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May 05, 2015
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May 05, 2015
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Have retailers collectively lost their minds, not being able to remember who helped keep them in business through good and, more importantly, bad times?  Have they... more
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May 05, 2015
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Getting most kids to eat their fruits and vegetables is a Herculean task. The issue is rarely that they don’t like the taste and frequently that they won’t even try the food... more
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Hot Skwash designs, makes and sells beautiful velvet pumpkins made with fine silk velvets and real squash, pumpkin and gourd stems. Working with local farmers, Hot Skwash harvests unwanted pumpkin and squash stems and recycles them into unique accents for in and outside the home. Each fanciful... more

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