- President’s Day never falls on the actual birthday of any American president.
- George Washington, William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan were all born in February, but their birthdays all come too early or too late to coincide with President’s Day.
- President’s Day is a day for commemorating all U.S. Presidents
- Many national parks stage reenactments and pageants in honor or Washington and Lincoln.
Many of you probably know that this weekend is a three-day weekend. However, do we even know why it’s a long weekend? Monday, February 20th is Presidents’ Day, a federal holiday celebrated in the United States. It’s a day to celebrate the hard work of past, present and future presidents. Find out more about the history, meaning, fun facts, and things to do this Presidents’ Day below!
Originally established in 1885, President’s Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. It was established in recognition of President George Washington and was called “Washington’s Birthday.” Although Washington’s actual birthday is February 22, the holiday was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, as an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. It was not until the late 1870’s that President’s Day became a federal holiday.
President’s Day vs Presidents’ Day
President’s Day refers to one President, while Presidents’ Day refers to more than one president. Some people only celebrate George Washington and others celebrate George Washington and Abraham Lincoln or even all the presidents. However you choose to spell it, remember to celebrate Presidents’ Day this coming Monday!
National Parks Fee Free
Enjoy your day off work or school by heading to a nearby national park. National parks have entrance fee free days throughout each year, and Presidents’ Day happens to be one of those days. Instead of staying inside on your day off, spend the day exploring outside! Enjoy spending the weekend relaxing in out in nature.
Presidents’ Day Celebrations
All around the United States, the are many different activities and things to do to celebrate Presidents’ Day. If you happen to be in Philadelphia, you may want to check out places like the National Constitution Center, City Tavern, or even attend Washington’s Birthday party at Valley Forge. Enjoy a historic dining experience at the City Tavern or a cupcake-filled celebration of George Washington’s 285th birthday at Valley Forge’s Visitor Center. If you’re lucky, you may even get some samples of Martha Washington’s “Great Cake”! There are so many different places to visit and things to do this coming Presidents’ Day weekend.
Valentine’s Day is just a few days away. Celebrate this day of love with those you love! Struggling to come up with some Valentine’s Day date ideas to do with your significant other? No worries, here are some fun, simple date ideas for you and your valentine!
Homemade Heart Pizza
There’s nothing better then some delicious homemade pizza! Turn your pizza into a heart with this simple Valentine’s Day date idea. Make sure you have pizza dough, pizza sauce, cheese, and whatever other toppings you want! You can cut your peppers or pepperoni into the shape of hearts to add a little something extra. Enjoy your Valentine’s Day heart pizza with your loved ones.
Recreate Your First Date
Ok seriously what is cuter then recreating your first date on Valentine’s Day? Walk down memory lane by taking your loved one back to the place your first met. Whether you went to get ice cream, went ice skating, or went out to dinner, go back to that same place and recreate your first date all over again! Surprise your loved one by doing this fun date idea this Valentine’s Day!
Fondue for Two
It’s time to warm up some chocolate because this Valentine’s Day you are having a chocolate fondue party for two! This delicious chocolate fondue is made in a slow cooker with just a few simple ingredients. While the chocolate sauce is cooking, get your dipping items ready. You can dip things like strawberries, bananas, pound cake, angel food cake, pretzels, marshmallows, brownies, donuts, Oreos, and graham crackers. This simple Valentine’s Day date idea is super fun and perfect for a romantic evening inside.
Breakfast in Bed
Spoil your loved ones by making them breakfast in bed this Valentine’s Day! Grab the muffin and pancake mix to whip up a delicious breakfast! This simple Valentine’s Day date idea will start your day off right. Make pancakes in the shape of a heart and spell out the word love on your plate. You can cut strawberries in the shape of a heart and add those as well! It’s time to spoil your valentine!
Indoor Movie Night
After a crazy Valentine’s Day, it’s nice to come home and relax. Turn your living room or bedroom into an indoor movie theater! Build a fort, hang some lights, and find a good love story movie to watch. Pop some popcorn and enjoy the evening all cuddled up next to your valentine.
When it comes to living at The Village, there are some major perks that come with it! The Village is Rexburg’s premier community housing that has nine different layouts and floor plans with fantastic amenities. Living at The Village is an experience unlike any other! Find out why living here is so great.
Theater room filled with comfy couches, who doesn’t want that? Here at The Village, our clubhouse has a media room that our tenants can reserve whenever they want! Enjoy watching your favorite movies and shows on the big screen. Pop some popcorn, invite your friends, and have a fun evening at our “at home” movie theater! Forget about driving into town to watch a movie when you can do it here at our media room!
You can reserve the media room on our website today!
Here at The Village, we are a pet friendly apartment complex. Let your dogs enjoy running around and playing in our dog park. Just this last summer, we renovated the dog park and almost doubled its size! Our dog park is gated which allows you to unleash your dogs and let them run free. The dog park is filled with various toys and obstacles for your dogs to play with! Bring your dogs to the dog park today!
