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Recipe of the Month- Campfire Grill Packs

Growing up, my mom would make these easy “Ready-to-Grill” packs during long summer days outside or when the family was going camping. She’d put everything inside aluminum foil and keep it in a cooler until ready to throw on the grill. Delicious and easy, plus made for some great memories! What You’ll Need 1 lb […]

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Tips to Know Before Exploring the Great Outdoors

During this time of year, many of us are spending a good bit of time outside, and summer is particularly enjoyable for hiking and camping. One real risk you face in spending an increased amount of time outdoors or in wooded areas is encountering what I like to call “problem plants”, such as poison ivy, […]

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4 Fun Water Activities for Kids

Summer vacation is here and that means hot weather and kids with plenty of time on their hands. Heading to the community pool is not always an option. Having a few water games on tap can help keep the kids cool and entertained. While running through a sprinkler is always popular here are a few […]

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4 Tips to Help You Save on Your Summer Vacation

Are you planning your summer vacation? Most of us these days are happy to get any vacation, 
let alone one we can really enjoy on a budget. Vacations can get expensive quickly! Here are some smart ways to save while still having a good time: Research your destination thoroughly. The Internet and a good guidebook […]

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Father’s Day is 
Sunday, June 20th!

Father’s Day Fun Facts: The first Father’s Day happened on June 17, 1910.  In the 1920s and 1930s, some people campaigned to scrap both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and just have Parents’ Day – that never caught on.  Father’s Day became more popular during World War II when the day was used to honor […]

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The Seven Sides of Leadership

Have you ever read Pat Williams book Leadership Excellence? If not, I highly recommend it. He shares the Seven Sides of Leadership which are: Vision Communication People Skills Character Competence Boldness Serving Heart Pat’s book has made a huge impact on the way I lead my team. Since reading the book the first time, I […]

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Stay Safe in the Water This Summer

Sitting by the pool, heading to the beach, or getting the boat into the water are fun summer activities that many of us will be enjoying as the weather continues to warm up. No matter how we choose to have fun outdoors this summer, safety should come first. There are some things we can do […]

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4 Changes That Can Affect Your Homeowners Insurance

It’s now that time of year when many homeowners get to work on improving their homes. Many people like to use the warmer summer months to tackle home improvement projects that they’ve been thinking about through the winter. It’s important to remember that if you make improvements or renovations to your home, changes can affect […]

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Recipe of the Month— Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

  Do you love peanut butter? Do you love chocolate? If so, you will love this No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie! It is smooth, fluffy, rich and the perfect blend of peanut butter and chocolate with only 4 ingredients. What You’ll Need 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter 1 (3.9 oz) […]

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Stay Safe on the Water This Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner. Next weekend is one of the most popular throughout the year for having fun on the boat, getting out on the lake or river, and relaxing. If you plan on getting on the water anytime this summer, or year-round, please be cautious and keep safety your top […]

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