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The Full Pink Moon Will Be 100% Full Monday April 26, 2021

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April’s full Moon rises on the night of Monday, April 26. Traditionally called the Pink Moon, this full Moon will also be a spectacular supermoon! Here’s everything you should know about the Moon this month, including facts, folklore, and Moon phase dates.

WHEN TO SEE THE FULL MOON IN APRIL 2021

Venture outside on the night of Monday, April 26, to catch a glimpse of April’s full Pink Moon. This full Moon—which is the first of two supermoons this year—will be visible after sunset and reach peak illumination at 11:33 P.M. EDT.

For the best view of this lovely spring Moon, find an open area and watch as the Moon rises just above the horizon, at which point it will appear its biggest and take on a golden hue! (Find local Moon rise and set times here.)

SUPER PINK MOON: THE FIRST SUPERMOON OF THE YEAR

(Note: Before you get your hopes up, this “Super Pink Moon” won’t actually look “super pink”—or any hue of pink, really. The Moon will be its usual golden color near the horizon and fade to a bright white as it glides overhead!)

This year, we’ll be treated to two supermoons, with the first occurring on April 26 and the second on May 26. Supermoons are said to be bigger and brighter than your average full Moon.

Just how big and how bright, exactly? On average, supermoons are about 7% bigger and about 15% brighter than a typical full Moon. However, unless you were to see a regular full Moon and a supermoon side by side in the sky, the difference is very, very difficult to notice! Learn more about supermoons here.

WHY IS IT CALLED THE PINK MOON?

The full Moon names used by The Old Farmer’s Almanac come from a number of places, including Native American, Colonial American, and European sources. Traditionally, each full Moon name was applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred, not only to the full Moon.

The Pink Moon

Although we wish this name had to do with the color of the Moon, the reality is not quite as mystical or awe-inspiring. In truth, April’s full Moon often corresponded with the early springtime blooms of a certain wildflower native to eastern North America: Phlox subulata—commonly called creeping phlox or moss phlox—which also went by the name “moss pink.”

Thanks to this seasonal association, this full Moon came to be called the “Pink” Moon!

Here’s a Pink Moon Video featuring Amy Neiskens from Almanac.com:

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Locals look forward to buffets reopening in Clark County

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The pandemic forced a lot of places to stop the service, but in a few weeks, Clark County will allow buffets to continue again.

Alexandra and Tremaine Johnson love visiting buffets. In fact, it was a weekly ritual for the Las Vegas couple.

“It is easy so we don’t have to pick what the other one wants to eat,” said Alexandra Johnson. “And I am a picky eater, I can eat what I like,” added Tremaine Johnson.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          COVID-19 shut a lot of self-serving buffets down, putting a stop to one of the things Las Vegas is famous for.

But there is good news: Clark County says buffets can open again starting May 1. “Just going to the other buffets their deserts are different everyone offers something different, so it is exciting to be out and be free again,” said Tremaine Johnson. However, some in the food business say they will still be taking precautions.

Pam Howatt owns a catering business, and although 95% of her events were canceled during the pandemic, her team made sure the buffets she did have were safe.

“So they still get the same choices they still get the quantities of what they want but we serve it for them so only we handle their plate until it gets to the end,” Howatt said.

It is a new method to the traditional buffet style that Howatt says she will keep.

“I don’t t think everyone handling the same utensil over and over again is a good option now that we have gone through all this,” Howatt said.

As for the Johnson’s, they say they will go to the first buffet that opens up.

As for the big casinos and hotels, 8 News Now did reach out to Wynn, MGM and Caesars Entertainment, but we have not heard anything on what their plans are to resume buffet services.

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Death in the West

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From The NewYorker.com
“A century ago, Butte, Montana, a.k.a. Dashiell Hammett’s Poisonville, was the rowdy epicenter of American copper mining; these days, it’s a source of excellent local-history podcasts. “Richest Hill” alchemized a toxic-waste saga into riveting entertainment; the new, independently produced series “Death in the West” unspools the story of the murder of the martyred union organizer Frank Little—still regarded by many as a “recently passed comrade”—in 1917, when Butte was “a city tailor-made for conspiracy and mayhem.” Reported, written, and hosted by Chad and Zach Dundas and Erika and Leif Fredrickson, the series employs rigorous reporting, memorable details (a hook-handed gunman, a Prohibition-era speakeasy), and sophisticated sound design (cemetery crickets, archival interviews and songs), as well as local flavor: music by Montana bands, support from a record store and an ice-cream shop.”

