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NATIONAL APRICOT DAY – January 9

Apricot lovers from all over the United States observe National Apricot Day every year on January 9th. Related to the peach, the apricot’s velvety flesh is quite similar. However, the texture of the golden-orange fruit is firmer, and the flavor more tart than its cousin’s. Since we easily preserve the apricot, we enjoy this versatile fruit

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NATIONAL APP DAY- December 11

National App Day on December 11th encourages us to explore all the possibilities apps afford us. The word “App” was listed as the word of the year in 2010 by the American Dialect Society.    Short for Software Application, apps quickly appeared as our mobile cellular phones incorporated smart technologies. As the power of our phones

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BLACK FRIDAY – Day After Thanksgiving

In the United States, the day after Thanksgiving November 25, 2022, became known as Black Friday and is considered the official kick-off for holiday shopping. Retailers across the country slash prices, offer doorbuster deals on popular big-ticket items and often open in the wee hours of the morning to extend early bird specials.  Dedicated and

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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY – Saturday after Thanksgiving

Small Business Saturday reminds us of the prime shopping opportunities right in our own communities. Not only do the small businesses where we work, live, and play offer numerous gift-giving possibilities, they are hands-on and ready to complete your shopping list with quality, thoughtful gifts.  Every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the Shop Small