NATIONAL APPLEJACK MONTH – October

National Applejack Month is an annual designation observed in October. No, we’re not talking about the popular red and green cereal that you’ve probably enjoyed at some point in your life. Many people in the U.S. are unfamiliar with Applejack – the drink – so we’re here to tell you all about it, and why …
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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 COFFEE DAY – September 29

Whether getting one to go or lingering over a second cup, on September 29 be sure to observe National Coffee Day! Ah, the perfect cup of java.  According to an expert cupper (a professional coffee taster), there are four components of a perfect cup: aroma, body, acidity, and flavor. From the moment the average coffee …
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NATIONAL NORTH CAROLINA DAY

As we near the last of the original 13 colonies, National North Carolina Day recognizes the 12th state to join the Union. The Tar Heel state was the first state to vote for independence from the British at the first Continental Congress. Before the Civil War, North Carolina resisted secession from the Union. As a …
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NATIONAL JOHNNY APPLESEED DAY – September 26

On National Johnny Appleseed Day, we honor the man who made apple (and pear) trees grow heavy with the bounty of their fruit across most of this country. On September 26th, we commemorate the day of his birth and celebrate his legendary wit, wisdom, and enduring story.   Early Life He was born John Chapman …
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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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NATIONAL GHOST HUNTING DAY – Last Saturday in September

On the last Saturday in September as part of the World’s Largest Ghost Hunt, National Ghost Hunting Day kicks off an annual international investigation of the paranormal. Ghost hunting stirs up images of abandoned mansions with murderous histories. For others, ghost hunting involves specters guarding ancient crypts. Centuries-old ghost stories around the world focus on …
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A Girls Night…3 Activities to Try

Stress…What is so stressful in a woman’s life? Kids, meals, after school activities, job, laundry, house work, homework, school course load, errands.  I’m sure I can find women— even women with strong support systems, and helpful partners that need to blow off steam every now and again. Women to a large degree juggle a lifestyle that would …
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HOBBIT DAY – September 22

Explore the Shire on September 22nd during Hobbit Day. While there, celebrate the birthdays of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. The novels The Hobbit and the trilogy The Lord of the Rings trilogy written by J.R.R. Tolkien, bring to life the world of Middle-Earth. According to the stories, Bilbo and Frodo were born during the Third Age in the years …
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NATIONAL CHAI DAY

On September 21st, the aroma filling the room comes from ancient spices, perfectly steeped into a cup of delicious tea. National Chai Day celebrates the strong, satisfying tea that is ordered at cafes across the country. While the Indian beverage dates back nearly 5,000 years, the chai served in homes and coffee shops today comes …
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