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December Edition 2017
Welcome  |    |  Bethlehemian Rhapsody  |  The Giving Tree - Year 8  |  Out With The Old, In With The New  |  Santa's Secret Midnight Mission  |  Microwave Hacks  |  You Tube of the Month  |  Holiday Hope Chest  |  Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge  |  Win a four pack of Lehigh Valley Zoo tickets!  |  Better be wary: Avoid scams this holiday season  |  Tips for staying on top of your inbox  |  The Next Generation  |  Christmas in the United States of America  |  What Santa Claus Is Called in Different Countries Around the World  |  LEGO Car!  |  Puzzle  |  Worth Repeating  |  Christmas Jokes  |  What's the Difference between Christmas Carols and Christmas Songs  |  Did You Know?  |  Biggest Ice Rink in The World  |  How to Request Service From EZ Micro Solutions

Welcome

We celebrated the arrival of the Christmas season, a time of year that is very meaningful to Dave and everyone at EZ Micro as we give thanks for our success throughout the year. We have an unstoppable team filled with smart, ambitious and caring individuals.

Thank you to Michael and Benjamin for coordinating the games this year for the Christmas party. A special thank you to Christine Reber for coming up with the theme of "Food From Around The World." We had Italian, Mexican, Greek, German and American. The display of cuisine was very impressive and tasty!

We can't forget about the desserts which consisted of Baklava, Cannoli's and Teena's Treats! The Sangria punch was to die for, along with Dave's special concoction of warm spiced wine... yuuummm.

Check out the party pictures here:
 

 

This year we were able to help another twenty families (63 children) for the holidays. We closed out our eighth year tradition of the Giving Tree with a holiday party for the families to enjoy.

There was plenty of finger food, pizza, desserts, and drinks for everyone. The tables were decorated with bowls of chocolate and poinsettias (for mom to take home) to make the room feel more festive. The Girl Scouts came back this year again and set up Santa's Workshop so the children could go shopping for their parents or caregivers. They always love this part!

However, the real star of the night was the big, jolly man himself... Santa Claus! The kids went INSANE when they saw him walk into the room ringing his jingle bells!!

Thank you to The Conference of Churches, ALL of our wonderful sponsors this year, The Girl Scouts, Teena's Treats, Dina Scocca, Chris Reber, Santa and especially Dave Dooley for making this night possible!  See pictures HERE

Have a very Merry Christmas everyone!
Out With The Old, In With The New

EZ Micro has a new set of wheels, and it's a real head turner!! It was time to retire our 15 year old van and get with the times.

Introducing our new 2017 Transit Connect, with an AMAZING design done by Scribbles and Drips of Laurys Station. If you see our van out and about on the highways and byways, wave and give us a honk!

A HUGE thank you to Chris Polles for removing the old vinyl decals off the old EZ Micro van.
As a side note, the old van is now for sale!

 

Microwave Hacks

Make your life around the kitchen easier with these 6 microwave hacks

EZMicro presents...

 


NEVER get distracted by your phone AGAIN!
Holiday Hope Chest

EZ Micro is happy to support the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley with their annual Holiday Hope Chests

Holiday Hope Chests is a national project adopted by the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, in partnership with Enterprise Holdings, UGI and Kids Care Clubs to help less fortunate children living in the Lehigh Valley.

Holiday Hope Chests (individually prepared shoe boxes filled with age/gender appropriate gifts) will be distributed during the holiday season to LV non-profit agencies serving children.

Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge

Participants can enter in one of 4 different age categories:
Elementary  |  Middle school  |  High School  |  Adult 18+

  • Each category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive a prize
  • Structure should be a bridge or skyscraper
  • The structures may not be larger than 40" long X 11" wide
  • The entire structure must be edible!
  • Ginger Bridges/Skyscrapers will be due at the museum for set up by November 21st
  • More information including entry form will be made available on the NMIH website in mid-October (www.nmih.org )
  • Questions can be directed to driffle@nmih.org 
Win a four pack of Lehigh Valley Zoo tickets!

Winter Light Spectacular!

The first three people to like us on our Facebook and comment "send me to the zoo" will win a family four pack of Winter Light Spectacular Tickets!

Be sure to include your name and mailing address.


Lehigh Valley Zoo
will kick off its third season of Winter Light Spectacular on Friday, November 10. Last season, the popular nighttime fundraiser for the Zoo attracted over 46,000 guests across 35 event nights. This season's Winter Light Spectacular will feature 36 scheduled event nights on Wednesday through Sunday from November 10, 2017, to December 21, 2017.

