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Look for the Helpers - & Tips & Info.

Within hours after the horrific events at the 2013 Boston Marathon, one of our favorite quotes from Fred Rogers started making its way around social media. “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who… Read more »

Skunked! - & Tips & Info.

An employee’s dog had an unfortunate encounter with a skunk in the back yard recently. The poor pooch took the skunk’s full blast in his chest and face, leaving that unique fragrance in his fur and painful burning in his eyes. Then he ran through his owners’ home trying to escape the burn and odor… Read more »

5 things you should do before and after a fire - & Tips & Info.

October 7-13, 2012 is National Fire Prevention Week. In our previous post 16 fire prevention tips for home and work we shared ways to prevent a fire. Today we look at ways to be prepared in case the worst scenario happens. Take photos of all your stuff Angel Cook, owner of the Angel Cook Insurance Agency, offers this… Read more »

Random Acts of Kindness - & Tips & Info.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has declared today Random Acts of Kindness Day in Georgia. Everyone is being encouraged to do something kind for a stranger or a friend today. (It doesn’t even have to cost anything, although we’ve all heard the stories about someone pulling up to a drive-through window only to learn the person ahead… Read more »

Hurricane Preparedness Week - & Tips & Info.

It’s National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 27 – June 2, 2012) and already the tropics have given us two named storms. Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs to November 30. Weather experts believe we’ll see an average number of storms this year, which would be 9 to 15 named storms. Of those, 4… Read more »

Severe Weather Awareness - & Tips & Info.

It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina (March 4-10), and none too soon. The US has seen more than its fair share of tornadoes and severe storms in recent weeks. Just this past weekend our friends in Atlanta and Charlotte witnessed the devastation of EF-3 and EF-2 tornadoes. Are you prepared for severe weather?… Read more »

19 holiday fire safety tips - & Tips & Info.

It’s a tragedy we’ve seen all too often during the holidays – fire claims a family’s home destroying gifts and other possessions, and sometimes with even more horrific consequences. The US Fire Administration (USFA), a part of the Department of Homeland Security, reports holiday season fires claim the lives of more than 400 people each year,… Read more »

Are you ready for a hurricane? - & Tips & Info.

If you haven’t already started planning, it’s not too late. With Hurricane Irene setting its sights on the US east coast, now’s the time to make sure you have a hurricane preparedness plan in place – especially if you’re within a few hours of the coast (we all know hurricanes can wreak havoc well inland)…. Read more »