Gallop across the 27-acre facility at Trinity Farm, which features both indoor and outdoor arenas for equine education and a heated spectator lounge for riders' families and friends. With students ranging in age from 4 to 84, Trinity Farm's instructors coach seasoned show riders, as well as novices looking to trade in wooden hobby horses for their four-legged counterparts. An instructor works with each rider to determine goals and skill level before developing a personalized program to achieve the desired results, such as earning enough ribbons to weave three-piece jodhpurs or sitting atop a horse for the first time. All necessary equipment, including a helmet, will be provided, but the staff recommends that students don long pants and avoid wearing carrot-scented perfume.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
The 2013 Schoharie County Sunshine Fair is a weeklong celebration of farm life and summertime. This year's entertainment lineup includes everything from tractor pulls and monster trucks in the grandstand to live music and dancing every night in the party tent. By day, kids and adults can traverse the grounds to enjoy Rosaire's pig races, a petting zoo, juggling demonstrations, and the works of Brian Ruth, a chainsaw sculptor. The fair's parade, which takes place on Wednesday, July 31, at 6:30 p.m., will be led by the Beekman Boys, Schoharie County natives and winners of the The Amazing Race.
With new carpeting, a fresh coat of paint, and an all-new sound system, the High Rollers Skate & Fun Center creates the perfect atmosphere for a party. Visitors can glide across the floor on roller skates, zoom around outside in go karts, and swing at incoming balls in the batting cages. The fun center is available for drop-in fun or special events and offers skating lessons for all ages.
Bright red tapestries cover almost every surface at Aladdin's Restaurant and Hookah Lounge, setting the scene for a celebratory meal. The kitchen crafts classic mediterranean dishes, such as falafel and gyros and hummus, all served in a bi-level space trimmed in natural wood accents. Post-meal hookahs send fragrant clouds into the air, and on weekends, belly dancers invite diners to get up and dance to lively music.