Lincoln's birthday, Needhams potato candy, frost dates

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
–Abraham Lincoln (1809–65)

February 12: Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

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Abraham Lincoln, the Almanac, and a Murder Trial
Abraham Lincoln, the Almanac, and a Murder Trial

Abraham Lincoln, born on February 12 in 1809, pursued a legal career before turning to a political one that eventually led to the U.S. presidency. In our Dublin, New Hampshire, office hangs a reproduction of a painting by Norman Rockwell depicting him in front of a jury holding the 1857 edition of...
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Presidents' Day 2021
Presidents' Day 2021

This year, Presidents’ Day is Monday, February 15! Which presidents do we celebrate on Presidents’ Day? And why do we commonly call it “Presidents’ Day” when the observed federal holiday is officially called “Washington’s Birthday”? Learn the history of this day—and the truth about a few George...
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Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Weeds don’t stand a chance!

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Frost Dates Calculator
Frost Dates Calculator

What are your final spring frost dates and first fall frost dates? Just punch your zip code or postal code into our Frost Dates Calculator for the United States and Canada to see frost dates for your location (based on the nearest weather station)!  
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Support Your Local Farmers Tote Bag

This sturdy cotton canvas bag features The Old Farmer’s Almanac 1792 logo on one side and the message “Support Your Local Farmers” on the other. Made in the USA. 
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10 Romantic Flowers for Valentine's Day
10 Romantic Flowers for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon (February 14) and if you’d rather not buy flowers that will wilt and die in a few days, try cultivating a little romance by giving packets of seeds with a special meaning. Love will blossom along with these ten flowers that have these romantic names …
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Needhams Potato Candy
Needhams Potato Candy

A unique potato candy made with a mashed potato and coconut center, needhams, aka “Maine Potato Candy,” are a fun candy treat.

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Large Wooden Matchboxes

Choose from many different bold 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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