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Month: December 2006

Town Refuses Junk Food

Town Refuses Junk Food

Who’d ever thought a fast food restaurant would close up shop because of lack of patronage? That’s exactly what happened to the McDonald’s in Tavistock, Egnland. They’d been in financial trouble for seven years, but decided to go out of business this year. A business going bankruptcy isn’t exactly a cheery story. In this case, we give three cheers–and not because it’s McDonald’s! What happened in Tavistock? The town is known for good food and good produce. In fact, they…

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A Christmas Eve Wish

A Christmas Eve Wish

My Christmas Eve wish for you… May your celebrations be festive.May your feast be enjoyable.May you be surrounded by family and friends.May you remember those whose Christmas may not be so merry.May the spirit of giving shine through you.May their be peace at your dinner table and peace in the world. Merry Christmas!

In Search of the Holiday Spirit: Giving the Gift of Books

In Search of the Holiday Spirit: Giving the Gift of Books

Over at Paperbackswap.com we have quite a community of book swappers. We exchange great books and through the forum we learn about each other’s lives, dreams, disappointments, and share a laugh now and then. Last week through the forum, I learned that a friend of a member could not provide Christmas gifts for her children. They wouldn’t have anything under their tree this year. The member asked if anyone had giftable books would they send them to her friend. My…

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In Search of the Holiday Spirit: Give to a Soldier

In Search of the Holiday Spirit: Give to a Soldier

It’s easy to forget during our holiday festivities that their are Americans stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are far away from their families and friends wondering if they will survive another day. There are a couple of really easy (and cheap) things you can do to brighten their day. Donate a Phone Card:The USO has a program where you can donate a phone card to a soldier. Each card costs $10 and allows a soldier to phone home. The…

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In Search of the Holiday Spirit: Donate a Toy

In Search of the Holiday Spirit: Donate a Toy

Many children won’t get a visit from Santa this year and their won’t be any presents under the tree from their parents. Their might not even be a tree. The holiday season is expensive. Christmas gifts, Hannukah gifts, Kwanzaa gifts…But think about those who won’t have anything. When you go shopping, buy one extra toy (a doll, a board game, a stuffed animal), then donate it to Toys for Tots. If your local Toys for Tots has already delivered presents…

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