Category Archives: Holiday

Moving Out? Know What Could Impact Your Home Resale Value

Home Resale ValueThe New Year brings with it a clean slate, a clear calendar page, and 365 days filled with opportunity. While some people are starting a new personal improvement or health regimen, others are excited about the memories they’ll be making in a new home. If you’re one who is looking to sell your home in 2017, here are some important things to know that might decrease the value of your home. Some of these you can’t change, but others are easy fixes that can keep your home resale value – and your hopes – up.

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Spread the Word: December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

National Impaired Driving Prevention MonthThe holidays are upon us, and Americans are excitedly traveling to family homes, shopping hotspots and friendly parties. It is a wonderful time of the year for celebrating and being with loved ones. That is why it is so important to be aware of the dangers that impaired driving present during the holiday season.

While most Americans have a general awareness of these threats, there are still many who are uneducated about how this easily preventable problem could affect them and their loved ones on a personal level. That is why President Barack Obama designated December as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.

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Thanksgiving: Your Holiday Historical Overview

ThanksgivingWith Halloween now in the rear-view mirror, the holiday season is officially in full swing with Thanksgiving just a few short weeks away. Between family togetherness, time with friends and mouth-watering dishes prepared with pure love,  what’s not to love about Thanksgiving? Although, like most holidays, it has grown beyond its origins but has a rich history which we’d like to expand upon and explore further.

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Appraisals: What Are Your Valuables REALLY Worth?

AppraisalsThe winter holidays are approaching fast, which means many people will soon be brainstorming about all of the expensive purchases to make for friends and family. That brand-new, state-of-the-art flat screen television would go great in your son’s bedroom or the game room. You dream of that $500, high-powered mixer that looks fantastic on your kitchen counter. Don’t forget the new table saw in the shop out back!

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15 of the Most Unusual U.S. Laws That Still Exist Today

Unusual LawsThe summer months are filled with holiday celebrations. Unfortunately, not all of the fun and games end well. This season finds police officers on high alert in protecting the public and ensuring that all of the festivities remain safe and within the guidelines of state law.

However, it may surprise you that some U.S. laws are so strange that they are sure to cause uproars of laughter. Concentrated in the New England states and surrounding areas, we’ve compiled 15 state laws that can serve as a humorous anecdote at your next summer shindig.

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Summertime Safety 101

Summertime SafetySummer is finally within arm’s reach! The kids are out of school, the weather is fantastic, and there are plenty of opportunities to get together with family and friends. From May to September, there is a holiday each month. Celebrations can be a great time, but there are many hidden dangers that can ruin a good time if the proper precautions aren’t taken.

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Memorial Day: Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

Memorial DayEvery year, the last Monday of May is a day to remember those who served and died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. Although most people recognize that Memorial Day is a great chance to take the day off and have a picnic outdoors, few people actually know the history of the holiday and how it came to be what it is today. It is exactly for this reason that it is important to recognize the sacrifice of the people who fought for our country, and to understand that the day is not just a day off from work or school. Most of all, it is especially meaningful for the youth of America to understand where Memorial Day comes from, so we can pass on our appreciation to our fallen heroes into future generations.

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