Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Happy Heart Hugs Day June 28, 2017

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Happy Heart Hugs Day
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What day is it? Well, today it’s Happy Heart Hugs Day!
What does that mean? Well, it means it’s time to get super snuggly and lovely dovey with the people you really love – lots of happy hearty hugs all round!
If you’re a bit of a humbug, you probably won’t be up for celebrating this super squishy, loved up day. But if you like hugs and cuddles, and telling people that you love how much they really mean to you, then this day is all about you and those wonderful people in your life!
Happy Heart Hugs Day was created by a dog – or at least, his owners.
Archie Brindleton, a super happy and super cute French bulldog inspired this day, presumably because as a dog he is full of happy hugs himself.
Today was made ‘for any buddy that fills your heart with happy that is not close enough for regular-type hugs’, according to Archie himself. That means sending love to those most special in your life – a long-distance hug! A super, squishy cuddly one!
Anybody who you love, anyone who you think deserves some love, anyone you see as being a bit of an inspiration, or anyone you are just thankful to have in your life but you maybe don’t see as often as you would like. These are all people that could benefit from your happy heart hugs on Happy Heart Hugs Day!
The reason Happy Heart Hugs Day falls on the 28th June every year is because this was the day that Archie’s owners first brought him home. How cute is that?

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Word of the Day

baleful 


Definition:(adjective) Threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments.
Synonyms:menacingminaciousminatoryominoussinisterthreateningforbidding
Usage:He sprang on the horse of a Blackfoot warrior whom he had slain, and escaping at full speed, brought home the baleful tidings to his village.

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Idiom of the Day

inner circle

 — A small, exclusive, and intimate group of like-minded people sharing a common goal, pursuit, or purpose

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History

Stonewall Riots Begin (1969)

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In 1969, gay rights in the US were virtually nonexistent, and discrimination was routine. On June 28, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular Mob-run gay bar in New York's Greenwich Village, and began arresting patrons for cross-dressing. A crowd gathered outside, taunting police and throwing debris. The police responded with violence. Protest rallies and more riots followed, marking the awakening of the US gay rights movement. 

Melvin Kaminsky, AKA Mel Brooks (1926)

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Brooks is an American film director, writer, actor, and producer best known for his wild parodies that mix satire with slapstick. He started out as a television comedy writer but soon turned to film. He won an Oscar for his first feature film, The Producers (1968), a comic masterpiece of bad taste, and followed it with such films as the Western-inspired Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, a parody of the horror genre. The background of my youth was my family's laughter while listening to his (with Carl Reiner) record: The 2,000 Year Old Man. My favorite movie of his: The Producers (although Blazing Saddles was hysterical, too)

Montreal Jazz Festival

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What has been called the most important cultural event in Canada and the largest jazz festival in the world, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has attracted some of the greatest names in jazz—including Miles Davis, Ray Charles, and Dizzy Gillespie. More than a million people come to the festival, about one-fourth of them from outside Montreal. Montreal's streets are closed for the 11 days of the festival to make room for the outdoor performances, which take place rain or shine, and represent a mix of traditional, modern, and innovative jazz. 

Scientists Try to Break Nigeria's Cycle of Replanting Bad Yams

Ladi Adaikwu's top-shelf merchandise is hidden in a mud-brick shed in a warren of narrow alleyways in Angwan-Dodo, a farming village close to Nigeria's capital city Abuja. 
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Scientists Try To Break Nigeria's Cycle Of Replanting Bad Yams

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1778 - Mary "Molly Pitcher" Hays McCauley, wife of an American artilleryman, carried water to the soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth and, supposedly, took her husband's place at his gun after he was overcome with heat. 

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1869 - R. W. Wood was appointed as the first Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy.

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1894 - The U.S. Congress made Labor Day a U.S. national holiday. 

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1911 - Samuel J. Battle became the first African-American policeman in New York City.

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1951 - "Amos ’n’ Andy" moved to CBS-TV from radio. 

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1965 - The first commercial satellite began communications service. It was Early Bird (Intelsat I). 

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1976 - The first women entered the U.S. Air Force Academy. 

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1996 - Charles M. Schulz got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

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1997 - Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting Evander Holyfield's ear after three rounds of their WBA heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas, NV

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2000 - Six-year-old Elián González returned to Cuba from the U.S. with his father. The child had been the center of an international custody dispute. 

