Villadom Times Weekly Newspaper Online - December 24, 2008 Issue

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Page 12 THE VILLADOM TIMES II, III & IV • December 24, 2008 Last Minute GIFT GUIDE Tips for a responsible host (ARA) ‘Tis the season for planning the perfect holiday celebrations with family, friends, and coworkers, and many hosts are thinking ahead to decide what food to serve, what music to play, and what deco- rations to hang. If you’re inviting guests over for a party, follow these simple tips to promote responsible holiday revelry and help everyone have a safe, enjoyable time: When serving alcohol, serve food. Offer non-alcoholic beverages. Have something for everyone, includ- ing soft drinks and coffee. Serve each guest one drink at a time. Spacing drinks throughout a party can help your guests stay within their personal limits. Never force drinks on anyone. If serving wine, do not keep refreshing unfinished glasses as this makes it diffi- cult for guests to keep track of how much they are drinking. Serve “measured” drinks. Beer and flavored malt beverages con- tain 4.2 to 6 percent alcohol by volume and come in standard-size packages, so it is easy to keep track of how much you are drinking. Hard liquor drinks can have dra- matically different amounts of alcohol, as well as calories and carbohydrates. Many factors contribute to these wide variances: brands of liquor used, alcohol by volume in brands chosen, drink recipe, mixers, and bartender’s pouring preferences. If you choose to serve hard liquor, use a shot glass to avoid making drinks too strong. If serving wine, do not use oversized glasses. The amount of time during which an alcohol beverage is consumed greatly impacts how alcohol is absorbed into the body. Beer is widely recognized as a bev- erage of moderation. Even though a 12 ounce beer may contain the same amount of alcohol as a 1 1/2 ounce shot of 80-proof liquor, a beer is enjoyed leisurely, while a shot is usually consumed in one swallow. Stop serving alcohol at least one hour before the party ends. Serve desserts and other foods, coffee, and soft drinks. But only the passage of time will eliminate alcohol from the body. Encourage your guests to designate a driver before they arrive. Don’t ever hesi- tate to call a cab or ask someone to spend the night if he or she may have had too much to drink. Plan ahead to help ensure the holiday season is fun and safe by designating a driver before the festivities begin. Honda. Built To Last. ��������������������� EG3500 • 3500 Watts (29.2/14.6 A) 120/240V of Automatic Regulated Power • Operates 5.1 Hours at 50% Load (1.6 gal.) • Voltage Selector Switch - 120/240V Operation • Powerful Honda Commercial OHV Engine 1289 95 $ EU2000i • 2000 Watts (16.7A) of Honda Inverter 120V AC Power • Super Quiet - 53 to 59 dB(A) • Lightweight (less than 47 lbs.) • Eco-Throttle™ - Runs Up to 15 Hours on 1 gal. of Fuel • Power for Microwave, Refrigerators, Hair Dryers and Small AC Units • Parallel with Other EU2000i for Additional Power 999 95 $ HS724WA • Powerful Honda OHV Commercial Grade Engine • Self-Propelled Wheel Drive • Infinitely Variable Speed Control/Hydrostatic Drive Train • 24” Clearing Width, 20” Clearing Height • 46 Tons/Hour Clearing Capacity 1809 00 $ HS928WA • Powerful Honda OHV Commercial Grade Engine • Self-Propelled - Hydrostatic Drive • 28” Clearing Width, 20” Clearing Height • Ice-Breaking Serrated Auger • 55 Tons/Hour Clearing Capacity • 2-Year Residential/1-Year Commercial Warranty 2029 00 $ The The Sharp Shop, Inc. Sharp Shop, Inc. 251 Godwin Avenue Midland Park, NJ 07432 201-444-3646 Please read the owner’s manual before operating your Honda Power Equipment. (c) 2008 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Connection of a generator to house power requires a transfer device to avoid possible injury to power company personnel. Consult a qualified electrician. (c) 2008 American Honda Motor Co., Inc.