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The Almanack Announces ‘Our Followers Video' Forum!
(Mercersburg, PA. January 11 2021) – The Gruber Almanack, LLC is excited to announce a new forum for its followers on the HAGERSTOWN TOWN AND COUNTRY ALMANACK CHANNEL on YouTube!

The new content section, entitled OUR FOLLOWERS VIDEO, is patterned after the popular column, OUR READERS WRITE that made its first appearance in the hardcopy version of The Almanack many decades ago. That column gave readers a chance to showcase their original poetry, share personal life experiences, jokes, recipes, or even an inspirational quote or passage from the scriptures. We now encourage all of the Internet followers of The Almanack to submit their own videos on a wide variety of topics that would include but not be limited to a demonstration of skills in gardening, farming, hints on raising poultry, cattle, and horses, homemaking and cooking hints and tips, sharing recipes, performing DIY projects or tasks, or just simply reciting an example of a follower's original poetry. With the recording capabilities of every cell phones these days, it should be quite easy to create one of these little videos and send it along. They will surely add considerable and unique richness to our channel's content. We are also encouraging those bloggers of similar and appropriate content to submit their links (or individual videos) as well. Please submit all videos and links to Chad Fisher, Editor of The Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack at All videos and links submitted will be considered. 

The Hagerstown Town & Country Almanack is an annual publication that has served generations in the Mid-Atlantic Region as the primary source for regional weather predictions and astronomical data. Its highly-accurate weather forecasts (made 14 months in advance) were first calculated using centuries-old methods and now, using sophisticated, highly customized computer software, its annual predictions are even more accurate.   Still, The Almanack has maintained its original charm and appeal, providing useful hints and tips for farming and everyday living, articles of interest, and all sorts of traditional and timeless wisdom. It’s been called "uniquely Hagerstown" but is well known throughout the world. Millions of copies have been sold and it has been said that The Almanack has made Hagerstown widely-known throughout the U.S. and that it has given Maryland an ‘epicenter’ of farming and agricultural life. 

The Almanack has quite a long history. First published in 1797, it is the second oldest almanac in the United States and THE OLDEST almanac still published by heirs of its founder, John Gruber. According to Wikipedia, it is the 47th oldest company in the United States and to this day, is one of the most talked about almanacs around the nation. News organizations such as The New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, and NBC-TV have described the Hagerstown Almanack’s forecasts to be more accurate than most other weather almanacs and at times, even more accurate than the National Weather Service! Throughout its long history, The Almanack has been recognized countless times for its contributions to colonial agrarian society, to our history, and our national pride. 

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For all weather related inquires and astronomical questions, contact Chad Merrill at (240) 285-8476 or by email at cmweathe24r@  

For questions or comments concerning editorial content and Our Readers Write contributions, contact Charles W. Fisher, Jr. at (908) 930-8413 or by email at

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