Tap into These Apps for Some Safe Trick or Treating

Goblins and ghosts and ghouls, oh my!

When it’s pumpkin time and little people dress up to go about their business of frightening the neighbors, it’s time to think about safety. And when it comes to Halloween safety this year, you’ll want a few tips and tricks up your sleeve. Think technology.

The good news is, there are several apps designed exactly for this purpose: to keep your kids safe while they go about their goodie gathering. A tracker app is a good idea, especially if your little goblin isn’t good about texting back promptly. Jiobit works well and Famisafe makes following your child’s progress easy. Life 360 is another excellent kid tracker.

You can also use technology to plan their route before they set out. It’s a good idea to sign up with a neighborhood social networking platform like Nextdoor to plan a safe route and discover a “treat map” showing which neighbors are participating.

Of course, you want your kids to see and be seen, so avoid masks and headgear that interfere with visibility.

Choose brightly colored costumes with reflective tape on them, and avoid tripping hazards like trailing capes and high heeled shoes. Check Pinterest for safe and easy costume suggestions.

And, though you hope you’ll never need them, it’s smart to be prepared for emergencies with Red Cross Safety Apps.

Now, dress them for the weather and review street-crossing rules with your little monsters. And make this Halloween a real treat!






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Fall back!

That’s right – it’s that time of year when we can all gain one more hour of sleep!Source: orcn.info

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 1 and that means you’ll need to remember to turn all your clocks back before you got to bed on Halloween!  If you have a smartphone, computer and other electronic devices, it’ll all happen without you touching a button!

This change means that the sun will set a bit earlier, making for shorter days, so be sure to enjoy all the sunshine and warmth that you can!

Last but not least – this is a great time to change all the batteries in your smoke detectors!!!  Better to be safe than sorry!

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Fall’s Finest ~ Beauty And Activities Abound Right Here At Home


Merrimack Valley and Southern NH offer beautiful colors this time of year!

New England is known for its fabulous autumn hues and its spirited festivities.

It is this time of year that those of us who live here year round take a second look to really bask in the glow of all that our region offers. In fact, in the fall alone, the Greater Boston area, Southern New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont attract millions of visitors from around the globe!  Forget that just a few weeks back, we welcomed students to some of the world’s most renowned institutes of higher learning, which in some instances, happen to be less than 30 miles away!

There are hikes to be taken.  Pumpkins and apples abound!  Take a train ride through the mountains or a gondola to the top to see the incredible beauty all around you.  If you’re an athlete, there are many road races and competitions to squeeze in before the snow comes!  Or, perhaps you’re a foodie!  There are even Restaurant Weeks in many popular cities and towns.  Last but not least, the holidays are just around the corner and already you could purchase tickets to hear some of the finest holiday concerts around!

With the leaves aglow and the holidays looming, here is a list of some upcoming attractions in our region:

We’re very lucky at Coco, Early & Associates.  Our offices are throughout the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire and offer our agents the opportunity to help buyers and sellers in one of the most sought after regions of the country!

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