Sweet Summer Time

With the first official day of summer for 2017 on the books, it’s time to think about vacation! While island retreats, cruises, and international extravaganzas are amazing – a definite must – they are not always possible, at least not every year. Never fear! There are actually some amazing places within the continental US that …

June 24, 2017

Picnicking with Pop!

5 o’clock on a summer’s Tuesday morning, stopping by the old farm market for bottles of water and sandwiches wrapped in white paper. Talking, laughing, and singing all the while – 14 years old and on my way to work with Dad. So much of my life is blessed by memories with my father. There’s something about …

June 17, 2017

Kiddies in the Kitchen

Summer is here! That means lots of family fun and memory making to come. In addition to family vacations, swimming, and outdoor activity; many families enjoy crafting, game nights, and even cooking together. Baking cookies with the young ones can be a fun and educational experience. The skills learned from spending time together in the …

June 10, 2017

Road (side) Ready!

Welcome to the long weekend! Memorial Day weekend is a big event in the US. It is a time set aside to remember and give thanks for those courageous men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defending our life, liberty, and democracy. This weekend is a time for remembrance, family, and fun. …

May 27, 2017

Keeping It Local- Main Street’s Comeback

I still fondly remember walking down to Brown’s Variety Store in my hometown, happily browsing around the items – each one unique and special. I remember buying penny candies, the difficulty of deciding which slushy flavor to choose, the scent of the store in my clothes after leaving, and playing with my sisters while my mom talked and …

May 20, 2017

Who’s driving this thing, anyway?!?

It’s time for our Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) edition of the Penwell Insurance blog. This week’s entry is dedicated to drivers and vehicles – specifically, to which drivers are covered (and not covered) on which vehicles. One of the most common questions we get in the office, regardless of the season, is that of “If …

April 29, 2017

Earth Day 2017: Getting out and giving back!

“The Earth is what we all have in common.” — Wendell Berry   Happy Earth Day, everyone! In celebration of Earth Day, I’ve included some links to various information sources for how to get involved, what you can do to make an impact on the health and sustainability of the planet on a small scale, …

April 22, 2017

(Wo)man vs Wild: Surviving the elements this outdoors season.

Finally! The warmer weather has arrived (in theory)! Now that spring and, soon enough, summer are upon us, let’s take a moment to talk about outdoor safety. Along with the family fun and memory making moments of hiking, biking, gardening, and the like comes the ticks, mosquitoes, poison ivy, sunburn, heat advisories, and more. While the warmth …

April 15, 2017

Cutting out distractions to cut down on car accidents

Each month, it seems, is full of various events, remembrances, and calls to awareness. While some may be all fun and games, such as April as amateur radio month or international twit award month (really, this is a thing); some are more serious and have a great impact on society and the self. One such …

April 8, 2017

Time to air out the home and put the Spring back into your step!

It’s officially that time of year! Time to open up the windows, bust out your favorite cleaning products, dust off the clothes line, and shake the dust out of the house! That’s right, it’s Spring Cleaning time. While it can be time consuming and, in some cases, back breaking work, it is definitely worth the …

April 1, 2017