Bearing the titles of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman from Professional Photographers of America, David and Ally McKay embody the keen vision and aesthetic prowess that separated good photographers from great ones. They share these skills during classes at McKay Photography Academy, where they train eyes, fingers, and imaginations to work in tandem as a snapshooting dream machine. Their classes help aspiring photographers progress from neophytes to seasoned pros; the Beginning Digital Photography course teaches students to harness the intricacies of their instruments, and the Pro Academy offers inside tips on how to successfully snap wedding portraits, pose recent grads, or tease out candid emotions. When not busy instructing the next generation of shutterbugs, David and Ally also devise photo safaris, which send small teams of photographers to capture shots of famed landmarks including San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge; the Lincoln Memorial of Washington, DC; or Yosemite's 60-foot statue of Yogi Bear.
Rolling hills, wooded terrain, and shimmering waterways serve as the canvas upon which Beckett Golf Club’s 27-hole, 9,577-yard golf complex shines. The swath of verdant playing grounds forms three distinct nines that golfers mix and match to create varied 18-hole rounds. The longest layout, the blue course, confronts players with bends and jumps in the form of dogleg fairways and water hazards on three holes. A fast-starting swing is a must for golfers starting on the red course, where the first hole—a 498-yard par 5—is also the layout’s most difficult, bending sharply to the left with a lush patch of trees that prevents shortcuts and golf-cart drag races. The shortest of the three nines, the white course puts water in play on two holes and revels in the rolling fairways and medium-size greens that characterize the entire 27-hole layout.
The Cove's menu is packed with pasta, steak, and seafood eats, all sizzled and served next to Harrah's gaming floor. Within the elegant confines, patrons can watch horses run and the river race as their jowls harmoniously nibble on the Atlantic salmon and its accompanying saffron risotto and grilled asparagus sprinkled with a balsamic reduction ($23). Other edibles include the freshly plucked prime rib au jus ($22 for 12 oz., $2/extra oz.) and the New York steak pizziola ($32). In addition to surrounding diners in sustenance, the restaurant is surrounded by casino fun, including live entertainment, horse races, and table games such as poker.
Curves is a fitness center designed exclusively for women. Redeem your Groupon at one of the 21 participating locations. Each membership can be used toward unlimited visits and free weight-management classes with trained professionals. The value of this Groupon also includes a one time $99 service fee.
Milmont Mud Hut is a ceramics and Art center that specializes in clay classes and paint your own pottery. We also offer no hassle birthday parties, summer camp, BYOB art classes, fund raising opportunities, daycare and senior services, and much much more!
Frontline CrossFit?s certified instructors each cherish different movements: the clean and jerk, overhead squat, and anything gymnastics, respectively. Through challenging yet rewarding workouts, the trio leverages its ample experience?from training soldiers to studying krav maga?to help students exceed personal goals, regardless of their physical fitness level. They design regimens of plyometrics, powerlifting, gymnastics, and kettlebell workouts to help their pupils lift, sweat, lunge, and flex their way to glory, all with the support of a community of like-minded athletes. CrossFit's system of universal scalability and high-intensity workouts helps practitioners from all backgrounds look and feel their best, whether they're sedentary office workers or have physically demanding jobs such as soldier, firefighter, or tugboat.