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    Why You Need Service Line Coverage

    Let’s spare a moment for something most of us use every day yet probably take for granted: our service lines. We rely on them for access to water, electricity, gas, Internet connection, and more, but only think about them when service is interrupted. And when that happens, you may be surprised by what your basic […]

    February 20, 2020

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    Stay Safe on (and off) the Road This Winter With These Items for Your Car

    You keep your home stocked with supplies to use in case of emergency. (Right?) What about your car? During winter, extreme weather and road conditions can lead to all kinds of trouble when you’re traveling — crashes, getting stuck, getting lost. And cold temperatures make those situations even more dangerous than usual. So keep a […]

    February 6, 2020

  • Martin Luther King Day ruminations – by Tom Trimbur

    Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave the commencement address at Oberlin College in June 1965.  I wasn’t born yet.  But these days it is quite easy to find information you are looking for.  I found what I was looking for in the Oberlin College archives.  I was searching for the source of one of […]

    January 20, 2020

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    What to Consider When Choosing Auto Insurance

    Carrying a minimum amount of auto insurance is required by state laws, so you can’t legally drive without it. Yet while the minimum amount keeps your premiums lower, it can also put you at great risk if you have an accident. And after an accident is not the time to find out you’re underinsured. When […]

    January 13, 2020

  • Danger Carbon Monoxide

    5 Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

    Every year, unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning (not linked to fires) sends 20,000 people to the emergency room and causes more than 4,000 hospitalizations. And, you might consider them the fortunate ones. CO also is responsible for more than 400 deaths in America each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

    January 2, 2020

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    When Roadside Assistance Isn’t Enough

    If you’ve ever been stuck on the side of the highway with an RV issue, you know what a life saver roadside assistance can be. Whether you need a battery charged, a tire changed, or a tow you’re often back on the road in no time — and maybe with an amusing story to chuckle […]

    December 5, 2019

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    How to Protect Your Classic Car

    The collector car market evolves with each generation. While the Silent Generation started collecting cars, it was Baby Boomers who really got   it rolling. They fell in love with the Chevrolet Bel Air, the Ford Mustang, the Corvette Stingray, and other iconic vehicles. Along with restoring them,   they blended modern features with classic car bodies […]

    October 28, 2019

  • Why You Might Want to Live Like a Minimalist

    Decluttering is having a moment these days. Organizing guru Marie Kondo has her own show on Netflix, people everywhere are going through their things and asking, “Does this bring me joy?” and many are even exploring the minimalist lifestyle. Wondering what the all the fuss is about? Let’s talk about some of the benefits of […]

    September 24, 2019

  • How to Ride Your Motorcycle Safely in a Group

    Group riding is a favorite activity among many motorcycle riders. Whether you’re part of a riding club, a social event, a charity ride, or out for a leisurely cruise with friends, group riding can be a rewarding way to spend time doing what you love. However, group riding has its own risks. This is especially […]

    August 21, 2019

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    It’s Back-to-School Time — Is Your House Ready?

    We’re not quite sure where summer went, but if you haven’t noticed, it’s already time to think about the new school year. And as you think about how to get your kids organized and ready, consider doing the same thing for something else — your home. It won’t just be good for you; in many […]

    August 1, 2019