Engaging customers with handy home-improvement solutions for 47 years, White’s Ace Building Center stocks supplies for any building project or home spruce-up, including lumber, plumbing supplies, grills, and garden accessories. Cool off from the sun’s fiery whims with a Living Accent 16-inch stand fan ($29.99), or harness its toasty power with mini stake solar-powered pathway lights ($2.99 each), which emit soft hues without relying on two-faced wind energy. Gardens become fauna country clubs overnight with the Perky Pet 4 station hummingbird feeder ($7.99), and an easy-to-lift poly garden cart ($24.99) with the capacity to haul hundreds of pounds. To boost interiors, a 6-gallon pro series dry/wet Shop-Vac ($39.99) can effortlessly slurp up stains from carpets, tiles, and permanent records. White’s Ace Building Center also supplies roofing, paint, and hardware, with trained staff on hand to attend to questions or material-wrangling.
For 25 years, the landscaping experts at Turf Pros have kept their clients’ lawns looking their best via services such as fertilization, weed control, and aeration. Lawns take on healthy and lush appearances after the crew makes frequent visits to mow grass, fertilize it, and prevent the spread of weeds. For homes and businesses the team also tackles lawn issues such as fungus, diseases, and pests, including the termites that are eating your decorative sculpture of George Washington’s teeth.
Classes at L & B are fun and friendly get-togethers that take place on Saturdays, either from 10 a.m. to noon or from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. They're announced every few weeks (check online or call ahead to learn about class availability) and include techniques for creating everything from a felted spectacle case to a linen-stitch scarf. Hobnob with like-minded stitchianados and feel like part of a special secret knitting society whose black robes are perfectly even around the edges and mostly made with stockinette stitch. If purls keep tangling your needles into a series of incomprehensible sigils, the kind and steady hands of L & B's staff will help sort out the mess and teach you how to avoid it in the future.
Sisters Mary Shappee and Gert Shuckhart have been taming horses for most of their lives, beginning as children in 4-H club. While Gert manages Majic Stables' office and rare bookmark collection, Mary's passion for riding keeps her in the saddle, where she teaches private and group lessons that rein in riders as young as 5 years old. A 70'x198' indoor arena allows for nighttime and fair-weather rides, and the 100'x200' outdoor area is dotted with jumps and dressage letters for tricky choreography.
Most people have been there, though few are proud to admit it—mere days before a birthday party or bridal shower, with no gift to speak of. Abundant Flowers takes the stress out of such last-minute predicaments with a full range of themed flower bouquets and gourmet baskets. Showing someone how much you care shouldn't be a chore, and the company seems to intuitively grasp this. They offer a convenient delivery service and safe online ordering 24 hours a day, so you can stay up late selecting a bouquet for that roommate who's always begging you to just go to sleep.