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Tea For A Cause

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On any given day in the United States, the Tea Association of the U.S.A reports more than 158 million Americans are drinking tea. The beverage takes a back seat only to H20, according to the organization.

Break that down and you’re looking at roughly four out of five consumers who are consuming tea. Many of us are enjoying the beverage in its iced form instead of soda.

You can drink tea this month and help out a great cause – The Concord Historical Society. It’s time for the organization’s Spring Tea at the Galindo Home. The event will be held May 6th-8th at 1721 Amador Ave., Concord.

The beautiful historic home was one of the first Victorian ranch houses in the country when it was built in 1856 for Don Francisco Galindo and his wife, Maria Dolores Manuela (Pacheco) Galindo, Don Salvio’s second daughter. Learn more about the home’s history, its role as the Concord Historical Society museum and tours before you participate in this popular fundraiser featuring teas and delectable treats in the home.

You can choose from two sittings each day – 11:30am or 2 pm. – for just $30 per person. All proceeds benefit the Concord Historical Society. Get your tickets by calling Jill at 925.229.0529.

Simply Superior Auto Body
2110 Market St.
Concord, CA 94520
925.326.4861

Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7:30am-5:30 pm; Sat., by appointment only

Ladies And Gentlemen… Start Your Engines

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NASCAR 2016 is now under way. As our favorite drivers line up at the start line, let’s prepare for the Sprint Cup to kick into high gear.

Now, some of you may already be big NASCAR fans, but for those of you still getting your hands greasy, here are a few things you should know going into the 2016 season.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Bring your earplugs this season because it’s going to get loud. Cars, drivers and enthusiasts alike all begin lining up for the first race of a three-part showdown at Daytona International Speedway.

SEASON CONTENDERS

Will Kyle Busch be able to defend his throne? Busch, who had a tragic start in the 2015 season opener, was able to make an amazing comeback in his first-ever Sprint Cup Series title. But Busch needs to keep his eyes peeled to the road because three-time Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will no doubt be on his bumper trying to make his final season one to remember.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Drivers will be more determined than ever to grab every point they can to secure their slot this season as they fight the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Who will come out on top? Some of the younger drivers are still eager to earn their seat in the arena. After a surprisingly sorry sophomore season, Kyle Larson aims to stake his claim and turn his mediocre start into a meteoric rise.

WHY WATCH?

Fast cars, high stakes and more left turns than you can crank a wrench at.

While we’d like to give you our predictions, we’ve have learned one thing over the years…NASCAR is pretty unpredictable. It’s just one of the things that will keep you on the edge of your seat. We know we will be.

Simply Superior Auto Body
925.680.6946
2110 Market Street
Concord, CA 94520
Hours: 7:30am – 5pm M-F

School Safety Tips for All

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School is nearly back in session. Thousands of children will soon be travelling back and forth to school on a daily basis. Keeping them safe on the roads is something we can all help to better by practicing safe driving, especially in school areas.  Here at Simply Superior Auto Body, we hope to make school campuses a little safer for Concord this year.

By adhering to a few simple guidelines we can all do our part!

Obey all street and traffic laws closely:

  • School zones are marked around all schools with reduced speed limits to keep everyone as safe as possible.
  • Speed reduction around school areas is enforced with little discretion. It’s also within a driver’s best interest to slow down as well. A ticket in a school zone will cost a minimum of $100 and quickly increase based on speed of infraction.
  • For drivers, knowing you’re in a school zone is imperative. If you’re unsure if you are entering a school zone there are a few quick checks you can make.
  • First, if you can see a school it is likely that you are within the school zone.
  • School zones are marked as being anywhere within 500 feet of a school.
  • Most often, signs are posted when approaching a school, many accompanied by flashing street lights during high traffic times, including before and after school hours.
  • Be careful to protect all pedestrians as well as yourself by being aware of these zones.

Keep a look out for crosswalks:

  • Crossing guards and adult assistance is often available to children, but caution should be shown by drivers, especially when adult supervision is not available.
  • Children lack some ability in detecting the rate at which a car may reach their crosswalk. It may also be difficult to see – for both the driver and the child, if the street view is blocked by parked cars.
  • Make sure to approach all crosses carefully especially during peak traffic and school hours.
  • Offering persistent reminders to our children to be mindful in these areas is a monumental help in their safety.
  • Mapping out a route home, teaching only to cross at crosswalks, and to always walk on sidewalks are only a few ways to help children make him home safely.
  • Most importantly, remind your children often to continue their understanding of safety near roadways. Consistent reminders allow children to more readily remember important information when it is needed most.

The Concord Public Schools begin September 1st this year.

With these tips for drivers, parents, and kids we hope each and every person has a wonderful back to school experience this year. With everyone’s cooperation we can have the safest school year yet!

 

Will Apple Release An ICar?

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