— Sarah Larson
https://www.newyorker.com/goings-on-about-town/podcasts/death-in-the-west-11-23-20

Here’s a link to the Death in the West podcast:
https://deathinthewestpod.com/episodes

Here’s a link to my current favorite song which happens to be from from the podcast, “TUNE FOR T” by Caroline Keys.

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Glen Campbell – Gentle on My Mind

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From: Colouring The Past


From WIKI
“Gentle on My Mind” is a song written by John Hartford,[] which won four 1968 Grammy Awards. Hartford won the award for Best Folk Performance and Best Country & Western Song (Songwriter). The other two awards Best Country & Western Solo Vocal Performance, Male and Best Country & Western Recording, went to American country music singer Glen Campbell for his version of Hartford’s song.

The song was released in June 1967 as the only single from the album of the same name. It was re-released in July 1968 to more success. Glen Campbell’s version has received over 5 million plays on the radio. Campbell used “Gentle on My Mind” as the theme to his television variety show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour between 1969 and 1972. Dean Martin’s version, recorded in 1968, was a major hit in the United Kingdom; three versions of the song, Campbell’s, Martin’s and Patti Page’s, all reached the top ten of the U.S. easy listening chart in 1968. The song was ranked number 16 on BMI’s Top 100 Songs of the Century.[]

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Rio Las Vegas resuming 7-day operations starting April 19

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LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Caesars Entertainment has announced plans to resume hotel operations seven days a week at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino beginning Monday, April 19.

Previously, the hotel accommodated weekend stays only, while the gaming floor has been operating 24/7 since the property reopened in December 2020.

RELATED | Rio Las Vegas to undergo renovations, rebranding with Hyatt

In addition to the hotel, the following amenities will also be open seven days a week at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino:Gaming

Gaming Floor
Race & Sports Book
Restaurants

All-American Bar & Grille
Hash House A Go Go
Kang’s Kitchen
KJ Dim Sum & Seafood
Sports Deli
Smashburger
Starbucks (near the hotel elevators)
VooDoo Steak
Wetzel’s Pretzels
Bars and Lounges

Shutters Bar
iBar
Pool Bar
Purple Zebra Daiquiri Bar
Race & Sports Book Bar
Masquerade Bar
Retail

Rio Logo Store
Count’s Tattoo Company
Gifts Plus
Higuchi Gallery
Lioness
Luxe Vegas Royalty
Paradise Island Wear
Poker Face
Serenity Bar
Attractions

KISS by Monster Mini Golf
Rio Zipline
Fitness Center

Pool
VooDoo Beach at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

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THE FULL WORM MOON Will Be 100% Full At 2:50 P.M. EDT on Sunday, March 28, 2021

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From The Old Farmer’s Almanac

March’s full Worm Moon reaches peak illumination at 2:50 P.M. EDT on Sunday, March 28, 2021.

Look for the spectacularly bright Moon as it rises above the horizon that evening! See when the Moon will be visible in your area.

This year, because it is the first full Moon to occur after the spring equinox on March 20, March’s full Moon is the Paschal Full Moon. This means that its date determines the date of Easter (April 4, 2021)! Read more about how Easter’s date is determined.

WHY IS IT CALLED THE WORM MOON?
The full Moon names used by The Old Farmer’s Almanac come from a number of places, including Native American, Colonial American, and European sources. Traditionally, each full Moon name was applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred, not only to the full Moon.

The Worm Moon

March’s full Moon goes by the name Worm Moon, which was originally thought to refer to the earthworms that appear as the soil warms in spring. This invites robins and other birds to feed—a true sign of spring!

An alternative explanation for this name comes from Captain Jonathan Carver, an 18th-century explorer, who wrote that this Moon name refers to a different sort of “worm”—beetle larvae—which begin to emerge from the thawing bark of trees and other winter hideouts at this time.

Here’s a video on the Full Worm Moon from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, featuring Amy Nieskens:

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Louis Prima – Pennies from Heaven

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“Pennies from Heaven” is a 1936 American popular song with music by Arthur Johnston and lyrics by Johnny Burke.

“It was introduced by Bing Crosby with Georgie Stoll and his Orchestra in the 1936 film of the same name. It was recorded in the same year by Billie Holiday and afterwards performed by Doris Day, Jimmy Dorsey & his Orchestra, Arthur Tracy, Eddy Duchin, Tony Bennett, Dinah Washington, Clark Terry, Frances Langford, Big Joe Turner, Lester Young, Dean Martin, Gene Ammons, The Skyliners (a hit in 1960), Legion of Mary, Guy Mitchell, and Harry James.”

