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2022 Looking Back

I for one am looking forward to a quiet 2023.  I spent quite a bit of my year between the emergency room, 2 hospitals, procedures, surgeries, Covid, a care facility, and finally home nursing.  Needless to say I would like my 2023 to be far less medically eventful. So as we turn to the future

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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

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Opulent October

Seasonal Changes During October, asters bloom and so do chrysanthemums. Their colors often pair well with the pumpkins and gourds collected from gardens. And speaking of pumpkins and gourds, holidays like National Pumpkin Seed Day, National Farmer’s Day, National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day, and National Pumpkin Day all offer ways to set the mood.  Since October is a harvest

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NATIONAL TOASTED MARSHMALLOW DAY – AUGUST 30

On August 30th, National Toasted Marshmallow Day celebrates one of America’s favorite fire-roasted treats. Be sure to stock up on marshmallows so you can celebrate! Get your friends together and gather up some firewood. Grab a few long sticks and a bag of marshmallows. Then, make plans for a great night! Toasted marshmallows are a special

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NATIONAL PIANO MONTH

All during September, we take time to honor everything piano. It’s National Piano Month! The entire month pays tribute to pianists everywhere, piano makers, and those who enjoy piano music. Bartolomeo Cristofori is given credit for inventing the first piano in Padua, Italy, around 1700. At the time, Cristofori’s employment with the Florentine Court of

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NATIONAL SQUARE DANCE MONTH – September

Swing your partner and dosey-do, don’t let go. September is National Square Dance Month, here we go! Square dancing was first documented in 16th-century England, but familiar in France and throughout Europe, too. As European immigrants settled in North America, they brought the dance with them. In the early years of the country, there was