Category: Holidays

Celebrate the 4th With Red, White, and Blue No-Bake Watermelon Cake

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this fun no-bake “cake” the whole family will enjoy. Fresh summer watermelon makes for a sturdy base and is rich in vitamins C and A, and boasts plenty of cancer-fighting phytochemicals. Protein-packed Greek yogurt, with cream cheese and a little whipped cream, creates a sweet and tangy frosting. Makes 10 …

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Spicy BBQ Peach Pulled Pork Sandwiches

By: Sonja Goedkoop Enjoy your Independence Day barbecue this year by doing all the cooking ahead of time. This sweet and spicy twist on traditional pulled pork sandwiches takes just 15 minutes to prep before simmering deliciously in the slow cooker. Our homemade barbecue sauce features fresh peaches and a kick of Jalapeno peppers. Whip …

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International Day of the Tropics

Our planet’s lush tropics cover 40% of the land, and account for approximately 80% of Earth’s biodiversity, yet it is under constant threat from human activity and climate change. Today is International Day of the Tropics, which was created as a reminder to appreciate and respect our rich, tropical lands. Here is a poem by …

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6 Tips to Keep Dogs Calm During 4th of July Fireworks

Most people respond to a fireworks display with delighted “Oohs” and “Ahhs.” Unfortunately, what most Americans consider the ultimate way of celebrating the Fourth of July may cause their dog to wish they could hide under the covers until it is all over. The dog’s highly sensitive hearing paired with the over the top stimulus …

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First Day of Summer

Today marks the longest day of the year, the summer solstice, also known as midsummer and the first day of summer. The sun reaches its highest point in the sky for the year on this day. To celebrate the start of the season, here is a poem by Carl Sandburg, “Back Yard” from The Chicago …

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Father’s Day Craft: Father’s Survival Kit

With Father’s Day only being a few days away, I thought I should post one more craft to give you a few more to choose from. This craft is great for children of any age and you can actually tailor it to suit the Dad. What you will need: A box that can be opened …

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Happy World Oceans Day!

June 8th is World Oceans Day, a day to appreciate and respect our life-giving oceans. We are at a crucial point with our oceans and action must be taken now to reverse the devastating effects of overfishing, pollution, and climate change, with half of the coral reefs now destroyed and 90% of big fish populations …

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Happy Trails

Happy National Trails Day! National Trails Day, celebrated on the first Saturday of June, is a time to appreciate the natural beauty of our trails, and a time for people and businesses to clean up and advocate to protect our trails. Many of America’s best trails reside in the National Parks and protected lands. If …

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May 31st Birthday Love: Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman was born son of house-builder Walter Whitman and Louisa Van Velsor on this day May 31, 1819, in West Hills in Huntington on Long Island, NY. He spent much of his childhood and career years in Brooklyn, where he left school at the young age of eleven to work. By the age of twelve, he was …

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A Festival Of Food For Cinco De Mayo

May is one of the nicest months of the year; the weather is warming up, flowers are in bloom and summer is near – also during the month of May one of the most colorful and happiest holidays are celebrated by a fun loving group of people who love color, song and dance and good …

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