Ice thickness, candy cane bark, eggnog

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, December 14, 2017

Field of Snow

Now see stern Winter nearer draw,
Sol's feeble rays refuse to thaw
What Winter's frost congeal'd;
And lo! the flakey snows appear,
Proclaim the approach of Christmas near,
And deck in white the field.

–William Cole (1824)

Thursday, December 14, 2017
348th day of the year

Patty Duke (actress) was born on this day in 1946.
Alan Thicke (actor) died on this day in 2016.


Cummins: Stay Ahead of the Storm

How Thick Should Ice Be?

Ice Thickness Safety Chart
Before you head out to the local pond for some skating or ice fishing, check out our ice thickness chart to determine if it’s safe!


Winter Storms Mean Power Outages

Keep your family safe with the most reliable generator in the world designed to operate in challenging conditions. Cummins generators power your home.
Geminid Meteor Shower Now

Meteor Shower Calendar 2019
When is the next meteor shower? See the Almanac’s 2019 Meteor Shower Calendar for the dates of all the principal meteor showers. Plus, we offer viewing tips about how to catch a shooting star!
Local Farmers' Market Tote

Save 30% while supplies last! Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design and small interior pocket.
A Festive Houseplant

Cyclamens: A Christmas Houseplant
Cyclamens (Cyclamen persicum) are attractive, easy-care houseplants that will bloom continuously throughout the winter months. They are a unique alternative to the traditional holiday poinsettia.
Teapot Tea Infuser

Our most popular tea infuser is based on a pewter teapot made in colonial Connecticut.
Non-Alcoholic Eggnog Recipe

Eggnog (non-alcoholic)

This homemade non-alcoholic eggnog recipe is a rich and creamy holiday drink for both adults and children.

Birdbath/Feeder Stake

Rich and vibrant colors are accented with pearl to give an iridescent hue to this elegantly crafted art glass bowl. This attractive art piece can be used as a birdbath or a bird feeder with the stable 3-pronged base. 
Candy Cane Bark Recipe

Candy Cane Bark

Spread holiday cheer with this easy candy cane bark recipe. You can swap the white chocolate and dark chocolate amounts if you desire—it is foolproof!

Star Wreath Hanger

Looks great paired with a traditional evergreen wreath or dried flower arrangement. Made in the USA.