Author Archives: Robin Bernstein

Watch Out Zoo…Here We Come!!!

What a way to start the month!!!  Zoos all around the country are starting to reopen just in time for “National Zoo and Aquarium Month.”  Coincidence?  Maybe…  However, now is an excellent time to think about venturing out once again and visiting your local zoo. In 1982, President Ronald Regan proclaimed June as “National Zoo and Aquarium Month” for playing a major role in the cultural life of our nation and conservation.  The proclamation goes on to say that zoos and aquariums have become a valuable and unique asset.1
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Preserving the Past

Have you ever heard the saying “the world is your oyster” and wondered what it meant?   It originated with Shakespeare’s “Merry Wives of Windsor,” but in modern times has taken on a new meaning.  The quote is more widely used in a motivational or inspirational context; meaning that you can achieve anything you want in life and/or go anywhere because you have the ability and opportunity to do so.  So…what better time to get out and enjoy seeing and visiting new places?  Everywhere you go, there is more to discover…

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How Prepared Are You?

April 30, 2014, was the first “America’s PrepareAthon! Day.”  It originated with President Barack Obama’s National Preparedness initiative to increase awareness about natural disasters and how to be safe and prepared.  Since a crisis can happen at any time, now is great time to have an emergency plan.  As we have seen with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, being prepared is on everyone’s minds.  So what does it mean to be prepared and what can you do?

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National Credit Education Month


How fiscally responsible are you?  Do you know what your credit rating is?  Do you know how to wisely use credit cards?  If the answer to these questions are “I don’t know” then it might be time to find out.  March is “National Credit Education Month” and tailor made for those who want to manage their finances.


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Slow Cooking for Everyone

January just happens to be National Slow Cooking Month and a great time to make delicious warm meals on a cold winter’s day.  Slow cooking and crock-pots are used interchangeably; however, crock-pots are a brand of slow cookers that come in various shapes and sizes and just about every major appliance company now makes their own interpretation.

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Dream Big—Take Action!

Walt Disney once said “If you can DREAM it, you can DO it.”  Those words have never been more true!!!  Today is “Job Action Day” and a perfect time to find that dream job.  Observed the first Monday in November this day provides the perfect opportunity to explore the job market, the possibilities, and perhaps land the career of your dreams!!!

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Extra, Extra, Read All About It…

There’s nothing quite as powerful as the spoken word or the impact free speech has on every citizen.  October 6-12, 2019, is “National Newspaper Week” and celebrates the effect newspapers have in our communities.  It has been observed the first full week of October since 1940 and this year’s theme is “Think F1rst—Know Your 5 Freedoms.”


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Long Live the King!!!


Every August, Elvis Presley fans gather in Memphis, Tennessee to celebrate the music, movies and legacy of the King of Rock & Roll.  This celebration is appropriately labeled “Elvis Week.”  This year the pilgrimage began on August 9th and runs through August 17th.  Today, August 16th, marks the 42nd anniversary of his death and the activities range from tours leaving Graceland to Tupelo Mississippi (his boyhood home), “Meet n Greets” with tribute artists, 5K run, concerts, and much, much more.  One thing is for sure, you will need to be prepared for traffic and crowds as approximately 35,000 people are expected to visit Graceland during the week.  To help navigate the activities and to enhance your experience, download the app and start enjoying the festivities.  Continue reading

Hello, Can you Hear Me?

Cell phones are one of the greatest inventions of all time, and have become essential and quite fashionable.  People schedule their activities, shop, play games, take photographs, communicate, etc.  You will seldom see anyone without a cell phone these days.  So why are these devices constantly under scrutiny?  July is bringing awareness to these sometimes nuisances as it has been designated National Cell Phone Courtesy Month by a Palm Beach, Florida manners expert and Sprint.  Jacqueline Whitmore enlisted the phone company and decided in 2002 to increase phone etiquette by encouraging people to think before using their phones in public places and to consider others before engaging in conversations.

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