You Count

You Count

As we are into the middle of May, the U.S. Census Bureau is still urging Americans to be counted in the 2020 census. Census numbers help determine the population count of cities and states, which helps determine federal funding for many important programs. Census counts directly impact funding for schools, disaster relief programs, healthcare and much more for the next 10 years. What can you […]

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Pet Care Is Big Business

Pet Care Is Big Business

According to a recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau, about half of all American households own pets. That’s about 60 million pet owners! With that many pet owners, people are constantly looking for time-saving and money-saving ways to help care for their furry and feathered friends. You can now find mobile dog groomers who work out of a truck that comes right to your […]

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It’s Cool to Be Kind

It’s Cool to Be Kind

Pay close attention this week to see if you notice anything special happening around you. The week of February 17 is National Random Acts of Kindness Week, so you might catch someone being especially nice. The history of the day goes back to 1995, when Random Acts of Kindness Day was observed in Denver, Colorado. It eventually turned into a week-long event in 2018. Now, […]

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Helpful Tips For Navigating Winter

Helpful Tips For Navigating Winter

While we don’t typically see a lot of snow here in the south, there are many times when cold and icy weather cause problems for us all. The Farmers’ Almanac has published a list of helpful tips for dealing with, and avoiding, potential winter weather headaches. Some of the best suggestions include the following: Keep extra socks in your car. This can be helpful for […]

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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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Sun Protection Done Nature’s Way

Sun Protection Done Nature’s Way

It’s common knowledge that our bodies need and sometimes crave vitamin D. It’s easy to get a good dose of vitamin D from taking in some sunshine, but we also know that too much sun puts us at risk for sunburn and damage to our skin. Wearing sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF) is a good idea, but there are also sunscreen benefits […]

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World Population Day

World Population Day

Thursday, July 11 is World Population Day. This is a special day that was first observed in 1989 to recognize the number of people living in the world. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s International Data Base, the world population reached 7.5 billion just last year, on June 13. The population is projected to reach 8 billion in 2025. The World Population Clock is a […]

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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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