Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Having no limbs, feet, or footlike appendages.|
|Usage:||Eels are apodal and well adapted for wriggling in the mud, through the crevices of reefs, and along rocky shores.|
Idiom of the Day
In, related to, or matching someone's general interests, abilities, or area of familiarity; in someone's comfort zone.
The Kent State Shootings (1970)
|In 1970, the US was in the midst of the Vietnam War, and antiwar demonstrations among students were common. When students at Ohio's Kent State University decided to protest the incursion of US forces into Cambodia, no one imagined it would end in tragedy. But National Guard troops called in to disperse the crowd opened fire, killing four and wounding nine others. The shooting sparked nationwide outrage and became a rallying point for antiwar activists.|
Horace Mann (1796)
Mann overcame limited early education to enter law and politics. He became secretary of Massachusetts' new board of education in 1837, at a time when the public school system was in poor condition. In his 12 years there, he established high schools, enhanced teacher training and pay, curbed child labor, and improved facilities and equipment. He fought for free, nonsectarian, universal schooling, greatly advancing education in the US.
Rhode Island Independence Day
Rhode Island was the first and only state to declare its independence from England entirely on its own. On May 4, 1776, both houses of the General Assembly renounced the colony's allegiance to Great Britain—a full two months before the rest of the colonies followed suit on July 4. Rhode Islanders celebrate this event during May, which is Rhode Island Heritage Month, with flag-raising ceremonies, cannon salutes, and parades of local patriotic, veterans', and scouting organizations.
SPIDERS COULD THEORETICALLY EAT EVERY HUMAN ON EARTH IN ONE YEAR
READ MORE: Analysis | Spiders could theoretically eat every human on Earth in one year
1626 - Dutch explorer Peter Minuit landed on Manhattan Island. Native Americans later sold the island (20,000 acres) for $24 in cloth and buttons.
1715 - A French manufacturer debuted the first folding umbrella.
1886 - Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter patented the gramophone. It was the first practical phonograph.
1905 - Belmont Park opened in suburban Long Island. It opened as the largest race track in the world.
1920 - The Symphony Society of New York presented a concert at the Paris Opera House. It was the first American orchestra to tour in Europe.
1957 - The "Alan Freed Show" premiered on ABC-TV. It was the first prime-time network rock show.
1959 - The winners of the first annual Grammy Awards were announced. The ceremony was held on both American coasts simultaneously.
1961 - Thirteen civil rights activists, dubbed "Freedom Riders," began a bus trip through the South.
1964 - "Another World" premiered on NBC-TV.
1979 - Margaret Thatcher became Britain's first woman prime minister.
2010 - Pablo Picasso's "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" sold for $106.5 million.
Wells Fargo Championship 2017
May 1-7, 2017Eagle Point Golf Club
8131 Bald Eagle Ln
The Wells Fargo Championship is not just a professional golf tournament, but also one of the largest, most prestigious sporting events around the Charlotte area. Besides golf, attendees can also enjoy top-notch food and drink vendors, merch tents, a social media hub, wine tastings and good old camaraderie. The annual event attracts some of the top players on the PGA tour, as well as thousands of golf enthusiasts from around North Carolina and beyond for an unforgettable 4-day experience on the green.
further information: Wells Fargo Championship
Philly Tech Week 2017
Apr 28 - May 6, 2017 | Philadelphia, PA
Unparalleled talent, creativity and geekiness can be found at this week-long tech event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The most brilliant and innovative minds will showcase the latest technological creations in more than 100 events that tackle numerous industries. If you thought your common collection of gadgets at home were impressive, prepare to have your mind blown.
further information: Events — Philly Tech Week 2017
Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival 2017
Apr 29 - May 6, 2017
Japanese Garden of Buffalo
1 Museum Ct
Constant blizzard-like conditions renders Buffalo a colorless city, but once spring rolls around, the city shows its true colors. Hundreds of cherry blossom trees awaken in Delaware Park, giving Buffalo a glowing shade of pink that brings cheer to all residents and visitors. Take a walk through the alluring Japanese Garden and you’ll see what winter has hid from you all this time.
further information: Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival April 29- May 6, 2017
Chicago Beer Classic
May 6, 2017
1410 Museum Campus Dr.
Chicago Beer Classic
May 6, 2017
1410 Museum Campus Dr.
Iconic Chicago stadium - check. Dozens of local and regional breweries - check. Access to delicious beer - CHECK. Soldier Field is home to the Chicago Beer Classic, the largest beer festival of its kind in the Windy City. While you're there, don't forget to participate in the Most Valuable Brew competition or take advantage of the various opportunities to strengthen your beer knowledge. Assemble your crew and come thirsty because this will be a festival for the books! Cheers!
further information: Chicago Beer Classic | May 6, 2017 on Soldier Field
Rubens Peale (1784–1865) was an American artist and museum director. Son of artist-naturalist Charles Willson Peale and brother of artist Rembrandt Peale, Rubens took up painting after a lengthy career managing such museums as the Peale Museum in Baltimore and his own New York Museum of Natural History and Science in New York. In the last decade of his life, he produced 130 paintings.
FROM THE SKY
On the coast of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, we have quite the selection of affectionate green turtles (Chelonia mydas). This turtle was coming from the surface with the sun behind it, and the sun rays surrounding it gave it a special majesty.
knit - Mother's Day
Just an Old Fashioned Girl pattern by Loani Prior
crochet - Mother's Day
CRAFTS - Mother's Day
CHILDREN'S CORNER .... Mother's Day craft
Bee on Hispidum Jigsaw Puzzle
Greek yogurt containers are meant to be folded in half.
Chances are you’ve been scooping the toppings with your spoon onto the yogurt.
But, have you realized the topping holder folds over so you can pour the toppings DIRECTLY ON TOP?
Knitting in the Round
Mother and Child, 1922
This poster hung in my childhood bedroom. I am sure it influenced my heart!