Can Boating Help Us Be Our Better Selves?

“Being on the water, provides a sense of calm and clarity,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s leading independent boat insurance agency. In his book, Blue Mind, …

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Food Recalls: Products to Avoid

Over the last two months, U.S. health officials have issued several warnings regarding certain foods associated with foodborne illnesses. “While food poisoning might just seem like something you have to …

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Living with Your HOA

62 million Americans are in a homeowners association (HOA), according to the Community Associations Institute. That translates into, 24 percent of U.S. homes belonging to community associations. “Most homeowners don’t …

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Algae Plagues Florida Beaches and Waterways

“Fishing, tourism and public health are vulnerable to algae this year in Florida”, observes Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s leading independent boat insurance company. Red Tide A …

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How to Cool Your Car Down Quickly

The interior of a parked car in Florida averages 150 degrees, according to researchers at the University of Central Florida. “Every driver in Florida is familiar with the intense heat …

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Make Independence Day unforgettable-in a good way

On July 4th people across the country express their American patriotism by celebrating Independence Day.  A quick history refresher- On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was officially adopted, …

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Changes this hurricane season

Following the devastation of last year’s hurricane season, lawmakers promised many changes. However, as this year’s storm season begins, only a few changes are on the books. “After billions in …

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Heavy Rain Responsible for Sinkholes

A sink hole is growing on the North Lawn of the White House. We will resist the temptation for commentary and jokes. “Sinkholes are nothing new to Floridians,” says Ellsworth …

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Protect Your Car from Hail Damage This Storm Season

The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through November 30. “Current research proves hurricanes are growing stronger and occurring more frequently,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of …

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Could Florida Ban Sunscreen?

Hawaiian lawmakers recently passed a bill prohibiting the sale of sunscreen containing chemicals known to harm coral reefs. “Once signed by governor David Ige, it will be the first law …

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