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Aye! It’s Talk Like Yer a Pirate Day!

August 28, 2020 — National Talk Like a Pirate Day was dreamed up in 1995 when two friends playing racquetball slipped into pirate talk to entertain themselves while playing a bad game. They realized that the pirate lingo had made the time fly by quickly even though they were struggling, and before long they decided to share the fun... Read More

The Gift of Grandparents

August 28, 2020 — One of the biggest blessings you can have in life is grandparents.A consistently positive relationship with your grandparents can add so many good things to your life. For starters, think about the wealth of knowledge that your grandparents have to share. They are extraordinary people! They have lived many years, and have stories to tell... Read More

Purple Heart Day – August 7

August 1, 2020 — Purple Heart Day – August 7 Most American adults have heard of the Purple Heart Award, or even know a veteran who has received it, but what is the origin of this distinguished honor? On August 7, 1782, President George Washington decided on a symbolic honor for three soldiers he originally called the “Badge of... Read More

August is Sandwich Month

August 1, 2020 — No matter how you slice it, everyone seems to have a favorite sandwich. In a month known for its “dog-days” and heat, a sandwich may provide just the meal you prefer. They’re low fuss, yet can be quick and nutritious, and most require no cooking. A sandwich by definition includes one or more pieces of... Read More

Relaxation is the Key to Healthy Life

August 1, 2020 — Relaxation Day is August 15. While studies show eating a healthy diet and exercise may reduce stress levels, relaxation is also needed to recharge us mentally and emotionally. When stress becomes overwhelming there are quick relaxation techniques you can do almost anywhere to make you feel better almost immediately. Try it out: Stretch out on... Read More

Sons and Daughters Day – August 11

August 1, 2020 — The best gift you can give your sons and daughters is time. This is an excellent day to let your children know how glad you are to be a part of their lives, hear the events of their days and share family stories. The origins of the day are unknown, however, it has been celebrated... Read More

How to protect yourself and others from COVID-19

July 3, 2020 — Slow the spread of germs and respiratory diseases like COVID-19: Wash your hands often Use soap when available or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands Avoid close contact Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people Do... Read More

July is Anti-Boredom Month

July 3, 2020 — Although many of us have spent the last couple months inside doing puzzles, coloring, and reading due to local shelter-in-place directives, July’s midday summer heat may continue to keep many of us cooling off inside. With so much time inside, some of us may be experiencing moments of boredom, but the good news is that... Read More

Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

July 3, 2020 — STAY COOL  Wear Appropriate Clothing: Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. Stay Cool Indoors: Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. Even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat.  Taking a cool shower or bath or moving to an air-conditioned place... Read More

Simple Creative Twists to Tasty Summertime Staples

July 3, 2020 — At almost every cookout, picnic, and party during the summer you’ll find at least two commonplace food items: the hamburger and hotdog. If you look more closely, you might notice the traditional toppings of mustard, ketchup, cheese or relish – but rarely anything else. If you’re tired of the same old, boring burger or hot... Read More