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Living with Wildlife in Massachusetts Posted on Sep 12

Living with Wildlife in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, nearly 6 million people share 5 million acres with native wildlife. From geese and turkey to moose and bears, many animals have adapted and moved into suburbs and even urban areas, so it can be surprising to see some of these creatures in   …Continue Reading Living with Wildlife in Massachusetts

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

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

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

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

10 Tips for Window Safety Posted on Apr 5

10 Tips for Window Safety

April 7-13th is National Window Safety Week. Take some time to read the tips below and keep your family safe. Window Safety Tips: Windows are a secondary escape route in case of fire. Create an escape plan and practice with your kids so that they know   …Continue Reading 10 Tips for Window Safety

March 17-23, 2013 is National Poison Prevention Week Posted on Mar 15

March 17-23, 2013 is National Poison Prevention Week

Do you know what poisonous substances are lurking in your home? Are household cleaners and prescription drugs out of reach of children? Take some time during National Poison Prevention Week, March 17-23, 2013, to take an assessment of your home and protect your family against   …Continue Reading March 17-23, 2013 is National Poison Prevention Week