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National Farmers Market Week August 6-12, 2017 

By Michelle Jackson, MiCAFE Network Coordinator   In celebration of the National Farmers Market Week, I searched for resources to better educate myself on farmers market. I was happy to learn that farmers market is an “assembly of farmers or their representatives selling the food that they produced directly to consumers.” I was not aware that the term “local” is defined by each farmers market and it is based on the agriculture of its region. … Continue reading National Farmers Market Week August 6-12, 2017 

Assistance Dog Day

by Ron Tatro, Vice President Did You Hear That? Today is Assistance Dog Day. Many people with disabilities have service dogs. Also, many seniors have assistance dogs or emotional support animals that provide companionship and comfort. Although these dogs are remarkable with their skills and training, it is important to remember that they are not machines and can be affected by loud noises. Whether an animal … Continue reading Assistance Dog Day

People walking by the shoreline

Sauntering Day: Take a Stroll

by Darling Garcia, J.D., L.L.M., Director of Community Services Saunter: v, to walk along in a slow and relaxed manner. Monday, June 19, 2017 is World Sauntering Day. The holiday was created in 1979 by Wilmer T. “Bill” Rabe who grew up in Detroit, Michigan. The holiday is believed to have started at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan where Mr. Rabe worked at … Continue reading Sauntering Day: Take a Stroll

Man and woman jogging.

National Senior Health & Fitness Day

By Jennifer Blanck, MiCAFE Network Coordinator People over the age of 65 are at a higher risk of obesity, heart disease and fall-related injuries.  This is greatly due to the fact that as people age they tend to lose muscle mass, bone density, energy, and flexibility causing them to lead a more sedentary lifestyle.  What many people don’t realize is that they can combat many of these … Continue reading National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Boy laughing with a book in his lap.

What is this Tom Foolery? 

by Kathryn Larlee, J.D., Hotline Attorney April Fools Day is upon us and there are wicked family members, friends, and co-workers plotting pranks. The tradition is for folks to pull harmless jokes on everyone around them. Where does all this Tom Foolery come from anyway? According to Snopes, the custom of pranking “remains shrouded in mystery”.  Some claim that when the calendar changed in 1500 to the … Continue reading What is this Tom Foolery? 

Diabetes medical supplies.

National American Diabetes Association Alert Day

by Michelle Jackson, MiCAFE Network Coordinator National American Diabetes Association Alert Day is observed annually on the 4th Tuesday in March, this day is intended to be a 1-day wake-up call to inform the American public about the seriousness of diabetes, particularly when diabetes is left undiagnosed or untreated. Diabetes affects more than 29 million Americans or about 9 percent of the U.S. population. It’s … Continue reading National American Diabetes Association Alert Day

Puppy sitting on the ground.

National Puppy Day

by Rachael Savoie, Office Manager March 23rd is National Puppy Day. National Puppy Day was founded in 2006 by Celebrity Pet & Home Lifestyle Expert Colleen Paige. Paige is also the founder of many other National Pet Days and has devoted her life to creating special days of recognitions that improve the lives of animals and their people. This day is to celebrate the magic puppies … Continue reading National Puppy Day