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  • Steve Young 11:58 AM on April 28, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month 

    CF_Logo        Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

    May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. All month-long we’ll be doing all we can to raise awareness for CF.
    Help us spread the word by sharing your own stories with family and friends at:  Raise Awareness for CF!  
    And that’s one of the benefits of giving ALL YEAR LONG to the Cara Young Fish for Life, a 501(c)(3) Organization. Through our support of Cook Children’s Hospital the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is benefited as well. Thank you all for your continued support and make sure and put in your calendar to be at our upcoming dinner and silent auction on August 27th, 2015 at the Arlington Board of Realtor’s! 
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  • Steve Young 1:22 PM on April 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Today in History: Paul Revere’s Legendary Ride 

    240 years ago today, as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote, “the fate of the nation was riding” in a literal and figurative sense, on Paul Revere. At least, that’s what popular legend would have us believe.

    But how accurate is the tale? The basics of Longfellow’s poem ring true. On April 18, 1775, Paul Revere rode through Middlesex County to warn of approaching British soldiers. But Longfellow’s account takes a little creative license on some of the more glamorous aspects of the historical night. I’ve added…is this anything like the creative license the Government takes?…but I digress…

    According to OldNorth.com, the historical site of the legendary Old North Church, the true events were “far more interesting.” Here’s a game of fact or fiction for the anniversary of this piece of local, and national, history.

    And you can read these at  Paul Revere’s Legendary Ride

    Think you like heights?

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  • Steve Young 8:58 AM on April 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    2 Interesting days in History 

    U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the U.S. was assassinated in Ford’s Theater by John Wilkes Booth on April 14th, 1865 at approx. 10:25 PM. He actually died early the next morning at 7:22 AM.

    On this day, April 14th, 1912 the RMS Titanic hits an iceberg at 11.40pm off Newfoundland and dubbed “the unsinkable” ship sank the next day at approx. 2:27 AM off Newfoundland as the band played on.

    And In what came to be known as “Black Sunday,” one of the most devastating storms of the 1930s Dust Bowl era swept across the region on April 14th. High winds kicked up clouds of millions of tons of dirt and dust so dense and dark that some eyewitnesses believed the world was coming to an end.

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