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    The Dog Days of Summer

    Summer is the season for fun in the sun! Make sure that your pup is having fun, too, by following these summer safety tips: Hotter? More water. As temperatures rise and we find ourselves being more active throughout the day, it can be easy to wind up dehydrated. The same goes for our pets, but […]

    June 18, 2019

  • What Car Drivers Need to Know about Motorcycles

    Spring is here, which means you’ll likely see more motorcycles on the road. And the key word here is “see.” People driving cars and trucks often fail to notice the motorcyclists around them, partly because they’re not accustomed to looking for them. It’s obvious yet bears repeating: Motorcyclists are much more vulnerable than car and […]

    June 5, 2019

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    6 Car Insurance Myths, Uncovered

    There is a lot of false information floating around out there about car insurance – here are six common myths and the truth behind them! 1. Red cars cost more to insure: False. The color of a car doesn’t come into play when determining insurance premiums – but the make and model certainly do, because […]

    June 4, 2019

  • Camper’s Insurance Checklist

    With Memorial Day Weekend just around the corner, camping season is about to kick off. As you air out the sleeping bags and stock up on s’mores ingredients, don’t forget to make sure that you have the necessary insurance coverage in place, too. In most cases, you don’t need much – a lot of camping […]

    May 21, 2019

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    Boating Season is Here – Are You Up to Speed on Safety?

    With spring in full bloom and summer just on the horizon, prime boating season is upon us. And you might notice more people on the water than ever, because sales of recreational boats have been growing at a steady clip for seven consecutive years now, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. Fortunately, the number […]

    May 15, 2019

  • 22 Ways to Toddler-Proof Your Home

    Kids seem to have a knack for getting into trouble – it’s all part of figuring out their world. Toddlers are especially prone to accidents as they learn to walk and are able to explore more of their environment, which includes taste testing just about everything. Many of us are either just starting our families […]

    May 8, 2019

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    7 Facts About Teachers That Might Surprise You

    “What really makes a teacher is love … for it is love that transforms the social duty of the educator into the higher consciousness of a mission.” Almost everyone has a story about a teacher who inspired them—the one who made learning fun, ignited a passion for a specific topic, or even pushed students hard […]

    May 1, 2019

  • Snuff Out Small Home Fires

    Uncontained fire can be devastating. A small flame can turn into a major fire in less than thirty seconds, and engulf an entire house in a matter of minutes. Quick action often makes the difference between a close call and a life-threatening situation. But did you know that water doesn’t put out all types of […]

    April 22, 2019

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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