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:
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:
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
- 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?
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