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September is good time to be prepared

Posted on Mon 09/11/2017 | in Between the Lines

No one wants to think about the unthinkable, but that is exactly what National Preparedness Month (ready.gov) is encouraging us to do.  The idea is to be prepared for the “worst case scenario.”

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Awe Inspiring, Amazing, AWESOME Fiction @ JCPL!

Posted on Tue 08/29/2017 | in Good reads @ JCPL

Meteorologist, Tom Skilling, was moved to tears by the awesomeness of the solar eclipse of 2017. It WAS awesome, so bright and beautiful at its peak, with the earth covered in darkness for a few minutes, right in the middle of the day.

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What are the dog days of summer?

Posted on Fri 08/11/2017 | in Between the Lines

Do you know the story behind the ‘Dog Days of Summer’?  Chances are unless you are a history buff, it’s not what you think.

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