Louis Prima – The Call of the Wildest (1957)

Pennies From Heaven
Soloist, Vocals – Louis Prima
Tenor Saxophone – Sam Butera
Written-By – Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke

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Introducing Resorts World Las Vegas

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Resorts World Las Vegas.com

Resorts World Las Vegas is scheduled to open Summer 2021

Introducing Resorts World Las Vegas

Welcome, one and all, to an international spectacle so innovative, so diverse, so immense in scale and scope, even the Strip’s brightest lights can’t compete. For Resorts World Las Vegas stands poised to inspire wonder in guests from every walk of life, through transformative technology, vintage Vegas hospitality, and exotic, worldwide allure.

Resorts World Las Vegas is designed to electrify the senses in every conceivable way – with talk-of-the-town nightlife, irresistible, globally inspired cuisine and mixology, star-studded residency performances and engagements at the state-of-the-art 5,000-capacity theatre, a curated collection of exclusive retail boutiques, and the most technologically advanced, progressive approach to gaming the Las Vegas Strip has ever seen.

Accommodations at the resort will equally impress, with smart, luxurious amenities and thoughtful design throughout every one of its 3,500 welcoming guestrooms and suites.

The latest brainchild of Malaysia-based parent company Genting Berhad, Resorts World Las Vegas will offer a wholly integrated and seamless experience immersing guests in moments destined to be as personal as they are unforgettable.

In a city that has not seen the debut of a truly groundbreaking property in more than a decade, Resorts World Las Vegas is ready to usher in the dawn of a new age, creating the next seminal moment in Las Vegas history.

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The future of Las Vegas’ famed buffets

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From 8NewsNow.com
by: Madison Kimbro, Carolyn Williams

Posted: Feb 26, 2021 / 06:43 PM PST / Updated: Feb 26, 2021 / 06:43 PM PST

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas is known for so many things, and while we have seen live entertainment take a backseat, another big aspect to the Vegas lifestyle has, too: buffets. However, gaming historian David Schwartz doesn’t see them going away forever.

“I think when it is safe, it will comeback in some form. It’s hard to say when that will be, but I think because there is such an association with Vegas and buffets, that someone is going to want to keep it alive,” said Schwartz.

Several properties moved away from buffet services, including Wynn and Circus Circus, replacing theirs with a food court. Tourist Dawn Cagle says she hopes Vegas can keep their buffets but do so safely.

“I just recently went to one where I’m from in Houston, and they had it set up where they had the plexiglass and servers behind it, so you could still go in line as many times as you wanted,” she shared. “It kept it hands-free. I really like that idea.”

Over at South Point Casino, they have continued their Garden Buffet but have made some adjustments.

“Buffets of the past where people just walked up and grabbed utensils themselves are no longer the case here,” said Michael Kennedy, director of food operations at South Point. “We now have dedicated staff who will serve you from behind our buffet line.”

“We get calls every day to make sure that our buffet is still open, and we are thankful that it is, as we are doing it safely,” he added.

South Point Casino will expand its hours in March for their breakfast buffet. Currently, they are open for brunch, lunch and dinner daily.

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The Snow Moon Will Be Full Saturday, February 27 at 3:19 AM, 2021 EST

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Almanac.com

“Got your snow shovels ready? February’s full Snow Moon reaches its peak in the early morning hours of Saturday, February 27. Why is it called the full Snow Moon? Find out in our February Moon Guide!”

In the 1760s, Captain Jonathan Carver, who had visited the Naudowessie (Dakota) and others, wrote that the name used for this period was the Snow Moon, “because more snow commonly falls during this month than any other in the winter.”

The Cree called this the Bald Eagle Moon or Eagle MoonBear Moon (Ojibwe) and Black Bear Moon (Tlingit) refer to the time when bear cubs are born. The Dakota called this the Raccoon Moon, and certain Algonquin peoples named it the Groundhog Moon. The Haida named it Goose Moon.

The Cherokee names of “Month of the Bony Moon” and “Hungry Moon” give evidence to the fact that food was hard to come by at this time.

TRADITIONAL MOON NAMES

Historically, Native American and other traditional names for full or new Moons were used to track the seasons. The Moon names that we use in The Old Farmer’s Almanac come from Native American, Colonial American, or other traditional North American sources passed down through generations.

Note that for Native American names, each Moon name was typically applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred, the month starting either with the new Moon or full Moon. Additionally, a name for the lunar month might vary each year or between bands or other groups within the same nation.

Some names listed here may reflect usage at one time in history, but may no longer be used by a designated group today. Many of the names listed here are English interpretations of the words used in Native American languages. They are only roughly aligned here with the months of the Gregorian calendar.

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Video for February’s  Snow Moon, featuring Amy Nieskens

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