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Fulton County Residents Encouraged to Take Precautions During Winter Months When Using Space Heaters

Fulton County Residents Encouraged to Take Precautions During Winter Months When Using Space Heaters

Cold weather will soon be the primary forecast for local weather.  According to local weather experts, the month of January is the coldest month in the City of Atlanta and Fulton County.  Fulton County Cooperative Extension wants to encourage residents who use space heaters to keep their homes warm to pay close attention to safety tips when using the equipment.

Residents should know that heating an entire home using space heaters alone is a safety hazard.  Most people are not aware war that space heaters should only be used as a back up for the main heating system of a home.  However, according to the Department of Energy, the unsafe use of electric space heaters are the cause of more than 25,000 residential fires, 300 deaths, and almost 6,000 emergency room visits per year. 

Cooperative Extension offers the following safety tips:

  • when using space heaters be, sure to use newer models that shut off when tipped over
  • if

DEALCHICKEN: $49 for $110 from Laughing Rainbow Cleaning Services

DEALCHICKEN: $49 for $110 from Laughing Rainbow Cleaning Services

ATLANTA -- Make sure that your home is sparkling clean with Wednesday's DealChicken Atlanta deal.

For one day only, DealChicken members can save 55 percent on two hours of housing cleaning from Buckhead-based Laughing Rainbow Cleaning Services. That's $49 for a scrub down with environmentally-friendly cleaning products, valued at $110.

Laughing Rainbow sets itself apart by sending the same cleaners to clients' houses for every appointment. Why the name? The company owner named it for her two daughters -- Ayeola (which means "rainbow") and Sekaya (meaning "laughter").

This deal expires on June 29, 2012 and is good for customers who live inside the perimeter; those outside the service area must pay a fee ranging from $15 to $30.

HEATHER HURLBERT SWEETENS THE HOLIDAY EDITION OF CHEFS IN THE CITY

HEATHER HURLBERT SWEETENS THE HOLIDAY EDITION OF CHEFS IN THE CITY

Ideal for the Holidays, Grape Crush Productions and Bloomingdales Fuse Food, Fashion and Exclusive Wine Tastings with Demos and Delicious Bites by Award Winning Pastry Chef & Top Chef Just Desserts Alum Atlanta - This holiday season, Grape Crush Productions and Bloomingdale’s are bringing one of Atlanta’s “sweetest” chefs to the kitchen of one of the city’s most celebrated shopping destinations for an exclusive event where guests will enjoy a guided tasting of artisan wines, a cooking demonstration by Top Chef: Just Desserts Contestant Heather Hurlbert and preview the latest in home and fashion décor along with exclusive savings at Bloomingdale’s. In the midst of the holiday shopping and social season, this is the ideal event for those looking for sweet inspiration for a memorable meal and special savings on gifts from the kitchen, perfect for the hostess, stocking stuffers or for one’s favorite foodie to find under the tree.

Holiday Gifts that make mealtime more fun! $15 = $30 worth of personalized plates + placemats

Holiday Gifts that make mealtime more fun! $15 = $30 worth of personalized plates + placemats

Spruce up your child's meal with Customized Unbreakable Melamine Plates - Perfect for Gift Giving! Get a plate for every season and every occasion by CLICKING HERE TO PAY $15 and get $30 worth of personalized plates and placemats from Spiffy Kids.

THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1ST AT MIDNIGHT

ScoopMama.com brings you the Insider Deals on Local Family Fun! We offer our subscribers unbeatable family-friendly deals with savings of 40-75% off kid-friendly activities, stores, restaurants, services and more.

Food Bloggers Dish On How to "Spin" Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

Food Bloggers Dish On How to "Spin" Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes When it comes to Thanksgiving food bloggers or “foodies” are anything but traditional. Their favorite philosophy is “Think Outside the Box”. Putting down the Thanksgiving menu is as exciting for them as cooking and sharing the meal with family and friends. Foodies always like to place a creative pin to traditional dishes. The result are unique scrumptious and mouth-watering dishes that could give any professional chef a run for their money.


Recently, food bloggers from "The Brown Culinary Experience" offered their takes on their favorite Thanksgiving dishes.

Local Lighting Design Company Creates ‘Firefly’ Lanterns for Foundation for Mitochondrial Research

Local Lighting Design Company Creates ‘Firefly’ Lanterns for Foundation for Mitochondrial Research

Forsyth-based The Outdoor Lights, Inc. Creates Custom-Designed ‘Firefly’ Lanterns to Help Raise Funds and Awareness for Mitochondrial Disease and Research

The Outdoor Lights, an award-winning lighting design and installation firm headquartered in Forsyth County, is doing their part in the hopes of one day fueling hope for children and adults suffering from Mitochondrial disease. The company created a custom, one-of-a-kind ‘firefly’ lantern to raise awareness and funds for The Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine, (www.foundmm.org), an organization dedicated to funding research for mitochondrial disease. 

Mitochondria are tiny parts of cells in the human body that create energy.  When they work correctly, they are power plants for the body.

Clean up the mess! $60 = 2 HRS of Home Organization by Drab to Fab Organizing ($120 value)

Clean up the mess! $60 = 2 HRS of Home Organization by Drab to Fab Organizing ($120 value)

Has it been months since you've seen the surface of your dining room table? Can the kids find their homework? Do you have boxes and bags filled with things you need to return, but can't find the receipt?