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Shooting Stars And Good Luck

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Have you ever wondered why wishing on a shooting star is believed to be good luck? Learn more about shooting star superstitions and what makes them so special. Read on. What Is a Shooting Star? Shooting stars are a delight to see streaking through the night sky, and while these fleeting dashes of light only

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Kayak Fishing: How To Get Started

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Kayak fishing is one of the fastest growing sports in America—and for good reason. It is an affordable, adaptable, and at times a straight-up sublime way to spend time on the water. The best part: getting started is easy! For your first kayak, you don’t need anything fancy. Choosing A Fishing Kayak Do some internet

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Climate Change: When Do Weather Patterns Become The New Norm?

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Have you ever noticed when the weather stays the same for several days in a row? Normally, weather systems move over a region and pass through it, steered by jet stream winds (usually represented by blue squiggly lines on weather maps). But when airflow in the upper atmosphere disturbs the flow, weather may linger over

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Sapphire September Birthstone: The Great Gem Of Connections!

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Sapphire, September’s birthstone, is a stunning gem once reserved for royalty and believed to facilitate communication with the divine. This precious stone has been said to bring blessings from heaven to the wearer. In ancient times, one would wear a sapphire ring while visiting an oracle to increase the odds of receiving a prophecy. These

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How To Celebrate The Harvest Moon

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Full Moons are mysterious, can be magical, and are important ways to mark the passage of time. Each month, the Farmers’ Almanac celebrates the monthly full Moon noting their special names (Sturgeon Moon, Beaver Moon, and Harvest Moon, etc.). Most of these names come from the Algonquin, a Native American peoples that once inhabited large

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Why Having A Fall Bird Feeder Is Great For Birds

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A fall bird feeder with healthy, reliable food can help birds stay healthy and migrate more successfully! Below are some frequently asked questions and answers. Read on and use this important information to feel confident as you offer the best nutrition for every feathered friend that flocks to your bird feeder! Do birds become dependent

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Retrograde: More Than Just Mercury!

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You’ve heard of Mercury retrograde, but did you know that all of the planets have apparent retrograde motion? That’s right, each planet appears to move backward in the sky at specific intervals—some for weeks and others for months at a time! Mercury retrograde gets a bad wrap for causing horror stories and comedy acts, but

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How to Avoid A Skin Rash In The Garden

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Have you ever had a skin rash after weeding or harvesting in the garden? Some plants and fruits can cause painful dermatitis. We are calling attention to one kind of skin rash here so that you can know how to avoid it. It’s called “Margarita burn” or Phytophotodermatitis (Phyto-photo dermatitis). While it may sound like

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August Birthstone — Peridot: The Great Space Gem

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The August Birthstone is peridot—an enigmatic gemstone! It is often misidentified and mispronounced. Did you know that it falls to Earth in some meteorites? It’s also been found on the Moon! That’s why we call it the “space gem.” The peridot stone is believed to bring happiness and a sense of one’s destiny in life.

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Successful Review of Winter Weather 2021-2022

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Our Long Range forecasts fared well. The Farmers’ Almanac predicted winter weather 2021-2022 to be a “frosty flip flop winter” and that’s what we got! We also warned our readers of a few big, unusual storms that would come to pass: An early-season nor’easter at the end of October and a late-season blizzard during the

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