Smartphone App TrickorTracker Removes Parents' Worries-Kids Can More Safely Enjoy Halloween

Iconosys unveils a new Smartphone app that enables responsible parents to know the exact whereabouts of their trick-or-treating kids without requiring them to follow alongside in the family car (risking the lives of others that may stray into their paths, as they are distracted by the task of diligently watching their children from the car window). 

Iconosys, Inc., has created TrickorTrackerso that parents can safely monitor their kids via their Smartphone, while their children are out and about gathering treats.  TrickorTracker is free of charge for Halloween (it does expire afterwards), or can be purchased for $9.99 thereafter for full lifetime coverage of family members.

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FHP Launches Halloween Drunken Driving Crackdown

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Highway Patrol is trying to make Halloween less scary.

State troopers are cracking down on drunken driving and offering safety tips to parents of young ghouls and goblins. The Highway Patrol is participating in a national drunken driving campaign that began Monday and will continue through Oct. 31. It's called "Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest."

The FHP web site offers Halloween safety tips for parents. They include using light colored costumes and putting reflective tape on costumes and goody bags so they'll be more visible to motorists.

 

Pumpkin Pulp Is No Treat for Your Plumbing

The trick to keeping pumpkin pulp and seeds from causing plumbing problems is as easy as pie.

“Instead of carving your jack-o’-lantern in or by the kitchen sink, try a newspaper,” said Randy Brague of Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Greater Jacksonville shop. “You need to be cautious when removing and disposing of the pumpkin’s sticky substance.”

When pumpkin pulp goes down the kitchen sink drain, the orange substance hardens and sticks to the pipes. Pumpkin carvers can end up with clogged drains and broken garbage disposals if they aren’t careful – especially when it’s cleanup time.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing recommends wrapping all the cut pieces and seeds in the newspaper and throwing them away. For those who recycle, put the remnants in a compost pile. Pulp and seeds are great for cooking as well.

State Park to Host Rural Folklife Days

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park is proud to present Rural Folklife Days November 4 through 6. More than 16 demonstrators will be on hand showcasing Florida traditions of yesterday and today during this three-day show.

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Free Scary Face Pancakes October 29 at IHOP Restaurants in Florida

No Tricks – Just Treats As Kids 12 And Under Celebrate Halloween A Little Early

IHOP restaurants in Florida will celebrate Halloween a little early this year, offering kids 12 and under a free Scary Face Pancake as part of a national No Tricks – Just Treats program designed to provide kids with a safe and fun Halloween event.  The “design-your-own” Scary Face Pancake includes an oversized signature buttermilk pancake with a whipped topping mouth and strawberry nose, served with two mini OREO® cookies and candy corn on the side to allow kids to create their own Halloween hotcake. 

WHEN:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. 

WHERE:

Participating IHOP restaurants nationwide.

WHY:

First Five Days of Early Voting More Successful Than Entire Two Weeks of Primary Early Voting

More people voted in the first five days of early voting for the General Election than voted during the entire two weeks of early voting for the Primary Election in Clay County. 6,850 people chose to cast their ballots during the first week of General Election early voting, while only 5,215 people voted early during the Primary Election.

Tea Party Network Get Out The Vote Rally, Oct. 30th

The Tea Party Network is sponsoring a Get Out The Vote Rally on Saturday, October 30, 2010 beginning at 12:00 PM. The Network, an association of 24 Florida Tea Party communities from around the State has organized an event aimed at expressing the very critical message that ll of us need to get out and vote in this critical election.

The event will start as a series of motorcade from the surrounding counties, making their way to a field in Clay County Florida located at 648 County Road 217, Middleburg Fl. 32234.