Father’s Day: bike races, barbecues and Bluegrass

FATHER’S DAY BEGAN IN 1909 IN SPOKANE, WA, when a daughter requested a special day to honor her father, a Civil War veteran who raised his six children after his wife died. Today Father’s Day is celebrated in 50 countries, from Antigua to Zimbabwe. Far removed from video games, smartphones and other modern-day activities, our […]

Father’s Day weekend: Ribfest, Soap Box Derby, Bike Race and Blues

ABOUT A CENTURY AGO, IN June 1910, the first American Father’s Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington, after a resident convinced the mayor that fathers such as hers—a widowed farmer who raised his six children—deserved their own day of recognition. As with Mother’s Day, Father’s Day now is observed world-wide—often with a family outing, barbeque, […]

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