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.
In Cuyuna, Minnesota the 35th annual Wood Tick race will take place this Saturday, June 14, an event that draws hundreds of ‘tick jockey’s’ to race Wood Ticks. The race is put on by the town’s volunteer fire department that gets the proceeds from the parasite race.
B98.5 and Maine Education Credit Union presented our Teacher of the Year award on Tuesday, June 10th. Each month through the school year we choose a teacher of the month and award them with a Trophy and restaurant certificate. All teachers nominated are in the running for teacher of the year.
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.
Today, June 6, 2014 is the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The day, in 1944, when the Allies invaded Europe during World War ll. The greatest generation to live in America as they put their lives on the line for freedom around the world.
From everyone I have talked to about the Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain, New York, it is a fantastic 3 day event. People that have been there last year say it was beyond the expectations. The 2014 version is coming soon.
The NBA Finals start Thursday and it’s a repeat of last year’s final with the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs. The Heat won last year’s series in seven games, this year they open in San Antonio as the Spurs had the best record in the NBA.
The Atlantic or Eastern Hurricane season begins June 1st and runs through November 30th. The Pacific or Western Hurricane season runs May 15th through November 30th. NOAA is predicting a below normal Atlantic hurricane season because of the high probability of a strong El Nino.
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