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NATIONAL THESAURUS DAY

National Thesaurus Day, on January 18th, honors Peter Mark Roget, the author of Roget’s Thesaurus, who was born on this day in 1779.   In 1840, Roget retired from a successful career in medicine and spent the rest of his life working on Roget’s Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases. The work was the result of decades

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NATIONAL APP DAY- December 11

National App Day on December 11th encourages us to explore all the possibilities apps afford us. The word “App” was listed as the word of the year in 2010 by the American Dialect Society.    Short for Software Application, apps quickly appeared as our mobile cellular phones incorporated smart technologies. As the power of our phones

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BLACK FRIDAY – Day After Thanksgiving

In the United States, the day after Thanksgiving November 25, 2022, became known as Black Friday and is considered the official kick-off for holiday shopping. Retailers across the country slash prices, offer doorbuster deals on popular big-ticket items and often open in the wee hours of the morning to extend early bird specials.  Dedicated and

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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY – Saturday after Thanksgiving

Small Business Saturday reminds us of the prime shopping opportunities right in our own communities. Not only do the small businesses where we work, live, and play offer numerous gift-giving possibilities, they are hands-on and ready to complete your shopping list with quality, thoughtful gifts.  Every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the Shop Small

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NATIONAL AMERICAN BEER DAY

National American Beer Day raises a glass to the rich American beermaking history and those who savor the continued traditions. Pour your favorite pint with millions who enjoy the storied brews across the nation. U.S. Brewing History Brewing beer in America begins long before Europeans arrived since Native Americans brewed beer from a variety of

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HISTORIC BRIDGE AWARENESS MONTH

Throughout November, Historic Bridge Awareness Month explores the spans and arches that carry goods and people across the country.  Whether the trusses are only a memory or stand proudly still against the horizon, Historic Bridge Awareness Month recognizes their place in the building of a nation. We are nostalgic where bridges are concerned. They played