Bambooze Fine Wine and Liquor carries sundries and spirits for all manner of enthusiasts. They routinely stock their shelves with fine spirits such as the rare, crystal-clear Jack Daniels unaged rye, the High West rye whiskey collection, and Midnight Moon moonshine in flavors such as original corn whiskey and blueberry aged with real fruit. So as not to neglect appreciators of wines and beers, they also carry craft beers from breweries that include Dogfish Head and Bell’s Brewery as well as champagne from Moët & Chandon and Florida-crafted wines from Island Grove Wine Company.
After spending more than 20 years training civilians and designing workouts for the military, Ira Wenze opened his own 4,000-square-foot fitness center to bring the rapid benefits of boot camp to locals. Registered as an elite trainer through the International Sports Sciences Association, as well as a fitness therapist and performance-nutrition specialist, Wenze designs intense group workouts that offer far more support than exercising next to balloon animals. Fellow certified trainers include D-Bo, a specialist in boxing and mixed martial arts, and Brian Hannah, a former fitness instructor for the Navy. Alongside ever-changing workouts that incorporate weights, medicine balls, kettlebells, and TRX suspension equipment, supportive instructors deliver sound nutritional advice that emphasizes health and energy over dieting. Coaches demonstrate their zeal for progress by taking regular fitness assessments that check in on individual progress, draft new goals, and quiz participants on the metallic properties of free weights.
It doesn't matter if they're finding out about the best dive bars in Portland, the latest political news from Augusta, or the weather forecast for the rest of Kennebec County—chances are that the first source Maine readers will likely turn to is the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. As the state's largest media company, the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram's parent company, MaineToday Media reaches thousands of households each month, whether in the form of the Kennebec Journal, the Morning Sentinel, the Coastal Journal, mainetoday.com, or the ubiquitous Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. Throughout the week, MaineToday Media retains an expansive digital presence and serves as Maine's go-to source for all the latest local and national news.
Susan Campbell, the classically trained sculptor and artist behind Sam Collection, has been crafting wearable art for 15 years. Customers can visit her shop to snag one-of-kind gifts for birthdays, Mother's Day, anniversaries or graduations. Located within Susan Campbell Jewelry, customers can peruse sterling-silver and 14-karat yellow, pink, or white gold chains, gemstones—such as white topaz, diamonds, and birthstones—and handmade charms. After they’ve selected their favorite components, Susan will incorporate them into custom pieces. If desired, she’ll also hand-stamp charms with initials, dates, and phrases. Susan can even incorporate family heirlooms and add hand carved petite sculptures to the handcrafted piece.
For more than 25 years, the technicians at Bikes Plus have enabled smooth zooming by stocking new bikes and servicing cycles of all makes and models. With the addition of new location on Palafox Street, they now sharpen their skills at three locations alongside factory technicians several times per year, channeling newfound knowledge into repairs and tune-ups that keep two-wheelers healthy and humming. Customers can also take advantage of staff expertise as they scour racks of rides such as Scott bikes and Fuji cycles. Those already in possession of rides can accentuate them with accessories such as lights and locks, which prevent bikes from being hijacked by someone fleeing a unicyclist.
One of the largest nurseries in northwest Florida, Floral Tree Gardens surrounds its customers with a land-grown sea of lush foliage and vibrant blooms. Row upon row of the outdoor gardens are painted with yellow daisies and purple cornflowers, and loquat and avocado trees cast shadows over shoppers. Plant purchases may be complemented with garden accents such as clay pots and metal butterflies, which, unlike their living counterparts, follow orders to sit and stay. Floral Tree Gardens' stock changes with the seasons; its facility brims with pumpkins in the fall and poinsettias in the winter. It also stocks fauna at an onsite pond, where visitors can fish for bass or pygmy submarines.