What does the month of March signal in your mind? Is it wind, the advent of spring, muddy paw prints, the sun glaringly showing the streaks in the windows, or daylight savings? Do you think of Julius Caesar, the Ides of March and his feeling of Doom? How about some March Madness? Just what is the madness?
According to the gurus at Basketball.org (http://www.basketball.org/march-madness-history/), the term March Madness is a registered trademark held jointly by the NCAA and the Illinois High School Association. The term itself was coined by a writer and essayist named H. V. Porter, who published an essay named March Madness in 1939.
Around here the college basketball tournament has always been a popular sports series on the television (glad I can record the shows I want to see). This year it appears some of the madness of March has come in the form of the revenge of Mother Nature and a record breaking 30 “ of snow in less than 24 hours. Sheesh!
Traditionally at the James Manning House it has also meant some great special for you our guests! This year is no exception!! We survived “the big one” and the doors are open for guests to enjoy some R&R and forget their own March madness. We are offering a three night stay for $150. Here’s the deal, starting now through April 9; a cozy, comfortable getaway, 3 nights and breakfast for only $150. When making reservations, the nights need to be consecutive and you must mention March madness. Previous reservations are excluded from this special, it is designed for those of us going mad with the return of winter and the doldrums of March.