Sunday, May 20, 2018

Spring/Summer Blossoms around Foster County Courthouse - ND

Here are a few pictures of our Foster County Courthouse... taken today - Sunday, May 20, 2018. 

You can see the new leaves and blossoms on our trees in Carrington.

 It won't be long before we see flowers and blossoming trees all around the city. 

Note:  I just want to point out the beautiful restoration work done on the courthouse dome by Leo Straley who has a construction business - General Roofing & Construction - here in Carrington.  It's great to know that a local contractor has such awesome expertise in renovating a historic building like the Foster County Courthouse.  His exceptional work is being noted by architects and builders across the state.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Summer Weather Is Finally Here!

Happy Monday to you! Here in Carrington we're having wonderful weather... a little cloudy today with the sun shining through... with a high of 77 degrees. 

It's actually going to be in the 80's and sunny for the next two days.... Hooray! So happy warm weather is FINALLY here... to stay, I hope! 

This picture was taken on Sunday, May 13, 2018. You can see the buds on the trees in the background, and the grass is quickly turning green.

 It's amazing how fast things grow in the summertime here in North Dakota. It's like Mother Nature is saying, "Hurry, hurry, hurry before Winter comes again!" Hope you are having a wonderful day in your part of the world! #carringtonnd #carringtonndnews

Monday, April 30, 2018

American Legion Auxiliary BINGO - Carrington, ND

GREAT BINGO PRIZES!  $200, $150, $75 and many $50 prizes!  Buy a ticket for $10 and get three cards with a chance to win one or more of these prizes. The American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring a FreeWill Supper and BINGO on Monday evening, April 30th at CrossRoads in Carrington, North Dakota. The meal starts at 5pm and BINGO starts at 7pm. 

This is the ALA's major fundraiser of the year... and an awesome organization to support.  These ladies do so much for our community... along with the VFW Auxiliary they produce a Memorial Day celebration/meal for the community in May, as well as  a Veteran's Day celebration/meal in November.  

They also contribute to many causes in our community, supply clothes for needy children, send care boxes to soldiers overseas, donate to our local/school libraries, feed community members who help put flags on veterans graves, give prizes to children who win their Americanism essay contest, give flag etiquette presentations to our local school children, make and give gifts to the veterans in our local nursing home, distribute poppies in memory of our veterans... and much more.  

A BIG THANKS to all of you who have already bought tickets.  You can still buy tickets at the door, but come early because there aren't that many left!  Hope to see you there, visit and have fun playing BINGO!!!  

Monday, January 1, 2018

Moondogs!!! Have you ever seen moondogs? I didn't realize there was such a phenomenon. I took this picture last night - New Year's Eve - speeding along between Carrington and New Rockford, so it's not a very good look at them. I was so amazed at what I was seeing that I didn't get my camera out till the moondogs almost disappeared. Did any of you local folks get a shot of them? I'm hoping they will appear again tonight.

According to Wikipedia: "A moon dog, moondog, or mock moon,... meaning "beside the moon"... is a relatively rare bright circular spot on a lunar halo caused by the refraction of moonlight by hexagonal-plate-shaped ice crystals in cirrus or cirrostratus clouds... Moon dogs appear as part of the 22° halo, roughly 10 Moon diameters outside the Moon. They are exactly analogous to sun dogs, but are rarer because the Moon must be bright, about quarter moon or more, for the moon dogs to be observed. Moon dogs show little color to the unaided human eye because their light is not bright enough to activate the cone cells."

(By the way today's moon - January 1, 2018 - is called a supermoon. That occurs when the full moon is at the closest point of its orbit to the Earth. If you don't get to see the super moon tonight, another instance will occur again on January 31st.)
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