"That camp changed how I felt about basketball and my future. It was the turning point in my life." That's how Michael Jordan summed up his experience at Five-Star Basketball, the premier hoops camp founded by Howard Garfinkel and Will Klein in 1966. In addition to Jordan, the alumni list is studded with stars like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and coaches such as Chuck Daly. In total, more than 500 NBA players have come to Five-Star to refine their basketball talent.
Today, Five-Star continues its tradition of elite basketball training for future college and professional basketball players. Open to boys and girls aged 10?18, the camp's coaches teach young players the importance of possessing basketball fundamentals, being in shape, and having a strong head on their shoulders. Players have many opportunities to show off their skills, such as demonstrating a finely tuned crossover dribble during Five-Star's highly competitive pickup games or eating the most orange slices at lunchtime.
Tote along your favorite song scientist or chord chemist and watch as the professional orchestral professors fuse favorite rhythms and harmonies during the concert. The setlist includes Leonard Bernstein's symphonic suite from On the Waterfront, John Williams's "Star Wars Suite," Bizet's "March of the Torreadors" from Carmen, music from the James Bond films, and a tribute to Henry Mancini.
The showrooms at Abbey's Home Furnishings brim with furniture from top brands such as Ashley, Bassett, and Omnia Leather that suit every living space. Browsers discover a cornucopia of dining sets, ranging from ornate hand-carved tabletops to contemporary chairs and noshing surfaces ($699–$1,600). Couples can lounge across love seats and sofas upholstered in fine fabrics or plush leather ($799–$1,199), or take turns staring at saddleback bar stools ($69). With more than 50 different styles of family-room furniture, decorators can tailor living rooms according to almost any theme. Lonely bed frames fill the hole their last mattress left with beds of varying firmnesses, from cloud-like softness to less-yielding body buffers ($799–$1,299). Though not included with today's Groupon, furniture on its last legs finds salvation with Abbey's repair services, which give forlorn pieces their confidence back with necessary parts and heartfelt compliments.
The Quick Lane at Mac Haik Ford Lincoln Georgetown perks up disheartened rides with speedy, efficient service performed by factory-trained technicians. Today’s deal pampers road ponies with a maintenance package that includes two oil and filter changes (up to a $64 value), a tire rotation and balance (up to a $35 value), a new set of wiper blades (a $20 value), and a NitroFill nitrogen inflation for tires (a $30 value). The package also includes one free tow, ensuring vehicles can make it to the shop no matter how broken-down or apathetic they may be (an $80 value). Mac Haik Ford Lincoln Georgetown is located up the road from Round Rock outlet mall and other shopping centers and offers free shuttle service to all, allowing customers to simulate astronaut shopping in a controlled environment.
Williamson-Burnet County Opportunities administers a wide range of economic-opportunity and social-services programs for both counties, including Meals on Wheels, Head Start, and Affordable Housing.
The Meals on Wheels program delivers hot meals five days a week to homebound residents over the age of 60, helping them receive proper nutrition and live independently for as long as possible. In addition to delivering hot noontime meals, volunteers visit with the clients, providing them with companionship and friendly check-ins.
Stylist Shannon Allar understands the importance of appearances—especially for attending special occasions. That’s why she travels to events such as weddings and photo shoots to personally coif hair into formal updos and intricate braids or simply sheer away extraneous length. In her studio, she dips into an even deeper well of services, adding vibrancy to hair with highlights and color or smoothing strands with Keratin Complex treatments.