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Summer Solstice 2012: What You Need To Know
2012-06-20 09:13:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com Wednesday June 20, 2012 is the longest day of the year; the one day with more sunlight hours than any other day in the calendar year; it is also the first day of summer and is known as the Summer Solstice. The longest daylight day of the year occurs when the Sun appears at its highest point in the sky. At that point, the Sun appears to stand still just briefly before it begins its long journey toward the Winter Solstice -- the shortest daylight day,...

2010-10-21 16:58:00

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1965, Art Stone had a vision of creating a women's only facility where they could feel pampered and get in shape. Now the largest full-service women's only gym in California, Total Woman Gym & Day Spa will celebrate its 45th anniversary with nearly 10,000 women across nine Southern California locations from Oct. 23-30. Founders Art and Adrienne Stone will be recognized for their contribution to Total Woman at the festive weeklong...

2008-10-09 15:00:16

LEWISTON - Lewiston Adult Education is preparing for its biannual Super Saturday collection of morning and day-long workshops designed to help residents learn something new, build computer skills or be creative. This fall's Super Saturday will take place on Oct. 18 at Lewiston High School. Workshops will include: Clay Creations: Spend a morning using polymer clay to create designs and learning how to create beads for jewelry and decorations for everyday objects such as pens and...

2008-09-27 06:00:23

Driver safety courses sponsored by AARP will be held throughout the county in October. Following is a list of scheduled courses, both the full, eight- hour safety course and the four-hour refresher course. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1: Woodcrest Villa, 2001 Harrisburg Pike, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both days. To register, contact Nancy Parmer at 390-4188. Oct. 2: Woodcrest Villa, 2001 Harrisburg Pike, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (refresher course). To register, contact Nancy Parmer at 390- 4188....

2008-09-15 18:00:16

THERE'LL be nowave of awand or casting of spells but there will be magic at Martin Mere this weekend - Animal Magic. You can hug a husky, walk a ferret, cuddle a skunk, watch meerkats (pictured) and racoons, get close to a variety of birds of prey, stroke a chinchilla, see an African dwarf crocodile or be scared by lots of reptiles and insects. Animal Magic will weave its wonders on Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21. Between 11amand noon there will be free pond dipping at the...

2008-08-08 15:00:39

By MARY-LIZ SHAW Arab World Fest, a celebration of the diverse cultures of the Middle East, begins today at 5 p.m. at Maier Park. Now in its 10th year, the festival features camel rides, belly dancing lessons and exotic foods from throughout the Arab world. Music stages will have continuous entertainment by artists from Lebanon, the United Kingdom, Morocco and Iraq. Children can try Middle Eastern arts and crafts, including tie- dyeing T-shirts. And a film festival will screen...

2008-07-14 12:01:01

By Shawn Myrick, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jul. 14--LOWELL -- Many kids think of school as a place to socialize with friends. Others see it as the place where they are bogged down with work and lessons. Still, there are others who see school as a place to get at least one regular meal a day. So when summer vacation rolls around, those children often are left struggling to find regular meals. As part of the Summer Food Service Program sponsored by Project Bread, distributors feed children...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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