For an easy-going day of enjoying the outdoors, Reifsnider has picnic facilities perfect for family and friends to gather for lunch or dinner. Visitors seeking more activity can hike the 1.3-mile Lizard Rock Trail which journeys along the intermittent creek and up through the ridge alongside. The natural-surface trail is rated at moderate difficulty, and requires some climbing and a couple easy stream crossings. To experience a less structured trek, hikers can choose to follow one of several area access trails or go “off-trail” hiking anywhere on the area.
For an easy-going day of enjoying the outdoors, Reifsnider State Forest Schuetzen Ground Road, Warrenton, MO
Walk through petting zoo and educational park where guests can get up close and personal with over 60 species of animals. Guests can feed and touch a majority of the animals at the park. Big Joel’s Safari also has a gift shop with snacks, novelties…more
Summer is quickly approaching on us. Below are some summer tips to help maintain your home
1. Air conditioning should be checked and cleaned if needed. (we advise hiring a professional technician to service equipment)
2. Inspect hot water heater for mineral build-up.
3. Seal coat driveway and approach
4. Apply weed/insect killer to lawn
5. Clean faucet aerators.
6. Sit down, relax and enjoy your new home!!!
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am-8:00pm
Wednesday and Friday 9:00am- 6:00pm
- Programs for children, teens, and adults
- Weekly children’s preschool storytimes
- Wireless Internet and public Computers with Internet access
- Books, audiobooks, music CDs, and new release movies on DVD
- scanning, faxing and printing service available
- Newspapers and magazines
- E-books, e-audiobooks, and digital music
- Fishing poles and telescopes available for checkout
- Magnet walls, Lego table, big touch screen tablet, and other children’s activities
- Study rooms and free public meeting rooms
- Shaded patios with outdoor seating
- Coffee bar and fireplace
Ivie League Homes & Properties LLC continues to show their support to the Wentzville Community, with it’s generous donation to Wabash Elementary for their school library!!
Field of Dreams? Join us on Saturday, May 12
from 1-4 p.m. for our
Community Build Day. You may register online at bit.ly/communitybuilddaypublic.
Help us make Jake’s dream a reality!
Named after a little boy whose brief life inspired a community, Jake’s Playground will be a destination playground that is designed for all children, particularly those with disabilities. The features of this playground surpass typical ADA standards and enable children with a wide variety of abilities to engage in play.
Additionally, adults with disabilities will have the opportunity to play alongside their children. Many caregivers are unable to take children to a typical playground because they are unable to access the structure should their child need them. Mulch, pea gravel and stairs equate to barriers for anyone with difficulty walking on soft, unstable surfaces or who are confined to a wheelchair. This playground will feature a safe, spongy surfacing that ensures mobility for all.
Jake’s Playground will include a variety of sports-themed structures that will be completely accessible to children of all abilities. This includes ramping systems from the bottom to the very top of every play element! In addition, transfer stations, specialized seating, hand-holds and slanted climbing systems will also be a part of this all-inclusive playground. Jake’s Field of Dreams will provide a place where all children can interact with one another, regardless of their ability.
With Spring just around the corner, it’s good to keep up with the maintenace on your home. Some seasonal tips for the Spring include:
1. Recaulk and paint exterior as necessary.
2. Inspect and repair roof and gutter systems. Damage usally caused by snow or ice.
3. Plant annuals and Perennials.
4. Feed and seed your lawn. Now would be a good time to contact your local nursery for lawn care/landscaping advice.
5. Inspect driveway for damage due to winter weather and repair if necessay.
6. Inspect all screens for any damage and repair if need
7. Finally, sit down, relax and enjoy your home.
As summer comes to a close, this time of the year is ideal for homeowners to establish a fall home maintenance checklist.
1. Turn off exterior faucets. Undrained water in pipes can freeze easily which will cause pipes to burst as the ice expands. If you don’t have frost-proof faucets (homes more than 10 to 15 years typically don’t), turn off the shut-off valve inside your home.
2. Remove leaves around your outside air conditioning unit and clean your gutters. The HVAC unit is likely your home’s largest operating system so keep it cleaned!! Leaves clogging your gutters can cause big problems any time durning the year, and during the cooler months, leaves can potentially cause water to backup into your attic and even your basement, so get them cleaned out.
3. Schedule a furnance tune-up. A furnance tune-up not only includes cleaning that keeps your furnance running efficiently, but it also catches small problems before they turn into big problems. Also a good idea to check your batteries in your smoke/carbon monoxide detector in your home.
4. Cover any landscaping that needs winter protection with mulch
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced that it will relocate its current Wentzville facility to a new development at 812-898 Luetkenhaus Blvd. The USPS disclosed this information in a letter received by Mayor Nick Guccione on Friday, July 7. Mayor Guccione said, “This new location has been needed for a while now. I’m excited that this is happening due to the hard work of several individuals including Wentzville’s Economic Development Director Dan Lang, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, and myself, along with the Board of Aldermen. This collaborative community effort will truly be a benefit to all of Wentzville, and is much needed as we continue to grow.” The USPS held a public meeting as part of the Board of Aldermen meeting on May 24, to discuss plans for a new facility. After the meeting, the public was encouraged to send in comments regarding the project. Currently, the USPS operates a Post Office and Carrier Annex in two separate locations in Wentzville. Due to rapid growth, both buildings have space-deficiency issues. After thorough evaluation, the most cost-effective solution, said the USPS, was to combine these into a single facility. “I am very glad to see that the USPS has recognized the need for this new Wentzville facility. I am extremely appreciative of the efforts of everyone involved to provide this resource for our residents,” said Alderman Michael Rhoades. The USPS will continue to provide services at its current location until the new facility is open and operating. The new location is expected to open in 2018
Wentzville’s Mayor and Board of Aldermen have approved a new partnership with ITNStCharles (now ITNGateway), which offers transportation for senior citizens (ages 60 and older), adults with visual impairments and adults with disabilities.
The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any transportation needs within St. Charles County. Rides are available to any destination within the service area, with no limits on ride purpose. Rides are provided in private vehicles by trained drivers.