Archive for March 28th, 2009

(March 28) Tonight we're observing . . .  Earth Hour

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

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Earth Hour

Earth Hour is an annual international event created by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature/World Wildlife Fund), held on the last Saturday of March, that asks households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change. It was pioneered by WWF Australia and the Sydney Morning Herald in 2007, and achieved worldwide participation in 2008.

Earth Hour will next take place on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm, local time.*
 

More info: Earth Hour

*source: wikipedia – Earth Hour

Did You Know? Countdown to Passover 2009 (03/28)

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about the Jewish Holiday of Passover

March 28 : 11 days till 1st night Passover

Did you know that in addition to its religious significance, Passover also has an agricultural foundation? The holiday marks the beginning of the spring harvest season, which culminates seven weeks later with the Jewish holiday of Shavuot.

Spring has arrived and with it comes the eight-day Jewish holiday of freedom. It’s time to clean out your chametz, open up a box of matzah and set up for your seder. So join our Passover festivities to learn all about this pinnacle holiday in the Jewish calendar.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the first night of Passover on April 08th (begins at sundown)! So stop by again tomorrow.

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Did You Know? Countdown to April 2009 (03/28)

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about the Month of April

March 28 : 04 days till April

Did you know that in North America, April is often considered the start of the planting season? But do April showers really bring May flowers?

It depends on whether you are talking about annual flowers or perennial flowers. Perennials like tulips and daffodils usually pop open between late March and the end of May, depending on what part of the country you live in, so it would seem there is some truth to the age-old adage. Of course, too much rain during a perennial’s bloom may cause the buds to shrivel up before they open.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the the month of April! So stop by again tomorrow.

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(March 28) This month we're celebrating . . .  Play The Recorder Month

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

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Play The Recorder Month
Well the month’s almost over, but we couldn’t let March pass without highlighting one of the most painful favorite memories of our early school days. Playing the recorder.

This most useless of musical instruments is hoisted every year on some of the most musically untalented youngsters in the country. Myself included.

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