The to-do list around Mary Ellen Kissane’s home was long, but it wasn’t the broken locks and windows, defunct garbage disposal or sagging gutters that kept the 90-year-old up at night.It wasn’t the driveway without a light or the cellar stairs without a railing either. Mainly, it was the squirrels — scratching and chattering in her attic while she tries to sleep, and “early in the morning, too,” Kissane said.On Saturday morning, volunteers got to work patching holes in the roof of her 98-year-old house, one of 21 homes in southwest Hartford to get attention from Rebuilding Together Hartford on National Rebuilding Day.After fortifying Kissane’s attic, a crew from Hartford financial firm Conning continued down her list as about 400 volunteers worked on other homes throughout the neighborhood.“They’re unbelievable,” Kissane said as she watched volunteers brush fresh paint onto her garage. “I’m amazed at … [Read more...] about National Rebuilding Day Brings Fresh Start To Hartford Homes
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Monday is National Honesty Day, and to be honest, I’m tired of everything having a “day.”Oh, so now I’m finally being honest?“Let me be honest,” is an odd phrase, but we’ve probably all used some variation of it. Does it mean the speaker is no longer being dishonest and now has decided that honesty is the best policy? No, it often just means, “Let me be blunt,” or “Let me be straightforward with you.”I’m kind of a stickler on language usage, though, and cringe at, “I’m so upset, my head could literally explode.”Literally?Hmmpf. Honestly!Can Japan's prime minister be called 'Honest Abe'?“Honest Abe” is a great sobriquet — or, I should say, a great nickname. Honestly, don’t you hate it when people use uncommon words when common ones are at hand?Abraham Lincoln earned that nickname, and I always thought it would likewise be a good one for Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo … [Read more...] about Kelly: Monday is National Honesty Day. Honestly? Does everything need a day?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Seven best pretzels in Rochester for National Pretzel Day National Pretzel Day is a silly holiday, but why "knot" indulge in the delicious bar snack that pairs perfectly with beer? Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Tracy Schuhmacher, @RahChaChow Published 4:05 a.m. ET April 26, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE It’s no twist of fate that pretzels are now gracing the tops of menus around the Rochester area. The gargantuan craft beer movement has had a big influence on the bar snack business, … [Read more...] about Seven best pretzels in Rochester for National Pretzel Day
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Nashville students say they're fed up with lawmaker inaction during National Student Walkout day Nashville students marched and protested downtown at One Public Square to call for stricter gun laws. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Jason Gonzales, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Published 4:13 p.m. CT April 20, 2018 | Updated 4:43 p.m. CT April 20, 2018 CLOSE David Hogg was one of dozens of students who walked out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas in remembrance of the 13 who died in the 1999 Columbine shooting. USA … [Read more...] about Nashville students say they’re fed up with lawmaker inaction during National Student Walkout day
Agricenter International provides a variety of educational programs to over 10,000 students across the Mid-South each year, while their research staff conducts a broad range of agricultural research on cutting-edge technologies and products. National Ag Day is observed each year to recognize the role of those who work to provide the abundance of food and fiber needed to feed and clothe today’s world population. Few organizations across the Mid-South do as much as Agricenter International to educate students about where their fiber and food come from and how farmers work to ensure its safety and quality. The Memphis-based, non-profit 1,000-acre research, education, and conservation facility is considered the largest urban farm in the country. Two years ago, fifth-generation farmer John Butler took over as president of the Agricenter after the retirement of John Charles Wilson, who is now president emeritus. “Education has always been an important facet within our overall … [Read more...] about National Ag Day celebrated at Agricenter International