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National Blood Donor Month

National Blood Donor Month

Are you a blood donor?  Congratulations, this month is in honor of you! Ever since it was first observed in 1970, January has become National Blood Donor Month.  This holiday is featured in January because the winter historically is the most difficult time to get blood donation, mainly due to bad weather, cancelled drives, and… read more >>

Boxing Day… What is it?

Boxing Day

No, it has nothing to do with the sport of two contending fighters in festive red gloves. Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and a few other countries. Traditionally it is celebrated on December 26, but sometimes falls on the first weekday after Christmas. Boxing Day is often enjoyed by… read more >>

The Christmas Story

The holiday season is a time of wonder, beauty, celebration, and spending time with the people you love.  But it can rapidly become stressful, as well.  There’s a lot of pressure to find the perfect gift, make the perfect feast, create the perfect Christmas memories for your family.  Who hasn’t stood, sweating in a check-out… read more >>

Let’s Celebrate el Dia de los Muertos!

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Del de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday also known as “The Day of the Dead.”  This means that this a time to welcome back the souls of loved ones who have died, in a reunion of sorts, that includes food, music, and overall celebrations. It is believed that at this time the border between the real world and… read more >>

Hispanic Heritage Month

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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 >>

Fourth of July Books & Craft for Kids

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What comes to mind when you think of Red, White, and Blue? It’s that time of the year that everybody looks forward to. From flags and fireworks to parades and outdoor grilling, nothing says summer like the Fourth of July. While this holiday is celebrated by many across the county, families have their own way of celebrating. To add to your celebrations, make this holiday even more enjoyable by… read more >>

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Using Online Resources

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The Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo is often misunderstood in the United States, being confused with Mexico’s Labor Day (May 1) and Independence Day (September 16).  It is actually in celebration of a victory by Mexican forces against the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.  While this was a minor… read more >>

Mother Goose Day with Ms. Tracy

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Do you know why May 1 is so special? It is Mother Goose Day.  Mother Goose is the imaginary author of hundreds of songs, games, children’s stories and rhymes over many centuries. The exact person of Mother Goose is not known and is believed to be a Bostonian woman in the seventeenth century. Others say that… read more >>