Thursday, May 03, 2012
Thelma & Louise
Super Moon Saturday
On May 5th at 11:34 pm Eastern Daylight Time when the Moon reaches perigee the Moon will line up with Earth and the sun to become brilliantly full. Full Moons vary in size because of the oval shape of the Moon's orbit. The Moon follows an elliptical path around Earth with one side ("perigee") about 50,000 km closer than the other ("apogee"). Full Moons that occur on the perigee side of the Moon's orbit seem extra big and bright.
Super perigee Moons are actually fairly common. The Moon becomes full within a few hours of its closest approach to Earth about once a year on average. The last such coincidence occurred on March 19th, 2011, producing a full Moon that was almost 400 km closer than this one.
DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE NEWS RELEASE
Tractors, combines and planters often travel along the state’s highways this time of the year, moving from field to field or barn to field.
“This is a busy and active time of the year for Delaware farmers,” Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee said. “Farmers are extremely cautious and careful on the roads, and I urge motorists to do the same by driving carefully and being on alert.”
3rd Wave Brewing Co. May Be Coming To Delmar
Survivor One World - Voting Kat Off
The Apartment Move
We had an excellent meal at the Shanty Grill http://shantygrill.com/ in Ellicott City. Going in to it we noticed the marquee outside of it said "Voted The Best Crab Cakes In Howard County" sort of made us snicker, like Howard County is known for crab cakes. Well it was the best food we have had in a while. I had the Crab Cake Cordon Bleu (Jumbo lump crab cake, ham and swiss cheese baked in a puff pastry shell. Served with sweet honey mustard glaze) it was excellent. I am not a crab cake fan but with the addition of ham and cheese and the pasty shell it made the crab cake. My wife had the Fried Oysters and she said they were done correctly and not over cooked. My daughter had the Chesapeake Seafood Steamer (Mussels, Jonah crab claws, clams, shrimp, spinach & potatoes in a lemon garlic broth) also done well. They know how to cook seafood. I enjoyed the food too much to do my usual thing of going back to the kitchen and asking if the seafood came from the United States or China.
Handicap Sidewalk Corners
Recently an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) curb ramp was installed on the corner of First and Jewell. It is part of the street renovation work being done. An interesting effect has shown itself with the recent rains. As the water backs up in the street now not only is the street flooded but the sidewalk is now flooded over. We didn't have that problem before, when ADA was not a part of my life. Another government improvement that is lowering the quality of my life.
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Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Post-It-Notes The Sucker Scam For Used Books Sales
Congratulations to Samantha K. Parsons
The following high school seniors were chosen for the scholarship:
—Rebecca J. Carroll of Indian River High School, Frankford
—Katie Daniels of Polytech High School Kent County, Smyrna
—Marissa C. Leslie of Sussex Technical High School, Millsboro
—Samantha K. Parsons of Delmar High School, Delmar
—Sara R. Remmell of Cab Calloway School of the Arts, Newark
Each student will receive a $5,000 scholarship, assistance preparing for and choosing a college, and access to the foundation's website in order to manage the scholarship.
The students were chosen because of their service to the community and for overcoming obstacles to reach academic success.
For more information, visit www.horatioalger.org.