Solar explosion, Grandparents Day, monarchs

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Friday, September 8, 2017


Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
–Alex Haley (1921–92)


Friday, September 8, 2017
See births, deaths, and events in history.


ECHO National Sales Event

Sunday is Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day 2020
Grandparents Day is always celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Take the time to honor your grandparents with these ideas!


Rakes Are So 20th-Century!

Spring is the time for planting and enjoying your backyard. Even after a thoughtful cleanup in the fall there are still leaves and trimmings which need attention. Echo trimmers and blowers are here to make that last activity easier so you can focus on planting those flowers.
Solar Explosion

Save Those Eclipse Glasses!
If a total solar eclipse is the grandest celestial spectacle, then a good display of the Northern Lights comes in as number two. Both involve the Sun, of course. And both are being delivered to us just a couple of weeks apart. 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

A highly useful daily planner full of humor and useful advice. It’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping yourself organized. Includes plenty of room for jotting down appointments and notes.  
$9.99 (Save $5)
Monarch Watch!

Monarch Butterflies: Chrysalis Watch
For several weeks we have seen monarch butterflies flitting around our gardens—stopping to take advantage of the nectar plants we have growing in abundance. We watched them turn from caterpillars to chrysalises to Monarchs!
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac - Collector's Edition

Our exclusive best offer! This hardcover Collector’s Edition Almanac includes a free 2018 Gardening Wall Calendar and replicas of Almanacs from 100 and 200 years ago. (A $15.99 value!)
Grandma's Meatballs

Grandma's Meatballs

If you’re looking for a great meatball recipe, look no further than Grandma’s Meatballs.

2018 Almanac Garden-Themed Weekly Planner and Organizer

Perfect for recording appointments, tasks, and special occasions. Covers 18 months with full-week calendar spreads. What’s more, it’s loaded with pretty plant illustrations, reliable gardening advice, timesaving tips, and a durable soft cover that lies flat!
Grandpa's Banana Bread

Grandpa's Banana Bread

This banana bread recipe comes from my grandfather in Minnesota, who used to make the best breads I’ve ever tasted.

The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!