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Go Red For Women
Show your support for Women's Heart Health Awareness

Check our special Go Red section to discover

Women's Heart Health Facts

The Signs of Heart Attack & Stroke in Women

(women are not just smaller men - their symptoms can be different from men's)

Go Red SpokeswomenThe Facts about Heart Disease & Stroke for African-American Women

Love Your Heat Tips for Daily Living

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bailoutFor 2008
The Word Is...
Bailout

The dictionary giant Merriam-Webster has picked Bailout as the word of the year for 2008.  What were the other Top Ten finishers for the year.

And the Word Is...dictionary

Check the previous years' list to see what is so disturbingly special about the word - Quagmire

What makes a word of the year?
 


no For 2009 -the word is... Banish

Check Lake Superior State University's 34th annual List of Words to Be Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness

listNote that several of the words from the Merriam-Webster Top Ten show up on the LSSU words that need to banished. 

The 2009 List    The 2008 List

The complete list for the first 32 years.
(Warning:  This is a large file.)

 


Really want to know what subjects are most on everyone's minds?  Nothing says trending like an Internet/Webstock market search.

The word is .... Browse

In 2008, the top 2 search engines recorded the keywords and keyphrases most searched. 

The most used search engine in the world is Google. Here is a list of what people were looking for in 2008.

Yahoo was telling people the who, what, when, where and why for these searches in 2008.

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Greene Lite

January is both National Wheat Bread Month and National Soup HOnery wheat breadMonth.  Why not celebrate with 
Honey Wheat Bread chefand find out
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With recipes for  Sausage and Spinach Soup 
 Hearty Lasagna Soup * Hearty Beef Barley Soup
Savory Lentil Soup  * Sensational Chicken Noodle Soup
(including variations for Asian, Mexican and
Italian Tortellini Soups)
Winter vegetable bean soup with pesto
(including a recipe for Easy Basil Pesto)


food bankHelp feed the hungry in Greene County.
Give to the Greene County Food Bank.

cornbreadThe January food request
 is for canned soups, cornbread mixes and crackers although all non-perishable food is needed and welcome as well as  monetary donations to help purchase food.  
Check this months Related recipe link. 
(A delicious and nutritious Honey Cornbread recipe.)

All donations given to the Greene county Food Bank stay in the county to feed Greene County. 

Read about the Greene County Food Bank.
 

man sleepAre you risking your health when you sleep?  A new study show that a common sleep disorder can lead to stroke and even death.
Health Byte

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This Greene County small business is helping sleep apnea patients who use a CPAP get a more comfortable (and healthy) night's sleep.

Meet Pad-A-Cheek's inventor
Karen Moore.
 

Having trouble falling asleep yourself?  Check out this website dedicated solely to cute things falling asleep.  If watching these babies, kittens, puppies and more falling asleep sitting, standing and everywhere, then at least it should make you smile.  Link.

Greg's House 2008This wooden confection - the Gingerbread House @ Doubletree Hotel in Charlottesville is named for Greene resident Greg Holder - the Cookie Man of the Doubletree.  For 3 years, Greg's House has helped build homes through Habitat.  Find out more and see photos of this year's gingerbread village.
Link

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Cooking Good in Greene

You can smell holiday in the kitchen and throughout  the house when you bake up a batch of these traditional treats.  Here is a recipe for
The Perfect Gingerbread Men

sparkler


National Council on Fireworks Safety Urges Caution with Sparklers
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Finally a word to the wise.  My mother always told me if I wanted something specific for a gift, I should get it myself.  This Christmas canine treated himself to a five-clawed discount at the local market. 
dogDo not try this at home. A dog and manger story - of sorts:)
Shoplifting Pooch caught on surveillance video is dog-gone darling of YouTube.
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