Morgantown Apartment Living: March 2018
Welcome to this month's edition of Morgantown Apartment Living, brought to you by The Lofts, our apartments for rent in Morgantown, West Virginia. This month we're bringing our residents suggestions for celebrating National Nutrition Month and National Women's History Month; topics surrounding upcoming holidays like Popcorn Lover's Day and St. Patrick's Day; movies you might want to check out this month like Gringo and Pacific Rim: Uprising; and book suggestions like The Weight of Him and Animal Farm. Read on to learn more about these topics in today's blog post.
National Nutrition Month
Get out and visit Terra Cafe to celebrate National Nutrition Month today! “Before Terra can be anything else, it has to be a part of its community. We strive to create a space where members of our community can relax and gather together in a welcoming atmosphere. Being a part of our community is also supporting others as we hope to be supported. This means buying as many of our products and ingredients from local and regional sources as we can.” Terra Cafe is about a 9 minute drive from The Lofts. Happy National Nutrition Month!
National Women's History Month
Celebrate National Women's History Month by checking out a movie screening hosted at WVU in honor of this month. They'll be showing the film Heroin(e). Be sure to check it out on March 8th! Another way to celebrate this holiday here in West Virginia is to visit the website The Clio. On this website they show various locations that are important to women's history here in West Virginia. Check out the locations nearby and visit them this month!
Popcorn Lover's Day
Celebrate Popcorn Lover's Day on March 9th. It’s a great day to make a tasty popcorn recipe and watch a good movie with friends at your apartment. Make this Orange Dreamsicle Popcorn recipe from Lil' Luna. To make it you'll need popped popcorn, white chocolate chips, juice from an orange, orange zest, and salt. Whip this up and enjoy a movie night this month!
St. Patrick's Day
Decorate your apartment this month for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th! Make these Shamrock Mason Jars from Mason Jar Crafts. These Mason jars will work great at blending into your regular home decor pieces with just a small touch of the holiday spirit. To make them you’ll need the following supplies: pint- and quart-sized Mason Jars, gold metallic spray paint, green acrylic paint, toothpicks, and a medium tip paint brush. Don't forget to wear green and enjoy an Irish- or green-themed dinner meal with family and friends.
Looking for some weekend plans? We suggest going to see Gringo in theaters Friday, March 9. “Gringo, a dark comedy mixed with white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, explores the battle of survival for businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) when he finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal.” Have you already bought your tickets to see Gringo? Check it out this weekend!
Check out Pacific Rim: Uprising this month on Friday, March 23. “Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.” Pacific Rim: Uprising is a great weekend movie to see. Buy your tickets online today!
The Weight of Him by Ethel Rohan (2017)
“In The Weight of Him Billy Brennan undergoes an unforgettable journey in a startling attempt to resurrect his family and reignite hearts, his own most of all. [...] Told against the picturesque yet haunting backdrop of rural, contemporary Ireland, The Weight of Him is a big-hearted novel about loss and reliance that moves from tragedy to recrimination to what can be achieved when we take the stand of our lives.”
Animal Farm by George Orwell (1945)
“As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals, and their quest to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published. As we witness the rise and bloody fall of the revolutionary animals, we begin to recognize the seeds of totalitarianism in the most idealistic organization; and in our most charismatic leaders, the souls of our cruelest oppressors.”