Inspect your fairy lights….

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Tis the holiday season, besides presents, social gatherings, time with friends and family, too much food – it is also the season of many dangerous hazards. First and foremost during the holiday season is the danger of fire. Here are 9 ways to minimize the holiday dangers and prevent a fire tragedy. Visit the National Fire Protection […]

Arrowhead General Agency is quoting new earthquake

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Earthquake Insurance News Earthquakes rocked the West Coast during July, including the large (7.1 & 6.4 magnitudes) earthquakes and hundreds of aftershocks in Southern California, a pair of earthquakes in the East Bay, and a 4.6 magnitude quake near Seattle. Although noteworthy, this activity is not surprising since seismologists have long warned of large magnitude […]

Shredding and Helping Families

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Each September and April, you will find in the Walgreen parking lot, a shredding truck available for the community to clean up and shred documents. For four hours, 10 am to 2 pm, volunteers with the Anacortes Family Center welcome people as they bring boxes of valuable papers ready for the shredder. They ask for […]

Burglary Happens

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We live in a small community, but Anacortes is not exempt from home burglaries. In the last few years we are seeing more and more of a rash of Porch Pirating, break ins, and car prowls in our neighborhoods.  Anacortes is also a town of snow birds, who leave town for months at a time, […]

Effective – mandatory motorcycle insurance law

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The Washington State Office of Insurance Commissioner put out the following release in regards to motorcycle insurance, making it mandatory for motorcycles to carry liability insurance and show proof.  If you have any questions about your insurance, please give us a call – 360-293-5158. Important information about motorcycles Effective July 28, 2019, the 2019 Washington State […]

Wildfire Season and Your Home

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Governor Inslee recently sent out a press release stating he was expanding the drought emergency for nearly half of the State of Washington, including our region. The release stated the projected water supply conditions are below 75% of average. The last drought emergency was in 2015. The following 24 watersheds are now added to the […]

Umbrella Coverage because you do need it

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We are bombarded with messages or ads about Umbrella Coverages. Everyone should have an Umbrella Coverage because you do need it in today’s litigious society. But do we really need it? The answer might surprise you. Most of us have a basic understanding of what an Umbrella Policy is and most of us might think we […]

Feeling the Chill

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Winter is usually mild for us in the Skagit Valley and Anacortes. We watch from a distance as white covers the hills and the mountains, our temperature ranging in the 40’s. But, occasionally, a little winter cold will come down from the Frazier river, plunging the temperature into the 30’s or below, bringing biting cold […]

How to stay safe this Holiday Season

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It’s cold outside. Tis the season for temperatures to drop and for the space heaters to warm our toes. “The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates that more than 20,000 residential fires every year are associated with the use of room (space) heaters.” Our friends at Travelers has some advice on how to be safe […]