Jump into July

The seventh month of the Gregorian year is named in honor of Julius Caesar. In 63 B.C. Caesar had been elected Pontifex Maximus. The calendar was 355 days long and gradually through mishandling and corruption (pontiffs allowing the calendar to lengthen to please one priest, shortening it to anger another) January slipped into fall. A …
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NATIONAL EAT YOUR BEANS DAY – July 3

National Eat Your Beans Day is a “live healthy” holiday observed every year on July 3rd. This day celebrates the bean vegetable in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Beans (legumes) date back to the early seventh millennium BCE, making them one of the longest-cultivated plants.  As they were seven millennia ago, today, beans are a …
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NATIONAL DAYLIGHT APPRECIATION DAY – June 21

National Daylight Appreciation Day is observed each year on June 21.   This day recognizes summer solstice (the longest day of daylight in the northern hemisphere) and encourages people to celebrate the many benefits of the sun. National Daylight Appreciation Day is also a day to learn more about the importance of daylighting. Daylighting is using skylights, …
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Disaster Supplies

What Do You Need In A Survival Kit?At a minimum, you should have the basic supplies listed below: Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)FlashlightBattery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)Extra batteries Deluxe family …
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Jazz Up Your June

June is the month of the summer sun, flowers, and no school. That is if you live in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s winter in June. Thе month of June hаѕ 30 dауѕ though on the pre-Caesar Roman calendar, the month only had 29 days, Whеn thе winter dауѕ wеrе gіvеn twо …
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National Papaya Month – June

National Papaya Month takes place in June. The vibrantly colored fruit grows on an herb in southern Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. They are also commercially produced in Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The mildly flavored fruit tastes subtly like a cross between a mango and a peach when ripe. It pairs well with …
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NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH DAY

Each year, National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day on April 12th recognizes one of the top comfort foods in the United States. Why wouldn’t it be when we’re talking about bread grilled to perfection, and warm, gooey, melted cheese.  According to food historians, many cultures around the world have enjoyed cooked bread and cheese since ancient …
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NATIONAL FLASH DRIVE DAY – April 5

National Flash Drive Day on April 5 commemorates the date inventors filed their patent for the first USB Flash Disk. Their invention revolutionized the way we store and manage digital data! As information flowed from our fingertips, the flash drive became the go-to storage device. Called by many names, the USB (universal serial bus) drive …
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NATIONAL LAWN AND GARDEN MONTH

National Lawn and Garden Month is celebrated each year in April. Lawns and gardens go together. By spring we are all anxious to get outside and enjoy the nice weather and the rebirth of all things green. In most residential neighborhoods making the most out of your outdoor space means adapting to small spaces. Where …
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NATIONAL GARDEN MONTH

During National Garden Month in April, gather up your tools. You have permission to get dirty! Like any other gardener, you’ve spent the last few months paging through catalogs dreaming and planning the next big adventure.  The time has come.  Whether you dream in color, spice or flavor, the all-important pleasure is getting to place those …
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