Holidays

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is an important holiday to be observed and celebrated annually, because it allows us to honor the people who have willingly sacrificed their lives for our country. It also offers a chance to give thanks to the men and women who serve in the military right now to protect our country. Too many …

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Halloween

Whether you are in the throes of trekking toddlers in a wagon around the neighborhood or an empty nester with the disposable income to treat all of the little ghosts and ghouls with full-size candy bars, below are five reminders of ways to be a good neighbor at Halloween. Remember others.  One of the easiest …

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National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

It’s true that these days, there is a national holiday for just about anything! I bet you didn’t know that the last Monday in January is officially National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day.  History and Origins The roots of National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day are traced back to and credited to a radio broadcaster named Jim …

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Home for the Holidays

For military families, December doesn’t necessarily signal a rest, a break, or a pause from the demands of duty. For service members and their spouses and children, deployments and TDYs continue, Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders and moves are still happening, not to mention all of the other day-to-day operations that can fill the …

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#optoutside | Loving Your Local Outdoors

In the days following Thanksgiving, it can feel as if consumers are inundated with unlimited marketing efforts to encourage the upcoming season of shopping. In 2015, in an attempt to get people outside instead of indoors shopping on Black Friday, REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) branded a campaign and hashtag #optoutside encouraging consumers to forego stamped-like …

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Charities That Support Military Families

As the post-Thanksgiving urge to spend money gives way to Black Friday deals, the grassroots Shop Small Saturday, and the pandemic-friendly Cyber Monday shopping, Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to give back. It is actually considered the World’s Biggest Day of Generosity. In Giving Tuesday’s own words:  “GivingTuesday reimagines a world built upon shared humanity …

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Halloween: An Opportunity to Connect with Neighbors

Whether you have been in your current home a while or you are the new kid in town, there is a fall holiday that promises to offer you the perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbors better. Halloween.  Read on for ten ideas for how to make this a hauntingly good holiday for adults …

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Fall Nights: Local Music Scene, Bars, and Festivals

The weather has finally cooled off and if you’ve recently PCS’d perhaps you are coming up for air after getting all of your worldly goods unpacked and organized in your new home. What should you do now that you are ready to get out there and explore?  Well, enjoy the lovely fall nights, of course!  …

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The Thrill of the Grill: Planning a BBQ to Meet the Neighbors

Summer is in full swing and now that things are starting to resume some level of normalcy, what better time to connect with your neighbors. Whether you have just moved to a new community, or you are a longtime fixture in your current area, planning a barbeque or cookout is the perfect way to get …

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