At Montross Quarter Horses, Inc., instructors John and Laura Montross teach students of all skill levels how to ride starting at the age of four. Backed by vast experience, the duo combines its equestrian expertise during private and semi-private lessons, where it emphasizes fundamentals, proper horsemanship, and proper grooming techniques. The Montross' facility presents students with a number of different riding areas, including trails and indoor and outdoor arenas for year-round practicing.
At Franklin Street Yoga Center—which was voted Best Yoga Studio by Independent Weekly readers—visitors can expose their federation of limbs to a fitness fest helmed by a skilled staff of muscle menders. Boost blood circulation and smash stress deposits into milk-shake powder with classes such as the Level 1 Foundation course (appropriate for beginners), the flow- and balance-oriented Chakra Vinyasa (for all levels), and the music-fueled Rock Your Asana (designed for students with prior experience). Lay down the meditative concrete for a tranquil foundation with various poses that strengthen the core, improve flexibility, and provide newfound clear-headedness that obviates the need for magic 8 balls.
A graduate of UNC's School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Sweet Sassafras Photography owner and head photographer Sabrina Short cut her photo-framing teeth in the scenic surrounds of Chapel Hill. But, though she's no longer a student, Tobacco Road remains her muse, as Sabrina has contributed her keen eye to area publications such as Chapel Hill Magazine, Durham Magazine, and the WEEKLY. She also takes advantage of the area's natural beauty and historic landmarks with on-location shoots, framing clients against notable sites such as Duke Gardens and the UNC Arboretum.
Although soothing, massages aren’t just for relaxation—their benefits range from increased circulation to injury prevention. Licensed therapist Shannon Hester understands this, tailoring his services to fit the individual needs of his clients. Relying on an arsenal of modalities and techniques, he painstakingly expunges knots and alien probes cleverly disguised as knots. At Wellness Associates of Chapel Hill, Hester works alongside colleagues Duncan McChesney and Kristine Pita, who tap into their massage-therapy backgrounds to rejuvenate clients.
Deluxe Cleaners is the Triangle's premiere dry cleaners providing superior quality and service for over 29 years. We are a family owned and operated business. The company's original founders are the owners, speaking to our customers on a day-to-day basis and ensuring your satisfaction.
MVP Video owner and veteran digitizer John Watkin has spent the past 20 years preserving his customers’ memories by taking outmoded media—from 16mm films to the earliest models of camcorder tapes—and transferring them to high-quality DVDs and CDs. Previous clients, such as Duke University Libraries and the University of North Carolina, have enjoyed quick turnaround, hassle-free drop-off service, and the peace of mind that comes from knowing cherished footage is in expert hands. MVP Video also duplicates DVDs, VHS tapes, and other formats and can even make copies of foreign-encoded discs that play in any DVD player, albeit with all dialogue converted to a British accent.