Happenings in Your Own Back Yard . . .

Every year, normally between the months of March and October, there is something going on in your home state.  Most every town has something it is know for, so there’s a festival for it, like the Slug Queen Festival in Eugene, Oregon, or the Wiregrass Festival of Murals in Dothan, Alabama.  How about the  Gasparilla Pirate Festival in Tampa, Florida and the Syracuse Polish Festival … Continue reading Happenings in Your Own Back Yard . . .

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Festival of Flowers

Being described as the premier flower and garden event of the greater Gulf coast is surely enough reason for those of us who can barely wait to breathe in the fragrance of Spring to shuck off our winter attire, shake out those pastels, and head to Mobile, Alabama for the Festival of Flowers. The Festival, now in its 17th year, takes place in March which … Continue reading Festival of Flowers

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Why do we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

Who is St. Patrick?  Why do we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?  Most of us know when St. Patrick’s Day is, March 17th, but how did it become such a celebrated day? St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. He is best known for banishing all the snakes from Ireland. Is this true or false? False, the island nation was never home to any snakes; This was really a … Continue reading Why do we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

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