Coming this Friday and Saturday, July 11-12 is the Le Festival de la Bastille at the Calumet Club in Augusta. Live music, fun and fireworks are on the agenda for the two days, but why do the French celebrate Bastille Day? calumetclub.com
The 4th of July is the day the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England that is why it’s known as Independence Day. The conflict between the colonies and England was already a year old when they convened a Continental Congress in Philadelphia.
In 2010, the elementary school that I went to closed down. In the fall of 2013 it was torn down. Sharon Hood sent me a link to a video tribute to the school. It was made by an old friend of mine, Nick Knowlton.
For those you know me, when I plan a party, they are usually as exciting as going to DMV to renew your drivers license. That doesn't stop me from trying, much like Charlie Brown trying to kick that football.
Father’s Day in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada falls on the third Sunday in June. The first Father’s Day celebration was in 1910 in Spokane, Washington but it didn’t become an official holiday until 1972. Father’s Day is celebrated around the world and varies from country to country.
June means high school graduations. I was a quiet kid back in high school. I got along with everybody but if I could have done it all over again, I would have been more active and social during those days. I was from the class of '83 at Edward Little High School in Auburn.
Seems it is every little boys dream is to become a professional baseball player and that dream often starts in Little League. This year marks the 75th anniversary of Little League baseball, started by Carl Stotz in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
This Sunday is May 4th, is Star Wars Day, May the 4th be with you or as they say ‘May the Force be With You’. It was the internet that made this day possible because once Star War fans were able to connect, May 4th became a tradition.
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