Equal Pay Day, April 2. The color of the day is red for those who want to draw awareness to wage discrimination.
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, April 6. Because sports can be a tool for social change, the United Nations has designated this as a day to promote participation in sporting events and teams for people throughout the world.
Tax Day, April 15. For those of us who waited until the last minute, those signed tax returns have to be postmarked by midnight.
Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, April 25. Inspire young people of all ages by exposing them to workplace environments and teaching them about certain careers.
World Wish Day, April 29. Throughout the month and on this day, the Make-A-Wish Foundation strives to grant the wishes of children around the world who are struggling with serious illnesses, so they can stay motivated in their fight for a healthy life.
Sensational Beef Stroganoff
This recipe comes from the recipe book of Carrie’s mom, chef extraordinaire, Mary Anne Tomlinson. It has been a favorite for Carrie and her family since 1992. Enjoy!
Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook half of the beef tips with half of the onion in skillet over medium heat until no longer pink. Set aside. Repeat with second half of butter, meat, and onion. Then return all meat and onion mixture to skillet. Stir in soup and ½ teaspoon paprika. Heat thoroughly, stirring occasionally. Remove skillet from heat. Stir in sour cream. Serve over noodles. Sprinkle with parsley and additional paprika. Garnish with tomatoes, if desired. Makes about 6 servings.
In February, Chris attended the conference for the National Association of Motorcycle Injury Lawyers. At this meeting he was elected president of this select group of attorneys from around the country. The purpose of this group is two-fold; to promote safety, awareness and education for motorcycle riders and to provide a network of skilled lawyers to assist people who have been injured in motorcycle accidents.
Also, Chris and Eric attended their personal injury marketing and office management seminar in San Antonio. Each quarter, Eric and Chris attend this conference to learn how to be better for our clients. Last month we also filmed a new short film for our website which will help prospective clients know what kind of form and the level of customer service we strive to provide.
Hope you are having a great spring. Thanks for trusting us with your case.
Dogs have been man’s best friend for a long time—as long as 11,500 years, the Science Daily website reports. Remains of dogs and humans together in what is now northeast Jordan suggest that people may have used dogs for hunting, due to the presence of bones found to have moved through the digestive tract of another animal. The bones are too large for humans to have eaten, so archaeologists theorize that they must have been digested by dogs.
The remains were unearthed at an 11,500 year-old settlement called Shubayqa 6. Evidence indicates that humans lived at the settlement year-round, suggesting that the dogs lived there with humans rather than scavenging when people weren’t around. Dogs may have been used in hunting foxes and hares, possibly driving them into enclosures where they could be killed for meat, and also for bones that early humans used to make beads.
Each month, we like to feature people we work with, our neighbors, or people who are influential in our community. This month, we would like to feature Ballet Pensacola.
Ballet Pensacola is the area’s only resident professional ballet company. Since 1978, Ballet Pensacola has been a positive local influence on young people interested in studying the art of dance.
Every year it serves about 300 students of all ages. The Ballet provides more than $10,000 in assistance to deserving young dancers each year. It’s performing company has more than 40 dancers who come to Pensacola from around the world.
It is amazing that Pensacola, a relatively smaller town in the grand scheme of Ballet has such a dedicated group of artists, board of directors and volunteers who make sure that dance is a part of our local culture and an educational option for our young people.
You can see this year’s schedule of performances by going to their web site, www.balletpensacola.org.
We have been doing our best to try to get our newsletter articles done a little earlier. We are getting them to the printer by the 10th of the month so that they can come out early the next month. We hope that the newsletters have not been getting to you all as late as they were last year. However, in doing so we have had to adjust because in an April newsletter, I would want to talk about what we did in March. Because I can’t very well predict how the rest of the month will go, I will talk about what went on in February and the little bit of March we have had.
February and March have both been pretty busy with baseball season for both kids. Cole is starting on the junior varsity team at Pensacola High School. Lucy Adams is playing recreational baseball at Bill Bond. Cole’s team has had three games so far while Lucy Adams is still in preseason. Both seem to be playing well and are really excited about the season.
Pensacola High School held their annual football banquet at the end of February. Lucy Adams and I attended while Carrie was out of town. At the banquet, Cole was presented with a scholar athlete award! We are very happy for how he has done in school this year. He seems to be balancing both athletics and academics.
Lucy Adams is also playing soccer for Episcopal Day School and has scored a few goals and, when playing goalie, has stopped a few. She is working hard at two sports right now in addition to selling the most Girl Scout cookies in her troop. She has always been a hard worker and shows no signs of slowing down.
Usually, the beginning of the year is slow. As the kids grow older, though, there seems to be a little downtime even at the beginning of the year. 2019 has gotten off to a great start and we are excited to see what it holds for us!
Motorcycles can be great fun to ride. The wind in your hair and the feeling of freedom can be invigorating when out on the open road.
Unfortunately, there is also an increased risk of danger when you are riding a motorcycle. Because you are in a smaller vehicle, it may be difficult for other motorists to see you when you are driving alongside them.
Also, because you don’t have the benefit of a steel frame to protect you, you are likely to suffer more severe injuries as compared to other drivers if you are involved in an accident. Even the most experienced motorcyclists must use extreme caution to stay safe.
If you or a loved one were involved in a motorcycle accident, you need the experienced attorneys at Stevenson Klotz to see to it that you get the compensation you deserve.
Planning a visit to an amusement park this year? You want your family to be safe as they go on the roller coaster, merry-go-round, and other rides.
Here is some advice from the University of Michigan’s Health Blog on how you and your children can ride safely:
Motorcycle accidents can be caused by a variety of conditions and circumstances. These include the following:
A motorist stuck in a ditch received help from a farmer walking down the road with an old horse.
“Just give me a minute, and old Billy will get you pulled out of there,” the farmer said as he hitched the car to the horse. He then began to shout, “Pull, Chuck! Pull, Willow! Pull, Stanley!”
Finally, the farmer said, “Pull, Billy!” The horse took a few steps forward and pulled the car out of the ditch.
The driver thanked the farmer for his help and then asked why the farmer called out all of the other names before he called on Billy.
“Billy is blind, and a bit set in his ways,” the farmer said. “If he thought he was the only one pulling, he wouldn’t have even tried.”
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