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Why Give Artisan Soap as a Gift? Here are Five Reasons.

If you’re looking for a great gift to give to a teacher, hostess or for a work or club gift exchange, you might want to consider artisan soap. Not only does it make a unique and appreciated gift that smells great, it also can do some good […]

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Snowshoe 101: A Brief History of Snowshoeing in the Adirondacks

When you strap on your snowshoes, you’re probably just thinking about your day of fun in the snow. But if you delve deeper, you might wonder where snowshoes came from. Who invented them, and how have they become such an integral part of Adirondack living? Believe it […]

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Five Thanksgiving Gift Ideas for the Hostess with the Mostest

Have you been invited to Thanksgiving at the home of a dear friend or loved one, but you’re not sure what to bring as a gift? If you’re looking for something a little more unique than the old stand-by bottle of wine, then you might consider some […]

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It’s All About That Jay – Facts About the Blue Jay

Bright blue and spritely, the Blue Jay is a bird that graces our Adirondack landscape year-round, making its home mainly in deciduous, acorn-laden forest areas. Sometimes considered pesky because of their noisy calls and their alleged robbery of eggs and nestlings, not everyone finds the Blue Jay […]

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Five Fun Ways to Decorate Your Home with Pumpkins & Gourds

With Halloween and Thanksgiving coming soon, you’re probably seeing pumpkins and gourds everywhere right now. There are so many different shapes, sizes and varieties; it’s easier than ever to add them to your holiday decorating. Whether carving them and setting them outside for a spooky Halloween night […]

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Enjoy the Cool, Crisp Season of Fall Fishing in the Adirondacks

Before the snow flies, there is surely time for at least one more fishing trip. The sport of fishing has been around for thousands of years, and there might not be as enjoyable a time to go on a fishing expedition than in the fall. The bugs, […]

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Fall Adirondack Outerwear – Find it at Speculator Department Store

Now that the kids are back to school, the leaves have started to change color on the trees, and the nights are getting a little bit chillier, it’s time to think about packing away those summertime t-shirts and shorts, and hanging your fall wardrobe back up in […]

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Warm Up Your Home with Candles – Safely – with These Five Rules

Nothing is more inviting in a home than the warm glow of candlelight. With many candle manufacturers creating delectable fragrances, burning candles in your home can create a beautiful ambiance that you, your family and your guests will enjoy. With more and more people using candles to […]

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Gift the Gift of the Adirondacks From Speculator Dept. Store

Nothing beats a getaway to the Adirondacks – whether you’re stopping by for fishing, boating, or just refueling your spirit. But while you’re having a great time visiting us, don’t forget the folks at home! You’ll find the perfect souvenir at the Speculator Department Store, a true […]

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Lighten Up Your Home this Summer With these 5 Decorating Tips

Now that summer has arrived, it’s time to lighten up! The days are brighter and sunnier, and life is a little easier, now that there isn’t snow to shovel or leaves to rake. If you haven’t already, you might be thinking about how you can extend some […]

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