Tuskegee Airmen History (in-person and on-screen)


This week I visited the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic site (in Alabama).

The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African-Americans who served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Force.

The Airmen were featured this year in a fictionalized action film starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard.
The National Park Service maintains the historic site I visited inside a hangar. It is not terribly large, but there are several interesting displays and artifacts from the Airmen’s training and service.

The colorful airplane replicas were fantastic!

If you missed the movie in theaters, it will be out on dvd and blu-ray on May 22!

Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler—Review & Giveaway

Earth Day is coming up, so there will be lots of attention in the media to eco-actions we need to take.
Recycling, though, is something that should be a year-round, daily habit for all of us.
Having the right tools makes this easier!
The kind people from the Rubbermaid Team sent me a new Hidden Recycler to review.
The Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler is meant to hang inside a cabinet door, so you can keep your recyclables out of sight. Appropriately enough, the Hidden Recycler is made of recycled material. When the bag is full, you can lift it off the hinges, take it out to the recycle bin, machine-wash the bag if desired, and put it back on the hinges.

More product details found at:
http://www.rubbermaid.com/Category/Pages/ProductDetail.aspx?Prod_ID=RP092016
• Hinged lid attaches to cabinet door with over the door hooks or screws
• Bag is made from 65% post-consumer resin
• Bag is machine washable
• Comfortable handle for transport
• 5 gallon bag holds 36 uncrushed cans and is large enough to fit 1 gallon milk jugs
• Great for single stream recyclers
• Great for apartment living

My take:
It was very easy to follow the assembly instructions; the material is sturdy; and the recycler hangs securely out of sight as promised.
It’s a much better option than leaving an unsightly open bin out in the kitchen!

You can purchase the Hidden Recycler from Rubbermaid for $17.59
and watch an interactive product demo on the site:
http://www.rubbermaid.com/Category/Pages/ProductDetail.aspx?CatName=shoponline&SubcatId=ShopOnlineWasteTrash&Prod_ID=RP092016

OR you can WIN one from this blog!
Rubbermaid will kindly ship the giveaway prize to my winner if they are in the US and Canada.

There are up to 3 ways to enter. I will choose one winner at random from all eligible entries.
Please leave a separate comment for each entry and put your email address on each comment so I can contact the winner.
1. Follow both me @rkosully http://twitter.com/rkosully
and Rubbermaid @rubbermaid http://twitter.com/rubbermaid
on Twitter . Include your Twitter handle in this entry comment.
2. Follow both me and Rubbermaid on Pinterest
http://pinterest.com/robinosully/
http://pinterest.com/rubbermaid/
Include your Pinterest name in this entry comment.
3. Give me a +K on Klout in Health or Creativity
http://klout.com/#/rkosully/topics
Post that you did this to Twitter and include the time stamp details on your comment for this entry.

Thanks—good luck to all!
Winner will be selected and notified April 22
(Happy Earth Day!)

Disclosure: I received a complimentary Hidden Recycler from the Rubbermaid Team to review for this blog post.

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UPDATE: THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!
The winner has been contacted & verified–Congrats Sue B!