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MID-ATLANTIC WEATHER WATCH FOR DECEMBER

Fair and cool (1,2,3) turning windy and colder, lake-effect snow (4,5). Nor’easter, snow heavy in the northern part of the region (6,7,8,9)returning to fair and cold weather with periods of more lake-effect snow (10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17). Fair and cold (18,19) with more snow, some rain in the south (20,21); fair and cold again (22,23,24,25,26) with heavy snow (27,28) ending the month with fair but very cold temperatures 29,30,31). 

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A THOUGHT 
FOR TODAY'S LIVING 

     "The thought that goes into the giving 
       of a gift to a friend or loved one is so 
       much more important than the value 
       of the gift"                      
                        John Gruber (1768--1857)


The Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack was established in 1797, making it the second oldest almanac in the United States. It began in a modest print shop on South Potomac Street in Hagerstown, Maryland and was the creation of colonial printer John Gruber and his partner and son-in-law Daniel May. Gruber is considered by many to be one of Hagerstown's "favorite sons" right along with Jonathan Hager, the town's founder and namesake. His almanac has been published continuously for 222 years and is the ONLY almanac that is still published today by direct descendants of its founder.

     The Almanack, as it soon became known, grew in popularity, quickly becoming an integral part of everyday Early American life. For many years hence, it was THE primary source for agricultural, meteorological and astronomical information vital to an agrarian community's survival. The highly accurate weather forecasts (made over 14 months in advance) were first derived using centuries-old methods but over the years, the method has been advanced, incorporating newer, more reliable techniques. And it still contains favorite folk remedies, useful hints and tips for everyday living, and other forms of traditional community wisdoms. Millions of copies have been sold and it has been said that the The Almanack has made Hagerstown widely-known throughout the U.S. and has given Maryland an ‘epicenter’ of farming and agricultural life.

     Throughout its long history, The Almanack has been recognized countless times for its contributions to the steady development and success of colonial agrarian society as well as for making a significant contribution to our national pride.  

     The Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack has been recognized by Wikipedia as the the 39th oldest company in the United States. 

 THE ALMANACK'S  WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR 2017-2018

The Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack has just released an update to its forecast for the coming 2017-2018 winter. The Almanack’s weather prognosticator, Bill O’Toole, has compiled a concise summary of what to expect in the months ahead.  To read the full press release, click here. 

THE 2018 HAGERSTOWN TOWN AND COUNTRY ALMANACK  IS HERE!

The Gruber Almanack, LLC is now available for purchase at grocery, pharmacy, hardware, book and other popular retail stores  popular local retailers in the Mid-Atlantic Region! For a complete list of retailers and their locations, click on Where to Buy Us.  But you can order your copy today.  Simply click on Order Now! and have it shipped right to your front door!  And consider the 3-year subscription which saves you money by protecting you from any price increase.  Or sign up as a Friend of The Almanack (FOTA) and with an annual membership, receive access to TWO digital editions of your favorite almanac, special FOTA member pricing for hard copies, a monthly newsletter, and so much more!  Great deals for a great almanac! 

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