Easter is almost upon us. If you're like me, Easter means the REAL arrival of Spring, regardless of what the calendar says.

Many famous luminaries have had some interesting things to say about Easter(and Spring). Former Roman Catholic Archbishop Basil Hume famously remarked, "The great gift of Easter is hope."

Early American educator Alice Freeman Palmer said, "For I remember Easter morn and life and love and peace are all new born."

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Author Clarence W. Hall once wrote, "If Easter says anything to us today, it says this: You can put truth in a grave but it won't stay there."

And then there's one of my all-time favorite Easter quotes, probably because you can tell she's speaking from her heart, courtesy of Country Music Legend Dolly Parton:

I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and true love. Don't even try and tell me different.

Now to the business at hand, WWLP/22 News Springfield reports that for this coming Easter Sunday, April 4, all Stop & Shop stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Senior hours will be from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.

When it comes to the store pharmacies, hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with senior hours from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. And lastly, for online grocery orders, final pick-ups will be at 4 p.m.

For the full story, please check out WWLP's website here.

In closing, we'll leave the final words to Peanuts' creator Charles M. Schulz. It's not really about Easter, but it will do nicely: "All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!"

Here's hoping that you and your family have a healthy and happy Easter.

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