Spend an evening this season enjoying the company of others and benefiting a great cause at the same time. Attend the "Code Blue Christmas" with WHAM 1180 to benefit the Open Door Mission on Friday December 6th at the HSBC Plaza. This event promises to be one you won't quickly forget...and your generosity will mean so much to those in need.
The evening will commence at 6:30 p.m. on Friday December 6th at 100 Chestnut Street (HSBC Plaza). Your evening will begin with an hors d'oeuvre hour and entertainment by three different local Rochester Jazz Festival participants followed by a wonderful dinner catered by Proietti's. And what better way to top all this off but with Cheesy Eddie's Cheese Cake for dessert!
Stay for the silent auction and enjoy the company of others while helping those less fortunate. Tickets are $45.00 and ALL proceeds go to The Open Door Mission.
A Code Blue Kit helps the homeless who are ill equipped for the extreme outdoor elements. The Open Door Mission, thanks to your generosity, will provide a back pack filled with hygiene products, hat, gloves, blanket, thermal socks, hand warmers, thermos and first aid kit along with the ongoing care of meals, shelter and clothing. What better way to ring in the holiday season than with a wonderful evening for a wonderful cause.
#2. Don’t let your dog chew or swallow fallen Christmas tree needles. They are not digestible and can be mildly toxic depending upon your dog’s size and how much he or she ingests. The fir tree oils can irritate your dog’s mouth and stomach and cause her to vomit or drool excessively. Tree needles also can obstruct or puncture a dogs gastrointestinal tract.
#3. Tree water can poison your dog. Preservatives, pesticides, fertilizers and other agents, such as aspirin, are commonly added to tree water to keep the tree fresh. Treated water can be harmful to a thirsty dog, use a covered tree water dish to be safe.
#4. Don’t trim your tree with tinsel. If swallowed, it can block your dog's intestines causing decreased appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy and weight loss. Surgery is often necessary to remove the tinsel.
#5. Be extra vigilant if you use an artificial tree. Small pieces of plastic or aluminum can break off and cause an intestinal blockage or mouth irritation if ingested by your dog.
A few fun facts ... (feel free to use these as conversation starters if you find yourself at one of those lovely holiday company, family or neighborhood dinners!)
|On December 31st 1897 New York City had only a little more than 2 million people but on January 1st 1898 they had well over 3 million. No there weren't a lot of New Year's babies born. New York City didn't include Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island or Brooklyn prior to their consolidation with Manhattan. At the moment the consolidation took effect the city grew in population and also from 60 square miles to 360 square miles. Give or take!|
|On December 2, 1954 the Senate voted to condemn Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R Wis., for 'conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute'. On second thought maybe that's not such a good conversation starter!|
|On December 17, 1903 Orville and Wilbur Wright took the first successful man-powered airplane flights near Kitty Hawk North Carolina.|
|Jell-O, marshmallows, French’s Mustard, and gold teeth were all developed in Rochester (ish). Jello was invented in Leroy New York to be specific. Robert T. French, an Ithaca native and seed merchant, and his sons moved the family company from New York City to Fairport in 1883. After the Fairport mill burned a year later, he took the company to Rochester to take advantage of power generated at Brown's Race. America's first "gold tooth" was developed and used by Rochester dentist Dr. J.B. Beers in 1843. Commercial marshmallows were first mass produced in Rochester in 1895 by Joseph B. Demerath.||And finally, just for fun, Buffalo Bill Cody lived in Rochester in the 1870s and buried three of his children at Mt. Hope Cemetery.|
Searching for the most useful present? The most practical present? The unexpected present? How about a Gift Certificate for a service they've been talking about getting done but just haven't gotten around to yet? Choose from any one of the contractors in our Service Guide for a useful gift they'll actually appreciate!! Here are just a few but the Service Guide at the end of this newsletter will provide you with many many ideas! And many many services they'll love to have taken care of for them so they don't have to do it! And don't forget about a home inspection...what homeowner wouldn't LOVE that as a gift?
