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The On Ramp

The Blue Mountain Internet Customer Newsletter

 Issue # 68 June 2009 
  • Greetings from the Editor
  •  by Carol Hall
  • Internet Safety 
  • by Mike Rochelle
  • Camping
  •  by Rochelle Helms
  • Summer is Here 
  • by Rochelle Helms
  • Summer Vacation is Here!
  •  by Rebecca Sheridan
  • Crossword 
  • by BMI Staff
  • Summer Time Safety
  •  by Rochelle Helms
  • Call waiting 
  • by Tyler Brown
  • WordFind
  •  by BMI Staff
  • Break Out The Grill 
  • by
  • Summer
  •  by Michelle Mook
  • Summer Crafts 
  • by Gena Bybee
  • Picture Find
  •  by BMI Staff
  • FAQ 
  • by Matt Stephens
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    Greetings from the Editor
    by Carol Hall

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    Greetings to all of you! I hope you enjoy this edition "The On Ramp"! The theme for this month is Summer.  It includes articles on traveling, summer safety, outdoor cooking and more. 

    One of my favorite "summer time traditions" is making home-made popsicles.  I picked up a set of Popsicle Molds and can keep the freezer full of my favorite frozen delights all summer long!  I chose this style of popsicle mold because it uses regular wooden popsicle sticks that you can purchase very inexpensively and not worry about losing them.  Some popsicle molds require you to use the same plastic holder over and over...and once you lose are sunk.

    My very favorite is to take Vanilla Yogurt and put it in the blender with fresh berries...they make the most wonderful (and healthy) popsicles for a quick cool snack.  A quart of chocolate milk is perfect for fudgesicles.  Are you a tea lover?  Make a strong batch of your favorite iced tea and freeze it into pops for a very refreshing treat (Mint is awesome).  For more popsicle recipes, please visit: 

    32 Home Popsicle recipes and Ideas
    Popsicle Recipes
    Cocktail Pops for the Grown-ups

    The possibilities are endless.  You are limited only by your imagination!

    If you have any suggestions, comments or questions, please email me at:

    by Rochelle Helms

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    One of the first things I think of when someone says summer is camping. I loved camping when I was young. With vacations coming up, maybe camping is a great idea. Taking the kids along can be a challenge of its own. I found this link for some tips on camping with kids: CONTINUED

    Summer Vacation is Here!
    by Rebecca Sheridan

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    Time to get out the beach towels and boats because summer is here! Throughout the summer people will be soaking up the sun in a number of places. Where will you go this year? According to hot spot surveys Orlando, FL is the most popular place to visit in the summer. Check out the other hot spots here:

    Summer Time Safety
    by Rochelle Helms

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    I know that summertime equals "fun time" to kids. But let us not forget about safety. We all need to remember we are not invincible. Start with the basics: Summer Safety.

    I came across a site that will narrow the tips down by related activities. So if ... - CONTINUED

    by BMI Staff

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    Congratulations to Debby S. of Burbank, WA for winning the drawing for the May 2009 Wordfind! Sue received a $25.00 credit on her BMI account!

    Please visit our June 2009 wordfind.

    by Michelle Mook

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    Since I could not for the life of me think of anything to write for June's newsletter, I decided to simply enter the theme - summer - into a search engine to see what I got.

    The first response of interest (to me, at any rate) was the summer tag at - CONTINUED

    Picture Find
    by BMI Staff

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    Congratulations to Tami K. of College Place, WA for winning the drawing for the May 2009 Picturefind! She received a $25.00 credit on her BMI account! Please visit our June 2009 picturefind.

    Internet Safety
    by Mike Rochelle

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    I was wandering around the net looking for places to recommend to you on safe surfing. Then I thought what about safe computing?

    We have all had accidents with losing files, and complete computer meltdowns. None of which are fun to deal with. Here are some interne... - CONTINUED

    Summer is Here
    by Rochelle Helms

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    Summer is here. The kids will be home and the chorus of "I'm bored" will, no doubt, begin soon. Why not head it off before it starts?  Summer begins in your backyard! I found a link that does the thinking for you. Each day a new idea and plenty of suggestions for some backyard summer fun: - CONTINUED

    by BMI Staff

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    April 2009 Crossword! She received a $25.00 credit on her BMI account! Please visit our June 2009 crossword.

    Call waiting
    by Tyler Brown

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    I've recently received some questions from customers wanting to know whether or not they can receive calls while dialed up to the Internet. While technically you can't have a conversation while connected via a dial up connection to the Internet, there are some options. 

    There are some programs out there that can... - CONTINUED

    Break Out The Grill

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    As we approach summer and the weather is hotter - it's time to break out the grill and do your cooking outside! I have already fired my grill up a few times this year and will continue to do so as much as possible throughout the summer. What could be better than friends, family and great food - CONTINUED

    Summer Crafts
    by Gena Bybee

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    Parents may need to assist with use of safety pins and scissors but please feel free to use Projects and Patterns for Kids from the mycraftbook site. MyCraftbook

    For summer fun go here: - CONTINUED

    by Matt Stephens

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    Hello to everyone again! How has your spring been? Ours has been wet, windy and mostly cold. Pretty much like our winter was, only not as cold. I've actually been able to wear shorts from time to time and I was also able to pull off two bar-b-ques so far. Not bad considering (as of this writing) it's the middle of... - CONTINUED

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