Monday, December 31, 2012
Because kissing at the stroke of midnight is so last New Year's Eve.
Do you plan ahead? Listen up then, because Facebook is offering a new feature for New Year's Eve. Instead of clogging up the phone lines with mass texts and calls, schedule your good wishes ahead of time. Whether it's from near or far, you can wish any of your Facebook friends a Happy New Year at midnight in a personal message. Whether friends from Stow and Solon want to swap messages or someone from Westlake wants to wish someone in New Jersey a Happy New Year, it can be arranged. Facebook is now offering a service that will deliver a private message to any of your friends that will appear in their inbox at midnight Jan. 1. To get started, click here. You can even add a photo to the message. It's sort of like sending a message into …
Sunday, January 1, 2012
It's a new year, and time for new resolutions
Happy New Year! Can you believe it's already 2012? With each new year, many of us out there make new resolutions. Some may argue that you don't need a certain day of the year to decide to make a change, but what better day than today? It's a fresh start right? We want to know what your resolution(s) is/are. Did you decide that it's time to join a gym? Maybe you want to try a new food? Or maybe you want to stay in contact with your family better? Whatever it is, we want to know, so please share with us in the comments section. In the meantime, here are what some of us Patch editors resolved: Megan Rozsa, associate local editor: "I want to start believing in myself more. I'm my own biggest critic and I need to quit sweating the small stuff…
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Take our poll and tell us whether you've been able to stick to the promises many of us make at the beginning of the year
Go to the gym. Establish a better work-life balance. Spend more time with family. Pay off debts. Pack lunch and cook dinner more. You’ve likely selected one of the resolutions above to work on in a New Year. Maybe you've selected one of these for 2012. But have you kept the promises you made? Take our poll below and tell us if you've met the goals you've set for yourself. And if you succeeded, tell us why below. We want to know the secret! Happy (almost) New Year!
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
A national study has a surprising statistic.
A new national survey on driving habits shows one in 10 teens has driven drunk on New Year's Eve. But the study also shows a way for other teens to protect themselves— and their friends behind the wheel: Just ask them not to. About 94 percent of teens surveyed said they would stop drinking and driving if a passenger in the car asked them not to, according to the study by Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions). Some 90 percent said they would stop driving under the influence of marijuana if asked by a passenger. “To avoid a fatal start to the New Year, teen passengers need to use their voices if they have concerns about their friends’ behaviors," Stephen Wallace, senior advisor for policy, research and …
Friday, December 31, 2010
City offers several ways to greet 2011.
If you can't make it to Times Square for the big ball drop and don't want to spend New Year's Eve with Ryan Seacrest and Dick Clark, there are plenty of ways to send out 2010 and welcome 2011 right in Westlake.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Don't confuse pushing alcohol with being hospitable and dress for the weather.
As we bid farewell to 2010 and start fresh for the New Year, safety may not be top of mind during the holiday season. While New Year's Eve is one of the most celebrated days of the year, it also can be one of the most dangerous. By simply using some common sense measures, 2011 has a better chance of starting off safely without a hitch. Westlake Police Capt. Guy Turner and Heidi Marshall, Branch Office Manager Westlake AAA, offer the following tips to ring in the New Year safely.