Entries by Andrea

Emerald Ash Borer

This emerald, metallic- looking beetle has become a nightmare for Ash Trees all over the United States. The beetle originated in Eastern Russia, Northern China, Japan, and Korea. By accident, it arrived in the United States stowed away on cargo imported from Asia. The Emerald Ash Borer causes ash trees to lose 30-50% of their […]

Made in America!

239 years ago from this Saturday, the Declaration of Independence was signed, declaring America’s independence from Great Britain. Since then we have accomplished so much and have gone from a nation of 13 colonies to a nation of 50 states. America is all about being proud and working hard to achieve success. National Band and […]

National Safety Month – Part 2

The National Safety Council uses June to observe National Safety Month, which focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes and communities. Last week we discussed how using colored aluminum tags can help label dangerous areas in the workplace. This week we want to focus […]

National Safety Month – Part 1

The month of June is recognized as National Safety Month with the focus being on reducing injuries at work, in our homes, on the road and in our communities. The National Safety Council has been the leading advocate on safety for over 100 years. According to NSC there are nearly eleven American worker fatalities on […]

How much do you love your pet?

Happy Pet Appreciation Week! Every year the first full week of June is Pet Appreciation Week (June 7-13, 2015) dedicated to your beloved pets! A pet is so much more than just an animal, they are a symbol of companionship, love and happiness. Some people even consider their pet to be a family member! So […]

National Dairy Month

The month of June is dedicated to the hard working dairy farmers all over the country that produce one of America’s most valued items: Milk. Milk is produced in all 50 states of America and the farm value of milk production is second only to beef among livestock. Most everyone in the world consumes dairy […]

Sea Turtle Conservation

The Endangered Species Act states that all six species of sea turtles living in U.S. waters are either endangered or threatened and need to be protected. Sea turtle season is upon us as the weather starts to warm up and sea turtles start to nest. Peak nesting times are from June to July and one […]

National Electrical Safety Month

May is National Electrical Safety Month! This month is used to bring awareness to electrical safety and was started by Electrical Safety Foundation International (EMSI), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting electrical safety for at home and in the workplace. According to EMSI, “Electricity ranks sixth among all causes of occupational injury in the United […]