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101 posts categorized "Current Affairs"

December 12, 2014

5 Tips to Bring Home a Fresh Holiday Tree

Cars-to-Bring-Home-A-Christmas-Tree-Thinkstock_87795586No matter which winter celebration you enjoy -- or what you call that conifer that so often adorns homes during this time of year -- the lots are open on every corner, which means you’re likely to be bringing one of them home for the holidays.

According to Wikipedia, the American origins of the Christmas Tree vary, but ever since German settlers first introduced them to the U.S. in the early 1800s, the evergreen spruce, pine, or fir (three of the most popular holiday choices) have come to symbolize the spirit of the season. 

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November 27, 2014

Warm Thanksgiving Wishes from AskPatty

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Thanksgiving is a time to share and spread happiness with those near and dear to us. We hope this day is a reminder of all the wonderful things in your life, today and always.

At this time of Thanksgiving, we would like to take a moment to express our deep gratitude for our freedoms, families, and friends, the influence of which touches every aspect of our lives.

The entire AskPatty family wishes you and yours a happy Thanksgiving, and reminds you to buckle up and drive safely during your travels on this holiday.

November 10, 2014

What Do You Want to Know About The Takata AirBag Recall?

Airbag-thinkstock-92398905-sThe Takata airbag recall has been a high-profile item in the news lately, because it is said to affect more than 7.8 million vehicles in the United States, and as many as 12 million vehicles globally. And that number changes daily as manufacturers continue to add additional vehicles to the list.

Several Takata airbag defects are linked to injuries and deaths, including a faulty inflator that can explode too forcefully and hurl shards of shrapnel into the passenger compartment toward drivers and passengers.

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October 08, 2014

2014 October Breast Cancer Awareness: How do Ford and General Motors Show Support?

Breast_cancer_awareness-thinkstock-134127959-sLast week, we shared news about how Valvoline stores nationwide have gone pink in October to help wipe out cancer with the sales of AutoTex Pink windshield wipers. This week, we’re focusing on ways that both Ford and General Motors are showing their support of Breast Cancer Awareness programs. 

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July 03, 2014

AskPatty Offers Tips to Help You to Celebrate a Safe Fourth of July

Happy_fourth_of_july_from_askpattyAccording to the National Highway Transportation Safety Association, drunk driving crashes have accounted for about 40% of the traffic fatalities during the July 4th holiday over the last five years, making it one of the deadliest holidays on our nation’s roadways.

Unfortunately, according to NHTSA, someone in the United States dies in an alcohol-impaired-driving crash every 51 minutes.

Want to better educate yourself on how your blood alcohol concentration is determined? B4UDrink is an interactive program developed by The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (FAAR) that educates the user about how alcohol consumption affects an individual's Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC). You can find out about your more here at their “virtual bar.”

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June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day from AskPatty

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Happy Father's Day to all the Dads and Granddads in AskPattyland.

And an extra-special greeting to all the Moms and Grandmas who have also filled in over the years!

 

May 27, 2014

Support the Multiple Sclerosis Society with Ask Patty

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Twitter-logoTweet it Up with Us on World MS Day

As a part of our annual MOMS: Moms Opposing Multiple Sclerosis initiative, @AskPatty will be hosting an all-day Twitter chat on World MS Day, May 28.  Join us using hashtag #MomsMS all day long on Wednesday the 28th to help us spread awareness - and to really make a difference, make a donation to the MS Society and help us find a cure!

 

Ford_mustang_ms_convertibleSupport the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Get a Chance to WIN a One-of-a-Kind Ford Mustang Convertible!

Ford Motor Company, which has worked closely with the Michigan Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society for more than a decade, has generously donated a vehicle to benefit the National MS Society and the NOW research campaign. Raffle tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity are $20 each, and the drawing will be held in August as part of the annual Woodward Dream Cruise.  Click here to find out how to purchase your raffle tickets.

A single 2015 Ford Mustang "50 Years" special edition GT convertible will be produced for raffle and will feature a performance pack as well as content from Ford's 50 Year Limited Edition fastback, including a badge on the instrument panel engraved with the signature of Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford and identifying the car as one of a kind with serial number 0001 of 0001

Find out more about this one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang Convertible here at AskPatty.com

 

MOMS-moms-opposing-multiple-sclerosisJody DeVere, CEO of AskPatty.com, is a mom with two adult children fighting Multiple Sclerosis

According to Jody, the challenges of Multiple Sclerosis affect the entire family. "I'm sometimes overwhelmed by the gravity of the disease and the horrible impact it's having on my children, in fact, on our entire family," she says. It's because of this connection that AskPatty has a strong commitment to supporting the Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

The National MS Society is a driving force of MS research and treatment to stop disease progression, restore function, and end MS forever. The National MS Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. 

To help celebrate World MS Day (Wednesday, May 28, 2014), we at AskPatty are partnering with the Multiple Sclerosis Society to raise awareness of the disease with our MOMS (Moms Opposing Multiple Sclerosis) social media campaign. We have also created an official MOMS donation page where supporters can contribute directly to the MS Society to help research prevention, treatments, and a cure.

Please help support our campaign during the month of May by making a secure donation here. 

 

Together we can find a cure for MS!  
Help us spread the word: #MOMSMS

May 26, 2014

AskPatty Remembers Our Women in the Military

Thinkstock-woman-military-memorial-day-174255751Today at AskPatty, we remember the women service members who have taken on a variety of roles and have risen through the ranks in our nation’s military. Wives, mothers, sisters, daughters: At the foundation of our nation’s history with the American Revolution and continuing to the present, women have always volunteered in defense of our nation.

According to the National Women’s History Project, more than 24,000 women served in World War I -- half of whom were nurses in the Navy, Army, and Red Cross. 

From 1942-1945, while men fought in the battlefront of World War II, more 18 million women filled the civilian and defense positions created is the country's shift to wartime productions.

Scores of women have served honorably in a variety of occupations, but most importantly, we made history when The Pentagon lifted its ban on women in front-line combat roles. In January, 2013, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, signed an order at a Pentagon news conference rescinding the rule that prevented women from serving in direct combat jobs.

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May 10, 2014

Happy Mother's Day from AskPatty!

Happy-Mothers-Day-thinkstock-92733738The celebration of Mother's Day began in the United States in the early 20th century. According to Wikipedia, the modern American holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial in remembrance of her mother who passed away in 1905.

As the American President, on May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson made an official announcement proclaiming Mother's Day as a national holiday that was to be held each year on the 2nd Sunday of May.

The tradition of giving a Mother's Day Proclamation continues to this day with each President of the United States doing so every year. Below, please find this year's presidential proclamation, in which President Obama urges all Americans to express love and gratitude to mothers everywhere. ceremonies, and activities.

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March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day from AskPatty

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We at AskPatty want you to have a safe and sober St. Patrick's Day celebration.

Remember, "If you're driving, don’t drink. And if you're drinking, don’t drive.”

Click here to review tips for safe celebrating.

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We at AskPatty want you to have a safe and sober St. Patrick’s Day!