Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Michael Phelps Arrested for DUI in Maryland

Elect Nancy Matarrita for Pomona's District 3

You're Invited! Foothill Gold Line Track Completion Ceremony Oct. 18


Ren's Did You Know ? - The History of Mount Baldy

Mount Baldy, or Old Baldy, rises to 10,688 ft. and is the highest peak in Los Angeles County. Mount Baldy, which also is known by its formal name Mount San Antonio, is part of the San Gabriel Mountains and located in the San Bernardino National Forest. It once was home to the Tongva Indian tribe and was the site of scientific experiments. It's now a popular hiking area and ski resort

The Tongvas

  • The Tongva tribe population numbered about 5,000 in the early 19th century and had been indigenous in Southern California for about 7,000 years. Tribal communities stretched from Malibu to Laguna Beach to Mount Baldy. In the late 1700s the tribe was forced to provide labor to build the San Gabriel and San Fernando missions. Tribes living near Mount Baldy called the mountain "Yoát," or snow, according to the Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe's website.

Light Experiment

  • From 1922 to 1927, American physicist and Nobel Prize winner Albert Michelson conducted experiments to measure the speed of light by bouncing light beams from Mount Wilson about 22 miles away to a reflector on Mount Baldy's south side. According to the Nobel Foundation's website, Michelson was able to measure with accuracy the length of light waves and that light travels at a constant speed. 


  • The Mount Baldy Schoolhouse was established in 1921 and initially accommodated 88 students. It now serves as the community's visitor's center with historic displays. It served as the community center for the fledgling community in the 1920s and 1930s. The schoolhouse's classroom, greenhouse and potting shed are used for educational demonstrations, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

Ice House Canyon Resort

  • The Ice House Canyon Lodge and Resort was a popular getaway for vacationers and celebrities in the 1920s. The lodge was expanded between 1924 and 1927. The resort was a favorite location for more than 50 years for film studios to make movies. The lodge burned down in the 1980s, according to Mount San Antonio College professor Martin S. Mason on his website.


  • By the early 1920s, Mount Baldy was a thriving village of a few hundred people. It had its own church, fire department. It gained a reputation as a reclusive self-contained community and then a popular seasonal ski resort that remains today, according to the U.S. Forest Service. In 2009, the 36-square-mile village boasts a population of about 2,000.

Early Skiing

  • Mount Baldy became the venue for the origins of the California snow sport of skiing. Austrian Dr. Walter Mosauer offered skiing lessons to students on the mountain in 1931 and developed California's first ski hut in 1937 at 8,200 feet. The hut served as a station for skiers making descents, according to the Sierra Club.

Zen Center

  • In 1971, a Boy Scout camp was acquired by Kyozan Joshu Sasaki, who founded the Rinzai Zen monastery retreat. The center gained fame in 1994 when musician Leonard Cohen joined. It serves as the primary training venue and residence for an estimated 75 to 100 full-time monks and nuns, according to the Mount Baldy Zen Center.

The City of Ontario CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training helps the community to work together to respond to disasters that impact their homes, workplaces, and neighborhoods. CERT provides specialized training that may be needed if emergency responders are delayed due to the size and scope of the emergency. For more information or to sign-up, please call (909) 395-2545.

“Let It Enfold You 10 Year Anniversary Tour”

Senses Fail

No Bragging Rights, To The Wind, Knuckle Puck

Fri, October 3, 2014

7:30 pm

The Glass House

Pomona, CA

$17.50 - $21.00

This event is all ages


Oct 04, 2014

Red Bull Straight Rhythm Motocross Racing

Location: Auto Club Raceway

Red Bull Straight Rhythm is an innovative evolution of supercross where a track is "unwound" -- there are no turns, just a half-mile-long straight rhythm section. The innovative format will pit a field of 32 riders against each other in a head-to-head, best-of-three bracket format.
Ages 5 & younger are admitted free.
 For tickets and information visit the website and we'll see you Oct. 4
Issued: September 29 at 11:12PM PDT
Expiring: October 03 at 7:00PM PDT
Areas Affected: Los Angeles County San Fernando Valley; Los Angeles County San Gabriel Valley; Santa Clarita Valley; Ventura County Coastal Valleys; Ventura County Interior Valleys

Issued: September 29 at 11:12PM PDT
Expiring: October 03 at 7:00PM PDT
Areas Affected: Los Angeles County Mountains, Angeles National Forest; Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area; Ventura County Mountains, Los Padres National Forest

100,000 immigrants may lose health insurance

Kids Bending an iPhone 6 plus IN APPLE STORE

Cellphone study: 60 percent of college students addicted

Dangerous guardrails?

