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Myra Miller

The thrills at amusement parks

Did you know that amusement parks sprung up way back in the 19th century?
Courtesy of Newspaper Metro, the following are interesting facts and origins of amusement parks, carnivals and fairs.
In fact, historians say that carnivals and local fairs have been around since the Middle Ages. According to History.com, amusement parks, once dubbed “pleasure gardens” and “trolly parks,” sprung up across the United States and Europe in the 19th century.

Myra Miller

Always remember fireworks safety

The Fourth of July holiday is next week. If you choose to enjoy fireworks, do so safely.
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives safety tips when using fireworks.
Outdoor celebrations dominate social schedules each summer. Several of these celebrations coordinate with national holidays or days of national pride and are accompanied by barbecues, parades, picnics, and often fireworks.
Fireworks can add character and excitement to group events. When done well, they can be the focal point of festivities and often mark the culmination of a day of fun.

Myra Miller

How to grill foods safely and healthy

It’s that time of the year to take out the grill. Always make sure your foods are completely cooked. The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives tips to make grilling easy and safe.
People rely on indoor and outdoor grills to prepare foods all year long. Not only can menu items made on the grill taste delicious, but they also may be healthier than foods cooked via other methods. When done correctly, grilling is a versatile way to cook tasty foods relatively quickly.

Myra Miller

How to save money on vacation

Many families take a summer vacation. Sometimes getting away from home can become costly.
After reading the following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, there are affordable ways to take a vacation. By researching, packing light, planning ahead, etc., your vacation can be enjoyable and you will not break the bank.
The following are suggestions on making a getaway more affordable.
Going on vacation often means throwing a little caution to the wind and indulging here and there on purchases or experiences a person wouldn’t normally make at home.

The history of the American flag

Although Flag Day was established as a formal national holiday in 1949, it was not made a federal holiday. Flag Day is only an official holiday in the state of Pennsylvania. This may be fitting because legend holds that Betsy Ross sewed the first flag in Pennsylvania.
Flag Day is recognized on June 14.
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, are facts pertaining to the American flag.

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