What was that Phil?

Happy Groundhog’s Day!
If you haven’t heard by now, the most popular groundhog in the US has declared his forecast, on this second day of February …

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My faithful followers I clearly see,
a perfect clear shadow of me,
6 more weeks of Winter it shall be.

WINTER

That’s right – six more weeks of Winter if you believe the little guy. Although he’s been wrong before, and some folks are DONE with deep freeze this season. Some parts of the country are seeing the trees fill in with green leaves and daffodils popping up early. What do you think?

Here are some fun facts about the nation’s furry friend:

1. Yes, Punxsutawney Phil is the only true weather forecasting groundhog. The others are just imposters.

2. There has been only one Punxsutawney Phil. Punxsutawney Phil gets his longevity from drinking “groundhog punch” (a secret recipe). One sip, which is administered every summer at the Groundhog Picnic, gives him seven more years of life.

3. On February 2nd, Phil comes out of his burrow on Gobbler’s Knob, in front of thousands of faithful followers from all over the world, to predict the weather for the rest of the winter.

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4. According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring.

5. No, Punxsutawney Phil’s forecasts are not made in advance by the Inner Circle. After Phil emerges from his burrow on February 2nd, he speaks to the Groundhog Club President in Groundhogese. His proclamation is then translated for the world.

6. The celebration of Groundhog Day began with the Germans, Pennsylvania’s earliest settlers. They brought with them the legend of Candlemas Day, which states “For as the sun shines on Candlemas day, so far will the snow swirl in May…”. The settlers found that groundhogs were plentiful and were the most intelligent and sensible animal to carry on the legend of Candlemas Day.

7. Punxsutawney held its first Groundhog Day in the 1800’s. The first official trek to Gobbler’s Knob made on February 2nd, 1887.

8. So the story goes, Punxsutawney Phil was named after King Phillip. Prior to being called Phil, he was called Br’er Groundhog.

We are prepped and ready for 6 more weeks of Winter here at Classic. Even if that six weeks turns into two and Spring comes in like the Lion she claims to be, we’re ready. Like we always say, off season is our season, so bring it on. Guess what our forecast is for tomorrow? Freezing, with a chance of ice and snow. Thanks Phil.

Photo Credits:
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Washington Post
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What was that Phil?

Cold start to Winter

 

Thankfully we are just wrapping up the ends of Winter Storm Caly that spread its way from the Northwest to the Northeast. The storm brought the first snow of the season for 6 days straight as it made its path across the US.


Could this mean a colder winter this La Nina year? Maybe so. We can at least say that we started out with a deep freeze and the hopes of a white Christmas and Hanukkah are on the rise.

Snow season is our season … and it can be yours too. We hope that this gift giving season you spread a little Joy and Peace of Mind from your patios to your autos. We are offering 20% off site-wide from now through the Holidays on classicaccessories.com



Here are the shipping dates to receive your order by December 23rd, 2016:
Ground Shipping = December 15th
3 Day Shipping = December 19th
2 Day Shipping = December 21st
Overnight Shipping = December 22nd

 

Cold start to Winter

Fall to Winter Patios

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Our friends over at The Home Depot Garden Club have a few tips for our patios as we head into these colder months.

Furniture and grills can be damaged by the cold, as well as by rain, ice, or snow. Follow our tips to your safeguard your patio so it will be ready to use again next spring.

Lynn Coulter goes onto explain some general care information on prepping your patio and the importance of quality covers:

Use a weather resistant cover to protect your grill from the elements. Universal covers fit a range of sizes and shapes, if you can’t find one designed for your model. A good cover should resist cracking and fading and drop down far enough to cover the legs of the grill. Choose a cover that fits snugly, or one with adjustable closures, so it won’t blow off.

Luckily we have over eight different collections of patio covers fit for any style, budget and outdoor space. Don’t let your patio fall behind in care this season or the next.

 

Source: Home Depot’s Garden Club  |  Lynn Coulter
Photo: http://www.digsdigs.com  |  Kate

 

Fall to Winter Patios

Forecasting 20% Chance of Snow Items

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See that guy?! Take a second look. He’s head-high in snow. Holy snowflakes Jack Frost. The moment we saw this photo* we knew we had protection from this kind of forecast. Ever find yourself in a personal blizzard behind your snow thrower? We’ve got the answer. Our cabs and mitts will keep you protected when making your driveway um useable again. We’re only in Fall friends, we haven’t even shaken hands with this Winter yet and by the looks of things – we’re betting it’s better to be ready. Offering up 20% this weekend through Monday the 24th with 20% off all snow items with coupon code: Buffalo20

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Share with friends & family or anyone you know in the Buffalo area! We don’t recall sending out our invite to Jack Frost, but he never RSVPs anyway. Here’s to unwanted Thanksgiving guests at your house… but we’ll save that rant for another post. Stay warm!

Don’t forget – we are quickly approaching our Weber Genesis Giveaway to one lucky Loyalty Winner. Will it be you? If you’re not signed up, here’s a quick link to get you entered – Join Us!

*Photo Credits to © AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Derek Gee
Associated Press

 

Forecasting 20% Chance of Snow Items

Go Red … white & blue!

We are celebrating Go Red Day here at Classic Accessories. Raising awareness about what the American Heart Association calls “The No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute.”

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We are also celebrating that time of year …. well ever other year to be exact, when people come together to honor the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play – an official part of the Olympic Charter.

Maybe today can mean the coming together not just as Women, not just as the USA …. but as a movement. Together we can raise awareness and we can raise flags that can represent all nations. What a great way to start the weekend.

We invite you to join us.

GO RED …. white & blue!

For more information on heart disease please visit: https://www.goredforwomen.org/   and  http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/

 

 

Go Red … white & blue!

Peephole Driving – Easy Solution!

It’s not the same!

Waking up to snow days just isn’t the same to us adults as it is to our kids. A quick scream of “SNOOOOOW” from down the hallway can send our own eyes scrambling to see “Just how covered IS the car?”  and right into the tailspin of the –  “That’s going to take another 15 minutes to scrape!!” Like you have another 15 minutes to spare in the morning after hitting the snooze button for the last ten minutes.

It’s a Winter trend. And one that most people won’t admit to, but most are also guilty of. Peephole driving. Yep, that little eye-level portion of your windshield that gets scraped off leaving the rest of your snow, frost or ice-pack to melt away via your car’s overworked defrosters.

PeepHoleDrivingDid you know that in some states, you can be slapped with a hefty fine? It is a summary traffic violation to drive with any ice or snow “which materially obstructs, obscures or impairs the driver’s clear view of the highway or intersecting highway,” says Trooper Adam Reed, public information officer of the Pennsylvania State Police. This applies to the front, back and side windows, and the fine for violation totals over $110 after mandatory costs.

Source: http://newpittsburghcourieronline.com/2014/01/12/peephole-driving-in-winter-can-be-very-dangerous/

10-003-012101-00hLuckily we have a quick solution – our Auto Windshield Cover!

– Keeps frost, snow and ice off the windshield
– Saves time after a snowfall, frost or ice
– Attaches with two click-close straps that run through the inside of the vehicle
– Easy and fast installation
– Anti-theft design—ends secure in doors
– Helps protect vehicle interior against UV damage and fading
-Folds and zips into a compact attached storage case
-One-year limited warranty

 

So the next time Jack Frost pays you a visit – cover up those windows the night before and wake up with the same enthusiasm as kids do on a snow-day. Or you can enjoy those last 10 minutes of hitting your snooze button.

 

 

 

 

Peephole Driving – Easy Solution!