Another card system hack at Albertsons, Supervalu

NEW YORK >> Card data of Supervalu and Albertsons shoppers may be at risk in another hack, the two supermarket companies said Monday.
The companies said that in late August or early September, malicious software was installed on networks that process credit and debit card transactions at some of their stores.
Albertsons said the malware may have captured data including account numbers, card expiration dates and the names of cardholders at stores in more than a dozen states. Supervalu said the malware was installed on a network that processes card transactions at several chains, but it believes data was only taken from certain checkout lanes at four Cub Foods stores in Minnesota.

The breach could affect Albertsons stores in California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming; Acme Markets stores in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania; Jewel-Osco stores in Illinois, Indiana and Iowa; and Shaw’s and Star Markets stores in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. The Boise, Idaho-based company has a total of 1,081 stores.
Supervalu Inc. said it believes the malware was only able to capture card data from some checkout lanes at four Cub Foods locations in Minnesota because it had not finished making security improvements at those stores. The company, which is based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, said it thinks it has gotten rid of the malware.

The malware was also installed on a network that processes card transactions at Shop ‘n Save and Shoppers Food & Pharmacy stores as well as some stand-alone liquor stores, but the company thinks the malware did not capture payment card data from any stores except possibly for the four in Minnesota. Supervalu distributes food to about 1,800 independent stores, runs 1,325 stores under the Save-A-Lot name, and has 190 retail grocery stores under five different brand names, including Cub Foods.
Supervalu sold the Albertsons, Acme, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s and Star Market chains to Cerberus Capital Management in 2013, but it still provides information technology services for those stores.
The companies also disclosed a data breach in August. They said the two incidents are separate. Supervalu said that incident may have affected as many as 200 grocery and liquor stores. It said hackers accessed a network that processes Supervalu transactions, with account numbers, expiration dates, card holder names and other information.
That breach occurred between June 22 and July 17, and Supervalu said it immediately began working to secure that portion of its network. The companies said Monday that they are still investigating that incident and don’t know if cardholder data was taken.

The latest breach follows big hacks that affected millions of customers at Home Depot, Target and other retailers over the past year.
Supervalu’s shares slipped 8 cents to $9.05 in extended trading Monday.

By The Associated Press

Anglers warned about contaminated fish at Puddingstone Reservoir

Due to elevated contamination levels, Los Angeles County health officials warned anglers Tuesday to avoid eating fish caught at Puddingstone Reservoir at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas.
Health officials said testing of water, fish and sediment from Puddingstone indicated fish may contain contaminants above the levels considered safe for human consumption.
County health, Public Works and Parks and Recreation officials are working to determine what steps will be taken to improve the water.
Officials said people can continue to fish at the lake, but should practice “catch and release” and not remove any fish.
A similar set of restrictions was placed on Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia.
No restrictions are being placed on other recreational activities at the lakes, such as boating and water skiing.

This Day in History Sep 30, 1954: USS Nautilus commissioned


National Chewing Gum Day

                                      NATIONAL CHEWING GUM DAY

Gum enthusiasts across the nation celebrate National Chewing Gum Day each year on September 30.
People have used chewing gum for over 5,000 years. 
Various forms of chewing gum has existed since the Neolithic period.  5,000-year-old chewing gum which was made from bark tar, with tooth imprints in it, was found in Kierikki, Yli-li, Finland.  The bark tar, from which the gum during that time was made, is believed to have antiseptic properties and other medicinal advantages.
  • Many other cultures chewed gum made from the resin of the mastic tree, from plants, grasses and other resins.
  • In 1848, John B. Curtis developed and sold the first commercial chewing gum which was called “The State of Maine Pure Spruce Gum”.
  • Around 1850, a gum made from paraffin wax was developed and surpassed the spruce gum in popularity.
  • December 28, 1869, William Semple filed an early patent on chewing gum, patent number 98,304.
Celebrate National Chewing Gum Day by buying a pack of your favorite flavor of chewing gum and sharing it with your friends.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Chewing Gum Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.



