Fall begins!, autumn equinox, savor fall recipes

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, September 21, 2018

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Now the beautiful business of summer is over,
Earth wraps herself in a bright, leaf-patterned shawl.
The hives cement the prodigal juice of the clover
And spendthrift gold is hoarded in bin and stall

–Jean Starr Untermeyer (1886–1970)

Friday, September 21, 2018
264th day of the year


Cheryl Hines (actress) was born on this day in 1965.
Richard D. Trentlage (composed advertising jingles, including "Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener . . .") died on this day in 2016.


 
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Welcome Fall!

Autumnal Equinox 2019: The First Day of Fall
In 2019, the autumnal equinox—also called the September equinox or fall equinox—is Monday. On this day, fall begins in the Northern Hemisphere and spring begins in the Southern Hemisphere. Wondering why it’s called an equinox? Here’s all you need to know.
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