December is a big month and it just got bigger! Sure, there's that plump fella that flies through the sky with reindeer, there's school concerts, there's family dinners, yeah yeah it's a busy month but nothing can compare to The WHAM 25th Anniversary Live Remote at Ace Hardware Rochester! No we're not kidding, that plump fella, the school concerts, the family dinners, sure they're great but we're talking
|In September 1999, the West Bank was on Daylight Saving Time while Israel had just switched back to standard time. West Bank terrorists prepared time bombs and smuggled them to their Israeli counterparts, who misunderstood the time on the bombs. As the bombs were being planted, they exploded--one hour too early--killing three terrorists instead of the intended victims--two busloads of people.|
|Widespread confusion was created during the 1950s and 1960s when each U.S. locality could start and end Daylight Saving Time as it desired. On one Ohio to West Virginia bus route, passengers had to change their watches seven times in 35 miles!|
|To keep to their published timetables, trains cannot leave a station before the scheduled time. So, when the clocks fall back one hour, all Amtrak trains in the U.S. that are running on time stop at 2:00 a.m. and wait one hour before resuming. At the spring Daylight Saving Time change, trains instantaneously become an hour behind schedule at 2:00 a.m., but they just keep going and do their best to make up the time.|
|While twins born at 11:55 p.m. and 12:05 a.m. may have different birthdays, Daylight Saving Time can change birth order -- on paper, anyway. During the time change in the fall, one baby could be born at 1:55 a.m. and the sibling born ten minutes later, at 1:05 a.m. Has it ever happened? In November 2007, Laura Cirioli of North Carolina gave birth to Peter at 1:32 a.m. and, 34 minutes later, to Allison. However, because Daylight Saving Time reverted to Standard Time at 2:00 a.m., Allison was born at 1:06 a.m.|
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Luckily, you don't have to fly to Morocco or resort to Pottery Barn to score some amazing finds for your house. You only need to visit ReHouse on West Ridge Road in Rochester to find that perfect piece for your home or office. Whether you're looking for doors, windows, flooring, lighting fixtures, or anything in between that has it's own special story, you'll find it at ReHouse. With over 20,000 sq feet of quality used building materials, you're sure to find what you're looking for - and maybe a few things you didn't know you wanted until you saw them!
If you're tearing down a house or have some architectural pieces you'll no longer want or need, don't forget to call ReHouse - they may be able to salvage some of those items! Visit their website to check acceptance policies and see if you have something they could use.
So call or visit ReHouse's site today to see what's new with Rochester's best architectural salvage store. Or sign up for their mailing list so updates about special events, sales, and new items come right to your inbox. OR visit the ReHouse facebook page for all of the above and more!
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As we gather with friends and family to give thanks for all of the things we're grateful for this month, let's keep in mind that there are so many with much less. The holidays are a great time to give a little extra to those in need, and the Open Door Mission has been doing just that for 60 years.
But they can always use a helping hand when it comes to meeting the needs of those less fortunate. Which is why we'd like to remind you that the Open Door Mission's 15th Annual Stuff-A-Bus event is coming up this month (November 16th!).
Coffee, creamer, sugar, coffee filters, copy paper, paper towels, bathroom tissue, facial tissue, napkins, 55 gallon garbage bags, latex gloves (food service) pillows, pillow cases, twin & double bed sheets, blankets, quilts, bath & hand towels, powdered laundry soap, bleach, liquid dish soap, 8 oz. styrofoam cups, plastic forks & spoons.
Donations of men's and women's personal hygiene items and gently used clothing for men, women and children are also welcome. Monetary gifts are also appreciated.
And here are the donation locations and hours:
GRO-MOORE FARM MARKET
(2811 E Henrietta Road)
8:00am - 6:00pm
THE GARDEN FACTORY
(2126 Buffalo Road)
8:00am - 6:00pm
HEGEDORNS - WEBSTER
(corner of Hard & Ridge Road)
8:00am - 6:00pm
So stop out to any of these locations and give what you can to help the Open Door Mission serve those in need. Click on their photo below to visit their website for more information about donations and events or call them today!
'Tis the season for warm sweaters, bright fall foliage, pumpkin flavored treats and wine tours! Now is the time to get out and enjoy beautiful, scenic Western New York - and what better way to do that than visiting Schwenk Wine Cellars for a wine tasting. One of the advantages of living in Black North Country is having access to some of the best locally produced wines in the state.
Located in Kent, New York - Paul and Cathy Schwenk established Schwenk Wine Cellars in 1990 and started producing award- winning New York State wines using heirloom recipes handed down from Paul's great-grandfather. Now you can sample all of these homegrown wines in the cozy wine-tasting room located at the Schwenk Wine Cellars while learning more about the wines and how they're made. Paul Schwenk has a hand in every part of the process and ensures that you get the best tasting wines in every bottle.
Have a few holiday get-togethers coming up? Grab a few bottles of wine from Schwenk Wine Cellars to take with you. What better gift for the wine lover in your life than a variety of wines from your local winery. Visit their website schwenkwinecellars.com today to check out their wine list or for more information about how to set up a tasting. Or better yet, visit Schwenk Wine Cellars off of Route 18 in the town of Carlton. Sample the wine and shop for gift items including gift baskets, painted wine glasses, bottle chillers, wine openers and more!
JimSalmon.com would like to welcome ACE HARDWARE ROCHESTER to our website. We are so excited to be able to share a top notch hardware store with you! At Ace Hardware Rochester you can be sure you will find nothing but quality merchandise and a full selection of the finest quality hardware products. There is far too much for us to tell you about. You'll need to visit Ace Hardware Rochester to see everything they have to offer. We promise JimSalmon.com will keep you informed of products, sales and specials in the future but right now, with the weather turning, it's a good time to head over to Ace Hardware Rochester and check out their unbelievable stock of Carhartt merchandise.
