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Labor Day safety tips for a great holiday weekend
By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted September 02, 2015

Labor Day Safety

Here we are at the symbolic end of summer as Labor Day marks the unofficial start of autumn. As you gear up for your end-of-summer bash with family and friends, remember these Labor Day safety tips: Never leave your grill unattended Keep an eye on what’s cooking! Have a spray water bottle handy and douse […]

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By Candace Johnson What's New at BluSky posted February 02, 2015

BluSky Fayetteville Honored by Cumberland Co. Apartment Association

BluSky Fayetteville account executive Mary Beth MacKenzie has been recognized as Vendor Associate of the Year by the Cumberland County Apartment Association (CCAA). The coveted award was presented during the CCAA’s Annual Awards Banquet on January 29, 2015. It is given annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to the CCAA through regular […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted January 05, 2015

Polar Vortex: The 2015 Edition

It was one year ago this week that a massive polar vortex assaulted and paralyzed much of the U.S. Anyone up for Round Two? The coldest temperatures of the season are on the way this week as dangerously cold arctic air masses move all the way to the Gulf Coast. Wind chills could even drop […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted December 16, 2014

11 tips for winterizing your home

  Your home endures a lot during winter. Be ready to safely keep the cold outside and the warm inside and prevent winter disasters with these 11 tips. Clean your gutters. By winter you may have a huge collection of leaves and other debris. Clogged gutters can cause icicles and ice dams to form when freezing rain, […]

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By Candace Johnson What's New at BluSky posted December 12, 2014

BluSky Presents $15,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs

BluSky’s Greensboro division today presented a $15,000 donation to the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro. The funds are the net proceeds from the recent Chips for Children casino night fundraising event held to benefit the clubs. Chips for Children was held November 7 at the Empire Room in Downtown Greensboro. Over 240 […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted October 21, 2014

BluSky addresses concerns about Ebola

The 2014 Ebola outbreak reminds us that it’s virtually impossible to predict when and where microbes will appear. Pathogenic microbes and viruses can grow, reproduce, and evolve to evade the immune system and the medicines developed to fight them. About Ebola Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a severe and often fatal illness in humans. In […]

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By Candace Johnson Highlighted Projects posted November 17, 2013

Helping a veteran get into a home

BluSky Purple Heart Home When Marine Sgt. Nathan Harris patrolled the fields and woods of Afghanistan he willingly accepted the possibility of being wounded or killed while serving his country. But he refused to dwell on it – or even think about it – other than to make sure he was careful in everything he […]

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Don't Get Burned This Halloween
By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted October 22, 2013

Don’t get burned this Halloween

Halloween is meant to be fun – don’t let your evening be ruined by a fire that causes injury or property damage. With candles inside jack-o-lanterns, decorative torches lighting up sidewalks, and flammable decorations all around, the risk of fire can be high on this spooky night. As you plan your Halloween activities, keep these […]

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By Candace Johnson Highlighted Projects posted July 29, 2013

Smoke and odor damage conquered after church fire

An arsonist seemed to have big plans for Providence Baptist Church in Charlotte. Some time between 10 p.m. on a Tuesday night in July and 7 a.m. the next morning two fires were intentionally set in the church building- one behind the 1,000 seat sanctuary, one in a downstairs room. Fortunately both fires self-extinguished, but […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted April 16, 2013

Look for the Helpers

Within hours after the horrific events at the 2013 Boston Marathon, one of our favorite quotes from Fred Rogers started making its way around social media. “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted March 03, 2013

You can be a force of nature during National Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Yes, you can be a force of nature. In fact, we’re counting on it. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have designated March 3-9, 2013, as National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, and is calling on all of us to Be a Force of Nature. All of us at BluSky are […]

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By Candace Johnson What's New at BluSky posted December 21, 2012

Surviving a holiday nightmare – one family’s story

As the holiday season was just beginning, Mr. and Mrs. Jackson (name changed) suffered through a holiday nightmare. Faulty wiring sparked a fire that destroyed their rental home during the weekend after Thanksgiving. They escaped unharmed, but unfortunately they didn’t have renters insurance and lost everything in the blaze except the clothes they were wearing. […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted October 19, 2012

Skunked!

An employee’s dog had an unfortunate encounter with a skunk in the back yard recently. The poor pooch took the skunk’s full blast in his chest and face, leaving that unique fragrance in his fur and painful burning in his eyes. Then he ran through his owners’ home trying to escape the burn and odor […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted October 10, 2012

5 things you should do before and after a fire

October 7-13, 2012 is National Fire Prevention Week. In our previous post 16 fire prevention tips for home and work we shared ways to prevent a fire. Today we look at ways to be prepared in case the worst scenario happens. Take photos of all your stuff Angel Cook, owner of the Angel Cook Insurance Agency, offers this […]

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How to avoid water damage
By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted September 20, 2012

How to avoid water damage (and what to do if it happens)

Chances are you’re going to have some kind of water damage at home or at work sooner or later. The water heater might leak, a pipe may burst, or water could work its way into an attic – or beyond – during a storm. The ensuing water damage cleanup can be costly and emotionally draining. […]

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By Candace Johnson What's New at BluSky posted August 28, 2012

Henderson Properties Names BluSky to Top 10 Charlotte Area Contractors List

Henderson Properties has recognized BluSky as one of its Top 10 Charlotte Area Contractors. In fact, we’re #3 on their list! We’re excited and honored by this endorsement from one of the most trusted property management companies in the Charlotte area. Henderson Properties works with many service providers and to be named to their Top […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted August 22, 2012

Random Acts of Kindness

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has declared today Random Acts of Kindness Day in Georgia. Everyone is being encouraged to do something kind for a stranger or a friend today. (It doesn’t even have to cost anything, although we’ve all heard the stories about someone pulling up to a drive-through window only to learn the person ahead […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted May 29, 2012

Hurricane Preparedness Week

It’s National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 27 – June 2, 2012) and already the tropics have given us two named storms. Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs to November 30. Weather experts believe we’ll see an average number of storms this year, which would be 9 to 15 named storms. Of those, 4 […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted March 05, 2012

Severe Weather Awareness

It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina (March 4-10), and none too soon. The US has seen more than its fair share of tornadoes and severe storms in recent weeks. Just this past weekend our friends in Atlanta and Charlotte witnessed the devastation of EF-3 and EF-2 tornadoes. Are you prepared for severe weather? […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted December 07, 2011

19 holiday fire safety tips

It’s a tragedy we’ve seen all too often during the holidays – fire claims a family’s home, destroying gifts and other possessions, and sometimes with even more horrific consequences. The US Fire Administration (USFA), a part of the Department of Homeland Security, reports holiday season fires claim the lives of more than 400 people each year, […]

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