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August 7, 2019 — School Days! School Days! Oh, those Golden Rule days! Summer is growing to a close for our school children. Some of us have children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who are already talking school supplies and school clothes. They start school so early compared to when we started. Most of us started after Labor Day. Some... Read More

August 25th is Banana Split Day!

August 7, 2019 — When you think classical American dessert, banana split would likely make the top five of anyone’s list! On August 25th, we celebrate the creation of this delicious hot and cold treat with National Banana Split Day. In 1904 a 23-year-old David Evans Strickler made his mark on history by inventing the banana split! This dessert... Read More

Recipe: Grands Dumplings

August 7, 2019 — 1 container 32 ounce chicken broth 1 can cream of chicken soup ¼ tsp poultry seasoning 1/1/2 pound chicken (may use a rotisserie chicken) 1 cup chopped carrots 1 cup chopped celery 1 large can Grands biscuits (Homestyle) Bring broth, soup, poultry seasoning to a boil along with the chicken , carrots and celery. Roll... Read More

National Relaxation Day is August 15: Try These Two Mindfulness Exercises!

August 7, 2019 — Mindfulness exercises let you “tune in” to yourself. Distractions are let go, and your brain power is increased. The exercises help you think more clearly and concentrate better. The best news is that they are easier than you might think to learn! Self Reflection Exercise Anytime you are stressed, stop, and carefully watch yourself to... Read More

August Activities

August 7, 2019 — New Hope Animal Rescue will be coming to visit on 21st Senior Center Dance Group will be preforming on the 8th All is Fair in August is the theme so we will be having fair games during the month and fair type treats on Friday for tasty treats.

July is World Watercolor Month

July 2, 2019 — Paintings contribute to the beauty of homes, offices, and business establishments. If you have the desire to paint, you should try to develop your skill. Whether you’re an adult, teenager, or a kid, learning how to paint is not that difficult especially if you put your heart into it. While you’re trying to find a... Read More

Gorgeous Grandma Day

July 2, 2019 — Gorgeous Grandma Day was founded in 1984 by Alice Solomon. After she graduated at the age of 50 from Wellesley College, she felt society viewed women her age and older as senior citizens who were no longer useful or relevant. Solomon realized that “grandma” was a term denoting older women, whether actually grandmothers or not.... Read More

July 20: 50 Year Anniversary of the Moon Landing

July 2, 2019 — Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, people across America stopped to watch their TVs in awe as an event that only seemed possible in science fiction movies happened on screen— Apollo 11, carrying three astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins, landed on the moon. With a captive audience thousands of miles... Read More

National Hot Dog Day

July 2, 2019 — On July 17, 2019, Americans will celebrate National Hot Dog Day, although National Hot Dog month extends throughout July. The hot dog is one of the most iconic American foods, along with apple pie. Sausage was developed in 13th century Germany and brought to the U.S. in the 1800s. At the same time Germans brought... Read More

Macaroni and Cheese Day is July 14: A Fun (but Cheesy) Origin Story

July 2, 2019 — Although Americans love macaroni-and-cheese, it might have been an Italian creation dating to the late 13th century. The first Italian recipe called for fermented dough cut in two-inch squares, cooked and tossed with grated cheese – likely Parmesan. Thomas Jefferson brought a similar recipe to his home in Virginia after traveling to France and Italy... Read More