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The History of Independence Day!

Independence Day is a holiday in the United States, although many nations have a holiday where they celebrate independence from another nation, to celebrate America’s independence from Great Britain and the creation of the United States.  The holiday is often called The Fourth of July and is set on the day when the Declaration of Independence was published declaring independence from Great Britain in 1776. The Revolutionary War began on April 19, 1775, when the New England states began figh

The History of Father's Day

Father’s Day a national holiday in the United States that honors fatherhood and was first celebrated on June 19th, 1910.  While that may have been a straightforward intro to a holiday for our blog, the fact is that Father’s Day also had a quite simple and uneventful start when compared to most holidays out there. In Europe, Saint Joseph’s Day was started in the Catholic faith as a feast day to celebrate fatherhood.  This feast day was usually celebrated on March 19th and started in the very

The History of Juneteenth!

Juneteenth, which is short for June Nineteenth, celebrates the day when United States federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to occupy the state and ensure that slaves were being freed following the Civil War.  The event took place on June 19th in 1865, two months after General Robert E. Lee surrendered at the Appomattox Court House to end the Civil War. It is often considered the longest-running African American holiday and honors the end of slavery in the United States. Even aft

The History of Memorial Day!

Memorial Day is an American holiday honoring the men and women who lost their lives serving the United States military. It is observed on the last Monday of May and originated in the years following the US Civil War, before becoming an official federal holiday in 1971. Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting memorials and cemeteries of those who lost their lives in military service along with holding family gatherings and festivals that are often based around parades. Memorial Day

The History of Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a holiday that honors motherhood and is celebrated in numerous different formats and on different days around the world. In the United States, Mother's Day is a single day event where children will often present their mother with flowers and other gifts of appreciation. The holiday has also been known to be associated with numerous women's rights activist movement in recent history. The earliest accounts of a holiday or celebration of motherhood can be traced to the an

The History of Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, or translated as the Fifth of May, is the Mexican holiday that celebrates the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla during Franco-Mexican war.  The day is sometimes referred to as Battle of Puebla Day and always falls on the 5th day of May.  Cinco de Mayo is often referred to in the United States as Mexican Independence Day, but this is an incorrect reference as it is a minor holiday in Mexico and is the celebration of a single battle. Mexican Independence Day, o

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Columbia County Online has added a series of changes to our website as we prepare to go live.  Check below to see the changes!  We plan on adding more articles like this as we work on our communication. Change log Vastly expanded forums for more content Added calendar to list public events Removed COVID-19 section Fixed user group permission issues in using forum Fixed moderator permissions in editing articles News articles wi


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Forums Expanded!

As many of you already know, our website was launched early to help keep information about the COVID-19 outbreak available and focused on our community.  However, we are now pushing to launch the features we aimed to have available originally.  Today we are expanding our community forums to encompass more topics that the everyday user will find useful.  First we are starting off by adding a new "Community Questions" forum where members of our community to ask questions regarding all sorts o



COVID-19 Page Added

We have added the Pennsylvania COVID-19 outbreak map to our health and wellness section of our website. This map, along with some basic information about the virus, will be under our new virus home page as we aim to make our main home page more focused on community information and positive news over of just another virus center. This new section of our website will only be a small, useful information page as there are numerous outlets already providing information about this outbreak includ



Facebook Login Added!

We have added the ability for new users to register and login via Facebook!  We are planning on adding Twitter Logins in the near future. If you already have an account, you can link your Facebook to your current account by clicking your user name in the upper right corner on the site and selecting "Account Settings".  Once you get to your account settings, then you can link your Facebook by clicking on "Facebook on the right side menu and then "Configure".  Afterwards it is a simple proces



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