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National Pug Day!

pug lounging in grass

October 15 is the best day of the year: it is the day that we celebrate the adorable little dog known as The Pug. This holiday was developed in 2012 to “celebrate this wonderful, loving and loyal breed and to encourage pug lovers all over the world to adopt their next pug from the shelter… read more >>

Hispanic Heritage Month

hispanic-heritage-month

What is Hispanic Heritage Month?  Hispanic Heritage Month is a time for celebrating the Hispanic Culture, and recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic-Americans to the history, culture and achievements of the United States. When is Hispanic Heritage Month?  Hispanic Heritage Month runs annually from September 15 through October 15. September 15 was selected as… read more >>

Remembering 9/11 Twenty Years Later

Patriot Day remembering 9-11

***Content warning: this blog contains information about acts of terrorism and may not be suitable for all audiences.*** September 11, 2001 is a day that will not, and should not, ever be forgotten.  The National September 11 Memorial and Museum best summarizes what happened on that fateful day: “On September 11, 2001, nineteen terrorists associated… read more >>

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th calendar

Friday the 13th is a day that makes everyone a little uneasy! But why? Where did this superstition come from?  Historians are not sure why, or when, Friday the 13th became a superstitious date, but they are able to see patterns throughout history that may explain how it happened. In Western cultures, the number 12… read more >>

Cicadas Are Coming

Cicada Shells On Table. Bugs. Insects

Cicadas, those strange, noisy, and harmless insects, are emerging from underground again this year in parts of this country.  Parts of 15 states will see billions of Brood X 17-year cicadas emerge in May or June. The Brood X is emerging in parts of Ohio, but shouldn’t affect our local area.  However, if you are traveling you… read more >>

We Thank You! May is Military Appreciation Month 

National Military Appreciation Month

Our United States military goes back hundreds of years. Men and women have given their lives to keep our country safe. They are always on call, whether it be stateside or helping overseas. It was not until 1999 that Congress declared that May be National Military Appreciation Month. This ensured that our nation could publicly show appreciation and to… read more >>

National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer

May 6, 2021 is designated as the National Day of Prayer. All Americans, from all walks of life, are encouraged to pray for our nation. All faiths are invited to pray. It is not a political event, nor is it necessarily a religious event.  All Americans are simply encouraged to “turn to God in prayer… read more >>

Kentucky Derby Traditions 

kentucky derby horse race

The Kentucky Derby: the most exciting two minutes in sports! However, for fans of this race, this is more than just two minutes. It is a month-long festival celebrating spring, otherwise known as the Kentucky Derby Festival. Marathons, boat races, parades, hot air balloons and more make up this time prior to the official derby day (which is always… read more >>