August 20, 2014

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Having a safe Halloween celebration Print E-mail





Although children look forward to tricks, treats and ghoulish garb, Halloween can be fraught with fright for parents, with candy given to their kids by strangers, a legion of masked and costumed trick-or-treaters at the door. However, following a few safety tips can ensure safe fun for kids and candy-givers alike.

The activities below focus on Halloween, which is celebrated in the last week of October. The efforts throughout the month generate enthusiasm for crime prevention so it can grow stronger and become more widespread.

October Marks Crime Prevention Month Print E-mail

Local communities join forces with local law enforcement during a time when police budget cuts are substantial.  Officially recognized as Crime Prevention Month, October is the month when the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) recognizes those who work tirelessly all year to prevent crime and highlights new tips and resources for effective crime prevention in the future.  It is also when registered Celebrate Safe Communities (CSC) sites arrange community-safety events and programs that include law enforcement agencies, schools, and businesses. Celebrate Safe Communities is a joint initiative of NCPC and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), U.S. Department of Justice.

"The Manure Truck" Print E-mail

In the late 50’s and early 60’s there were many breweries, dairies and packing houses in the greater Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky area. Today all are practically extinct.

The focal point of the packing industry was the Cincinnati Stock Yards located on Spring Grove Avenue. The ‘yards’ handled hundreds of cattle, sheep and hogs each day to supply meat to the packers. The ‘yards’ have been long gone for many years.

Just a Pinch - Go Nutty for Sweet Alabama Pecan Bread Print E-mail
Just a Pinch - Quick and Easy & Sour Pork Chops Print E-mail
Just a Pinch - More Ooey Gooey Mac & Cheese Please! Print E-mail
The history behind All Hallows' Eve or Halloween Print E-mail
















Halloween or Hallowe'en (a contraction of "All Hallows' Evening"), also known as All Hallows' Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows (or All Saints) and the day initiating the triduum of Hallowmas.

"Spy" Print E-mail

For seven years, while I was finishing college and beginning my first years as a teacher, I spent my summers and holidays driving a truck for Griffin Industries.  These summers were spent as a ‘skipper’ driver serving when regular drivers took vacations or were on sick leave.

I had many colorful experiences on the job. My duties ranged from a variety of pick-ups:  slaughter houses, meat markets, restaurants, bars, schools, convents, drive-in theaters, churches and hospitals.

Celebrating Columbus Day, October 14 Print E-mail

Many countries in the New World and elsewhere celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas, which happened on October 12, 1492, as an official holiday. Columbus Day first became an official state holiday in Colorado in 1906, and became a federal holiday in the United States in 1937, though people have celebrated Columbus' voyage since the colonial period.

Let your boss know you like 'em or not! Print E-mail

Do you like your boss? If so, this is your opportunity to let them know. Boss's Day is a secular holiday celebrated on October 16 in the United States and Canada. It has traditionally been a day for employees to thank their bosses for being kind and fair throughout the year.


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