Come down to this years “Arctic Lights” to help ring in the Christmas season. This event will feature tons of family-friendly holiday shows, crafts and arts, games, and baked goodies.
This is one of this year’s best holiday events as your children will be able to see tons of exciting and educational animal shows, and even have the chance to experience real snow. That’s right, on Saturday the event will feature real snow to help elevate the level of Christmas cheer. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children (children under 2 are free).
Where: 7075 Campus Road Moorpark
When: Saturday Dec. 7th-8th from 11am to 5pm.
Contact: Call 805.378.1441 or visit www.moorparkcollege.edu/zoo
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It seems simple enough, but hanging Christmas lights can be full of hazards. From hanging tips to safety tips, here are some ways to make sure hanging your Christmas lights this year will impress onlookers and be a safe activity.
1) Measure the lengths- Make sure that you have enough lights to adequately decorate your home. You may need to buy 50-foot strings in order to cover more space.
2) Test your lights- Make sure your lights are properly working! You do not want to go out into the blistering cold only to find that your lights are not working properly. Worse is that a broken or loose bulb could be a fire hazard.
3) Take the time to properly set up a ladder- No one wants to spend Christmas vacation in the emergency room. Make sure you use a sturdy stepladder. If it is windy outside then wait until the weather improves before you hang your lights.
Follow these simple tips and you will ensure that you home looks fantastic this Christmas. If you are looking for homeowners insurance this holiday season, contact us at the Weeks & Associates Insurance website to see how we can help you meet your needs.
As the holidays approach, Weeks & Associates Insurance wishes you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. Whether you are getting ready to carve the turkey, travel, watch football, or shop those Black Friday deals, this simple fall recipe is sure to be a hit!
Easy Fall Caramel Corn (Courtesy of AllRecipes.com)
4 quarts of popped popcorn (cooked microwave popcorn or bagged popcorn is fine)
1 cup brown sugar (either light or dark)
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Place the popcorn into a large brown paper lunch bag. (Do not use a plastic or zipped bag.) Set aside.
Mix the remaining ingredients, except the baking soda, together in a microwave safe dish. Heat for three minutes in the microwave before taking it out and stirring well. Return the pan to the microwave and cook for an additional one to two minutes. Take out the microwave and stir in the baking soda.
Pour the entire mixture over the popcorn in the paper bag. Shake well to coat the popcorn. Place the bag in the microwave and cook for one minute. Take the bag out, flip it over, and cook for an additional minute. Carefully remove the popcorn from the bag and place it on waxed paper to cool. Store in an airtight container and enjoy!
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You’re calmly sitting in your living room reading while there’s a storm howling outside. Suddenly you hear a loud crash. You run upstairs and see that the large oak tree in your yard has just been damaged by lightning. One of the branches has broken off and gone through your roof and is now in the middle of your bedroom. Don’t panic. Your homeowner’s insurance will cover this.
Trees and insurance – many people don’t realize that most homeowners insurance policies will cover damage done by fallen trees. Not only is your roof covered, but the room below it that has been damaged by rainwater may also be covered. In addition, the damaged contents of your home could be covered as well.
Of course, all of this depends on whether or not you actually have homeowner’s insurance. Most homeowner’s insurance policies will cover the damage done to the roof, any damage sustained by other rooms of the house and your damaged contents. In addition, most will also pay for the removal of the damaged tree as well.
There are other things that may be covered as well. Such as a shed, a fence, a gazebo, etc. However, you’ll need to consult with your insurance company about the specific coverage’s for your home.
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There can be a lot of joys in homeownership, but it also takes a lot of work. Home maintenance is an ever–present task. A change in seasons is usually a time for such maintenance. Here are some tips to keep your home in great shape this time of year.
- Check your home for cracks, leaks and gaps. This is a good time to seal up any points of entry for pests and places where air escapes.
- Take a walk around your yard and perform a visual check on your roof. Note any loose or missing shingles and get them repaired.
- Clean gutters of any leaves and debris.
- Clean your yard.
- If you have a fireplace, make sure it is clean. Hire a chimney sweep to make ensure it is not a fire hazard.