Are you ready for a facial?  A mud pack facial?  Today is the day as it is National Mud Pack Day which is celebrated annually on September 30.
A nice facial with a mud pack will draw out impurities from the pores.  It works well on oily and some “combination” skin types.
Mud packs are used not only for facials but as a full body treatment as well.  The nutrient rich mud is known to clean and remineralize your skin.
Mud packs are also known to be a quick treatment for bee and wasp stings.
To celebrate National Mud Pack Day, why not call a group of friends and have a mud pack party!  Mud packs are available at the health and beauty sections of your local department stores or at drugstores in your area or you can make an appointment and go to a spa for some extra special TLC.
We were unable to locate the creator and the origin of National Mud Pack Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.
National Hot Mulled Cider Day


Since the fall season has arrived, there is a little chill in the evening air, the trees are turning beautiful fall colors and leaves are starting to drop from the branches, it is the perfect time to celebrate National Hot Mulled Cider Day.   Join along with the thousands of others that celebrate National Hot Mulled Cider Day each year on September 30.
Hot Mulled Cider is a popular fall and winter drink that is made by heating cider to almost boiling and adding cinnamon, orange peel, nutmeg, cloves and other spices and then simmering it.

Try this “tried and true” recipe and enjoy some hot mulled cider today!

Recuerdo: El Día de Los Muertos

Recuerdo: El Día de Los Muertos will be on exhibit Thursday, October 2 to Sunday, November 16. Galleries open weekly from 12 PM to 4 PM, Thursday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, please call (909) 395-2510.

A Day of... the Dead exhibition celebrating “remembrance” – Not just a Mexican or Hispanic event, cultures worldwide now honor ancestors during this time of the year, as does the Museum of History and Art, Ontario, with its large-scale annual exhibitions and events. Colorful, thought-provoking, sometimes irreverent, and always entertaining, this year’s El Día de Los Muertos exhibition again showcases contemporary talents expressing their personal beliefs about life and death through painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography and altar installations.

Photo credit: Te Amo Mucho, Ama by Jessica Cruz. Courtesy of the Museum of History and Art, Ontario

Monday, September 29, 2014

Pomona's M.V.B. - The making of Free As A Bird

Goldenvoice Presents
The Wonder Years
with: The Story So Far, Modern Baseball and Gnarwolves
Choose either GA Floor (standing) or GA Balcony (unreserved seats). GA Balcony tickets do not include access to the Floor or Pit areas. Pit wristbands are given out on a first-come first serve basis to GA Floor ticket holders based on capacity.
Oct 19
Doors open: 6:00PM
Show Starts: 7:00PM
Genre: Pop Punk
Ages: All Ages
Tickets Onsale: Wednesday, August 6th @ 10am
Ticket Price: ADV $20 / DOS $23

Helipads will no longer be required atop new Los Angeles high-rises

Shooting rumor circulates at Temescal Canyon High School

Don Rickles Roasts Jerry Lewis

Downey and Duvall Let Things Flow in 'The Judge'

Pomona's M.V.B. - Oingo Boingo - It's a Dead Man's Party

Artists Take Aim at Gun Violence

Bradbury tribute set at Pomona library

“A Tribute to Ray Bradbury,” a fundraiser for the Pomona Public Library Foundation, will be Oct. 12 at the Western University of Health Sciences’ Health Education Center.
The event will include actors Edward James Olmos, Joe Mantegna and Liz Torres, director Stuart Gordon and Bradbury biographer Sam Weller.
Longtime friend of Bradbury, Steven Paul Leiva, will moderate the event which includes screening of the “Wonderful Ice Cream Suit,” based on Bradbury’s short story and play.
The cost to attend is $20 when purchased in advance at www.pomonalibraryfoundation.org. At the door, the cost will be $25, but cost for those with a Pomona library card or student ID is $20.

