Lisle Partners for Park Foundation will recycle your old lights that don’t work. “We’ll take lights and extension cords, which will be collected at one of three sites in the village from now through Feb. 1 of next year,” said Rachel Staats, marketing and communications consultant for the Lisle Park District. “This is all part of our ‘Go Green’ and ‘Earth Flag’ initiatives, which include recycling paper, used athletic shoes and crayons.”
Drop-off areas include the Recreation Center, 1925 Ohio St.: from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Used lights may also be brought to the Community Center, 1825 Short St.: from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday.
Authorities in Washington, D.C. say Maurice Owens faked his own fall in the D.C. metro system. Owens told police back in August that he slipped on a banana peel as he was getting off an elevator and sued for $15,000. A security video, however, shows Owens looking up at the security camera in the elevator, then he drops a banana peel on the floor, and then he slips on it. Owens has been charged with second-degree fraud. Check out the video!
According to a new poll, 65% of us are more excited about Thanksgiving LEFTOVERS than Thanksgiving DINNER. And not surprisingly, the TURKEY is what we're looking forward to the most, followed by stuffing, pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and cranberry sauce.
78% of Americans prefer eating at home over going to a restaurant on Thanksgiving Day. Mostly because there'd be fewer eyewitnesses at home when they put an extended family member in a chokehold!
Lady Gaga is on SNL this weekend. She is actually very clever with her promos with Kenan Thompson!
“AH! I’ve been envisioning this since i was 4 AND 3/4rs! Here’s me & Kenan warming up for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE @nbcsnl,” Gaga tweeted on Tuesday. Her album ARTPOP is out this week.
As we salute all our veterans today, here is a great short video about the history of Veterans Day.
There's a great obituary for an 85-year-old woman in Wisconsin named Mary "Pink" Mullaney. Why is it great? Maybe because her family filled it with lessons imparted by Mullaney in life, including, “Never throw away old pantyhose. Use the old ones to tie gutters, child-proof cabinets, tie toilet flappers, or hang Christmas ornaments.”
Some other gems:
Read the full obituary here.