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  • August 2015 star charts
    Astronomical events of interest for August 2015
    The month of August is named after Augustus the first emperor of Rome. He named the month after himself in 8BC.Moon:Closest to Earth: August 2 (225,023 miles – Super-sized Moon)Last Quarter Moon: August 6New Moon: August 14Farthest from...
  • Sandals Ochi Beach Resort
    The Sandals Experience – Can one drink TOO much?
    Cashing in my 401k, adding probably another 10 years to my retirement date to jet out to Jamaica was a decision many people think was foolish and unwise. But to me, those people are uninteresting and quite repetitive. If only they would take as...
  • Weekend Guide July 30, 2015
    Weekend Guide July 30, 2015
    The South Bay hosts an astounding variety of special events and activities year round! The South Bay by Jackie Weekend Guide offers comprehensive coverage of the greater South Bay area. The Weekend Guide is updated every Thursday morning so be...
  • Butterfly
    The Butterfly House hosts Paper Kite Butterfly Festivals in August
    Among the myriad of things to do with kids in St. Louis, The Paper Kite Butterfly Festival at The Butterfly House is a must-have on the summer itinerary. Every Sunday in August, visitors will find tons of fun and educational activities for kids as...
  • Millennium Park
    End of summer bucket-list
    With only a week away from August, kids going back to school, and football training camp almost upon us, this canofficially be calledthe end of summer.Does anyone else feel that thesummer is flying by too quickly? The Chicagoland area has always...
  • Five reasons Oregon is the best state to cycle tour in the U.S.
    Five reasons Oregon is the best state to cycle tour in the U.S.
    Oregon knows the economic impact of cycling and places bicycling at the forefront of its tourism planning. As a result, the state has created a well-designed network of cycling touring routes that makes planning a trip in Oregon simple. Coupled...
  • South Bay Weekend Guide for July 23, 2015
    South Bay Weekend Guide for July 23, 2015
    The Special Olympics are about to get underway and our new friends from around the globe will be departing our South Bay Host Towns after a few days of getting to ‘live like locals’. The two final community events take place tonight...
  • Girl Scout Troop 499 gets to meet a wolf
    Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary Summerfest 2015 Brings Families and Nature Together
    It was definitely summer in Southern California at the sixth annual Tucker Wildlife Summerfest. During this warm and humid, but beautiful weekend, the public came to enjoy a mixture of nature programs, children's activities, fine arts and...
  • Animal Lovers
    2015 Chicagoland critter events
    There are many great animal events lined up in the Chicagoland area throughout2015.Whether looking to spend time outdoors, quality time with pets, or starting a new hobby, here are some awesome animal things scheduled for the year.The 2nd Annual...
  • South Bay By Jackie-Weekend Guide July 2, 2015
    South Bay By Jackie-Weekend Guide July 2, 2015
    The South Bay hosts an astounding variety of special events and activities year round! The South Bay by Jackie Weekend Guide offers concise, yet extensive, coverage of the greater South Bay area. The Weekend Guide is updated every Thursday morning...
  • Glock 30S and 19
    DeSantis Invader: Redefines the hybrid holster
    A common joke among gun owners who carry is that they typically have a box full of different holsters for each handgun and that most of them were tried and not used. When a shooter finds the type he likes, he tends to stick with that one.In our...
  • German RV Manufacturer Morelo clocks up its 750th luxury motorhome
    German RV manufacturer Morelo clocks up its 750th luxury motorhome
    Morelo, a fledgling luxury motorhome manufacturer located in Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany, clocked up a major milestone last week when the 750th Morelo motorhome rolled off its Schlüsselfeld-based production line. This is not only an...
  • Chicago Festivals
    Chicagoland 2015 summer festivals
    Long ago in times past,a festival in Chicago that stood out was"ChicagoFest" taking place 1978 - 1983 at Navy Pier. Definitely ageneration to remember, offond memories andstages lined up along the lake front. This festivalthere...
  • July 1, 2015 full moon sky chart
    July’s two full moons names and observing notes 2015
    This month we have two full moons. The first full moon is most commonly known as the Summer Moon. It is also known as the Buck Moon, Thunder Moon, Hay Moon, and Mead Moon. Mead is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented honey and water and is...
  • Wizard of Oz Festival
    There’s no place like the Wizard of Oz Festival for family fun
    Wizard of Oz fans are in for a treat when they take a real-life journey into the magical land of Oz, sometimes known as Mapleton, IL. The Wizard of Oz Festival is gearing up for its fourth year of delighting fans of the classic film and this is...
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