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August 13, 2016

Today we celebrate:

Celebrate Your Lakes Day - This is a day created by the New Hampshire State Senate in 1995, to be celebrated on the second Saturday in August, to recognize the significance of New Hampshire lakes and ponds as a vital natural resource. They stress the importance of maintaining the quality of the water so it can be enjoyed for years and years to come.

National Garage Sale Day – On the second Saturday of August every year, we celebrate this great way of cleaning out things you don't use anymore from your house. One person’s trash is another person's treasure, after all. And instead of filling our landfills, why not let someone else get some use out of the stuff you no longer need.

Tish B'Av – This is an annual fast day in Judaism that commemorates the destruction of the First Temple and the Second Temple in Jerusalem. The second was destroyed 655 years after the first, but on the same Hebrew calendar date. The fast begins at sundown.

International Lefthander's Day – Created by Lefthanders International and first celebrated on this day in 1976, this is a day to spread awareness of the difficulties left-handers face in a mostly right-handed world. My son is left-handed so I'm a little more aware of those issues now than I was as a right-handed kid growing up in a right-handed family. Most tools are made for right-handers and even sitting at a table for a meal can be an issue when you start bumping elbows.

National Filet Mignon Day – Cooked well, filet mignon is tender and juicy and delicious. As long as you're not a vegetarian, that is.

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