National Picnic Month: Best Places in Holyoke for a Picnic

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in ,

National Picnic Month: Best Places in Holyoke for a Picnic

  This sweet spot of warm weather and sunshine before the chill creeps back into the air during fall is perfect for spending time outside. It makes sense that July is National Picnic Month. In and around Holyoke are gorgeous views and amazing landscapes that will be covered by snow all too soon. Make sure you take some time this month and all throughout the summer to get outside, enjoy the fresh air, and make a picnic of it. Here are a few places to visit. Mount Tom...

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Keeping Your Kids Active In The Summer

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in ,

Keeping Your Kids Active In The Summer

With the end of school fast approaching I thought it would be good to talk about summer plans! Most of the time I tend to have ZERO plans for the kids through the summer.  In fact I wrote a post about having absolutely nothing planned for my kids a few years back.  There is nothing wrong with parents who over plan or parents who do no planning.  Everyone is just doing their best to keep chaos under control. During school, it seems our kids are more active. They HAVE to get...

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National Bike Month- Safety & Insurance

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in ,

May is National Bicycle Month, which is perfect timing because this is the time of year when most of us are starting to become more active outdoors. Whether you use a bike to ride to school or work, for enjoyment or exercise it is important to get familiar with some safety tips in order to keep yourself and your family safe. • Protect your head. Never ride a bike without a properly fitted helmet. This might sound obvious, however, many people think they are okay without a...

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Easter Events in Western MA

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in ,

Easter is coming up this Sunday, and there are plenty of events happening in Western MA for the entire family! Are you looking to meet the Easter bunny or participate in an Easter Egg Hunt? There is something for everyone this weekend. Here’s a list of some upcoming events happening in the area. Friday April 18th Springfield– The Springfield Museum will host Spring Into Easter  ! There will be a live animal demonstration, a visit with the Easter Bunny, puppet shows,...

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Simple Pool Maintenance Tips

Posted by on Jul 8, 2013 in ,

Swimming is an ultimate favorite past time for many people in the summer (including myself).  Last year I wrote a blog about pool safety,  so this year I decided to write about keeping up with a clean pool. Along with the fun of having a swimming pool there is also a lot of work involved to keep your pool looking crisp and clean.  Maintaining a pool can be difficult or a breeze, it all depends if you are cleaning it right.  Follow these simple tips in order to spend less...

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Grill Safely This Summer!

Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 in ,

Who is ready for burgers and hot dogs sizzling on the grill? Let’s face it cooking out is the most basic American rite of the summer. Especially, with graduation parties and the Fourth of July coming up. However, grilling can be hazardous to your health and safety. Fires caused by grilling accidents cause about $70 million in damages each year and injure more the 7,000 people. How can you prevent you and your family from becoming one of those statistics? Here are some Dos...

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