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MID-ATLANTIC WEATHER WATCH FOR AUGUST

STORMS (1,2) with hazy, hot, and humid weather (3,4,5,6,7).  Hurricane from Gulf, heavy rain (8,9,10) turning fair and cooler (11,12,13,14).  Scattered showers (15,16); fair and very warm (17,18, 19) with off-shore hurricane, heavy rain, STORMS  in the east (20,21).  Fair and warm again (22,23,24) with showers (25,26,27,28). Off-shore hurricane, heavy rain, STORMS  (29,30,31.)  

     

GARDENING ACTIVITIES

FOR  AUGUST



A THOUGHT 
FOR TODAY'S LIVING 

"Great things are not accomplished by idle dreams but by years of patient study”
                                                                                                    John Gruber (1768--1857)


HAGERSTOWN ALMANACK ENDS ITS WOOLLY BEAR CONTEST

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he Gruber Almanack, LLC.  sadly announced on September 21, 2015 that it will be ending its Annual Woolly Bear Contest, a traditional event held in the Mid-Atlantic Region for over 30 years. Gruber Business/Sales Manager, Jerry Spessard, cited a marked decline in the number of entries and an overall lack of interest as the main reasons for this decision.  The contest was discontinued several years ago for similar reasons but due to a huge public outcry and with a generous offer from Sonic Drive-In of Hagerstown to help continue the contest, it was revived.  With Sonic’s support, which included a publicity campaign, designating its Dual Highway location as ‘Woolly Bear Headquarters’, and helping to manage entries for judging, the contest enjoyed an increase in participation.  However, the number of last year’s entries was so dramatically less than the prior year, it was decided that the contest had finally run its course, having lost its appeal and relevance. 

The Almanack wishes to thank everyone, both young and old who had participated in this once highly-anticipated event in the past and apologizes to those who intended to participate this year and in the future. 

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