01.02.13 Your Morning Buzz

ELGL News and Notes

The High Five

Dunleavy's Pub New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge on Sullivan's Island, SC

  1. Congress Ends Stalemate, Passes Bill – Congress passed legislation to avert the fiscal cliff. But the bill, which blocked most impending tax increases and postponed spending cuts largely by raising taxes on upper-income Americans, left a host of issues unresolved.

  2. Appalling Fiscal Cliff Debate Still Leaves Cities At Risk – The following statement is from National League of Cities (NLC) President Marie Lopez Rogers, Mayor of Avondale, AZ, in response to passage of legislation to avert the fiscal cliff.

  3. Oregon delegation splits votes on fiscal cliff deal – Interestingly, Oregon is the only state featuring three Democrats who voted against the deal — Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio, and Kurt Schrader. Suzanne Bonamici and Greg Walden voted in favor, as did Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley in the Senate.

  4. New city administrator starts Jan. 25 in Camas – Following a successful visit by local government officials to Cloverdale, Calif., Nina Regor has been officially hired as the new Camas city administrator.

  5. At State and Federal Levels, Women Rule in New Hampshire – New Hampshire, which again chose a woman to be governor, will also become the first state in history to have an all-female delegation in Washington.


The Fiscal Cliff

The Polar Plunge 2012!!!  We had Polar Bears, too :)  soooo fun! #2012 #Polar_Plunge #Virginia_Beach

Inside Portlandia

Tybee Island Polar Plunge 2012.   www.yourewelcomesavannah.com

Outside Portlandia

Norman at the Polar Plunge 2012 Lake George

The Career Center

Polar Plunge New Years Day 2012 on Tybee Island.  Little boy with cape.  www.yourewelcomesavannah.com

Instead of Making Resolutions, Dream – Why do we perennially return to resolutions that seem based on the idea of fixing all the things we’re doing “wrong?”

How to Project Confidence – Four tips to help you appear confident and sell your ideas effectively.

The World Wide Web

The L Street Brownies' Polar Bear Plunge.

What To Say On Twitter When Everyone’s Watching – Make 2013 a social media win. Follow these 6 practices to turn your Twitter account into a marketing machine.

10 Apps to Download for Your New iPhone – You just received an iPhone as a gift for the holidays. Now you need to download the best apps to get the most out of your new smartphone. Here’s a quick rundown of some mission-critical apps for the iPhone that will (hopefully) make your life a little easier.

16 Twitter Stars To Add To Your Feed Now – Is your Twitter feed uninspiring and full of the same old same old? Fast Company editors help you liven it up with some our favorites–the most inspirational, informative, news-breaking, and original voices we love to follow.

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Do Something

ice river swimming, bejing, china ~ maybe this is the next step now that i've done a couple of polar plunges

Pike, Rivers host town hall – 18th District legislators will be on hand to answer questions.

Hillsboro volunteers provide a positive and meaningful impact on our community and play an important role in the success of the City’s many programs. Individual contributions of time, energy and talents help make our hometown Hillsboro a great place to live, work and play. To view available volunteer opportunities with the City of Hillsboro, click on the links below.

2012 Polar Bear Plunge - Support the Special Olympics of NJ by clicking and making a donation! Every little bit helps!