Dogs dream of luxuries like chew toys and head pats, but at Grand Paws Pet Salon and Spa, they can experiment with a different indulgence—facials infused with blueberry or vanilla. The salon specializes in aesthetic treatments for dogs and cats, which range from facials and nontoxic dye jobs to flea shampoos and ear cleanings. Founded by Heather Hinkle, an alumna of The Paragon School of Pet Grooming, the salon initially hit the road as a mobile grooming service. Nowadays, however, Hinkle and her team have migrated to a spacious storefront where pets can play and socialize after their service is over, rather than passing time by staring at the clock, wondering what it is.
In one of the nation's most storied rivalries spanning more than a century, the Navy Midshipmen and the Army Black Knights have met on courts, fields, mats, and tracks and in pools more than 1,700 times. Though the fierce rivalry will always take priority among students, fan bases, media, and aliens debating whether to invade America by land or by sea, the Midshipmen have excelled against other competition, as well. The Naval Academy boasts NCAA Division II championships in women’s indoor track and women’s swimming, as well as 40 NCAA Division I individual championships, including 10 fencing champions, nine men’s gymnastics champions, and eight men’s swimming champions.
Getting in shape after giving birth can be difficult; taking care of the baby takes a lot of time and leaves bodies weary and sapped of energy. Stroller Strides understands these common struggles and has designed exercise regimens with new mothers in mind. All you need to get started is you, your baby or someone else's baby, and a stroller. Classes, which are taught by specially trained instructors, take place outdoors most of the year and consist of a warm-up, a buggy-bandying power walk, and interval stations where participants do a variety of body-toning exercises. Musically enhanced indoor classes are also available if you'd rather spare your body and baby from winter's clammy clutches. Instructors provide everyone with any additional equipment and, in the event of a fussy-baby episode, will show you exercises you can do with your baby.
City Dock Photography takes its name from Annapolis' City Dock. It was this location—with its placid waters and distinct architecture—that first drew Joe Heimbach into the world of photography. Mr. Heimbach honed his artistic skills over the years, and he eventually settled into areas of expertise: fine art, commercial, and portrait photography. He often captures images of nature, such as horses walking along the beach or a shower of light beams bursting through a forest canopy from a UFO hovering above. Similar outdoor settings form the backdrops when Heimbach photographs people. Of course, the expert photographer also ventures indoors for in-studio shoots or when he's frequently called upon to photograph food for local restaurants.
Every meal at Eggcellence is freshly prepared for each order using locally sourced ingredients. Shake off last night's recurring Wheel of Fortune nightmare with an eye-opening breakfast of succulent crab hash, a concoction of lump crabmeat, poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce. The Eggcellence trio of blintzes—crepes folded with lemon-raspberry cream cheese, banana-chocolate hazelnut, and blueberry sweet cheese and served with a fresh seasonal fruit cup—brings tight-wrapped tastiness to jazz trios and hat-wearing hat tricksters, and the classic eggs benedict is one of four Benedictine creations in which perfectly poached eggs and hollandaise sauce team up like partners in a buddy-cop movie. On the lunch side of the menu, a fresh spinach salad combines Popeye-fuel with dried cranberries, julienne carrots, and pepper-jack cheese, adding a warm drizzle of bacon-vinaigrette dressing. Other midday-meal options include a Reuben or a bowl of chicken-noodle soup. Meal-supplementing treats include muffins baked daily and fresh-fruit and yogurt smoothies. Eggcellence offers in-and-out service for fast-paced diners and bottomless cups of coffee for leisurely brunchers.
Serving as a quick and convenient source of home-improvement inventory, Rommel's Ace keeps local homes beautiful with name-brand products and services. Lawns grow thick and colorful with Scotts fertilizers, plants, and seeds from the shops’ lawn departments. Collections of DeWalt, Craftsman, and Stihl hand and power tools help homeowners complete home projects, with staffers standing at the ready to build any piece bought at the store. Even autos can get in on Rommel's Ace Hardware’s helpful services: customers at the Perry Hall location had browse Carhartt apparel, keys are cut onsite, including built-in chips that interact with car computers to ensure proper starts without feeding vehicles buckets of floppy disks.
Rommel's Ace in Seaford, Delaware even offers Edmonton Kayaks and kayak accessories in their complete kayak center.
Short of creating physical clouds to hold people aloft, Mattress Warehouse stocks almost every imaginable furnishing to help customers catch a few Z’s. Rows of name-brand mattresses from Sealy, Simmons Beautyrest, Serta, and Tempur-Pedic entice customers to replace their worn pad for new bedding, such as a standard mattress, a fluffy pillowtop unit, or a memory foam piece that conforms to bodies. Beyond mattresses, the warehouse also carries an ample collection of box springs, full bed sets with rails and headboards, and even premium futon mattresses that revitalize foldable couches.