Autumn is for Apples

Autumn is for Apples

    People look forward to fall for many reasons: pumpkin spice everything, changing leaves, cooler temps and even apples. Yes, apples. Fall is the time to find the most variety of apples at their peak flavors. Put an apple pie or cobbler on your meal plan, and get busy looking for the perfect flavor. According to Farmers’ Almanac online, these are the most commonly […]

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National Walk to School Day

National Walk to School Day

This Wednesday, October 2, is National Walk to School Day, which happens annually on the first Wednesday of October. The national event began in 1997, when it was coordinated by the Partnership for a Walkable America. The program is now supported by the National Center for Safe Routes to School organization. The idea behind the event is to encourage students to be more active, have […]

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Sweet Summertime

Sweet Summertime

While summer doesn’t technically end until September 23, many people start to feel it winding down when school supplies hit the store shelves. It’s the end of July now, and lots of people are still trying to squeeze in the last bit of fun before heading back to school. Here are some fun facts about summer activities that might entice you to find your own […]

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Free Fishing This Week

Free Fishing This Week

Looking to head out into the great outdoors this week? It’s National Free Fishing & Boating Week! This week has been celebrated annually since it was officially recognized with a presidential proclamation by President George W. Bush in 2002. According to the website, takemefishing.org, there are many benefits to getting on the water for boating and fishing fun. Connect with family and friends. Make it […]

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Chill Out

Chill Out

    With the springtime growing season in full force, many people will soon have an abundance of fresh veggies and produce. Do you know which to refrigerate and which to leave out? For some items, it’s really a matter of preference. But there are some foods that will actually be ruined if kept in the refrigerator. The Farmers’ Almanac online has published a helpful […]

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Get to Work the Healthy Way

Get to Work the Healthy Way

    This week, May 13-17, is National Bike to Work Week.  If the days will stay dry, it would be a great time for you to dust off your bike and pedal to the office. According to bikeleague.com, 40 percent of all trips made in the United States are less than two miles. Piece of cake, right?! There are many reasons to consider biking […]

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The History of Easter Eggs

The History of Easter Eggs

  Dyeing Easter eggs is a long-standing tradition that goes back hundreds of years. It is believed that Persians first colored eggs, followed by ancient Egyptians and then Greeks. In all of these cultures, colored eggs were exchanged to celebrate the arrival of spring. Eventually, colored eggs became a symbol of fertility and rebirth of nature. The idea of dyeing eggs was brought into the […]

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Mardi Gras Is Here

Mardi Gras Is Here

  Its Mardi Gras week and many people are ready to join the festivities in their area. Mardi Gras celebrations have been around in the United States since the early 1700s, and are most commonly associated with New Orleans. The name Mardi Gras literally translates into “Fat Tuesday,” which is happening this year on March 5, and always on the day before Ash Wednesday. It […]

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What We’re Eating

What We’re Eating

Tracking habits of consumers is nothing new. Car commercials are always telling us which company or model outsells the others, we know which fast food restaurant is the strongest and which brand of bathroom tissue is preferred by consumers.  Therefore, it shouldn’t be any surprise that you can go to a website to find out sales statistics for major categories of grocery sales in your […]

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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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