Showing posts from September, 2013

2013 Fall Festivals at Lake of the Ozarks

Photo Courtesy of Lake of the Ozarks CVB The cooler temperatures make it the perfect time to get out and enjoy many of the area fall festivals.    Over the next couple of months m any communities will offer a variety events in their  downtown areas that are perfect for all ages!  Whether you're looking for a parade, car show, homegrown goodies or crafts, you will not be disappointed with the variety of things you will find at these Lake Area Festivals!!   Here are a few of our favorites coming up soon! 28th Annual Eldon Turkey Festival - Saturday, September 28 - all the action is in downtown Eldon. Music, car show, p arade, music, food,vendor booths, and a small midway are all part of the fun and so much more! 34th Annual Versailles Old Tyme Apple Festival - Saturday, October 5 - This award winning festival is enjoyed by thousands of festival goers from all over the state and beyond.  The 2013 theme is "A Taste of the Country" which will lend we

From Your House to Your Dog's House

Everyone knows that dog owners will do just about anything for their adopted kiddos.  Making an outdoor home for the pooch with all the comforts of their indoor home is very important.   There are several things to consider when choosing and placing your pet's humble abode.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind: The size of the dog will ultimately determine the interior size needed for comfort of the animal.  Make sure there is plenty of room for him to turn around and stretch out comfortably inside the structure.   The entrance needs to be appropriate for the dogs height and jumping capabilities as well. Elevate the dog house so it is not sitting directly on the ground to avoid water from coating the floor of the house.  Also having a slanted roof that is properly built will help to keep out the elements.   The material used in the roof is important to consider as well to help with naturally heating and cooling.   Consider insulation, depending on your climate, which

7 Tips For Keeping Your Gutters Debris Free

Preventive Maintenance Is Key! Any homeowner can tell you that keeping the honey do's checked off is very important and can save you costly repairs in the long run.   One of the easiest chores to overlook is cleaning the gutters.   Good maintenance is what it takes to keep a waterfall from flowing from your home.  Here are some easy tips to make cleaning the gutters easier: Wear gloves if you are digging out debris by hand to avoid cuts and scrapes. Clean in both the spring and the fall so the build up doesn't solidify as much, making it harder to remove. Using a metal scoop will make it easier to remove items wedged tightly in the small space. Have a good ladder of the correct height for your roof so you are above the gutter, providing a more stable base.  A free standing ladder is best but if you must use an extension ladder make sure it is leaning against something stable and not the gutter which will bend under pressure. Get a power washer with a tel

The 13th Annual Osage Beach Fall Festival is coming up this weekend

The Annual Osage Beach Fall Festival is the City of Osage Beach's main community event and offers a great family-friendly atmosphere that will include free activities for kids!!  The festival draws hundreds of kids and adults to enjoy great food, fun, and entertainment Here is a list of the things you can expect: Food and refreshments Bounce houses and other inflatable games Petting zoo Adopt-A-Pet and pet booths Bow Wow Contest Arts and crafts booths Educational booths and displays Please Note:  The FALL FESTIVAL HAS BEEN MOVED TO OSAGE BEACH CITY HALL DUE TO FLOOD DAMAGE AT CITY PARK. For more information, contact City Hall at 573-302-2000 At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being a locally owned and operated  Roofing company at Lake of the Ozarks  - We are open 7- days a week, and we turn the average roofing job in one day! Contact Ben or Melissa for a free estimate on your next project - 573-302-0354! "If it needs a roof we c