Sep 292014

Mud PackNational Mud Pack Day? This is a day set aside to pamper yourself. When was the last time you had a facial? Or went to the spa? National Mud Pack Day celebrates all the things we forget to do to relax and pamper ourselves.

Get your girlfriends togther and start getting out the mudpacks. Throw a party while you wait for the mud packs to set. How much fun is that?

 Posted by on 09/29/2014
Sep 252014

johnny appleseedJohnny Appleseed is known as the pioneer that introduced apple trees to many states. He became an American legend.

There are stories of Johnny Appleseed practicing his nurseryman craft in the Wilkes-Barre area of Pensylvanis and of picking seeds from the pomace at Potomac cider mills in the late 1790s.

Another story has Chapman living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Grant’s Hill in 1794 at the time of the Whiskey Rebellion.

Do you remember the stories of Johnny Appleseed? Have an apple today and thank the man who brought us the apple tree!

 Posted by on 09/25/2014
Sep 242014

Comic BookComic books have been traced back to 1827 when Rudolphe Topffer created a comic strip and then continued to publish seven graphic novels.

Today we celebrate the comic book. Comic books have been entertaining us for longer than most people realize. Some facts about comic books many people don’t know are:

  • Mass market for comic books began in 1937 with the publication of detective comics.
  • In 2006, the postal service released the first postage stamps commemorating comic book super heroes.
  • The world’s largest comic book collection is in the Library of Congress.
  • Comic book sales outsold traditional books in 1946.

 Posted by on 09/24/2014