First Day of Spring, DMV Style !!

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  2. Put out your birdfeeders and start leaving snacks for other animals such as squirrels, rabbits, ducks, and deer.
  3. Start taking walks. It’s good for your circulation, and it also gives you a chance to step outside and enjoy the warmer days.
  4. Keep a steady bouquet of fresh flowers in your kitchen at all times. It will remind you to bring spring indoors, too!
  5. Start your spring cleaning. Before it gets too nice outside to be indoors, now is the perfect time to clean out your cupboards and your garage and finish up your spring cleaning. Consider donating any unused or unwanted items to charity, including unwanted cars, trucks, SUVs, RVs, boats, or motorcycles. These can be donated to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish.
  6. Organize your home. Get all your big chores out of the way before the warm weather and sunny skies are in full force.
  7. On the first day of spring, plan a fun family activity to celebrate the new season. Take a walk, go out to dinner, or simply watch the rain fall, but do what you can to appreciate the first day of spring!


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Black History


Diversity is our history.

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Think about it!


Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. Robert Kennedy

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Martin Luther King Jr Holiday

 Martin Luther KingJr.: The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice

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Traits of a Good Leader

Personality Traits


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1. Self-motivated: 

Motivated leaders desire to achieve above and beyond expectations.

This comes from their passion, pride and desire to become better and the motivation to do things better than everyone else.

To succeed as a leader, you need to be motivated, and no one else can do that for you except your self.

Nothing will work unless you do. – Maya Angelou

Related: Traits of a Motivated Leader

2. Standards:

Leaders hold them selves and the people around them to a higher standard than most, both on a personal and professional level.

Leaders understand that in order to achieve higher standards, they need to have strong values, hold themselves accountable for their words/actions and never make excuses.

Remember you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.

3. Confidence:

Unfortunately, confidence can be one of those things you either have or don’t have, but I believe that it can be practiced and learned.

Confidence has to do with your inner perception of your ability to fulfill a particular role and is built through your experiences and dealings during your life.

To build your confidence you need to be open to new experiences and be willing to fail or you’ll never grow and find the strength needed to push the limits of what you’re capable of.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. – Eleanor Roosevelt

4. Optimism & Positivity:

Where others might think a project or task is too difficult, leaders face those challenges with energy and positivity.

Positivity is contagious, so be sure to focus on your attitude and understand you set the tone for your business and the people around you.

Related: 7 Things Remarkable Happy People Do Often

5. Accountable: 

Being accountable means that you accept responsibility for the outcomes expected of you, both good and bad.

You don’t blame others. And you don’t blame things that were out of your control.

Until you take responsibility, you are a victim. And being a victim is the exact opposite of being a leader.

Great leaders take initiative to influence the outcome and take responsibility for the results.

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World Teacher Day!

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Thank a teacher!

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Remember Labor Day

Why Congress Made Labor Day a National



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Nowadays, many think of the Labor Day holiday in the U.S., which falls on the first Monday in September, as a day for cookouts or shopping deals. But its origins date back to two gatherings of another, more politically motivated sort.

One was a “monster labor festival” featuring of a parade of unions and accompanying picnic, which took place on Sept. 5, 1882, in a New York City park. That gathering is thought to have attracted as many as 10,000 marchers, according to Linda Stinson, a former Department of Labor historian. They listened to speeches in support of workers’ rights, and — in lighthearted activities more in the spirit of what goes on today — people drank beer, danced and set off fireworks.

The other event was a darker one. On May 11, 1894, in a company town outside Chicago, employees of the railway sleeping car mastermind George Pullman went on strike when their wages didn’t go up after the economy tanked. In a show of solidarity, the American Railway Union — said to have boasted 150,000 members at the time and led by famous socialist Eugene Debs — refused to operate Pullman train cars, snarling mail delivery and prompting President Grover Cleveland to send in federal troops to break up the strike. Rioting and arson broke out, and it evolved into what’s now considered one of the bloodiest episodes in American labor history.

A national Labor Day holiday was declared within months.

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Eid Mubarak 2017

What is Eid ul-Adha?

Eid ul-Adha (also spelled Eid al-Adha) is the second and most holy Eid of the Islamic year.

Also known as “the feast of the sacrifice”, it celebrates the Prophet Ibrahim, who was commanded by God to sacrifice his only son.

Satan tried to tempt Ibrahim as he prepared to commit the deed, but the prophet drove the devil away by throwing stones at him.

As he prepared to slit his son’s throat, God replaced the boy with a ram. Ibrahim had passed the test of his faith.

In honour of Ibrahim, Muslims sacrifice cows, goats, lambs and other animals on Eid ul-Adha – or Greater Eid – in the name of God.

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Testing Center Closure 1-4 July, 2017




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Happy 4th of July

       BE SAFE!


My flag touched the ground. Do I need to destroy it?

No. You should, of course, try to avoid having the flag touch the ground. But if it does, you should correct the situation immediately. If the flag has been dirtied, you should clean it by hand with a mild soap solution and dry it well before returning it to use.

My flag is old and ready to be retired. What should I do?

Section 8k of the Flag Code states, “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” You can contact your local VFW Chapter and ask them for help properly disposing of your flag. Consider providing a small donation to them for their assistance. Or you can contact your local Elks Lodge (who created the idea of Flag Day, established officially by President Truman, himself a member of the Elks), the American Legion, or the Knights of Columbus. Some Boy Scout and Girl Scout troups also can provide this service.

See Flag Retirement Service and Ceremony

In earlier times, most American flags were made of cotton or wool. But today’s flags are often nylon or other petroleum-based materials. Burning them can release hazardous gases, including formaldehydes, ammonia, carbon monoxide, and traces of hydrogen cyanide into the air. In some states, it is even illegal to burn nylon, so adhering to the Flag Code puts you in direct violation of the law. Burning is preferred for cotton and wool flags. Nylon and flags made from other synthetics can be buried.

Modern flag retirement ceremonies, often held annually on Flag Day, sometimes feature the symbolic burning of a single flag (cotton or wool) and the burial of the others. This is both safe and respectful.

American Flag Recycling: A group advocating recycling nylon flags

When was the Flag Code established?

On June 22, 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Federal Flag Code, which led to Congressional enactment on December 22, 1942.

Periodically the Flag Code has been updated and amended.


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