The next full moon will occur on January 10th at 2:21 PM ET, and is known as the Wolf Moon, or the Moon After Yule. There are many legends and folklore about wolves and their meaning in nature, including the weather-ology of the Winter Wolf.
“Full Moon names date back to Native Americans of North America. Tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon. Full Moon names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred.”
There was some variation in the full Moon names, but in general, the same ones were consistent among regional tribes. European settlers followed that custom and created some of their own names.
October This full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon. Many moons ago, Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead. Because the fields were traditionally reaped in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to glean from the fallen grains. Probably because of the threat of winter looming close, the Hunter’s Moon is generally accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes.
THE HUNTER’S MOON MEANING
The Algonquin Native American tribes referred to October’s Moon as the Full Hunter’s Moon because time to go hunting in preparation for winter. Since the harvesters have reaped the fields, hunters can easily see the fattened deer and other animals that have come out to glean (and the foxes that have come out to prey on them).
The earliest use of the term “Hunter’s Moon” cited in the Oxford English Dictionary is from 1710. Some sources suggest that other names for the Hunter’s Moon are the Sanguine or Blood Moon, either associated with the blood from with hunting or the turning of the leaves in autumn. Other Native American tribes, who tied the full Moon names to the season’s activities, called the full Moon the “Travel Moon” and the “Dying Grass Moon.”
The next full Moon will appear “opposite” the Sun (in Earth-based longitude) at 9:47 AM PT. The Moon will appear full for about three days centered around this time, from Tuesday morning through Thursday night
By Michael Scott Davidson / Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 10, 2018 – 3:34 pm
Construction will begin this week on another 650 steel posts along the Las Vegas Strip to protect pedestrians, Clark County spokesman Dan Kulin said.
Kulin said the posts, known as bollards, will line sidewalks on both sides of Las Vegas Boulevard between Sahara Avenue and Tropicana Avenue.
The bollards are 15 to 18 inches beneath the ground and anchored by interconnected, underground steel frames. The posts are about 4 feet tall and strong enough to stop a flatbed truck traveling 55 mph, the county has said.
Construction is expected to take about 60 days, Kulin said. The county has entered a $3.9 million contract with Unicon LLC to install the bollards.
Workers began placing bollards along the Strip in October, and some 840 posts are already standing.
Kulin said another 3,800 bollards could be installed before the end of February.
Concrete barriers will be temporarily placed in some areas that were planned to have bollards, Kulin said. Those locations are slated for development and any bollards installed would need to be removed during the construction.
Today is Giving Tuesday, a day designated to honor and support nonprofits on following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. American’s Wild Horse Families count on the Cloud Foundation, a recognized leader in the fight to protect and preserve them on our western public lands. Can we count on you?
ABOUT THE CLOUD FOUNDATION
The Cloud Foundation, is a Colorado 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, that grew out of Ginger Kathrens’ knowledge and fear for not only Cloud’s herd but other wild horses in the West. “I began to realize that we were losing America’s wild horses,” Ginger says. “They are rounded up by the thousand, losing in an instant what they value most–freedom and family. I realized that even Cloud and his family were in danger.”
Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino
300 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89102
“Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas has officially set a grand opening date of Saturday, December 3, 2016. The property will commemorate the opening with an extravagant series of Asian demonstrations. Among the planned festivities are a firecracker show, which typically accompanies many Asian holidays and celebrations, driving away evil spirits; a lion and dragon dance, bringing good luck and good fortune to all; and the world’s largest traditional Kung Fu tea service will run throughout the hotel & casino. “It’s a great feeling, given the work our entire team has put into bringing Lucky Dragon to Las Vegas, to be able to announce its grand opening,” said David Jacoby” read more…
This video is from LasVegasBuffetClub.Com. The screaming ghosts and bones in chains video was produced in a cold basement – Halloween 2008.
The classic tune is Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s Monster Mash, from 1962. “The “Monster Mash” single reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on October 20 of that year, just in time for Halloween. It has been a perennial holiday favorite ever since.” – Wiki
*”When I was in high school cruising in my ’58 on a Saturday night, I was knocked out by the drumming in this tune; it still holds up after all these years!” WC
Pickett was an aspiring actor who sang with a band called The Cordials at night while going to auditions during the day. One night, while performing with his band, Pickett did a monologue in imitation of horror movie actor Boris Karloff while performing The Diamonds’, “Little Darlin'”. The audience loved it and fellow band member Lenny Capizzi encouraged Pickett to do more with the Karloff imitation.
Pickett and Capizzi composed “Monster Mash” and recorded it with Gary S. Paxton, Leon Russell, Johnny McCrae, Rickie Page, and Terry Berg, credited as “The Crypt-Kickers”. The song was partially inspired by Paxton’s earlier novelty hit “Alley Oop”, as well as by the Mashed Potato dance craze of the era. A variation on the Mashed Potato was danced to “Monster Mash”, in which the footwork was the same but monster gestures were made with the arms and hands. *Mel Taylor, drummer for The Ventures claimed to play on this, and that fact is repeated many places, including Taylor’s N.Y. Times obituary.
The song is narrated by a mad scientist whose monster, late one evening, rises from a slab to perform a new dance. The dance becomes “the hit of the land” when the scientist throws a party for other monsters. The producers came up with several low-budget but effective sound effects for the recording. For example, the sound of a coffin opening was imitated by a rusty nail being pulled out of a board. The sound of a cauldron bubbling was actually water being bubbled through a straw, and the chains rattling were simply chains being dropped on a tile floor. Pickett also impersonated horror film actor Bela Lugosi as Dracula with the lyric “Whatever happened to my Transylvania Twist?” Wikipedia
The next video includes the entire Monster Mash song (with a few minor embellishments) by Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt Kickers. The accompanying video from YouTube is from SoulRocket’s channel.
From EarthDay.Org: Earth Day 2011: A Billion Acts of Green®
“Earth Day is here! This year, Earth Day’s theme is themed after A Billion Acts of Green: our people-powered campaign to generate a billion acts of environmental service and advocacy before Rio +20. Check out the cool new Billion Acts of Green Facebook app on http://apps.facebook.com/billionactsofgreen” read more…
Don’t mean to toot my own horn, but in the 60s I worked in the scrap/recycling business. In the 70s my gallery sold all handcrafted metalwork, some pieces created from recycled scrap metal, old square nails etc. In the mid-80s The LasVegasBuffetclub’s fleet RV sported a 12″ x 12″ solar panel that powered a small TV at night. It was wired to a motorcycle battery. Las Vegas was the perfect place for solar – Mega Sunshine.