No need to worry about buying a gym membership because here at The Village, we’ve got a gym just for you! Located at our 5,000 square foot clubhouse, our tenants will find our fitness center filled with machines and weights. Enjoy working out on the treadmill, elliptical, or lifting weights. Come work out with The Village today!
Living at The Village means enjoying our 5,000 square foot clubhouse. Our clubhouse is one of a kind and offers many different amenities for our tenants to use. Enjoy our media room, fitness room, lounge area, billiards room, children’s indoor romper room, computer workstations, and wireless internet 24/7. You can even find our on-site management at the clubhouse as well. Reserve the clubhouse for parties and events by simply calling or heading to our website. Come party at The Village today!
Different Apartment Layouts
Something that makes The Village different from other housing complexes is that we have 10 different apartment floor plans. Whether you’re looking for a one or two-bedroom apartment, we’ve got a variety of floor plan options for you. We offer our residents larger floor plans with high quality construction. You can find out more about our floor plans on our website. Find the apartment that best suits you at The Village!
Living at The Village means living in a neighborhood. Here at The Village, we try our best to keep the grounds well-maintained for our tenants. Enjoy some fresh air by taking a stroll on our sidewalks and playing on the grass in the summer. We also have an outdoor park area for your kids to play on. No need to drive to a park when you have one here for you!
Bring on spring! Here at The Village, we understand what it’s like to live in an apartment. That’s why we have garden boxes for our tenants to rent out. These garden boxes are the perfect way to grow a little garden with your family. Buy some seeds and get your garden growing today! Send us pictures of your growing garden boxes this spring!
Living at The Village means living in a prime location. The Village has easy freeway access and is about 20 minutes from the Idaho Falls Airport. You can enjoy traveling to places such as Jackson Hole and Yellowstone National Park that are only just a couple of hours away. Whether you’re a student going to school or a Rexburg resident, The Village is the ideal location for you. Everything you need is just a couple minutes away. Living at The Village definitely has its perks, so come live at The Village today!
5 fun and cheap ideas to do during the winter other than watching Netflix!
Let’s be honest, it’s cold outside. So instead of bundling up to go out and play with friends on a Friday night, you sit on your couch with a bowl of popcorn in one hand and the TV remote in the other. You open Netflix and continue watching your latest Netflix binge show. Fast forward and now it’s Saturday evening. You are still sitting on the couch, and now you’re 3 seasons into your new show. It’s time to change this. Although it is cold outside, there are fun winter activities that you and your friends can do for cheap!
Go Ice Skating
What’s more fun that balancing on thin blades on super slippery ice? Whether you’re a beginner or professional, ice skating is something fun that everyone can do! There are many places to go ice skating in and around Rexburg. There are two different outdoor ice skating rinks; one in Rexburg and the other in Rigby. Idaho Falls offers a great indoor ice skating rink if it’s a little too chilly to go outside. So you may not be an Olympic ice skater, but you can still have fun skating with family and friends!
Build a Snow Fort
So you need a little space from your husband or roommates, we get it. Sounds like it’s time to get outside and enjoy all that snow piled up everywhere! Grab your shovels, coats, and friends because today you are building a snow fort! Once you’ve got your fort all built, enjoy drinking some warm hot chocolate inside. Anything is better than staying inside and watching Netflix, just saying.
It’s time to get up from that couch and turn Netflix off! Grab your coat, hat, and gloves because it’s sledding time! You don’t need super nice sleds or hills to go sledding on. Instead, make do with what you have. Whether it’s a garbage can lid or a plastic bin, just grab something that will work. Find some hills near you or make your own sledding race track. Challenge your friends by racing them down the hill. We promise it’ll be a much better break from homework then watching Netflix.
Who said you have to go to the mountains to go skiing? The nice thing about skiing is that there are so many different ways or kinds of skiing. If you’re not wanting to drive all the way to the mountains, then grab your skis and poles and try out cross country skiing. If you’re wanting the real deal, then head to the ski hill and enjoy the day skiing or boarding down the mountain. Have a full day of classes? No worries, because night skiing might be just for you! Head up in the evening and enjoy a couple of hours on the ski hill that is all lit up for you! Whatever type of skiing you want to do, find time to do it this winter instead of turning Netflix back on.
Go To The Hot Springs
We get it, you don’t want to bundle up and go outside in the cold. How about jumping in your swim suit and heading to a nearby hot springs? You can still enjoy the warm hot springs even when it’s in the negatives outside! The nice thing about Rexburg is that there are multiple different hot springs nearby that are both indoor and outdoor. Many students like driving and hiking to Goldbug Hot Springs in Salmon Idaho. If your looking for a little more relaxed trip, then try out Green Canyon, Heise or Lava Hot Springs. Although it’s not the same as relaxing on the couch watching Netflix, relaxing in a hot tub sounds so much better!
