In 1996, Scrapbook Traditions began in the basement of Tracy Gilley's home. A woman named Jackie Scott had hired Gilley to put together a scrapbook of her life and family history as a Christmas gift. In five short months, Gilley produced more than 950 pages that covered more than a century of the Scott family history. When Jackie died several years later, all 10 scrapbooks were put on display at her memorial; guests at the service pored over the books and Jackie's son expressed his immense gratitude to Gilley for compiling the family history.
Scrapbook Traditions believes in the importance of scrapbooking to preserve memories and record history for future generations. The store offers an array of courses to help scrapbookers get started as well as shelves full of supplies, ranging from sheets of colorful 12?x12? cardstock and sticky adhesives capable of mounting bites of pizza from a couple's first date.
Supreme Golf makes maintaining an oft-pricey golf addiction a bit easier on the wallet by granting golfers discounts at golf courses and golf schools, as well as cutting the price of books, golf clubs, and nutritional supplements. Golfers can enjoy relaxing, discounted rounds at area courses in cities across the country including such area courses as Bear Creek Golf Club in Dallas, Gateway National Golf Links in St. Louis and St. Andrews Golf and Country Club in Atlanta, soaking in the sights and badgering local pros for analysis of the annual caddie draft.
The Yadkin Valley Wine Tours travel among the vineyard rows and through the dark cool of barrel cellars, letting guests get up close and personal with the wineries of the Blue Ridge Mountains foothills. Chauffeured excursions by van or bus roll along back-country roads and scenic highways and make stops at wineries along Swan Creek, Shallowford Trail, Yadkin River Trail, and others.
At each winery, the guide unveils a little piece of
North Carolina's winemaking heritage, explaining why the area's grape-growing climate is considered similar to that of Burgundy and the Italian Piedmont, just with much, much more distant views of the Alps. Afterward, a wine tasting lets everyone drink in the local flavor and learn proper tasting technique. Tours often follow the themes of the season, combining wine tasting with mining for gems
in the summer, taking in the changing foliage
in the fall, and stops at toasty fireplaces in the winter.
Class A Certified Prefessional PGA instructor Steve Nixon helps golfers of all skill levels with the wealth of knowledge he has accrued over a 23-year career as a golfer and coach. Steve's fairway-splitting swing has led to an impressive competitive career that includes time on multiple small tours?including the Tarheel, Tommy Armour, and Hooters tours?and once proclaiming his birthright as England's true king by removing an ancient flagstick from an anvil.
During lessons, Steve carefully observes pupils' preshot routine, tendencies when addressing the ball, and swing motion to unveil inefficient techniques and root them out with custom-tailored golf drills. Steve can also help players find their ideal equipment with TaylorMade club-fitting software and provides club-repair services for those who recently snapped their driver?s shaft or broke its heart by hitting a 3-wood off the tee on a par 4.
A lot has changed since Cash Lovell Stables & Riding Academy opened back in 1940. Since then, the facility has grown to encompass three indoor riding arenas, a full-service tack shop, and even a climate-controlled lounge with free Wi-Fi. But one thing hasn't changed: the academy's commitment to helping kids learn the value of compassion and hard work through the art of horsemanship. Lessons take place across the well-appointed facility, year-round, and illuminate students in the English riding style known as saddleseat. Suited for beginner, intermediate, or advanced riders of all ages, the courses are led by highly-trained equine specialists who are fluent in all the major horse dialects.
FAA-certified flight instructors Doug Boyle and Todd Halver make it their mission each day to share with others the technical and liberating aspects of flying. However, the vessels they use aren't your typical airplanes. Instead, the duo leads pupils on midair treks in aircrafts that are part motorized tricycle, part hang glider, and part flying monkey from The Wizard of Oz. Some of the crafts are even able to take off from the waters of Belews Lake. Doug and Todd impart safe, efficient, and inspirational guidance on trips ranging from intro flights to flights that help participants earn their own FAA sport-pilot's license.