SKYWARN RECOGNITION DAY – First Saturday in December

SKYWARN® Recognition Day acknowledges the contributions of public service volunteers who provide essential weather information as it’s happening. Each year on the first Saturday in December, the day honors those volunteers who pay attention when the wind picks up, or the sky turns dark. Their efforts keep their communities safer by communication warnings to the …
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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 …
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NATIONAL BLUEBERRY POPSICLE MONTH – September

September is National Blueberry Popsicle Month and a time to honor the creator of this tasty treat. At age 11, Frank Epperson of Oakland, California, probably had no idea a simple mistake would make him an icon in the world of frozen treats. In 1905, Epperson accidentally left a glass of powdered soda and water …
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NATIONAL CHERRY POPSICLE DAY – August 26

Each summer on the 26th of August, Popsicle lovers across the United States enjoy National Cherry Popsicle Day. An 11-year-old Frank Epperson inspired the creation when he invented the original popsicle back in 1905. After mixing up a powdered soda, he left the beverage overnight with the stirring stick in it. Temperatures dropped unusually low …
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NATIONAL WAFFLE DAY

National Waffle Day on August 24th commemorates the anniversary of the first waffle iron patent issued. Celebrate by savoring your favorite kind of waffle! On August 24, 1869, Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York received his patent for the waffle iron. While waffles existed long before then, the invention made waffles more readily available.   Eaten …
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NATIONAL CREAMSICLE DAY – August 14

National Creamsicle Day on August 14th celebrates the creamy citrus dessert on a stick. During the height of summer, what better way to enjoy refreshment than with a creamsicle! “Creamsicle” is the brand name of an ice cream treat.  It consists of vanilla ice cream on a Popsicle stick with an outer coating of sherbert. …
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NATIONAL ORANGE JUICE DAY – May 4

On May 4th National Orange Juice Day recognizes America’s most popular breakfast drink. Orange juice holds a large margin over second-place apple juice, too. People have been waking up to a glass of orange juice for many years and enjoying the health benefits it gives them. One 8 ounce serving of orange juice has 124 …
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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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