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Kicking off the new year with a song to Route 66

There's just something about Pennsylvania, the open road and music. Perry Como, the pride of Canonsburg, Washington County, had a hit with "Home for the Holidays," which he recorded in 1954. "From Pennsylvania, folks...

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Push, don't lift and 10 other tips for safer snow shoveling

Winter Storm Jonas: Oh, brother, was that a snow shoveler's worst nightmare. The January 2016 blizzard dumped a record 30.2 inches on Harrisburg. No one knows what the future holds for snowfall, but it's always a good...

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Big-ticket Christmas gifts and their insurance implications

Purchasing all the gifts listed in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" will set you back $34,363 this year, up from $233 in 2015, according to the 33rd annual PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index. Of course, maybe a...

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To keep your home safe, water your cut Christmas tree daily and keep it away from heat sources

In January 2015, a massive fire in Annapolis, Md., claimed the lives of a couple and their four grandchildren, ages 6 to 8. In the mansion's great room stood a 15-foot Fraser fir Christmas tree that had been lit 24...

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When dog bites man, your homeowners insurance could bite back

Welcoming a dog into your home comes with a long checklist of considerations, from leashes and food dishes to potty training and socializing. One other item that bears significant thought is insurance liability should...

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How to build an emergency supply kit

Fifty-two percent of Americans don't have copies of crucial personal documents, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Forty-eight percent don't have emergency supplies; 44 percent don't have...

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Get your family ready in the event of an emergency evacuation

Hurricane Matthew left a trail of devastation in its wake, claiming more than 1,000 lives in Haiti and at least 33 in the United States. The Category 5 storm also caused billions of dollars in property damage. Florida...

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With inland marine coverage, your tools and equipment are covered wherever you take them

A construction site can go from being a hub of activity during the day to utter blackness overnight. A chain-link fence surrounding the property can deter thieves, but you'll often read about the theft of tools and...

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If a neighbor's tree falls on my house, who pays for any damages?

The subject of trees falling can lead to intriguing philosophical questions. For instance, if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? But we're more about practical matters at...

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Picture this: a safer, more respectful way to take selfies

In Greek mythology, Narcissus saw his reflection in a pool of water and fell in love with it. He was so taken with his own face that he stared at it until he died. In modern-day reality, a love of selfies is sometimes...

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