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Vinegar Solutions

Baking soda with vinegar, natural mix for effective house cleaning

Both brown apple cider vinegar and white vinegar are some of the most versatile products in your kitchen pantry. You can use them both indoors and out.  White vinegar is made from fermented alcohols, such as corn. White vinegar is usually used as a cleaning and degreasing tool. Brown vinegars are made from cider, malt,… read more >>

Francophiles Unite for Bastille Day 2021

Sky background with blue-white-red swooping banner and eiffel tower and phrase happy bastille day

For all who love everything French, Bastille Day, the National Holiday of France, is a great day to celebrate. This day commemorates the fall of the French military fortress and prison, the Bastille, in 1789. It signaled the start of the French Revolution. For an overview of this historical event, check out Salem Online‘s article:… read more >>

Guide to Podcasts

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Podcasts are extremely popular these days, largely because there’s a podcast about everything, from history, science, and technology to true crime, sports, and myths. With such a wide variety of topics and new podcasts launching every day, it’s impossible not to find one that piques your interest. Maybe you’ve heard about podcasts, but don’t really… read more >>

Shark Week is Here!

A tiger shark heads straight towards the camera in an underwater dive experience.

Discovery Channel’s Shark Week kicks off July 11 and runs through July 18. This year marks the 33rd annual celebration of Shark Week. Shark movies and programs will be showing all month long on both the Discovery Channel and discovery+ streaming service. For a full listing of new programs premiering during Shark Week, please visit… read more >>

Nature Journaling Part 1: Beginning Your Journal

Nature Journal

Nature journaling is a fantastic way to not only relax and enjoy the outdoors, but to learn about your local habitats and ecosystems. Throughout the month of July, you can reserve a kit with some basic journaling materials through our Events Calendar (while supplies last).   Visit a natural space (park, meadow, back yard, woods)… read more >>