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Fourth Of July Events Across Massachusetts
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The Fourth of July is almost here!  It’s a day for family, friends, fun in the sun, and most importantly, celebrating the birth of our nation!  How do you...
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Swimming Safety Tips
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Who doesn’t love taking a swim on a hot summer day?  Whether you’re at the pool, the beach, or a lake, fun is sure to be had, but it...
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Driving Tips
Tips For Taking A Road Trip With The Kids
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Taking a road trip with the kids can really test your patience and planning skills.  Fending off constant questions like “Are we there yet?” and “When’s the next bathroom...
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Travel Tips For Memorial Day Weekend
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Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the beginning of summer, and if you’re planning a fun weekend getaway, you’re not alone.  There will be millions of drivers on the road...
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Furry Friend Friday
Furry Friend Friday With Flash!
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Faster than the speed of light, the star of today’s Furry Friend Friday interview has a name that certainly suits him!  Meet Flash, and okay maybe he’s not faster...
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Furry Friend Friday With Eagle!
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No, he can’t fly, but today’s Furry Friend Friday interviewee certainly is majestic!  Meet Eagle, a 5 year-old greyhound up for adoption at Greyhound Friends, Inc in Hopkinton.  This...
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Furry Friend Friday With Flash!

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Faster than the speed of light, the star of today’s Furry Friend Friday interview has a name that certainly suits him!  Meet Flash, and okay maybe he’s not faster than the speed of light, but he certainly has some wheels on him!  This playful pup is up for adoption at the Scituate Animal Shelter and is about 1 year-old. So Flash, you have a very unique look to you, what kind of dog are you exactly? Why thank you, I’m a Podengo Portugueso, and this was actually the first year that we were recognized as a breed by the American Kennel Club! So what do you like to do all day? Well I’m still a pup, and us Podengo Portugueso’s are known for our high energy levels, so the combination of those two factors means I’m very active!  I have a lot of energy to burn so I really... [...]
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Lightning Safety Tips

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Hurricane season is here, and it seems like we’ve been having thunder and lightning storms every week.  While these storms can sometimes be fun to watch, they can also be extremely dangerous.  People are injured by lightning every year, but these simple tips will ensure that you stay safe! It’s important to stay alert and aware of local weather forecasts, whether you’re staying local or going somewhere on vacation, make sure you look up local weather forecasts so you can avoid being outside if a thunder and lightning storm is expected. It is not safe to be outside during a thunder and lightning storm.  Seek shelter immediately, being indoors is the best option but if not stay inside an enclosed metal vehicle.  Even if it is not raining, as soon as you hear thunder or see lightning, immediately stop your activities and head inside. Once you’re inside, stay off... [...]
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Furry Friend Friday With Eagle!

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No, he can’t fly, but today’s Furry Friend Friday interviewee certainly is majestic!  Meet Eagle, a 5 year-old greyhound up for adoption at Greyhound Friends, Inc in Hopkinton.  This handsome guy has been in the shelter for about 3 weeks now, and is ready to find his new best friend! So Eagle, I hear that you came a long way to find your forever family, is that true? Yes, you’re right!  I’m originally from West Virginia, I used to be a racing dog but that life just wasn’t for me.  I was lucky enough to hitch a ride up north and ended up in Hopkinton with the wonderful people at Greyhound Friends, now I just have to sit and wait for the perfect family! What’s your favorite way to spend the day? Well, I like to start my day with a nice breakfast, it’s the most important meal of... [...]
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Tips To Stay Cool In The Summer Heat

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It’s that time of year when the sun is shining and temperatures are on the rise.  Being outside can not only be unpleasant, it can also be dangerous if you’re not careful as heat exhaustion and heat stroke are real dangers.  Here are some tips that will keep you staying cool as a cucumber, some of them may be reminders but they’re still important to keep in mind! Drink plenty of water.  It’s important to stay hydrated during the warmer months because when your body is hot it dehydrates more quickly.  Try to keep a water bottle on you at all times and if you’re going outside, put the water in the freezer first and as the ice melts you’ll still have cold water. Dress appropriately.  Dark colors draw sunlight to you, so try and wear lighter colors if you’re going to be outside during peak heat hours.  It’s... [...]
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Fourth Of July Events Across Massachusetts

