The Island News

May 11, 2009

On occasion I receive emails from various companies and organizations asking me to forward their messages on to you. So, here they are in their own words . . . well, mostly.


Favorite Playhouse Disney characters including Handy Manny, Special Agent Oso and Zefronk star in a new interstitial that showcases the importance of washing hands. The messages reinforce lessons taught at home including basic practices during a cold or flu. The messages will premiere SATURDAY, MAY 9 (6:25 a.m., 7:25 a.m., 8:25 a.m., 9:25 a.m. and 10:25 a.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel, will recur daily during the Playhouse Disney programming block and will be available on


With summer right around the corner, one can’t help but fantasize about a tropical getaway. In celebration of the season, Lands’ End has just launched “The Island” where one can enjoy a virtual island getaway. Amidst the backdrop of a private island paradise, you and your community can shop for Lands’ End swimsuit styles, enter an exciting sweepstakes and share the experience with friends through popular social media channels. To celebrate the launch of The Island, Lands’ End is providing a promo code for free shipping starting Monday, May 4, and ending Monday, May 25. Simply enter the promo code (ISLAND) and pin number (5262) at  checkout and you will get receive free shipping off your entire order.


Best Western and AAA launched a new sweepstakes this week, where one lucky family will win a weeklong summer road trip that starts in the past and ends in present day. The “Retro to Now” road trip sweepstakes will turn back time this summer, giving one family the chance to find out how road trips have changed during the last 60 years. The trip starts in “retro” style with an old-school vehicle, paper maps, car games and other road trip supplies from the past. Mid-way through, the trip fast-forwards to “now” with a modern vehicle, GPS device, DVD players and all the conveniences of modern day. Stop by before May 31st to enter.


With these unavoidable summertime treats, come parents’ concerns about their children’s oral health, especially since tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease– five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever. Because of this, Oral-B Stages would like to share the importance of children’s oral hygiene; helping your kids carry out healthy habits even during warm weather fun.


Aloha for stopping by Mandee and Sues2u2

2 Comments on “The Island News”

May 12, 2009
4:21 am

Sues2u2 said:

I really loved Handy Manny! I wish it had been out for my oldest but it wasn’t. Still my daughter liked him too!

May 12, 2009
5:55 am

Mandee said:

A virtual island getaway at the Lands End site is the only island getaway that would happen this summer, ha ha!! :)

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