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Spring is in the air and on the trees!
Spring is in the air and on the trees!

March 13, 2023 - For everyone weary of winter and its monochromatic landscape of white and shades of gray, a burst of color is on the way. Peak bloom of the cherry trees in the nation's capital is just around the corner, according to the National Park Service and their Bloom Watch forecast.

Word of the Day
monochromatic: adjective;one (mono) color (chromatic) Find it in blue in today's top story!

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Weekly VOCAB

Week of March 20

demonstrated: verb; showed
Rosie began riveting 80 years ago

diverts: verb; turns a different way from normal or changes attention;
National Park Week: Millions of pictures taken at Pictured Rocks

imagine: verb; think of; try to create a scene or feeling in your head that could be real or not
Memorial Day: Remembering Heroes

reaffirms: verb; confirms, states a fact for the second time;
Final regulation issued on migratory birds

Today In History

March 23

1989: Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand for 33 years, retired from hosting the show but remained active in show business. He died in 2012 at the age of 82.

1957: Amanda Plummer, actress, was born n New York City.

1954: Moses Eugene Malone, former basketball player, was born in Petersburg, Virginia.

1775: At a church in Richmond, Virgina, American patriot Patrick Henry delivered his now famous speech in which he said: "...but for me, give me liberty or give me death."

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