The techs at S & L Team Cleaning scour messy floors and countertops during one-time and regular cleanings. Since 1980, they have traveled to homes and commercial spaces to suck up dirt, mop up grime, and sanitize bathrooms. The comprehensive cleaning crew can ready homes for visiting houseguests or brush away the sticky residue after amateur magic shows devolve into a mess of broken eggs and scattered feathers.
LEC aims to fund scholarships for four low-income elementary- and middle-school students to attend the three-day educational retreat with their classmates. Student scholarships include transportation to and from the center, room and board, and an educational program tailored to individual class size and grade level with team-building exercises, outdoor exploration, and problem-solving excursions. Each excursion will include different activities, with fifth- and seventh-grade students exploring the wilderness through mapping and geocaching, learning about beavers and bog ecology, and sleeping in cabins. The Laurentian Journey will teach seventh-grade students about orienteering, survival techniques, and group decision-making in the woods, with time for journaling and reflection.
Art Materials enables all levels of creative expression with artisanal supplies such as paints, brushes, and canvases. The Cotman watercolor compact set ($34.99) equips professional finger painters with a diverse color spectrum that houses shades such as burnt sienna and purple lake, perfect for filling the blank pages of the Strathmore Windpower watercolor paper pad ($33.79). Artists can also perfect their renditions of manga characters with the Derwent Master Steampunk set ($47.59). With writing utensils oft replacing swords in battle, customers can march to war with assortments of pencils, such as the Faber-Castell 9000 design-pencil set ($19.20), and brushes, including the Heritage Perfectly Imperfect brush pack ($15.75).
Held at rugged landscapes throughout the country, HARD CHARGE's races drench participants in mud, water, and sweat as they test their own strength, agility, and stamina against a series of tough obstacles. From the kickoff of the first heat, individuals and co-ed teams launch off to storm 30 challenges, which include crossing swift streams with no bridge but a single rope, navigating forests of hanging tires, scaling towers of hay bales and sand, and clambering over vertical cargo nets.
Competitors are separated into two levels, Charge for Fun and Charge for Glory. In the former level, racers navigate the course at their own pace, while the latter, which involves an additional $20 fee, chargers athletes to go all-out for a chance to appear in HARD CHARGE's upcoming televised series. In these heats, marshals watch over each obstacle, ensuring competitors successfully complete it without the help of guardian angels. However they complete the test, all participants gather to celebrate their personal achievement at a post-race party featuring music, food, and complimentary beer.