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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Ramadan Is Coming Soon

In 2014, Ramadan begins on June 28 and continues until July 27. Always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the holy holiday begins in North America a day later, June 29, and those countries using the Gregorian calendar record a different start date from year-to-year. The simple reason: The Gregorian calendar is a

Cataract Awareness Month

While many aging Americans think that they need new glasses, they may actually be suffering from cataracts. In fact, according to EyeCare America, cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss among adults older than 55. Over half of those older than 65 have cataracts. During national Cataract Awareness Month, we’d like to promote some

Join Maria Sanchez and Wear Pink this National Day of Pink June 23rd

Most of us are aware that October is breast cancer awareness month and that people, especially women wear pink ribbons during that month. But, did you know that there is also a National Pink Day? It’s June 23rd. The day is celebrated by wearing pink. It celebrates not only women, but other causes as well.

Celebrate Summer Solstice

Taking a look at the Farmer’s Almanac online, I encountered a neat little article about the summer solstice, complete with recommendations for celebrating it. Many people don’t think to commorate the solstice, or even know what the solstice is. In the northern hemisphere, summer solstice represents the first official day of summer. It is the

International Picnic Day with Maria Sanchez

International Picnic Day is the time to celebrate one of our most beloved warmer weather activities. On June 18th people come together to celebrate a cherished tradition. International Picnic Day is a day when families, friends and others come together to honor this long treasured informal holiday of eating outside on a blanket (or a

Raise Awareness About Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month and it is a time to raise awareness about preventative health that can positively impact the lives of men around the country. Finding ways to help all of us be more vigilant about our health and to encourage men in our lives to recognize the ways they can reduce the

Flag Day: A Celebration Over Two Hundred Years in the Making

Flag Day is the anniversary of a resolution adopted by the Continental Congress on June 14th, 1777, officially designating the new nation’s flag.  The flag created a symbol for a nation fighting for survival in its infancy, leading the patriots to victory over the next five years.  However, it was not for over one hundred