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A Longwood Gardens Christmas now on Display

A Longwood Gardens Christmas is now on display through January 12, 2014. No holiday season is complete without a visit to Longwood Gardens. Stroll through the Outdoor Gardens and see more colorful lights on display than ever before in the expanded outdoor experience featuring a floating tree display, hundreds of sparkling snowflakes, twinkling tree forms, a 12-foot fountain of lights and so much more. Learn more about A Longwood Christmas by visiting www.longwoodgardens.org.


Thanksgiving Travel Tips

Millions of Americans will be traveling throughout the Thanksgiving holiday. According to AAA projections, nearly 39 million people will be hitting the road making for a very busy holiday travel weekend. Below are some safety tips to keep in mind incase you are venturing out during Thanksgiving. For a free Pennsylvania auto insurance quote visit our website today, http://www.kimberleyvassal.com.

  • Make sure your vehicle is in good working order: Check tires’ tread depth and air pressure; check the vehicle’s fluids, exhaust system and other mechanical equipment. If traveling in cold conditions, make sure added precautions are taken for the cold weather.
  • Make sure to plan your route of travel: Communicate your plans with your family in case you are involved in a crash or experience mechanical problems with your vehicle. Charge your cell phone before you leave in order to make important calls if needed.
  • Buckle up, slow down, don’t drive impaired: If you plan on drinking, designate a driver who won’t drink.
  • Avoid Distraction: According to NHTSA data from 2012, 10 percent of fatal crashes and 18 percent of injury crashes were distraction-related. Distracted driving can be anything that pulls your attention away from driving, including cell phone use, texting while driving, eating, drinking, and using in-vehicle technologies and portable electronic devices.
  • Be well rested and alert.
  • Use caution in work zones.

Safety Tips for Driving in the Rain

It’s suppose to be very rainy across the area the next couple days. The rain, along with holiday traveling, may cause serious delays and safety issues. Therefore, I wanted to share this short video that explains some safety tips to keep in mind while driving in the rain. For a free Pennsylvania Auto Insurance quote visit our website today, http://www.kimberleyvassal.com.

Don’t Push Off Life Insurance

Buying life insurance rarely makes the top 10 on our to-do lists and we have plenty of excuses as to why. Here are top reasons people push it off, and why that might not be the best idea:

  1.  “I’m covered through work.” Employer-sponsored life insurance is a great benefit to have. But work benefits are usually limited. What’s more, they don’t automatically go with you if you change or lose a job.
  2. “I’m healthy.” The fact is, the best time to buy life insurance is when you’re in good health. The younger you are and the healthier you are, the better your rates will be.
  3. “I’m not insurable.” Most of us are never as healthy as we want to be. But you might be surprised to find out that you are, in fact, insurable, regardless of age or health. It’s worth it just to ask.
  4.  “It’s too expensive.” There are many types of life insurance available, and there’s usually something that will fit in everyone’s budget. Once you break it down, life insurance is basically a dollars-a-day expense.
  5. “I’m single and don’t have children.” Not being married or having little ones around now doesn’t mean there aren’t other plans in store for you in the future. Plus, if you are in your 20s or 30s and have debts such as a car and a home, it’s good to get insured now while the cost is the most reasonable.

For more information on the importance of Life Insurance contact a Kimberley Vassal Insurance agent today, 800.511.9377. Also, visit our website for a free insurance quote, http://www.kimberleyvassal.com.

Happy Veterans Day

We would like to wish everyone a Happy Veterans Day! Today, is not merely a day of shopping sales and time off. It’s a day of remembrance and  honors for the people who have served our country. Did you know that Veterans Day coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. It is important to take some time out of your busy schedule today in order to honor those who served our nation in uniform. Below is a short video demonstrating the transformation of a homeless Veteran. It reiterates the importance of generosity and kindness and also how much each of us can make a difference. Will you make a difference this Veterans Day?

3rd Annual Taste of Chester County

All of your favorite local restaurants in the same place at the same time, that’s the Taste of Chester County! Tonight from 5:30pm to 8:30pm you can have a taste of Iron Hill, Penns Woods Winery, Yori’s Bakery, and many more. The event benefits Safe Harbor of Chester County, an organization providing food, shelter, friendship, and counseling to help homeless men and women. For more information and to get your tickets visit www.safeharborofgwc.org


Meet the Largest Chrysanthemum in the Western World

See Longwood Gardens‘ team of horticulturists install the 2013 Thousand Bloom Mum. The Thousand Bloom Mum is the largest Chrysanthemum in North America and showcases 1,416 perfect yellow blooms on one plant. Visit Longwood Gardens now through November 24, 2013 to see this amazing work of living art! For more information visit http://www.longwoodgardens.org or click here.