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As Temperatures Rise, Are You Prepared?

In recent years, excessive heat has caused more deaths than all other weather events, including floods. A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessive heat, often combined with excessive humidity. Know the Difference: Heat Advisory – Heat Index values are forecast to meet locally defined advisory criteria for 1 to 2 days (daytime highs=100-105° […]

Recipe of the Month: Herbed Grilled Corn on the Cob

Grilling your corn on the cob puts a new spin on an old favorite that the entire family will enjoy. Ingredients 8 medium ears of sweet corn 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions Place corn in a stockpot; cover with cold water. Soak […]

Hit the Books Before You Hit the Trails

It’s summertime and that means many of us are getting outdoors. Camping and hiking are both popular outdoor activities, and they can be a ton of fun, if you are prepared. If you are planning on spending some time in the great outdoors this summer, keep these tips in mind and make sure you are […]

The Sun and Safety

Kids and adults are at greater risk for sunburns during the summer months. Besides being painful, sunburns can lead to skin cancer down the road.  Only 58% of adults practice proper sun safety procedures, such as applying sunscreen and seeking shade. Teaching sun safety to kids can help them have better behaviors as adults. In […]

Recipe of the Month: Strawberry Mousse

As the days heat up you will want to enjoy a guilt-free cool treat! Ingredients 1 quart fresh strawberries 1 pkg. (1.4 oz) strawberry gelatin 1/2 cup boiling water 1/4 cup sugar 2 cups heavy cream Whole strawberries and whipped cream for garnish Directions Wash strawberries, cut in half, and puree in a blender until […]

Tips For Traveling Safely On Your Own

When you travel alone—for work or on vacation—you must be extra careful about your personal safety. Here’s some advice to keep in mind when you’re traveling solo: Study unfamiliar locales ahead of time. If you’re traveling outside the United States, learn about your destination’s political and cultural scene to figure out how the locals treat […]

Do Not Drive When Tired!

Think for a minute about the last time you were really tired and driving somewhere. Even though you have been driving for years you still weren’t at your best. Driving tired is as real a danger as driving drunk! Driving when you are tired can be extremely dangerous. You can fall asleep at the wheel […]

Graduation Fun Facts

It is that time of year again – Graduation Season. Between May and June, almost everyone knows someone who is either graduating or has a child graduating from Preschool, Kindergarten, Middle School, High School or College. To celebrate Graduation Season, here are a few fun facts that you may or may not have known: A […]

Recipe of the Month: Barbeque Cocktail Wieners

Memorial Day is just around the corner (Monday the 30th) and many will be grilling out, having friends and family over, and more. One of my favorite snacks for get-togethers is Barbecue Cocktail Wieners aka “Lil Smokies”. This is a super easy recipe with only 2 ingredients. You can make a fancy tray of them […]

7 Tips to Keep Your Summer from Going Up in Smoke

I hope that you and your family have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend! I have always enjoyed the unofficial start of summer and what it represents to me and to this country. Thank you to all those who have served and are serving our country now to protect what we hold dear. Words […]