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The Fourth of July is almost here!  It’s a day for family, friends, fun in the sun, and most importantly, celebrating the birth of our nation!  How do you plan on celebrating?  The beach, a barbeque, or a cookout are all great options, but if you’re looking for something else to do that will get you out and about we’ve got you covered!  There are a lot of events taking place across the Bay State and we know it can be hard to choose, so we’ve narrowed it down for you and listed some of our favorites. Bridgewater Fourth Of July Celebration – If you’re near the Bridgewater area this Fourth of July, you’re in luck because they have family friendly celebrations taking place all day long!  The festivities begin at 10 AM with a patriotic parade through downtown, and then immediately following the parade The Arts and Music... [...]
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Furry Friend Friday With Daisy!

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We’re back with another cutie to make your Friday afternoon that much better!  Meet Daisy, she’s certainly as cute as a daisy if you ask us!  This little girl is a 2 year-old hound mix up for adoption at the Sterling Animal Shelter and has been there for about a month now, so she’s been waiting a while for the perfect family! So Daisy, what do you like to do for fun? I’m just your typical pup, I like the simple things like long walks where I can take in the smells and sounds of the great outdoors, playing ball, and hanging out with my favorite people.  I’m very affectionate and love getting extra attention and belly rubs! Do you have a favorite toy you like to play with? I’d have to say my ball, I love chasing it and it’s so bouncy!  Like I said, I’m pretty simple... [...]
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Tips To Deter Burglars From Your Home

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Home invasion is a very real danger and can put both your home and family at risk.  There are certain things burglars look for when choosing a house to break in to, but luckily there are precautions that you can take to deter burglars from targeting your home. Invest in an alarm system.  They can monitor your home 24/7 and there’s no better feeling than knowing you and your family are safe.  At the very least find an alarm company sign to put up on your lawn, even if you do not have an actual alarm system, the sign may be enough to ward off any potential burglars and convince them that your home is not an easy target. Lock all doors and windows.  This should go without saying, but people leave doors and windows unlocked all the time because they think they live in a safe neighborhood.  Regardless... [...]
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Furry Friend Friday With Pangea!

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Did you know that June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month?  To celebrate we’re featuring this pretty kitty named Pangea, she’s 10 years-old and is currently up for adoption at the Lowell Humane Society and is a celebrity in her own right down at the shelter! So Pangea, I hear that you’re a very popular girl at the shelter, and that you’re even the face of an upcoming event, is that correct? Yes!  I’m actually very excited for this event! It’s called the Greater Lowell Community Foundations River Ride on Saturday, September 27th.  It’s a giant bike ride and our team is called the Phat Cat Riders, we’re aiming to raise awareness for pet obesity.  I’m the face of the campaign because I’ve had my share of weight issues, I came into the shelter weighing 26 pounds and now I’m down to 22 pounds!  I still have a ways... [...]
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Swimming Safety Tips

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Who doesn’t love taking a swim on a hot summer day?  Whether you’re at the pool, the beach, or a lake, fun is sure to be had, but it can quickly turn into a dangerous situation if parents and children don’t know proper swimming safety.  We’ve listed a few tips below that everyone should keep in mind whether they’re in or around the water. The best thing to do for your family when it comes to water safety is to make sure that everyone knows how to swim and respects the water.  Signing children up for swimming classes at a young age will ensure that they learn proper swimming techniques and learn water safety at a young age. Teach children to always ask for permission before going in the water.  You should always know when they’re swimming so that you can be there to supervise. Make sure swimmers are... [...]
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Furry Friend Friday With Chico!

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Happy Furry Friend Friday!  Who’s ready for their weekly does of cuteness?  We know we are!  Meet Chico, a feisty 3 year-old chihuahua up for adoption at Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem.  Chico’s been in the shelter for a few months now and is patiently waiting for the perfect family for him! So Chico, what’s your favorite way to spend the day? I’m a man of many interests, but I’d have to say my favorite thing to do is just be around my favorite people, and there aren’t many of those.  I’m very selective with who I give my affection to, but if you’re one of the lucky ones you’ll never find a more loyal friend.  If I could, I’d stay with my favorite people all the time, I love sitting on their laps and going for rides with them in the car, and the best part is that... [...]
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