Blog Results for January 2013

Eagle Watching Season Has Returned!
1/11/2013
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Eagle Watching Season Has Returned! The eagle has landed…again! But this year, we must change ‘eagle’ to ‘eagles’ as there seems to be a larger number of eagles around the area than in the previous two years since I’ve been blogging about a hobby of many this time of year – Eagle Watching!... Read the full story
Romance is in The Air!!
1/30/2013
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Romance is in The Air!! Santa’s elves are glad that Christmas is over (at least for 11 more months)…and the New Year’s Baby will have to wait to ring in the next new year. So I think Mother Nature and Cupid are teaming up…and are wanting you to celebrate the winter months with... Read the full story
Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation
1/15/2013
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Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation This two-night getaway is only $193 (+tax) per person for a double occupancy room or $269 (+tax) for a single. All rooms have triple sheeted beds and private bathrooms. Luxury Suites are also available for $215 (+tax) per person for groups of 3-4. Each lu... Read the full story
Late Season Pheasant Hunting
1/2/2013
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Late Season Pheasant Hunting Late Season Pheasant Hunting Hunting late season pheasants is a completely different experience than opening day pursuits. Weather is generally colder, cover has changed drastically, and pheasants are wise to the tactics of the av... Read the full story
Don't Forget the Honeymoon
1/12/2013
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Don't Forget the Honeymoon Like many young women, I planned my wedding on a budget.  It can seem intimidating with so many potential expenses – flowers, food, invitations, cake, gown, DJ – the list can go on and on.  With so many costs to consider, many couples on a budget chose to... Read the full story
Single’s Valentine's Party!!
1/17/2013
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Single’s Valentine’s Party!! Calling all singles for a great night out at The Lighthouse Inn! Anyone who is single should mark Saturday, February 9, 2013 on their calendar and come participate in the fun at a Single’s Valentine’s Party. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., all singles can join... Read the full story
Turkey Hunters Last Chance Tags
1/30/2013
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Turkey Hunters It’s time to start getting ready for the season. If you want to be an Illinois turkey hunter this spring now is the time to get your tags. Right now we are in the middle of the third lottery which ends February 11th. This c... Read the full story
Shed Hunting and Scouting
1/30/2013
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Shed Hunting and Scouting It's February now and most states have come to the end of deer season or are closing within the next couple of weeks. Here in Pike Co. Illinois the season came to an end in mid- January with some real nice bucks making their way to the buck pole. But the... Read the full story
Does Facebook Owe You $10?
1/30/2013
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So, over the weekend my husband received an e-mail from Facebook.  That, in itself, is no surprise.  Like many around the world, we are now used to being barraged with e-mails from everyone’s favorite social media giant.  The body of the e-mail, however,... Read the full story
Tips for Public Speaking
1/26/2013
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Year after year statistics tell us that we Americans are terrified of public speaking.  Indeed, more people fear public speaking than fear rattlesnakes or death.  Why?  What is it about standing up in front of our peers and presenting that sends us into a... Read the full story
2012 Deer Season...What did you learn?
1/15/2013
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2012 Deer Season…What did you learn? When an individual engages in an activity for many years and achieves a certain level of experience it becomes easier to fall into complacency. Once good becomes good enough and the thirst for knowledge has been quenched growth in that activity all but ce... Read the full story
Take a Hike - Add a Little Nature to Your Next Event
1/14/2013
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Take a Hike - Add a Little Nature to Your Next Event Have you ever gone to a conference held in a hotel?  You know, two or three days where you sleep, eat, learn, and possibly dance…all under the same roof? If you travel for work, you have probably had one of these experiences.  If you staff conferences, yo... Read the full story
Tech Update - Homeland Security Advises Users Disable Java
1/12/2013
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On Thursday, January 10, 2012 the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, a part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, cautioned computer users to disable Oracle’s Java 7 software on their machines.  They believe that hackers have found a... Read the full story
I "Like You" Like You
1/6/2013
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There are a few products that I really love.  A particular brand of yogurt.  Seedless mini oranges.  Merino wool socks.  A fancy hairspray.  Crazy cool Japanese pajamas.  Like the song says …These are a few of my favorite things.  Years ag... Read the full story
Discover your Flow
1/3/2013
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Discover your Flow A few days ago, I saw a documentary called “Happy.”  The film explored the nature of human happiness –what causes it, how we can be happier, and what being a happy person can mean for your life. I was especially struck by the film’s explanation of the hed... Read the full story
Pheasant Hunting Etiquette
1/2/2013
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Pheasant Hunting Etiquette Pheasant Hunting Etiquette By Chris Larsen It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about baseball, poker, hunting or really any other activity groups of people engage in together, there are often several unwritten rules. These are things that don’t u... Read the full story