Today, November 11th is Veterans Day. Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the US. A day to honor military veterans, those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on Nov 11,1919, at the 1st anniversary of the end of WW1. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.
Bay County Sheriff’s Office presents community movie night! It is free admission, popcorn, candy, and dinks. They will be showing Disney’s The Lion King. This will start at 7pm at the Callaway Arts and Conference Center located at 500 Callaway Parkway.
Tea tasting on November 7th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Colonics & Massage of Marianna located at 2946 Jefferson St. Take a friend and head over to taste some tea. They will be sampling Art of Tea’s finest tea selections and pairing it with delicious finger foods. They will be discussing the notes of each tea as well as some of the benefits of the tea. Be sure to join them for tea, food, and a great time!
Jackson County is having a job fair. This Tuesday, November 5th from 3pm to 6pm at Career Source Chipola located at 4636 Highway 90 E. Suite E in Marianna. Veterans can apply between 2:30 and 3:00pm. They are hiring for Jackson County Board of Commissioners and have several positions available. They offer medical, vacation, sick leave, holidays, and retirement/pension benefits.
Don’t forget to “fall back” one hour on Sunday, November 2nd at 2am. Love it or hate it Daylight saving time(DST) means you have to set your clocks ahead an hour once a year in the spring and then back an hour in the fall. It was first implemented during WW! as a way to save energy for war production, it was also referred to as “war time.” DST is not observed in Hawaii or Arizona (except for the Navajo Nation.)
Opening November 8th. The Gypsea Pet Spa will be a holistic pet grooming with cage free options. No breed, age, or size restrictions. They also volunteer and help animals of all kinds find fur-ever homes. Like and follow them on FB. Located at 4767 Hwy 90 in Marianna. 850-693-0568 for more information.
November is here! And we are waking up to temperatures in the 40’s! November is the last month of the fall season and the first month of the winter season. It is the 11th month of the year and has 30 days. November is also the month of food. When the best cooks can shine and the best eaters will surly get their fill. This month has a lot of happenings and hoildays. Thanksgiving of course, All Saint’s Day, Daylight Savings time, Will Rogers Day, Election Day, Banana Pudding Lovers Month, National Button Day, and National Scrapple Day to name a few.
November’s full moon was traditionally called the Beaver Moon. Why? In the Colonial Era, this was the month to set one’s beaver traps before the swamps froze and beavers retired to their lodges, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. This year the full moon occurs on Tuesday, November 12th at 8:34am EST.
A little folklore: ~November take flail; let ships no more sail. ~There is no better month in the year to cut wood than November. ~ Ice in November brings mud in December. ~A heavy November snow will last till April. ~If trees show buds in November, the winter will last until May.
And did you know autumn is the best time to prepare your yard properly for a healthy spring growth. If you are getting trees from the arbor foundation they are sending them this month!
Happy Halloween! A few fun facts: ~ 69% of Americans plan to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. ~36% of parents think 12 or 13 years old is old enough to trick-or-treat alone. ~17% plan to put costumes on pets! ~1927 was the year when the phrase “trick-or-treat” was used for the first time in the US. ~America’s favorite candy, 1. skittles 2. Reese’s cups 3. M&M’s. ~800 is the average number of Halloween house fires. ~$300M plus is the annual revenue generated from ticket sales for haunted attractions with the average price being $15.
Stay safe ~ Have fun ~ Drive slower ~ enjoy the candy!