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Asia Facing Christmas Tree Shortage

SEATTLE: A slowdown at a busy Washington state port amid a labour dispute could mean that thousands of Christmas trees grown in the Pacific Northwest will not be shipped in time to meet holiday demand in Asia, industry officials said on Monday.

Some 8 million to 10 million evergreen trees grown in Washington state and Oregon are sold as Christmas trees each year, many destined for markets in Asia, Canada and Mexico, said Bryan Ostlund, executive director of the Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association.

Trees that should have already left the Port of Tacoma for cities like Hong Kong and Tokyo have been languishing in shipping containers for about two weeks, he said. The ocean voyage from Washington state to Asia takes about 23 days.

“Trees are a perishable commodity, so the clock is ticking,” Ostlund said, adding Tacoma was the primary port for tree shipments.


November 20

National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

"This is the best recipe for creamy and delicious peanut butter fudge I have ever used. It is great for sharing at work." http://allrecipes.com/recipe/easiest-peanut-butter-fudge/

Great American Smokeout

The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting — even for one day — smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet about 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes — a bit under 1 in every 5 adults. As of 2012, there were also 13.4 million cigar smokers in the US, and 2.3 million who smoke tobacco in pipes — other dangerous and addictive forms of tobacco. http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/greatamericansmokeout/index?gclid=CO3jnbLkiMICFeRzMgodQEwAsg

Name Your PC Day
Mine is named "Sherman" what is yours?

Universal Children's Day
By resolution 836(IX) of 14 December 1954, the General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children's Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. It recommended that the Day was to be observed also as a day of activity devoted to promoting the ideals and objectives of the Charter and the welfare of the children of the world. The Assembly suggested to governments that the Day be observed on the date and in the way which each considers appropriate. The date 20 November, marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989. http://www.un.org/en/events/childrenday/

Use Less Stuff Day http://www.use-less-stuff.com

In other news from Ferguson

Northern Lights “Holidays Around the World”

Ferguson’s Annual Holiday Celebration! This year’s theme is “Holidays Around the World.” The holiday market is open from 2 – 7 p.m. with specialty food and gift vendors to start your holiday shopping. The lighted holiday parade will begin on Florissant Road at 5:00 p.m. traveling south. After the parade, head back to the market for free cookies and hot chocolate. The tree lighting and parade awards ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Santa has promised to make an appearance at the market after the parade!


  November 19

Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day

National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day acknowledges the importance Americans place on their sweetened, caffeinated soda pop. http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1062398

American Made Matters Day

Equal Opportunity Day

At the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery in southern Pennsylvania on November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. This 270-word speech is considered one of the greatest in American history, though it didn't receive much attention at the time. Equal Opportunity Day is observed at Gettysburg National Cemetery each year, where ceremonies commemorating Lincoln's address are held under the sponsorship of the Sons of Union Veterans and the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania. Sometimes this day is referred to as Gettysburg Address Day . http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Equal+Opportunity+Day

GIS Day (Geographic Information Systems)

Have A Bad Day Day

International Men's Day

National Educational Support Professionals Day

Rocky and Bullwinkle Day

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

World Toilet Day.

19 November is a special day for the World Toilet Organization, for a few reasons. The World Toilet Organization was founded on 19 November 2001 and the inaugural World Toilet Summit was held on the same day in Singapore.
As it was the first global summit of its kind, it was decided that an international day to cherish and celebrate toilets was needed. With the aim to draw global attention to the sanitation crisis, World Toilet Day was established.
Its genesis was met with mixed reactions – amusement, ridicule, laughter and support – yet World Toilet Day continues to promote discourse and debate on toilets and sanitation. http://worldtoilet.org

November 18

National Vichyssoise Day

Pronounced "vee-shay-swah," this silky potato and leek soup is traditionally served chilled, but it is equally delicious when hot. http://www.food.com/recipe/vichyssoise-373757

European Antibiotic Awareness Day

Married To A Scorpio Support Day

National Entrepreneurship Day

Mickey Mouse Day

Push-button Phone Day

Bell Telephone introduced the first commercial push-button telephone on November 18, 1963. It was installed first in Carnegie and Greensburg, Pennsylvania, just outside of Pittsburgh. The push-button phone replaced the rotary dial phone, which had been in use for decades. Customers had to be convinced to use the new phones. Bell was quick off the mark with their interactive display shown in this video from the 1963 Seattle World’s Fair, showing why users should switch to the new push-button phones.