Wildlife rescue concert at Mt. Baldy Village Oct. 18

A wildlife rescue benefit concert by The Tyrone Anthony Group and the Blues Buzzards will be held Oct. 18 at the Mt. Baldy Lodge, 6777 Mt Baldy Road in the Mt. Baldy Village.
The concert, from 4 to 11 p.m., will also include special guest Roach Foronda from the group BackStreet
Tickets are $20 in advance at www.tyroneanthony.com or $25 at the door.
information: 909-982-1115

This Day in History Sep 29, 2005:Reporter Judith Miller released from prison

KCRW Presents:

The War On Drugs

Cass McCombs

Wed, October 1, 2014

8:00 pm

The Glass House

Pomona, CA

$17.00 - $20.00

This event is all ages


Oct 01, 2014

04:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Prolong Twilight Cruise

Location: Fairplex lower administration lot

If it's the first Wednesday of the month, it's a Prolong Twilight Cruise night with fun for all ages to enjoy hundreds of hot rods, classic cars and even a few vintage race cars on display.
Experience music, food, fun and free admission to the historic Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum after 3 p.m. on cruise nights.
Free admission
Parking through Gate 1 on McKinley Ave.
Click for more information

Southern California weather forecast Monday

Sherman Oaks resident: Thousands of gallons of water flowing from home

September 29, 2014 – NATIONAL COFFEE DAY – VFW DAY

National Coffee Day 2014 Photo Credit: http://www.bms.co.in/latest-pictures-images-wallpapers-of-international-coffee-day-2014/

                                                   National Coffee Day

Each year on September 29, people across the United States celebrate one of the most beloved morning beverages on National Coffee Day. It is a morning favorite however, it is found being drank throughout the day either hot or cold and either black or with additives such as cream, creamers, milk, sugar, flavored syrups, ice and etc.
On September 29, 2014, there are a number of national and local places that are offering free, or discounted, coffee to their customers to celebrate National Coffee Day.
  • Krispy Kreme –  Free 12 oz coffee or $1 small latte, mocha or iced coffee on 9/29.Dunkin’ Donuts –  Free medium cup of Dunkin’ Donuts hot Dark Roast Coffee, with a limit of one per guest.McDonalds –  Free small coffee during breakfast hours through 9/29. Kangaroo Express - Get a 12 oz. Bean Street Coffee for just one penny on 9/29.
    LaMar’s Donuts –  Free 12 oz coffee on 9/29.
    Chick-fil-A: Many locations are offering free hot or iced coffee. This varies greatly by location so you will want to check your specific restaurant.
    Peet’s Coffee - Purchase any beverage and receive a second FREE beverage of choice on 9/29. Plus free coffee and espresso samples all day long.
    Wawa – Click for free coffee coupon.
    LaMars – Free 12 oz cup of coffee all day.
    Tim Horton’s – $1 for all size coffees.
    Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. –  A free cup coffee hot or iced with a purchase of any menu item.
There are many legendary accounts of how coffee first came to be but the earliest credible evidence of either coffee drinking or the knowledge of the coffee tree appears in the middle of the 15th century in the SUFI monasteries around Mokha in Yemen.  It was here were coffee seeds were first roasted and brewed, in a similar way as it is prepared today.  Yemeni traders brought coffee back to their homeland, from Ethiopia, and began to cultivate the seed.
In 1670, coffee seeds were smuggled out of the Middle East by Baba Budan, as he strapped seven coffee seeds onto his chest.  The first plants grown from these smuggled seeds were planted in Mysore.  It was then that coffee spread to Italy, to the rest of Europe, to Indonesia and to the Americas.
In 1583, Leonhard Rauwolf, a German physician, gave this description of coffee after returning from a ten-year trip to the Near East:
A beverage as black as ink, useful against numerous illnesses, particularly those of the stomach. Its consumers take it in the morning, quite frankly, in a porcelain cup that is passed around and from which each one drinks a cupful. It is composed of water and the fruit from a bush called bunnu.
—Léonard Rauwolf, Reise in die Morgenländer (in German) (Wikipedia)
Enjoy a cup or two of your favorite coffee today.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Coffee Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.


National VFW Day is celebrated annually on September 29. This day is devoted to the VFW organization and it’s members who have served our nation.

The VFW was established on September 29, 1899 by a group of veterans from the Spanish-American war. It has since grown to be the nation’s largest group of combat veterans. They continue “to honor the dead by helping the living.” The VFW promote patriotism, good will and youth scholarships. They also provide military assistance and community service programs, promote youth activities and volunteer many hours in their local communities.

