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The instructors at Sylvan Learning Center understand the limitations of a one-size-fits-all classroom; they tailor tutoring and enrichment curricula to each student to meet specific goals. By interviewing pupils and gathering input from teachers and parents, the center's army of energetic study buddies can position students for success in subjects such as reading, math, writing, or study skills. Along with overseeing test-prep for ACTs and SATs, instructors help kids keep school breaks productive with academic camps that focus on specific skills such as math problem-solving and pitching tiny tents out of protractors and loose-leaf paper.

1018 Ralston Ave
Defiance,
OH
US

Since 1988, Pet Supplies Plus has welcomed millions of furry critters of every stripe—from llamas and monkeys to potbellied pigs—into their animal-friendly stores. The shop is designed so that both pets and their owners can easily navigate the inventory of more than 10,000 items. Wide aisles give leashed pups enough room to roam, colorful signage keeps shoppers moving in the right direction, and low shelves allow dogs to sniff out their preferred brand of rawhide chew. A self-serve dog wash enables guests to scrub their canine companions' coats to a youthful, puppy-like shine, whereas grooming services enlist professionals to tackle tougher jobs, such as brushing out matted fur or convincing dalmatians to stop mixing white and black after Labor Day.

1524 N Clinton St
Defiance,
OH
US

Bowling Green Country Club’s nine-hole course journeys across 73 acres of Ohio countryside. Featuring a nine-hole yardage of 2,782 from the farthest tees, the layout adds a sense of variety with four tee options for golfers looking to play the hole twice for an 18-hole round or foursomes who prefer to play without having to interact. A watery ellipse stands in the middle of four holes, including the par 3 seventh, where tee shots must somersault 168 yards over the corner of the pond to find the green. After rounds, duffers can unwind at the outdoor patio of Jeff Szabo’s Fairway Grill, where a wait staff of disguised caddies serves a menu of burgers, salads, sandwiches, and other hearty fare.

Course at a Glance: * Nine-hole, par 35 course * Length of 2,782 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 33.8 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 114 from the farthest tees * Four tee options

923 Fairview Ave.
Bowling Green,
OH
US

As a recreational flying club operating out of Wood County Regional Airport, Eagle Air Flying Club gives aspiring aviators access to its pair of airplanes for lessons and flying time. While not itself a flying school, club members keep a Rolodex of certified flying Instructors handy for use by non-members and new recruits. Both planes in the club's hangar?a refurbished '73 Piper Arrow and '68 Piper Cherokee?let pilots earn experience with the instruments, protocols, and inside jokes used by actual pilots.

1261 East Poe Road
Bowling Green,
OH
US