First Day of Fall

First Day of Fall. Blog_denapoligroup by Brigita DeNapoli

Summer of 2017 is officially over. Today is Friday, September 22nd, and it is the last day of summer. Temperature will get colder and nights will get longer.

We my not feel the temperature change, but it is coming here. It is still hot here, in South Florida, during the day. The temperature is in high 80s and feels like in high 90s most of the days. But the fall is coming n matter what.

Today’s autumn equinox marks the last day of this summer and first day of fall for anyone in Northern Hemisphere. During the equinox , the day and night are the same length which is 12 hours each.

According to United States Naval Observatory (USNO), 2017 autumn equinox takes place on September 22 at 4:02 EDT. This US Navy website conveys precises astronomical data for defense, commercial and civilian applications.

 

 

 

Happy Labor Day!

Labor Day in United States of America is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday of September.

It is also called an “unofficial end of summer”, because it marks the end of summer.

Please enjoy this day if you can.

 

I searched online and found some old pictures about the workers:

Folding filling-folders. Taken 1917. Boston, MA. Lewis Hine, photographer
Folding filling-folders. Taken 1917. Boston, MA.                      Lewis Hine, photographer

 

Weavers at Work. 1910. Photographer-Byron, NY.
Weavers at Work. 1910. Photographer-Byron, NY.

 

Young Oyster Fishers. Apalachicola, Florida. 1909. Photo by Lewis Hine.
Young Oyster Fishers. Apalachicola, Florida. 1909. Photo by Lewis Hine.

 

Recessing Rings. 1915. Bain News Service, Publisher.
Recessing Rings. 1915. Bain News Service, Publisher.

 

Labor Day Celebration. Silverton, Colorado. 1940. Photo by Lee Russel
Labor Day Celebration. Silverton, Colorado. 1940. Photo by Lee Russel

 

These photos are from The Library of Congress on flickr, where you can find a lot of old photographs.

Broward Attractions & Museums Month: Buy One Admission and Get One Admission FREE in September

September is Broward and Attraction Month. _Brigita.DeNapoli_
September is Broward Museum and Attraction Month

September is Broward Attractions and Museum Month!

During the month of September, visitors can buy one admission and get a second admission for FREE, along with other great offers, to participating 16 museums and attractions in Broward County.

Here is a list of participating organizations:

  • Art and Culture Center/Hollywood
  • Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
  • Coral Springs Museum of Art
  • Flamingo Gardens
  • Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
  • Historic Stranahan House Museum
  • Jungle Queen Riverboat
  • Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum
  • NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
  • Old Davie School Historical Museum
  • Plantation Historical Museum
  • Sawgrass Recreation Park
  • Stonewall National Museum & Archives
  • WMODA Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts
  • Xtreme Action Park,
  • Young At Art Museum,

 

Participating organizations may have additional restrictions or blackout dates, or additional offers available. Please check attraction’s website or call for details before visiting.

For more information about this promotion, please go here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hollywood Downtown Improvement Project

Hollywood Downtown Improvement Project _denapoligroup.com
Downtown Hollywood, Florida

A change is coming to Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood Downtown. The City Commission approved improvement project, and the work started already.

The appearance of the street will change. 51 palm trees will take the place of 13 Coopperpod Trees, which are coming down.

The  Oak and Tamarind trees in the center median will remain to provide shade and canopy.

New decorative lightning will be added.

Poles for security cameras will be build.

 

Florida’s Colleges Ranking 2017 According to Forbes

Florida's Colleges Ranking 2017, According to Forbes. _denapoligroup_
Nova Southeastern University is in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

According to annual FORBES America’s Top College rankings, the No.1 best college is Harvard University. I don’t think anyone is surprised with this. The No.2 is Stanford University. And No.3 is Yale University.

To view the full list for America’s Top Colleges 2017 here.

I took information from this list about the best colleges in Florida. Here is what I learned – that are 22 colleges in Florida that are on Forbes list for America’s Best College.

The best college in sunshine state is University of Florida, and it is No.80 on America’s Best College Rankings List. My alma mater Florida International University is No.450 on Forbes list.

Florida's Colleges Ranking 2017 According to Forbes. _denapoligroup_
Florida’s Colleges Ranking 2017 According to Forbes

 

Do college rankings really mean anything when picking which school to attend? What do you think?