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2007 - The American bald eagle was removed from the endangered species list. 
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If You Were Born Today, June 28
While you enjoy a good debate and tend to bounce ideas off other people frequently, ultimately you make your own choices and do your own thing. You come alive in partnership, and perhaps ironically, “find yourself” as an individual more readily if you are partnered, but you do need personal space. You are very perceptive and a natural leader. While you can be dominant and willful, you are also expert at seeing both sides to any given situation. Famous people born today: Mel Brooks, Gilda Radner, John Cusack, Kathy Bates. 
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READERS INFO
1.

Ellwood City Festival 2017

Jun 30 - Jul 2, 2017 | Ellwood City, PA 

Ewing Park|807 Joffre St

Whether you call Ellwood City home or are just passing through on a whim, this community-favorite event will draw you in. The Arts, Crafts, Food and Entertainment Festival is a basic overview of what’s happening in the city’s Ewing Park neighborhood. Take a stroll through its decorated streets, and you’ll stumble upon all kinds of tasty ethnic dishes, an excellent juried art show, a competitive 10k race and gobs of family-friendly entertainment.

further information: Ellwood City Festival – Arts, Crafts, and Food Festival


2.

Week-end au bord de l'eau 2017

Jun 30 - Jul 2, 2017 | Sierre, Switzerland

Lac de Géronde|19 Chemin du Grand

Week-end au bord de l'eau, or Weekend on the Water, is annual music and arts festival that takes place in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The festival features a variety of experimental performances by live bands, DJs, VJs (video jockeys) and other visual artists. It also hosts a variety of fun activities for revelers of all ages ranging from outdoor games like pétanque to pedal boating and candy stations. Festivalgoers can also view live painting demonstrations, balloon modeling and other abstract sculpture pieces. It’s well-known for featuring some of the best artists in groove music, representing a great mix of both electronic and acoustic bands. The festival’s past lineups have included artists such as Theo Parrish, Jukebox Champions, Soultronik, Havana Cultura and Lovebirds, to name a few.

further information: Home | Festival Week-end au bord de l'eau - Lac de Géronde - Sierre (Switzerland)

3.

Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival 2017

Jun 30 - Jul 2, 2017 | Glencoe, IL

Chicago Botanic Garden|1000 Lake Cook Road
Festival
Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival in Glencoe, Illinois, boasts over 95 artist’s works sprawling over 385 acres. All the works maintain a botanical motif. Interactive demonstrations, pop-up art chats, local food options and 26 display gardens all add to the ambiance in this celebration of art and nature.

further information: Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival

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Pictures of the day

Boötes
The constellation Boötes ('the plowman') as depicted in Urania's Mirror, a set of constellation cards published in London c. 1825. In his left hand Boötes holds his hunting dogs, Canes Venatici. Below them is the constellation Coma Berenices, named after the hair of Berenice II of Egypt. Above Boötes' head is the now obsolete constellation Quadrans Muralis; another obsolete constellation, Mons Maenalus, can be seen at his feet.

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RECIPE
thanks, Lesley
Chicken & Artichoke Rice

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CROCKPOT RECIPE

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SWEETS
thanks, Shelley

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ADULT COLORING


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CRAFTS
thanks, Kathy
Pom Pom Patterned Tote Bag

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CHILDREN'S CORNER ... crafts
thanks, Lucy

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PUZZLE
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Banana Spike Jigsaw Puzzle

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WORD SEARCH


afraid
alloy

bargain
break
built

caper
clock
close
coat
cotton
dolt
duly
duty

element

faint
fasten
foundation

gauze
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identical

lute

money

paint
pinch
plank
pond
prompt
seer
slum
smack
spunk

tans
teach
tide
tiles
tongue
truck

undated

vault

yesterday
yonder


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The Charmin Dump Truck dropped a load of toilet paper at University of Michigan tight end Jake Butt's home in Pickerington, Ohio, prior to the NFL draft!------------------- When scientists analyzed one of "Mad" King George III's hair follicles, they discovered it contained arsenic. The concentration was 300 times the toxic limit!------------------- Nine Alaskan sled dogs mushing by the Chena River near Fairbanks, Alaska, pulled a tourist's stuck SUV out of the snow in March 2017.

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CLEVER (two)
thanks, Sheri
Parmesan Cheese Shaker
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Fill the cleaned out container with plant fertilizer for your garden. 

Straws
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Firm up the stems of those saggy tulips with straws before putting them in the vase. 

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A YEAR IN PICTURES



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