Columbus Day 2020: What’s open? Will mail run? Alabama celebrates 3 holidays today

Jaime E. Love

Today in 1492, Italian Explorer Christopher Columbus made landfall in the Americas. That accomplishment – – establishing a viable sailing route to the Americas and opening up the New World – is celebrated each year on the holiday bearing his name.

Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October. This year, the government holiday falls on Monday, Oct. 12.

The first Columbus Day celebration in the U.S. took place in 1792, when a group of leaders in New York held an event to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the explorer’s historic landing. Similar events continued through the year until 1892, when President Benjamin Harrison issued a proclamation asking that Americans celebrate Columbus during a holiday in which they “cease from toil and devote themselves to such exercises as may best express honor to the discoverer and their appreciation of the great achievements of the four completed centuries of

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Can NYC restaurants still deliver wine, booze and cocktails?

Jaime E. Love

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Those craft cocktails over hand-chipped ice at The Coupe might best be enjoyed within the small Stapleton speakeasy. But they also can be packed up to go, along with the restaurant’s hot sandwiches and gourmet snacking platters as New York City liquor laws still allow off-premise consumption.

The COVID-19 privilege offered to licensees by the State Liquor Authority (SLA) continues until November 3, a date that can be extended. It allows wine, beer and spirits to be sold for pickup and delivery, so long as food is a part of the order.

VINUM had a successful time of a to-go liquor program in the throes of the pandemic. In the spring, the Stapleton wine bar and restaurant sold its Manhattans, Negronis and Old Fashions in sealed glass containers. It also featured wine tastings via Zoom with pre-poured wines presented as flights paired with meal courses.

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Dozens of deals available early from Oct. 13-14 during Prime Day

Jaime E. Love

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Raymond James Predicts Over 100% Rally for These 3 Stocks

After a volatile September, the roller coaster hasn’t ended in October. We had a pleasant surprise for investors, when S&P 500 climbed back above 3,400 to start the month. However, markets didn’t like President Trump’s COVID diagnosis, and the resulting drop. The President is out of the hospital, but now the White House and Congressional Democrats are unable to reach agreement on an economic stimulus package. The combination of good news and bad news makes the markets an intriguing mix of risk and reward. Weighing in on current market conditions, Raymond James strategist Tavis C. McCourt noted: “Although there is a lot of noise in the market, fiscal relief likely trumps other variables as a $1.5+ trillion fiscal relief package would likely secure an improving earnings trend through next summer (vaccine), would limit the need for increased state/local taxes,

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The properties and benefits of wine

Robert C. Williams

The properties and benefits of wine

Wine, since a long time ago, has been considered an effective elixir. It is a staple in celebrations; friends chit-chat over glasses of wine, lovers celebrate their romance with wine, etc. However, for you to enjoy wine, you need to get high-quality ones. For this reason, you should read reviews on wine to know which of them are of high-quality before buying. For instance, you can read Wsjwine review and Barclays wine review to know if other people who have bought and drank the wine found it to be of high-quality before buying. Here are the properties of wine you should take note of;

Wine is sweet

Usually, your first impression when you drink wine is its level of sweetness. If your taste buds tingle, that means the wine is sweet. Other features of a sweet wine include an oily sensation that lingers in the middle of your tongue, … Read More