Category Archives: General

Crazy Times

Right now, life seems like a bad horror movie. It doesn’t even seem possible how much life has changed in a 2-week or so period due to Covid-19. I feel like most if not all of us are just along … Continue reading

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Cantilever Umbrellas

Are you looking for something that can make you back yard bearable in the summer? From time to time we have customer coming in looking for an awning to protect them from the sun. While we don’t carry awnings, we … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions

What many people don’t realize is just how early the buying cycle begins for the next casual furniture season. By July the next year’s casual furniture purchases are being made. As part of that buying process many outdoor furniture manufacturers … Continue reading

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#CheckIt4Andretti?

Yesterday I learned of the passing of my all-time favorite race car driver, John Andretti. John was only 56 years old. He passed away on January 30th after a 3-year or so battle with colon cancer. My understanding from the … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions

While there are lots of great new collections and pieces heading to Eastgate’s casual furniture displays for the 2020 season, I am super excited about  our Gathercraft Alassio. One of the reasons that I am so high on the Alassio … Continue reading

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2020 – Happy New Year

Hard to believe it is 2020. Seems like just a blink of an eye ago it was getting ready to change from 1999 to 2000. The worry about impending doom and gloom for computers. Y2K, I believe is what the … Continue reading

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Mira Recreation Series

We have been carrying the Mira line of spas for about 10 years now. They have always been a popular sellers because of their tremendous value. Mira has widened their product lines extensively over the years and they have gotten … Continue reading

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How Do You Recover From Your Hobbies?

Recently for my 52nd birthday my wife bought me a propane forge. I have developed an interest in blacksmithing. After a short time trying my hand at my new hobby I realized I’m not as young as I used to … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions

The weather is getting cooler and each day more and more pools are being closed. But that doesn’t mean that nothing much is going on around Eastgate Pools. After all, spring 2020 is closer than it seems and we have … Continue reading

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Furniture Closeouts

The weather is cooling down, but our patio sales are warming up. This time of year, one would think that the interest in patio furniture would start to slow, well this doesn’t seem to be the case. Customers are looking … Continue reading

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Are We Going For The Record?

Let me start by saying that I am a Bengal’s fan, and have been my entire life.  After the whole “New Dey” emphasis during the pre-season, this regular season is turning into the same sad old Sundays. So let’s see … Continue reading

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The Teabag Pool Cover

We discuss with customers the importance of removing the excess water from the pool cover, but I think we need to make people mindful of removing excess leaves as well. As leaves break down they begin to release tannic acid, … Continue reading

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This Date in Reds History: October 20th

Im sure some Reds fans know exactly what happened on October 20th of 1990.  But others may not know what happened on this important day in Reds history.  Lets just start with Jose Rijo was on the pitching mound for … Continue reading

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Cool Weather Companion

Mother Nature sure likes to play mind games sometimes! Just a week or so ago it is 90+ in October and the air conditioners are running full blast. A cold front moves thru and presto, there are frost warnings. I … Continue reading

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The Nature Show Continues

A while back, I wrote about a family of hawks who have lived in my neighborhood the past two years (or maybe longer) and what a thrill it has been to watch them raise a family both years. Their nature … Continue reading

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