Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office asks people to make a New Year's resolution in 2013 that could save a life or prevent a crash.
Editor's Note: The following was taken from a Hennepin County Sheriff's Office e-newsletter. A new survey indicates that while 97 percent of teens know texting while driving is dangerous, 43 percent of them admit to sending a text while driving – and 75 percent say the practice is common among their friends.The survey found that teenagers feel pressure to quickly respond to text messages – and adults are also setting a poor example by texting while driving themselves. Make a New Year's resolution in 2013 that could save your life or prevent a crash. Take a pledge NOT to text and drive and ask your family members to do the same. Remember, it is illegal to text and drive in Minnesota. Create a new habit: Put your phone in the glove box …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
ShopPerk: 'Does your new year's resolution involve eating less calories and more greens? You may be ripe for smoothie-making.'
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Have you resolved to have a family movie night each week? Take more time for yourself? Share your 2013 resolutions in the comments section below.
I make new resolutions every year. There's something about Jan. 1 that makes me want to start some things fresh. And usually I'm able to stick to about half of them—like giving up watermelon for the month of February or taking a nap once a week. (Wink) Try as I might, I haven't been able to convince myself that a gym is a great place to be three times a week—however, I'll give it another shot in 2013. Patch wants to know what resolutions you've made for the new year. Have you vowed to have a family movie night each week? Take a family vacation to Yellowstone National Park? Make a standing date with your partner? Or maybe you've decided to count to three before yelling at your clumsy nine-year-old for breaking yet another glass dish. Tell …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Who started the tradition of making New Year's resolutions?
Civilizations around the world have been celebrating the start of each new year for some 4,000 years. Traditions include going to parties, eating special foods, watching fireworks and, of course, making resolutions. Who started the tradition of making New Year's resolutions? Editor's Note: Select your answer in the poll below and tell us how you know the answer in the comments section. The answer will be posted later in the day.
Friday, December 31, 2010
St. Louis Park is taking registrants now for spring adult sports.
With 2011 quickly approaching, now is a great time to resolve to be more active in the New Year. And what better way to do so than joining a sports league? The city of St. Louis Park's recreation department has already opened registration for a number of adult leagues starting up this spring. For starters, there is indoor volleyball. Registration deadline is Feb. 11, and teams of six begin competing Feb. 23. Men and women can be on the same team, and the team fee is $170. But the big draw is softball. Next spring, the city will offer men's, women's and mixed leagues, with play beginning in late April at Aquila and Dakota parks. Registration deadline for returning teams is Feb. 14, while new teams have until March 18 to sign up. Jim …
Volunteering, getting good grades and eating better topped the list.
St. Louis Park Patch stopped by the local library and asked patrons and library staff what resolutions they may have for the coming year. Share your resolutions in the comments section below.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Get in shape. Be organized. Look great. Here are my tips to stick to stylish New Year's resolutions in St. Louis Park.
On the surface, this Saturday is just a day like any other. Snow is in the forecast and errands are on the agenda. But there is something about January 1, 2011, that just screams renew and refresh. It's time to make those New Year's resolutions, and if you're like me — still suffering from a holiday fudge hangover and feeling pressure to just organize those stacks of mail, piles of receipts and rifle through your closet already — you can't wait for this weekend's fresh start. I've written down 10 of my New Year's style resolutions — and tips to accomplish them in the Park. 1. Shop local, local, local. We all know it benefits your neighborhood if you do business in it. In addition, it adds some fashion cred to own a pair of shoes or a purse…