The silent church seems to lean in with anticipation as Dr. Karen Kennedy raises her arm into the air. With a graceful flick of her baton, the artistic director of Master Chorale of South Florida—an accomplished conductor and teacher—coaxes forth the opening strains of Bach’s Magnificat from the flock of singers and musicians in front of her, weaving their voices into a tapestry of crescendos and soaring notes. Since its creation in 2002, Master Chorale of South Florida has performed their awe-inspiring concerts in churches, cathedrals, and high schools across South Florida, delighting audiences with a diverse choral repertoire. Audiences can expect to hear many musical periods represented in each performance, from the baroque stylings of Handel to Debussy’s impressionistic melodies and Aaron Copland’s epic pieces that blend traditional American folk songs with traditional Bruce Springsteen hits.
Big Wave Dave Surf Co.'s staff of experienced wave riders hits the shores of Waikiki Beach for private and small-group lessons in surfing, standup paddleboarding, and outrigger canoeing. Each instructor's résumé boasts at least 10 years of teaching experience, an extensive knowledge of first aid, and at least one semester as Poseidon's college intern. During classes, first-time surfers learn the basics on land before heading into the warm waters to hang their first 10, whereas advanced riders barrel out into the waves atop fiberglass and epoxy boards. Outrigger canoes recall ancient Hawaiians' exploration of Oahu's colorful reefs, and standup paddleboards combine an intense workout with clear views of the pristine waters below. The shop also offers daily and long-term rentals of equipment, with complimentary delivery and pickup from local hotels.
For more than 20 years, Florida Shirt & Laundry Co.’s staff have used their 7,000-square-foot facility and dual Boca Raton locations to clean garments and items of all shapes and sizes. Using eco-friendly products and nontoxic substances, they dole out a massive list of cleaning services that range from dry cleaning and shirt laundering to cleaning fine linens, drapes, and blankets. They also specialize in wash-and-fold services, tailoring, and cleaning silk, leather, and suede.
The seasoned designers at Genius Interior Designs draw on decades of experience to help homeowners build the kitchens, baths, and homes of their dreams. In addition to remodeling and updating rooms, the staff can help clients find noise-reducing windows and doors or create custom storage solutions for overcrowded areas.
Southern Coast Air Conditioning Services employs master technicians to install, repair, and remodel most components of a home or commercial site. New toilets, tubs, and sinks ease gracefully into place by the hands of the technicians, while older fixtures with faulty water pumps or drains clogged by misplaced mustaches return to working order after a deft repair. The techs service pipelines, water heaters, and well pumps as well as many other systems connected to plumbing and electrical systems.
Under the supervision of a board-certified physician, the professional staff at Physician’s Weight Loss Centers helps clients work toward overall wellness while shedding pounds with their six specialized weight-loss programs. After a consultation with a certified staff member, each client is assigned to the program best suited to his or her goals, current health, and willingness to put up with a stack of pancake’s “I miss you!” text messages. Programs can also be augmented with regimens of supplements and vitamins, including the fat-targeting agents of vitamin B12 injections. Not merely satisfied with supplying menu plans, the staff offers behavior-guidance plans, counselors, and medical consultations to ensure clients fully embrace new, healthful behaviors.