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What July 4 means

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The Fourth of July means different things to everyone. For Brian, who is inherently distrustful of fireworks, the holiday is for grilling out and enjoying the musical stylings of America’s greatest rock and roll band.

And while I certainly love a good cookout, for me, the holiday really centers on blowing stuff up.

For the nerdier more scientific among you, the above video features John A. Conkling, Ph.D., author of “The Chemistry of Pyrotechnics, Basic Principles and Theory.” Here, he outlines the chemistry behind our favorite rockets.

And that’s what’s so wonderful about today, and what’s so worth celebrating. We have the freedom to celebrate our independence in whatever way we choose. Brian gets his Van Halen, I get my Roman candles.

So, however you celebrate today, please have a safe and happy holiday. We’ll be back tomorrow with our regularly scheduled programming.


July 4th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

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A Christmas gift for your birthday

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You always hear that it’s no fun to have a birthday around Christmas because you get cheated when it comes to gifts. Well, don’t tell that to Barbara Hoefler. According to, R&S Landscaping wanted to reward one of its first customers with a holiday treat.

Barbara Hoefler of Glen Rock wants to mark the occasion of her upcoming 70th birthday in a big way and R&S Landscaping is giving her a chance to do just that. The company, upon learning about its longtime customer’s milestone birthday, surprised her with a free holiday lighting package designed specifically for her home.

She and her husband Fred will have an opportunity to show off the holiday lighting display on Monday, Jan. 2, when friends and family visit the house for a birthday celebration.

You can read the full article here. This sounds like a great idea on how to reward a loyal customer (and a great way to get some free publicity!) So, what do you do to show your customers they are appreciated?



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December 5th, 2011 at 8:42 pm