2018 August Newsletter

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Honda News

Refreshed 2019 Pilot and HR-V to Further Strengthen
Award-Winning Honda SUV Lineup

 

  • Pilot gets more aggressive exterior styling and new technologies
  • HR-V gains two new trims, updated styling and all-new technology
  • Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technologies now available
    or standard equipment on all Honda nameplates, with addition of HR-V

Honda will celebrate summer with the launch significantly refreshed versions of its 8-passenger Pilot SUV and subcompact HR-V SUV, both featuring freshened styling, significant powertrain refinements and major connected-car technology upgrades, including available new Display Audio systems with a physical volume knob, and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration.In addition, Pilot and HR-V also benefit from the expanded application of Honda Sensing® which will now be standard equipment on all Pilots, and on EX and higher grades of the HR-V. The new Pilot and HR-V will go on-sale at Honda dealerships on July 16 and July 24, respectively.
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Anniversaries
Service Coupon
“Mistair” A/C – Heat System Duct Cleaning
and Sanitizing for $89.99

Did you know…

That mold, mildew and fungi may be growing in your air conditioning system?

The hot, damp confines of your vehicle’s air conditioning system could be a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi. The musty odor emitted from your ventilation system may cause more than an inconvenience. Prolonged exposure can cause some to develop allergy symptoms such as difficulty breathing, sneezing or a running nose.

Congratulations!
Congratulations to Brittany & Patrick McTammany on the birth of their daughter!!!
Ainsley Rose

Born on July 18th at 2:10 am
10 pounds, 20 1/2 inches

Upcoming Events
September 3: Labor Day
September 9: Grandparent’s Day

Fun Facts About Grandparent’s Day

National Grandparents Day is September 9th and grandparents all over the world are being honored and celebrated. Grandchildren all over the country take this day as an opportunity to let their grandparents know how much they love them. School children have been preparing for this day by making gifts for their grandparents and learning the official song. Many are excited for a whole day to spend having fun with Grandma and Grandpa.
The official statute says the purpose of Grandparents Day is, “to honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children’s children, and to help children become aware of strength, information, and guidance older people can offer.” This day is a wonderful reminder of the significance grandparents have in our lives.

Why is there a Grandparents Day?

Grandparents day was the idea of Marian McQuade. A West Virginian and mother of fifteen children, Marian had a lifelong mission of supporting senior citizens. She began her campaign for a day to honor grandparents in 1970. In 1971, she was elected Vice-Chair of her home state’s West Virginia Committee on Aging. This same year she was also appointed as a delegate to the White House Conference on Aging.

Marian’s mission didn’t stop there. She continuously involved herself in campaigns advocating for elderly adults. She served as President of the Vocational Rehabilitation Foundation, Vice-President of the West Virginia Health Systems Agency, and she was appointed to the Nursing Home Licensing Board.

To launch Grandparents Day, Marian worked to get the support of political leaders throughout West Virginia. All of her efforts paid off, and the first Grandparents Day was held in 1973 in West Virginia. After much persistence, five years later it was nationally recognized. President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation in 1978 and grandparents have been honored ever since.

Other countries all around the world have established their own Grandparents Day. Poland led the way, holding their first Grandparents Day in 1965. Since then, twelve other countries have followed its lead. From Australia, to Italy, to Hong Kong and Singapore, grandparents are nationally honored and recognized every year on Grandparents Day.

What is the official flower of National Grandparents Day?

The United States official flower of Grandparents Day is the forget-me-not. These plants bear stunning tiny blue flowers and have been used as a symbol of remembrance for centuries. In 15th century Germany, the forget-me-not was worn by ladies as a sign of enduring love.

What is the official song of Grandparents Day?

“A Song for Grandpa and Grandma” by Johnny Prill is the official song of Grandparents Day. This loving song is from a grandchild’s point of view as he sings about how much he loves his grandma and grandpa. He sings of all the different ways he loves to spend time with his grandparents. Including, of course, “eating Grandma’s cookies, boy they sure taste great.”

This anthem has become a popular song for kids in school and church programs all across the country. Many children’s programs make a special trip to nursing homes and retirement communities on this special day to sing to the elderly who cannot be with their families.

How many grandparents are there?

The majority of grandparents say they think being a grandparent “is the single most important and satisfying thing in their life.” And they sure do know how to show their love! Here are some facts about grandparents that you might not know:

There are over 70 million grandparents in the United States today!
Grandparents are taking care of their grandchildren more than ever, with 2.7 million grandparents being main caregivers and 7.2 million children under 18 living with their grandparents.
Grandparents love to spend money on their grandchildren.
According to an AARP report, 40% of grandparents spend over $500 on their grandkids in twelve months. While most of this is on holidays and birthdays, grandparents are also helping with education costs, medical or dental bills, and everyday living costs.
Grandparents stay close to their grandchildren. 69% of grandparents live within 50 miles of their grandchildren. When grandparents do live a considerable distance away, they make sure they see their grandkids. 43% have traveled over 200 miles to see their grandchildren.
58% of grandparents say they talk to their grandchild at least once a week. Grandchildren are coming to their grandparents for advice now more than ever.

More Facts about Grandparents

More half the grandparents in the United States are baby boomers.
Samuel S. Mast of Pennsylvania holds the record for having the most living descendants. He passed away in 1992, but he fathered 11 children, 97 grandchildren, 634 great-grandchildren and 82 great-great-grandchildren. That’s a big family!
Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey were raised by their grandparents. Talk about good influences!
Many celebrities have become grandparents at a young age. Loretta Lynn became a grandparent at age 29 and CeeLo Green at age 35.
Of the twenty women in the state senate, half of them are grandmothers.
Grandparents are becoming more tech savvy; more than half are on social media sites and share photos online.
More than half of grandparents play video games with their grandchildren. Now the kids are the teachers!
Slightly more than 10% grandparents have tattoos. Can you imagine what this number will be when the twenty-somethings of today are grandparents?

Celebrate Grandparents

They have worked their whole lives to make a better place for their families and carry on their legacy. They are an inspiration for us all. Cherish every moment spent with grandparents and take advantage of the wisdom they have to offer you. Do something grand for a grandparent today to show your appreciation. Grandparents should not only be honored and celebrated today, but every day.

Featured Recipe
Peanut Butter Cup S’mores Dip

INGREDIENTS

1 bag (12 oz) miniature chocolate-covered peanut butter cup candies, unwrapped
2 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
16 graham cracker rectangles

MAKE IT

1. Heat oven to 450ºF.
2. Place peanut butter cup candies in single layer in bottom of ungreased 10- or 12-inch cast-iron skillet; top with marshmallows.
3. Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until marshmallows are golden brown and toasted.
4. Serve immediately with graham cracker pieces for dipping.

Have A Great Year!

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