How do you celebrate today? Honor the VFW members and veterans in your community. Let them know that you appreciate the sacrifices they have made for all of us. We truly are the land of the free because of the brave.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Geno Smith Curses Fan JETS Geno Smith apologizes for F BOMBING cursing out fan after Jets loss

ABC7 reporter Sid Garcia honored for giving back

Thousands 'Race for the Cure' in Newport Beach

Pomona's Southside Historical Society - Every Water Meter Has a Story

Pomona's Southside Historical Society - Water Fountain

Hey everyone how you all doing today. OK in another post I did, I talked about this Drinking fountain, that you see below.
And how a replica of it, is at the Pomona Train & Bus Depot, that you see above.
Well I just wanted to share with you, with some better pictures, that I found of the drinking fountain. Along with a little info. Enjoy!.

"Second St. 1898 looking east from Main St. McComas Block 294 W. 2nd. S.E. corner Second & Main. (a) C.C. Zilles & Co. Jewelers (corner store). Upstairs: F.D. Burleson, Dentist, Thomas Coats, Physician. (b) McKendricks Geo W. Stationary 282 W. 2nd (c) A.H. Witman, Jeweler 282 W. 2nd. (d) L.W. Pierce & Co., Druggist. (e) Clarks Restaurant & Bakery 266 W. 2nd. (f) Peoples Store, Dry Goods 248 W. 2nd. (g) Frank B. Ring Clothing Store. Gift of Mrs. H.G. Tinsley."

Pomona's Southside Historical Society - 1896

"Second Street looking west from Louisa (now Locust) 1896. Walter Avis seated in wagon facing photographer. Mr. Avis had a vegetable store and is seen delivering vegetables to customers. Gordon Day, blacksmith, leaning against wagon. Mr. Day lives in Upland (1926)."

Cyber thieves targeting flower shops across Southern California

Foothill Transit Ecoliner Electric Bus, in Pomona Ca.

Lindsay Czarniak's Pick 6 with Jason Witten

Golfer's meltdown caught on camera

Just another Day on Second St., with Ren and Porky

Pomona's M.V.B. - The Beatles - I'm Only Sleeping

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Ganesha Park
1575 N White Ave, Pomona CA 91768
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Bring your friends and neighbors!

Learn backyard composting, water wise gardening, work composting, and grass cycling. Read more...

Candidates Forum

City Council Candidate
(Districts 2, 3 and 5)

The Pomona Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Candidate Forum for Monday, September 29, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Pomona City Council Chambers.
The League of Women Voters® of California is hosting a Candidate Forum for Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Pomona City Council Chambers.
Read more..

You can call us for more information at (909) 230-4949 or contact us at Repertory Opera Company (ROC)BUSINESS OFFICE
168 W. Willow St. #112
Pomona, CA 91768

The Real Escape Game Vol. 3

The Crazy Last Will of Dr. Mad

Sun, September 28, 2014

Doors: 1:00 pm / Show: 1:30 pm

The Glass House

Pomona, CA

$25.00 - $30.00

This event is all ages

The Crazy Last Will of Dr. Mad

Can you unravel the mystery of my life’s greatest work?
50 years have passed since the death of Dr. Mad, a physicist known as the greatest genius of the last century. Rumor has it that he uncovered the secret to human prosperity, but passed away before revealing it to the world. In accordance with his last wishes, his will was sealed for 50 years following his death. And now the time has come for it to be opened. Many mysterious clues lie hidden within, along with the following challenge —
“Can you unravel the mystery of my life’s work?”

Children under 13 years of age are recommended to be accompanied by an adult to enjoy the game to its fullest.
* Team size is 6 people, but might be required to change depending on total participants at each game. There will be multiple teams in the same room and all players will join one of each team. Please arrive early if you want to be placed on a team with your friends. In some cases, we might need to shuffle participants around to ensure team fairness. Single players are also welcome! We believe that this game can be even more enjoyable when you played with new people.
* Each event lasts approximately 1.5 hours (Including introduction and solution walkthrough).
* All aspects of the game will be conducted in English. The puzzles require no special skills or knowledge to solve. The only thing required is use of intuitive logic and deductive reasoning.

