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
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!
This week is Fire Prevention Week. Originally started to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, it is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. Each year has a theme and this year the theme is, Have 2 Ways Out. It is imperative that you and your family have a plan in place in the event of a fire. Wouldn’t it be even … [Read more...] about DO YOU HAVE TWO WAYS OUT?
John Wooden was most likely speaking of basketball when he said those words, but you can apply those words to just about any life event, including emergencies. The month of September has been dedicated to preparedness. Do you and your loved ones have a plan in the event of a disaster? Are you informed about emergencies that can happen in your … [Read more...] about FAILING TO PREPARE IS PREPARING TO FAIL
June is National Safety Month. This year’s message is Safety 24/7. Each week in June, the National Safety Council has set up a theme. The last week in June has been dedicated to safe driving. The goal is to raise awareness and educate the public. Road traffic increases during the summer months as people are heading to the beach among other … [Read more...] about KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD
Graduation is an exciting time for parents and their children. Wanting to claim their independence, college graduates may not return home to live. While you are checking off the list of all the things your child will need to move out into the world alone, be sure to have them obtain Maine renters insurance. A common misconception is that the … [Read more...] about RENTERS INSURANCE FOR THE GRADUATE
On May 30, 1868 Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, was first celebrated. It was to commemorate fallen soldiers from the Civil War. Decorations were place on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers. General John A. Logan declared May 30th the official date because flowers were in bloom all over the country. By the 1880’s … [Read more...] about MEMORIAL DAY 2012
Homes without a security system in place are three times more likely to be burglarized than homes with. One home is burgled every 13 seconds in the United States. With numbers like these, installing a home security system is as important as having a solid homeowner’s insurance policy. Not only does a security system provide you with peace of mind, … [Read more...] about LOWER RISK CAN EQUAL LOWER PREMIUMS
While April showers will bring May flowers, sometimes, they bring on a leaky roof. You might think that your roof is covered under your homeowner’s insurance policy because the roof is part of the building. You may be in for a surprise; a leaky roof is not always covered. When the leak is caused by a insured peril, it usually is covered. Typical … [Read more...] about APRIL SHOWERS AND LEAKY ROOFS