Wednesday, June 27th, 2018


It's National Lightning Safety Week - so  please click on this link for tips, especially if you're a newcomer to  Florida! This is one kind of hazard we should totally be able to avoid  with a little common sense...and some good information:

CLICK HERE for NOAA Lightning Safety Tips

The C.O.W. Bus (Champs on Wheels)

     This  is a fantastic program to feed kids during the  summer months...it's  called "COW" or Champs (cafe) On Wheels. It's a  school bus converted to  an actual fresh food cafe, going around the  community and serving kids  wholesome meals planned by an actual  nutritionist. Click on the link  below to find out the times and  locations...simply enter Port Charlotte  in the search box as shown:

http://summerbreakspot.freshfromflorida.com/

Or you can text "FOOD" (without the quotes) to: 877-877


You mean there’s more to a cookout than just beer?

New report suggests a July 4th cookout for ten should only cost $55.07


  • According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, a typical July 4th  cookout for 10 people should only set you back $55.07 or about $5.51  per person
  • The amount is based on 96 volunteer shoppers in 28 states checking  retail prices at their local grocery store to determine the overall  costs
  • The meal will include hotdogs, burgers, ribs, potato salad and more

With the July 4th holiday just a week away, there are bound to be a  bunch of people hosting cookouts and barbecues, which can get costly.  But according to the American Farm Bureau Federation, it doesn’t have to  be. 

The group put out their annual report on the cost of a typical July  4th cookout, and they claim a bash for 10 people should only set you  back $55.07...TOTAL. That's right, you only need to spend about $5.51  per person. Not only does that number sounds low (I mean seriously where  do they go shopping?) it is actually a slight decrease (less than 1%)  from last year.

The amount is based on 96 volunteer shoppers in 28 states,  checking retail prices at their local grocery store to determine the  overall costs. And believe it or not, the $55.07 doesn’t just have you  serving a few measly burgers and dogs.

According to the report, that cost will get you:

  • eight quarter-pound hamburgers and buns with cheese slices
  • eight hotdogs and buns
  • four pounds of pork spare ribs
  • ketchup and mustard
  • three pounds of Deli potato salad
  • 28-ounces of baked beans
  • 15 ounces of corn chips
  • two quarts of lemonade
  • two quarts of chocolate milk
  • four pounds of watermelon for dessert

Source: American Farm Bureau Federation

Increase Your Chances Of Having Your Lost Phone Returned By Doing This...

  


Putting your contact number on your lock screen gives you a better chance of getting back a lost phone


  • According to a new report by tech company Asurion, summer months see more than a 50% jump in smartphone loss and theft
  • An experiment finds that phones that were locked, but featured a  person’s contact information on the lock screen, were three times more  likely to be returned to their owners
  • Currently, only 25% of people put their contact info on the lock screen 

It’s no secret that these days most people are addicted to their  phones. So, as you can imagine, losing your phone is probably pretty  heartbreaking for people, and it turns out summer is a particularly bad  time for folks and their phones.

According to a new report by tech company Asurion, summer months see  more than a 50% jump in smartphone loss and theft, but it turns out  there’s one thing we could all be doing that may increase our chances of  getting that lost phone back.

Asurion purposefully “lost” smartphones in three major cities and  found that phones that were locked, but featured a person’s contact  information on the lock screen, were three times more likely to be  returned to their owners than those without contact info. Unfortunately,  not a lot of folks do it, with only 25% of people putting their contact  info on the lock screen.

So, how do you put your contact info on your lock screen? Well, all  you have to do is add your info to any photo, and Asurion suggests the  easiest way to do it is to take an Instagram Story using a photo of your  choosing, add your info, and then download the image and make it your  lock screen. 

  • ONE MORE THING! The company also suggests  enabling your phone’s “Find My Phone” feature, which many people think  is automatically activated, but it’s not. For iPhone, all you need to do  is go into your settings, and for Android, you need to download the  Google app Find My Device.

Source: Business Insider

Thought Starters…

  • But it could also lead to you getting weird calls from strangers…
  • Do you have your contact info on your lock screen? Did ever even occur to you to do it? Will you do it now?
  • Have you ever lost your smartphone? Did you get it back? If you got it back, did you have your contact info on your lock screen?


Police in Madrid introduce us to Pancho...the dog they've "trained" to do CPR.

 

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