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Back to School Theft Alert

Back to School Theft Alert Top Five Stolen Items and How to Help Protect Them Students heading back to school should guard their backpacks, athletic bags and instrument cases carefully. Our insurance carrier Claim Specialists have identified the top five things most commonly stolen from high school and college students. The list includes high dollar, easy to grab…

Sunday Night Dance Party

My Nana and my Mom gave us Sunday sauce and meatball as a tradition.  My Wife and Kids have given me Sunday Night dance parties. There was always something missing from my Sunday after American Gladiators was cancelled. What could fill the hole that Laser, Sky, Tower, and Siren left in my heart.  Some thought…

Insurance 101- Gutters

Some of the content on the blog is found in marketing pieces. I did not come up with these tips on cleaning your gutters.  Gutter people did.  The one thing you can be sure of is there is always a little bit of me in each post. On the right side of my house I…

September 11- Never forget

Never Forget-  How can anyone?  It may be a myopic view to think that this day changed the world forever. The rest of the world seems to have terror attacks all the time, and in some places it is a daily occurence.  Almost normal, but not here. As we have moved forward from this day…

Campfire saftey

One of my favorite things about nice weather is having a campfire.  I’m not saying you have to trek off some place in the woods either. If it is legal for you to burn in an outdoor fireplace or chiminea nothing says relaxation like a small fire and an ice cold pumpkin beer, or since…

Swim Season is here

Swim season is upon us and it is time to be safe by your pool. I was looking for some information and tips on pool safety for my own house and came across this. It is a cool little pledge you can fill out with your kids.   http://www.poolsafely.gov/pledge Pools obviously open up another realm of…

Memorial Day Hamburger in the Hudson Valley

The Memorial Day Hamburger is the unofficial taste of summer in the Hudson Valley Have you made plans yet for the weekend?  One of the biggest decisions you’re going to make is what is for dinner.  I thought I would get these recipes out here early in case you want to add them to your repertoire…

Playing for Charity

Thursday is kickball day, and playing for charity As we have posted on several other Thursdays throughout the Fall and the Spring today is Kickball day. It’s a day to get out and play and carry on. My wife and I really enjoy it.  (If you want to play with us, contact me 845 418…

Rate Confusion

A lot of times when we are speaking to prospective clients we talk about rating factors and there is some confusion, about how the carriers build the rate the insured pays. Here is the run down of what is important to the carriers. 1- IS score- It’s your Insurance Score.  Each carrier has it’s own…

Love Letter to my Lawn Mower

Lawn care- Last year I penned a love letter to my lawn mower. Consider this an upcyling of that post. As I mowed the lawn over the weekend I thought I needed to re-visit the words and renew my love for the work.  It’s funny, watching my neighbors mow their lawns.  I can see the…

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