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STAR Tax Workshop To Be Held At PW Public Library

Just a friendly reminder to our friends and neighbors:

On July 30 at 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm STAR Tax workshop will be held at the Port Washington Public Library.

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Fun Father’s Day Activities

Celebrate with Dad by going to Adventureland Park ~ Dad’s ride free on Father’s Day. Located at 2245 Broad Hollow Road, Farmingdale. Info: 631-694-6868 or adverntureland.us

Join the excitement at Cirque du Soleil: Volta Under the Big Top ~ Showtimes are 1:30 and 5:00 pm. Live at The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale. Click here for tickets.

Father’s Day Adventure ~ The Adventure Park at Long Island ~ Dads climb free with a paid climber using Promo Code DAD18. Good for Father’s Day ONLY! Located at 75 Colonial Springs Rd, Wheatley Heights. Visit their web site for more details.

Mon Tiki ~ Montauk Sail ~ Bring your Dad to see the beauty of Montauk in a whole new light with a daytime or sunset cruise. Check out Mon Tiki’s site for more information. They sail from Montauk Yacht Club, located at 32 Star Island Rd.

Whatever you decide, enjoy the day with your Dad!

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Summer Home Safety Checklist

Borrowed from Realtor.com

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Head’s Up – Current Scams to Beware of

1. LONG  – TERM PARKING 
Some  people left their car in the long-term parking at San Jose while away, and  someone broke into the car. Using the information on the car’s  registration in the glove compartment, they drove the car to the  people’s home in Pebble Beach and robbed it.  So I guess if we are going to leave the car in long-term parking, we  should NOT leave the registration/insurance cards in it, nor your remote  garage door opener. This gives us something to think about with all our  new electronic technology.  
  
 
2. GPS 
  Someone had their car broken into  while they were at a football game. Their car was parked on the  green which was adjacent to the football  stadium and specially allotted to football fans. Things stolen from the  car included a garage door remote control, some money and a GPS which had  been prominently mounted on the dashboard. When the victims got  home, they found that their house had been ransacked and just  about everything worth anything had been  stolen. The thieves had used the GPS to guide them to the house.  They then used the garage remote control  to open the garage door and gain entry to the house. The thieves  knew the owners were at the football  game, they knew what time the game was scheduled to finish and so  they
knew how much time they had to clean  out the house. It would appear that they had brought a truck to  empty the house of its contents. Something  to consider if you have a GPS – don’t put your home address in it.  Put a nearby address (like a store or  gas station) so you can still find your way home if you need to, but no  one else would know where you live if  your GPS were stolen. 
  
3. CELL  PHONES
I  never thought of this! This lady has now changed her habit of how she  lists her names on her cell phone  after her handbag was  stolen. Her handbag, which contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet,  etc., was stolen. Twenty minutes later when  she called her hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened,  hubby says, “I received your text asking about our Pin number and I’ve  replied a little while ago.” When they  rushed down to the  bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn. The  thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text  “hubby” in the contact list and got hold of the pin number. Within 20  minutes he had withdrawn all the money from  their bank account. 
  
Moral lesson: 
a. Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list. Avoid using names  like Home, Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart, Dad,  Mom, etc.
b. And very importantly, when  sensitive info is being asked through texts, CONFIRM by calling  back.
c. Also, when you’re being texted by friends or family to meet  them somewhere, be sure to call back to  confirm that the message came from them. If  you don’t reach them, be very careful about going places to meet  “family and friends” who text  you. 
 
4. PURSE IN THE  GROCERY CART SCAM:
A lady went grocery-shopping at a  local mall and left her purse sitting in the children’s seat of the cart  while she reached something off a shelf/ Wait  till you read the WHOLE story! Her wallet was stolen, and she reported  it to the store personnel. After  returning home, she received a phone call from the Mall Security to say that they had her wallet and that although  there was no money in it, it did still hold her personal papers. She  immediately went to pick up her wallet, only to  be told by Mall Security that they had not called her. By the time she  returned home again, her house had been  broken into and burglarized. The thieves knew that by calling and saying  they were Mall Security, they could lure  her out of her house long enough for them to burglarize it. 
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Fire Safety in the Winter

Did you know in 2017 there were 243 house fires in Nassau County and 384 in Suffolk County? Now is the time to review safety tips with your children. When was the last time you practiced a fire drill and planned an escape route? Do you know the fire departments phone number and is it programmed into your phone? What do your children know about crawling on the floor or opening windows and doors?

While keeping your family safe, these are some additional tips to keep your home safe:

*Do not plug space heaters into extension cords, this is the cause of many winter house fires.

*Do not use a blow dryer or space heater on a frozen pipe. This can cause the insulation to go on fire.

*Do not use your stove to heat your house. You are putting yourself at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning.

*Do not go to sleep with a candle burning.

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes In Your Home

Thought I would share these tips for winterizing your home…

For this information and more visit Lancer Insurance at  http://www.lancerinsurance.com/index.php

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Happy Hanukkah!

May the glimmer and glow of each candle you light, bring blessings, warmth, and make your day bright! Happy Hanukkah!

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Decorating Your Home Safely During the Holidays

Found this article about the Holidays and wanted to share it with you… Be safe and enjoy!

For this article and more visit The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI)

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