1. This is a game event that requires you to use your detective’s mind and your powers of deduction to escape.
2. Gather clues, find the codes, and solve the puzzles to find the way to escape.
3. You will make a team with other players. Strategize and cooperate – more heads are definitely better than one.
4. The amount of time you have to escape might be too short. However, failure to do so is nothing to be embarrassed about. Those mysteries are quite tough.
5. Do not worry if you are unable to escape within the time limit. We will still allow you to leave, keeping you in the room against your will is breaking the law.
6. Detective style clothes might help to sharpen your mind. Wear comfortable clothes but refrain from wearing heels.
7. If you want training before the actual game, google “Escape Game”. There are many Escape games online that you can try.
8. Please do not spoil the fun for other participants by telling them the answers to the puzzles. That is not cool.
9. The prize is the priceless moment when you finally find the solution and everything falls into place. And you will be honored.

Nov 21, 2014 - 22, 2014

CDA Cares Dental Clinic

Location: Expo Hall 9

CDA Cares is a two-day dental clinic where volunteer dental professionals, working alongside community volunteers, provide cleanings, fillings, extractions, complete and partial dentures (stayplates), oral health education, and assistance identifying a source for ongoing care for more than 2,000 people.
All services are complimentary and provided on a first come, first served basis.
For more information or to volunteer, click here

Oct 25, 2014

The Color Run

Location: Fairplex campus

The Color Run was founded in January of 2012 as an event to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together to participate in the “Happiest 5k on the Planet," and the most colorful.
Grab your tutus, your friends, and your running shoes and we’ll see you at the start line beginning at 9 a.m. !
Parking at Gate 17 on Fairplex Dr. at prevailing rates
Visit here for information & registration

'Frozen' characters welcomed to 'Once Upon a Time'

Mama bear, 2 cubs enjoy backyard of Monrovia home

Deer jumps into Encino pool, antlers first

Pomona's M.V.B. - Lydia the Tattooed Lady

Pomona's M.V.B. - the drifters - up on the roof


                                               NATIONAL GOOD NEIGHBOR DAY
Each year on September 28, neighbors across the United States celebrate National Good Neighbor Day.
This day was created to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of a good neighbor.
It is a blessing to have a good neighbor but it is even a greater thing to BE a good neighbor.
Good neighbors often become friends, they watch out for each other, lend a helping hand and are there for advice when asked.   Neighbors are there when we need to borrow something, to get our mail for us when we are on vacation, to watch our homes and sometimes to watch our children and our pets as well as the many other things we do with our neighbors.
To celebrate National Good Neighbor Day, do something nice for your neighbor today.
National Good Neighbor Day was created in the early 1970′s by Becky Mattson of Lakeside, Montana.  In 1978 United States President Jimmy Carter issued Proclamation 4601:
 “As our Nation struggles to build friendship among the peoples of this world, we are mindful that the noblest human concern is concern for others. Understanding, love, and respect build cohesive families and communities. The same bonds cement our Nation, and the nations of the world. For most of us, this sense of community is nurtured and expressed in our neighborhoods where we give each other an opportunity to share and feel part of a larger family…I call upon the people of the United States and interested groups and organizations to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”
In 2003, National Good Neighbor Day was changed from the fourth Sunday in September to September 28.

Photo Credit:  www.sweetfineday.com National Strawberry Cream Pie Day
Photo Credit: http://www.sweetfineday.com
National Strawberry Cream Pie Day
National Strawberry Cream Pie is celebrated each year on September 28.  To celebrate this food holiday, try one of these “tried and true” recipes and share them with your friends and families:
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Strawberry Cream Pie Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.


Each year on the last Sunday in September, America celebrates National Gold Star Mother’s Day, also known as National Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day.
National Gold Star Mother’s Day is a day that was created to recognize and honor those that have lost their son or daughter while serving our country in the United States Armed Forces.
A gold star symbolizes a family member who died in the line of duty while serving the United States Armed Forces.
The American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. was incorporated in 1929 and obtained a federal charter from the United States Congress.  It began in the Washington DC area and soon expanded to include affiliated groups throughout the United States. 
On June 23, 1936, a joint congressional resolution designated the last Sunday in September as Gold Star Mother’s Day and this holiday has been observed each year by a presidential proclamation.

2013 – President Issues Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day Proclamation

“In our city centers and our bustling parks, monuments stand dedicated to visionary leaders and singular moments in the life of our Republic. But in empty seats at family dinners and folded flags above the mantle, we find the constant thread of our Nation’s character — the truth that America endures because it is home to an unbroken line of patriots willing to lay down their lives for the land they love. As we honor the men and women who gave their last full measure of devotion, we hold close the families left behind.” http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=120864