The True Meaning of National Doughnut Day

National Doughnut Day started in 1938  as a fund raiser for Chicago's Salvation Army. Their goal was to help the needy during the Great Depression, and to honor The Salvation Army "Lassies" of World War I, who served doughnuts to soldiers. Soon after the US entrance into World War I in 1917, The Salvation Army …

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Veterans Day: It isn’t Just a Holiday

Veterans Day 2013                                                                  Honoring Those Who Served Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. …

My 9th Pan Mass Challenge

Number 9, Number 9, Number 9...  If you are old enough to remember, that is from the Beatles White Album. I ride for a reason and I ride for a cause and because of this,  I ride with No Pain, I Ride in the cold, I ride in the rain, I ride for hours upon …

Pumpkin Patches and More

I love autumn in New England!  The colors, the apple picking, Halloween and the pumpkin carving.  I've included some information on how to make your carved pumpkin last longer.  Also check out this link, Pumpkin Patches & More, for great local pumpkin patches, recipes and the history of Halloween. How to Preserve Your Carved Pumpkin …

Have a Great Labor Day!

What does Labor Day mean to us? To many, it means the end of summer. To others, it means the beginning of school. Those are accurate assumptions but Labor Day is really much more. Labor Day 2012 will be observed on Monday, Sept. 3. By going to the Web, we can find out more about …

College 101: Dorm Room Essentials Checklist

Well, I'm not at this stage of the game yet with my three kids still being under 7 but I do know many who are sending kids off to college right now.  Whether your kids are going into grade school or heading off to college, getting ready for the school year is very busy and …

My Personal Passion: The Pan Mass Challenge

In 11 days I will be riding in my 9th PMC, raising funds for The Dana Farber/Jimmy fund.  I'm very excited to have the opportunity to once again ride for a great cause!  Please help me, help them by donating to my ride this year.  Click the link to Donate to Bill's ride.  Thank you …

Memorial Day, The True Meaning

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of those who have died serving our country.  General John Alexander Logan ordered the Memorial Day holiday to be observed by decorating the war dead.  The day became known as “Decoration Day” because of the practice of decorating soldier’s graves with flowers. In 1971, Memorial day was declared …