Halloween goes back far into history. This celebration dates back to the Celtic festival of Samhain. Though was celebrated on November the first as a marking to the end of summer and harvest to the beginning of darkness and the cold winter. Celtics believed that the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. Releasing those mischievous ghosts who would damage crops and cause trouble. The celebration of Halloween was . . .
The History of Daylight Savings!! In 1784 Benjamin Franklin was said to have invented Day Light Savings Time (DST) . His idea for DST was so that the hours of light could be used more efficiently and save more money out in the long run. Though Benjamin created this idea in 1876 it is an idea of optimizing the sun light as far back as ancient Rome. In 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt instituted the first year around DST. . . .
Wishing You A Happy Labor Day Weekend From Your Humberson Homes Team!! Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New . . .
This year marks the third annul Home & Garden Show at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. Come on down and see what’s available in building, remodeling, decorating, landscaping, crafts, and home-related services. DON’T forget to stop by the Humberson Homes exhibit and learn more on our New Home Construction and Post and Beams style Homes. The show will be Saturday June 21, 2014 beginning at 10 a.m. and Sunday June 22, 2014 beginning at 11 a.m. There is no admission fee . . .
The Continuing Education and Training Division of Garrett College is offering Zumba® Fitness courses. The courses begin May 17, 2014 and continue to June 21, 2014 from 9-10 a.m. This class is suitable for all ages, so grab the family and get in shape for summer!! For more information you can contact Terry Beachy, Northern Outreach Center Coordinator at (301)-895-4700 or via email at [email protected]
Here comes a to-do-list for the weekend – unlike the other HDLs you will like this one! Springs, PA is just a short drive away from Deep Creek Lake. This weekend the Springs Folk Festival will take place. From Saturday to Sunday there will be antique farm equipment demonstrations, sheep shearing, hayrides and music. On your way back to Deep Creek Lake make sure to stop by at Firefly Farms Creamery & Market. They host their Cheese Tasting & Pairing . . .
Garrett County has a plethora of art related events that are coming for our county’s youth. Several classes and workshops are being offered through community partners and businesses. Two classes in particular for your child are Summer Art Camp @J.F.Mazur Fine Art Studio (Jillian 240- 321-9212) and a Young Artist Workshop with Laura Stutzman (Mary Callis 301-387-3082). Both of these are fee based classes. For more information, contact the workshop providers at the numbers given above. Enjoy the summer and . . .