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Pigments and pumpkin rock the fall
Pigments and pumpkin rock the fall

Sept. 23, 2023 - The aroma of pumpkin spice is in the air, at coffee shops and at grocery stores as well! Stroll up and down the aisles this time of year and special limited release pumpkin flavors abound for all kinds of foods from breakfast cereal to ice cream. Enjoy nature's way of hibernating with its last burst of beautiful color and flavor!+

Word of the Day
pigment: noun;chemical compound that gives color to leaves, fruits and vegetables; Find it in blue in today's top story!

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Weekly VOCAB

Week of September 18

dandy: adjective; very good, cool
Dandelion is a dandy weed - and food

delicate: adjective; fragile, not strong;
USFWS firefighters helping Australia

diabolical: adjective; very evil
11/11: Veterans Day

muggy: adjective; very hot and humid, uncomfortable
High Heat, High Humidity = High Risk

Today In History

September 24

1936: Jim Henson, creator of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and many other muppets that became stars of television and movies, was born.

1896: Library of Congress: Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, best known for his classic American novel The Great Gatsby, was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. Named for his distant cousin Francis Scott Key, author of the "The Star-Spangled Banner," Fitzgerald was descended, on his father's side, from a long line of Marylanders. His mother, Mary McQuillan, was the daughter of an Irish immigrant who made his fortune as a wholesale grocer in St. Paul. Fitzgerald achieved fame almost overnight with the 1920 publication of his first novel, This Side of Paradise.

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