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As Angelinos gather to celebrate 237 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we urge all of our clients, family and friends to enjoy this great holiday as safely as possible.
We thought it would be fun to share some maybe not so well know facts about the 4th of July:
- Three presidents have died on the 4th of July: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe, (Presidents Adams and Jefferson each signed the Declaration of Independence and died on July 4, 1826).
- The Bristol, Rhode Island 4th of July parade is the oldest continuous Independence Day celebration in the US. The town has thrown the celebration every year since 1785.
- The U.S Census reports that over the average 4th of July holiday, Americans consume 150 million hot dogs.
- 4th of July is the biggest beer selling holiday of the year, the other top five, in order are: Labor Day, Memorial Day, Fathers Days and Christmas
- The American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) estimates that more than 14,000 fireworks displays light up the US skies each 4th of July.
- The Declaration of Independence was not signed on July 4th. John Hancock and Charles Thomson, Secretary of Congress, signed on July 4th, however most of the other signers signed on August 2nd, 1776. July 4th is the date shown on the Declaration.
- Nathan’s Coney Island location holds an annual hot dog eating contest every July 4th
TMIB wishes you a happy and safe Independence Day.
Thanks to your overwhelming response to our Facebook “likes” contest, TMIB donated $300.00 to the Upward Bound House in Santa Monica.
Upward Bound House was founded to help mitigate the affordable housing crisis on the Westside of Los Angeles County. It provides housing for homeless families with minor children and very low-income seniors in their Santa Monica and Culver City facilities.
TMIB was fortunate to receive a tour of the Santa Monica facility and we saw first hand all of the help it provides to families in need.
Please go to Upward Bound’s Facebook page to learn more about this very important non-profit organization. Don’t forget to “like” them.
Upward Bound House – www.upwardboundhouse.org
Owners (and exceptional Chefs) Elia Aboumrad and Uyen Nguyen are why Gorge, a warm and personal eatery, continues to surpass the expectations of those who walk through its doors. Numerous magazine and newspaper articles, blogs, dining websites and Yelp show just how amazing this little place on W. Sunset Blvd is.
In case you’re wondering, Charcuterie is the branch of cooking devoted to prepared meat products. Gorge’s French inspired menu that includes Cornish Hen, Wild Salmon, house-made Sausage, Pork Shank and Pheasant will make anyone’s dinner memorable. To make it even more memorable, give the dessert menu a peek. My knees get weak just looking at a picture of the St. Honore’, a cream-filled choux puff lavished with Chantilly, named for the French patron saint of bakers and pastry chefs.
Like any traditional French restaurant, the wine is aplenty. No reason to feel intimidated as Master Sommelier Darius Allyn will help steer you in the right direction. Gorge is a wonderful place to be introduced to French fare, revisit the flavors of your favorite French entrees, or just sip good wine.
Be sure to check out their website www.gorgela.com.
We at Tegner-Miller Insurance Brokers take pride in our customers and want to see each and every one succeed in reaching their goals. We work closely with them to make sure that they are protected from the risks that come along with doing business in today’s world.
Be sure to tell them that Tegner-Miller sent you. Bon appetit!
With the summer months fast approaching, many Americans are heating their pools and enjoying days out by the water.
While time by the pool can be a great way to soak up the sun and relax, it is important to remember some basic pool safety tips. Below, Tegner-Miller Insurance Brokers has compiled a list of tips to help keep you and your family safe around the pool and Jacuzzi this summer.
- Restrict access: While pools can be a great place to hang out with your kids and teach them how to swim, children should never be left alone near a pool. A tragedy can happen in an instant. Furthermore, if you have small children (or even pets) you should seriously consider building a fence around your pool or pool area. This fence should be self locking with the lock out of the reach of children (check the current code).
- Don’t dive into shallow water EVER!: This might seem like a no-brainer, but we see it every year. Inexperienced and experienced divers alike will often dive into water that is too shallow, risking serious spinal and head injuries. Standard pools in California have deep ends of between 5 and 6 feet. This is too shallow to dive into. Remind visitors if your pool is unsafe for diving, and put up a ‘No Diving’ sign advising the water is too shallow. Remove any diving boards. A diving board suggests the pool is deep enough to dive safely.
- Never drink alcohol before or during your Jacuzzi time: Combining alcohol with soaking in hot water can lead to all sorts of maladies, including fainting, dizziness, drowning and heart injury. Make sure that visitors to your Jacuzzi are not intoxicated when they get in, and save your drinking for after everybody is out of the water.
TMIB wishes you a safe and fun filled summer. If you have questions about whether you are properly insured in the event of a pool injury, please call us at 310-828-9662.
We at Tegner-Miller Insurance Brokers, hope you are having a great start to your summer. Over the last few months, we have been running a series of “Did YOU Know?” articles and would greatly appreciate your feedback.
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