November 17

National Baklava Day
Baklava is the ancestor of strudel.
It was brought to Hungary by Turkish invaders in the 16th century.
A dessert cake of Turkey, Greece and the Middle East, created sometime before the 16th century.
Baklava consists of 30 or more sheets of phyllo dough brushed with lots of butter, and layered with finely chopped pistachios, walnuts, and/or almonds.


Homemade Bread Day

World Prematurity Awareness Day.

  November 16

National Fast Food Day

International Day for Tolerance

National Button Day

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

November 15

Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

The 15th of November is a day dedicated to fridges filled with USO's -- unidentified shrivelled objects.

It's not such a bad time of year to tackle it, actually. You'll need the space for the holidays coming up, and when you're desperately rooting in the fridge for stuff to feed to unexpected guests, you'll want to be sure that you don't haul out something that will kill anyone (unintentionally, at least.) It's also a good time to check the temperature in your fridge, before you begin storing all kinds of expensive holiday food in it. http://www.cooksinfo.com/clean-out-your-refrigerator-day

America Recycles Day

Presidential Proclamation -- America Recycles Day, 2014


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As a Nation, we must do all we can to leave the next generation a cleaner, safer, and more stable world. America's young people are tomorrow's environmental stewards, and it is our responsibility to instill in them a conservation ethic. Recycling reduces our country's energy consumption, decreases our greenhouse gas emissions, and conserves our natural resources, and it is one of the first steps we can teach our children and grandchildren to take as part of their everyday lives. It also creates green jobs in America and provides essential resources to our growing manufacturing sector. Today, we recognize the environmental and economic benefits that recycling produces, and we celebrate all those who do their part to build a more prosperous and sustainable future.

Americans generate approximately 250 million tons of municipal solid waste every year. But more of this trash -- from our homes, workplaces, and classrooms -- could be recycled or reused. Individuals can compost their food waste and donate items that are no longer needed. The choices we make as we shop can also help reduce waste. Families and individuals can buy products that use less packaging, purchase goods made with recycled resources, and avoid disposable materials whenever possible. To discover additional ways to shrink your environmental footprint and to learn how and where to properly recycle common and uncommon household goods, visit www.EPA.gov/recycle. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/11/14/presidential-proclamation-america-recycles-day-2014

I Love to Write Day Welcome to I Love to Write Day
Celebrate I Love To Write Day!
Please help spread the word about I Love To Write Day! Founded in 2002 by Delaware Author and Ghostwriter, John Riddle, I Love To Write Day is now celebrated in over 30,000 schools all across the United States. Libraries, bookstores, writing groups, community centers and even a few malls join in the fun every November 15. “When people become stronger writers, they become better communicators, and everyone wins!”


National Bundt (Pan) Day

National Day of Play

National Philanthropy Day

Guinness World Record Day.

November 14

National Guacamole Day

Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day

National Pickle Day

Operating Room Nurse Day

World Diabetes Day


Winter Weather Awareness Day November 19, 2014

The National Weather Service (NWS) along with the Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS), Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), the Missouri Highway Patrol (MHP), and the State Fire Marshal, has designated November 19, 2014 as Winter Weather Awareness Day. Winter storms and cold temperatures can be extremely dangerous. We urge people to use this day to review the hazards and safety rules of winter weather so they are prepared for the upcoming winter season.

January 2014 was a reminder of what winter can do in Missouri. Everyone probably remembers all the stories about the "polar vortex". January 6 - 7, 2014 brought some of the coldest temperatures we have seen in Missouri in many years. Lambert St. Louis International Airport fell to -8 on the 6th. That was the first time the temperature there had been below zero since 1999. How about these temperatures: Rosebud -26, Farmington -15, Hannibal -14, St. Charles -13, Fredericktown -12, Potosi -10, Jefferson City -9. Here are links to web pages with more information on this event.


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