The summer of 2023 can't get here soon enough.The winter has been brutal and weird at the same time so far. From subzero temperatures to rain within the next 24 hours, this season has been anything but ordinary.For those who love winter sports it has been frustrating to say the least.

The groundhog is calling for six more weeks of winter but if that means rain, sleet and thank you! Bring on the sunshine and warm days!

But if you plan on getting on a boat in the next few years, there are some new laws and restrictions that you should be aware of that are looming here in New York State.

For those who prefer to pilot the boat rather than kick back and relax, you may want to plan ahead and take a course.

Important: All motorboat operators regardless of age will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2025. For more information, go to the NYS PARKS website.

In addition to taking a course, some operators will need to carry a certificate with them when they are on the water.

Boating safety certificates are required for recreational boaters using motorized vessels, including personal watercraft. Operators of non-motorized boats, such as kayaks and canoes, are not required to have a boating safety certificate at this time.

While we can't control the weather, we can dream about the summer! Now may be a good time to take a course or plan for the summer trips to the lake. We are blessed to have so many amazing places to take your boat!

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Luke Bryan listed his 4,600-square-foot beach house for sale in December 2022. The stunning Florida mansion includes four bedrooms and bathrooms and comes furnished. The master bedroom overlooks 95 feet of water frontage, but if you don't want to descend all four floors to get there, you can absorb the warmth of the private, heated pool. This Santa Rosa Beach property is on sale for $18 million, among the most ever for a country star's house.

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