Random Acts of Kindness Week

Compliment a parent on how well-behaved their child is Send an encouraging email Wheel out a neighbor’s trash bin Ship a care package Bake someone a cake Write a positive comment on a website or blog Praise a local business online Share your favorite recipe Leave a surprise in your mailbox for your mail carrier

Valentine’s Day Trivia

King Henry VIII declared Valentine’s Day an official holiday in 1537. The oldest handwritten Valentine was made in the 1400s and is held in the British Museum. About 3 percent of pet owners buy Valentine’s gifts for their furry friends. About 110 million roses are sold for Valentine’s Day (during a 3-day period) and about one billion Valentine’s Day cards …

From Old to Sold on Facebook Marketplace

You can turn your trash into cash by selling unwanted items on Facebook Marketplace. You can also find good deals on what you’re looking for by browsing this online market. For handy tips for buyers and sellers – including security recommendations and tutorials – check out this Social Media Basics article in our Winter 2020 Website Compass magazine.  https://flipyourpages.com/flip_pages/WebsiteCompass/truleap/12/

Our Community Has Lots to Like & Love

We treasure being your local communications provider as well as your neighbor, fellow volunteer, and Facebook friend. It’s inspiring to see how our community members work together and support each other to help make this an even better place to live. Thanks for putting your heart into everything you do, and thanks for allowing us to connect you to the …

National Pie Month

Who decided to pick the shortest month of the year as National Pie Month? At least there are 29 days this year to slice up some deliciousness! Taste of Home will assist you in deciding which ones to make with 50 of their best pie recipes. (Link to Taste of Home)

Fake Apps Are Real Problems

Spammers are now trying to get your information through fake apps. Here are some things to look for to make sure you’re downloading a legit app.

Data Privacy Day

Given the frequency and magnitude of identity theft, it’s vitally important to do what you can to protect your personal information. Learn more at staysafeonline.org. Click on “STAY SAFE ONLINE” and get tips about Online Safety Basics, Managing Your Privacy, and more. Secure your devices: Use strong passwords, passcodes, or touch ID features to lock your devices. Think before you app: …

Dial-Up Internet

Remember dial-up internet? Internet users back then got used to that familiar series of beeps that signaled an internet connection being made. Watch this video to see if the dial-up sound is more annoying than you remember it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsVfElI-7oo

4 Tips to Help Senior Family Members Beat Technophobia

Keep it simple. Tablet computers are ideal for first-timers because of their simple design and intuitive, touch-screen interface. Increase accessibility. Software packages are available that transform a busy screen into an easy-to-navigate, large-text interface that makes email and photo sharing a breeze (Eldy or Emerge Desktop, for example). Write instructions down. After introducing a new skill, leave a simple list …