Fruitcake: Yes or No?

Fruitcake: Yes or No?

Today is National Fruitcake Day! Are you Team Fruitcake or Team No Way?? Fruitcake is found more often this time of year than at any other time, as it’s traditionally associated with the holiday season. The slightly sweet cake is made with candied or dried fruit pieces, nuts and spices. Many people make and/or gift fruitcake to friends, neighbors and loved ones. But it is […]

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Black Friday Business

Black Friday Business

    Thanksgiving is upon us, friends. And that means that the Black Friday madness is sure to follow. The day after Thanksgiving, or Black Friday, is traditionally the day that kicks off the holiday shopping season in America. It’s a day when stores lower prices, offer crazy discounts and open early or even stay open all night. The term “Black Friday” refers to an […]

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Happy GIS Day!

Happy GIS Day!

  Simply put, geographic information systems technology (GIS) is a way to gather and study data in a collaborative manner. It is used in the workplace, in classrooms, in government, by utility services and by many others. According to the website gisday.com, National GIS Day was established in 1999 to provide “an international forum for users of GIS technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are […]

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It’s “Nacho” Regular Day

It’s “Nacho” Regular Day

  There is a lot to talk about on November 6 this year, apparently. Perhaps you are going to exercise your right to vote, and you are focused on campaigns big and small. Or perhaps you are more concerned about how you are going to sustain yourself to wait for viewing of election results. Or, quite possibly, you are just thinking about lunch. Never fear, […]

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Hit the Links in August

Hit the Links in August

Before the month gets away from us, we should acknowledge that August is National Golf Month. If you play a lot, now is the time to introduce someone new to the sport. Or maybe you enjoy the game but don’t play as often as you’d like…so grab your clubs and go this week. There’s still a lot of warm weather ahead of us this year! […]

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Celebrating Roller Coasters

Celebrating Roller Coasters

  Thrill seekers across the country will be happy to learn that August 16 is National Roller Coaster Day in America. Roller coasters have been around a long time, bringing joy and terror to people of all ages. A little research tells us that roller coasters are believed to be related to the incline railroads of the late 1800s. The first roller coaster in operation […]

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Hip Hip Hurray for National Ice Cream Day!

Hip Hip Hurray for National Ice Cream Day!

As we are experiencing tremendous high temperatures here in the south this week, there is some relief in sight. That is, ICE CREAM will save the day! This Sunday, July 15, is National Ice Cream Day and that may be all we need to help cool us off. Ice cream is a favorite dessert of many people, ranking just behind cookies as the best-selling treat […]

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Doughnut Lovers Rejoice!

Doughnut Lovers Rejoice!

  Let’s celebrate! The first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day! Or is it “donut?” Either way, it’s going to be a GREAT day. The history of National Doughnut Day goes back to 1938, when The Salvation Army created the day to honor the women who used to serve the confections during World War I. In fact, a group of ladies called The Salvation […]

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Go Big and Go Home

Go Big and Go Home

Last month, Business Insider released a list of the most expensive homes for sale in each state. Of course, the homes are all beautiful and very large.  In the world of assessing property values and collecting taxes, these homes would surely have a hefty tax bill. Anyone looking for a home with eight bedrooms? You can find that one in New Orleans! The most expensive […]

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Love By the Numbers

Love By the Numbers

Even if you don’t own a calendar, you can tell it’s almost Valentine’s Day just by stepping into any store or turning on the television. Yes, February 14 is upon us, so it’s best to be prepared.  While there is no exact timeline to determine when Valentine’s Day started, it can be traced back to early religious celebrations of Saint Valentinus.  In 18th Century England, […]

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