Wednesday, April 26, 2017

International Guide Dogs Day April 26, 2017

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Int'l Guide Dogs Day
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Guide dogs are among the most phenomenal animals on the planet, and the difference they make to the lives of those without sight simply cannot be overstated. It is impossible to feel anything but pure love and awe when you witness just how dedicated these guys are to their owners, or, it seems, best friends, and how precious and adorable the relationship the two of them have is. To celebrate these dogs and the patient and talented people who train them, and pay tribute to the important role they each play in our society, people across the world come together to partake in International Guide Dogs Day. It isn’t just those who need Guide Dogs that celebrate this special day, either. The crucial work they do is recognized by everyone, and on International Guide Dogs Day, lots of people like to go out of their way to honor and express their gratitude to these dogs who have impacted the lives of so many.

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John James Audubon

Word of the Day

shutout 


Definition:(noun) A defeat in a game where one side fails to score.
Synonyms:skunk
Usage:The coach knew that if his team could score just one point, it would avoid the humiliation of a shutout.

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Idiom of the Day

on (someone's) behalf

 — For the benefit, interest, or support of someone; as an agent, representative, or in place of someone. 

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History

Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix (1798)

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Considered the foremost painter of the Romantic movement in France, Delacroix is known for his dramatic interpretations of scenes from mythology, literature, and political, religious, and literary history and for his sensuous use of color. His most influential work is 1830's revolution-themed Liberty Leading the People, which likely inspired the design of the Statue of Liberty. During a trip to Morocco, he painted many scenes of North African life.

John Audubon Day

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John James Audubon (1785-1851) was America's foremost ornithological illustrator. After his death in 1851, Audubon's wife Lucy returned to teaching to support herself. One of her students, George Bird Grinnell, in 1886 organized the Audubon Society for the study and protection of birds. Today there are many branches of this organization, known as the National Audubon Society, and its members honor Audubon on his birthday, April 26. In some states, Audubon Day and Arbor Day are celebrated together by planting trees in bird sanctuaries.

Premature Lambs Kept Alive in 'Plastic Bag' Womb

Scientists have been able to keep premature lambs alive for weeks using an artificial womb that looks like a plastic bag. It provides everything the foetus needs to continue growing and maturing ...
READ MORE:One of the lambs in the study
Premature lambs kept alive in 'plastic bag' womb - BBC News

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1514 - Copernicus made his first observations of Saturn.

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1607 - The British established an American colony at Cape Henry, Virginia. It was the first permanent English establishment in the Western Hemisphere. 

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1921 - Weather broadcasts were heard for the first time on radio in St. Louis, MO

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1941 - An organ was played at a baseball stadium for the first time in Chicago, IL

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1954 - Grace Kelly was on the cover of "LIFE" magazine. 

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1960 - Filming for the Elvis Presley movie "G.I. Blues" began. 

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1975 - B.J. Thomas had the longest title of a number one song at the top of the "Billboard" popular music chart. The song was "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song." 

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1977 - Studio 54 opened in New York. 

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1978 - Entrepreneur Lillian Vernon was profiled in the New York Times as the "first lady of mail order catalogs."


DAILY SQU-EEK




If You Were Born Today, April 26
You are a very fixed and determined person. These qualities help you to determinedly focus on a goal and patiently see it through to fruition. However, at times you can be one track minded and stubborn! Change and instability tend to bother you more than most. You can also be an exceptionally good worker with excellent work ethic and a strong sense of responsibility. Others know they can depend on you. Famous people born today: Carol Burnett, Michael Damian, Channing Tatum, T-Boz, Jordana Brewster.
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READERS INFO

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Galveston County Fair & Rodeo 2017

Apr 21-29, 2017

Galveston County Fairgrounds
10 Jack Brooks Rd Hitchcock, TX
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The Galveston County Fair & Rodeo takes place every year in April and provides a whole host of fun activities for the whole family. In addition to showcasing Texas’ livestock and agriculture industries, the festival offers live entertainment, contests, cook-offs, carnival rides, a talent show and of course, rodeos. Delicious local food, barbecue and traditional midway fare are available throughout the grounds, and a recent addition features Texas wines and offers tastings to anyone of age.

2.

Heart the Arts Summer Festival 2017

Apr 21 - May 5, 2017 | Phoenix, AZ

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Heart the Arts Summer Festival is a art festival that takes place at Multiple Locations in Downtown Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale. Heart the Arts Summer Festival will be the inaugural performing arts festival featuring fashion, music, and film programming around the valley. Our goal is to Transform Downtown Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe into a playground of the arts were guests are able to enjoy many festivities that are geared towards presenting artists and genres that reflect the diverse culture of Phoenix. The festival is designed to bring together an assorted crowd and is sure to be the perfect way to kick off the summer season in Phoenix!

further information: Heart the Arts Festival


3.

Nebraska Science Festival 2017

Apr 20-29, 2017 | Lincoln, NE 

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Boasting tens of thousands of attendees, the Nebraska Science Festival attracts students, teachers, science lovers and the like to participate in nine days of kite building, high altitude ballooning, robotics and 3d printing tech. With almost 100 separate events, the festival’s STEM focus aims to enrich the studies of our future generations. Famous keynote speakers like LeVar Burton of Star Trek help bring that vision to life.

further information: 2017 Nebraska Science Festival - Nebraska 150 Celebration


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Pictures of the day

The Storm
The Storm is a painting by French artist Pierre Auguste Cot completed in 1880. Currently on display at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, it was commissioned by Catharine Lorillard Wolfe. Suggested inspirations have included the Greek romance Daphnis and Chloe by Longus as well as the romantic tale Paul et Virginie by Bernardin de Saint-Pierre.

THESE PLANT CAKES MADE WITH 
BUTTERCREAM FROSTING LOOK INCREDIBLE
Jakarta-based Ivenoven makes incredible cakes of flowers and succulents from delicious buttercream frosting

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i once used this pattern to make my son a gray scarf ... nice!

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Feather Weather pattern by Beata Jezek

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crochet

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crochet

crochet
thanks, Sally

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RECIPE
thanks, Shelley

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CROCKPOT RECIPE
Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

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SWEETS
thanks, Maria
Table set with coffee and German apple strudel with black and white tablecloth and green accents

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ADULT COLORING

animal 8 coloring page

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CRAFTS
thanks, Kathy

Umbrella Door Wreaths

umbrella door wreath my version, crafts, doors, wreaths
Umbrella wreath by Random thoughts from an incoherent mind:

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CHILDREN'S CORNER ... crafts
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PUZZLE
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Silver Fish Three Jigsaw Puzzle

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WORD SEARCH


advent
ageless

bully

chores
clear
color
conifer
could
depravity
desires
despot
destruction
determine

expel

fiend
fresh
happen
hasp
hemlock

learn

malice
pats
person
poison
pope

repeat
result
revenge
shrub
since
slept
still

tale
teach

usual

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QUOTE
The only true source of politeness is consideration. - William Gilmore Simms

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Although known as the "Little General," Napoleon Bonaparte was about 5'6", an average height for the early 19th century.-------------------- The severed head of the 1st Duke of Suffolk was discovered in a vault in London's Holy Trinity Church in 1851 perfectly preserved by the oak sawdust from the scaffold on which he was executed 297 years earlier.------------------- Once a year, up to 11 tons of human waste from Antarctic bases is shipped to California.

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CLEVER
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EYE OPENER
Amazing Animal Facts (Part 2)
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The quirky facts were brought to life by artist Michael Whaite.

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hippos use sweat as suncreen