Let’s be honest, Rexburg has been brutally cold this winter. There have been points where Rexburg has been colder than both the North Pole and Antarctica! As we spend our days dreaming of warm sandy beaches, we must remember to keep warm this brutally cold winter. Here are just 5 simple tips to help you survive the 0 degree weather in Rexburg.
Layer, Layer, Layer
Forget the shorts and jacket free life. It’s time to pull out your winter coats, boots, hats and gloves. Whether you’re outside for a couple of minutes walking to class or even scrapping your car window off to go to work, make sure you are bundled up in the 0 degree weather. With a combination of layers, you are more likely to keep your body warmth in and keep the cold out.
Eat Filling Food
Although your New Year’s goal was probably to eat less and lose weight, it is still important to eat filling meals to keep your body warm during the winter. Eating heathy and filling meals during the winter helps your body to fend off colds and boosts your metabolism. Warm up your body by eating foods such as soups or chili, and drinking lots of hot cocoa! Say goodbye to being cold in the 0 degree weather!
Keep Everything Covered!
When it comes to negative degree weather, it’s very important to take care of your body. Fingers, toes, ears, and the tip of your nose are areas that are most susceptible to frostbite. Wear gloves to keep your hands covered and free from any chance of getting frostbite. Wear wool socks and boots to keep your feet protected from the cold and wet snow. Also wear a hat or scarf to keep your ears covered and warm.
Prepare Your Car
With the weather so cold, you need to be aware that your car will be different than what you are used to. Your car will be completely frozen, sometimes from the inside and out. Always allow for extra time to get ready and drive to your destination. Your car needs to warm up before being driven in the negative degree weather. Start your car early to allow for it to defrost. Snowy, slick roads will take extra time to drive on so be cautious and careful. It may also be a good idea to always keep your car filled up with gas and to have an extra blanket in the trunk in case of emergencies, especially in the 0 degree weather.
Take Care of Yourself
With winter comes coughs, colds, and a lot of runny noses. Make it your goal to keep yourself healthy and hydrated by drinking lots of fluids. Go to bed early to make sure that you wake up with energy to help get you through the day. Keep your body warm by bundling up any time you go outside. Most importantly, take care of yourself this winter in the negative degree weather in Rexburg.
With the Christmas season just a few days away, everyone will be hustling and bustling to get home for the holidays. Here at The Village, we want everyone to make it home safe and sound this Christmas! Driving on snow covered roads can be dangerous so make sure you are ready and prepared to make your trip home. Here are just a few safety tips to remember before making your journey home.
Scrape Car Windows
Although it is annoying, scraping your frozen car windows is very important. Make sure to scrape both the front and back windows so that you can see the cars in front of you along with the cars behind you. Don’t’ scrape just enough for you to barely see out the window. Scraping your car windows will help eliminate blind spots so that you can travel safe.
Always Wear Your Seatbelt
Wearing your seatbelt is something that you should always do, no matter the time of the year. This winter, especially make sure to buckle up and wear your seatbelt. Driving in snow can be dangerous and it is important to always be safe. Accidents are more prone during the winter due to the icy roads. Make sure to keep yourself safe by buckling up!
Avoid Driving When Tired
Trying to balance your life with school, work, finals, and dating can be a lot. Let’s just say that by the end of the semester, everyone looks like zombies walking around campus. Sleep is something that you tend to get less and less of the closer you get to the break. Make sure to not let this lack of sleep affect your driving. Instead, make safe driving plans so that you can be alert and aware on the roads. If you’re too tired to drive, maybe take a power nap beforehand or get a good nights sleep and start your drive early the next morning.
Keep Gas Tank at Least Half Full
You never know when something could suddenly go completely wrong. To help keep yourself safe this winter, make sure to always keep your gas tank at least half full. You may get lost, get stuck or even find yourself in an accident. It is always wise to have gas in your car to help keep you warm. Keeping a blanket in your trunk is another wise think to carry during these cold winter months.
No Cruise Control on Slippery Roads
As much as we all love cruise control, we need to remember to be very careful driving with it during the winter. It’s hard to see when the roads are icy and you never know when you might hit some black ice. If you can tell the roads are snowy and icy, you may not want to risk it driving with your cruise control on. Instead be alert and aware by driving with your foot on the gas and keeping close to the breaks.
The most important key to driving safe during the winter is to DRIVE SLOW! Many people think that they can still go the speed limit or drive as fast as they normally would. You need to remember to allow yourself extra time wherever you go. Driving in the snow takes more time and you need to be more cautious than you think. When accelerating and decelerating, make sure to do both of those slowly as well.
Know Your Brakes
Many people underestimate the power of their breaks during the winter months. When driving, it is your first instinct to slam on the breaks when you suddenly need to stop. Although this was a great idea in the summer, it’s not during the winter. Slamming on your breaks can cause you to slide or spin out. Remember to go slow and to decelerate slower. When decelerating, pump your breaks. Pumping your breaks can keep your car from sliding or spinning out. As long as your take things slow, you should be fine!