Opening the Acts 2 Acres Equestrian Center was an ideal decision for Michelle Alvarez, who was eager to make use of both her teaching experience and her lifelong passion for owning and showing horses. Today, her center specializes in training young riders in beginner lessons, which journey through nearby Tradewinds Park's scenic trails and focus on fundamentals such as safety, care, horsemanship, and grooming.
Youth may enjoy mornings at Pony Club or entire days at equestrian camp playing games, filling their noggins with educational material, and riding horses. Acts 2 Acres Equestrian Center is approved by the Girl Scouts of Broward County, meaning that the facility's experienced instructors are accustomed to teaching girl scouts and receiving payment in the form of thin-mint cookies.
Mambo Con Cache owner Brian Anthony spreads his fiery brand of salsa up and down the East Coast with studios in South Florida and New York. Set to the pulsating beat of Latin music, his classes keep students swiveling and sliding across the studios' spacious hardwood dance floors. Though Anthony brings his background in hip-hop footwork to the classes he teaches in Hollywood and Coconut Creek, his heart belongs to the salsa music he fell in love with early in his career. Whether popping in for a group class or a more intimate private lesson, students quickly grow confident as they practice the fundamentals of salsa by side-stepping with partners or high-kicking piñatas strewn about the studio.
The automotive experts at GOODYEAR - Gold Coast Tire & Auto Centers coddle cars with automotive services and brand-name parts for both foreign and domestic roadsters. The team performs both preventative and repair services on cars, SUVs, and any light trucks that honk politely enough. Technicians also upgrade rides with custom wheels, window tinting, or lift and lowering kits. To help ensure that owners get the proper wheels and parts, the tire specialists maintain an online filament guide and other automotive reference materials, including an online dictionary of essential terms.
Inside Learning Express Toys, children of all ages can find a host of entertaining and educational toys designed by brands such as Lego and Scientific Explorer. Seven days a week, staff members share their enthusiastic attitudes as they help children and parents peruse dolls and accessories, brain-stimulating word games, or science kits that fuel interactive learning. The store frequently holds special events for festive occasions, such as Father's Day and Lego Day, hosting such costumed characters as Santa Claus and welcoming royal delegates from the King of Legoland.
During Coconut Creek Adventure Boot Camp, the staff lead students through energetic workouts held in local parks and outdoor venues. They keep sessions interesting by constantly varying exercises, featuring running and boxing one day and obstacle courses and jumping rope another. The fitness specialists also provide students with dietary advice.
A fiesta of mouthwatering Latin flavors dances across Medellin’s expansive menu of Colombian-based cuisine. The plátano con aguacate ($7), a sweet and savory commingling of guacamole and fried plantains, tickles tongues as a starter, and house-made picante salsa gives a kick that sends the flavor of a crispy-chicken- or beef-stuffed quesadilla ($8) past the hands of overzealous mouth goalies. The sobrebarriga bogotana ($11), a Colombian-style flank steak sautéed in salsa criolla, balances its meaty boldness with rice, veggies, and fried yucca. Chompers eager to cleave ensandwiched treats release a wave of coastal flavors with the pollo del Tropico ($7), a grilled chicken sandwich topped with cilantro-infused fruit salsa and melted swiss, bobbing on a raft of french fries or fried yucca. Sweet dreams find fulfillment in a classic tres leches custard ($4) or a frosty raspberry juice ($3). Medellin’s warm, earth-toned walls and spacious dining room create a romantic setting where stomachs fall in love with Latin morsels and unused napkins long for the company of crumbs.