Wolf Moon Eclipse This Weekend

Wolf Moon Eclipse This Weekend

    We are set for a Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse to happen this Sunday night (January 20), into Monday morning. If the weather cooperates, it will be a total lunar eclipse that is visible for North and South America, Europe, West Africa and part of Russia. The full moon, or Wolf Moon, in January dates back to Native Americans in North America, where tribes […]

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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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Finally Fall

Finally Fall

The calendar has told us that it’s fall for some time now, but the recent weather has finally confirmed it.  If you look around, you can see the greenery slowly changing to beautiful fall hues of red, orange and gold. The 2018 Farmers’ Almanac has published a handy resource guide to help determine the best dates to see fall foliage at its peak in each […]

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National Rice Month

National Rice Month

September is National Rice Month, and that has big significance in our part of the country. Not only does our state produce a lot of rice crop, but the industry employs a lot of people in our area. The National Rice Month designation was created by the USA Rice organization to celebrate and encourage consumption of the grain in daily diets. After all, nearly 85% […]

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Education in America

Education in America

Americans are more educated now than ever before, according to the results of a survey released in late July by the United States Census Bureau. The Current Population Survey shows that 90% of Americans age 25 and older have completed high school, which is an all-time high. Interesting facts from the survey show that there was an increase in graduation rates among all race groups in […]

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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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