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  • Put a Freeze on Winter Fires

    Freeze-FireThe risk of having a home fire increases during the winter months: December, January, and February.

    To help teach the public about winter fire hazards and ways to prevent them, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) are teaming up to promote “Put a Freeze on Winter Fires.”

    Learn more:

    Winter Fire Safety

    Winter Fires and Burns

    Winter Preparedness for Your Business

    Each week during the campaign, USFA will share helpful, practical tips to assist with making our homes and families safer. Follow #wintersafety on Twitter @usfire and on Facebook at

    For additional fire safety and prevention information, visit the USFA's website.

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  • We are NOT having a Black Friday Sale!

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  • Healthy Holiday Foods

    Diet - it's an Americanism to consider a "Diet" as a weight loss regimen - as an example, what we call "Diet Soda" most other countries call "Light".

    cornucopiaSo what is a diet? A diet is simply the food and drink regularly provided or consumed... and you can determine if this will be healthful or not.

    A consideration and recommendation of the National Institutes for Health is to plan healthier menu choices this Holiday Season, and to make wiser choices about what you consume, and what you do not.

    In their post " Healthy Holiday Foods and Fun -  Make Smart Choices as You Celebrate the Season " the NIH suggests ideas on how to avoid temptation when delicious foods and calories abound.

    “From Halloween through New Year’s, there’s always a decision to make about food,” says Dr. Marci Gluck, an NIH psychologist who studies obesity and eating behaviors. Tasty treats tend to appear more often at work and festive gatherings, and to come as gifts. They may also tempt you when grocery shopping. “As the holidays approach, it’s important to think ahead and make a plan,” Gluck says.

  • Happy Monday

    Happy Monday



  • Jack

    Have a Happy and Safe Halloween Weekend!Jack

  • United Nations Day

    Today is United Nations Day.

    The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945. It is currently made up of 193 Member States. The mission and work of the United Nations are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter.

    UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.

    24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.

    This year's UN Day will be used to highlight concrete actions people can take to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

    On October 24, 1945, the United Nations (UN) came into force when the five permanent members of the security council ratified the charter that had been drawn up earlier that year. These members were: France, the Republic of China, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States.

    Since 1948, the event's anniversary has been known as United Nations Day. It is an occasion to highlight, celebrate and reflect on the work of the United Nations and its family of specialized agencies.

    Due to the powers vested in its Charter and its unique international character, the United Nations can take action on the issues confronting humanity in the 21st century, such as peace and security, climate change, sustainable development, human rights, disarmament, terrorism, humanitarian and health emergencies, gender equality, governance, food production, and more.

    The UN also provides a forum for its members to express their views in the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, and other bodies and committees. By enabling dialogue between its members, and by hosting negotiations, the Organization has become a mechanism for governments to find areas of agreement and solve problems together.

    The UN's Chief Administrative Officer is the Secretary-General.

    On and around October 24, many activities are organized by all parts of the UN, particularly in the main offices in New York, the Hague (Netherlands), Geneva (Switzerland), Vienna (Austria) and Nairobi (Kenya). These include: concerts; flying the UN flag on important buildings; debates on the relevance of the work of the UN in modern times; and proclamations by state heads and other leaders.

    Several international schools throughout the world also celebrate the diversity of their student body on United Nations Day (although the event is not necessarily celebrated on 24 October). Celebrations often include a show of cultural performances in the evening and a food fair, where food is available from all over the world.

    In the United States, the President has issued a proclamation each year for United Nations Day since 1946. The most recent such proclamation was issued by Barack Obama.
    In Kosovo, United Nations Day is an official non-working day as the province is administered by the Interim Administration Mission.

  • Halloween

    HalloweenHalloween is creeping up on us - here's a reminder of some great Halloween Fun & Safety articles!

  • Waffles

    waffle-houseWith Hurricane Matthew hitting the southern states, there have been numerous business closings. None so surprising as the closing of 25 Waffle House locations due to the dangerous storms. The southern staple is so notorious for staying open that the closure of one store is significant enough for FEMA to unofficially monitor the chain's activity. After Hurricane Irene, the chain only closed one store after multiple had lost power in the same area. The closure helped FEMA discover where to focus their resources. Fans of the restaurant seem to take the closures to heart more so than the advice of local officials. "Folks, when they shut down the Waffle House -- it's time to leave town," tweeted Todd Starnes. The chain has not announced when the stores will re-open.

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