It’s a good idea to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advice for Halloween this year. Among the key guidance: A Halloween mask isn’t an appropriate substitute for a protective cloth mask.
Next week we’ll have Halloween, then a few days later, it’s finally Election Day. Halloween can be spooky. Let’s hope the election isn’t. Meanwhile, bloggers in our blogging group continue to write informative, thoughtful articles. They include:
Jakks Pacific is recalling about 162,300 MorfBoard skate & scoot combo scooters with “Y” handlebars. The “Y” handlebar joint on the scooter can break, posing a fall hazard. The company has received 18 reports of the “Y” handlebars breaking.
The Nov. 3 election is coming up soon. Be sure and vote. So much is at stake this year. I’ve been a member of the League of Women Voters for decades. The photo is of me registering voters in 1968 at my neighborhood supermarket.
This year, instead of Amazon Prime Day being in July, it’s Oct. 13 and 14. What bargains should you look for? The most important thing to do is to compare prices. The “bargain” may or may not be saving you any money.
I should have been more prepared. The Australians warned us. The wildfires they experienced during their summer fire season were the worst in history. But here I am. Not only staying home due to covid-19, but now, I have to stay inside due to smoky air from wildfires throughout the West Coast.
On Labor Day in my community, we usually celebrate Harbor Days. I go to the waterfront and take photos of the boats, people, and booths selling food and summer fair items. This year, due to coronavirus, we had Harbor Days Lite. No tug boat races were held. People were encouraged to do other maritime activities at home or online.
Lawn darts are banned in the United States due to serious risks of skull punctures and other serious injuries, especially to children. About 19,400 darts made by Crown Darts UK were sold in the United States and about 4,048 in Canada.
One of the big things that’s been canceled in my life due to the pandemic is all the celebrations that were being planned in my community to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women winning the vote in the United States. Events and parades have been canceled.
Drownings up significantly in June at Army Corps recreation areas so use caution in July, usually when the most deaths occur
More than 30 people lost their lives to drowning in June at lake and river projects managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This a 47 percent increase in drownings over June last year. Nearly all the drowning victims were adult males between the ages of 18 and 85, who weren’t wearing a life jacket at the time of the drowning.