Delightful December

December Holidays and History – December ushers in winter holidays such as Christmas, Kwanza, and Chanukah. It is also a time when families gather in the warmth of their homes. Throughout the month, our thoughts and actions turn toward charity and peace. During the twelfth and final month of the year, December inspires a flurry of …
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Christmas Movie Favorites

These feel good movies will help put you in the Christmas Spirit. It seems like everybody is more pleasant, during the Christmas season. So grab some popcorn, christmas cookies, and enjoy some quality time on the sofa. Do the 25 days of Christmas style or binge watch to your hearts content. While not strictly Christmas …
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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 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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NATIONAL FELT HAT DAY

On September 15th, tip your hat for National Felt Hat Day! The observance recognizes a stylish head protection worn throughout history. Historically, men and women wore hats as protection and status symbols, too. This time of year, people traded in the lighter, cooler straw hat for the warmer felt hat. Additionally, etiquette dictated what hats …
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NATIONAL ALASKA DAY

On June 28th, National Alaska Day recognizes the largest state to join the union and the Nation’s Last Frontier. Not only is Alaska the largest state, but it is also home to the highest mountain peaks in the country, including Mt. Denali. In The Last Frontier, it’s possible to test the theories associated with the Bering …
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NATIONAL K9 VETERANS DAY

March 13th recognizes National K9 Veterans Day and the dedicated K9 units who’ve served since World War II.  A lot of things changed after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. We rationed oil, leather, and rubber. The military draft men into service. Women rolled up their sleeves and built war supplies. And dogs were …
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NATIONAL WISCONSIN DAY

On February 15, National Wisconsin Day recognizes The Badger State. Rich in copper, lead, forest and fertile farmland, Wisconsin became the 30th state. In 1634, French explorer Jean Nicolet was the first European to reach Wisconsin while seeking a Northwest passage to China. A mining boom, not fur trading, led to the nickname The Badger …
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Soups

New England Clam Chowder Homemade Chicken Noodle Minestrone Jen’s Easy Chili Tuscan Sausage Tortellini Grown Up Ramen Loaded Potato Soup Split Pea Soup French Onion Beef Stew Creamy Cauliflower Soup White Chicken Chili Homemade Soup Day National Clam Chowder Day Soup it Forward Day Eat Your Beans Day National Soup Month

January

January Overview – Ringing in a new year means new beginnings and endings. But the world didn’t always see January that way. Even when January replaced March as the first month of the year after Roman king Numa Pompilius revised the calendar around 700 B.C., many religions held to celebrating the new year either on March …
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