Did You Know You Can See Denver by Trolley?

There are a lot of reasons we, at St. Andrew’s Village, love providing assisted living in Denver. The people are great, the scenery is beautiful, and there are always a lot of interesting things to do if you know where to look. We are always on the lookout for unique ideas for our members.

There are a lot of ways to see Denver, but one way that was hiding in plain view is by trolley! We had no idea that there was a trolley in Denver and we’re guessing you might have missed out too. The Platte Valley Trolley will open for the season on May 25th so mark your calendars and take in the views of the city from this unique mode of transportation.

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/colorado/denver/platte-valley-trolley-denver/Platte Valley Trolley Is The Best Trolley Ride In Denver

If you have ever visited Denver’s beautiful downtown area, there is a good chance that you have either seen or taken a ride on the RTD’s trolley-esque transit bus… but did you know that the downtown area has an ACTUAL trolley that you can climb aboard? See for yourself!



Check Out Some New Orleans-Style Homes Around Dallas this Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras this year was, Tuesday, February 28, and we thought we would share some of the New Orleans-style homes around the Dallas area. Just in case you don’t get the chance to make it down to Lousiana.

We get to see a lot of great houses, but being a Dallas roofer we rarely get to see these unique New Orleans-style homes. Have you seen these before?

http://www.dmagazine.com/home-garden/2017/02/inside-6-new-orleans-style-homes-around-dallas/Inside 6 New Orleans-Style Homes Around Dallas – D Magazine With Mardi Gras weekend before us, we scoured Dallas for our own versions of Creole townhouses and double-gallery homes.

The Highlights: Truly, envisioning all these homes in New Orleans requires some suspension of disbelief, but with 5703 Llano’s effective addition of palm trees, the iron gate-lined property brings us one step closer to Bourbon Street. See more…



Why Go Out For Brunch When You Can Stay In?

If you are staying with us at Dwelling Suites in San Antonio, you could go out this weekend for a delicious brunch—because there are a lot of great places here for brunch—but you also have a fully-furnished kitchen in your suite at your disposal. Who doesn’t love brunch in bed!

So instead of driving out this weekend take a look at some of these delicious recipes that you can make from the comfort of your own place at Dwelling Suites. That is after all one of the advantages of staying with us!

http://www.thekitchn.com/15-best-makeahead-recipes-for-brunch-recipes-from-the-kitchn-18886115 Best Make-Ahead Brunch Recipes | Kitchn I love brunch, you love brunch — I think we’re all on board for a good weekend brunch, yes?! The one problem with brunch, however, is figuring out how to make it without having to get up at the crack of dawn to start cooking. This is why we’re bringing you a round-up of all our favorite make-ahead brunch recipes today. Read more…



Your Chance to Name a Fort Collins Street

At Interstate Roofing we have the pleasure of putting new roofs on houses all across the Colorado front range, but roofing Fort Collins is an extra pleasure. It should come as no surprise with the beautiful scenery that surrounds it and all of the great people who live there.

Fort Collins might be growing but the community still has that small town feel and it’s things like being able to participate in naming the streets that help it stay that way. We hope all our friends in Fort Collins will find this as cool as we did and thank you for being such a great community to be apart of.

http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2017/02/26/duggan-have-say-naming-fort-collins-colorado-street/98356494/Duggan: Have a say in naming a Fort Collins street As Fort Collins grows into a medium-sized city, it’s nice to know it retains a bit of its small-town charm.

Case in point: The community has a say in the naming of new streets.

It’s kind of like neighbors “having a conversation over the back fence” on the way toward potentially honoring someone, said chief city planner Ted Shepard. And it’s kind of fun.

In choosing a street name, staff members may use the list for guidance but are not constricted to using it, Shepard said. Ideas and brainstorming from the community are welcome.

Perhaps a name with a direct tie to that part of town may be offered for consideration. See more…


Winds Bring Danger to Northern Colorado Homes

If you have stepped outside in Northern Colorado today you have likely been greeted by strong winds. These winds add to the risk of fires and damage to your homes from flying debris.

http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2017/03/06/northern-colorado-forecast-powerful-winds-extreme-fire-danger/98798974/Northern Colorado forecast: Powerful winds, extreme fire danger This National Weather Service map shows maximum wind gusts predicted across Colorado on Monday, March 6.(Photo: NWS)

Powerful wind gusts will elevate fire hazards and make travel potentially treacherous across Northern Colorado on Monday.

The high winds and low humidity that contributed to a 2,000-acre wildfire north of Fort Collins this weekend aren’t letting up. Wind gusts will reach speeds as high as 75 mph in the foothills and 56 mph in Fort Collins, with peak winds predicted from late morning to early afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

A high wind warning is in effect until 8 p.m., and a red flag warning is in effect until 6 p.m.  The National Weather Service predicts critical fire conditions will be possible again on Tuesday. Read more…

Fort Collins roofing company, Interstate Roofing, wants to remind you to use extreme caution with combustibles. If you think your home has been damaged due to flying debris we offer free estimates and are always ready to answer your questions.

A Slow and Beautiful Transformation

This a remarkable story and we can help but enjoy hearing about their house transformation. At Exterior Remodel and Design we have the privilege of helping people transform their houses and we know what an intense process this must of been.

http://www.omaha.com/inspiredliving/years-ago-omaha-couple-s-house-was-a-fairly-conventional/article_a0b9a730-eee0-5979-baf8-76cc1081f6cc.html40 years ago, Omaha couple’s house was a fairly conventional split-entry. Now it has grown to 90 feet across two lots  | omaha.com A Motel 6 in the middle of a residential neighborhood?

