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  1. Needle Arts
    ~I just heard about this yearly event to raise awareness and enthusiasm for needle arts. This year it runs from June 11-19th. I haven't picked up my needles in a couple of months but I will this week. I have a dishcloth to finish and then I'm moving onto these adorable booties: Baby Janes...
  2. Frugal Living
    This question popped into my head on another thread so I checked out the cost of public transportation here. It has many different rates like a one way pass for $1.25. a day pass unlimited rides that day $5. A family pass unlimited rides for the whole family up to 5 people same house for $39 a...
  3. Health and beauty
    I am a germ-phobe, I admit it. Knew about germs on shopping cart handles and public bathrooms, but a few were a surprise, such as the lemon wedge on your drink at a restaurant? With all the colds and flus going around thought this might be of interest. 8 Germiest Public Places - 1 - Health...
  4. Freebies
    APHA Get Ready campaign: Hand-washing : handwashing_timer
  5. Reported Post/Threads
    One of my friends has fallen on tough times, had to apply for food stamps....she did finally find a job, her husband is working again as well, still on public food stamps....uses her food stamps on $5 boxes of cereal, $3 loaves of bread at local convenience store (you know how the prices are in...
  6. General Chat
    The first thing I need to do now that I think I’m able to be back home here at the village is to publicly apologize to a few people. To Debbie-cat for setting up the dishcloth swap and listening to me tell her that sometimes newer members might not hold up their end of the swap and then I go...
  7. Blog
    GreatSchools.net – The Parent's Guide to K-12 Success GreatSchools empowers and inspires parents to get involved in their children's development and educational success. We offer preschool, elementary, middle and high school information for public, private and charter schools nationwide.
  8. Frugal Living
    This came out of the frugal indulgences thread. Jamiekulik posted it costs $4.50/week to use her public library... jamiekulik, where do you live where they charge per week for the public library???!!! We have an annual fee of $5 and we can borrow whatever we like for specified loan periods...
  9. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    I can't help but wonder how other people stand on the type of school they have chosen for their children? How did you chose, and why did you chose the way you did. I also have to wonder what strengths and weaknesses you have experienced in what you have chosen? What type of school have you...
  10. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    Does anyone else here wish that the government would teach about the truth in public schools? There are lots of things that have been proven to be false that are taught daily and things that are omitted. Why did we never learn the true story of Thanksgiving? The truth about the Indians trading...
  11. News you can use
    U.S. lifts freeze on applications for solar power on public land The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday said it reversed an earlier decision freezing solar project applications in six ...
  12. News you can use
    Risks of online public records Think you've got your personal information under control? Some of it may appear in online public records -- which is yet another avenue for ID theft when enough personal information is exposed.
  13. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    I just found out that at my dd's middle school their is a christian fun club. I realize that it is a club and is not something that everyone has to join. But I do find offense in the fact that their is a club for christians. At first I thought if the school is going to accomodate clubs for one...
  14. General Chat
    Dear Everyone, Yes, I am pregnant. I have a 4 or 5 lb baby in my stomach at the moment. This is no surprise to me, and is not an astute observation in any way. No, I am not having twins. No, I should not have delivered this baby "yesterday", nor am I about to "lay down and have this baby...
  15. Preparedness and Survival
    We just got one and it gives me great comfort knowing we will be warned of serious weather problems, flooding and other disasters. "This state-of-the-art Public Alert radio monitors the National Weather Radio broadcast channels day and night and automatically alerts you to 79 civil and severe...
  16. General Chat
    Never until I moved here. Recently I was called to a trustee on the board for the new library and I said yes. The nice thing about it I didn't even have to get voted in. :toothy:
  17. Leisure & Media Arts
    Read, learn, enjoy.Links to take to to all kinds of wonderful places. http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/hum60.60.00/
  18. Education
    just curious if any of your kids go to a private or public school. i know a good majority of you ladies homeschool...so this don't pertain to you. my kids go to a private catholic school...just curious what the rest of you do????? just curious if they do go to a private school...what is your...
  19. Just Tips
    I am still playing with this - it first became operational about a week ago. Non-copyrighted material and public domain (usually older) books are available for view for free. (just enter "Google Public Domain works" for the link.) When I entered the key words of "frugality or saving money" it...
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