Schedule of 2016 December Holiday dates thur New Year’s Day 2017 – Noel Night is Sat., Dec. 3rd

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Happy Holidays!
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Below is a schedule of 2016 December Holiday dates thur New Year’s Day 2017.
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Info on this Saturday’s 44th Noel Night follows directly below with venue and performance schedules.
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Ideas on Cyber Shopping Socials can be found in the NCM Blog post below.
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Most likely I will send information out on the balance of events prior to their scheduled dates.

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Detroit, MI

Saturday, December 3, 2016 – 5pm – 10pm 
Over 100 participating venues, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Michigan Science Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Historical Museum, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Public Library, will open their doors to the public free of charge during this Cultural Center-wide holiday open house. 
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Activities include horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, food, family craft activities and performances by over 200 area music, theatre, and dance groups, and other special performances.
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HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Hanukkah
Saturday, 24, 2016 thur Sunday, January 1, 2017
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Christmas Eve 
Saturday. December 24, 2016
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Christmas Day
Sunday, December 25, 2016
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Kwanzaa 
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016 thur Sun., Jan. 1, 2017
The 39TH Annual Kennedy Center Honors
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 – 9pm – 11pm ET
New Year’s Eve
Saturday, December 31, 2016

 
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New Year’s Day
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Ideas on Cyber Shopping Socials can be found in the NCM Blog post below.
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December 1, 2016
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Enjoy Noel Night!
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Solo Cyber Shopping vs. Social Cyber Shopping – Which one suits you?

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Hello Everyone:
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Cyber Monday (Home Alone) was yesterday November 28th and allows one to shop from the comforts their warm home or during their breaks at their workplace.   
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Note:  You can now shop on-line for door busters starting as early as Thanksgiving Day morning–all from the comfort of your home vs. standing in a dark parking lot wet and shivering prior to the doors opening on Black Friday.  
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See NCM Blog below “Comedienne Karen Alloy’s Black Friday experience will leave you laughing”.
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By now people are aware of what to look for regarding on-line security. When in doubt, use your Pay Pal account or a prepaid card that you have transferred money onto for the purpose of shopping on-line.
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CYBER SHOPPING SOCIALS
For those of you that like the convenience of cyber shopping and also like mingling and sharing with people; consider CYBER SHOPPING SOCIALSwhich are safe, comfortable, creative and fun..
Host a casual Cyber shopping social by Inviting an intimate number of your family, friends and neighbors over for holiday gift shopping any day during the work week or the weekends leading up to Christmas.  
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For the recipe; see PDF file attachment  
White House Holiday Tour Book 2015
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Guests can bring their own notebooks and tablets.  If you like having food and beverages make something simple like chili in a crock pot or spread out some deli meats breads and cheeses for your guests to make their own sandwiches.  Paper plates and disposal utensils will make clean-up a breeze.
The host may prefer to have cookies and hot chocolate instead.  For those that like to bake there’s a recipe for Pumpkin Pie in the White House Holiday Tour Book 2015.  (see PDF file attachment at end of email)  
Put on some holiday music and your Cyber shopping socials eliminates the negative elements of Black Friday and that home alone feeling of Cyber Monday. Instead Cyber shopping socials shines a light on the positive elements of Small Business Saturday mingling and sharing with people.
See NCM Blog below SHOP LOCAL and become NOBEL – Small Business Saturday Nov. 26, 2016.
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One can host several Cyber shopping socials leading up to New Year 2016 or a guest may decide to host one in their home.  Every year the White House has a Christmas theme.  Last year it was “A Timeless Tradition Holidays at the White House 2015“.  (see PDF file attachment at end of email)  You may decide to have a theme for your Cyber shopping socials.
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If children will be in attendance provide them with their own room or area to craft holiday cards, decorations or play games.
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Cyber shopping with friends
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Cyber “Shop & Sip” with friends
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Couple enjoying cyber shopping
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Perfect for seniors or those physically challenged
Cyber shopping socials are perfect for seniors or individuals who are physically challenged providing a way to participate without the hassle of going to a shopping mall or walking throughout their neighborhood to purchase gifts; –which can be physically taxing.
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Senior couple & daughter cyber shop hassle free
Cyber shopping – a family affair
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 White House Holiday Tour Book 2015

Start of Thanksgiving Day Shopping and Events

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Happy Holidays!
 
 
Below is a schedule of dates related mainly through the start of the shopping season around Thanksgiving this week with the exception of Detroit’s 44th Noel Night and CYBER Shopping Socials thur Christmas.
 
Most likely I will send information out on each event date.

