Bridal Cave named one of the top 10 unique wedding venues by Glamour Magazine

Ozark Caverns in Lake of the Ozarks State Park

Congratulations to the Lake of the Ozarks’ own Bridal Cave!

They were recently named, by Glamour Magazine, in their article, “Unique Wedding Venues: 10 Crazy, Awesome, and Unexpected Places to Say “I Do”.

Here’s what Glamour had to say about Bridal Cave:

Wedding Venue Idea: Get Married in a Cave:Brides who long for stalactites in their wedding decor can book Bridal Cave in the Ozarks of Missouri. Native American legend has it that a couple first married here in the early 1800s. More than 2,500 couples have done so since then. One pair even flew from St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands to be married in the Bridal Cave because beach weddings in their own paradise seemed too familiar and ordinary.

Photo Credit: VisitMo.com

Shoppings Tips for This Holiday Season

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If you didn’t get all of your shopping done during Black Friday or Cyber Monday, you’re not alone.

Even though Christmas is approaching quickly, you still have plenty of time to buy gifts for the ones you love. Here are some tips and tricks to make your holiday shopping more bearable.

Remember: This Is the Season Of Giving

(U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Steve Johnson/Released)

(U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Steve Johnson/Released)

The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be a frantic one.

The hustle and bustle in stores, along with traffic, can make for a holiday headache that many of us want to avoid.

It’s always important to slow down and remember that this is, in fact, a special season of giving. It’s more than presents under the tree. It’s more than making cookies, cakes, and other delectable treats — although that’s certainly fun!

We wanted to share this story from LakeNewsOnline as a reminder of the importance of giving. And it’s just nice to read some good news for a change!

The School of Osage hosted a district-wide holiday food drive and ended up raising more than 4,000 items. These items will be able to feed 25 families during the Christmas break.

This is such a hopeful sign that the spirit of giving is alive and well. How can you help your neighbors, family, or even strangers this holiday season?

If you know of any local food (or other) drives going on in December, please share in the comments!

Lake of the Ozarks Weekend Forecast

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Happy Friday!!

Above is the forecast for this weekend, in case you’re staying with us this weekend.

We know you’re all busy, so here are some articles about events and other local Lake of the Ozark news. Enjoy and have a safe, relaxing weekend!

A sweet combination: Chocolate and Charity!

If there’s one weakness I have, it’s giving in to my sweet tooth.

On April 25th, Community Christian Church hosted their 2013 ‘Chocolate for Charity’ event where over 25 vendors offered their sweets and went head to head in the amateur or professional division.

The money raised by the event will go to non-profit groups in the Lake of the Ozarks area.

To read more about the event, read LakeNewsOnline’s story.

And since it’s Friday, I wanted to ask — what is your favorite chocolate dessert?

I’m a sucker for brownies! :D

Enjoy your weekend! – Sherry