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    Lightning Protection for Your Mohawk Valley Home

    Everything is electric! Our Mohawk Valley homes are powered more than ever with sophisticated kitchen appliances, TVs, computers, and home audio systems. Plugs and batteries all over the house. We watch, listen, and cook with the latest equipment as we relax in our “smart” homes. Which makes us all the more susceptible to damage from […]

    July 17, 2018

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    Motorcycle Riding in Central New York

    Did you know there were 7,701 motorcycle registrations in Oneida County in 2016? In Herkimer County it was 2,964 and Madison County was 3,058. That’s a lot of bikes on the road during our 6-8 month season. Why ride a motorcycle? People ride for the thrill of it and the heightened enjoyment. In Zen and […]

    July 9, 2018

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    Legal Fireworks in Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties

    As you probably know, certain fireworks are now legal in Oneida, Herkimer, and Madison Counties. New York State calls the kinds of fireworks you can buy, “Sparkling Devices.” Some of the names they go by are Totally Circus, Pure Fantasy, and Pip Squeak. Sounds like fun! According to NYS law, they must be “ground based […]

    June 26, 2018

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    Infotainment and Driving: Can You Do Both?

    Many older Central New Yorkers remember back in the day when AM/FM radio and air conditioning were offered only in luxury cars. But satellite radio, phones, GPS, video? Too farfetched to even imagine. Now car buyers get all of that and more in most any new car. A friend of ours told us the other […]

    June 19, 2018

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    Is Sports Equipment Covered on Your Homeowners Insurance?

    Do you have a nice set of golf clubs? How about tennis racquets? Or does your son or daughter play hockey as a mite, pee wee, or midget? Do you enjoy fishing? If so, we’ll bet you spend a good amount of money on your sport here in the Utica area. For example, we randomly […]

    June 12, 2018

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    Links to Our Favorite Sites on Insurance, Safety, Driving, and Weather

    For years now, we have been keeping our blog readers informed with insurance information, ideas, and money saving tips. We scour the internet to bring you up to date information to help you avoid losses and live your life safely. In that time we’ve come across some very good websites that we think you will […]

    June 4, 2018

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    Honoring Brave Men and Women This Memorial Day

    We salute all those from the Mohawk Valley who have served our country in the armed forces. And as you celebrate with your family this Memorial Day, we hope you will consider all the men and women who have died defending our country. That’s what Memorial Day is all about. It all started soon after […]

    May 25, 2018

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    Safely Walking the Beautiful Mohawk Valley

    Our senior customers in Utica, New Hartford, Whitesboro, and Clinton remember that most kids walked to school in the 1950s-70s. At least they did if they lived anywhere near the school. Now you don’t see as many kids on that short trek to and from classes. Same with walking to the market, hardware store, or […]

    May 15, 2018

  • senior drivers in central new york

    Attention Senior Drivers in Central New York: It’s Not You, It’s the Car

    When it comes to seniors, we tend to concentrate driver safety on their physical and mental constraints. But then we ran across a terrific concept in driving safety for older drivers that we hadn’t thought of before. It’s all about the constraints in the vehicles themselves and the features that, if handled properly, add to […]

    May 8, 2018

  • alcohol and health

    Beer, Wine, Cocktails: The Numbers and Your Health

    Do you remember that 60 Minutes piece by Morley Safer that reported the health benefits of red wine? It was back in 1991 and it helped revive a declining wine industry. The segment was called the “French Paradox,” the unexplained reason for the French eating more fat food than Americans but having fewer heart attacks. […]

    April 30, 2018