 

 
NOW thur Friday November 25, 2016
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Thursday, November 24, 2016
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Saturday, November 26, 2016
Monday, November 28, 2016
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NOW thur Sunday, Decemer, 25, 2016
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CYBER SHOPPING SOCIALS
Saturday, December 3, 2016 – Detroit, MI
Bonjour!
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Happy Labor Day Weekend- September 2016 – 16 Menu photos with recipes

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Happy Labor Day Weekend!
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For photos with recipes; click on link above the umbrella

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Beverages
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The Peach Flip – 
(frozen peaches, lemonade, Sprite and vodka)
Hawaiian Berry Smoothie
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Breads
Beer Batter Hush Puppies
Pull Apart Garlic Bread
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Appetizers
Stuffed Mushrooms
Shrimp and Bacon Stuffed Deviled Eggs
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Salads
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Peach Salad with Grilled Basil Chicken & 
White Balsamic-Honey Vinaigrette
Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing
Tomato, Onion and Basil Salad with
 Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

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Main Meal

Crab Feast Party (Steamed crabs & shrimp, corn on the cob, potatoes, and sausage) 

Grilled Thai Coconut Lime Skirt Steak

Thai Cashew Coconut Rice with Ginger Peanut Sauce

Spicy Sauce:  Thai Spicy Peanut Sauce


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Desserts

Fresh Peach Cobbler

Key Lime Pie VII

The Ultimate Reese’s Cupcakes

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Spend Labor Day weekend with Family & Friends
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NCM Blog
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July 1, 2016
May 27, 2016
August 28, 2015
Bon Appetit!
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The Democratic National Convention was a Breath of Fresh Air – [Incl. schedule of the general-election debates]

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Hello Everyone:

I know many of you watched the Democratic National Convention last week.  For those who couldn’t watch it; here are some memorable videos of mostly the main speakers.  (I can appreciate Bernie Sanders’ campaign and speech’ however, he is not the nominee.)

Needless to say; the event, videos. speakers and musicians were a hundred times better than the Republican National Convention two weeks ago..
I could have easily included a dozen more speeches; however, I settled on the ones below.

I included the introductory video for First Lady Michelle Obama, Former President Bill Clinton. Vice President Joe Biden. President Barack Obama and future president Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The introductory video is included in future Vice President Tim Kaine’s speech and is also included in Khizn andGhazala Khan’s video which honors their son.
Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm’s video which was “spot on” and humorous and Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s takes on Donald Trump.

Day 1 – First Lady 

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First Lady Michelle Obama greeting the delegates before her DNC speech_July 25, 2016
 
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Day 2 – First Gentleman (possible title)
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Former President Bill Clinton speaks during the second the 
Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia
July 26, 2016
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Day 3 – Vice President 
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Joe Biden spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia July 27, 2016
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Day 3 (cont.) The Next Vice President
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Senator Tim Kaine addresses DNC to accept of Hillary Clinton’s Vice President_July 26, 2016 
Day 3 (cont.)Our Commander in Chief
After President Obama’s masterful speech making the case for 
Hillary Clinton to succeed him as president; Hillary comes out
on stage to greet the president with a warm “Thank You”.
July 27, 2016
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Day 4 – Former Democratic Governor of Michigan
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Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm absolutely
 obliterates Donald Trump and Republicans during her 
endorsement speech for Hillary Clinton_July 28, 2016
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Day 4 (cont.)  Former Republican Mayor of New York City; now an Independent 

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Watch Michael Bloomberg’s full speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention – 12 min. Video

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Former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg takes on 
Trump at the DNC_July 28, 2016
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Day 4 (cont.) Gold Star Family
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Khizr Khan with his wife Ghazala Khan gives a moving and 
memorable speech honoring their son hero  Army Captain
 Humayun Khan_July 28, 2016 
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Day 4 (cont.) – The Next Commander in Chief
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Hillary Clinton savors the historic moment of becoming the first woman nominated for president of the United States
July 28, 2016
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Presidential General-Election Debate Schedule
The first general-election debate will be held Sept. 26, 2016, at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.   
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Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, will host the only Vice Presidential 
debate on Oct. 4, 2016.
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Washington University in St. Louis will host the second general-election debate on Oct. 9, 2016.
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The final presidential debate will be hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, onOct. 19, 2016, 

Official Event Fri. Aug. 5th
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Be the Media!
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Camille

Malia and Sasha Obama are Glowing Testaments of their Dad Barack Obama’s Values

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Hello Everyone!

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama
welcome Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and wife
Sophie Gre’goire Trudeau for the Canadian State Dinner
March 10, 2016
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Malia and Sasha Obama are stunning young ladies like their 
mother Mrs. Michelle Obama_March 10, 2016
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Malia talking with Margaret Trudeau (mother of)

Canadian Prime Minister  Justin Trudeau as Justin and

Sasha listen_March 10, 2016           

         

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Dinner Menu

First Course
Alaskan Halibut “Casseroles” with Cepes, Asparagus, Chanterelles, Baby Onions, and Lardon and Herbed Butter
Second Course
Roasted Apricot Galette with Appalachian Cheese, Heirloom Lettuces, Pine Nut Crisps 
Pence Chardonnay “Sebastiano” 2013
Main Course
Baby Lamb Chops (drizzled with Canadian Whiskey) served with Yukon Potato Dauphinoise and Fricassee of Spring Vegetables
Cliff Lede “High Fidelity” 2012
Dessert
Maple Pecan Cake with Cocoa Nib Wafer, Butterscotch Swirl Ice Cream
Chateau Chantal Ice Wine 2013
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pays tribute
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid tribute to President Barack Obama’s daughters at their first state dinner, recalling how he grew up in the spotlight when his dad was prime minister and how he missed state dinners because he was too young.

