Hands-on learning and playtime in JW Tumbles’ interactive classes helps children explore the far reaches of their cranial caverns. Parents with toddlers younger than three years old can enroll in parent-participation classes such as Squeakers Class, geared toward four- to 10-month-olds, or Wobblers Class, where baby bodybuilders 11 to 18 months old practice tumbling and balance to increase motor skills and decrease the need for sippy-cup creatine shakes. Ages three and up can fly solo (parents can watch from the sidelines if they wish) during age-appropriate and highly interactive independent classes. The Artsy Kids Class teaches two- to five-year-olds creative skills, and three- to four-and-a-half-year-olds prep for kindergarten in the Stompers Class.
Belinda Gonzales, an energy worker and licensed massage therapist, combines therapies from different cultures to guide bodies toward total relaxation at Peaceful Retreat Therapeutic Massage. She offers modalities such as anxiety-relieving Swedish and deep-tissue massage. She also performs thai massage, which incorporates yoga-influenced stretches and gentle rocking—like when Mick Jagger quietly sang “Happy” to a restless Keith Richards and his teddy bear. Belinda can further melt away mental stress with aromatherapeutic oils; during reiki therapy, she directs energy toward acupuncture points to balance the energy levels.
Each and every job performed by Arrow Home Improvement and Repair is backed by a decade of experience in the construction industry. The crew specializes in residential, commercial, and industrial construction and remodeling, and they consider no job too big, too small, or too M.C. Escher. Services range from simple home improvements to the designing and building of facilities from scratch, while typical one-visit trips might see them installing or repairing drywall or plaster, or tending to doors, windows, and trims including baseboards and crown molding.
No one can say that The Weather Busters didn’t arise from humble beginnings. Bob Fano launched the climate-control business in 1968 from the basement of his parents’ house, eventually moving into a storefront and employing a staff of five. By the time The Weather Busters merged with Airflow Systems in 1977, Bob had expanded into heating and cooling services and acquired a solid reputation for dedicated workmanship. Today, his dream team of trustworthy technicians services HVAC systems by making repairs, installing systems, performing tune-ups, and outfitting windows with sunglasses to maintain optimum coolness. When there's an emergency, Bob’s Rapid Response Squad rescues HVAC systems from breakdowns in short order. Customers who join The Weather Busters Club will receive additional benefits, discounts, and tips that save money and help protect the environment.
Chef Central's kitchenware emporium, awarded Best of Westchester in 2010 by Westchester Magazine, plants chefs amid 21,000 square feet of epicurean aids from all-purpose pots to highly specialized gadgets. Amateur foodies and hard-boiled professionals alike can browse aisle upon aisle of cutlery, books, cookware, and gadgets. Lighting on tasteful treasures such as the Cuisipro stainless steel olive oil mister ($15.99), great for healthful baking and weather-resistant hairstyling, or an OXO salad spinner ($29.99).
Though he doesn't wear an actual crown, Bruce Wiener has earned the title of Bed King thanks to his family's long-standing business and his in-depth knowledge of what makes a high-quality mattress. Still, he rules with a fair hand. At his store, he and his staff share the three things customers need to know when buying a mattress: how it feels, how it's built inside, and what their budget is. They advise customers to test out each mattress by lounging on it for 15 minutes, examining its comfort, support structure, and willingness to share bedtime stories. They also arm customers with know-how on the latest technologies, demystifying industry jargon by explaining, for example, that coil systems impart equal weight distribution over the surface of the bed.