Lehigh Valley Zoo and Christmas Decor have enhanced the entire Winter Light Spectacular experience, raising the bar with new technology, more prominent displays and improved value to guests. All in all, Winter Light Spectacular features nearly one million energy conserving lights!

Better be wary: Avoid scams this holiday season
The holidays have begun and that means many of us are doing our holiday shopping online. While avoiding the large crowds and busy traffic is great, be wary of holiday shopping scams online. This is a lucrative time not only for online retailers, but also cybercriminals.
  • Only use websites that are secure. Look for the "s" in "https://" at the beginning of the site's URL, or a green lock symbol in the URL bar.
  • Before entering your credit card information or other confidential information, make sure you are on a secure checkout page (look for the "https://" or the green lock symbol again).

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Tips for staying on top of your inbox
How to Get the Junk Out of Your Inbox

Are you drowning under all the email you get in your inbox every day? Is it tough to sift out the relevant emails from the spam? Are you missing important work emails from your employees, co-workers, or clients?

Here are some tips on how to cut out the spam, irrelevant emails, and other detritus clogging up your inbox. A lot of this junk comes from years of giving out your email address when you sign up for accounts and services, ranging from your email address being sold, to mailing lists you once signed up for but are no longer interested in now.


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The Next Generation

Christmas in the United States of America

The United States of America has many different traditions and ways that people in celebrate Christmas, because of its multi-cultural nature. Many customs are similar to ones in the UK, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland and Mexico.

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What Santa Claus Is Called in Different Countries Around the World

In every country, people are waiting impatiently for Christmas. Children write letters to Santa Claus, and parents have long since become used to taking on his role... all the while secretly believing in festive miracles themselves.

Here are some of the different names for this much-loved character. Now whatever part of the world you find yourself in, you can tell the kindly old man what you wish for in his native language. We're certain your wishes will come true in 2017!

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LEGO Car!

This is a "Porsche 911 GT3" that Carl and Nate built at work when they had some extra time. MANY lunches were sacrificed!!

No worries, Nate is making up for those lost calories... LOL
Puzzle

If it takes 5 elves 5 minutes to make 5 dolls, how long would it take 100 elves to make 100 dolls?

Get the Answer!
Christmas Jokes:
Why does Santa go down the chimney on Christmas Eve?
Because it 'soots' him!

What do Santa's little helpers learn at school?
The elf-abet!
Worth Repeating:
A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are for. Sail out to sea and do new things.

- Rear Admiral Grace Hopper


 
 
What's the Difference between Christmas Carols and Christmas Songs

Key Difference: Christmas carols are hymns about Christmas, Jesus or the nativity scene that are set to music. On the other hand, Christmas songs are basically songs that talk about someone's experience with Christmas, around Christmas or even Christmas related things.

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Did You Know? 

Christmas Holiday Stamps.

Image of the first Christmas-themed U.S. postage stamp, which was issued in 1962 and featured a wreath and candles. The United States Post Office Department issued its first Christmas stamp in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on November 1, 1962.
 



Biggest Ice Rink in The World:
Located in Moscow


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How to Request Service From EZ Micro Solutions

We're nuts about
helping our customers!

Do you need support? Are you a new client or a new employee of a client or do you just need a little refresh on how to request service from EZ Micro? Whatever the reason you are reading this article, here are the details for reaching us!

Service Desk
Our Dispatch Coordinator is the center of our support team. Any issues you experience should be reported here first by opening a Service Request using one of the following methods. Our service desk is available from 8:00 AM EST - 5:00 PM EST Monday through Friday.

E-Mail
Simply send an e-mail to support@ezmicro.com. The subject line of the e-mail will become the Summary of the Service Ticket. The body of the e-mail will be posted to the Detail Description section of the Service Ticket. Please provide as much information as possible so we can handle the request accurately and quickly.

Web Portal
If you do not have access to the EZ Micro Solutions Service Portal please contact us and request access. The support portal can be accessed by going to www.myezmicro.com. This will show you all of tickets for your organization and the current status of those tickets. Additionally, new tickets can be created and information can be added to existing tickets. In addition, depending on your restriction level, you'll be able to view all of your past invoices with EZ Micro as well as view the details of all of your managed devices (servers, firewalls, PCs, etc.).

Standard Phone Support
To reach the EZ Micro Solutions call 610-264-3991. If you should need assistance after hours, weekends, or holidays, please press 3 to have the Engineer on-call notified of your situation. Please note, our Emergency Rate applies after-hours, weekends and holidays.

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