Best conjunction of year, shamrocks, green brownies

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, March 16, 2018

geese nesting

On St. Patrick's Day, the warm side of a stone turns up,
and the broad-back goose begins to lay
.

–proverb

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The Year's Best Conjunction is Sunday, March 18
The Year's Best Conjunction is Sunday, March 18
An unusual thing happens Sunday evening at 7:30 P.M.—a beautiful meeting of the three closest worlds to Earth. The Moon, the planet Venus, and the strange planet Mercury will all be in alignment. And you don’t need a telescope!
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St. Patrick's Day 2021
St. Patrick's Day 2021
Saint Patrick’s Day is Wednesday, March 17! Who was Saint Patrick? Why are shamrocks a symbol of this day? Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day history, legends, and lore.
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Wine Bottle Lights

Create ambient lighting from an empty wine bottle! Choose a bottle from a special celebration or because of its interesting shape and color. 

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Lazy Man's Beef Stew
Lazy Man's Beef Stew

Beef stew is comfort food at its finest. When it’s paired with crusty bread, a meal is born.

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Vintage Cast Iron Sun

Measures almost a foot across and is made using traditional sand-casting techniques. The weather-resistant finish allows it to be enjoyed outdoors or indoors. 

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Luck of the Irish Peppermint Brownies
Luck of the Irish Peppermint Brownies
Here’s a fun, simple way to add a little green to a St. Patrick’s Day dessert.
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Holiday Dish Towels

Festive and cheery! Nicely made, easy-care cotton.

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