February 16th Is National Almond Day

February 13th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

February 16, 2012 is National Almond Day across the U.S.A.; the day to celebrate the tasty almond. According to the Almond Board of California, eating an ounce of almonds each day is good for the health of your heart, and can help maintain a proper cholesterol level. A single serving of almonds, about 23 of […]

Butterfly Releases For Weddings And Special Events In California

February 9th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

When we think of traditional wedding ceremonies, the image of a happy couple leaving for their honeymoon while guests shower them with rice or bird seed, often comes to mind. However, in today’s world wildlife conservation, many venues have established rules banning the throwing of rice and/or bird seed. So how do you get around […]

February 14th Is Valentine’s Day In Calaveras County

February 1st, 2012 by Craig Mullins

There are several legends surrounding the origin of Valentine’s Day – and no, they have nothing to do with the greeting card industry. In fact, the most widely accepted stories are all rooted in the Catholic Church and their three saints named Valentine or Valentinus who were all martyred. The first claims that Valentine was […]

February 4th is National Homemade Soup Day

January 31st, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Happy National Homemade Soup Day! It couldn’t happen at a better time of year. Like so many of the other “national” holidays I’ve been sharing with you, National Homemade Soup Day is not actually on the books as an observed holiday, and has no documented origin. But that makes no difference. Any reason to eat […]

February 2nd Is Groundhog Day

January 23rd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

February 2nd is Groundhog Day!! About 90 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the intersection of Route 36 and Route 119, and halfway between the Allegheny and Susquehanna Rivers, sits Punxsutawney; originally a campsite settled by Delaware Indians in 1723. – The name Punxsutawney comes from the Indian name for the location “ponksad-uteney” which means […]

January 28th Is National Daisy Day

January 23rd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

National Daisy Day is celebrated each year on the 28th of January all across the United States. Although not an “official” holiday, Daisy Day is a day set aside for celebrating the beauty of the daisy flower, as well as the innocence and cheerfulness it symbolizes. – The word ‘daisy’ is the Anglo Saxon version […]

January 23rd Is National Pie Day

January 19th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

National Pie Day, which is celebrated each year on January 23rd, was created by the American Pie Council in 1986 to commemorate Crisco’s 75th anniversary of “serving foods to families everywhere.” The American Pie Council encourages pie lovers across the country to honor pie by hosting a pie baking and tasting party, taking a pie […]