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Holiday Lights Festival

Holiday Lights Festival

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Holiday Lights Festival is set for Saturday at the Burns Park Softball Complex.

There will be lots of toys and games, and Santa may even make an appearance.

The fun starts around 4:30. For more information you can call (501) 753-7307.

If you miss it, you can still catch the Trail of Lights any evening now through December 30.

Burglary prevention tips

Burglary prevention tips

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- Lots of people travel this time of year, leaving their homes vulnerable to thieves. How can you keep from becoming a victim?

According to the Garland County Sheriff's Department, the key is to make your home look occupied even if no one is home. They offer the following tips to discourage would-be robbers from making off with your valuables.

  • Leave lights on when you go out. If you are going to be away for a length of time, connect some lamps to automatic timers to turn them on in the evening and off during the day. When leaving on trips, leave a light on in the bathroom. In the bedroom, attach a lamp and radio to a 24-hour electric timer set to go on at dusk and off at your bedtime.
  • Leave a radio on an all-talk show station and a little louder than normal. The conversation might lead an offender to believe the home is occupied.
  • Close bedroom drapes or blinds.

Focus on fire safety: Christmas trees

Focus on fire safety: Christmas trees

A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly. In preparation for this holiday season, Pine Bluff Fire & Emergency Services (PBF&ES) would like to offer the following safety tips regarding the picking, placing, and lighting of Christmas trees:

Picking The Tree

  • Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched.

Placing The Tree

  • Before placing the tree in the stand, cut 1-2" from the base of the trunk.

Alzheimer's: Know the signs

Alzheimer's: Know the signs

Early Detection Empowers Families to Plan for the Future

 

Little Rock, AR, November 16, 2011 – The holiday season is a time families gather and spend quality time with loved ones. It is also a time that can raise questions about the cognitive health of aging family members. With Alzheimer’s disease in particular, it is important to know what it is and what it is not normal aging.  Below is a list of warning signs along with examples of normal aging.  If you notice any of the warning signs in your aging family members, it is recommended that you see a doctor. 

 

Alzheimer’s Association 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

  1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life.  One of the most common signs of Alzheimer's is memory loss, especially forgetting recently learned information.

Have a healthy Thanksgiving

Have a healthy Thanksgiving

Author: Stephanie Walsh, M.D., Medical Director, Child Wellness, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

 

The Thanksgiving holiday season is a wonderful time of the year filled with family, friends and of course, food. While the spirit of Thanksgiving is to give thanks for all that we have, the holiday has become increasingly focused on food and eating. There’s no harm in enjoying a meal with your family on Thanksgiving, but it’s important to remember that the purpose of the holiday is not simply to over-eat.

 

Childhood obesity continues to be a threatening epidemic in Georgia. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is continuing to see cases of obesity at all three of its hospitals. The consequences of obesity on children include health issues that are typically seen only in adults, such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, joint problems and high cholesterol.

Great Thanksgiving Day Banquet

Great Thanksgiving Day Banquet

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Union Rescue Mission (URM) is hosting its annual “Great Thanksgiving Day Banquet” Thanksgiving meal on November 24, 2011.  The Mission has been preparing a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings every Thanksgiving since its founding in 1946.

The meal will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue to serve until 1 p.m. or longer if needed.  “Individuals, families and walk-ins are welcome to share our ‘Great Thanksgiving Banquet’ meal at our 3000 Confederate Blvd. location,” said Michelle Scroggins, Director of Public Relations for URM.

URM has prepared for hundreds of individuals to come through their doors.

AETN kicks off the holiday season with broadcast premiere of Curious George movie on PBS KIDS

AETN kicks off the holiday season with broadcast premiere of Curious George movie on PBS KIDS

 

The Arkansas Educational Television Network will feature the broadcast premiere of the original Curious George movie, which will air as part of the “Curious George” Holiday Spectacular, Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 7 a.m.

A three-movie on-air event, the Holiday Spectacular kicks off with “Curious George,” followed by “Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey” and “Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas.”

Encore presentations of the Holiday Spectacular will air: Thursday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m. on AETN-1; Friday, Nov. 25, at 8 a.m. on AETN Plus (AETN-3); and Saturday, Nov. 26, at 6 a.m. on AETN Plus.

“Curious George” follows everyone’s favorite spunky monkey as he sets off on a series of adventures. In the film, after the Man with the Yellow Hat accidentally brings George back from a business trip to Africa, the unlikely twosome embarks on a fun-filled journey through the big city and ultimately finds their way to a lasting friendship.