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Archive for December 9th, 2012|Daily archive page

today’s news … Sunday, December 9

In Uncategorized on December 9, 2012 at 5:30 am

Today’s news and information gleanings from here and there! 

Quote for today… “Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.” – Dave Barry, humor columnist

  • One problem with Joe: he thinks Boehner’s got it right! “In contrast with the President, the Speaker’s counteroffer was not merely the House Republican budget, it was an honest effort to meet in the middle.” Really, Joe? – Joe Pitts’ email to constituents.

bethel cleanupVolunteer Rich Bair rakes leaves from among gravestones in Columbia’s Mount Bethel Cemetery.

Holiday and Christmas Tree Fire Safety

In Everyday Living on December 9, 2012 at 4:00 am

holiday fire safety

The United States Fire Administration has this advice for you during the Christmas holiday season:

“Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire. Based on data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), an estimated 240 home fires involving Christmas trees and another 150 home fires involving holiday lights and other decorative lighting occur each year. Together, these fires result in 21 deaths and $25.2 million in direct property damage.

“Following a few simple fire safety tips can keep electric lights, candles, and the ever popular Christmas tree from creating a tragedy. Learn how to prevent a fire and what to do in case a fire starts in your home. Make sure all exits are accessible and not blocked by decorations or trees. Help ensure that you have a fire safe holiday season.”

Click here for more information from the USFA.