Welcome Summer! June 21, 2018

Did you know…

Thursday, June 21 marks the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the first day of summer and the longest day of the year.

On June 21, at the equator, there will be 12 hours of daylight. At the North Pole, there will be 24 hours of daylight, while at the South Pole, there will be 24 hours of darkness.

Aside from the sun, the brightest star in the sky is Sirius — also know as the Dog Star. It’s so bright that ancient Romans thought the star helped heat the earth when Sirius rose and set with the sun. They surmised that this accounted for the hottest days of summer in July and August. Hence, these days were the “dog days of summer.”

Related Articles

"Rainy days seem to wind up sunny, long as you got a little spending money." Jimmy Buffett. Retail Sales were on the damp side in August, rising at their smallest level since February. Retail Sales disappointed in August, up just 0.1 percent from July. However, July's figure was revised higher…
Read More

"There's no thrill like throwing a touchdown pass." Joe Montana. The labor sector scored in August with solid numbers on job and wage growth. U.S. employers hired 201,000 new workers in August, above the 187,000 expected, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. However, June and July were revised lower by…
Read More

Wi-Fi can be slow for many reasons. Here are some tips for checking your Wi-Fi device or placing it properly to ensure the best signal. Restart your router occasionally. Much like rebooting a mobile device, routers need to be refreshed too. Ask your service provider to evaluate your home signal level. SpeedTest can…
Read More

Happy Labor Day Aug 29 2018

Did you know? The first “labor day” assembly in America was held September 5, 1882, when roughly 10,000 working people marched in New York City to urge labor law reforms. Labor Day became a national holiday in 1894. Nearly 50% of Americans work remotely at least some of the time.…
Read More