The mission of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History is to continue the legacy of Roger Tory Peterson by promoting the teaching and study of nature, and to thereby create knowledge of and appreciation and responsibility for the natural world.
Situated snugly on the beauteous bayshore forest of Lake Chautauqua, Camp Onyahsa boasts a rich, 113-year history of bolstering passions for outdoor adventures, dramatic creativity, and nature-nurturing in kids and young teens. Campers can embrace their inner tree-hugger or plant-handshaker with informative hikes through the verdant woodlands before channeling their naturalistic inspirations into creative writing and drawing classes. Camp Onyahsa takes full advantage of its shoreline, allowing young aqua-lovers to pursue swimming, sailing, tubing, and fishing activities, with rigorous water safety training provided by the experienced staff.
Since 1990, McKissock has been teaching students to navigate fields ranging from real estate to architecture through classes conveniently located in virtual classrooms accessible right from your own home. Courses unfold on an online interface with intuitive navigation tools and an array of special features, such as student chat. Classes award credit hours to students with the full approval of all regulatory agencies, opening up new career opportunities in industries such as home inspection or land surveying. McKissock's ever-growing course catalog helps novices leap into a promising new job through licensing, continuing education and professional development.
Husband-and-wife duo Mike and Barb capture special moments from behind the lens. They travel to brides and grooms on their wedding day, and set up photo shoots for families and graduating seniors. An outdoor studio in Waterford provides 3 acres of breathtaking backgrounds with fields, trees, and ponds of liquid gold.
Brimming with jewelry and accessories made by the hands of local crafters, Shabby2Chic outfits wardrobes with a constantly shape-shifting collection of stylish hats, scarves, belts, and more. Draw attention away from misguided facial tattoos with a handmade necklace-and-earring combination ($22) or pay homage to spring with a vibrantly hued floral-themed broach ($14). A round, silvery ring wraps ring fingers in a constant embrace without skin harming materials such as nickel or lead ($8) and an energetically spangled purse shelters billfolds, makeup cases, and scale models of dresser drawers ($20). Shabby2Chic Boutique also carries a consistently rotating selection of consignment items to fill in gaping wardrobe holes.
Voted Best Dry Cleaners by GoErie.com six years in a row, Thrifty Dry Cleaners gently exorcises dirt demons with a waterless, odorless, DF2000 solvent. Treat tarnished threads to same-day drop-off and pick-up service (available Monday through Friday), whether you're exiling Easter-egg stains from a spring skirt ($5.40), blasting pumpkin-pie blemishes from a fall blazer ($6.60), or removing reindeer saliva from your best winter coat ($13+). Thrifty Dry Cleaners also replaces any lost or broken buttons at no additional charge, and boasts a convenient drive-thru window at its Pine Avenue location.