Plan to Stay Safe

Plan to Stay Safe

September is National Preparedness Month, which promotes planning for emergency disasters within your home or in your community. The 2019 theme of the campaign is “Prepared, Not Scared.” With Hurricane Dorian in the news right now, it’s a perfect reminder for us how important it is to have an emergency plan of action. Emergencies don’t have to be hurricane related; being prepared also applies to […]

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Chill Out

Chill Out

    With the springtime growing season in full force, many people will soon have an abundance of fresh veggies and produce. Do you know which to refrigerate and which to leave out? For some items, it’s really a matter of preference. But there are some foods that will actually be ruined if kept in the refrigerator. The Farmers’ Almanac online has published a helpful […]

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Get to Work the Healthy Way

Get to Work the Healthy Way

    This week, May 13-17, is National Bike to Work Week.  If the days will stay dry, it would be a great time for you to dust off your bike and pedal to the office. According to bikeleague.com, 40 percent of all trips made in the United States are less than two miles. Piece of cake, right?! There are many reasons to consider biking […]

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National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week

  April 7-13 is National Volunteer Week in America. The designation was established in 1974 by a Presidential Proclamation in order to show appreciation for people who volunteer their time for community service, and also to showcase volunteer opportunities within communities. According to the latest Volunteering in America report, there were 77.3 million adults who gave volunteer time that totaled 6.9 billion hours in 2015. […]

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Is a Winter Wonderland in Our Future?

Is a Winter Wonderland in Our Future?

With winter weather in the forecast for most of our area this week, it tends to get us thinking about what this winter has in store for us. The Farmers’ Almanac has released its 2018-2019 winter weather forecast report, and it does look interesting. The line of weather changes falls just across the top part of the state. According to the map, the northern part […]

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Internet Use is Growing

Internet Use is Growing

    Each year, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts the American Community Survey among certain households to learn information about current trends in America. The questions tend to be similar each year, in order to show consistent results. However, those involved in the study suspected that survey results from 2015 did not seem to be accurate when related to computer and internet usage in American […]

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Exercising Your Rights

Exercising Your Rights

  National Voter Registration Day is TODAY! What does that mean for Americans? Well, it means that over 10,000 volunteers are out in communities and online to help remind people to register to vote in their respective states. The day was established in 2012, by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) to teach people where to register, how to register and remind people […]

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From The Desk of Tom Scott

From The Desk of Tom Scott

I find myself beyond being amazed, proud and humbled to announce that ACT is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. I take this opportunity to thank each of the many elected officials and ACT employees, whether they be current, former or departed, for your loyal support and dedication to the vision that we shared when we started doing this thing called ACT. Phillip Scott, Rich […]

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