Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Enjoy these fun facts for Valentine's Day 2013, from candy to flowers.
Valentine’s Day 2013 is upon us. Check out these fun facts from the U.S. Census. CANDY 1,177 Manufacturing establishments that produced chocolate and cocoa products in 2009, employing 34,252 people. $12.6 billion Total value of shipments in 2009 for firms producing chocolate and cocoa products. Nonchocolate confectionery product manufacturing, meanwhile, was a $7.4 billion industry. 3,386 Number of confectionery and nut stores in the United States in 2009. 24.7 pounds Per capita consumption of candy by Americans in 2010. FLOWERS $375 million The combined wholesale value of domestically produced cut flowers in 2010 for all flower-producing operations with $100,000 or more in sales. Among states, California was the leading producer, alone …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Here's an item from the Village of Lisle Police Department blotter.
Lisle police were called to a residence on the 5400 block of Burr Oak Road on Feb. 14 at approximately 7:20 p.m. After interviewing a battery victim, Malyon L. Fentress, 32, of Bolingbrook, was charged with domestic battery. He was processed and transported to the Dupage County Jail. About this column: Patch reports on law enforcement activity in our town, using information provided by the Lisle Police Department and other agencies. Persons charged with a crime, or issued a citation for violation of a local ordinance, are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If you or a family member is charged with a crime or cited for a violation, and the charge or citation are subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Incorporate vegetables in eye-catching ways to promote healthier eating on this very sugary holiday.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
From the DuPage County Health Department Looking to trade your child's heart-shaped chocolates for something with nutritional value? The DuPage County Health Department suggests that parents use Valentine's Day—an occasion for candy and sugary snacks—as a festive opportunity to get their little ones to eat healthier foods and treats. Generally, children will gravitate toward foods that are attractive, novel and eye-catching, so use this holiday to alter snacks to encourage healthy consumption. Remember that while it is fine to occasionally give your children sweets for a festive occasion, it is also important to establish healthy eating habits. Now is your chance to get the kids to eat some healthier foods by making these Valentine's Day…
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Cupid doesn't need to waste his energy on the Donald.