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March 5, 2020

Large Asteroid Will Fly By Earth Next Month – Would You Be Covered If It Hit?

According to NASA, an estimated 2.5-mile wide asteroid will fly by Earth this year. It will pass within 4-million miles of Earth, moving at 19,461 mph. It is not expected to collide with our bright blue planet, but if it …
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March 3, 2020

Mutual Assurance Society is Now Offering Members a Paperless Option

  New in 2020, Mutual Assurance is offering our members the option to go paperless for their statements and billing. Our goal is to make our processes greener, both environmentally and financially. Savings We have estimated that it costs us between …
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March 2, 2020

Storm Preparedness Checklist – Make sure you are ready for the next big storm

This has been one of the mildest winters on record for the State of Virginia. One significant snow event in Northern Virginia has left many of us wondering if we’ll see any snow in 2020. While hurricane season is still …
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February 25, 2020

Home Generator Safety Series – Part 2

How to avoid Electrical Shocks and Burns If you live in Central Virginia, you’ve experienced every possible type of weather in the past few days. Sixty degrees warmth on Sunday, preceded by snow the Thursday before, and today more rain …
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February 25, 2020

The Lost Northside Home of Magnate and Philanthropist Lewis Ginter

While many may think that Lewis Ginter, the namesake for the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, lived in the home on-site called Bloemendaal House, he actually lived in fashionable Northside in his home, Westbrook, on Westbrook Avenue. Built in …
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February 21, 2020

Home Generator Safety Series – Part 1

With hurricane season approaching and the chance of a severe winter storm still possible, if you are considering the purchase of a generator, now might be a good time. In this 3-part series, we’ll be covering generator basics from selection …
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February 18, 2020

7 Steps to a More Relaxed Downsizing Move

Whether you are an empty-nester looking for a smaller place to call home so you can spend more time on the road with your partner or thinking you want to give tiny house living a try, here are some simple …
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February 3, 2020

The State Seal of The Commonwealth of Virginia

Two months before the Declaration of Independence was passed by the Continental Congress in July of 1776, the colony of Virginia declared its independence from Great Britain. Just days before the Philadephia convention, Richard Henry Lee, George Mason, George Wythe …
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January 29, 2020

Norfolk Goes Up in Flames – Twice

Norfolk was a bit of a tinder box in its early days. We weren’t around to save the town from near total destruction in 1775, but we were there for many homeowners 4 years later when another devastating fire hit. …
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January 28, 2020

Easy Steps to Minimize Power Outage Damage to Your Home

“Electricity is really just organized lightning.” George Carlin Virginia consistently ranks in the top 10 of states with the highest number of reported power outages each year, according to BlackoutTracker.com. In 2018, this affected over 5.3 million households, with a …
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