Final weekend before Christmas: High Wind Warning for the High Country and Foothill communities through Saturday afternoon.
Good advice: Hold on to your hats Please use caution if you will be driving a High profile vehicle… Also make sure your holiday decorations are secure…
Heavenly fruitcake? Best in taste: That’s the claim of thousands who order fruit cakes from Trappist monks at the Assumption Abbey located in Ava, Missouri (just southeast of Springfield). Between February and mid-December, the Monks produce about 25,000 fruitcakes. They marinate the fruit, age the cakes then package and ship (and YES, even pray) over their homemade, heavenly fruitcakes from their foothills monastery. Profits from the two-pound…$31 dollar…holiday fruitcakes allow the monks to live out solitary lives of work and prayer on their compound southeast of Springfield. Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/TXxEkQ Trappist monks generally speak only when necessary; thus idle talk is strongly discouraged. http://www.trappistmonks.com/
Important ‘mailing’ dates to remember from the US Postal service: Priority packages need to be sent by TODAY (Friday) Express mail must be shipped by this Saturday for a Christmas Day arrival.
Nearly 2.8 million of us (in North Carolina) are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home through the holidays. Good News: Expect to pay less to fill up the minivan. Gas prices have continued falling since Thanksgiving. (AAA of the Carolinas)
Be Prepared: The American Red Cross is offering their “babysitting boot-camps” for students ages 11- to -15-years-old through the end of January. The three day course includes training in babysitting, first aid, CPR, AED. Visit the American Red Cross at the News Blog at wbfj.fm http://www.redcross.org/
This Sunday morning (Christmas Eve – Eve)… First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro is holding its annual “Birthday Party for Jesus”. In addition to celebrating the birth of Jesus, the children’s department will be making paper SNOWFLAKES for the students at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Friday: A “Day of Mourning” in Newtown, Connecticut A moment of silence was observed around 9:30am Friday morning – in Newtown and around the nation – marking the hour one week ago today that a lone gunman forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and fatally wounded 20 students, six adults then himself.