Every December the amateur radio community celebrates Youngsters On The Air Month, or YOTA Month. The goal of this month is to introduce young people to amateur radio. And hopefully get them passionate about the hobby. During this month stations go on the air with YOTA as part of their call signs. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Every year the President of the United States issues a proclamation naming December as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. December is a natural month for this, because of the holidays. More people travel to see family for the holidays. Not all by car, of course, but many do drive. And then there are […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
If your birthday’s in December, you share a birthday month with the Bingo game. That’s right, we’re celebrating Bingo’s Birthday Month all December! (Don’t you wish someone would celebrate your birthday all month?) You do know bingo right? It’s a simple game of chance: All players get their own game cards/boards. Each card […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
With the holidays in full swing, many parents are now in full shopping mode. And some are already in full panic mode. The reason for all this? Their kids want the latest hot toys. And the parents want to see their kids’ faces light up when they get those toys. But in the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
December is a time for family and holiday cheer. Depending on where you live it’s also a time for cold, snow and indoor hibernation. And Buckwheat Month! At least according to the Oldways Whole Grains Council. A few years ago the Council featured a different whole grain each month. December got buckwheat. Is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s almost time again for the Audubon Christmas Bird Count! This citizen science effort counts birds in specific areas (15-mile diameter circles) between December 14 and January 5 every year. And you can be a part of it. Circles have been established in the US and Canada, as well as Mexico, Central America, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Do you wear ties? These days many men wear them only for special occasions. But December is National Tie Month, so break out those ties and wear one every day! Ok, so every day might be unrealistic for many of you. But on days you’re dressing up even a little, add a tie. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This holiday season many lucky pets will be getting presents and treats right alongside their human siblings and parents. But many animals stuck in shelters won’t be so lucky. Most shelters are funded mainly by donations. Through careful budgeting and fundraisers they manage to provide basic care for these lost and abandoned animals. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.