Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Chinqua Penn Plantation houses a 1920s mansion once owned by Thomas Jefferson Penn and Beatrice Schoellkopf Penn, its luxurious environs flanked by fields of grapes and packed with an eclectic collection of art. Embark on a guided educational tour of the countryside abode's 27 rooms to marvel at masterpieces such as the entryway's Mosaic of Moses and the dining room's American Gothic painted entirely with ketchup. The mansion's artistic furnishings are culled from 30 different countries, all ensconced in internationally themed chambers such as the Chinese Room and the Italian Room. Attendees can fly chaperone-free in a self-guided garden tour to admire the plantation's greenery, nestled within 22 acres of maintained landscaping. Sync up your watch with the 1928 stone clock tower or discuss celebrity gossip with the cast-lead Cupid statue in the courtyard.
While in Sonoma on business in 1992, tech entrepreneur Max Lloyd fell in love with the fermented grape. Though his father and grandfather had been in the business of winemaking, it wasn't until his encounter with California-grown, European-style varietals that he resolved to dabble in the family trade himself. Launched as a part-time project in Virginia and transplanted to its current location in 2001, Grove Winery and Vineyards culls its grapes from two estate vineyards that span more than 70 acres in addition to a handful of local vineyards. The staff meticulously handpicks the grapes and gently presses them with a basket press to yield their fresh milk.
The capable cobblers at Sykes Shoe Repair mend worn-out heels, soles, and partial soles on men's and women's shoes, performing minor repairs in minutes. Nimble hands can put out-of-commission men's shoes back in business, fixing half soles ($35) or full soles ($59) with rubber or leather, including an imported Italian variety called Vibram that protects feet while singing romantic arias. Shoe remodelers also transform men's heels ($18) or heels and half soles ($45) languishing in disrepair. Women's flats or high heels that have deteriorated from workaday weariness enjoy restored heels ($9), large heels ($14), or protective soles and heels ($25). Sykes’s loafer overhaulers can also repair luggage, handbags, and specialty shoes for individuals in the industrial, military, fire and police, or professional-clowning fields.
Tony Natalizio caters to young students and busy professionals with relaxed, effective guitar lessons that help music lovers achieve their goals of playing guitar. Tony instructs hopeful virtuosos in the sacred art of the axe over the course of two 45-minute lessons tailored to the individual based on music knowledge and experience performing in front of sold-out arenas, often known as bathroom mirrors. Explore the vast universe of strumming styles, including classical, rock, jazz, and folk. Younger string-strummers start out reading music and can quickly move on to shredding solos. More advanced students can learn concepts and techniques based on the style of music they like to play. Tony is experienced in working with children as young as 6 years old. Call to schedule lesson times.
Across The Tracks Framing is a quality custom picture framing business that has been in operation for over 17 years, located in the Coleman Roofing building in downtown Burlington, NC. Custom framing that is unique to the art and customer is what we do.
In the dark arena, space-age corridors glow violet, blue, and green. Plastic tubing snakes up along the walls past incandescent alien-like symbols. A low fog creeps along the floor and pulse-pounding music masks the sound of oncoming footsteps. Through these sci-fi environs, teams hunt down the opposition, decked out in futuristic vests and armed with flashing laser guns. At Lazer X, this is just one of their games that requires skill, strategy, and accuracy. In their laser maze, gamers must call on their best Mission Impossible moves to slide, slink, and shimmy under, over, and around a thicket of glowing laser beams. In between battles with or against laser, they keep guests challenged with arcade games, skee-ball, and air hockey.