Officials say they are very sure debris and victims they’ve discovered in the sea off Indonesia is from the missing AirAsia plane that vanished on Sunday. The aircraft was carrying 162 people when it dropped off radar during stormy conditions.
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has released a new documentary film Louis Zamperini: Captured by Grace. Zamperini is also the subject of the movie Unbroken, which is in theaters now. Captured by Grace chronicles Zamperini’s entire journey—from Olympic runner to WWII prisoner of war—all the way to his return home and encounter with Jesus Christ at a Billy Graham Crusade. The film includes recent interview footage of Zamperini sharing his complete story in his own words. http://billygraham.org/landingpages/unbroken/
Crews are putting the finishing touches on some new features at Triad Park. By late winter or early spring, you’ll be able to play a round or two of disc golf on an 18-hole course or enjoy a concert under the stars at the park’s new amphitheater. A couple of new picnic shelters are in the works as well. The 426-acre Triad Park is located on HWY 421 between Kernersville and Colfax. http://bit.ly/1wy8yuv
You can drop-off your real Christmas tree at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market for FREE. Location: I-40 at Sandy Ridge Road in Greensboro. You can drop your real tree during daylight hours, seven days a week. Look for the Christmas Tree Recycling banner… http://goo.gl/nW3WIC
If you haven’t caught this year’s Festival of Lights at Tanglewood yet, you’ve got through Thursday to see it. The dazzling exhibit, now in its 23rd year, is open from 6 – 11 PM, through Jan 1st. And, don’t forget about the Running of the Lights 5K at Tanglewood. The race starts as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve. Proceeds from the run benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC. http://bit.ly/1wy8yuv
If Christmas has left toy boxes and closets at your house busting at the seams, Goodwill is reminding you that now is a great time to donate your unwanted stuff. You have through Wednesday if you’d like your donation to count as a tax deduction for 2014. Goodwill accepts most clothing and household items in good, working order. For more info, visit www.goodwill.org.
Another option for your donated items is the Habitat for Humanity Restore. They accept gently used furniture, building supplies and appliances. In Winston-Salem, the Restore has a new location on Coliseum Drive near University Parkway. Visit their website for details: http://www.habitatforsyth.org/restore/donate/
Did you get a gift card for a store where you rarely shop? Walmart will gladly take that card off your hands and exchange it for one of their own through a new program called Card Cash. Simply visit the Walmart Card Cash website and enter some information about the card you’d like to trade in. Walmart will then make you an offer of up to 97% of your card’s face value…payable as Walmart eGift card. Learn more here: https://walmart.cardcash.com/