Thursday, December 31, 2009

Hi Friends - it is with GREAT pride that we announce our latest achievement...Horizon has been named one of Angie's Lists Super Service Providers for 2009!
It is the highest honor given to companies by Angie’s List and is given annually to service companies who have achieved and maintained a superior service rating throughout the past year. Fewer than 5% of service companies on Angie’s List meet the eligibility requirements to be considered and even fewer actually receive the award. Here’s how we earned it:

Each eligible company must:
1) Maintain an “A” Total Overall grade.
2) Maintain an “A” Current Grade in the category in which they are eligible.
3) Maintain an “A” during the reporting period 11/1-10/31 with the minimum # of reports in the category in which they are eligible.
4) Must be in good standing with Angie’s List.

We have only our outstanding team to thank for all of their hard work and dedication that continues to make Horizon the best in the biz!!!

When you want it done right...there's only one choice - Horizon. Just ask Angie.

New Year's Eve 1907 - Times Square, New York
Be always at war with your vices,
at peace with your neighbors,
and let each new year
find you a better man.
-Benjamin Franklin
A brief history on New Years in New York's Time Square
The first New Year’s Eve Party in Times Square was in 1904 to celebrate the opening of the New York Times headquarters located at One Times Square. Accounts estimate that nearly 200,000 people watched the fireworks at the base of the building, the second tallest in Manhattan at the time, as the New Year arrived. The event was so popular that it became the premier location for ringing in the New Year in New York City.
City officials banned the display of fireworks, providing the impetus for the famous dropping of the ball at Times Square. Faced with the loss of fireworks, the owner of the New York Times arranged for a illuminated 700 lb iron and wood ball covered with light bulbs to be lowered from the tower flagpole precisely at midnight to signal the end of 1907 and the beginning of 1908.
For more than a century thereafter, Americans have celebrated the dropping of the ball on New Year’s Eve. The only time that a glowing ball was not dropped in Times Square was in 1942 and 1943 when wartime required the dimming of lights in New York City. The crowds who still gathered in Times Square during the wartime years greeted the New Year with a minute of silence.
The 2009 Times Square Ball is covered by more than 2,500 Waterford Crystals and is powered by more than 32,000 LED lights.
Information by the Times Square Alliance