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Have You Ever Wondered Why We Drop “The Ball” in Time Square?

Posted on Friday Dec 30, 2016 | holidays,

New Year CelebrationOn December 31st, millions of people gather to usher in the new year. There are celebrations all around the world that culminate in fireworks at the stroke of midnight. In the United States, the ultimate celebration takes place in New York City’s Time Square. According to an article written in 2013 by Ellen Rolfes of PBS, “The first ball dropped at midnight on New Year’s Eve remains the most famous: the one on top of One Times Square in New York City.” ... {Read More}

McNaughton-McKay's Top 10 Holiday Movie Picks

Posted on Monday Dec 19, 2016 | holidays, trivia,

Thanksgiving spreadAs I sat down to write this blog, my plan was to list my favorite Christmas movies. As I started to type my thoughts out, I decided it would be much more fun to do a random, informal survey of my work family. With a little help from Survey Monkey, I threw together one question and listed off 20 or so holiday movies. Within minutes of sending the link out to some of my closest work family, the responses started coming in. I think it was a welcome break from everyone’s hard work and a fun time to think about all the great memories watching movies brings. Many responded directly to me telling me all kinds of fun stories and making sure that I looked at the “other” option. ... {Read More}

McNaughton-McKay Easter Hours

Posted on Thursday Mar 24, 2016 | branch-closures, holidays,

McNaughton-McKay's Easter 2016 HoursAll McNaughton-McKay Electric Company locations will be closed this Friday, March 25th, 2016. You can always visit our eStore for pricing and availability, and if you have an emergency, please call your local branch and follow the prompts for after-hours service.... {Read More}

Wishing you a Happy 2016 & Holiday Hours

Posted on Tuesday Dec 29, 2015 | branch-closures, holidays,

Happy New Year & Holiday HoursMcNaughton-McKay wishes you a Happy New Year as we ring in 2016 this week! It has been an outstanding year, and we’re looking forward to the future. In order to ring in 2016, we will be closed on New Year’s Eve (Thursday, December 31st) and New Year’s Day (Friday, January 1st). Stay safe and enjoy celebrating with friends and family! ... {Read More}

Season's Greetings & Holiday Hours

Posted on Monday Dec 21, 2015 | holidays,

Happy Holiday & Holiday Hours As we head into the busy holiday season, we’d like to wish you safe travels from our family here at McNaughton-McKay. We hope you enjoy your time off with loved ones, just as we will be doing. Our offices will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (Thursday-Friday, December 24th-25th),... {Read More}

Giving Thanks & Holiday Hours

Posted on Wednesday Nov 25, 2015 | branch-closures, holidays,

Apartment Complex Illustration It’s time to loosen those belt buckles and settle in for a day of good food and quality time with friends and family! Although Americans aren’t the only ones who celebrate the harvest season, we are in a league of our own when it comes to our festivities. Let’s take a look at how Americans traditionally celebrate Thanksgiving with some numbers. It is expected that 46.9 million people will be traveling for Thanksgiving this year, and although we gather for a variety of reasons, it all comes down to the main Thanksgiving meal. ... {Read More}

239 Years in the Making

Posted on Thursday Jul 02, 2015 | holidays,

This year, America celebrates its 239th Independence Day. The 4th of July is a holiday that’s known for fireworks, outdoor activities, BBQ, camping, picnics, parades, warm weather and spending time with family and friends. So, get out your barbecues, strike up your fireworks, put on your suntan lotion, and grab a beverage with your families to commemorate the birth of America and our Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.... {Read More}