Feb 12

ID Theft Protection

ID theft is a significant problem in this country. Recent studies indicate 8-9 million people were victims of ID theft last year.

There are a number of steps that should be considered to protect yourself from ID theft. It is a good idea to consider use of a credit monitoring service. I have used Equifax for credit monitoring for a number of years and have been very happy with their service. More information on Equifax services can be obtained at their website http://www.equifax.com Continue reading

Dec 19

Christmas Wishes and Volunteering

Bell Ringing for Salvation Army

Our Kennewick Kiwanis club has helped the Salvation Army with their kettle bell ringing for a number of years. It is a busy time of the year but it seems the volunteer often receives the gift when they may believe they are giving it.

I volunteered for a bell ringing session this last Saturday and was paired with 3 of our Key Club members from Kennewick High School, during my ringing time. Continue reading

Oct 31

Road Trip to Columbia Crest Winery

Washington State is home to some of the best wineries in the world. One of my favorite for quality and price is Columbia Crest. Columbia Crest was chosen as the 2009 wine of the year by Wine Spectator, quite an honor. Their wines are hard to beat!

It is just a short drive (approximately 45 minutes, depending on your foot) to Columbia Crest from the Tri-Cities and well worth your time. The building is beautiful and the grounds immaculate. The real treat is the wine! I happen to be fond of their Cabernet and boy do they make a good one. Continue reading

Sep 24


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