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May Newsletter

Make Mom's Day with this delicious brunch recipe

Whether Mom prefers a leisurely breakfast in bed or a family brunch around the table, you’ll make her day with these savory and delicious Ham and Egg Crepe Squares.

Ingredients

·         4 Simple Crepes

·         8 slices black forest ham

·         4 large eggs

·         Coarse salt and ground pepper

·         Chopped fresh chives

Directions

1.    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place 4 crepes on a rimmed baking sheet. Place 2 slices ham on each crepe. Crack 1 egg into center of each; fold edges toward center. Season with salt and pepper. Bake until egg white is set and yolk is still runny, 12 minutes. Top with chives.

Happy Mother's Day from all of us at Apollo!

Use These Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday Weekend

Memorial Day is one of the most important holidays in the United States, offering the opportunity to slow down and practice gratitude for the men and women who have gave the greatest sacrifice so we can enjoy our freedom.To honor them, many of us use the long weekend to gather friends and family together. Here are some tips to keep your celebrations safe:

·         Over The Barbecue: Keep a fire extinguisher on hand. Make sure that one person is always tending to the barbecue when it’s hot (your own personal "Fire Marshall") To avoid food poisoning, make sure food is kept cold until it goes on the grill. Once there, it should be heated to at least 165 degrees to kill bacteria.

·         In The Pool: Before you welcome people into your pool, it’s important that you double-check that your water is clean and balanced. Then, make sure there is always an adult supervising any children swimming in the pool.  Keep lifesaving devices such as floatation devices, a phone and reaching poles poolside.

·         Behind The Wheel: The holiday weekend means increased traffic. Stay safe by giving people plenty of following space, breaking up long car trips with frequent rest periods, always turning on your headlights at dusk and in poor weather, and stowing your cell phone to avoid distractions.

We hope you find a meaningful way to celebrate this Memorial Day weekend. We want to send our sincere thanks to the family members of all of the men and women who have lost their lives serving our country. If you have any personal insurance needs please contact your friends at Apollo Insurance Services at 800.426.1088, option 2 or visit us at www.apolloinsuranceservices.com

Spring Cleaning our closets for "Good"

Spring is the time of year where everyone gets in a cleaning/organizing mood. So we decided what better than to clean out our closets for a good cause. Everyone here at Apollo got in the cleaning mode and together we were able to donate over 200 pieces of clothing/accessories/shoes for families in the Chino area.

We donated everything to the Chino Neighborhood House, a local charity that provides food and clothing to underprivileged families. Luis Calvo, the Director of the organization drove over to our office to pick up the donations  He was so pleased and overwhelmed at our generosity. He explained that they do not resell the clothing like some organizations do. They make sure that everything is given away to those in need. We are so proud to do our part in supporting them in helping the community.

Spring Driving Tips

Winter may be most known for its treacherous driving conditions, but spring also can be a difficult season for driving. From wind and glare to wildlife emerging from hibernation, spring driving can be challenging in its own right.

It is possible to enjoy the ride, however. By being aware of possible obstacles and increased traffic, you can take care when driving to ensure you and your passengers arrive safely and securely.

While you're driving, keep an eye out for pedestrians, especially on warm days. Residential, shopping and recreational areas will have more pedestrians, so it's especially important to be aware of those who are walking.

Two-wheeled vehicles also increase in popularity in the spring, so keep an eye out for motorcycles and bicycles and share the road. Bicyclists have the same rights as other vehicles on most roads. In particular, watch out for motorcycles and bicycles at intersections and in your blind spots when you are turning, passing or merging.

Spring is often the time when road work begins or resumes, so expect construction. Pothole repairs, highway maintenance and other road repairs may slow your drive and, quite possibly, tax your patience. Stay calm, slow down and be aware of the conditions around you. Be especially careful driving through work zones.  Increase your following distance and avoid distractions.

If you are taking a vehicle or trailer out of storage, have your mechanic perform regular maintenance, including checking the fluid levels, tire condition, lights, suspension and brakes. Doing so now could help reduce the risk of a breakdown or an accident.

Deer, bears and other wild animals become more populous in the spring, as the warmer weather brings animals out of hibernation. Be alert for wildlife in the road, and slow down so you can stop safely if animals are on or near the road.

If your spring plans include a road trip, plan your driving route to avoid having to drive late at night. If you are traveling with another licensed driver, take turns behind the wheel to avoid road fatigue and get to your destination safely.

Spring is a season of renewal, and it also can be a season of fun driving. Stay alert and be prepared to avoid the challenges of spring driving and make the most of the season. And if you haven't checked your auto insurance policy lately, now may be a good time to do so. Give us a call at 800.426.1088, option 2 for a complimentary insurance review.

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