NATIONAL K9 VETERANS DAY

March 13th recognizes National K9 Veterans Day and the dedicated K9 units who’ve served since World War II.  A lot of things changed after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. We rationed oil, leather, and rubber. The military draft men into service. Women rolled up their sleeves and built war supplies. And dogs were …
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NATIONAL THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED DAY – February 3

The Day the Music Died Day on February 3rd remembers the unfortunate and untimely death of singers 22-year-old Buddy Holly, 17-year-old Richie Valens, and 28-year-old J. P. Richardson, aka: “The Big Bopper.”  These three artists died in an airplane accident on February 3, 1959, near Clear Lake, Iowa. Their pilot, Roger Peterson, also perished in …
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Joygerm Playlist

On January 8th, National JoyGerm Day annually reminds people across the country that by being positive and treating people with kindness, they can influence those around them and pass that positive attitude on to others. When we share good moods, we impact the lives of people around us and those people become infected with that …
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IPOD DAY

National iPod Day on October 23rd recognizes the portable music device. Apple introduced the iPod on October 23, 2001. The iPod changed the way we listened to and purchased music. The first iPod was sold on November 10, 2001, for $399.  iPod Day pays recognition to this groundbreaking technology and the many people it impacted. …
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NATIONAL BARBEQUE MONTH

National Barbecue Month in May encourages us to break out our special recipes and get some mouthwatering deliciousness started. Whether you prefer charcoal, wood, or gas, barbecuing is fundamentally a slow cooking method over indirect heat. While the type of protein and seasonings vary, each part of the country specializes in their own flavors and …
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Fall off the Bone Baby Back Ribs

These are a real treat.  When I say Fall off the Bone, you can take that literally. Our family likes these better than Chili’s or TGI Friday’s, from our oven at home. The biggest trick is cooking them low and slow. These are great for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, or just a great …
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