Category Archives: Long Island

Pre-winter prep

Sure it’s cold and Thanksgiving has already passed, but we’ve still got more than 3 weeks until winter makes its official arrival. By taking a little bit of time now to tidy up your home and property, you may be able to avoid annoying and potentially dangerous problems later in the season. Remove debris from […]

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Enjoy those autumn evenings – safely

Can we agree that the weather on Long Island this year has been strange? We had a late frost in the spring, then a hot summer that didn’t seem to want to go away. And suddenly, at the end of October we’re looking at a series of quite cool days following an 80 degree autumn […]

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Preparing for the First Day of School

Parents, you know it’s on your mind. September is closing in on us, and with it comes another school year. Preparing for those first days of school can be harrowing; the trick to not being overwhelmed is to schedule yourself so you don’t get caught in the mad dash of last minute shopping and preparation. […]

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Stay green and be green

You don’t want your carefully manicured lawn to scorch in the summer heat, but you also want to be earth friendly and conserve water. What do you do? Give your lawn a deep soak with the sprinkler only when it’s needed. To check, step on the grass; if it spring back up, it still has […]

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Backyard Water Safety for Summer

Things are heating up around here, aren’t they? Long Island had a confused, chilly spring that has given way to some beautiful hot day and it’s only the beginning of June! Once it gets hot, Long Islanders love flocking to our great beaches or relaxing around the pool or hot tub. I know safety is […]

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Thinking Security in Spring

Spring is here, and after a long New York winter, we’re all pleased for it’s arrival. Long Island had it’s share of cold and snow this winter, and I know I am looking forward to putting that behind us for awhile. With the arrival of spring comes warmer temperatures, outdoor activities, and an urge to […]

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Holiday spirit, baby proofed

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The holiday season is festive and fun, and while new parents are sure to enjoy sharing new experiences with their little ones, many “first” can also be frustrating. Decorating with an infant may be a struggle time-wise, but likely won’t compare to the challenge of decorating and entertaining with a curious toddler in the house. […]

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Have a safe and happy Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner. It’s a safe bet that costumes have been chosen and candy is being stashed away for eager trick or treaters. Falling on a Saturday this year, there are so many options for how to celebrate Halloween. Will the day be split between trick or treating and answering your own […]

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Cruising around Long Island this month

Sure, the kids are back to school and we’re back to the school year grind, but just because the summer is over doesn’t mean the fun is. We’ve still got months before winter’s chill sets in; take advantage of it! As Long Islanders, we’re lucky enough to have a wide variety of opportunities and activities […]

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Make the most of summer

The final weeks of summer are upon us – how are you feeling? Maybe you’re a little bit sad about the kids going back to school, or maybe you find yourself a little relieved. Maybe it doesn’t affect you much, as you still have little ones at home or your schedule hasn’t changed much. However […]

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