We wouldn't send you somewhere we wouldn't shop ourselves, or hold a 25 year radio anniversary live remote broadcast...you read that right! Ace Hardware Rochester is the place to be anyday but on December 14, 2013 it's the only place to be! 25 Year Radio Anniversary Live Remote Broadcast at Ace Hardware Rochester!! What an event that will be!
1. MOVE - When we walk we breathe more deeply and our blood gets more oxygen in it. More oxygen in blood = more blood flows into the brain = more work done.
2. TAKE A BREAK - Sometimes all it takes is a quick break to clear the mind. Get up, do something else for a minute and come back to it, things often look clearer when you walk away and then come back.
3. MAKE A SCHEDULE - Schedule set times for the things that you do that distract you from the real work that has to be done. For example only check emails at certain times during the day.
4. STAY ORGANIZED - Don't get lost in stacks of paperwork. Throw away what you don't need and organize what you do need. It's much easier to get a task done when you know where to find everything you need.
5. WIPE THE SLATE CLEAN - Sometimes wiping the slate clean and starting fresh can help you recharge your battery. If a project is at a dead halt it might be better to just make a start fresh.
|Unlike crude oil, gasoline is a highly refined product brewed to a certain chemical composition with very specific characteristics. One characteristic of gas is volatility, a term used to describe how easily and under what conditions the gas vaporizes so it can be efficiently burned in your car's engine.
The most highly volatile components in gasoline also tend to evaporate over time. As they do, the remaining fuel's volatility and ability to combust properly degrades. The less volatile the fuel, the less effectively it burns in your engine. The result is diminished engine performance. Your engine may still start and run, but it probably won't run as well.
The good news is, once the old gas has been consumed and the tank is topped off with fresh fuel, the problem should cure itself. Evaporation of volatile compounds can be limited by making sure the gas cap is secured tightly. For the same reason, be sure all portable gas containers are sealed tightly as well.
A more serious problem: Oxidation
Hydrocarbons in the gas react with oxygen to produce new compounds that eventually change the chemical composition of the fuel. This leads to gum and varnish deposits in the fuel system.
These deposits and impurities can clog up gas lines and filters, as well the small orifices in a carburetor and the even smaller orifices in a fuel injector. Removing these deposits can be expensive and your vehicle may not run at all or run very poorly until they are removed.
Condensation can form inside your gas tank and lines from heat cycling. Fuels such as E85, which have a high concentration of ethanol alcohol, may be even more susceptible to water contamination, as ethanol likes to draw moisture out of the surrounding air.
Water contamination can be a problem at gas stations with light traffic due to a slightly different kind of heat cycling. The underground storage tanks experience increases and decreases in temperature. This can cause moisture to form and contaminate the fuel. When you fill up at such a station, you're pumping in the water along with the gas. Such low-traffic stations may also have other contaminants in their underground storage tanks, such as rust. They are best avoided when possible.
Water, of course, does not work too well as a fuel in an internal combustion engine. It will cause hard starting and rough running until it's purged from the system. It can also contribute to internal rusting of the gas lines and tank. The resultant scale and small particles can create a true nightmare, sometimes requiring the replacement of the gas lines and tank at considerable expense.
You can reduce the chances of water contamination by keeping your car's gas tank as close to full as possible, especially if the vehicle is going to be left idle for an extended period.
How do you identify bad gas?
One way is to eyeball it. Oxidized fuel often turns darker over time and may even smell sour. You can check stored gasoline by pouring some into a clear glass container and comparing it side-by-side with known fresh gasoline. If your old sample looks noticeably darker than the fresh gas, you have strong evidence the gas has gone bad.
How long does it take for gas to go bad?
That depends on a number of factors. For one, it's hard to know how old the gas you just bought actually is. It may be fresh from the refinery, or it may be a month old already by the time you top off your tank. Some gasoline is mixed with better or more oxidation inhibitors than others.
It's a good rule of thumb to avoid leaving gas in your tank or a storage container for more than a coupe of months, if you can avoid it.
And if you can't?
If you know gas will sit in your tank or a storage container for a couple months, then it's a wise move to buy some fuel system stabilizer and mix it in with the gasoline. Do it before you put the vehicle into long-term storage or before leaving your lawn equipment fuel containers sitting for the winter. The stabilizer helps prevent oxidation, the biggie that can turn gas into garbage that gunks up your system and leads to expensive repair work.
Using fuel system stabilizer for extended storage is preferable to draining the tank and leaving the system dry. This can cause rubber hoses, gaskets and seals to dry-rot and crack, possibly leading to leaks and even a fire. In addition, a dry system can expose the insides of metal fuel lines and your gas tank to air and moisture, which can lead to or accelerate the formation of rust.
Fuel system stabilizer is not a cure-all and it doesn't last forever. It must be mixed with fresh gas before the vehicle is stored, not added to already old gas. It can slow down the oxidation process and keep gas fresh for as long as 12 to 15 months. If you're going to leave the vehicle parked for longer than that, you may want to drain the tank and refill with fresh fuel before returning the vehicle to service.
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Rochester, NY 14623-1603
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