The holidays are typically a time when stress levels rise. Supposed to be a time of peace and joy, all too often this time of year is full of chaos and stress. Roads are full of drivers, stores are full of shoppers and people are everywhere. Fighting crowds, picking the perfect gifts, cleaning and decorating our homes, cooking, attending holiday parties, trying to stay on a diet, maintaining established holiday customs and rituals, making time for special events, making special treats reserved for the holidays and connecting with family and friends all contribute to increased stress during the holidays.
Both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln issued proclamations of Thanksgiving as a time to honor God and to express our deepest gratitude to Him for His blessings upon a new nation.
Good morning. I am writing to you today from a typically cramped hotel room in very cool, damp England. As I believe I mentioned a few weeks ago, Lori and I came over here for a wedding, my daughter was married last Saturday at a place called Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park. Being a doting father I have to say the wedding was wonderful of course, my daughter looked beautiful and we all had a great time.
HURRICANE -- Ever wonder what Fido is dreaming about when his four paws start pumping in his sleep? Well, you might not be able to fulfill his dream of a field full of squirrells to chase, but you can make him jump with joy with a personalized stocking.
CROSS LANES -- Mardi Gras Casino & Resort is teaming up with its patrons this holiday season to help those who are less fortunate.
HURRICANE -- Perhaps it was indeed serendipitous circumstances that lead to Christin Massey and Heather King purchasing a cupcake shop, but since reopening under new management in May the Serendipity Cupcake Boutique seems to have become a sweet success.
Director Gary Fleder's ("Runaway Jury," "Kiss The Girls") latest movie is a classic example for the modern day American Chop Socky Movie, something that star Jason Stratham is known for. While a lot of Fleder's stuff has been mysteries, he seems to know his way around the action genre, also, and gives us exactly what we are looking for, here.
CHARLESTON -- The Salvation Army is working hard to help the community this holiday season. This past month they've been helping residents with clothing, food and energy assistance. Now, they're kicking it into high gear to gather toys for children in the community.
In early 1992, Dave Hobba had the opportunity to move to Putnam County. After working as a corporate controller and chief financial officer for 10 years, he started HOBBA Enterprises LLC in 2000, now commonly recognized as "Dave Hobba Builder." His vision was to use his background in finance and business to start a company that would "raise the bar" in quality land development and general construction.
CHARLESTON -- Mark your calendar now to save the date for the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce's Annual Dinner Meeting.