While the county's Christmas tree recycling program ends today, the Kennesaw Public Works Department will pick up trees placed at your curb by 7 a.m. Monday.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Starting today, you can take your tree to Noonday Creek Park in Kennesaw.
Christmas is over. What are you going to do with your Christmas tree? Starting today, recycle it at selected Cobb County parks, including one location in Kennesaw. According to Keep Cobb Beautiful, you can swing by the following locations until Jan. 5: Kennesaw's two Home Depot locations are also participating in the Bring One for the Chipper recycling program, but only on Jan. 5. There's one location at 449 Roberts Court NW and another at 1655 Shiloh Rd. For more information, contact the Keep Cobb Beautiful office at 770-528-1135 or email@example.com. After Jan. 5, the Kennesaw Public Works Department will pick up trees placed at your curb by 7 a.m. Jan. 7.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The North Georgia Health District offers these tips.
As you lovingly serve roasted turkey, baked ham, delicious casseroles and decadent desserts to family and friends this holiday season, don’t let food-borne illness be one of your secret ingredients. Festive times are for giving and sharing, but that should never include sharing food-borne illness. Here are some tips from the USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline (1-888-674-6854) to help you have SAFE holiday festivities. Safely handle food. Always wash your hands before and after handling food – especially raw meat and poultry – and keep your kitchen, dishes and utensils clean, as well. Cook thoroughly. Be sure to cook food thoroughly to safe minimum internal temperatures. To learn more about safe temperatures for various foods, log onto www.…
Monday, December 24, 2012
The North American Aerospace Defense Command has a website that now offers a Santa tracker mobile app to follow the jolly man's magical flight.
They sent him their wish lists, sat on his lap, and left cookies and milk for his arrival. Now the only thing left for children to do is track Santa's progress as he delivers gifts around the world on Christmas Eve. Thanks to the folks behind the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) website, families worldwide can now follow Santa's Christmas journey in real time. The tradition started in 1955 after an advertisement for Sears Roebuck & Co. misprinted a telephone number for a special "Santa hotline." Instead of reaching Kris Kringle, the number put kids through to the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Commander-in-Chief’s operations, according to a description on the NORAD Tracks Santa Facebook page, which has more than …
Consider taking some precautions to keep uninvited holiday guests from ruining the season.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Fire Department officials have some advice for what can be the most hazardous room in the home—the kitchen.
Did you know cooking fires are the most common type of blaze in U.S. households? Well, it's true and there's no time of the year it's more true than the holidays. The kitchen can be one of the most hazardous rooms in the home if you don’t practice safe cooking behaviors. Here are some safety words of wisdom:
Friday, December 21, 2012
It's the last weekend to tell Santa what you want for Christmas.
Live Nativity When: 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: Saint Teresa's Episcopal Church, 5725 Fords Rd. NW, Acworth | Get directions Why Go: People who have attended in previous years have experienced “many really powerful ... moments,” according to organizer Paula Flippin. Price: Free Kennesaw State University Women's Basketball vs. Georgia Southern When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: KSU Convocation Center, 1000 Chastain Rd. NW, Kennesaw | Get directions Why Go: The home team needs your support. Price: $6 | Buy tickets Santa's Workshop When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Where: Marietta Square, 50 North Park Square NE, Marietta | Get directions Why Go: This is your last weekend to tell Santa what you want for Christmas. …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security’s (GEMA) Ready Georgia campaign is asking all residents, families and businesses to make disaster preparedness one of their 2013 resolutions.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The first 200 customers will receive a mystery gift card valued between $10 to $250.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
You voted and this house was the top local vote-getter in our Deck the House contest.
Who has the best “decked” house in North Cobb? According to users who voted in our annual Deck the House contest, Becky Gravois Hranicky's home has the best holiday lights in North Cobb. Click here to watch the video of Hranicky's Light-O-Rama display. We had tons of national entries in this year’s Deck the House contest and in our quest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in the country, we’ve seen everything from a life-size Santa to holiday lights so bright they could blind the neighbors. We loved showcasing everyone’s holiday spirit, but Deck the House isn’t over yet. We’re still looking for the one home so spectacularly decorated that it could be the national grand prize winner of our contest. We will choose 24 finalists…