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New Year's Eve
Monday, December 31, 2012
The auto club has some sobering statistics for you to think about before drinking and driving.
If you plan to party on New Year's Eve, AAA has some sobering statistics for you to think about before drinking and driving. Compared to all other days in 2012, New Year's Day had the highest percentage of deaths that occurred in crashes with a driver who had a blood-alcohol level of .08 or higher, according to AAA spokesperson Bevi Powell. AAA statistics show that 122 people were killed in crashes on New Year's Day 2012, and a little more than half of those crashes involved a drunk driver. "If you plan to drink, absolutely don't drive," Powell said. "If you plan to drink, make sure to bring a friend who can drive you home." Powell also cautioned against anyone getting into a car with a driver who has been drinking. If you're hosting a New…
'You'll shoot your eye out,' wasn't just a concern in 'A Christmas Story.'
A champagne toast is a great way to welcome 2013, but be mindful as you uncork the bottle: warm bottles of champagne and improper cork-removal techniques cause serious, potentially blinding eye injuries each year. The American Academy of Ophthalmology warns that champagne bottles contain pressure as high as 90 pounds per square inch, which is more than the pressure found inside a typical car tire. This pressure can launch a champagne cork at 50 miles per hour as it leaves the bottle, which is fast enough to shatter glass. Unfortunately, this is also fast enough to permanently damage vision. Champagne cork mishaps can lead to a variety of serious eye injuries, including rupture of the eye wall, acute glaucoma, retinal detachment, ocular …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Check out these interesting fun facts and trivia about New Year's Eve. And print out the article for your party guests!
If you're celebrating New Year's Eve this year and find a lull in the conversation, impress your family and friends with this New Year's trivia. What are your good luck superstitions for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day? Tell us in the comments below. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Here are some fun drinks—alcoholic and non-alcoholic—to enjoy responsibly on New Year's Eve.
What would New Year's Eve be without all the fun food and drinks? Here are a few recipes for drinks to enjoy on New Year's Eve. And remember, if you choose an alcoholic drink, we at Patch want you to designate a driver and enjoy it responsibly! With Alcohol Editor's note: Last year, Clique Vodka provided Patch readers with holiday cocktail recipes. Here's a recipe they shared on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live: Spiced Cosmo Shake all ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker, and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish by removing the rind from an orange slice and twisting it into a spiral over top of the cocktail so that the spray of oil fall into the glass. Then take the rind and rub it around the outer rim and place on the lip. For more of …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
This event in downtown Pittsburgh promises a lot of activities, events and fun for those who attend.
Pittsburghers can ring in the new year with tons to do at Highmark's First Night Pittsburgh event. The event being on Dec. 31 at 6 p.m., with several activities begin held throughout downtown Pittsburgh. First Night is a unique, family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration focused on the arts. Held in more than 200 cities worldwide, the Pittsburgh festival is centered in the Cultural District and is a production of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. First Night Pittsburgh has something for everyone, from children’s activities and performances by nationally known musicians, to installations by local artists and a spectacular fireworks finale. Visitors can enjoy swing dancing, juggling, arts and crafts, ice carving, a magic show, the First Night …
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Impress your guests with these drink recipes from a local bartender
New Year's Eve is quickly approaching. There are only a few days left to prepare for your guests. Here are two drink ideas that are sure to please, courtesy of local a bartender, Michael Marino. New Year's Kiss Your favorite sparkling wine 1 tsp. of your favorite berry-flavored jam 1/4 oz. Chambord In a champagne flute, pour Chambord over the jam. Top with sparkling wine and toast the beginning of 2011 with your special someone and those you hold dearest! Oatmeal Cookie 2 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps 2 oz. Bailey's Irish Cream 1/4 oz. Goldschlager Cinnamon Schnapps Pour ingredients into ice-filled cocktail shaker, shake and pour. Batch makes five shots or one serious drink. Marino suggests pouring the mixture into chocolate shot glasses. He …