This time of year is also a good time to have a review of your homeowners insurance. At Weeks & Associates Insurance, we will be glad to review your policy whether you have it through us or not. Contact us for a no obligation review.
Fall decorations can add beauty and color to your home. Fall decorations don’t have to be difficult to make or expensive to buy. Here are some DIY Decorations for fall.
- Put some green tissue paper in the bottom of a small wicker basket and top it with an assortment of small gourds and pumpkins. This can make a nice decorative piece or centerpiece for your fall table.
- Get about eight dried corn stalks and bind them together about two feet from the top. Spread the bottom of the stalks out to create a free standing tee-pee type shape to stand in your yard.
- Cut cork sheets into fall shapes to use as coasters during the season. Cut them into pumpkin shapes, leaf shapes, or even in the shapes of a football.
- Hollow out small pumpkins to use as candle holders.
With a little creativity and with objects that are available this time of year you can add some fall touches to your home.
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Fall is a great season for motorcycle rides. Prevent accidents by following these safe driving tips:
- When you ride a motorcycle, use proper safety gear. That includes a helmet, goggles and protective clothing.
- As a driver, always double-check before changing lanes. Motorcycles can slip into a space without you seeing them.
- As a motorcyclist, practice defensive driving. Never assume that another driver can see you, or that they will give you space.
- When you ride a motorcycle, do not weave between lanes. Showing up in unexpected places can cause an unwary driver to collide with you.
- Never follow a motorcycle too closely in your car. Keeping a safe distance protects against collisions from sudden stops.
- Avoid riding on a motorcycle on rainy days. Impaired visibility and slick roads make it more dangerous for riders.
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Fall is the time of year when pumpkins become the most popular item on the menu. One tasty pumpkin packed treat is the pumpkin cake with browned butter icing. Start this decadent dessert by mixing your favorite sheet cake recipe. In place of milk, buttermilk or other liquid, add one 15-ounce can of pumpkin puree to the mix. Make certain that the canned pumpkin is not pumpkin pie, but indeed plain pumpkin.
For the coup de grace, make a browned butter icing. Saute ½ cup of unsalted butter, preferably one of premium quality, in a saucepan over medium heat. As the butter begins to melt, watch for it to change to a golden brown tint. At this point, remove the browned butter from the heat. Allow it to completely cool. Whip the melted butter with 2 ½ cups sifted confectioner’s sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Slowly add whole milk a tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency for your icing. You can also add 8 ounces of cream cheese to the frosting to give the icing a more distinguished flavor.
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As a homeowner, having adequate homeowners insurance is a priority. One of the biggest mistakes a homeowner can make is assuming everything in your home is fully covered. Reviewing your insurance policy is the first step in making sure you have the protection you need.
When you have a home full of valuables, you may want to add a rider to make sure extra protection is in place. Insuring jewelry with an additional policy when you have expensive pieces will give you peace of mind. Most homeowner’s policies don’t have enough coverage to cover high-priced valuables. You don’t want to get caught in this situation. Insuring artwork is also important. Making sure your priceless collections are covered will save you a lot of money in the event of a disaster or theft.
Take a few minutes to assess what you have and what you need. It will be well worth it in the long run. For additional tips and advice on insuring valuables in your home, contact Weeks & Associates Insurance.
As the weather begins cooling down and grocery store aisles start to fill up with huge bags of candy for the enjoyment of eager trick-or-treaters, you know that Halloween is fast approaching.
If you are looking for things to do for Halloween in Thousand Oak, CA, you won’t want to miss the Halloween festival at the Stagecoach Inn Newbury Park, which is set to take place on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 1 pm. to 4 pm.
Designed to promote old-fashioned Halloween fun for the whole family, the festival will feature activities such as trick-or-treating and storytelling. You’ll have an opportunity to learn about the Inn’s ghost “Pierre” and hear spooky stories.
Admission to the festival is $5 for seniors and youths, $4 for children aged 5 to 12. Children 5 and younger are admitted free of charge. Attendees are invited to wear costumes and to bring in their carved pumpkins for a chance to win a prize.
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