Monthly Archives: June 2010

Library Idea Starter: Storytimes on the Library Lawn

The Granby, CT, Public Library, Children’s Librarian, holds a drop-in “storytime” on the library lawn on Tuesday mornings during the summer. People of all ages are welcome to the event, which begins at 10:15 AM. (Storytime is cancelled in the … Continue reading

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Fire Safety Idea Starter: Summer School Fire Drills

During this time of year, many students are attending summer school. In some cases, the students are there because they need to make up subjects. In other cases, they are participating in some type of enrichment program. In still other cases, the … Continue reading

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Health Service Idea Starter: Mercury Thermometer Exchange

Mercury Thermometer Exchange The Franklin, MA, Board of Health sponsors a mercury thermometer exchange. Each day during regular office hours, residents may exchange a glass mercury fever thermometer for a new digital thermometer.

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New Zealand Volunteer Firefighter Receives Award for Designing Rescue Tool

Warren Lauder, Senior Station Officer, Otaki, New Zealand, Volunteer Fire Brigade has received a posthumous New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Award for an invention of his, the Karrak 3000, that expedites auto extrications. Unlike the Jaws of Life and … Continue reading

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NFPA releases new fireworks video urging public to avoid consumer fireworks

Stressing the message that there is no safe way to use consumer fireworks, the National Fire Protection Association this past week released a new online video in advance of the Fourth of July holiday. “Every year fire departments and emergency … Continue reading

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Idea Starter: Women’s Self Defense Program

The Bridgewater, MA, Police Department offers a women’s self defense program, “Introduction to Women’s Self Defense,” a four-week, eight-hour course designed to help give women security and peace of mind. This training is offered to women age 15 and older … Continue reading

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Conservation Idea Starter: Escorted Overnight Camping on Conservation Land

The Andover, MA,  Conservation Commission is sponsoring escorted overnight camping on forested Town Conservation land along the shore of the Shawsheen River. The campsite has four fire pits, two picnic tables, and several convenience table benches. Canoes and kayaks are … Continue reading

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