Light the Night: has finalised funds for the Light the Night event for 2016. A total of $5,242.20 was raised with all funds going to the Leukaemia Foundation.
Be Safe Online: There are, as always at this time of the year, a lot of scams going around. One that is happening on Facebook is that a message comes from a friend with a video, and when you open it it contains a virus, so be careful – if in doubt delete. Another story that is surfacing is to do with Amazon. The thieves are sending out bogus emails that look like they’re from Amazon, telling buyers their order cannot be shipped. When you click a link to confirm your information, an authentic-looking page with the Amazon logo asks you to enter your name, address, and credit card information. When you hit enter, the thieves receive your information and you are redirected to the real Amazon.com. Double check your order on Amazon to see where your order is at. Shopping locally doesn’t
have these sorts of problems.
The Canowindra Pool: will celebrate the story of Christmas as you’ve never heard it before. Come dressed like a 1st century Roman, Greek or Hebrew for the afternoon on Friday December 23rd, from 6pm to 9pm. This means you get to dress up, maybe in a toga, with a crown of thorns, or you can simply use your imagination. Experience Middle Eastern food and there is no cost to attend. So bring along a friend and join in the celebration. Call David Bullock on 0402 901 228 or Libby Wilcox on 02 6344 7116 for more information.
Kill your speed and not our wildlife: these Christmas holidays. The Australian Veterinary Association is asking motorists to take care on the roads over the summer holidays to protect native species as well as human lives. Research has shown that drivers can significantly reduce the likelihood of animal-vehicle crashes by reducing their speed and remaining alert while driving through areas where animals are more abundant. Three things we can all do to help prevent wildlife injuries occurring over the Christmas holiday: Don’t litter, Slow down at night and take note of road signs.
Toys galore: This weekend will see the Massive Christmas Toys Monster Market Night to be held at the Services Club on Friday 16th December. As well on the same night there is the Canowindra Bowlo’s Monster Market night and ham and turkey raffles. Lots to be won, so why not pop into both to see what you can win for Christmas.
Did you know: that 6.8 million litres of alcohol will be consumed by Aussie over the two week Christmas break. So, what do you need to know about what to have for your breakfast for the morning after: Asparagus – the amino acids in asparagus supercharge the cells that help to break down alcohol; Bananas – the potassium in bananas will help your body start to feel normal, while the electrolytes will replace some of the ones you lost the night before; eggs – it’s the amino acids cysteine and taurine in eggs that will help fix a hangover. Cysteine shows headaches who’s boss, while taurine gives the liver a hand; ginger tea – the magnesium, zinc and chromium in ginger have been shown to ease nausea and fevers as well as reduce pain and inflammation.