HAVE YOU ever wondered how the months of the year got their names? They are based on Roman words, and many of them make perfect sense. September, for example, means seventh. October eighth, November ninth, and December tenth. Most of the remaining months bear the names of gods or goddesses.
The battle of the prognosticating groundhogs is on. Georgia’s ‘General Lee’ disagrees with Pennsylvania’s ‘Punxsutawney Phil ‘ this year–the General forecasts an early spring despite his longstanding and better known rival’s prediction for six more weeks of winter. In Canada, Ontario’s Wiarton Willie and Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam side with