Friday, September 10, 2010

High School Football

Area High School Football Schedule

(photo courtest of the Star Beacon)

Edgewood at Lakeside (98.3 The Bull)

Conneaut at Champion

Geneva host Orange

Jackson-Milton at Grand valley

Pymatuning valley travels to Garfield

Brookfield at Jefferson

Perry vs Madison

Factoid Friday

Next Thursday (9/23) is the official start of the fall season however, it seems like fall right now. So, today I give you "factoids" about fall.

• Trees take water from the ground through their roots & take carbon dioxide from the air. They also use the energy from sunlight to produce sugar which together is called photosynthesis.

• Because of its wide verity of trees, the Eastern United States, especially the North Eastern U.S., is one of the best places in the world for viewing fall colors.

• Bright red & purple colors come from anthocyanin (an-thuh-'si-uh-nuhn) pigments, like in maple leaves, are formed from trapped glucose.

• Brown colors come from a waste product called tannin, orange colors comes from carotene ('kar-uh-teen) & the yellows from xanthophyll ('zan-thuh-fil)

• The leave colors red, yellow & brown are in the leaves all year long & only become exposed when the green chlorophyll disappears in the fall.

• Mulching fall leaves where they fall lets them decompose so that they can release their minerals back to the underlying soil.

• Maples, Oaks, Elms, Birch & Ash trees are just a few of the trees that give spectacular colors during the Autumn season.

• Fall colors are best when late summer is dry & autumn has bright sunny days & cool nights below 40 °F.

• Fall days become shorter & many plants stop making food. That is when the green chlorophyll starts to disappear from the leaves.

• Most leaves fall from trees because the ends of the branch are sealed off near the leaf stem to protect the tree through the long winter months.

• Composting fall leaves is an excellent way to improve yard & garden soils. Mixing green & brown materials together is the basic rule.

• An acre of trees can grow 4,000 pounds of wood in a year, using 5,880 pounds of carbon dioxide & giving off 4,280 pounds of oxygen in the process.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Interesting Stuff On the Web

Great site to get all kinds of "songfacts."

At you can get information...fact on things like songs covered by the Carpenters.

You can even learn all the songs that have their own dance like The Electric slide, The Stroll and The Twist.

Music lovers will love this

Interesting Stuff I Found On The WWW.

Interesting stuff on the world wide web

At this web site you can create your own radio station.
At you can create a station to motivate a sports team.
Have all you old classmates go to and create a station like the one you listened to when you were back in school. Stuff I found on the WWW.

Where are the best driver?

Allstate insurance has released it's annual "Allstate America's Best Driver Report" and though Cleveland was not in the top ten, the city fared well coming in at #37 on the list.

According to the report, if you drive in Cleveland your likely to have an accident every 10.8 years.

So, where was "America's Best Drivers?" Ft.Collins, Colorado where they where 31.2% less likely to have an accident than the national average.

The worst, Philadelphia, PA where they were over 53% more likely to have an accident than the national average.