Submitted by ub on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:03

The summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere this year falls on June 21 at 6:51 A.M. EDT.But it's beginning to feel a lot like summer already. Get up and go wade in the water at Orchard Beach.

Did you know that the word solstice comes from from the Latin solstitium? Sol means Sun and stitium is to stop, reflecting that the Sun appears to stop at this time and once again at the winter solstice.

Heat and humid weather patterns are on the rise and we would like to remind everyone to exercise inside if at all possible because this weather can make it difficult to breathe for some, especially seniors and those who may be suffering from asthma, or other breathing disorders.

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Summertime:

Dancing In The Street - Martha and the Vandellas (HQ):