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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali!

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali!

Join us as we celebrate boxer Muhammad Ali’s birthday! Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) was an American boxer and activist celebrated as one of the most significant sports figures of the 20th century.  Born as Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky, Ali started training as a boxer at age 12.  By age 18, he won a gold medal

Let’s Learn More About Prohibition on the Anniversary of the 18th Amendment

Let’s Learn More About Prohibition on the Anniversary of the 18th Amendment

On this day in 1919, the U.S. government passed the 18th Amendment that began the Prohibition Era. The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution banned the manufacture, transportation, and sale of intoxicating liquors.  This period is known as Prohibition.  Prohibition came about as a result of the widespread temperance movement, a campaign against the evils

Do More Than Wish on a Star: It’s Make Your Dreams Come True Day

Do More Than Wish on a Star: It’s Make Your Dreams Come True Day

Let’s stop procrastinating and make our aspirations a reality on Make Your Dreams Come True Day.  January 13th is Make Your Dreams Come True Day.  While this is an unofficial holiday with unknown origins, this day encourages us all to be proactive about achieving the things that we want in life.  While many of us

On This Day in History: Amelia Earhart Flew from Hawaii to California

On This Day in History: Amelia Earhart Flew from Hawaii to California

Here’s some information about Amelia Earhart and her flight from Hawaii to California. Amelia Earhart (1897-1939) is best known as a female aviation pioneer and for her mysterious disappearance as she attempted to fly across the Pacific Ocean.  Not only was Earhart the first female to complete a solo trans-Atlantic flight, but she was also

Make Your Health a Priority During National Staying Healthy Month

Make Your Health a Priority During National Staying Healthy Month

Let’s take better care of ourselves during National Staying Healthy Month. Unfortunately, often New Year’s resolutions come and go and we get right back to living the way we once did, instead of the way that we should live.  January is a great time to assess what is important to us.  For most of us,

Learn More About “Little Christmas”

Learn More About “Little Christmas”

Learn more about the holiday called Epiphany or “Little Christmas.” Epiphany is a Christian feast day that is celebrated on January 6th every year.  For most Western Christian denominations, this holiday commemorates two Biblical events: the Three Wise Men’s visit to baby Jesus and Jesus’ baptism.  But why is this holiday held on January 6th

Look Out!  It’s National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Look Out!  It’s National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Let’s kick off 2018 by caring for our eyes. This January, we are celebrating National Glaucoma Awareness Month!  While we often may take our vision for granted, our eyesight is something that we should all cherish and take care of.  Whether we have perfect vision, wear glasses, or use contact lenses, there are things that