We hear stories of families that lose their possessions in house fires, or damage created by storms. Most of the time we don’t think it will happen to us. Unfortunately it can. It is important to create a list of the inventory in your home. Over $43 billion dollars in damage was done in 2011. That is a lot of loss. Research suggests that more than … [Read more...] about WHAT IS IN YOUR HOME?
Snowmobiling is a great way to get outside and enjoy Maine winters. With over 14,000 miles of trails across the state, you are sure to find adventure as well as beautiful scenery. Maine has over 290 snowmobile clubs that maintain and groom the trails. Each year the American Council of Snowmobile Associations sponsors Snowmobile Safety Week. The … [Read more...] about SNOWMOBILE SAFETY WEEK JANUARY 13-19, 2013
Following a period of unprecedented growth coupled with preparations for the retirement of one of their longest serving employees, Cheney Insurance announced the following changes to their staff. Pam Gaeth, who has been with the company for 37 years, was promoted to Vice Pesident of Administrative Services. Susan Dale, an eight year veteran, is … [Read more...] about Exciting Promotions and Staffing Changes
Beginning in ancient times, Babylonian’s would make promises to their god. The Romans made promises to their god Janus for whom the month of January is named. The knights in medieval times reaffirmed their commitment to chivalry at the end of the Christmas season. After the Great Depression about a quarter of American’s made resolutions. … [Read more...] about NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
Newcastle Square Realty Associates will be featuring works by Robert Colburn in their upcoming art show starting December 27th. Having grown up in Boothbay Harbor, Robert is no stranger to the Damariscotta area. Born to a fashion illustrator and a merchant mariner, and having two grandparents who were artists for “The New Yorker” magazine, Robert … [Read more...] about Christmas Week Art Show
The winter months in Maine can be tough. Driving in snow, sleet, freezing rain and ice becomes something of the norm. It usually will take a few storms before you can comfortably get your bearings back when on the road. Fatal crashes increase 14% just after the first snowfall. A small amount of prevention can bring you a lot of savings. Start with … [Read more...] about WINTERIZE YOUR CAR
Cyber Monday has become the internet’s version of Black Friday. If you are like me in any way, you aren’t really into waiting in long lines just to get into the store, let alone the ones where you are waiting to pay. If a large crowd of people all wanting the same thing at the same time isn’t for you, then maybe Cyber Monday is the way to go. … [Read more...] about CYBER MONDAY SHOPPING SAFETY TIPS
Like most people after you have cooked, served, and eaten the big meal for Thanksgiving, you probably will want to take a nap or relax and enjoy time spent with friends and family. What to do with all of the leftovers may not be a priority right away, but you will get hungry again. If you want to jazz up all that is left in the fridge, have a look … [Read more...] about THANKSGIVING DAY LEFTOVERS
As temperatures continue to drop, my skin becomes thirstier. I use lotion from head to toe every day. Luckily, I don’t have sensitive skin, but I do have dry skin. Trying to find lotion that is both inexpensive and long lasting has always been rather difficult. After reading about the benefits of using coconut oil, and learning how versatile it is; … [Read more...] about NATURAL LOTION MADE AT HOME
Last week we learned of two horrible fires in Augusta and Orrington. The first fire reported took the lives of four people and the second left a man critically injured. Investigators believe both fires could have been prevented. With Old Man Winter creeping in and our temperatures dropping, it is important to remember some basic steps so you and … [Read more...] about WOOD STOVE SAFETY
Hurricane Sandy is traveling quite quickly up the eastern seaboard, arriving here in less than 24 hours. While we won’t get the brunt of the storm we are sure to see power outages with high winds projected to reach 60mph. Have you taken the time to put together a power outage emergency kit? Below is a list of items that should be found your kit. … [Read more...] about POWER OUTAGE EMERGENCY KIT
As we are moving into autumn, the days are becoming chilly and soups are a great way to fill your belly and get warm. This week we tried a great minestrone soup and wanted to share the recipe with everyone! Let us know in the comments below how yours turned out! Minestrone Soup 1 large onion, diced 2 Tbsp olive oil 4 cloves … [Read more...] about WEEKEND RECIPE FUN!