Who was St. Nick? sinterklaas, why go to Mars?

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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Welcome, friend! St. Nicholas, welcome!
Welcome to this merry band!
Happy children greet thee, welcome!
Thou art gladdening all the land
.

–Mary Mapes Dodge (1831–1905)

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St. Nicholas Day 2020
St. Nicholas Day 2020
Was Saint Nicholas a real person? Is he the true Santa Claus and Father Christmas? Find out about the history of St. Nicholas Day and the traditions associated with this holiday (leave out those shoes!).
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Why Go to Mars? Water, Life, and Exploration
Why Go to Mars? Water, Life, and Exploration
Mars is brilliant at dinnertime. In mid-autumn, Mars is one of the sky’s brightest objects between 6:00 and 8:00 PM. Simply look left of where the sun sets for that brilliant orange “star.” You can’t miss it. We keep sending landers there, and interest in Martian colonies remains high—but why?
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Figs Stuffed With Gorgonzola and Prosciutto
Figs Stuffed With Gorgonzola and Prosciutto

Super-easy, super-impressive, and super-fast—what more could you ask for in an appetizer?

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Backyard Birds Memory Tiles for Kids

A classic game of concentration featuring images from Peterson’s Field Guide to Birds of North America. Made in the USA.

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Spicy Sinterklaas Cookies (Speculaas)
Spicy Sinterklaas Cookies (Speculaas)

Bake a special treat for St. Nicholas Day this year. These yummy, crunchy cookies leave a delicious spice taste in your mouth, with hints of orange.

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Down Home Tips for Health and Happiness
Down Home Tips for Health and Happiness
Most Americans equate “health” with professional health care, especially now, but I’d go so far as to say that self-care and family-based caregiving are the foundations of both good health and happiness.
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Owls of North America Coasters

Set of four coasters featuring the exquisite artwork of Roger Tory Peterson. Made in Vermont.

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