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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

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    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

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    Prepare for Warmer Weather with These Home Maintenance Tips

    “No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” That’s a quote from author Hal Borland — but another favorite saying might be even more appropriate for this time of year: “Be prepared.” After all, warmer weather brings plenty of risk to go with its beauty. If you aren’t ready, you could find yourself with […]

    March 22, 2018

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    Do I Need to Tell My Insurance Company If My Dog Bites Someone?

    You probably don’t think your dog would ever bite someone, let alone cause a serious injury. But dog bites are more common than you might realize—4.5 million occur every year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And most victims are young children. Those injuries also have a bigger impact […]

    March 8, 2018

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    Considering Joining a Car-Sharing Service? Four Things You Should Know

    Today, as car sharing has grown in popularity (well over a million people are members of various services in the U.S., according to the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC)), the number of options has grown, too. You can borrow a company-owned car (think Zipcar or Car2Go) for a few hours at a time or for […]

    February 19, 2018