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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Don’t be a Victim – Crime Prevention and Safety Advice Posted on Jul 30

Don’t be a Victim – Crime Prevention and Safety Advice

Headlines of violence and crime appear in the media all too often, and it can be disturbing when those reports are close to home.  Unfortunately, it’s a sad reality of the world we live in, so each of us needs to be aware of our   …Continue Reading Don’t be a Victim – Crime Prevention and Safety Advice

Need Ideas for Outdoor Summer Fun? Massachusetts Has Plenty to Offer! Posted on Jul 25

Need Ideas for Outdoor Summer Fun? Massachusetts Has Plenty to Offer!

Is your summer starting to lose steam? Are your days of lounging by the pool or basking on the beach beginning to blur together? Do you need a new hobby that still provides fun in the sun? Luckily, Massachusetts has a lot to offer; here   …Continue Reading Need Ideas for Outdoor Summer Fun? Massachusetts Has Plenty to Offer!

Paddling Across the Commonwealth Posted on Jul 23

Paddling Across the Commonwealth

Massachusetts is home to a medley of beautiful reservoirs, rivers and bays. You may have even taken your share of walks or hikes along the waterfront to get a better look. But have you experienced the charming wonders of Massachusetts from the water? Canoeing and   …Continue Reading Paddling Across the Commonwealth

Camping Tips for a Safe, Fun Adventure in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 18

Camping Tips for a Safe, Fun Adventure in Massachusetts

Summer is the best time to explore the great outdoors, and nothing puts you closer to nature than camping. It’s a fun chance to leave behind the comforts of home and try your hand at roughing it in the wilderness for a few days. Camping   …Continue Reading Camping Tips for a Safe, Fun Adventure in Massachusetts

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Posted on Jul 16

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Climate change and global warming pose threats to the planet for future generations but we can help limit damage to the earth by reducing the amount of natural resources we consume. By choosing to reduce, reuse, or recycle the packaging and products you use on   …Continue Reading Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

How to Avoid Mosquitoes and Ticks This Summer Posted on Jul 11

How to Avoid Mosquitoes and Ticks This Summer

Mosquitoes and ticks are carriers of diseases which can make people sick, including Eastern Equine Encephalitis, West Nile Virus, and Lyme Disease. Warm days and a higher frequency of outdoor activities make summer a high-risk season for getting bitten by these critters; take precautions when   …Continue Reading How to Avoid Mosquitoes and Ticks This Summer

July is National Parks and Recreation Month Posted on Jul 9

July is National Parks and Recreation Month

The National Parks Service (NPS) was created in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson and has since amassed 401 national parks covering more than 84 million acres of land; nearly 300 million people visit national parks each year. National parks are in every state except Delaware,   …Continue Reading July is National Parks and Recreation Month

Massachusetts Health Insurance Open Enrollment is July 1 – August 15 Posted on Jul 3

Massachusetts Health Insurance Open Enrollment is July 1 – August 15

Heath insurance is not a luxury in Massachusetts, it’s a requirement for all residents age 18 and older. If your employer does not provide a group insurance plan or you are self-employed and looking for private insurance options, the Massachusetts Health Connector is your key   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Health Insurance Open Enrollment is July 1 – August 15

Tips for Celebrating America’s Independence Posted on Jul 1

Tips for Celebrating America’s Independence

Celebrating July 4th is the holiday event of the summer. Besides getting a day off of work, the Fourth of July represents the birth of a nation – our nation – and that’s a reason to rejoice. It’s a day of backyard barbeques and celebration   …Continue Reading Tips for Celebrating America’s Independence