Featuring information about Morse code.
To all North Pole City Elves, those in Santaâ€™s Village, in the Lower 48 and all around the world, this is your weekly update for the week of January 3, 2022. I'm your host Walter â€œMistletoeâ€ Livingstone. Let's go to press.
|This weekâ€™s sponsor is Suzie Markleâ€™s Cafe.Â Located at 195 Evergreen Lane, Suzie Markleâ€™s Cafe features 25 different syrup flavors including everyoneâ€™s favorite Elfinn Berry.Â When you are looking for a great breakfast, make sure to stop by Suzie Markleâ€™s Cafe.|
|Although work is to resume at Santaâ€™s workshop on January 4th, there will be a few more days of vacation for all of Santaâ€™s Village Workers.Â As the work crews came back to begin clean-up and change over for the new year, it was discovered that the doors to the gift wrapping division were left unlocked and opened.Â With this past snow storm, snow got into the work area and all of the biodegradable paper, bows, and ribbons are not just liquid ink and will have to be recycled.Â Clean up is still underway.|
|From the Department of Elfland Security, Edward Hinklemyer reports that Santa and Mrs. Claus has now changed islands.Â Just a couple of more weeks and they will be returning back to the North Pole.Â Security is heightened around the Legendary Figures Hotel as Father Time arrived yesterday and plans on being at the North Pole for the remainder of the month.|
|So many changes this past week on TAOLF.com that I am just going to highlight the major ones.Â The Legendary Figures, North Pole City Businesses, and North Pole City Sports now have a merchandise store.Â In fact, if you would like to get your very own WELF-NPC T-shirt, you can now purchase one online.Â Father Time and Frostyâ€™s websites have been reviewed again and are ready for updates this month, and a new menu system has been created for those who view the website on a cell phone.|
|NPC Weather Update, Skies will be clearing today as the last of this Artic storm has moves through the area. Â Estimated snowfall on this past one was 14 feet 8 inches.Â Snow began on Dec 28.Â Upcoming temperatures will be moderate and we should have clear skies all week long.|
|This week in Elf History, on January 6, 1838, Samuel Morseâ€™s telegraph system was demonstrated for the first time at the Speedwell Iron Works in Morristown, New Jersey. The telegraph, a device which used electric impulses to transmit encoded messages over a wire, would eventually revolutionize long-distance communication, reaching the height of its popularity in the 1920s and 1930s.Samuel Finley Breese Morse was born April 27, 1791, in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He attended Yale University, where he was interested in art, as well as electricity, still in its infancy at the time. After college, Morse became a painter. In 1832, while sailing home from Europe, he heard about the newly discovered electromagnet and came up with an idea for an electric telegraph. He had no idea that other inventors were already at work on the concept.Morse spent the next several years developing a prototype and took on two partners, Leonard Gale and Alfred Vail, to help him. In 1838, he demonstrated his invention using Morse code, in which dots and dashes represented letters and numbers.Â Just like our station identification you hear in between segments which spells out WELF-NPC in morse code.In 1843, Morse finally convinced a skeptical Congress to fund the construction of the first telegraph line in the United States, from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore. In May 1844, Morse sent the first official telegram over the line, with the message: â€œWhat hath God wrought!â€|
|The North Pole City Commerce Association has worked with the Department of Elfland security to create a new webpage on TAOLF.com. Â On this site they will be posting some tips on how to grow your small business, as well as, hosting a business directory for all of the businesses in North Pole City.Â When you get a chance, check it out.|
|North Pole City Council called an emergency meeting before the end of the year.Â They had to renew some city ordinances and proclamations before they expired.Â It has been decided that they are not going to go back and post all ordinances on their website, but as they are renewed or new ones are passed they will be posted.Â You can see the results of the emergency meeting on their TAOLF.com web page.|
|We had an exciting week in NPC Sports.Â The final Tinsel Football game was rescheduled for this past Sunday and we have new Tinsel Football Champions. Â The Livingstone Pirates won over the Hinklemyer Falcons by a score of 6-5 in overtime.Â Also, The NPC Sport Association has posted some information for the upcoming Snowball Games on their website, including the game schedule and pub location for the games,, they will be posting the approved Snowball Games rule booklet soon, and weekly scores will be posted on their web page as well.|
|I just mentioned the major community event announcement this coming week, and that is the start of this yearâ€™s snowball games.Â Games will begin this Tuesday and take place every Tuesday and Thursday night at the pub or tavern that you are representing.Â We will be announcing the weekly scores on this show each week, and the North Pole City Sports association will be posting the score sheet on their website. Â We wish all of the contestants good luck in the games.|
|We do not have any birthdays to announce this week, but we do want to congratulate the 2,717 couples who are scheduled to be married this year. Â We have posted a complete list on our webpage on TAOLF.com if you would like to see which weddings you would like to attend.Â Congratulations to all of the new couples.|
This is Walter â€œMistletoeâ€ Livingstone with the reminder: Although polar bears look happy and fluffy, they donâ€™t like when elves try to ride them.
Have a good evening, and be sure to tune in next week for another WELF-NPC North Pole Radio News Update.