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.
The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous study facilities understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don?t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan?s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. After-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.
With a staff that includes retired law-enforcement professionals, former Marine and Army personnel, and NRA-certified instructors, it's a bit of an understatement to refer to The Lead Shed's guidance as insightful. Staff members lead safety classes, advanced training, and concealed-carry courses, although the team's in-depth knowledge is also useful for anyone perusing the display cases. In addition to offering a selection of ammunition and accessories, the shop routinely stocks more than 300 different firearms by popular manufacturers such as Kimber and Benelli. In the event that a customer can't find a specific firearm, the experts do their best to special-order the item.
Freshwater pearls clinched together with 18-karat white-gold-plated clasps await nude necks, bare wrists, and stud-less earlobes within 24/30 Surplus' treasure trove, stocked with items from Midwest Service and Supply. Measuring 6.5–7.5 millimeters in diameter, the high-luster cream-rose orbs are set in an 18-inch knotted necklace, a 7.5-inch knotted bracelet, and a pair of stud earrings ready to add charm to outfits or pet rocks with pierced ears. A gemologist from Klingler Jewelers appraised the oyster-fruit strands as good uniformity, off round, and lightly spotted. Each set comes tucked into a white jewelry case calibrated for storing the set or presenting the pearls to a sweetheart, daughter, or downhearted store mannequin.
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
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.