Wednesday, May 30, 2012

ISS crew enter the SpaceX Dragon

After making history last Friday by becoming the first private spacecraft to ever reach the International Space Station (ISS), SpaceX’s Dragon capsule was successfully boarded by ISS astronauts the following morning. The interior of the craft was reportedly in good condition, and according to astronaut Don Pettit, it smelled like a new car.

Working from the station’s Harmony module, where the Dragon is docked, Pettit opened the capsule’s exterior hatch on Saturday at 5:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time. He and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko then entered the spacecraft for initial inspections, and were joined by European Space Agency astronaut Andre Kuipers and Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka. The men initially wore goggles and protective masks, which is a standard precaution taken when opening any craft that has just arrived at the station.
The ISS crew are now in the process of unloading 1,014 pounds (460 kg) of cargo, which was brought to the ISS aboard the Dragon. They will then load it up with approximately the same amount of gear, for it to bring back to Earth when it returns this Thursday.
Sources: SpaceX, NASA


Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day in United States

Memorial Day started as an event to honor Union soldiers, who had died during the American Civil War. It was inspired by the way people in the Southern states honored their dead. After World War I, it was extended to include all men and women, who died in any war or military action.
Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. The current name for this day did not come into use until after World War II. Decoration Day and then Memorial Day used to be held on May 30, regardless of the day of the week, on which it fell. In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed as part of a move to use federal holidays to create three-day weekends. This meant that that, from 1971, Memorial Day holiday has been officially observed on the last Monday in May. However, it took a longer period for all American states to recognize the new date.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The 2012 Memorial Tournament will be held May 28 - June 3 at the Muirfield Village Golf Club.

The 2012 Memorial Tournament will be held May 28 - June 3 at the Muirfield Village Golf Club. The tournament is a major PGA Tour event that features the best golfers in the world.
Cell phones and Mobile Devices Permitted
Cell phones and mobile devices will be permitted on the property for 2011 in accordance with new PGA TOUR regulations announced in February. The use of cell phones and mobile devices during the Memorial Tournament is restricted to designated areas and not allowed on the playing field (tees, fairways and greens), practice areas or players' scoring area. Patrons must keep cell phones in the “silent” mode at all times. Photo and video use of all mobile devices is prohibited beginning Thursday and capturing video is not permitted at any time. Violators will have their phones confiscated; they can be retrieved at the close of play at Lost and Found within the Clubhouse.


Friday, May 18, 2012

American Cancer Society – Relay For Life!

American Cancer Society – Relay For Life!
Join us for a night of shopping to support the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Upper Arlington-Grandview Heights. Enjoy delicious food and drink as you stroll around and receive free goodies from each vendor.
Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Oak Park Clubhouse, 8001 Oak Park Drive, Dublin, OH 43016, cattycornered to Dublin Jerome High School.
Tickets are $5 (all ticket, raffle and vendor fees are 100% donated) with raffle drawings all evening.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Genoa Township Business Association annual Entertainment and Health Expo

Genoa Township Business Association annual Entertainment and Health Expo
The expo will feature local talent, a food and beverage garden, activities for the kids and great raffles including a car. The festivities began at 3 pm on Friday and ends at 9 pm Saturday evening.
Date: May 18 & 19, 2012 – 3 pm until 9 pm on Friday and all day Saturday
Location: Parking lot of Kroger and Home Depot on Maxtown Road
Event is free!


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Barks & Craft Fair

Shelter Outreach Services of Ohio is having a Barks & Craft Fair. Artwork, Bake Sale, adoptable dogs, cats and more! This event is open to everyone and will benefit Shelter Outreach Services of Ohio’s Good Sam Fund. This fund helps pet owners, that receive government financial assistance, by helping to cover necessary medical care for their pets. Come check out City Dog and learn more about SOS! We are still looking for artists and crafters that would like to be part of the show. It’s just $25 and an item donated for our fall silent auction. If you’re interested in being a vendor, contact SOS for vendor information.
Date: May 20, 2012 from 11 am – 3:30 pm.
Location: The City Dog, 510 East Main Street, Columbus, OH 43215
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Friday, May 11, 2012

National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week (May 6-12) each year. The nursing profession has been supported and promoted by the American Nurses Association (ANA) since 1896. Each of ANA's state and territorial nurses associations promotes the nursing profession at the state and regional levels. Each conducts celebrations on these dates to recognize the contributions that nurses and nursing make to the community.
The ANA supports and encourages National Nurses Week recognition programs through the state and district nurses associations, other specialty nursing organizations, educational facilities, and independent health care companies and institutions. 


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Our New Blog

Welcome to Meadows Custom Homes Blog.  We will keep you up to date on home building information and issues relating to the industry.  Also, we will update homes, sites, and other news related to homes being built or completed.

Thanks for visiting!