Out of a Clear Blue Sky

Pop culture for this day in 1979 said it all: Moonraker was the #1 film in the country and “Rock the Boat” held the top spot on the Billboard chart. The boat was certainly about to be rocked, and – yes – it came from the sky. On July 11, 1979 Skylab crashed to the…

Bear With Us

It’s July 10th and that means that it’s also a day to observe the cultural customs of Ursus Theodorus. (In other words, it’s Teddy Bear Picnic Day.) You probably remember that upbeat little ditty: not only was it merrily cranked out by countless music boxes and toddler toys, it was also featured as background music…

Where It’s @

Shift. Then the number 2. It’s a keyboard combination that we all type with some frequency. And it’s also one that most of us used very little until the last two decades; before email, we just didn’t pay all that much attention to @. So we wondered (don’t we always?) why that little A in the…

Cool it!

That’s likely a rather unnecessary order, as you’ve probably been soaking up the air conditioning for at least the past week. We certainly have been! And although cool air on command in a wonderful thing, you might not realize how very revolutionary the invention of air conditioning actually was. Before Willis Carrier invented the first air…

SUSQUEHANNA COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL

Several students from Susquehanna Community High School had the opportunity to visit London, Oxford and Stratford from June 17th to the 23rd.  The students were  Nicole Barnes, Abby Burdick, Kasey Burdick, and Tyler Petriello.  They traveled with Mrs. Weiss and were part of an EF Tour.  Highlights included Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, the London Eye,…

WESTERN WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL

Timothy Lescinski, who will enter be a junior at Western Wayne High School in the fall, captured first place in the nation at the annual National Leadership Conference of the Future Business Leaders of America at Anaheim, California Tim competed against more than 120 members from across the country in his event, FBLA Principles &…

4th of July

Are you ready for some noise? We are! We’re also looking forward to some BBQ and time with friends and family. Our office will be closed Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. And that got us wondering about early Independence Day celebrations. When was the first? And how do all those fireworks (and…