In 1976, Joan Barnes?a Californian mom frustrated with the lack of spaces where she could take her kids for safe and age-appropriate play time?took matters into her own hands and founded Gymboree Play and Music. In the decades since Gymboree?s founding, Joan?s vision of a safe place where youngsters could build confidence and creativity has come to fruition and spread to 30 countries around the globe. Staffed by attentive and expertly trained instructors, each Gymboree outpost adheres to a curriculum of activities designed by experts to foster the development of children?s? cognitive, physical, and social skills through structured play and close readings of Goodnight Moon. The staffers also conduct entertaining classes that cover subjects ranging from music to sports, imparting valuable lessons of imagination and physical activity to developing minds. To further set apart her business, Barnes employed nationally renowned playground designer Jay Beck to design the proprietary play equipment at her centers.
A cornucopia of beautifying services await clients at The Face Company, where their visages and the bodies they're attached to undergo overhauls in the form of a number of procedures including Photofacials, Laser Hair Removal, Botox, Juv?derm, Skin Rejuvenation, Cellulite Reduction, and Teeth Whitening. The staff infuse youthfulness into clients with nonsurgical procedures, including spa services such as Airbrush Makeup and waxing services.
The Jewish Community Center, or the “J,” is a local pillar and a sleek, ultramodern fitness environment that’s been serving the community in some form or fashion since the 19th century. People from every faith, ethnicity, and walk of life are welcome at the J’s two locations, which offer many fitness options. One month of membership includes access to all of the gym’s facilities, including two brand-new outdoor pools that feature slides, a tree swing, an aqua climb wall, diving boards, lap swimming, and zero-depth areas perfectly sized for toddlers and WWF wrestling buddies (check online for amenities and features of each individual pool). All group exercise classes are also included, with more than 250 taught each week, encompassing such choices as turbo kickboxing, aqua burn and firm, tap dancing, mat Pilates, Zumba, Tai Chi, and many more.
The vigilant vestment knights at the family-owned-and-operated Country Squire Cleaners have burnished and buffed cloth body armor for 55 years. Whether you've been rumpled by wrinkle gangs or inadvertently bathed in Kool-Aid, the friendly, careful staff's meticulous dry-cleaning process can carefully primp a wide wardrobe of garments, including pants ($7.50), sweaters ($7.25), dresses ($14), blazers ($7.50), and blouses ($7.25). Lawful laundering is also at your disposal for shirts ($2.30), folded shirts ($2.55), and pants ($7.50). Instrumental toward removing stains from Earth's dapper cloud lapels, Country Squire employs eco-friendly products such as DrySolv to ensure treatments that are harsh on stains but not on the upper stratosphere.
A will coupled with power of attorney allows you to retain control of your estate and wealth even after you've died or decided to take a 30-year nap. Together, you and Redler will forge a legally binding document that specifies who inherits what and how your life accomplishments should be preserved, paid, or parceled out. Power of attorney, meanwhile, authorizes a designated party to speak on your behalf and to act as an advocate for your interests even when you're playing ping-pong with death in a persistent vegetative state. It's the most logical way to plan for the future and the only way to ensure that your priceless collection of vice-presidential action figures won't be carelessly sold off by an unappreciative family.
• For $63, new members get a two-month household metro membership plus joining fee (a $252 total value). • For $42, new members get a two-month adult metro membership plus joining fee (a $166 total value). • For $15, current members get $30 toward a class or program.