Newly remodeled, the Hudson/Boston Heights outpost of the Baymont Inn & Suites houses families a quick jaunt away from the Boston Mills and Brandywine ski resorts. Splash in the mock-summer waves of the Baymont Inn's heated indoor pool before cooling off on the neighboring slopes. Or peruse more calming attractions, such as Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Following a full day of frolicking, surf the hotel’s free WiFi or take comprehensive notes of the happenings on dozens of cable channels. Early risers wake up to a free continental breakfast complete with beverages and a side of predeparture wistfulness.
Hungry Bee's veteran chef, Kimberly McCune Gibson, guides burgeoning epicureans down the path to foodie bliss with cooking classes and meals rife with farm-fresh ingredients. Chef Gibson consults with novice cooks before each of her classes, deciding meal plans, coordinating matching sweaters, and bringing the required ingredients to fill clients' shelves. During the romantic dinner party, kitchen Casanovas learn the ins and outs of pan twirling, with Chef Gibson plating and serving the meal to the couple once the stove-side date is at an end. Up to four students fill kitchen classrooms in the pasta-making course, learning to knead and prepare beds of pasta before lying down for a nap. With the Girls Night Out class, eight ladies whip up a menu of choice with the help of Chef Gibson's kitchenware parables and chow down on the repast while the instructor tidies up the kitchen. A level II sommelier, Chef Gibson encourages uncorking a bottle of wine during class, offering pairing and wineglass-juggling suggestions throughout.
Michelle Alpern, an avid swimmer and Red Cross-certified lifeguard since high school, is the founder of the Kids and Infant Safety Swim (KISS) Swim Program. Tailoring lessons to each student’s needs, Michelle and staff lead sessions for infants, toddlers, kids, and adults, focusing on the swim-float-swim method in a fun, safe, and nurturing environment. She specializes in childhood education, and her training includes more than 175 hours of pool instruction, child psychology and physiology, and CPR and AED certifications.
At Quality Cleaners, certified staff members practice the latest dry- and wet-cleaning techniques using state-of-the-art equipment and high-quality detergents. Customers can unstink stinky sweaters ($4.05) in lieu of using them to clothe scarecrows, and raincoats can be purged ($10.95) of the sky’s unclean precipitation. Many household items, such as blankets ($12.65), rugs ($2 per square foot), and tablecloths ($20.35), can also be cleaned. Pick-up and drop-off services take place every Monday and Thursday at the location of your choice, and garment bags are included free of charge.
Dr. David Pack uses his chiropractic hands to fix pain and discomfort on clients as young as newborn and as old as 103. The ailments he treats include out-of-whack backs, carpal-tunnel syndrome, headaches, and arthritis. He also uses adjustments to improve the immune system and alleviate allergies to everything from dust to pollen to the dander left after the dog's poker night.