Monthly Newsletter October 1, 2020

Hello October

Hello October!

Wow the year is flying by. The first full Moon of fall—in this case, the Harvest Moon—will appear on Thursday, October 1. Later in the month, on Saturday, October 31 (Halloween), the second full Moon appears. This is the Hunter’s Moon, which will be special for two reasons: it’s a rare Halloween full Moon and a Blue Moon! Also keep an eye out for the Draconid meteor shower in the late evening of October 9, and the Orionid meteor shower in the predawn hours of October 21–22. With the autumnal equinox in late September, foliage season has officially begun across much of the U.S. Did you know that the foliage color is trigged by the amount of daylight (not weather)? Remember to be safe and check out our Community Connection at for local events and information. If you are from out of town come on out to Prescott, “Everybody’s Hometown” for a visit. Already here, we are glad you came. Thinking about staying? We can help you find your dream home, sell your current home, or both!

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We are making dreams come true . . . one home at a time!

October’s the month
When the smallest breeze
Gives us a shower
Of autumn leaves.
Bonfires and pumpkins,
Leaves sailing down —
October is red
And golden and brown.

~Author unknown


International Dinosaur Month

National Vegetarian Month

National Sarcasm Month

National Cookie Month

National Popcorn Popping Month



Oct. 1 – 7 National Walk Your Dog Week

Oct. 8 – 12 International Cephalopod Awareness Week

Oct. 18 – 24 National Character Counts Week

Oct. 25 – 31 National Massage Therapy Awareness Week


1st Less Than Perfect Day

3rd Look at the Leaves Day

10th I Love Yarn Day

13th Silly Sayings Day

18th Meatloaf Appreciation Day

31st National Knock Knock Jokes Day




1940 – The Pennsylvania Turnpike opened to traffic. It is considered the first US superhighway.


1958 – The Huckleberry Hound Show premiered, in syndication.


1535 – The first complete English-language Bible (The Coverdale Bible) was printed, translated by William Tyndale and Myles Coverdale.


3761 BC – Today was the first day of creation, according to the Jewish Talmudic Calendar.


1971 – Sold, dismantled, and moved to the United States, London Bridge reopened in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.


1582 – Pope Gregory XIII implemented the Gregorian calendar. In several countries (Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain) October 4 of that year was followed directly by October 15.


1879 – Thomas Edison tested the first practical electric incandescent light bulb – it lasted 13 1/2 hours.


1901 – Annie Edson Taylor, at age 63, became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.


1881 – The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral takes place at Tombstone, Arizona. The “OK” probably referred to two families, Ormsby & Kimberly, who owned the nearby corral.


1886 – The first ticker-tape parade took place in New York City when office workers spontaneously throw ticker tape into the streets after the Statue of Liberty was dedicated.

Andy’s Actually Factual Facts

San Francisco cable cars are the only National Monuments that can move.

Your mouth uses 75 muscles when you speak!

In 18th century England, gambling dens employed someone whose job was to swallow the dice if there was a police raid.

In a recent survey, Americans revealed that banana was their favorite smell.

More than 2 billion pencils are manufactured each year in the United States. If these were laid end to end they would circle the world nine times. The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served first class.

The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and the chocolate bar in his pocket melted.

It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs.

A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4-foot-tall child inside.