NATIONAL TENNESSEE DAY

National Tennessee Day recognizes the Volunteer State on October 26.  Tennessee was the 16th state admitted to the union. The great state brings with it the Great Smoky Mountains, centers for blues and country music, and depth of history that surges through art. As the gateway to the deep south, Tennessee experienced heavy burdens during …
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NATIONAL INSPIRATIONAL ROLE MODELS MONTH

National Inspirational Role Models Month offers an opportunity to spotlight those role models who embody the qualities and character for life long success. No matter your age, gender, or stage of life, having someone who inspires you to be the best version of yourself is always a positive thing. Perhaps it’s a friend, an employer, …
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Nestle Into November

November often blows in like a hurricane. Other times it lingers like the warmth of the sun. For many, the month fills us with gratitude. It represents family holidays, too. As warm and cozy as November seems to many, others consider the 11th month of the year to be somewhat bleary. But if you look …
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NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER LOVERS MONTH

National Peanut Butter Lovers Month is an annual designation observed in November. Excuse me as I get up from my desk and do my happy dance because I’m convinced peanut butter is one of the most heavenly things on the planet. Peanut Butter is so versatile, you can literally incorporate it into any and every …
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NATIONAL KENTUCKY DAY

On October 19, National Kentucky Day recognizes the 15th state to be granted statehood. The Bluegrass State became the first to enter the union west of the Appalachian Mountains. Home to the Kentucky Derby, Fort Knox and the birthplace of one the nation’s most beloved presidents, Kentucky is bordered by rivers on three of its …
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NATIONAL DESSERT DAY

People around the country indulge every October 14th on National Dessert Day!  Celebrated by way of the local bakery, grandma’s house or chocolate shop, desserts include candies, pies, ice cream, fruits, cookies, pastries, cobblers, and donuts, too.  The available ingredients affect the range of desserts made in each region. The very first desserts required minimal …
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NATIONAL VERMONT DAY

On October 12th, The Green Mountain State is recognized on National Vermont Day. It is the 14th state to join the United States. The state derives its name from French words vert for green and mont for mountain. Populated primarily by Abenaki tribes before French and English settlers arrived, Vermont is a densely forested mountain …
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NATIONAL LEIF ERIKSON DAY – October 9

National Leif Erickson Day is observed annually on October 9th. The day honors the Norwegian-born Leif Erikson. The Norse explorer earns credit for bringing the first Europeans known to have set foot in North America.  Leif Erikson left the European continent in 999 and landed in North America around the year 1,000.  HOW TO OBSERVE …
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NATIONAL GERMAN-AMERICAN DAY

In the United States on October 6th, National German-American Day celebrates the German heritage millions of Americans claim. This German-American heritage holiday commemorates the 13 German Mennonite families from Krefeld who landed in Philadelphia. On October 6, 1683, these families established the first German settlement in the original thirteen colonies. They named it Germantown. A great …
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NATIONAL LOBSTER DAY – September 25

National Lobster Day on September 25th takes a taste of a seafood favorite.  The simplest way to enjoy Lobster is boiled then dipped in melted butter.  A couple of favorite lobster recipes include Lobster Newberg and Lobster Thermidor.  It is also the main ingredient in soup, bisque, lobster rolls and salads. Large lobsters are estimated to …
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