We welcome Milton’s new Downtown Clothing Store!

Downtown Xcchange Exterior Looking for name-brand clothing, but don’t want to pay the price? (isn’t everyone??).

The place for you is Milton’s newest clothing store The Downtown Xchange. It is owned and operated by Cara Ulrich and has been receiving a lot of interest from consumers.

The store is located at 7 Broadway, Milton and features brand-name, high quality women’s, men’s, JR’s and children’s clothing. They even have a section of leather and Harley items, as well as accessories such as  purses, jewelry purses, belts, etc. 

Cara has a new line of hand crafted jewelry, purses, hats and scarfs that have been created by Sue Dieffenbach.  It would be a great place to find that special Easter “something” or begin to change your spring wardrobe!

Although she is buying clothing, she has appointments scheduled for the next 3 weeks toDowntown Xchange Interior talk to people about purchasing their items outright.  When they are purchased, the clothes are then washed and dried (or dry cleaned) before they are put out for purchase.

If you have questions, Cara can be contacted at 570-742-3232.  The store hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 to 6.

The Downtown Xchange also is located on Facebook.  Cara said she has been very pleased with the response to the new store in the first 10 days she has been open.  Check out the new Downtown Xchange and support this local business!

Central PA Flooding

We wanted to re-post our information about flooding that we posted a week or so ago.   Now is the time to prepare or evacuate. 

The National Weather Service is now predicting a crest of 27.4 feet in Milton, but is subject to more rain to our north and west.  The downtown of Milton has been closed to outside traffic, so please do not try to come down Broadway to “view the river”, as businesses are evacuating.  Route 405 is closed (north) and the river bridge is scheduled to close at 1:00 pm.

Stay informed by watching the Weather Channel, local TV or listening to the radio for alerts.

Here are a few hints and reminders:

  1. Move loose objects such as toys, garbage cans, and lawn furniture to the house or garage
  2. If your camper is still open for the summer, secure it and roll up the awnings
  3. Make sure you have a battery operated radio and plenty of batteries.
  4. Get your prescriptions filled
  5. Fill your car with gas (no electricity, no pumps)
  6. Get some extra cash
  7. Keep your cell phone fully charged
  8. Know how to safely shut off electric and gas supply lines in the event of flooding
  9. Have a safe place to park your car and/or store your watercraft
  10. If you need to drive, avoid washed out and wet roads. There could be downed electric lines that are hidden as well as strong currents that could sweep your car away.
  11. Stay informed

 

BUSINESS OWNERS:

  1.  Inspect your property as soon as it is safe to do so. Especially look for leaks and structural damage.
  2. Monitor any boilers that must remain on line.
  3. Know how to safely shut off electric and gas supply lines in the event of flooding
  4. If the power goes off, make sure to turn off electrical switches so that when the power comes back on the surge does not damage your equipment. 

IMPORTANT FOR ALL: 

Always do whatever you can to protect your property from further damage.  Do NOT wait for an adjuster to view the property.  Take pictures or save the damaged items, but do what you can to avoid further damage.  Start the clean up and drying out process as soon as possible.

If you have a flood claim, you may contact Selective Insurance directly to report it, 877-348-0552, or we are in the office today and you can call us at 742-8736.  You may also contact Selective in the following way:

www.MySelectiveFlood.com (for customers)
You will need to validate the security key in order to access policy information. If the security key has not been validated, you will need to:

  • Locate the Security Key information on your latest Flood renewal bill
  • Log onto www.MySelectiveFlood.com
  • Click on the First Time Here? button
  • Input the Security Key information

You can also email the claim directly to Selective at: Floodclaims@selective.com

It’s Spring – so the chance of Flooding is HIGH!

If you recently bought a home and financed it, you probably know if you are in a flood area and if you are, you must carry flood insurance.

Just because you haven’t experienced a flood in the past, doesn’t mean you won’t in the future. Flood risk isn’t just based on history, it’s also based on a number of factors: rainfall, river-flow and tidal-surge data, topography, flood-control measures, and changes due to building and development, so it’s important to consider flood insurance on any home.  There is always the potential for flooding.

Flood policies only cover some items in the basement, thus it is important to talk to your insurance agent about what it does and does not cover.  Normally the heating system is covered, but many of the contents in the basement are not.

The time to prepare for a flood is before it happens, both from the planning of what will be done and moved and at what flood/creek level you need to start.  Waiting until the water is at the front doorstep is not a good idea!  It is also important to insure the property before the possibility of flooding, as there is a 30-day waiting period in the policies.  That means that if you take the policy out today, it will not go into effect for 30 days.  So plan and insure ahead.

There are many causes of flooding.  To learn more about residential flood insurance and coverage, check this link or give us a call at the Coup Agency.  We have agents who know what’s covered and how to best insure you.  Check out more at the Coup Agency’s insurance website.

The hope is that none of us will ever need flood or fire insurance, but it certainly is worth the peace of mind.

Flood Information for Milton and Surrounding Area

With the predictions of flooding in Milton and the area.  Please refer to the following site for the most up-to-date information by the National Weather Service.

We hope no one will need to move, but better safe than sorry.

One of our many new restaurants is now open!

It was good to see that one of our new restaurants, Lisa’s Milltown Deli is now open at the corner of Broadway and Bound Ave, across from the YMCA and our office.  They are open for breakfast and lunch and have many specialties!

You will need to “explore” as are we, all the great items on their menu!  Some of the features include home-made sticky buns, freshly made soups and many great sandwiches!  They are open from 7 am to 3 pm Monday through Saturday.

Come and support this local business and “explore” their menu, too!

A New Deli in Milton?

We are hearing that we may have a new deli opening up where the Milltown Deli was located on Broadway, across from ERA Coup Agency.  No further information is known yet — but it should open within a month.  Wow — a new Subway, a new Deli, and in the future the Olde Village Inne!

Another new restaurant will be opening soon on Arch Street — more info later on this one too!  Things are looking up for the downtown!