Monday, December 3, 2012
Holiday decorations can pose a safety hazard, so whether your family has a Christmas tree, Menorah or both, consider these ideas for keeping you safe during the holidays.
The following article was submitted by the Amica Mutual Insurance Company. Fresh-cut Christmas trees, candles and other holiday decorations create a festive atmosphere during the holiday season. But Amica Insurance reminds everyone that many holiday decorations also pose safety hazards. “Decorating for the holidays is a treasured tradition for many of us,” said Mike Gillerlane, a senior assistant vice president with Amica Insurance. “But it’s important to keep safety in mind, especially when dealing with fresh trees, candles and other combustibles.” More than 130 people die each year as a result of fires caused by Christmas trees or candles, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Those fires also result in more than $…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Pets and their parents can meet Santa Claus every Monday through the holidays for a photo by Fromm Family Foods.
Fromm Family Foods, the Wisconsin-based pet food company, will host “Pet Photos with Santa” at Northbrook Court every Monday through Dec. 17. Guests are welcome to visit the Santa set by Neiman Marcus between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. with dogs or cats to meet Father Christmas and have a photo taken. Complimentary pet costumes will also be available for use. “At Fromm we believe that today’s pets truly are family members,” said Fromm owner, Tom Nieman. “Taking pictures with Santa is a holiday tradition for many families, and thanks to Northbrook Court, that can include their furry ‘kids’ as well." Fromm Family Foods will also be on-hand from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. distributing samples of their Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals, gourmet food and …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The pantry serves nearly 700 families in the Northbrook-Glenview area. They are still accepting food and monetary donations.
As of today, there are 698 households eligable to use the Northfield Township Food Pantry. This time last year, the pantry served 679 families. The pantry staff say they're grateful for the surrounding community that generously provides food and funds that help the organization meet its demands, but food goes out about as quickly as it comes in and the store room remains less than full. Right now, the most needed items by the pantry are cereal, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pasta, sauce and beverages. They also accept monetary donations used to purchacse additional food items and grocery gift cards. Food can be dropped off at the pantry at 3801 West Lake Ave. in Glenview from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Bring some homemade cornbread dressing to your Thanksgiving table this year.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
From iPad accessories to Google's Nexus 7 tablet, Abt and a panel of tech bloggers help you figure out the perfect gadgets to give this holiday season.
Buying the perfect holiday gift can be tricky — especially when it comes to gadgets. Luckily a panel of tech bloggers and Abt Electronics are teaming up to help you make the right decisions. The panelists include Ars Technica’s Chris Foresman, WGN’s Marcus LeShock and Nancy Loo, the RedEye’s Elliott Serrano and Chicagonista.com’s MJ Tam. Sure, a holiday gift can range from a $30 stocking stuffer to a brand new flat-screen TV. But not all gifts are created equal. On the low end are peripherals and gift cards. Anyone with an iPhone or an iPod can use an iTunes gift card to buy music or apps. And if they have an iPhone 5 or the newest iPods, they’ll need one of Apple’s Lightning to 30-Pin adapters. They cost $30 each, but they’re necessary to…