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    Three ways to lower your carbon footprint for Earth Day (and beyond)

    On April 22, the 49th annual Earth Day is expected to include more than 1 billion people in nearly 200 countries taking part in what the Earth Day Network calls “the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.” Since the first Earth Day in 1970 (which was connected to the passage of the Clean […]

    April 16, 2019

  • Our Spring 2019 Charity of the Quarter

    For such a small community to have such a rich and diverse arts scene is no coincidence – the San Juan Islands are full of artists who are endlessly passionate about sharing their craft. Take the co-founders of our newest Charity of the Quarter, for example: for twenty years they have worked to bring free, professional theatre […]

    April 10, 2019

  • Stop Sneezing Your Way Through Spring

    If you’re one of the more than 50 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, “spring” might be more of a curse word than a cause for celebration. Also called hay fever or allergic rhinitis, seasonal allergies are characterized by sneezing, congestion, runny nose, itchy eyes and throat, and wheezing, among other equally unpleasant symptoms. […]

    April 5, 2019

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    Spring Cleaning Tips

    Of course, because spring is a time for new beginnings, cleaning and organization around the house are very popular this time of year. If you’re ready to tackle that monumental chore, read on for some helpful information. (And if you’re so tidy and organized throughout the year that spring cleaning isn’t a big chore for […]

    March 25, 2019

  • Pedestrian Safety: A Guide to Navigating Your World on Foot

    Spring is here, and the weather couldn’t be better! We’ve already seen a glimpse of the summer foot traffic in town and BOY can it be hectic and downright dangerous at times – for drivers and pedestrians alike. We’re all pedestrians at times, whether we regularly take long walks or are just crossing from the […]

    March 21, 2019

  • 12 Ways to Save on Car Insurance

    Of course nobody wants to spend an arm and a leg on their car insurance. Luckily, there are a LOT of ways to ensure you get a better rate! Here are twelve of the top ways to save money on your auto insurance premium – but perhaps the most important first step is shopping with […]

    March 15, 2019

  • Insuring “Dangerous” Dog Breeds

    You’ve probably heard that owning certain dog breeds can make it nearly impossible to find insurance. How true is this, really? Well, it depends on your insurance company. Potential insurers vary widely in their stances on insuring dogs that would be considered “breeds of concern.” While some will refuse to insure homeowners with certain dog […]

    March 11, 2019

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    Daylight Saving Time is also Daylight Safety Time

    In most places in the United States, March 10, is Daylight Saving Time, when clocks are moved forward one hour. We want to remind you it’s also a great time to improve your family’s safety. Be safe in your home Health and safety agencies often use the approach of Daylight Saving Time to remind people […]

    March 6, 2019

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    14 Fascinating Facts about February

    February is the shortest month of the year (even in leap years, when it has 29 days instead of 28), but there’s no shortage of interesting facts about it. From weird holidays to astronomical oddities, this month has a bit of everything. So with a nod to what February is perhaps best known for—Valentine’s Day […]

    February 21, 2019

  • Is Your Desk Job Hurting You?

    Your cozy office job might seem totally harmless – after all, it’s not like you’re out using power tools or chasing down criminals from 9 to 5. But desk jobs come with their own set of health risks, most starting so insidiously that you don’t catch them until the damage has already been done. Take […]

    February 20, 2019