Showing posts from December, 2014

New Year's Eve Events at Lake of the Ozarks

New Year's Eve is just 2 days away! Do you have dinner plans yet? The Lake of the Ozarks is a great place to celebrate the beginning of a new year!  From family fun to champagne toasts at midnight, the Lake area has something for everyone to participate in on New Year's Eve. Start the new year off right at one of these Lake area events!

"Ring in the Noon Year" on The Ice at Old Kinderhook
Join us on The Ice at Old Kinderhook December 31 for a family fun New Year's celebration! The ice rink opens at 10 am and you'll enjoy a complimentary cookies and milk toast at Noon. Admission is $12 and includes skate rental, session fee, S'mores, Hot Cocoa and the complimentary toast.

New Year's Eve Bash at Old Kinderhook 
Starting at 9:30 pm, we will have a New Year's Eve Bash for the adults featuring an Elvis impersonator. The event will run until 12:30 am. Dinner and drink features will be available prior to the event. Room features are $99 per bedroom and $7…

Do You Know the Words to These Popular Christmas Songs?

Christmas Carols have been a tradition for some time now. Each year, you start hearing them earlier and earlier. Whether you're singing about Grandma getting run over by a reindeer or the birth of Christ, these classic songs get you in the Christmas spirit. Do you know the words to some of the most popular Christmas songs?  Above and Beyond Roofing is here to test your knowledge with this song lyric challenge!

We will get you started with a couple lines of the song and then you finish it out. Good Luck!

1. Jingle Bells
Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
O're the fields we go

2. Joy to the World 
Joy to the World, the Lord has come!
Let earth receive her King;

3. Carol of the Bells
Hark! how the bells
Sweet silver bells
All seem to say,

4. Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad

5. Deck the Halls
Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Beware of Holiday Fire Hazards this Season!

Christmas is just 8 short days away and many of you have already at least started putting up your holiday decorations. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Winter months are the leading time of year for home fires. Above & Beyond Roofing wants to ensure your home is safe from fire hazards this holiday season with these holiday safety tips from the NFPA!

Holiday Decorations
One of the most common holiday traditions is decorating your home for Christmas. Be sure to use caution when decorating your Christmas tree, hanging lights and burning candles. The NFPA estimates that from 2007-2011, decorations were the item first ignited in an estimated average of 920 reported home structure fires per year. Check out this video on Fire Safety Tips from the NFPA.

By carefully decorating your Christmas tree this year, you can help make your holiday safer.  Here are some facts and figures on Christmas tree fires and holiday light fires from the NFPA: Between 2007-2011…

Lake Area Christmas for Kids this Sunday

'Tis the Season of Giving and a great way to give back is by helping children in need. One of the most exciting Christmas events at the Lake of the Ozarks is this weekend. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Ozark Coast and Lake Area Businesses, Christmas for Kids will be celebrating 25 years! Join us Sunday, December 14 at the Lodge of Four Seasons Campana Hall to take part in this great charity event. Here are the details:

Christmas for Kids Event You must be 21 to enter the Christmas for Kids event.  While at the event, you will enjoy the following:  Hors d'oeuvresCash Bar EntertainmentSpontaneous SerendipityCaptain Geech & the Shrimp Shack ShootersSilent Auction
Sponsorship The $450 Table Sponsorship includes:  Reserved Seating for 10 Entry for 10 to Exclusive VIP Party at 6 PM10 Drink Tickets at VIP Party Continual Media RecognitionLogo on Event Sponsorship Slideshow
Needed Toys  Please bring a NEW unwrapped today to the event.  Below is a list of toys needed this year:


12 Tips for Lowering Your Energy Bill this Winter

The season of below freezing temperatures is here. In Missouri, we are bound to see a variety of temperatures throughout the Winter, but many of those nights are sure to get quite cold. In addition to winterizing your roof, there are other aspects of the home you should consider checking as well. Although it is impossible to completely avoid an increase in your utility bills during the winter months, you can use these tips to keep that increase in cost to a minimum. 
1. Lower Your Thermostat
Your furnance uses the most energy during the Winter months and accounts for nearly half of your energy bill. By reducing your thermostat by 10-15 degrees while you're away at work, you can save 5%-15% on your bill. You should also consider bundling up in comfortable sweaters and socks, purchasing flannel sheets and keeping throw blankets handy, so you can keep your thermostat lower while you're home and asleep too.
2. Regularly Replace Your Furnace Filter
Depending on the type of furnace…