Consider taking some precautions to keep uninvited holiday guests from ruining the season.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
American Legion Post 304 and Sidelines Sports Grille have partnered to bring warmth and happiness to several military families in Acworth and Kennesaw
Thursday, December 13, 2012
City residents who will be away during the holidays can ask the Acworth Police Department to check on their homes.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Artwork from Clark Creek Elementary fifth-graders Frank Beltran and Gardenia Averdano adorns gift tags that are available for sale throughout the holiday season. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute.
Monday, November 26, 2012
The Better Business Bureau offers these tips.
Shop on trustworthy websites. Check a seller's reputation and record for customer satisfaction at bbb.org. Look for the BBB seal and click to confirm the link is valid. Beware of “too good to be true” deals. Offers on websites and in unsolicited e-mails can often sound too good to be true, especially extremely low prices on hard-to-get items. Go with your instincts and don’t be afraid to pass up a "deal." Beware of phishing. If you receive an e-mail claiming problems with an order that asks for personal information or financial information, BBB recommends calling the contact number on the website where the purchase was made to confirm that there really is a problem with the transaction. Confirm the website is secure. Always look in the …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A turkey can't just sit alone on the table. Here are some recipes for Thanksgiving's most popular side dishes.
What would a turkey be on Thanksgiving without its faithful side companions? Often more popular than the turkey itself, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and other favorites are staples of the food coma-inducing meal. Try one of the recipes below to bring a new taste to your Thanksgiving feast. Roasted Winter Squash Gauge the amount of squash you’ll need by allowing 1 small squash (acorn and butternut are some choices) for every four people. Cut each squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Brush sides and inner cavity with olive oil and place flesh-side down on a lightly-oiled baking sheet. Roast for approximately 45 minutes or until flesh is very soft and easy pulls away from the skin. After removing squash from oven, let …
If you need a new recipe for your Thanksgiving turkey, give one of these non-traditional twists a try.
There are many ways to cook everyone’s favorite holiday bird. Each family has its own special technique for cooking a turkey, whether it's using an old family recipe, adding a secret ingredient or shopping at a certain store in town that helps make the turkey taste all the better. Editor's tip #1: check both cavities in the turkey when you're getting out the yucky bits. Sometimes the neck is on one end, and the bag of giblets is in the other! If you're hosting Thanksgiving this year, you can try any of the recipes below to add a new kick to your feast. If you're attending someone else’s dinner, hopefully their turkey will taste as good as one of these! But first, the basics: For a simple turkey that's moist inside and crispy on the outside…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
With time ticking away, here are five tips to prepare your home for Thanksgiving guests.
Millions of miles will be traveled as families head out of town for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s. And all this travel could cost you a small fortune. But it doesn’t have to. Here are some tips to help you save some money.
Timing Matters – The time of your flight could save you big bucks according to TheFrugalista.com. Natalie McNeal, aka The Frugalista, says traveling early Wednesday morning or late Tuesday evening is the best way to get a great deal. If you’re going home for Thanksgiving, McNeal suggests flying in on Turkey Day morning. “The airport wasn’t crowded, people were cheerful and my flight was super cheap,” said McNeal in her blog. Membership Has its Privileges – You may be aware of discounts through AAA or AARP, but there are a number of organizations that receive travel discounts and you may already be a member. Unions, college alumni groups and even your employer may take part in discount programs. And think outside of the typical 10% off a …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
How do traditions strengthen families and friendships?
Backpacking through the woods of North Georgia for a traditional non-sanctioned alumni event, I stumbled across rocks, encountered bats, had run-ins with deer, was feasted upon by mosquitoes and cemented the bonds of friendship. When we think of traditions, usually we think of Christmas or Thanksgiving. However, traditions do not require holidays. They do not even require family. Merriam-Webster defines tradition as “an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought, action, or behavior “. In many cases this definition is limiting. Thomas Carlyle wrote: “What an enormous magnifier is tradition! How a thing grows in the human memory and in the human imagination, when love, worship, and all that lies in the human heart, is there to …