Have a Fun and Safe Halloween!

Have a Fun and Safe Halloween!

As Halloween time approaches, children everywhere will be picking out the perfect costume and heading out on Halloween night for some trick or treating fun. Along with the fun Halloween brings, it also can be a time for careless accidents.

Stay safe on Halloween night by following these 7 tips:

• Map out a trick or treating route before leaving the house and stick to a path your child is familiar with.

• Don’t forget to lock up. Whether you plan to stay home or you are heading out make sure to lock your doors and windows.

• Protect your car from being egged by parking in the garage.

• Make sure you and your child wear comfortable shoes to avoid tripping.

• Carry flashlights.

• Make sure costumes are not too long to avoid trip and fall accidents.

• Avoid buying sharp accessories and props. Look for flexible or foam props.

• Make sure to check all of your child’s candy when returning from trick or treating.

• When you are home for the night, keep your property well lit to avoid damage to your property.

As always, have fun and be safe this Halloween season. Start by preparing your children and yourself today.

Curious about what Halloween pranks are covered under your Homeowners Insurance policy? Give us a call at (516) 249-5200 and one of our Homeowners policy specialists will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have.

Happy Halloween from your friends at C.H. Edwards, Inc.


The Oscars 2015

The Oscars 2015

oscars 1 Just like the Superbowl is to football fans, the Oscars is to film fans. Hollywood`s finest films and actors were celebrated this past Sunday. There was no doubt that this year of film was emotional yet exciting. The 87th Annual Academy Awards kicked off with Neil Patrick Harris and his traditional way of opening awards shows, which is with a musical. Anna Kendrick joined this musical number as her Cinderella character from “Into the Woods”. The duo danced through 87 years of movie history. The show then continued with the presentation of the most prestigious awards in film. These awards included Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) as Best Picture, Eddie Redmayne for Actor in a Leading Role, Julianne oscars 2Moore for Actress in a Leading Role, J.K Simmons for Actor in a Supporting Role, Patricia Arquette for Actress in a Supporting Role and Big Hero 6 for Animated Feature Film. Along with their films, these winners delivered speeches that were both heartfelt and inspiring. Eddie Redmayne acknowledged ALS awareness in his speech along with Graham Moore with his heart wrenching personal story and advice to “stay weird”. Aside from the awards, there were also many spectacular musical performances. Lady Gaga wowed the crowd lady gagawith her tribute to both the Sound Of Music and Julie Andrews in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the iconic film. John Legend and Common also performed a tear jerking performance of “Glory” from the film, “Selma.” The two performed in front of a backdrop of Alabama’s Edmund Pettus Bridge, where hundreds walked across in 1965 for the right to vote. It’s also the same bridge depicted in the Oscar-nominated film, “Selma.” From the awards to the performances to the stars, it was night that will go down in film history.

Written by: Sandra Costanzo