Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed.|
|Synonyms:||furtive, stealthy, sneaky|
|Usage:||She stole a surreptitious glance at him, but he, too, seemed to have been caught up by Rose's gay, good humor.|
Idiom of the Day
pejorative A coolly composed, unemotional woman; a woman without affection or warmth of feeling.
The American Civil War Ends at Appomattox Court House (1865)
The first major engagement of the US Civil War was the First Battle of Bull Run, fought in 1861 partly on the farm of Wilmer McLean in Manassas, Virginia. A few years later, McLean moved to Appomattox Court House, a town which, coincidentally, would soon be the site of the war's effective end. It was there that Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant in McLean's parlor.
Eadweard J. Muybridge (1830)
|Muybridge was an eccentric photographic innovator who left a vast and varied body of work. He is best known for his pioneering use of multiple still cameras to photograph the stages of motion. Hired by Leland Stanford to answer the question of whether there is a moment during a horse's stride when all four of its hooves are off the ground, he developed a special shutter for his cameras and a method for triggering them sequentially.|
Semana Santa (Guatemala)
|Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is without doubt the biggest occasion of the year in Antigua, the old colonial capital of Guatemala, and one of the largest Easter celebrations in the New World. Thousands of tourists and believers come to the city to witness this massive display of religious theater. The entire Passion play, beginning with Jesus' entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and ending with his Resurrection on Easter, is reenacted in the streets of Antigua—complete with armor-clad Roman soldiers on horseback, who charge through the town early on Good Friday looking for Jesus.|
The Arctic Ocean Is Becoming More Like the Atlantic OceanThe Arctic is undergoing an astonishingly rapid transition as climate change overwhelms the region. New research sheds light on the latest example of the changes afoot, showing that parts of the Arctic Ocean are becoming more like the Atlantic.
The Arctic Ocean Is Becoming More Like the Atlantic Ocean
1667 - In Paris, The first public art exhibition was held at the Palais-Royale.
1833 - Peterborough, NH, opened the first municipally supported public library in the United States.
1838 - The National Galley opened in London.
1872 - S.R. Percy received a patent for dried milk.
1905 - The first aerial ferry bridge went into operation in Duluth, MN.
1912 - The first exhibition baseball game was held at Fenway Park in Boston. The game was between Red Sox and Harvard.
1913 - The Brooklyn Dodgers' Ebbets Field opened.
1914 - In London, the first full-color film, "The World, The Flesh & the Devil," was shown.
1928 - Mae West made her debut on Broadway in the production of "Diamond Lil."
1950 - Bob Hope made his first television appearance on "Star-Spangled Review" on NBC-TV.
1957 - The Suez Canal was cleared for all shipping.
1963 - Winston Churchill became the first honorary U.S. citizen.
1965 - "TIME" magazine featured a cover with the entire "Peanuts" comic gang.
1965 - The Houston Astrodome held its first baseball game.
1983 - The space shuttle Challenger concluded it first flight.
My girlfriend told me about this site as she has been clicking it daily for a long time. She has also supported them by buying from their stores and said the quality was excellent. What I do is look along the top row which has a "G." That stands for Greater Good, the name of the site.
Daily, I click each one of the concepts along that top row Hunger, Breast Cancer, Animals Shelters, etc. An area appears to click your support individually. Take a minute and make this part of your daily routine, too.
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Apr 7 - May 9, 2017Sycamore Farms, 1150 River Rd Dr
Inspired by the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” Junkstock Omaha spotlights vendors who specialize in vintage clothing, jewelry and any other knick-knacks they might have up their sleeves. Each June, vendors from around the country travel to a dairy farm on the outskirts of Omaha and display their finds. In addition to the huge variety of goods to browse through, guests can enjoy various food options, activities and live music.
