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Thinking About Chowing Down At A Barbecue This Weekend?

Memorial Day Weekend – the “unofficial” start of summer weekends. Hometown parades with floats and kids in baseball uniforms.  Veterans handing out flags.  The lazy, hazy days of summer with lots of soda and popcorn and beer.  Also lots of barbecue and desserts – and lots of seemingly never ending caloric temptation — and bathing […]

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How About A Parade Before The Feast?

On Thanksgiving morning, right before the feast of the day (and before football), there’s another long-standing tradition. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, originally the Macy’s Christmas parade which served as the kick-off for the shopping season, began in 1924 when animals from the Central Park Zoo […]

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Should You Blame The Turkey For Thanksgiving “Food Coma”?

The Bird And The Berry Turkeys and cranberries, part and parcel of our modern Thanksgiving (and Christmas) menus, are both native to the Americas. About 46 million turkeys landed on US dinner tables last Thanksgiving, around  736 million pounds of turkey meat.  US farmers produce 735 million pounds of cranberries, 1.9 billion pounds of sweet […]

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Happy 125th Birthday Statue of Liberty!

125 years ago the Statue of Liberty was given to the people of the United States by the people of France in recognition of the friendship they formed during the American Revolution. The Statue of Liberty’s symbolism represents freedom and democracy along with international friendship. The Statue was a joint effort between America and France.  […]

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Ready For A Summertime Holiday Weekend?

One Stop Shopping: Food, drinks, flowers, ice cream, disposable plates, paper towels, propane, fireworks, even the grill!!! You can probably find sun screen and beach towels.  I know you can buy a picnic table — even one that’s kid sized. There’s a petting zoo, too. Memorial Day Please take a moment to remember that Memorial […]

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