Omahans Frank and Nancy Metzler get teased about building just that in Maenner Meadows.

What started out as a fairly conventional split-entry home nearly 40 years ago now sprawls 90 feet across two lots on a quiet block near 90th Street and Western Avenue.

“We have more talent than sense,” Nancy says of the house that grew and grew.

The metamorphosis — in two major expansions — has been a passion for the now-retired couple, who initially knew little about construction and carpentry, had a family to raise and an auto-body repair business to run.

“We did it all without borrowing. And we did it between Frank’s four heart attacks and seven heart bypass surgeries,” Nancy shares.

“We’ll look at the early pictures and ask ourselves, ‘How in the world did we get from there to here?’ Frank would come home at 5 or 6 p.m. and work on the house until 1 or 2 a.m., and do it all over again the next day — for years,” Nancy recalls. “It’s our journey. It has been the glue to our marriage. I can’t tell you how many Sunday mornings we have sat at the kitchen table and talked about what we’re going to do next.”

The Metzler’s are some incredibly talented and patient people and their persistence over the years is inspiring. If you are looking to remodel your home but don’t think you have the patience to wait 40 years don’t worry. Exterior Remodel & Design in Omaha is a full-service general contractor that is ready to help you with all of your projects.





How Person-Centered Care is Changing Senior Care

http://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/senior-person-centered-care/Individual care is important when choosing a place for you or your loved ones to live. Making sure care includes things like creativity, intellect, and socialization can make or break decisions during this process. Person-centered care allows for residents to be active as much or little as they need to be. It customizes each care program so seniors are able to age gracefully and in absolute comfort.

How Person-Centered Care is Changing the Senior Care Industry “We recently spoke with CCAL: Advancing Person-Centered Living, a nonprofit national consumer advocacy and education organization focused on raising awareness about person-centered care. Jackie Pinkowitz, M.Ed.” See more…



Schedule Your Reservations for Denver Restaurant Week Now!

Denver Restaurant Week is just another perk of senior living in Denver at St. Andrew’s Village. For a limited time, there are hundreds of delectable restaurants around the metro area that are offering specialty menus at reduced prices.  If you are looking to try out some of the best restaurants Denver has to offer without breaking the bank make your reservations as soon as you can.

Restaurant week runs for 10 days from February 24 to March 5, but the reservations fill up fast. If you are having a hard time finding an opening try to book your meal during non-peak eating times. Check out some of the new additions to Denver’s Restaurant  Week below.

http://www.5280.com/digital/2017/02/5-new-spots-check-out-denver-restaurant-week5 New Spots to Check Out for Denver Restaurant Week | 5280 Denver Restaurant Week is back! From February 24 to March 5, the 13th annual celebration of the local restaurant scene is offering deals at 256 (and counting) restaurant choices. This year, DRW organizer Visit Denver introduced a price-tiering option, with three-course meals at participating restaurants falling into three price ranges (per person): $25, $35, and $45. Not only does this give restaurant-goers more options for dinner, it also offers restaurateurs a bit more flexibility in creating their menus. Whether you’re looking for a casual bargain or a black-tie splurge, this year’s DRW lineup offers something for every taste and budget.

Not sure where to start? Since this annual celebration of the Mile High City’s ever-growing dining scene is all about trying new places, we highlighted five eateries, each new to Denver Restaurant Week, whose menus caught our attention. Just be sure to call early for a reservation, as many restaurants book up well in advance. Read more…


Safety Is ALWAYS Our Priority

At Neighborhood Restoration Company you know we are experts in roofing. We have been repairing and replacing Chicago roofs for over a decade. You might not realize that we are also experts in safety and continuously work with OSHA standards to keep our employees safe.

This is an important part of our business because first and foremost we care about the people on your roofs but it also helps you have peace-of-mind knowing that we are taking all the necessary precautions to prevent anyone from tumbling off your roof.

Unfortunately, not all roofers out there follow the strict OSHA guidelines that we do and they pay the price.

http://www.constructiondive.com/news/osha-issues-155k-fine-for-il-roofing-contractor-that-continues-to-ignore/413306/OSHA issues $155K fine for IL roofing contractor that ‘continues to ignore’ fall protection standards | Construction Dive

OSHA has a few fall prevention initiatives underway, including its Stop Falls online information center and its ongoing Fall Prevention Campaign. Both provide guides and other tools to help employers reduce fall risks.

The pursuit of fall protection violators continues to be a priority for OSHA. The agency said that, as construction activity increases, falls are still the leading cause of construction worker death.  See more…

For more information about us or to request a free roofing quote contact our Chicago roofing company today.


Are You Looking for Some Backyard Flair?

We at Lon Smith Roofing are proud to handle your Dallas roofing needs and one of the things that make our work so enjoyable is seeing all of the neat ways that you all create unique landscapes around your homes. We are always in search of new inspiration and thought that you might like a little bit of your own in return.

Fire pits are great for outdoor gatherings and there are so many ways that you can fit one into your backyard decor. Check out some of these ideas below!

http://www.bhg.com/blogs/better-homes-and-gardens-style-blog/2016/05/27/8-diy-firepit-ideas-to-beautify-your-backyard/| BHG Style Spotters I don’t know if there’s anything better than sitting around a bonfire eating toasty marshmallows and listening to crackling wood. Here are just a few inspiring fire pits I can’t keep off my mind.

1) Do you have a unique landscape feature that goes unused? Convert it into a fire pit! Lucy couldn’t keep the fish in her koi pond because of predators. Instead of constantly restocking, she let the water-feature dry out. Now it makes a beautiful addition to her patio. See more…