AF&PA announces 2017 advocacy priorities – Recycling Today

Regulations, taxes, transportation, trade among association’s priorities.

Source: AF&PA announces 2017 advocacy priorities – Recycling Today


Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is now accepting applications for their Commissioner’s Fellowship Program. A doctoral level degree is required however lower degrees will be considered. Find more information and to apply, go to the link below.

~ AnnMarie

Watch Out for Fake Gmail Messages in Your Inbox « BBB Consumer News and Opinion Blog

Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts > Morningstar Farms Issues Allergy Alert and Voluntary, Precautionary Recall of Spicy Black Bean Burgers and Chipotle Black Bean Burgers in The U.S. Due to Undeclared Peanut Allergen

Arlington Heights, IL: Free Program to Check Smoke Alarms, Replace Batteries on Saturday Nov. 1

From the Village of Arlington Heights website

Get new batteries placed in your home smoke detectors at no cost on Saturday morning, 9 a.m. – Noon on November 1, through “The Katie Project,” a community initiative to make fire safety easy and to help ensure that more homes in Arlington Heights have working smoke detectors. 

Click the link to read more about this important (and FREE) fire safety project and how to register!

ArlingtonHeightsIL on Twitter: “Register to have your home smoke detectors checked and batteries replaced for free on Sat., Nov. 1, 9 a.m. – Noon.”.


Summer Hibernation

This is a great summer! Well, it has been rainy which I can do without. And I am having more problems with fibromyalgia. Thank God I have an awesome doctor! He really is the best–I couldn’t ask for anyone better. That’s my primary physician. My rheumatologist has just moved to California so I am looking for a new one. Quite honestly, I will not miss her.

So what have I been doing with my summer besides taking pain pills and naps because of the fibromyalgia? I have actually been somewhat busy! I am getting out to more social media and networking events. I believe the next event is August 12, the Social Media Club Chicago Annual Summer Social. I have been a blood donor. Thanks to a tweet by @GoatKING, one week ago I volunteered work at Taste of Lincoln Avenue. It was busy as heck at the Fullerton gate where I was stationed! Sadly, my blog has been in hibernation.Yes, I am guilty of blog neglect. Again. Believe me, I have thought about my blog. I just haven’t been inspired enough to get my fingers going on the keyboard. It takes some thought and my brain just hasn’t been functioning as well with the fibromyalgia going on lately. I haven’t even been tweeting as much or participating in tweet chats as often. To tell the truth, I could use a nap right now. So much for the effects of coffee. It is doing nothing for me. Anyway, I am thinking of you all. My blog followers continue to grow in number and I feel bad that I haven’t been around here as much. I do think of you! Please stop by to comment or say hello. Tweet me at @padschicago, like me on Facebook as No Longer Homeless,  and you may add me as a friend on Facebook. Feel free to connect on Linked In too!

Fannie May Chocolates Recall

Click the link below to read the press release.

Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts > Fannie May Issues A Voluntary Recall Of Its 4.0 Oz. Heart-shaped Box Of Assorted Chocolates Due To Undeclared Peanuts.

Color Me Happy, Color YOU Happy!

Check out this great deal by my favorite hairstylist/colorist Jon-David (J-D), also known as @mafiahairdreser and @SalonSpaChat on Twitter. I love this guy and his talent so much! J-D is so attentive and caters to his clients’ needs. I highly recommend all men and women get the J-D experience and book an appointment with him! No, this isn’t an ad post. He isn’t paying me. In fact, he doesn’t even know that I am sharing this info with all of my loyal followers. 😉 I just think that J-D is so great and I love what he does for me, that I want to share him with you too!


This Little Girl’s Cover Of ‘Wrecking Ball’ Is Uninhibited And Adorable

This Little Girl’s Cover Of ‘Wrecking Ball’ Is Uninhibited And Adorable.

Free Admission to Chicago Museums this Weekend – Jan 2014 – Free Things to Do in Chicago | Free Museums | Free Events | Freebies

Free Admission to Chicago Museums this Weekend – Jan 2014 – Free Things to Do in Chicago | Free Museums | Free Events | Freebies.

Free admission for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch debit and credit card holders only.