Monday News, December 02, 2019   

Wind Advisory for Surry and Wilkes til noon on Tuesday

*Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle.

Secure outdoor objects.

 

Northern Mountains: Winter Storm Warning through early Tuesday morning

*Total snow accumulations of 4 to 10 inches, locally higher amounts above

4500 feet. Winds gusting as high as 45 to 50 mph…

 

Today is Cyber Monday, a day that many of us will shop for deals online. 

BTW: More than 95% of consumers are buying half or more of their gifts online this year, according to a recent survey by Leanplum.

 

Food Safety: Left-overs…

-Casseroles and potatoes can be safely consumed up to five days once prepared.

-What about the pumpkin pie? Any egg based pie should be eaten or tossed

at the four-day mark, and that includes store bought pies.

-Turkey should have been eaten within 3 days.

*You can keep leftovers longer by putting them in the freezer.      

SOURCE: Butterball.com   https://www.butterball.com/how-to/food-safety-essentials

 

(TONIGHT) Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will hold its 27th annual

Moravian star lighting ceremony this evening (Dec 2) starting at 5:30pm.

Free and open to the public. Location: On the top level of Wake Forest Baptist’s Eden Terrace parking deck off Hawthorne Road.

The Medical Center Chorale and a Moravian band will perform.

*Hot apple cider and Moravian cookies will be served.

NOTE: The 31-foot Moravian star which sits atop the Medical Center’s North Tower has 27 points that range in length from 7 feet to 11 feet and weigh from 30 to 65 lbs each.

 

This newer generation LOVES real trees – Christmas trees that is.

“The steadily growing cost of ‘live’ trees has a lot to do with Millennials,

who unlike their Baby Boomer parents tend to prefer a natural fir to one that is artificial…”  – Tim O’Connor, who heads the National Christmas Tree Association

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/11/19/should-you-buy-christmas-tree-black-friday-cyber-monday/4230334002/

 

REMINDER: Take a few minutes to properly inflate your tires

Prep for Winter: Maybe its time to switch out those ‘old’ wiper blades.

                           http://exchange.aaa.com/safety/roadway-safety/winter-driving-tips/

 

Did you know?

60% of the Salvation Army’s annual funding is raised between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Every dollar matters, and it helps locally!

Bell Ringers are needed (half day or full day times are available)

https://www.registertoring.com/WebPages/

Thanks to Major Jim Rickard and Bob Campbell with the Salvation Army

    of Winston-Salem for stopping by the WBFJ Morning Show today!

https://www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/winston-salem/

 

 

Good News: Charitable giving / volunteering have been steady in 2019.

Over the past year, more people report “taking part in charitable activity during the last 12 months compared to last year.

*More than 6 in 10 (62%) Americans gave money in the last 12 months, either by donating to a charity.

*Religious organizations remain the most popular cause to donate to in America (38%).

Source:  Charitable Aid Foundation

https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2019/november/want-to-encourage-more-giving-get-thee-to-church

 

 

Fact: 24% of online shoppers surveyed had experienced package theft…

SOURCE: Shorr Packing Corp.’s 2019 package theft report,

What to do with those online packages…

*A growing number of retailers are offering in-store pickup or ship to store as an option.

*Many packages can be redirected to the delivery carrier including FedEx and UPS.

*If possible send your online packages to a friend or neighbor or to your office.

Just make sure you ask before sending a package to a different location!

         https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/12/02/protect-your-holiday-deliveries-porch-pirates-and-prying-eyes/4180429002/

 

The Tavern in Old Salem will close at the end of the year. 

The current owners (Rick and Lori Keiper) said that there is no buyer for the business, and that the contents will be auctioned off next year. Old Salem would like to have another restaurant in the spot.  https://www.journalnow.com/news/local/the-tavern-in-old-salem-will-close-at-end-of/

 

Winston-Salem will start work over the next year or so on an extension of the city’s greenway system to the northeast of Salem Lake. The new segment will run between Salem Lake and Hastings Hill Road.  *Eventually, that short segment of greenway will form part of the Piedmont Regional Greenway connecting Winston-Salem and Greensboro through Kernersville, officials said.

https://www.journalnow.com/news/local/city-plans-salem-lake-greenway-extension/

 

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are seeking 400 people for a new Dementia Care Study.  The study is designed to help caregivers.

Participants must have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia or be caring for someone who has the disease or disorder.   (336-716-1716)

BTW: More than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for patients with Alzheimer’s or dementia.  About two-thirds of those caregivers are women, and a quarter of them are of the “sandwich generation” — those who are caring for a parent while raising their own children at the same time.  Need Help? The Alzheimer’s Association also offers a 24/7 helpline for caregivers, simply call 800-272-3900.

 

 

High School Football – State Playoffs (Regional Finals this Friday, Dec 6)

4-A west:    East Forsyth at Greensboro Grimsley

2-AA east:   Salisbury at Randleman

2A west:     West Stokes at Reidsville

1-AA west:  East Stokes hosting Mitchell

3 AA west:  Watauga High at Weddington

 

 

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

The News Guy – WBFJ Family Friendly Morning Show at WBFJ fm - Your family station!
I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace…

VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150

QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.”

MON-SAT 6A-10A(& Sunday@5 host)
verne@wbfj.fm
Verne Hill


Verne Hill

I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm