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Holyoke Holiday Irish Soda Bread

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2013 is only a day away and already the calender is crowding up with things to do, places to be, and people to see. 
January will see me hooting and hollering as we celebrate the second term inauguration of President Barack Obama. 
February will be a frenzy of activity between Groundhog Day, Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day prior to the winter doldrums setting in and I get serious about using that time to plan this year's work projects.  
Before you know it, March and St. Patrick's Day will be here. And anyone who lives in western Massachusetts knows what that means...the Holyoke St. Patrick's Day parade!
Here's a challenge for my friends of irish ancestry: If you can manage to convince me there's better St. Patrick's Day parade than the Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade, I will bake and overnight my version of Irish soda bread to your door in plenty of time to accompany your traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner. 
Or better yet, come to Massac…