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Community Event!
If you're looking for something to kick off your Memorial Day Weekend, check out Nashua High School South's spring concert started at 7pm at South, located at 36 Riverside Road off exit 5!

Involving nearly 300 students, the concert will consist of NHSS Concert Band, Freshmen Choir, Chorale, Concert Choir and Jazz Choir. Music and songs will be performed from a broad range of eras, including selections from the hit show "Glee!".

Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and children under 5 are free, but a ticket must be obtained to reserve seating. All tickets are available at the door. For advance tickets and questions, you can contact South's music department at 603-589-8534.

Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.

Until next time...

POSTED MAY 25, 2011 5:01 PM
Is your jewelry covered?

When you purchase homeowners or renters insurance, your “stuff” is covered, like the house you own and your furniture and fixtures inside of it, but is everything covered?

One of the most important items people want covered in their homes is jewelry, and most assume that your personal property limit provides coverage for such. While the policy does provide a small amount of coverage (typically $1,500 on a standard policy) it rarely fulfils an amount high enough to cover everything.

Your homeowners policy can be endorsed in two ways to provide jewelry coverage. First, you can endorse a higher limit. This is the cheaper option, but there is a limit per item. For example, you might raise the jewelry limit to $5,000, but you can only claim $2,000 per item.

The second option is to “schedule” each piece of jewelry. Accompanied by an up to date appraisal, this is the best method to ensure that you’re insured. It can be a little more expensive, but you have the comfort of knowing that if something happened to Grandma’s diamond brooch, or that expensive engagement ring you’re hiding, that you’re covered.

Jewelry is only one of the many items that can be scheduled on your policy, and as always this is an important topic you should discuss with your agent at The Coffey Insurance Agency.

Until next time…

POSTED MAY 23, 2011 6:58 PM
Community Event!

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out the annual Greek Food Festival at St. Phillip Greek Orthodox Church on Exit 5!

The festival runs May 20th and 21st from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. There is free parking, free shuttle service from nearby Stellos Stadium, and best of all, free admission! There will be plenty of excellent Greek food local families and businesses. Authentic music will be performed by the band Ta Pedia, and a dance performance by the Hellenic Dance Troupe!

If you’re looking for more information, you can find it on St Philip’s website!

Until next time…

POSTED MAY 18, 2011 4:27 PM
From the Kitchen!
On a gloomy day like this we have the perfect treat to share with you and make you think of summer! Today our yummy recipe for Key Lime Cupcakes comes from Bon Appetit!

Makes 12 cupcakes

1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup self-rising flour
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 large eggs
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon finely grated lime peel
1/4 teaspoon neon-green food coloring
3/4 cupe buttermilk

1 8oz package cream cheese, room temperture
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperture
1 tablespoon finely grated lime peel
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350F. Line standard muffin pan with paper liners.

Whisk both flous in medium bow. Beat butter in large bowl until smooth. Add sugar; beat to blend. Beat in eggs 1 at a time, then next 3 ingredients (batter may look curdled). Beat in flour mixture in 3 additions alternately with buttermilk in 2 additions.

Spoon scant 1/3 cup batter into each liner. Bake until tester come out of center clean, about 20-25 minutes.

Frosting: Beat all ingredients in medium bowl until smooth. Spread over cupcakes!

We made these over the weekend and they were a big hit! We hope everyone at our house enjoys them too!

Until next time...

POSTED MAY 17, 2011 2:30 PM
Snapshot from Progressive!

You may have heard commercials or seen the ads on TV, but now The Coffey Insurance Agency is pleased to announce we’re now offering the Snapshot, or "Pay As You Drive" program from Progressive!

The Snapshot is a device that plugs into your car’s computer, and actually provides Progressive a “snapshot” of your driving habits. It tracks the number of miles you drive a day, what time of day you’re driving, and if and how often you make sudden stops. While your premium will never go up from the Snapshot, if your driving habits meet the Snapshot’s qualifications, you’ll be eligible for a discount. You can even login online to view your policy, track your driving habits and see your estimated discount. The best part is this is no cost to you!

If you want more information on this exciting new product, please give your agent a call at The Coffey Insurance Agency.

Until next time…

POSTED MAY 16, 2011 6:04 PM
Today in History Fridays!

On May 13th in history...

