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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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To-day, alike are great and small,
The nameless and the known;
My palace is the people’s hall,
The ballot-box, my throne
!
–John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–92)   

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Election Day History, Trivia, and Fascinating Facts
Election Day History, Trivia, and Fascinating Facts
In 2020, U.S. Election Day falls on Tuesday, November 3. How much do—and don’t—you know? Here is a short history of Election Day and the right to vote. Plus, we have some trivia, fascinating facts, and common questions & answers to quiz yourself as well as your family and friends.
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Millies Pierogi

Millie’s Pierogi are handmade using the finest-quality ingredients. One dozen delicious pierogi are nestled in a tray, making a one-pound package of pure enjoyment! Order today!

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Why Do We Vote on a Tuesday?
Why Do We Vote on a Tuesday?
Ever wondered why Americans vote on a Tuesday? The practice goes back to a time when Tuesday was the most convenient day and thought to encourage the highest turnout! Read on … 
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What Are the Quarter Days and What Do They Mean?
What Are the Quarter Days and What Do They Mean?
Where did the dates for Groundhog Day, Midsummer Day, weddings in June, elections in fall, and Halloween originate? It’s all rooted in the ancient Celtic calendar. There are four “Quarter Days” near the solstices and equinoxes; the midpoints were called “Cross-Quarter Days.” Learn why we celebrate...
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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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Ethnic Bread Recipes for the Holidays
Ethnic Bread Recipes for the Holidays
Certain holidays are accompanied by traditional ethnic recipes, many of which are for baking bread. Here is a selection of festive breads based upon a cook’s jaunt around the calendar—from New Year’s Day Bread to Christmas Breads.
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Local Farmers' Market Tote

Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design and small interior pocket.

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Witch Hazel in the Garden
Witch Hazel in the Garden
Witch hazel’s yellow to orange-red flowers add a slash of color to drab winter landscapes. Learn more about this wonderfully hardy, fragrant plant—which also has therapeutic qualities. It tells us that spring is around the corner!
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Stone Coaster Set

Includes 4 farmhouse-themed coasters and a metal holder.

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