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Cathy Kates
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5 Alternative Adult Inspired Easter Basket Ideas They Will Love

Easter is coming, you can tell by the huge cellophane wrapped Easter baskets at the department stores filled with toys and candy.  But, what do you put into a basket for your adult best friend or significant other?  Here's some ideas, then let your imagination flow!

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How Are The Dates Of Lent And Easter Determined?

Christmas is always on the 25th of December.  Thanksgiving is the third Thursday of the month of November.  The dates of most holidays hold to some established criteria of date placement on the calendar.  At first glance, it appears that Easter doesn't follow this rule.  Some years it occurs in March - in others it happens in April.  And the dates of the Easter holiday seem to fall all over the place.  However, at closer look - Easter (and the period of Lent that precedes it) is also as predictable as some of the other holidays.

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Three Taste of Home St. Patrick’s Day Recipes to Delight Your Family

My ex-mother-in-law celebrated every holiday with glee in both decorating her home and serving food on the holiday in her kitchen!  When it came to St. Patrick's Day you could expect green cake, green beans and she even put green food coloring in her mashed potatoes. (looked totally bizarre, but tasted the same).  I thought I'd help you out with a few recipes that your family will enjoy and add a bit of festivity to your St. Patty's Day table.

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Marko Beric
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Where Can I Bring My Christmas Tree To Get Rid Of It? WLSSD Offers Their Annual Tree-Cyling Opportunity

The presents have been opened and all of the gift-wrap has been recycled.  No matter how long you leave your Christmas tree up - sooner or later you'll need to take it down.  If it's an artificial tree - you simply return it to the box that it came out of.  But if the tree in your house is of the natural or "real" variety - you need to dispose of it.  But how and where do you do that?

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Steve Frost
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The Gifts Are Open, We Had Our Family Fun, But Now Time To Get Out

Family time rocks, but after awhile maybe you need some time away. Here are some things I like to do after the family time to unwind.

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Dmitriy Shironosov
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What Should I Serve For Christmas Appetizers? Top Five Starter Ideas For Your Christmas Cocktail Party Or Dinner

For whatever reason, the two holidays most-connected with food are Thanksgiving and Christmas.  With Thanksgiving, it's all about the turkey dinner and the sides;  however with Christmas, it seems like the focus is on the appetizers and snacks!

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Lake Superior College’s A Winter’s Night Choir Concert Happens December 15

What says "Christmas" more than a choir concert filled with holiday music?  Here's your chance to enjoy the sounds of the season with a free concert on Tuesday, December 15.

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Erika Croner
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Don’t Bake: Cookie Stroll Lets You Buy Your Christmas Cookies – Saturday, December 12

You're busy this time of year.  Who has time to bake Christmas cookies?  Here's your chance to buy them from someone else, support a good cause, and have some fun at the same time.

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7 Nostalgic Christmas Candies, Do You Remember These?

I loved the Advent calendar that had the little pieces of chocolate behind each window.  I was a pretty simple candy eater as a child, anything with peanut butter and chocolate and I was happy...

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Mark Lewin
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When Do Most People Decorate Their Homes For Christmas? How Early Is Too Early?

You've eaten the last turkey sandwich and consumed what remained of the stuffing.  Now that Thanksgiving is over many people turn their attention to the next holiday on the horizon - Christmas.  Perhaps more than any other holiday, Christmas is traditionally celebrated with decorations.  The question you might have is "when should up my Christmas tree"?

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Who Is Rueben The Red Nosed Squirrel, Is He Guiding Santa This Year

There's a new Christmas Character, soon to join the ranks of Rudolph, Frosty, or Charlie in the box (obscure Rudolph reference). He makes his debut in a new Christmas video by the Queen of Christmas Elizabeth Chan. Part of her latest Christmas Collection called "Red and Green".

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How To Be Safe This Memorial Day Weekend; Minnesota Department Of Transportation Reminds Drivers To Use Caution In Road Work Zones

The Memorial Day Weekend is often the kick-start to the summer season.  It's also usually one of the most-traveled weekends on the roads and highways in our area.

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