• memorial day mohawk valley

    Happy Memorial Day Mohawk Valley!

    Memorial Day has a rich history that spans over 150 years. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the aftermath of the American Civil War and has since evolved into a solemn occasion to honor and remember the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the armed forces. The origins […]

    May 23, 2023

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    Safety Tips for Bicyclists: Protecting Yourself on the Road

    Now that the sun is shining, eager cyclists are back on the road. For car and truck drivers it takes some getting used to. After months of winter driving, we haven’t seen bike riders in quite a while. So bike enthusiasts…be careful out there! According to the CDC, nearly 1,000 bicyclists die each year in […]

    May 16, 2023

  • barbecue safety utica ny

    It’s Officially Barbecue Season in Central New York

    May is National Barbecue Month, which got us thinking about how popular barbecuing is here in the Utica area. For one thing, there’s socializing with friends and family. Who doesn’t relish the people you care about gathering together to enjoy food and conversation in a relaxed outdoor setting. And speaking of the great outdoors, people […]

    May 9, 2023

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    Safety in Highway Work Zones Calls for Patience and Attention

    On April 20 we posted on our Facebook and LinkedIn pages a link to the National Work Zone Awareness Week website. We thought it important because of the springtime roadwork we are seeing here in the Utica area. Our concern is, highway work zones can be dangerous for both workers and drivers. That’s why it’s […]

    May 2, 2023

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    “No Empty Chair” Campaign for Safe Teen Driving in NYS

    New York State’s “No Empty Chair” campaign is underway this week, Monday, April 24 to Friday, April 28. What does this mean for the Utica area community? Hopefully, safer teen driving. The initiative raises awareness through teen driving safety education and law enforcement with the hope that there will be no empty chairs at this […]

    April 25, 2023

  • earth day utica ny

    Earth Day 2023 at the OHSWA

    This might change your mind about backyard composting. 28 percent of waste deposited in landfills can be composted. If everyone in the U.S. composted, it would be like removing 7.8 million cars from the road. And, for Utica area gardeners, soil with compost added can hold 2.5 times more water than traditional soil, reducing the […]

    April 18, 2023

  • distracted driving utica ny

    April: Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    “Enough with the phones already. Just put them down.” That’s the message from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) during April. And of its U Drive. U Text. U Pay initiative that saw New York State law enforcement mobilize to step up patrols watching for distracted driving April 3 through April 10 of this […]

    April 11, 2023

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    All About the Easter Bunny

    The Easter Bunny is a beloved symbol of Easter, fun and cheerful. It’s a reminder of the new life that comes with springtime, and the joy that Easter brings to children and adults alike. But its origins are somewhat mysterious. Some believe that it originated in Germany in the 17th century, where it was known […]

    April 4, 2023

  • boat insurance utica ny

    The Right Boat Insurance for the Best Price

    A spring tide lifts all boats…at least all the boats owned by those who love the lakes, rivers, and canals in the great state of New York. Now that spring is here and summer is around the corner, it’s time to think about getting your boat ready for the water. And that includes the insurance. […]

    March 28, 2023

  • motorcycle insurance utica, ny

    Ready to Ride? Get Your Motorcycle Insurance Here

    Our friends living in the south can’t know the thrill of springtime and finally riding your “bike” along the newly ice free roads of the Mohawk Valley. And when we say “bike,” we mean your ride, beast, or to non-riders, motorcycle. So we thought this would be a good time to brush up on some […]

    March 21, 2023