Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Welcome Spring!

Spring is finally here! Time to get back in touch with Mother Nature and tend to our yards and gardens. Here are some helpful tips to help you get started.

The first thing you need to do, if it is a while since you were last out in the garden is to give it a good clean up.
You will want to get rid of any garbage that might have collected and get started on tidying it up a bit.

Be on the look out for any weeds, get rid of them and then try to keep on top of clearing them. You should aim to weed your garden at regular times so that they don't get the chance to establish themselves.

Once we get to around about mid spring you will have to be mowing any lawns on a regular basis. Again aim to set a schedule of doing it weekly or perhaps even more frequently as the weather starts to get warmer.

It can be a good idea to get some spring and summer lawn fertilizer now so that you can help your grass grow. That way you will have a greener lawn to enjoy later in the year.

Now is also the best time to make sure that you have bought any gardening tools that you are going to need. For any that you already have, like shovels and shears, you will want to make sure that they are sharpened and ready to use!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Irish Blessings to all

To all our loyal guests and staff, we share with you an Irish blessing.

May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand. May God be with you and bless you; may you see your children's children. May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings, May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward. May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home and may the hand of a friend always be near. May green be the grass you walk on, May blue be the skies above you, May pure be the joys that surround you, May true be the hearts that love you.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Celebrate St. Patty's Day with us!

No plans yet for St. Patrick's Day? Why not put on your green, grab some friends and swing by Wxyz for a fun filled evening of shenanigans and Gaelic delights! See you there!

Monday, March 12, 2012

March Madness is near

The 2012 NCAA basketball tournament is scheduled to kick off on March 13th, 2012 with the first game of the “First Four” being played in Dayton, Ohio this year. This will be the second year that the First Four has been a part of March Madness, with the 2011 NCAA Tournament hosting the initial First Four play. The second round of March Madness gets started on March 15th and 16th. Regional play gets started on March 22nd and 23rd, 2012 and the Final Four will be played in New Orleans for the fifth time during this season, scheduled for March 31 and April 2nd, 2012.

Come join fellow fans at Wxyz to watch the games!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Remember to Spring Ahead!

Don't forget Sunday is Daylight savings time and we move our clocks ahead by 1 hour!

Daylight Saving Time (United States) begins Sunday, March 11, 2012, 2:00am, and ends Sunday, November 4, 2012, 2:00am.
Except Arizona and Hawaii. Move your clocks ahead 1 hour in spring and back 1 hour in fall ("Spring forward, fall back").

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Today is National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day!

March 6, 2012 is
National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
A Greek writer named Athenaeus recorded the oldest surviving cheesecake recipe. The ancient dessert called for just three ingredients—cheese, honey, and flour. Despite its simplicity, the Greeks believed that cheesecake had special powers. Brides and grooms ate it as wedding cake, and athletes enjoyed it before the first Olympic games in 776 BC!
The cheesecake we know and love today relies heavily on cream cheese, which wasn’t invented until the 1870s. By the early 1900s, cheesecake appeared on almost every restaurant menu in New York City and soon became a nationwide sensation. People love to experiment with interesting cheesecake flavors like piña colada, turtle, pumpkin pecan, crème brûlée, red velvet, and today's reason to celebrate, white chocolate.
To celebrate National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day, bake a delicious white chocolate cheesecake or pick one up from your local bakery!

Monday, March 5, 2012

SPG Better by the Night!

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss! Beloved children's book author and illustrator Dr. Seuss -- Theodor Geisel -- was born on this day in 1904. What are your favorite memories or published works by Dr. Seuss? The Cat in the Hat? Green Eggs and Ham?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

National Cherry Blossom Festival - March 20-April 27, 2012

Come join the Centennial Celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC. 100 years of the gift of trees.

A once in a lifetime event!