Showing posts from November, 2013

Thanksgiving Holiday Happenings at Lake of the Ozarks

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends no matter where you are.  If your Holiday plans bring you to the Lake, you can find plenty of fun events for the whole family!   Here are a few things to consider: Thanksgiving Feasts Galore!  If you are in town visiting and don't want to cook or don't have the kitchen to do it in - no problem!  Many area resorts and restaurants are offering fabulous buffets:  Country Club Hotel & Spa, Camden on the Lake, The Lodge of Four Seasons, Tan Tar A Resort and the Trophy Room at Old Kinderhook all are having scrumptious  buffets.  If you prefer a sit down dinner with all the traditional fixin's head over to J. Bruner's for all the tastes of home! Take part in the Turkey Trot 5k at Tan Tar A Resort Saturday, November 30th at 9am.  This is a great way to get rid of that extra piece of pie!  Entry is a non-perishable food item or unwrapped toy to go to those in need this Christmas season. Bluegrass Festival at Shawnee Blu

6 Easy Ways to Cut Your Energy Bill This Winter

The winter months are upon us and with old man winter comes escalating heating costs ! Although there is no way to completely avoid the increase, there are some easy ways that you can cut monthly bills without too much effort.   Check out these helpful energy saving tips! Seal up windows . Ideally you will have well insulated reinforced windows.  If not, take time before the temperatures drop too much to seal any leaky windows with caulk or plastic. Know where your power is going .  Power-strips also exist that will monitor how many kilowatts of electricity are being pulled from specific outlets.  A device like this can help you visualize where the extra costs are coming and cut them back. Examine your roof and gutters .  Check for obstructions or areas in need of replacement before they are covered in snow and ice!  If you find anything out of the ordinary call the best Lake of the Ozarks Roofer for a free roof inspection . Unplug charges not in use .  You can simply unplug

Is Your Roof Ready for the Elements of Winter?

Peace of mind is priceless. Especially going into the Christmas Season you want to have as little extra stress as possible!  Set aside a few minutes to examine your roof to avoid unwanted surprises when after the first round of round of winter precipitation falls. Here are some guidelines to help make sure your roof is ready for the elements ahead.   Examine the framing for any sags or uneven areas.  This could be the sign of damage to the foundation under the shingles. Clean the gutters if you haven't already.  Also make sure they are tightly fastened for proper flow.  Water standing on your roof with no way of escape is a disaster waiting to happen! If you have any natural dips or valley in your roof make sure the area(s) are free of debris.  The additional weight combined with ice or snow could be too heavy for the roof to maintain. Look over the flashing to ensure it is all tightly fastened and no tears or gaps have occurred. Scan the shingles to make sure they are a

15th Annul Signature Chef's Auction is Tonight!!

The 15th Annual Signature Chef's Auction to benefit the March of Dimes is tonight! This premiere event pays tribute to the culinary excellence of local chefs while raising money to help more healthy babies come into this world. Both live and silent auctions will take place throughout the evening.  The silent auction will be ongoing while you are sampling the delectable offerings form the various restaurants and caterers.  Later in the evening the live auction takes place offering incredible dining, vacation and entertainment packages of different styles. Every year a local family who has received help from the March of Dimes is chosen as the Ambassador Family. This year it is Robert and Kristine Sills with baby Kensey who came into this world 8 weeks early.  As she was arriving she received life saving treatment that was a result of research by the March of Dimes.  After a rough beginning, Kensey and her family are happy to be celebrating her first birthday later this mon