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Posted by Kathy Silvia.

On Thursday March 23, 2017, the office will close at 1:45PM and will reopen on Friday March 24, 2017 at 8:30AM


Kathy Silvia commended for 35 Year-commitment

Posted by Jackie Stewart.

Kathy Silvia, has been recognized by The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) for her 35 years of committed professional leadership and advanced knowledge.  Kathy earned this designation through a series of rigorous examinations and has maintained the designation by annual attendance at an approved CIC program.

“The continuing commitment and professional dedication represented by Kathleen sets a high standard within our industry.” said Dr William Hold, CIC, CPCU, CLU, and President of the Society of CIC.  “This thirty-five year accomplishment signifies a career of active leadership in advanced education.  Kathleen’s commitment to professional development positively reflects on the insurance industry as a whole.”

The Society of CIC is a member of The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research.


Chili Anyone?

Posted by Melanie Begley.

The 12th Annual MDA Firefighters Chili Challenge was this past Sunday at the Hyannis Resort and Conference Center.  I had the pleasure of attending with my 5 year old daugther.  My husband was there with his firehouse, Joint Base Cape Cod, and while they didn’t win I still think theirs was the best.  Of course I may be a little bias here seeing as this is my hubby’s family recipe.  The People’s Choice winner was Wareham.  Second place went to Mashpee and Third Place was Hyannis.  Blackstone Firehouse won for the best booth display.  The Chef’s Cup winner was Yarmouth, second place was Mashpee and third place was Plymouth.   MDA and the local firefighters put on a good show.  The chili was hot and drinks served cold.  Orleans won for hottest and it certainly was.  I had just a little taste and OH Boy that was one HOT chili. My mouth was on fire.  My daugther and i also enjoyed the live band that was playing.  Good times for a good cause.  The proceeds benefit the families in our community fighting the effects of muscular dystrophy, ALS and similar life-threatening diseases.  See you again next year.

Joint Base Cape Cod   Blackstone Firehouse    Future Firefighter       Enjoying some music


Get out and WALK!

Posted by Kathy Silvia.

Winters can be long on Cape Cod, and I for one don’t enjoy spending all my time inside.  This year my husband and I decided to try something new. There are many hiking trails around Cape Cod and it’s on my bucket list to do them all. First on the list are the hiking trails in the Town of Barnstable.  On the weekends, my husband and I have been checking trails “off the list”. We have seen cranberry bogs, wildlife, beautiful ponds, and so many types of plants and vegetation.  A brisk hike in the winter helps keep those “blues” from setting in.   Here’s a link to the trails in the Town of Barnstable.  Enjoy! 


A good stress reliever

Posted by Jackie Stewart.

At the end of a long day, when I go home, my stress reliever are my two shih Tzus, Sasha & Maggie. There is nothing like being greeted with such enthusiam every day, day after day. When we go for walks, I love to watch their antics and how much they enjoy the little things, a new path to walk on, a new dog to stiff, a new person to say hello to – a lesson to us humans. One of my favorite websites is Reshareworthy and many of the posts are about animals.   I have attached one .

 


Tribute to Bob Fair, co-founder of Fair Insurance

Posted by The Fair Agency.

Bob Fair

Bob Fair was co-owner of The Fair Insurance Agency of Centerville. He began his career in the insurance industry with New York Life, then joined his family at Fair & Yeager Insurance in Natick, prior to founding Fair Insurance Agency in Centerville with Kathy Silvia in 1987.

Bob served in the Navy from 1952 to 1954. He passed away in 2011.

The Fair Insurance Agency was Bob’s second family—he brought humor to the office, a positive attitude, and he was always reaching out to help others. He was much beloved by all, both in the agency and in the community. While the passage of time has healed some of our loss, he is still sorely missed.

We’re really happy with the commemorative portrait we had commissioned – it captures an expression we all knew so well.  You can see the gleam in his eye.  We all strive to carry on the strong values of service, community and excellence that Bob brought to his work.