Archive for the ‘Recreation’ Category

How to Host a Successful New Year’s Eve Party

In Lifestyle, Recreation on December 19, 2012 at 9:49 am

Hosting a New Year’s Eve party can be a nerve-wracking endeavor. Not only do the parties tend to last longer (for 4-6 hours), but most people have a lot of expectations on the last evening of the year. However, the staff at Presentation Solutions has some ideas to help hosts exceed any expectations from their guests.

Foods and beverages are key, but so is ambiance and decor. When in doubt on New Year’s Eve, go big on the look of the party with glamorous fabrics for the tablecloth and glitter letters spelling out a greeting to party goers. It’s also a fun idea to have an oversized, decorated sheet of paper where people can write down their resolutions.

For the food table it’s good to go bold, but that doesn’t need to translate into hours in the kitchen. Getting Chinese take-out with a wide variety of meat and vegetarian offerings is a great way to impress – without the stress. Another idea is to go vintage with food, serving things like Pigs in a Blanket, cheese fondue, or a Jello mold with gold flakes. Partygoers love to be wowed by the past, and the food can set a festive tone to the evening.

Props are always a good idea for New Year’s Eve parties. Festive hats and blowers are traditional, but sunglasses and sparkly bow ties are other options to help guests loosen up and get ready for the evening.

Retro music is a fun way to get people moving while counting down the hours until midnight. And picking a decade to feature is a great way to organize a play list. Also, that can add more to the choices for decor ideas. A disco ball for a 1970’s themed evening or a milk shake station for the 1950’s are just a couple of examples. The only limit is the party budget and the possibilities are endless.

Sam DeMoro of BSR Gun Shop Shares Essential Tips for Cleaning Firearms

In Recreation on November 3, 2009 at 10:56 pm

As a gun owner, you want your investment to last many years. The key to maintaining the value and performance of your firearm is to clean it after each outing. Though this may seem excessive, it is the only right way to care for your gun. Sam DeMoro is a gunsmith at BSR Gun Shop who knows a thing or two about firearm maintenance.

“To spend top dollar for a quality firearm and not keep it cleaned is a real crime,” said Mr. DeMoro, resident gunsmith at BSR Gun Shop. Sam has been a gunsmith for over 25 years. He provides education and services to the gun enthusiasts at BSR Gun Shop.

Before cleaning your gun, unload it and put all ammunition away. Never clean a gun with ammunition in the same area. Ensure that you have plenty of room to work. You will need to spread out your cleaning equipment and gun parts. Make sure the area is well ventilated and has plenty of light. Use quality cleaning materials like Hoppes or Break free oils and solvents. Have plenty of clean cotton patches handy. These materials can be purchased at BSR Gun Shop.

Information is even more valuable than materials. Stop by BSR Gun Shop for a tutorial on gun cleaning. You may find that you do not want to invest the time and materials into your gun cleaning responsibilities. If this is the case, BSR Gun Shop offers top quality professional gun cleaning at affordable prices. No matter how you choose to care for your firearm, you will benefit from a visit to BSR Gun Shop.


BSR Gun Shop
209 North Illinois Street (Highway 159)
Belleville, Illinois 62220
IL: (618) 234-9690
MO: (314) 368-4867
Fax: (618) 236-2551