Friday, February 1, 2013
The Furry Forecaster is expected to emerge from his home around 7:30 a.m. Saturday to predict whether we'll have six more weeks of winter.
Georgia's own General Beau Lee is set to make his annual weather prediction tomorrow at the Yellow River Game Ranch in nearby Lilburn, Lilburn Patch reports. It's been a wacky weather week in Georgia—70-degree temperatures, tornadoes and lots of rain, and in the past two weeks frigid temperatures and icy roads have been a problem. So, getting the furry forecaster's prognostication is just in time. "I think people enjoy having some news that's actually fun," said Codi Reeves, owner of the Yellow River Game Ranch. "It's a welcome break from crime, politics, and bad weather." If Beau sees his shadow Saturday, or so the folklore goes, it means six more weeks of winter. If he doesn't, it means an early spring. The annual Groundhog Day …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Roswell resident hopes to compete in the Junior World Championships next week.
Roswell's own Raychel Germaine will compete in a race-off today, Jan. 9, to sled at the Junior World Championships on the site of the 2002 Winter Olympic luge competitions in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, Jan. 15-16. At the championships, young luge athletes from around the world, up to age 20, will race on the 1,300 meter track. International training began Jan. 4 and concludes Jan. 9 at which time the American contingent will race-off for two singles slots in both the men’s and women’s events. Ladies competitors in the race-off on Wednesday, Jan. 9, will include Germaine, Theresa Buckley, of Allentown, Pa. and Sami Carone, also of Park City. Germaine raced in the 2012 Youth Olympic Games singles event. With the same race-off format, two …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
As temperatures drop, here are some tips to stay safe when trying to stay warm this winter.
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
Saturday, December 15, 2012
The Fulton County Fire and Rescue Department is urging residents to take safety precautions when heating their home. There are important factors to consider whether you are heating your home with a fireplace, a space heater or a wood stove. Fireplaces Space Heaters Wood Stoves The Fulton County Fire and Rescue Department encourages residents to install a smoke detector on each level of their home and outside sleeping areas. Residents are encouraged to test their smoke detectors monthly and change the batteries every six months.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Local wildlife are looking for a warm environment to call home, so you should know the telltale signs of unwanted guests that can cause damage while nesting and transmit diseases.
Leaves are changing and the air is cooling sending many folks indoors, but they’re not the only ones eager to enjoy the cozy comforts of home through the winter months. Local wildlife will also be looking for a warm environment to call home and it’s important for homeowners to know the telltale signs of a pesky intruder as these unwanted guests can cause real damage while nesting and can also transmit diseases. Arrow Exterminators, a pest and termite control company that serves customers in several states and operates a Roswell office, has several tips. Unusual noises in the attic or droppings found in pantries, along baseboards or in attics could indicate that roof rats, squirrels, bats or even raccoons may have settled-in. The top furry…
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Fulton County Schools closed, Thursday, Dec.16, and Roswell emergency services urge everyone to stay off the roads until temps rise mid-morning.
Below freezing temperatures and icy precipitation have caused roads in Roswell to become extremely dangerous and has the Fulton County School System deciding to cancel schools, Thursday, Dec. 16. Just before 5 p.m., on Wednesday, the Roswell Fire Department and other emergency services throughout the metro area began advising residents to stay off the roads to avoid black ice if at all possible. Unfortunately, the warnings came just in time for rush hour traffic. Over 100 accidents were reported that night, according to Roswell Public Information Officer, James McGee. A sleet/snow mix Wednesday afternoon and temperatures slipping into the upper 20's have combined to cause plenty of traffic accidents. The Roswell Emergency Management …