Community · Family · Seasonal · Tips and Tricks

Getting Kids to Play Outside

Playing outside used to be kids’ main form of entertainment. As a kid, I only went inside for food, water and much-needed sunblock. These days, the explosion of personal cell phones, tablets and gaming devices means it’s harder to get your kids to play outside. And that’s unfortunate since playing outside gives children a chance… Continue reading Getting Kids to Play Outside

Community · Family · Seasonal · Tips and Tricks

Celebrating Mom

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, you’re probably thinking about ways thank your mom for everything she’s done for you. But why just limit it to one day of appreciation? Here are some ideas for nice things to do for your mom or the mother of your children to help her celebrate Mother’s Day all… Continue reading Celebrating Mom

Community · Scholarship · Seasonal

2nd Annual Turkey Call Scholarship

For our second year in a row, Colonial Insurance Agency is the proud sponsor of the annual $500 Turkey Call Contest, to be given to the Orange County high school senior who can demonstrate their best turkey call. We are happy to announce this year’s winner is Kevin Barth. Kevin is a senior at Chapel Hill… Continue reading 2nd Annual Turkey Call Scholarship

Misc. Insurance · Safety · Seasonal · Tips and Tricks

Boating Safety Tips

Every time you take your boat out on the water is a new experience. No matter how many trips you have under your belt, it is best to freshen up on boat safety before each voyage. Be sure you and your passengers follow these safe boating tips and practices to help promote an incident-free return… Continue reading Boating Safety Tips

Car Insurance · Seasonal · Tips and Tricks

When and How to Replace Windshield Wipers

During the rainy spring season, many people realize just how important windshield wipers are. Yet like anything in your car, they don’t last forever. Constant exposure to the elements makes them one of the fastest wearing parts of your car. When to replace windshield wipers Windshield wipers typically only last about six months to a… Continue reading When and How to Replace Windshield Wipers

Customer Relations · Investments · Money · Seasonal · Tips and Tricks

Preventing Tax Fraud and Identity Theft

When it comes to filing taxes, there are plenty of reasons to file early instead of waiting until the last minute. The two most obvious are to get your refund back sooner, if you are receiving one, and to avoid long lines in the early-April post office rush. One of the most compelling and more… Continue reading Preventing Tax Fraud and Identity Theft

Home Insurance · Safety · Seasonal · Tips and Tricks

Sump Pump Maintenance

When a severe storm hits, homeowners may experience excess water in their basements or the lower levels of their home. A sump pump is an important tool that can help protect your property by controlling water and keeping your home dry. Sump pumps are typically found in the lowest part of a house, such as… Continue reading Sump Pump Maintenance