August 22nd Be an Angel Day

August 22 is Be An Angel Day. Established in 1993 by Jaune Howard Feldman, the day encourages people to be angels to those in need. In many religions, angels are supernatural spirits that are thought to be responsible for protecting humans. Are you an Angel? This day reminds us that even though we can’t be …
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NATIONAL DAIQUIRI DAY – July 19

Each year on July 19th, people across the United States fill their glasses with a rum-based cocktail and toast to National Daiquiri Day. So, raise your glass and join all of the others in this celebration! Daiquiri is a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, citrus juice (typically lime), and sugar. Tasting of …
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NATIONAL FLAG DAY – June 14

On June 14 we honor Old Glory on National Flag Day.  This day commemorates the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777. On National Flag Day, Americans show respect for the U.S. Flag and what it represents.  Representing independence and unity, the Star Spangled Banner has become a powerful symbol of Americanism and is flown proudly.  …
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MEMORIAL DAY

Memorial Day, a United States Federal holiday, is observed each year on the last Monday in May. On May 31, 2021 we honor and remember all the men and woman who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Memorial Day is also a day to remember all loved ones that have passed …
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May 15, 2021 ARMED FORCES DAY

Armed Forces Day is a day to pay tribute to the men and women who serve the United States Armed Forces.  The day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May and is part of Armed Forces Week. HOW TO OBSERVE Use #ArmedForcesDay to post on social media. HISTORY It was with the idea for …
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NATIONAL DRINK WINE DAY

While February 18 is observed annually as National Drink Wine Day, it would be a shame to celebrate only one day a year.  Perhaps this day is just a reminder to drink wine.Wine does have its benefits after all. Moderate drinkers of wine have lower risks of liver disease, type II diabetes, certain kinds of …
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Hello May!

In Northwest Florida the beaches have reopened! We are starting phase 1 of 3 phases to reopen our state and put people back to work. Only time and maybe our sunshine (which kills Coronavirus) will tell about this decision. While we must continue to observe social distancing it feels good to get outdoors more. NATIONAL …
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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

International Women’s Day on March 8th each year celebrates the social, economic, and political achievements of women around the world. The day also brings international awareness to gender parity.  According to the World Economic Forum, global gender equality is estimated to be achieved by 2133. See also #National Oregon Day, today. Gender equality is the …
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NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY – January 30

In the United States, National Croissant Day, recognizes a wonderful flaky pastry enjoyed at every meal.  Croissants are  buttery, crescent-shaped rolls that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.   The key to a perfect croissant is laminating the dough. Laminating the dough, also used in puff pastry, is a process by which …
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My Blue Cheese, Spinach stuffed Beef Wellingtons

While these do take a bit of work, you will be rewarded with each bite of these delicious Wellingtons. I usually do these as a labor of love on special occasions like New Year’s Eve or an Anniversary. They also work well for a special dinner for 2. Just add candlelight, and a salad. A …
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