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Tips on Staying Safe and Healthy on New Year’s Eve Posted on Dec 26

Tips on Staying Safe and Healthy on New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is once again upon us, a night to reflect back on the last 365 days and celebrate the coming year. As the clock runs down for 2013, many people will be drinking, dancing, and telling stories of days gone by while presenting   …Continue Reading Tips on Staying Safe and Healthy on New Year’s Eve

Donating: 3 Tips for Giving Wisely Posted on Dec 24

Donating: 3 Tips for Giving Wisely

The holiday season is a time of family gatherings, decorations, traditions, and gift-giving. Many consider it to be “the most wonderful time of the year,” but for others the holiday season brings about worry, loneliness, and sadness. That makes it the perfect time to share   …Continue Reading Donating: 3 Tips for Giving Wisely

3 Ways to Volunteer Responsibly Posted on Dec 17

3 Ways to Volunteer Responsibly

Make a difference in your community! Volunteering is a great way to be part of something bigger than oneself. It provides the satisfaction of giving back to the community and doing something worthwhile. Many opportunities exist throughout Massachusetts to get involved in communities and improve   …Continue Reading 3 Ways to Volunteer Responsibly

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month: 9 Tips to Keep Kids Safe Posted on Dec 12

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month: 9 Tips to Keep Kids Safe

As the holiday season marches ahead, so does toy shopping for the special children in our lives. There are thousands of toys to choose from and selecting the right one can be a challenge, especially as new toys appear on the shelves every year. Toys   …Continue Reading December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month: 9 Tips to Keep Kids Safe

10 “Black Friday” Shopping Safety Tips Posted on Nov 27

10 “Black Friday” Shopping Safety Tips

Getting ready to hit the stores on Black Friday? The day after Thanksgiving gives consumers a chance to get a head start on their holiday shopping with dramatic discounts that create some of the best prices of the year. Whether going to the store at   …Continue Reading 10 “Black Friday” Shopping Safety Tips

Thanksgiving Home & Travel Safety Tips Posted on Nov 25

Thanksgiving Home & Travel Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is almost here and across the country, Americans are gearing up for one of the most spectacular feasts of the year.  Thanksgiving is a holiday that brings family and friends together to share good food, conversation, and laughter. In the midst of all this   …Continue Reading Thanksgiving Home & Travel Safety Tips

How Massachusetts Supports its Veterans Year-Round Posted on Nov 8

How Massachusetts Supports its Veterans Year-Round

November 11 is Veterans Day – a day to honor the men and women who have served bravely on behalf of our nation. It’s a time to celebrate their commitment, their selfless service, and the sacrifices they have made so all Americans can enjoy freedom.   …Continue Reading How Massachusetts Supports its Veterans Year-Round

14 Tips for a Happy and Safe Halloween Posted on Oct 28

14 Tips for a Happy and Safe Halloween

Halloween can be a fun time of year for both children and adults alike. Whether you plan to get decked out in an elaborate costume and attend a haunted bash, take the kids trick-or-treating, or stay home and hand out goodies to all the ghosts   …Continue Reading 14 Tips for a Happy and Safe Halloween

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