fourth of july

4 Explosive Facts About July 4th

Posted on 07/4/2013 by |In Other News . . . | Comments

Bulletin TodayWhat’s not to like about the Fourth of July? For most of us, it’s a holiday, meaning that it’s a day of play instead of a day of work. And then there’s all the fun stuff associated with Independence Day: fireworks, parades, picnics and barbecues, fairs, carnivals, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies. What other day of the year has all that? >> Healthy Fourth of July Recipes Unfortunately, however, there are a few less-than-dandy things …

Grannies on Safari: Why the Fourth of July Matters

Posted on 07/6/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

TravelIt’s so much easier to talk about all the things our country does wrong, to focus on the wars we are in and to obsess about the economy. But when I traveled to New York City last week with my friend who is from Peru and who had always wanted to see the Statue of Liberty, it became clear to me that we are indeed a nation of people who should stop and take time to think about what our …

Where ya headed this weekend?

Posted on 07/2/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

TravelAccording to several news stories, including this one from USA Today, many Americans are hitting the road this weekend! AAA projects that about 34.9 million people are venturing at least 50 miles from home, up 17% from 2009! They also project that 90 percent of those traveling will be traveling by car. The uptick in travel can be attributed to people feeling more confident about their personal finances than they did a year ago – and having probably taken some …