Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
Summertime often means, "It is time to grill outdoors." If you are one of those who believe that everything tastes better when grilled, be sure to take a look at safe grilling hints from the Home Safety Council below.
National Blueberry Month. July 1–31. To celebrate the peak month for fresh blueberries. For more information, browse www.blueberry.org.
National Grilling Month. July 1–31. Get out your grill, dust it off and get ready for summer fun. Cooking by grilling is fun and the aromas of foods being grilled can't be beat. So grab your grill and shall I say it? Get to grillin'. Have fun but grill safely. For grilling safe information browse, http://www.homesafetycouncil.org/safety_guide/sg_backyard_w004.aspx
National Horseradish Month. July 1–31. This 3,000-year-old plant has been used as an aphrodisiac, a treatment for rheumatism, a bitter herb for Passover Seders and an accompaniment to many foods. It’s an ingredient prized for its medicinal and gastronomic qualities. For more information, browse www.horseradish.org.
National Recreation and Parks Month. July 1–31. To showcase and invite participation in healthy lifestyles for livable communities. Are you planning a family outing? Plan on using your local park, but first check the rules. For more information, browse www.nrpa.org.
Tour de France. July 6–29. Cycling’s best compete for more than 3,427 kilometers in 20 stages in the country of France. For more information, browse www.letour.fr.
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) Education and Awareness Week. July 18–25. More than 12 million Americans have severe leg pains called Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), and this education and awareness week calls attention to treatments and diagnosis. For more information, browse www.ppsinc.org.
Declaration of Independence Day. July 4. This is the day Americans celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. For more information, browse http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/declaration.html
Celebrating the 159th Anniversary of the Birth of the Women's Right Movement July 19-20. For more information browse http://www.legacy98.org/move-hist.html