Archive for July, 2011

(July 23) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Hot Enough For Ya Day

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

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Its hot! Its sticky! And its still hot! Its so hot you can even fry an egg on the street!

So when you’re out and about today – what do you think we’ll be saying when greeting someone? Go ahead. You know you want to say it!

Is it Hot Enough For Ya? (OY!)

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Did You Know? Countdown to Ramadan (07/22)

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Ramadan &
the Islamic Faith

July 22 : 10 days to Ramadan*

Did you know that during Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset?

Did you know that the daily fasts during the month of Ramadan are broken with prayer and meal called iftar?

Following iftar, it is customary to visit family and friends. Especially devout Muslims may spend the night studying the Quran. The Ramadan fast is resumed each day at daybreak.

Observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, the month of Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Ramadan!*

*Please Note: According to Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) the first day of fasting in North America would be Monday, August 1, 2011. Elsewhere depends where you live.


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(July 22) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Pied Piper Day

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Pied Piper Day
Recall today the legend of the Pied Piper, the German piper who saved the town from its rat problem by piping them out of town — and into the Weser River.

Legend has it that the piper then turned his talents on the town’s children, who followed him out of town, never to be seen again.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Ramadan (07/21)

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Ramadan &
the Islamic Faith

July 21 : 11 days to Ramadan*

Did you know that the Muslim calendar is based on the lunar cycle, which is approximately 11-13 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar?

Did you know that the holiday of Ramadan may fall during any month of the Gregorian calendar?

It takes approximately 35 years for Ramadan to cycle through the entire solar/Gregorian calendar.

Observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, the month of Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Ramadan!*

*Please Note: According to Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) the first day of fasting in North America would be Monday, August 1, 2011. Elsewhere depends where you live.


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(July 21) This Month we’re celebrating . . .  National Blueberries Month

Thursday, July 21st, 2011


National Blueberries Month
The month’s not over yet and its still the perfect time for blueberries, blueberries, blueberries! Whether they’re in muffins, pies, tortes, or by the handful! Yum Yum Yum!

photo credit: Wild Blueberry Buttermilk Cinnamon Muffins by gnuf via flickr

Did You Know? Countdown to Ramadan (07/20)

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Ramadan &
the Islamic Faith

July 20 : 12 days to Ramadan*

Did you know that Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar?

It is also believed to be the month when the Holy Quran was sent down from Heaven as a “guidance unto men, a declaration of direction, and a means of Salvation.”

Our countdown to the Islamic holiday of Ramadan starts today. Observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, the month of Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Ramadan!*

*Please Note: According to Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) Ramadan 1432 in North America, begins on the evening of Sunday, July 31, 2011, so that the first day of fasting would be Monday, August 1, 2011. Elsewhere depends where you live.


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(July 20) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Moon Day

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

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Moon Day

Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed

Celebrating the 42nd anniversary of the first human landing on the moon by the crew of Apollo 11.

Led by commander Neil Armstrong, lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin and command module pilot Michael Collins, Apollo 11 blasted off from Earth on July 16, 1969. Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the moon on July 20, while Collins circled above in lunar orbit. On the following day, July 21, Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon. Buzz Aldrin followed shortly becoming the 2nd human to walk on the moon.

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