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It’s more than eating turkey, watching football, and taking naps!

Thanksgiving is a national United States holiday that takes place every third Thursday of November, this year on November 24th. The first Thanksgiving dates back to 1621, when the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag shared an autumn feast. Then, for more than two centuries, Thanksgiving was celebrated on different days by the US colonies and…

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Enjoy Plant-Based Fare at Planta

Planta isn’t just devoted to plant-based dining. It’s also dedicated to environmental sustainability. So in addition to serving only vegan food, every process the restaurant has put in place benefits Mother Earth. From the compostable to-go packaging to the locally sourced produce, Planta has taken steps to decrease its footprint wherever possible. So you can…

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Feel the Holiday Cheer at the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Event with Live Jazz on November 26th

Enjoy a heaping serving of holiday joy this November courtesy of the Peanuts gang at the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Event with Live Jazz. The family-friendly movie screening and live concert will revive favorite childhood memories all thanks to the iconic music (and stories) of the Charlie Brown universe. On Saturday, November 26th, the Episcopal Church…

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DIY Halloween Decor

Let’s cut to the chase, Halloween is peaking its head around the corner. Well, it’s a headless horseman head! With that, there is nothing more exciting than decorating for Halloween. Here are some DIY decorations you can make to get in the spooky spirit!  Delightful Devilish Handsoap- Buy some hand soap from the Dollar Store,…

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Bring Family and Friends to the Second Annual Halloween Picnic on October 30th

As the air cools and the leaves fade from vibrant green to mellow autumn hues, the Second Annual Halloween Picnic gives you an excuse to don your coziest fall sweater and head outside. Drink in that crisp air at the family-friendly event on Sunday, October 30th at 11 a.m., not far from our community at…

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Don’t Miss Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace This September

Carlyle House Historic Park boasts beautiful, dense forests rife with vibrant greenery, native animals, and plenty of fresh air. You’ll have a breathtaking bird’s-eye view of the treetops when you come to Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace, held on the brick patio at the historic Carlyle House. The covered deck overlooks the park’s natural splendor.…

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Take a Trans-Atlantic Culinary Trip at Lutece

What inspires Lutece’s chef? The answer is two-fold: classic French cuisine and fresh, locally sourced ingredients. These two elements converge in his kitchen in an explosion of delicious flavors, from the sourdough focaccia with cultured butter to the rhubarb cheese tart with lemon balm. Pick and choose which dishes you want to enjoy or let…

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