Mt. Vernon

To get a different taste of Thanksgiving, plan a visit to one of these four wonderful recreated and restored early-American venues to see how the holiday started and changed over the centuries from the Pilgrims’ original feast until the Industrial Revolution.

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Presidents Day is upon us. Actually, Washington’s birthday, or is it Lincoln’s? Somewhere along the way, the holidays and celebrations became entwined. But, it gives us an opportunity to celebrate our Presidents, those bigger than life and those who coped with the office. Those who changed the country for better and those who muddled along.

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As the summer vacation season kicks off on this holiday weekend, Ned reflects on the meaning of Memorial Day, and has some vacation suggestions which echo the sentiment of the day.

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