  • 1607 – 100 English colonists settled on the bank of the James River in Virginia, establishing Jamestown as the first permanent English colony in North America. The colonists traveled from England on three ships, the Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery, and were led by Captain John Smith.
  • 1846 – President James Polk, with the approval of the U.S. Congress, declares war on Mexico over Texas. The war would last about two years, and would end with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which was signed February 2, 1848. The United States received California and New Mexico, and Mexico was paid $15 million.
  • 1898 – The father of the light bulb, Thomas Edison, sues the American Mutoscope Company over a patent infringement on his Kinetograph movie camera. The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Edison did not invent the camera, but the system that moved the film through the camera. In 1909 he created the Motion Pictures Patents Corp. to block others from entering the industry, but the Supreme Court found this to be an unfair monopoly, dissolved the corporation and in 1918 Edison left the film industry for good.
  • 1958 – Vice President Richard Nixon, while on a diplomatic visit to Latin America, has his car attacked by an angry crowd in Caracas, Venezuela. Windows were broken, and the car was nearly flipped over. President Eisenhower sent troops to Venezuela to protect Nixon, but there were no more attacks and Nixon left ahead of schedule.
  • 1981 – Pope John Paul II is shot in St. Peter’s Square in Rome, but survives the attempted assassination. He was shot by Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca, who was an escaped fugitive for a previous murder. He was immediately captured, tried and sentenced to life in prison. However, due to changes in amnesty and penal codes, he was released in 2010.
Until next time...

POSTED MAY 13, 2011 4:49 PM
Community Event!

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out Seussical performed by the Peacock Players! The show starts May 13th and runs through the 22nd, with shows on the weekends. This family oriented show centers around Horton the Elephant and his friends and their adventures in the land of Suess!

The Peacock Players are located at 14 Court St in downtown Nashua, and this Keith Weirich directed play looks to be a lot of fun. For more information, visit their website here.

Until next time…

POSTED MAY 11, 2011 7:45 PM
From the Kitchen!
Today I thought I'd share what we had for our Mother's Day dessert we made a really easy and yummy strawberry pie! It's almost strawberry season so take note of this yummy recipe to make with some fresh picked strawberries!

Prep Time: 30 min
Total Time: 4 hours


1 box Phillsbury refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box

6 cups fresh strawberries
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water

1 cup sweetened whipped cream

1. Heat oven to 450°F. Bake pie crust as directed on box for One-Crust Baked Shell, using 9-inch glass pie plate. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 15 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in small bowl, crush enough strawberries to make 1 cup. In 2-quart saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch; stir in crushed strawberries and water. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. If desired, stir in food color. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

3. Place remaining strawberries, whole or sliced, in cooled baked shell. Pour cooked strawberry mixture evenly over berries. Refrigerate until set, about 3 hours, before serving.

4. Just before serving, top pie with sweetened whipped cream. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pie.


Until next time...

POSTED MAY 10, 2011 4:15 PM
The 411 on Condo Insurance!
Homeowners insurance is fairly straight forward. It covers the structure, your contents, your liability, etc. But when it comes to a condo unit, what is covered?

Condos are covered by two policies. The first is the “master policy” which covers the building and common areas, such as roof, stairways, hallways, boilers, etc., as well as liability. The master policy does not provide coverage for your contents and possessions, as well as your personal liability.

Your policy covers your furniture, your possessions and your property that makes up your household. Just like a homeowners policy, some items are provided very limited coverage, and you need to purchase a “floater” to cover these items, like jewelry and fine arts.

There are some other important coverages you should consider, such as unit assessment, water back up and umbrella coverages. These important coverages can be discussed with your agent at The Coffey Insurance Agency.

Until next time…

POSTED MAY 09, 2011 6:33 PM
Today in History!

On May 6th in history…

  • 1876 – The most expensive piece of art sold (for its time), Duchess of Devonshire painted by Thomas Gainsborough is of Georgiana Spencer, an ancestor of Princess Diana was stolen a few weeks later from the Thomas Agnew & Sons art gallery by Adam Worth, the “Napoleon of Crime”. The painting was finally returned to England in 1901, and purchased by Wall Street financier J.P. Morgan for a reported $150,000.
  • 1937 – German airship and pride of Nazi Germany Hindenburg explodes in Lakehurst, New Jersey as it is docking. The airship was 804 feet long and carried 36 passengers and 61 crewmembers. It fell 200 feet to the ground killing 13 passengers, 21 crewmen and 1 crewman on the ground.
  • 1940 – Famous author John Steinbeck wins the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath. The Californian author is also famous for his other novels Tortilla Flat (1935), Dubious Battle (1935) and Of Mice and Men (1937). He also penned the scripts for successful films like Forgotten Village (1941) and Viva Zapata (1952). Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize in 1962, and died in 1968.
  • 1954 – Oxford University medical student Roger Bannister breaks the long unobtainable record, the four minute mile, completing the task in 3 minutes 59.4 seconds. Although his record would not stand for long, Bannister went on to win several track and field championships before focusing on medicine full time.
  • 1994 – For the first time since the Ice Age, England and European mainland are connected thanks to the opening of the English rail tunnel under the English Channel. The “Chunnel” is under water for 23 miles, about 150 feet below the channel floor. Roughly 30,000 people travel a day in the Chunnel, by car, shuttle or freight train.
Until next time…

POSTED MAY 06, 2011 1:54 PM

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