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What do we celebrate in February?

Posted on Mon 02/20/2017 | in Between the Lines

On the third Monday in February, dating back to 1885, we celebrate a federal holiday called ‘Washington’s Birthday’.  Many people refer to the day as ‘President’s Day’, but that is not the official name.

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6 More Weeks of Winter? No Problem! Check Out Some New Fiction @ JCPL!

Posted on Sat 02/11/2017 | in Good reads @ JCPL

Silly groundhog; I really wanted to know how a rodent could be the harbinger of such bad news as to sentence us to another six weeks of cold and snow, so, looking it up on Wikipedia, I discovered that the custom of Groundhog Day was a celebration started in the 18th century by the Germans.

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IRS: Identity thieves are on the prowl

Posted on Fri 02/3/2017 | in Between the Lines

Identity theft can happen at any time of year, warns the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), but tax season sees a definite surge in attempts.

The IRS has joined with representatives of the software industry, tax preparation firms, payroll and tax financial product processors and state tax administrators to combat identity theft refund fraud to protect the nation's taxpayers.

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