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Turkey, Travel, and Other Tips for A Thankful (and Tranquil) Thanksgiving

In a few days, some of you will be taking to the highways to head home or maybe on vacation for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Others will be preparing meals for guests or deep frying turkeys in vats of peanut oil. There is a lot of activity happening in most people’s lives in the next week and although we look forward to the festive feasting and fun aspects of the holiday, safety-wise and statistically there are a few things that you will need to look out for: TIME TO MAKE THE TURKEY –  According to the American Red Cross, cooking fires nearly double on Thanksgiving Day, occurring more than twice as often as on any other day. Maybe it is because turkey is not something that is on our weekly menu and it needs special handling. Maybe it is because we often have so much to do to prepare for our feast that we are distracted while cooking. But whatever the reason, the last thing you want is an emergency room visit, or a house fire on the holiday. So here are some common-sense holiday cooking ti ...

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On The Road Again, Spring Break Safety

It is a rite of passage, a ritual for high school and college students to pack up their sunscreen, grab their bikini’s or skis, pile in a car or jump on a plane and head out for a week of adventures. Spring break and the Senior Class trip are steeped in traditions, mayhem and glorious memories. Many years from now students recall fondly who they were with, what they did and what they got away with. But for the 99% of kids who return home with sunburn and overpriced tourist t-shirts, there are always stories that surface of students who ended up robbed, injured, or worse. We want you to have an amazing time, but we want you to be safe. So here are some quick tips for your amazing adventure.  ON THE ROAD AGAIN! 1. If your mode of transportation is automobile, have the car checked by a licensed mechanic before you drive your first mile. Nothing is more disruptive, dangerous, or expensive then breaking down on the road, days from home. AAA has a great checklist for you to use (below) and inv ...

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