Upcoming Events in Brevard County

treesLooking for something to do this weekend?  There are events all over Brevard County for you and your loved ones to enjoy.  Here is a partial list of activities pulled from the website www.everythingbrevard.com throughout November:

  • “Embellished: A Celebration of Wearable Art” – Saturday September 13, 2014 through Saturday December 13, 2014 at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts.  Price: FREE.  “In commemoration of its fifth anniversary, the Ruth Funk Center will present over 40 examples of contemporary wearable art by artists Ann Clarke, Marina Dempster, Kerr Grabowski, and Center namesake and benefactor Ruth Funk. Works on display will highlight the diversity of the wearable art movement and emphasize the innovation of surface design.”
  • Junior League of South Brevard, Inc. Festival of Trees -Friday November 14, 2014 through Sunday November 16, 2014 at the Foosaner Art Museum 1463 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32935.  Price: $5, Red Carpet Gala: $150.  “This fundraiser benefits the children of South Brevard by improving their health through nutrition and physical activity. Beautiful designer-decorated Christmas trees and wreaths will be displayed throughout the museum which may be purchased or just enjoyed for ideas. Each attendee will have the coveted opportunity to preview the decorated trees and be the first to participate in the favored “buy it now” option.”  Also included:  The Santa Experience and children’s activities, pictures with Santa, food trucks, raffles, entertainment, and bidding opportunities on Christmas trees
  • 2014 Cattle Barons’ Ball, A Night at the Rodeo held by the American Cancer Society, Brevard County Unit on Saturday November 22, 2014 at the Lansing Island Indian Harbour Beach, FL.  “Brevard’s most prominent and generous men with a heart to fight cancer are joining the CBB Rodeo and competing at the Cattle Barons’ Ball.”  Competition will be in the following categories – style, skill and strut.

Hope to see you at one or all of these awesome events!


Distracted Driving: It’s Not Limited to Just Texting

drivingAs we all know (or maybe not), texting while driving in [astStateFull] is considered an offense punishable by law.  The reason behind the law is that texting takes focus away from the main task: driving.  When you text, you are distracted from paying attention to the road, and you could lose that split-second timing that may be necessary in dire situations.  That second you are not paying attention can be the second your lose control of the vehicle or miss someone crossing the road in front of you.

But texting is not the only type of distraction you should be concerned with on the road.

When you are driving, your main focus should always be on the road and immediate surroundings.  Taking your eyes off the road for even a second, or taking your hands off the wheel could be all you need to cause an accident.  Here are some of the more common distractions that you should avoid when driving:

  • Eating or drinking while driving
  • Fixing your makeup
  • Shaving
  • Changing radio stations
  • Talking on the phone
  • Not properly cleaning your windshield
  • Turning around to talk with someone in the backseat
  • Staring at an accident or at someone pulled over by the police
  • Anything that takes your eyes off the road

Of course, it does not take much to become distracted while driving.  But preventing distractions can help save lives.  Keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel to keep everyone involved safe and secure.

If you are ever in an accident, it is important to have the right insurance to cover any loss that may occur.  We can help you get that comprehensive insurance policy to fit your lifestyle and budget.  Call us at [astPhone] for more details.


Updating Your Home Inventory

assetsWhen you first bought your home and purchased a homeowner’s insurance policy, you may have been asked to submit a home inventory to your homeowner’s insurance carrier.  It was most likely an optional task that you may or may not have completed.  With all of the other things you were probably doing at the time (packing, unpacking, looking into schools, etc.) it is completely understandable that you may have glossed over it.

But now that you have been there for a while, you might want to revisit that inventory paperwork.  Having a home inventory on file can really help if you ever need to file a claim on your homeowner’s insurance policy.  Even if you did complete the inventory when you first moved in, updating the items on your list every once in a while is a good idea, too.

Making a home inventory is relatively easy depending on the amount of items you own.  Contact your carrier for any forms they would like you to complete.  If they do not have specific paperwork, you can get some here.  Then, walk around your property and take pictures of all your assets.  Add as much information to the photos as possible: price you paid, value, and name of manufacturer.  Do this in every room and outside the house.  Submitting those photos along with any written information to your carrier can make it quicker and easier to be financially reimbursed for any losses that fall within the scope of your homeowner’s insurance coverage.

If you have any questions about how to make a home inventory or would like to know anything else about your homeowner’s insurance coverage, please call us at [astPhone].  Whether you are a new homeowner or have had your home for years, we are here to help make your life as a homeowner as painless and easy as possible.