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Facts You Might Not Know About August
he Romans named this month after the first Roman
Emperor Augustus, who ruled from 27 B.C. until his
death in A.D. 14.
Bolt, James Corden, Sean Connery, Macaulay Culkin,
Tony Bennett, Barack Obama, Louis Walsh, Geri Halliwell,
Barbara Windsor, Richard Gere and Halle Berry.
The birthstones for August are the Peridot and the
Sardonyx. Peridot is green and among the oldest known
gemstones. The lesser-known Sardonyx, is a white and
brown-banded gemstone once believed to have mystical
On August 24th in 79 A.D., the volcano Mount Vesuvius
erupted, destroying the city of Pompeii.
The month flowers are the Poppy and Gladiolus. The
name of the vertical-growing gladiolus comes from the
Latin word "gladius" which means "a sword".
The month of August is often referred to as the "dog days
of summer" but not because of pet pooches. It has to do
with the star Sirius, also known as the dog star, which rose
at the same time as sunrise during the month of August
in ancient Roman times.
People born in August fall under the sun zodiac signs of
Leo and Virgo. Leos are known to be dramatic, creative
and outgoing. Virgos have acute attention to detail and
are the people most likely to dedicate themselves to
serving. They also are loyal, hardworking and analytical.
Some famous people born in August include Martin
Sheen, Dustin Hoffman, Whitney Houston, Kylie Jenner,
Chris Hemsworth, Alan Shearer, Jennifer Lawrence,
Robert DeNiro, Robert Redford, David Walliams, Usain
Tasty Dates
to Remember!
August 3rd
National Watermelon Day
August 10th
National S'mores Day
August 30th
National Toasted Marshmallow Day
Civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have
a Dream" speech was delivered on August 28, 1963.
August 13th is International
Left-Handers Day!
International Left-Handers Day is a day to bring attention
to the struggles which lefties face daily in a right-handed
society. Ten percent of people are left-handed according
to a report by Scientific American. Geniuses are more likely
to be left-handed—20% of the top scoring SAT takers
are left-handed. In 2013, 31% of Major League Baseball
pitchers were left-handed. Of the last five Presidents, three
were lefties— Obama, Clinton, and Bush Sr.
Some other well-known lefties are: Albert
Einstein, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Bill
Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, and Leonardo
da Vinci.
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Coming to Theatres this Month...
Nine Lives - August 5th
This is the story of a stuffy businessman, Tom Brand, who finds himself trapped inside the body of his
family's cat. He begins to experience what life is truly like for the family pet, and as a cat, Tom begins
to see his family and his life through a new and unexpected perspective. If any hope exists of returning
to his family as the husband and father they deserve, Tom will have to learn why he has been placed
in this peculiar situation and the great lengths he must go to earn back his human existence.
Pete's Dragon - August 12th
For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon
that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace, who works as a forest
ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete. Pete is a mysterious 10-yearold with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named
Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s
stories. With the help of Natalie, an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack owns the local lumber mill, Grace
sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.
Ben Hur - August 19th
This is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother
Messala, an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the
woman he loves, Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to
seek revenge, but finds redemption.
Kubo and the Two Strings - August 19th
Clever, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town. But
his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past, which
storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces
with Monkey and Beetle, and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery
of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. Kubo must unlock the
secret of his legacy, reunite his family and fulfill his heroic destiny. With the help of his shamisen—a
magical musical instrument—Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King
and the evil twin Sisters.
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Shopping Tips
Save Time and Money!
ummer is all about having fun, enjoying the sun and taking vacations! To do all of these great things, it
is nice to have a little extra spending money in your pockets. Here are some essential grocery shopping
tips you can use this summer to minimize your food expenses and maximize your ability to do the things
you truly enjoy.
Drink Water: Staying hydrated not only keeps you
cool and comfortable, but also is cost-effective!
Since pricy sugary sodas and juices actually
dehydrate the body, there’s no better time
to stick to drinking water. You will feel
better while saving some cash!
Keep Track of How Much Food You
Buy: Did you know that studies show
that people actually eat less during the
summertime? For one,
we spend less time
sitting around the
house where snacking
is all too easy. Also,
people tend to be
more conscious about
their figures during the
bathing suit season. Don’t
waste your money by overshopping at the grocery store!
Go with the Season: Buying foods that are in
season is the cheapest, freshest and most delicious
way to go. Summer produce to look for includes
cherries, blueberries, tomatoes, peaches and green
Make Your Own Snacks: Instead of wasting
money on store-bought popsicles and ice cream,
Try This Simple Banana Smoothie!
3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup apple juice
1 tablespoon honey, or to taste
2 ripe bananas
1 teaspoon milk, or to taste
4 ice cubes
Blend yogurt, apple juice,
honey, bananas, milk and
ice cubes in a blender until
try making homemade frozen treats. Did you
know that pureeing a half pint of strawberries,
honey and some lemonade can be frozen into a
delicious, healthy snack? This is the ideal poolside
or beachside summer cooler!
Clip Coupons: Summer
specials will be at nearly
every grocery store this is smart to take
advantage of this!
The most important thing
to do this summer is to enjoy it.
Hopefully, these summer grocery shopping
tips will make it easier for you to do so!
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Protect Your Skin!
Nobody’s perfect, and a sunburn can happen. But it’s important to take it seriously and
stop it from happening again. Your risk for melanoma doubles if you’ve had more than
five sunburns!
1. Act Fast to Cool It Down
If you’re near a cold pool, lake or ocean, take a quick
dip to cool your skin, but only for a few seconds so
you don’t prolong your exposure. Then cover up and
get out of the sun immediately. Continue to cool
the burn with cold compresses, but don’t apply ice
directly to the sunburn. Take a cool shower or bath,
but not for too long because they can be drying.
Avoid harsh soap, which might irritate the skin
even more.
2. Moisturize While Skin Is Damp
While skin is still damp,
use a gentle moisturizing
lotion (do not use
petroleum or oil-based
ointments, which may
trap the heat and make
the burn worse). Repeat
to keep burned or peeling
skin moist over the next
few days.
3. Decrease the Inflammation
At the first sign of sunburn, taking a nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), such as ibuprofen,
naproxen or aspirin, which can help with discomfort
and inflammation. You can continue with the
NSAIDs as directed until the burn feels better. You
can also use a 1% over-the-counter cortisone cream
for a few days to help calm redness and swelling.
Aloe vera may also soothe mild burns and is
generally considered safe.
4. Replenish Your Fluids
Burns draw fluid to the skin’s surface
and away from the rest of the body,
so you may become dehydrated.
While your skin heals, it’s important
to rehydrate immediately by drinking
extra liquids, including water and
sports drinks, which help to replenish
5. See a Doctor If…
You should seek medical help if you or a child has
severe blistering over a large portion of the body,
has a fever and chills, or is woozy or confused.
Don’t scratch or pop blisters, which can lead to
infection. Signs of infection include red streaks or
oozing pus.
Bottom Line: Your skin will heal, but
real damage has been done. Repeat
sunburns put you at a substantial risk
for skin cancer and premature skin
aging. Review the guidelines in The
Skin Cancer Foundation’s Prevention
Handbook. Remember how bad
this sunburn felt, then commit to
protecting yourself from the sun
every day, all year long.
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