer Cloud Way (2 sales on this street) Tamar Drive (2 sales on this street) Tamebird Court Tilted Stone Tower Top White Mane Wild Swan Way Wildwind Place
Meet atKendall Ridge Pool Parking Lot Join Long Reach CARES (Community Action and Resources for Environmental Stewardship) on a birding morning to find birds migrating through our village. Complete trip takes approximately an hour and a half, but attendees can leave early if needed. All levels of experience welcome! Wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars, if you have them. We will be meeting at the Kendall Ridge Pool parking lot and walking on foot through Columbia paths from there.
Long Reach Community Association and Long Reach CARES, in partnership with Live Green Howard, is giving away 50 native trees to residents of Long Reach!
Registration is required and this event is open to Long Reach Residents ONLY. Register at LRCA.eventbrite.com.
Pick-up will be at 6110 Foreland Garth between 2pm and 5pm on Friday, September 16, 2022. ID required for proof of residency.
Below are the species available:
Black Gum (Nyssa sylvatica)– grows to a height of 30-75′ with a width of 20-50′. Lesser known but lovely, prefers partial shade to full sun and can tolerate dry, moist, or seasonally wet soils. Has a greenish flower in the spring, with a black fleshy fruit and stunning red fall foliage. The Black gum is a versatile species with high wildlife value.
Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)– grows to a height of 20-50′ with a spread of 20-50′. Prefers partial shade but is often seen growing in full sunlight as well. Prefers dry to moist soils. Grows well in open forests and along forest edges. White spring flowers with a red to orange berry and scarlet foliage in the fall. The Dogwood has high wildlife value, with fall migrant birds relying on its berries.
Redbud (Cercis canadensis)- grows to a height of 20-35’ with a spread of 20-35’. Prefers partial sunlight to full shade but is often seen growing in full sun as well. Prefers well drained to moist soils. Tolerates a variety of locations but grows well as an understory species and along streambanks. Pink to purple spring flowers with a seedpod in the fall and golden yellow foliage. The Redbud is a nitrogen fixing species.
Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana)- grows to a height of 13-40’ with a spread of 35-50’. Prefers full to partial shade and moist soils. A great understory or woods edge tree that loves to be planted along streams and bottom lands. Thrives is deciduous forests and provides interest with its sinewy trunk (also nicknamed musclewood). Has reddish greenish flowers on catkins the spring and a small nut/seed in the fall along with orangish red fall foliage. 72 species of butterflies and moths utilize the hornbeam as a larval food source.
Common Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)- grows to a height of 50-75’ with a spread of 35-50’. Prefers full to partial sunlight and dry to moist soils. Will grow in a variety of conditions including woodland and open fields, as long as there is no standing water and some sunlight. Persimmon will produce edible fruits when given enough sunlight and have a high wildlife value. In the spring they have a yellowish flower and provide berries in the fall.
Join us for these free, online presentations from the Master Gardeners of Howard County.
Fall Vegetable Gardening & Putting the Garden to Bed – Mon, August 22 at 7pm
Extend your gardening season with a late summer and early fall planting of some of your favorite vegetables. Central Maryland’s mild fall climate allows the average gardener to grow some vegetables into late November. After a productive gardening season, your garden needs some attention to ready it for next year. Learn how to improve your soil for next season planting.
Bulbs: Forcing Bulbs for an Early Spring – Mon, September 19 at 7pm
This presentation addresses the forcing of spring bulbs for conventional indoor bloom or outdoor pots and window boxes. The topics covered include step-by-step directions for preparing the soil and planting the bulbs, for chilling and storing bulbs to facilitate blooming, choice of bulbs and containers, and suggestions for attractive arrangement in