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Las Vegas Artisan Craft Festival
Apr 9, 2017 - 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2411 West Sahara Ave Las Vegas, NV
Featuring vendors from every discipline, crafters, artists, painters, photographers, musicians, hand-crafters, woodworking, fabric and stitch work, print medium, jewelry and hard goods handcrafts. If you are looking for unique, handcrafted and high quality workmanship; see this array of expert craftspeople and artisans.
further information: Artisan Craft Festival Spring Jamboree
Apr 9, 2017
Main St between Washington St and William St
S Main St & E Liberty St
Ann Arbor, MI
Thought you were the only papier-mache fanatic your side of the Atlantic? Fear not, crafty reveler, Festifools is here! FestiFools is an unique and amazing parade featuring dozes of giant papier-mache puppets and creatures created by local artists and others who want to show off their creative side. Puppets can be spooky and scary, weird and creepy and even fierce and glamorous—the possibilities are endless. No matter their appearance, the puppets are meant to pack a playful punch and delight the thousands of spectators that flock to Ann Arbor to partake in the parade’s festivities.
further information: Main Street Area Ann Arbor
Pictures of the day
Christ taking leave of his Mother is a subject in Christian art most common in the 15th and 16th centuries. It depicts Jesus saying farewell to his mother, Mary, before leaving for his final journey to Jerusalem, which he knows will lead to his Passion and death. In depictions of this subject, Jesus may be shown blessing his mother. Sometimes Jesus' followers, such as Peter, John the Evangelist, and Mary Magdalene, are included in the scene.
Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is a national park in East Java, Indonesia. To shoot this moment, I climbed the hills at the foot of Mount Bromo in the early morning with my horse.
knit - EASTER
crochet - EASTER
Pont du Gard Tunic pattern
SWEETS - PASSOVER
CRAFTS ... EASTER
Make an Easter string basket.
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... EASTER
Bunny Ear Craft
You will love putting together this fun Easter craft: bunny ears! To make, help your kids cut ears from stiff white felt. Adhere pink felt inner ears using glue. Run a line of hot glue (adults only) along the ears' bottom edges and stick them onto a headband.
Ski Lift Mountain Jigsaw Puzzle
Cushion Grips For Crochet Hooks
Crocheters everywhere are always looking for soft, easy and cheap ways to cover their hooks. This is very simple and a very good $ pincher.
Question: In this age of electric appliances for every task, we sometimes forget just how much work it used to take to prepare food. This metal-and-glass nut-meat chopper reminds me just how lucky we are today. From the looks of it, shelled nuts were dropped into the top, and then the handle was cranked to grind them up, after which the ground nuts were deposited in the jar. How old do you think the chopper is, and what do you gauge its value to be?
Answer: The Washburn Co. of Worcester, Mass., manufactured kitchen utensils bearing the Androck name from the 1920s into the 1970s. Androck flour sifters, batter whips and onion choppers could be found in most American kitchens in the 20th century. Androck nut-meat choppers were produced in great numbers for many years. Shelled nuts are chopped by the metal teeth in the hopper when the handle is turned. Hazel-Atlas Glass Co. of Wheeling, W.V., supplied the glass container that screwed onto the chopper. It holds about a half cup of chopped nuts. These utensils are still readily available and sell for $15 or less.
-- By Tom Hoepf, associate editor of Auction Central News
Ice Cream Maker
Question: Nothing says summer to me like tasty ice cream -- especially homemade ice cream -- so I think that this vintage ice cream maker is really charming. According to the labeling, it was patented in 1912. What else can you tell me about how it worked, how long it was in production, and what it is valued at today?
Answer: The first U.S. patent granted for a hand-cranked ice cream freezer was No. 3254, given to Nancy M. Johnson of Philadelphia in 1843. By 1905, at least 14 American makers produced ice cream freezers. Loaded with ice, rock salt and custard, these devices churned small batches of homemade ice cream. Acme Can Co. produced ice cream freezers in three sizes: the 1-pint Acme Junior and two other Acme models that made 2 quarts and 4 quarts. Production of the Acme Ice Cream Freezer continued into the 1920s, but an all-galvanized pail replaced the enameled exterior. This 2-quart Acme freezer is in excellent condition, which is important. One was recently listed for sale on an internet site for $150. An auction house in Pennsylvania sold the 2-quart size for $100 and the Acme Junior for $80 several years ago.
-- By Tom Hoepf, associate editor of Auction Central News