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
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
The question has been asked. Your parents have been told. Everyone is overjoyed with the great news. Now, onto planning your big day! Whether you want a Cinderella style wedding or something more intimate, it is important that you are prepared for any and all things. Obtaining wedding insurance should be on the top of your to do list. Disaster … [Read more...] about WEDDING INSURANCE-START OFF PROTECTED