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2012-05-21 23:01:13

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend celebrations, residents of the Kentwood community near Grand Rapids are invited to the grand opening of Jake´s Fireworks with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Friday, May 25. The ceremony marks Jake´s Firework´s emerging presence as the top fireworks provider in the state of Michigan since a new law was signed into effect January 1, 2012 lifting the state´s ban on the use and sales of consumer grade fireworks. KENTWOOD, MI (PRWEB)...

2011-07-02 00:00:33

Prevent Potential Injuries this Fourth of July EyeCare 20/20 Offers Tips for Fireworks Safety As the Fourth of July nears, it's important to remember to protect our eyes. Fireworks can be fun, but potentially very dangerous for amateurs. Each year, more than 9,000 people are injured from consumer fireworks. Be sure to read these tips on firework safety. East Hanover, NJ (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 July is Fireworks Eye Safety Awareness Month, and Cary M. Silverman, M.D., Medical Director of...

2011-06-29 08:00:00

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Phantom Fireworks President Bruce J. Zoldan, a member of horse racing's Team Valor, has already seen plenty of fireworks this season when Team Valor's Animal Kingdom won the roses at the Kentucky Derby in May, and that was long before Mr. Zoldan's Phantom Fireworks, the nation's largest chain of retail consumer fireworks showrooms, hit the peak of the fireworks selling season this week. Mr. Zoldan, a Team Valor member since 2000, saw his...

2011-06-16 06:50:00

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using consumer fireworks on our nation's birthday is as traditional as cookouts and parades. And it is equally safe if a few common sense rules are followed, says Dr. John Steinberg, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Council on Fireworks Safety. But he notes, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC"), there were an estimated 5,900 fireworks-related injuries during the Fourth of July season in 2009....

2010-12-21 06:40:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- New Year's Eve is a wonderful time to celebrate the start of a new year. And fireworks are a wonderful way of celebrating! However, all too often, New Years Eve festivities involve excess alcohol. Just like driving and drinking do not mix, shooting consumer fireworks and drinking absolutely do not mix. If you are at a party for New Year's Eve where consumer fireworks are being shot, make sure that there is a designated shooter who has not been...

2010-12-01 09:00:00

PHOENIX, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer fireworks are a wonderful way to celebrate holidays. But they must be used carefully! The National Council on Fireworks Safety urges consumers to be fireworks smart before, during and after their consumer fireworks display. Before: Choose an open area away from spectators, homes and buildings and dry vegetation. Use a garden hose to wet down the area before firing. During: As each device burns out, soak it using a hose or bucket of water....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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