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National Emergency Preparedness Month: Are you Ready? Posted on Sep 17

National Emergency Preparedness Month: Are you Ready?

In the past few years, Massachusetts has seen power outages, floods, hurricanes and tropical storms, blizzards and winter storms, tornados, terrorism, and more. There are a wide range of emergencies and disasters that can happen at any time, and it’s important to be prepared to   …Continue Reading National Emergency Preparedness Month: Are you Ready?

What you should Know about Immunizations and Why they’re Important Posted on Aug 13

What you should Know about Immunizations and Why they’re Important

August is National Immunization Awareness Month – An annual effort to highlight the importance of immunization and disease control efforts in the United States. Coughing and sneezing, nausea and fatigue; these symptoms accompany various illnesses and can really put a damper on your day. For   …Continue Reading What you should Know about Immunizations and Why they’re Important

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

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

6 Tips for a Day at the Beach in Massachusetts Posted on Jun 13

6 Tips for a Day at the Beach in Massachusetts

Summer means it’s time to hit the beach! Exploring a seaside locale or heading to your local swimming hole are great, inexpensive ways to beat the heat. Plan ahead to ensure a safe and fun day on the waterfront. 1. Choose a location Massachusetts is   …Continue Reading 6 Tips for a Day at the Beach in Massachusetts

7 Tips for Motorcycle Safety Posted on May 28

7 Tips for Motorcycle Safety

There’s nothing like the freedom and exhilaration of riding a motorcycle, but if you are not prepared it can be dangerous. Awareness of your limitations and your surroundings will help ensure a safe, enjoyable experience. Before you swing your leg over the saddle to hit   …Continue Reading 7 Tips for Motorcycle Safety

Talk to Your Kids about Personal Safety Posted on May 23

Talk to Your Kids about Personal Safety

Founded by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, National Missing Children’s Day (May 25th) was dedicated to highlight the problem of abducted and missing children. Few situations are more troubling than when a child goes missing; fortunately, there are ways to improve the safety of children   …Continue Reading Talk to Your Kids about Personal Safety