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MID-ATLANTIC WEATHER WATCH FOR JULY

Scattered STORMS  ( 1,2) with hot, hazy, and humid weather to follow (3,4,5,6,7,8,9). Heavy rain, STORMS  (10,11,12) turning hot, hazy, and humid again (13,14,15). Atlantic hurricane, rain, severe STORMS in the east (16,17,18); hot and humid (19,20,21,22,23) with tropical storm from Gulf, heavy rain (24,25,26,27,28,29). Hot and humid (27,28,29) with showers (30,31).     

     

GARDENING ACTIVITIES

FOR  JULY



A THOUGHT 
FOR TODAY'S LIVING 

"Do not regard liberty and freedom so lightly that you forget its value and take it for granted” 
                                                                                                    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. 

ORDER THE 2018 HAGERSTOWN TOWN AND COUNTRY ALMANACK!

The Gruber Almanack, LLC is now taking orders for its 2018 edition of J. Gruber’s Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack!  This popular regional favorite, famous for its now 222 years of continuous publication and impressive track record predicting the coming year’s weather 14 months in advance will be available for purchase at grocery, pharmacy, hardware, book and other popular retail stores beginning in early September.  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 and 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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