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Battle of Fort McHenry

The Battle of Fort McHenry was fought over a 3 day span, September 12th - 14th, 1812.  American soldiers successfully defended the fort and Baltimore from British attack during the War of 1812.  Francis Scott Key observed the action from the deck of a British ship where he was being held.

Upgrades in Jasmine

Changes have come and are still coming to our Jasmine Digital Library collection.  When searching for ebooks for children and teens, there is a quicker way to get results.

Power Tools for Caregivers

Today is the last day to sign up for Power Tools for Caregivers  class that The Ark will be conducting at the McMahan Headquarters in St. George beginning September 11th.  The 5 pm class is almost full.  There are still spaces available for the 1pm class, which needs 3 more participants for that class to run.

Mental Stimulation

I'm one of the aging baby boomers that are nearing retirement.  My family watched Alzheimer's erode my mother's brain and change her into someone her family didn't know.  So our great fear, mine and my sister's, is that we will be stricken with it like our mother.  So we have been reading about it and doing what we can to make sure that doesn't happen [hopefully].

Fall = FOOTBALL!!!!!

What beautiful weather we've had the last few days.  The temp's been down in the 80s; not typical for August in the South.  The past two mornings have been heaven -- cool and crisp with a hint of fall in the air.

TED Talks

My husband is a huge fan of TED Talks videos.  TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

Love to Travel!

I love visiting new places!  My travel destinations have all been within the United States but some day I hope to travel abroad.

Caring for Others

Studies have shown that individuals caring for a chronically ill person at home are at risk.  The stress and strain of the responsibility can cause serious health issues for the caregiver.


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