Looking like giant marshmallows with big black noses, they rank on the cuteness scale and draw some of the largest crowds at the zoo. However, despite many adoring fans, their existence is in jeopardy. February 27 is International Polar Bear Day, a day to not only celebrate these beautiful creatures, but to learn more about […]
It's impossible to feel short-changed by the shortest month of the year. February makes us leap with joy at so many opportunities to observe winter's end.
Looking for an excuse to throw a party just to liven up the winter doldrums? The people of New Orleans will do just that when they host one of the most widely celebrated block parties. The annual carnival of New Orleans culminates in the fanfare of Mardi Gras, one day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras […]
The second Monday in February, Clean Out Your Computer Day, begs the question, “Is your computer progressively lagging and dragging” Imagine the sluggishness you experience after gaining too much weight. Well, your computer’s hard drive is suffering from its own weight gain and it’s time to throw out the fat. In spring, we spruce up […]
Every year on February 2, Groundhog Day, spectators gather around the dwellings of groundhogs across the nation, all in hopes that the groggy critter will dictate an early retirement for their snow shovels. The Pennsylvania Dutch settlers believed if the groundhog witnessed his shadow at midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, they […]
More than 80 years passed before the day received the recognition it deserved. National Freedom Day isn’t as familiar as other important calendar dates, but February 1 marks a profoundly significant event. On that day in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln finalized the resolution that later became our 13th Constitutional Amendment. Slavery was abolished, and America […]