The boyish-looking, 44-year-old son of late Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau said it was touching to meet Malia and Sasha Obama and said he wished he had been a teenager when his dad was a world leader.  He said he admired their strength and called it a “remarkable childhood and young adulthood that will give you extraordinary strength and wisdom beyond your years for the rest of your life.”

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.President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister
Justin Trudeau toast at the Canadian State Dinner
White House_March 10, 2016
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.A Campaign Break in Iowa
Senator Barack Obama drives a bumper car with Sasha 
at the Iowa State Fair_August 2007

President-elect Barack Obama adjusts a flower 
behind the ear of Malia, as they walk on Kailua Beach
on vacation in Hawaii_December 2008
The first family’s Portuguese water dog, Bo, 6-month pulls
 away as Obama walks with Malia Sasha. The puppy was
a gift from Senator Ted Kennedy_April 2009
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Released 2010
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In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation.
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This beautiful book celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from our nation’s founders to generations to come. It is about the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths. It is a treasure to cherish with your family forever.
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Happy Father’s Day!
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Shigeaki Mori a survivor spent more than 35 years tracking down relatives of American airmen killed in Hiroshima

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みなさん、こんにちは!
(Hello Everyone!)

On May 27th, U.S. President Barack Obama paid 
a moving tribute to victims of the worlds first 
nuclear attack
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Kirk Spitzer
partial article
USA TODAY
May 27, 2016

HIROSHIMA, Japan — President Obama made an emotional and historic visit to this once-shattered city Friday, embracing survivors of the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bomb blast and renewing calls for an end to nuclear weapons.

He did not, however, apologize for the decision to drop the bomb.

“We come to Hiroshima to ponder the terrible forces unleashed in the not so distant past. We come to mourn the dead,” Obama said in a speech at Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park.

An estimated 140,000 people — including a dozen captured American airmen and thousands of forced laborers from Korea — were killed in the world’s first atomic bombing at Hiroshima. Another 70,000 people died in the atomic bombing of Nagasaki three days later.

Friday’s visit was the first by a sitting U.S. head of state and appeared carefully crafted to focus on reconciliation, rather than troubling questions of wartime blame or responsibility.

Atomic bomb survivor groups in the past have called for the United States to apologize for the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, which they call inhumane. Some American veterans and former prisoners of war have opposed an apology, arguing that the twin bombings saved lives by hastening the end of a long and cruel war.

Japan surrendered unconditionally on Aug. 15, 1945, nine days after the Hiroshima bombing.

During the hour-long visit, Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abelaid wreaths at a cenotaph dedicated to bombing victims, toured the peace park and an adjoining museum and met privately with bomb survivors.

The park is located near ground zero of the Hiroshima bombing and features the iconic “A-bomb dome” – a burned out commercial exhibition building that was one of the few structures near the epicenter that remained standing

The cenotaph includes the names of all victims of the Hiroshima bombing, including 12 American airman who were being held in the city at the time of the attack.

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an extended public embrace with 79-year-old 
Shigeaki Mori_May 27, 2016
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In a poignant moment after his speech, Obama shared an extended public embrace with 79-year-old Shigeaki Mori. The Hiroshima bomb survivor spent more than 35 years tracking down relatives of the American airmen, whose fate had remained unknown for decades.

In his speech, Obama said Mori “sought out the families of Americans who were killed here because he believed their loss was equal to his own.”

Barry Frechette, a filmmaker who produced a recent documentary on Mori’s decades-long quest, said Mori and other survivors are not looking for an apology.

“The most important thing we can do is recognize what happened, and understand the horrible consequences of war,” Frechette said in an email interview from his home in the United States.  “We heard from U.S. POW families about how terrible a sacrifice was paid in the loss of their loved ones. But we also heard what terrible consequences were paid on the Japanese side, too, especially to civilians.”

Obama and Abe spoke before about 100 invited guests, including aging bomb victims and local high school students, and hundreds of Japanese and foreign journalists.

The peace park, one of the most popular visitor sites in Japan, was closed to the public Friday as a security precaution. But large and seemingly supportive crowds began gathering outside the grounds early in the day.

Matt Steckling, 25, a Chicago native who has lived in Hiroshima for about a year and a half, was among people in the large crowd just prior to Obama’s arrival and said he was curious to witness the event.

“It’s going to mean a lot for people here to see him come and lay flowers and pay his respects. No one expects him to apologize — the gesture, the visit alone, is enough,” Steckling said.

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Cherry blossoms are a symbolic flower of the spring,
a time of renewal, and the fleeting nature of life
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 President Barack Obama shakes hands with 
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after laying a wreath in
front of the cenotaph to offer a prayer for victims of the
atomic bombing in 1945 at Hiroshima  Peace
Memorial Park_May 27, 2016
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Now thur Labor Day 2016

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