• senior car buying tips

    10 Things for Seniors to Look For In a New Car

    When choosing a new car, people over 65 should consider several factors to ensure comfort, safety, and ease of use. So we thought it would be helpful to offer a detailed guide for our Utica area seniors on what to look for: 1. Ease of Access and Comfort Entry and Exit: Look for cars with […]

    June 11, 2024

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    Water Damage at Home Can Be Worse Than You Think

    The first disaster that comes to mind when people consider their homeowners insurance is usually fire. At least that was the main concern when insurance companies were first formed in the U.S. back in the 18th century. But according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.), “Water damage is one of the most common and costly […]

    May 28, 2024

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    Utica Boat Insurance from Scalzo, Zogby & Wittig, Inc.

    Will a mild winter lead to sunny skies over the Utica area this summer? Let’s hope so!! For good summer weather invites cruising the beautiful waters of New York State. We’re thinking of Hinckley Lake, Oneida Lake, and Canadarago Lake. But also the mountain lakes of the nearby Adirondacks and the St. Lawrence River. So […]

    May 6, 2024

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    The Best Auto Insurance Discounts for Maximum Savings

    Discover the keys to maximum savings on auto insurance. Learn about top discounts, qualifying criteria, and tips for applying them effectively. Before you can be a driver on the road, you have to have auto insurance. A good policy isn’t just a requirement, it’s also a safety net that can provide you with financial protection […]

    April 11, 2024

  • Mohawk Valley walking safety tips

    Walking Safe in the Mohawk Valley

    A friend of ours and his wife just got back from visiting their daughter in Atlanta. He tells us that as she drove them from the airport, he couldn’t help but wonder how she handled the monster traffic! Four lanes going both ways with a slow lane for those comfortable with the snail’s-pace of 75 […]

    March 26, 2024

  • motorcycle safety tips

    Riding Safe: Important Tips on Motorcycle Safety

    It’s been an unusually mild winter and we’ve already seen bikes on Utica area roads.  If you’re a rider, you know that motorcycles offer a thrilling sense of freedom and adventure. However, with this exhilaration comes an increased risk of accidents and injuries. Motorcycle safety is of paramount importance to ensure riders can enjoy the […]

    March 12, 2024

  • night driving tips for seniors

    Can’t See at Night as Well as You Used To? You’re Not Alone

    If you’re a boomer you’re probably not thrilled about driving at night. You can’t see as well in the dark and the glare gets to you worse than it used to. Thing is, changes occur in your eyes as you age that make driving at night more difficult. You might wonder, though, why do you […]

    January 16, 2024

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    Fire Blankets & Fire Extinguishers for Good Home Protection

    A friend of ours received an unusual gift this Christmas. He has a local volunteer fireman and firewoman in his family and they decided to give everyone a new fire blanket. He had never heard of a fire blanket, but it makes perfect sense. It’s in an easy to see red bag that you hang […]

    January 2, 2024

  • tips for driving on ice

    Driving on Ice: Be Careful Out There

    It’s been a rainy December in the Utica area, which means when it freezes, we’re going to experience some icy conditions. As anyone who has lived here in the Mohawk Valley for any length of time knows, driving on ice can be a challenging and perilous task. It requires heightened attention, caution, and a set […]

    December 19, 2023

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    Happy New Year! How to Select the Best New Years Resolutions

    Are you struggling to create a New Year’s resolution? We’ll go over some of the most popular resolutions and how to pick one. Happy New Year! Now that 2023 is coming to a close, millions of people may be thinking about their New Year’s Resolutions. Many people vow to improve something about themselves at this […]

    December 12, 2023