Staying Safe in Residential Pools
Adding as many water safety steps as possible is the best way to assure a safe and fun experience in a residential swimming pool or spa. Parents and families can build on their current safety practices by adopting water safety steps at home pools and spas. Here are some safety steps you can adopt at […]
Boating Weather is Here!
Tow that boat safely! Never tow your boat trailer without a safety review. Before heading to the ramp, be sure to check the following: * Coupler, hitch and hitch ball are compatible * Coupler and safety chains are secured to hitch of tow vehicle * All fasteners are properly tightened * Boat is securely tied […]
Wet leaves can be beautiful and dangerous!
Being Careful During Fall Weather Can Determine Whether you Fall! No matter what part of the country you’re in, here are some slip, trip and fall prevention tips we can all keep in mind as autumn conditions – including less daylight, wet and blowing leaves, and cooler temperatures – take hold. Wear non-slip footwear. Avoid […]
Be Prepared for Spring Flooding!
April showers bring May flowers, or that is what they say. But frequent and heavy Spring showers can lead to flooding, Which can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home. Here are some tips to help minimize damage; * Fix leaky roofs and foundation cracks immediately. * Keep gutters and drains clear to carry water away […]
What to do when a summer thunderstorm strikes
3 tips for any boater. Recreational boaters and paddlers understand that late afternoon thunderstorms are common during the summer boating season. Here are three safety tips for any mariner or angler facing a powerful summer thunderstorm: Don’t let your guard down. Sometimes during the summer boaters are lulled into a sense that calm seas […]
New England winter can be beautiful.
But, this winter has been stressful for everyone. Frigid temperatures, sky-high snowbanks, leaking roofs and missed school days. It is time to put our snowblowers and shovels away and enjoy a little downtime. Here are some helpful tips to help you reduce the stress in your life. 1. Don’t rely on your memory. Write down appointments, […]
Make Sure the 4th is Fun for Fido!
Pets are an important part of the family, so it’s only natural that you want to make them a part of your July 4th celebration. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) offers tips on keeping pets safe when you do: Do not apply any sunscreen or insect repellent product to […]
Best Bait for Spring Bass Fishing
When it comes to spring bass fishing, it’s hard to beat spinnerbaits. One of the biggest advantages of fishing with spinnerbaits is that they are easier for bass to detect in muddy or cloudy water after a period of heavy spring rainfall. The fact that spinnerbaits allow you to cover more water in a […]
Memorial Day Celebrations!
Memorial Day is the official start of outdoor celebrations and picnics. Cookout season is heating up, but that doesn’t mean all of your food should. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers the following tips – and others – to help everyone stay safe when storing and cooking food outdoors: – Use an […]
It’s Always “Phishing Season” for Online Scammers
There are some easy things you can do – and not do – to protect your computer, devices and private information from “phishing” attempts. DO … – Change all of your passwords if you suspect that any of your accounts have been compromised. – Be equally cautious when reading e-mails on your phone. – Think […]