Supermoon, New Year good luck foods, contest winners

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, December 29, 2017

new year verse

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne
!
–Robert Burns (1759–96)

Friday, December 29, 2017
363rd day of the year


Patricia Clarkson (actress) was born on this day in 1959.
Earl Hindman (actor) died on this day in 2003.


 
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New Year Punch

New Year Punch

Our New Year Punch is a spiced apple sparkler that everyone will enjoy. If you prefer, substitute ginger ale for the champagne.

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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.
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$6.97
 
Good Luck Hoppin' John

Good Luck Hoppin' John

Hoppin’ John is a traditional New Year’s Day dish. It is said that eating this black-eyed peas dish on January 1st will bring luck all year long!

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Large Wooden Matches

Choose from 22 stunning designs! Each matchbox is about the size of a deck of playing cards and contains 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips.
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$3.99
 
New Year Shortbread

Shortbread Recipe

A shortbread is a hard cookie that keeps well—and has a mouthwatering taste.

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Snow Contest Winners

Winners of Guess Our First Snow Contest!
Announcing the winners of the Almanac’s “Guess Our First Snow” Contest!  The winning date this year is: December 9, 2017.
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Extra-Handy Lazy Susan

Spins effortlessly, won’t tip, and holds a lot! Handcrafted in America by a 150-year-old basket company. Constructed with tough Appalachian white ash and brass nails. 
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$47.97
 
Supermoon on New Year's

What is a Supermoon?
What is a supermoon? We agree it’s a catchy word—and anything that encourages us to explore the night sky is positive—but also let’s get our facts right.
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2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Buy 2 or more calendars and get free shipping with promo code: FREESHIP
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$10.99