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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 >>

Holi: The Festival of Colours

Happy Holi Festival of Color

Holi is a Hindu festival, also known as the Festival of Colours. It is celebrated to welcome the spring season in India, and typically takes place in March (depending on the full-moon day of Phalguna). It symbolizes the victory of good over evil. The day before Holi, pyres, or mounds of combustible materials, are lit on fire to signify the burning of evil spirits. The day… read more >>

Mars 2021 Landing

Planet Mars Landscape

Have you been following the Mars exploration program?  Did you catch the launch from Cape Canaveral in July?  You will be able to catch the Mars landing on February 18 at 3:55 p.m. ET.  If you missed the lift off, you might not have realized the significance of this event.  Let’s discover what this is all about with some… read more >>

Dreidel Game

dreidel

The 8 days of Hanukkah are under way! One of the most fun ways to celebrate is by playing the dreidel game and hoping luck is on your side. During Hanukkah, children (and adults!) spin four-sided tops, or dreidels, and play a game for delicious chocolate coins, known as gelt. You can have as many people play as you want and the… read more >>