Today is Ash Wednesday – First day of the Lenten season
Coldest weather of the season expected in the Triad over the next several days
Be Prepared: Keep hands, feet and face covered up during COLD weather
–Watch for signs of frostbite. These include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes, and nose.
–Watch for signs of hypothermia. These include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness, and apparent exhaustion. If symptoms of hypothermia are detected, take victim to a warm location, remove wet clothing, warm the center of the body first and give warm (non-alcoholic) beverages if conscious. Get medical help ASAP
More Winter Preparedness Tips: http://readyguilford.org/winter-storm-preparedness/
Is your home ready for severe winter weather?
-Make sure you close your outdoor vents so cold air won’t get into the crawl space (if you have one…)
-Disconnect your outdoor hose from the faucet, wrap outside pipes with insulation and let your faucets drip just a little bit during freezing weather…
Experts say that when water freezes in the pipes and it swells, then when it warms up, the pipes burst…
Wanna sing or play the National Anthem at the DASH baseball game?
National Anthem Tryouts happening (SAT) February 27 at Hanes Mall!
Sponsored by the Winston-Salem Journal and the WS Dash.
Speaking of the WS Dash: The 2016 season begins Thursday, April 7, when the Dash travel to Lynchburg to take on the Hillcats. Winston-Salem’s home opener on Thursday, April 14, against Salem. All regular season and postseason games will be streamed at the DASH website and the Tune-In Radio App and on My 48 WMYV. http://goo.gl/C6EvTd
Drinking a cup of coffee is an easy way to feel energized, but experts say that it takes at least 45 minutes before the caffeine kicks in.
What if you had a devise that could deliver caffeine doses through the skin and right to the bloodstream? Well, the Caffeine Bracelet from Joule has a transdermal caffeine patch, and claims to deliver a ‘steady’ equivalent (that of a medium cup of coffee) over four hours – eliminating energy spikes and crashes. Contains flaxseed oil, amino acids and is FDA approved. Cost $29
Still winning: A college student from the Oak Ridge area ( Ziad Ali ) is still playing on “Jeopardy’s College Championship. Ziad, a freshman at N.C. State University, is an electrical engineering major. College students are competing for a $100,000 Jeopardy grand prize… http://goo.gl/CjYVAi
There’s a good reason for you to sigh. Researchers say we breathe a restorative sigh about once every five minutes, often without noticing.
Researchers say we need to sigh, or it can lead to neurological issues. CNN
Fans of Disney’s “Frozen,” will be happy to know that Elsa, Anna and friends will hit Broadway in the spring of 2018. CNN
Love is on the letter? The US Postal Service is issuing a new “Love Stamp,” just in time for Valentine’s Day. The stamp features a heart designed to give a 3-D effect. Fox News
Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders winning big in the New Hampshire Primary on Tuesday…
You can REGISTER now thru February 19th to vote in the March 15th NC Primary
-Absentee voting going on now…
-Early voting happens March 2 – 12, 2016
Just a reminder: You will need a ‘Photo ID’ to vote in the
upcoming March 15 primary election in North Carolina. http://voterid.nc.gov/
NC Board of Elections: http://www.ncsbe.gov/Elections/Election-Information
Top destination for movers:
According to U-Haul: North Carolina is tops with one-way truck rentals
-North Carolina is the nation’s ninth most populous state just behind Georgia and just ahead of Michigan. The state’s population has roughly doubled since 1970.
-Since 2010, about two-thirds of the state’s growth has been in the Charlotte and Triangle areas. http://goo.gl/JDDXXw
Nearly half the UK population has lost its religion?
46% of adults across all backgrounds have no religion
Just three in ten of those aged 40 and under were Christian…
60% Aged +60 said they were Christian
Younger generations in the UK are far less religious
Source: Researchers at Lancaster University for YouGov http://bit.ly/1PlummO
A church in Texas has started a ‘million-dollar construction project to build the ‘Largest Cross in the US’. Pastor Rick Milby, one of the organizers of the Corpus Christie Cross Project, boosting the ‘cross’ is expected to stand 210 feet tall and 95 feet wide (or about the size of a 20-story high building) on the campus of Abundant Life Fellowship. BTW: The Cross will cast a 60 foot shadow