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Happy Spring! March Equinox Arrives At 6:29 A.M. on March 20

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Mar 192017
 

The March equinox — first day of Spring — is Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6:29 a.m. EDT.

Before Spring was called Spring, it was called Lent in Old English. Starting in the 14th century, that time of year was called “springing time”—a reference to plants “springing” from the ground. In the 15th century this got shortened to “spring-time,” and then further shortened in the 16th century to just “spring.”

Scientifically, the equinox marks the time when the sun crosses the celestial equator from south to north.

this time of year signals earlier sunrises, later sunsets, softer winds and green plants sprouting from the ground, although many of us have seen crocuses and other flowers emerge and some even survived the recent snow storms.

Happy First Day of Spring

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Mar 202016
 

early-spring-seasonWell, it’s the first day of spring, and the Orange Highway Department will be out and about plowing the roads this afternoon and evening.

Enjoy your day.

Drive carefully.

Welcome The First Day Of Spring With A Free Italian Ice

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Mar 192015
 

ritas-italian-iceRita’s Ice is celebrating the first day of spring tomorrow with a free Italian Ice. Even with snow in the forecast, you can enjoy the 23rd annual free taste of Spring at Rita’s.

The nearest stores in Milford and West Haven will be offering one free Italian Ice per person from 12-9 p.m.

What better way to celebrate the Vernal Equinox?

First Day of Spring

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Mar 202014
 

American-RobinFINALLY! Today is the first day of spring.

The Spring Equinox occurs and the season officially arrives at 12:57 p.m.

egg If you’ve never tried it, go outside around 12:54 p.m. and see if  you can get an egg to stand on end.

Whatever you do, enjoy the longer hours of daylight and  EVENTUALLY warmer weather, spring flowers and count the  robins that already have arrived in our area.

Happy Spring!

 

Happy Vernal Equinox Day

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Mar 202013
 

Robins, a sure sign of spring.

Robins, a sure sign of spring.

Finally, the first day of spring!

The ground hog said we’d see it this year, but after so many freak snowstorms, it’s hard to believe that it’s actually here.

The Robins have been around for a few weeks, teasing us about the arrival of warmer weather, but even they couldn’t escape Mother Nature’s cruel last minute practical jokes.

Space.com has an interesting article about the vernal equinox in which you and your children can learn about this first day of the astronomical year.

For most of us, it’s not about birds or stars and planets, it’s about getting out of the house and enjoying the warmer weather, longer days in the sun and Yes, baseball season.

It may only get into the mid-40s this week, but that feels like a heatwave after the below freezing temperatures we struggled through just weeks ago.