Spring Valley Equestrian Center has been family owned for four decades. Current owners Marie Cotton and Chuck McWhirter spearhead instruction in both English and Western horseback-riding techniques on the scenic ranch, which abuts the Appalachian Trail Ridge. A large indoor arena complements the center's three riding rings, allowing horses to gallop comfortably throughout the year and eliminating the need for them to fly south for the winter. Spring Valley’s saddle shop allows equines to suit up onsite. In addition to group and private lessons, the center hosts summer horsemanship camps that include a week of lessons and conclude with a student horse show.
It is not difficult to find NJ Mattress Factory—simply look for a showroom with rows of blanket-less beds. Once there, you will see sewn onto bare mattresses patches with the names Sealy, Serta, Stearns & Foster, Simmons Beautyrest, and Tempur-Pedic, a who’s who of mattress brands the store is authorized to sell. Any questions can be directed to the seasoned staff, whether they are about mattresses or the shop’s bedding accessories, which include Tempur-Pedic pillows and mattress pads that can fend off water, microbes, allergens, and that one nightmare where you are forced to stuff your mattress into an airplane’s overhead compartment.
Camp Iliff entertains and educates children with a broad array of childcare services and play facilities. Certified teachers help budding toddlers’ minds blossom and convenient afterschool programs provide children up to age 13 with bus transportation from many local schools. Kids celebrate birthday parties playing ticket redemption games or frolic on the forest playground, replete with a mirror maze, tunnel tubes, and slides.
Doctors Michael and Andrew Grano, voted the favorite chiropractors in Sussex County in the 2010 New Jersey Herald Readers' Choice awards, relieve spinal and postural difficulties with chiropractic care aimed at preventing common sources of pain or illness. Consultations begin with a professional evaluation of the spine to detect irregularities or con artists masquerading as vertebrae, and a computerized orthotic scan reveals any postural problems caused by weight distribution on the feet. Digital spinal x-rays arm the skeletal therapists with a glossy map to chart treatment, which may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and massage. Patients can follow their treatment or schedule a separate appointment for a deep-tissue massage in the relaxing oasis room at the hands of Grano's experienced massage therapists. The specialist combats chronic tension with gradual strokes and deep pressure on a specific area that can leave some muscles sore and others jealous for attention. In addition, a physician will evaluate each individual's nutritional profile to point out dietary habits that can enhance their overall wellness, and present two tickets to a nutritional seminar.
Dr. Charles Goldsmith was a successful OB/GYN. His practice was thriving, but his patients weren't. Each of them was worried about weight loss and attempting their own home-brewed ideas of how to drop those last few pounds. Rather than see his patients rely on misinformation, Dr. Goldsmith, soon to become widely known as Dr. G, created his four-pronged approach to weight loss.
Targeting appetite, metabolism, diet, and habits, Dr. G's physician-supervised plan works to not only change people's consumption, but change their lifestyles. From a five-day cleanse that evicts toxins from the body to a physician-supervised program including dietary supplements, Dr. G keeps his clients' systems humming like tuneful supersonic jets. His additional cosmetic services, such as teeth whitening and Revitalash, help to ensure clients' exteriors are as pampered as their interiors.
In A’ La Art’s walk-in studio, art-savvy staffers share technical tips and aesthetic advice as they mingle with visitors painting pottery, molding clay, and arranging fused-glass projects. Patrons can customize plain bisque pieces—selected from an array of hundreds—with stencils and stamps before daubing on food-safe paints and glazes. Alternatively, they can layer iridescent patterns of colored glass beads onto clear glass bases, creating fused glassware such as bowls, plates, or one-use hammers. Experts kiln-fire completed work, which patrons can pick up roughly a week after their studio time.