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January’s Full Wolf Moon

January 2, 2021 — The first Full Moon of the new year is called the Wolf Moon, named for the winter howling of wolves. For a thousand years astronomers across the Northern Hemisphere have used this name to mark the passage of time. Take a peek out your window January 28 starting at 2:16pm to catch a glimpse! The... Read More

Birdwatching Day – January 5

January 2, 2021 — Dust off your binoculars on January 5 for National Bird Day! There are plenty of benefits to taking part in birdwatching: physical activity, learning something new, spending time outdoors… the list goes on! Being outside is great for your mental health, as it generally improves your mood and provides you with a space to move... Read More

Cut the Clutter in the New Year!

January 2, 2021 — Is clutter bogging you down? Maybe it is stealing valuable closet space? Or collecting dust on too many knick-knacks? Cut the clutter with these easy steps: First, identify different types of clutter: Something you have had for more than six months and have used one time or less. Too many items crammed into a small... Read More

Donate Blood and Blood Plasma Safely to Help Save Lives

January 2, 2021 — This January, the American Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month and recognizes the life-saving contributions from blood, platelet, and plasma donors. As we begin the New Year, the Red Cross and CDC are encouraging individuals to donate blood and plasma if they are well and able to do so, while continuing to practice safe... Read More

Houseplant Appreciation Day is January 10

January 2, 2021 — January 10 is Houseplant Appreciation Day, and there is no better time to celebrate the healthy glow of living plants than when it is icy and cold outside. Here is an introduction to different types of house plants that are easy to keep! If you’re living in a home without much direct sunlight, give low-light... Read More

National Hobby Month

January 2, 2021 — Did you resolve to start a new hobby in the new year? Well that’s perfect, because January is National Hobby Month. Many of us may find that we have more time on our hands as we get older, and picking up a new hobby may be a great use of this extra time. One option... Read More

Holiday Safety Guidelines

December 3, 2020 — As many people in the United States begin to plan winter holiday celebrations, the CDC offers the following considerations to help protect individuals and their families, friends, and communities from COVID-19. These considerations are meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which holiday gatherings must... Read More

Five Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

December 3, 2020 — ‘Tis the season for family, festivity, and food—lots of food. From November to the New Year, everyone seems to consume more food and drinks during the holiday season, so how do you stick to your healthy eating habits when everyone around you seems to be splurging? Here are five tips that can help: Holiday-Proof Your... Read More

Celebrate Ugly Sweater Day!

December 3, 2020 — On Friday, December 20, people all over the nation will trade their casual garments for something more shamelessly tacky on National Ugly Sweater Day. If you can believe it, there is a day celebrating the awkward and hideous sweaters that you’ve stashed in the back of your closet. These days, stores offer intentionally ugly clothes... Read More

Wreaths Across America

December 3, 2020 — National Wreaths Across America (WAA) Day is a December event dedicated to remembering the brave sacrifices veterans have made in wars since the American Revolution. On this day, participants place special wreaths at veterans’ cemeteries nationwide to raise awareness of the sacrifice veterans make for the United States and encourage more people to remember. It... Read More