1st Appearance: The Lizard

The Lizard Real Name/Alias: Curtis “Curt” Connors 1st Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #6, November 1963 Place of Origin: Florida, Earth Profession: Genetic Biologist, U.S. Army Surgeon Affiliations: Sinister Six and Sinister Twelve Created by: Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Abilities: Ferocious hand to hand combatant Superhuman strength, speed, agility, stamina, durability, reflexes, and leaping ability […]

Peanut Butter Lovers Month

If you adore peanut butter, you will be happy to know that the entire month of November is dedicated to you! Peanut butter can be used in almost everything and is a common item in most food pantries nationwide. One little known fact is that peanuts are not nuts, but rather legumes which have nutritional […]

Veterans Day and the Establishment of the American Legion

This Sunday marks the centennial of the end of World War I. The warring factions of that vast conflict agreed to a cease-fire on the “11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” of 1918. Treaty negotiations would drag on for months, but in western Europe weapons of the combatants were silent at […]

National Diabetes Month

Are you aware that November is National Diabetes Month? It is a chance to raise awareness about diabetes and encourage people to make health changes. The symbol is a blue circle. Blue represents the sky and the circle is a symbol of unity. National Diabetes Month was actually established in 1975, although Congress and the […]

Do You Have a Story to Tell?

Holidays are a special time when family members gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the New Year, and everything else in-between.  Many families have their own unique traditions and that is what “Family Stories Month” is all about—sharing those stories with family and friends.  “Family Stories Month” happens every November, which conveniently follows […]

Fun Facts Found at the Library Fall 2018

It’s not hard to find interesting or useful facts when you crack open a book in the library.  Let’s see what fun facts Chris found when she browsed through the reference related materials.   Amnesty International is an international non‐governmental organization, formed in 1961, which campaigns against violations of human rights. Originally established to highlight […]

Attitude of Gratitude

November has been proclaimed “National Gratitude Month” throughout the United States and Canada by National Day Calendar.  Stacey Grewal, the author, spiritual mentor, and coach advocated for the proclamation in August 2015. “Gratitude is an essential ingredient of a happy, fulfilling life.” said Grewal, who wrote the book, Gratitude and Goals: Create the Life You Would Love to […]

American Fitness- Journal Review

The journal American Fitness can get you on the right path to a healthy lifestyle.  Published bi-monthly by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, American Fitness provides a wide variety of news and information articles concerning health and fitness topics.   Articles in American Fitness are geared towards a general-public, adult audience interested in personal […]

October is Health Literacy Month

Good health literacy practices begin with improving communication between health care professionals and consumers. Always be open and honest with your doctors and other health care professionals. Before your appointment: Write down any questions you have for your physician Compile a list of all current medications and supplements During your appointment: Ask for clarification on […]