How to ring in the new year, ordering seeds, shrimp cocktail, New Year punch

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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With the old Almanack and the old Year,
Leave thy old Vices, tho' ever so dear
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December 31: Hogmanay

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
365th day of the year


Nicholas Sparks (author) was born on this day in 1965.
Natalie Cole (singer) died on this day in 2015.


 
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How to Ring in the New Year

New Year's Traditions From Around the World
Many New Year’s traditions that we take for granted today actually have a long, long history. This year, ring out the old and ring in the new with a new New Year’s tradition—or two!
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Bright Sirius is the New Year Star
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Tips on Ordering Seeds

Ordering Garden Seeds
Here at the Almanac, we love to cozy up with some good garden seed catalogs, especially in the winter months when we start planning for the upcoming gardening season. Here are some tips on ordering garden seeds.
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New Year Punch

New Year Punch

Our New Year Punch is a spiced apple sparkler that everyone will enjoy. If you prefer, substitute ginger ale for the champagne.

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Shrimp Cocktail

This is an easy shrimp cocktail recipe. We’ve included instructions for a classic horseradish sauce.

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