Lainey plays hard, then visits the hospital.
My daughter Lainey is five years old and I love her. There was a lot of excitement the other day, some of which was unplanned. Festivities began with a 9:30 a.m. showing of The Lorax. Lainey said the plot strayed from the book, but she still enjoyed the movie, especially the popcorn for breakfast. Next, we attended a belated pi/pie party. Everything from Key Lime to Shepherd’s to Whoopie Pie was on hand, and Lainey chose Ice Cream Pie as her favorite. Then we hit a Mexican themed party. Lainey ate quesadillas, and ran around with her buddies. When the kids moved outside, Lainey had an accident on the swing set. “Lainey, are you okay?” a father asked. Once I made eye contact with her, the tears flowed. Lainey had forcefully bonked heads …
Officials ask residents to reach out to neighbors to ensure everyone in town is signed up for new Arlington Alerts system.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Town officials are encouraging Arlington residents to register for Arlington Alerts, a new emergency communication system that will replace the current reverse 911 program. “All individuals and businesses should take the time to visit our website and add contact information to include cellular phones and other non-traditional phones as well as email and text addresses,” Police Chief Fred Ryan said in a statement. “If your contact information is not in the database, you will not receive a call when an urgent message is sent." On Tuesday, the town conducted a townwide test phone call to introduce the service to residents and inform them on how to register to receive alerts by text, email and on their cell phones. Now, officials are asking …