Movable walls, luminous rocks, mirrors, ramps, and unexpected dead ends. These are just a few of the obstacles players face at Ultrazone Laser Tag, a multi-level arena that, much like a spring-break DJ’s apartment, is always flooded with black light and fog. Before separating more than 66 players into mulitple teams and setting them loose in the arena, a game master delivers rules and moves teammates to the vesting room, where they grab laser guns and flashing vests. As the beat of pulsing music hammers the arena, players stream into the field, launching beams at opponents and attempting to seize their strongholds. When players are hit they aren't eliminated from the action; a computer keeps a running tally of points throughout the mission and awards champion status to the team with the highest count after the game. The facility also includes an arcade and a snack area.
Naturopathic doctor Dr. Ogilvie takes the whole body—including physical, mental, and emotional symptoms—into account when addressing a client's weight issues. During the 60-minute initial consultation, and, if chosen, six subsequent consultations, patients learn to lose weight naturally and keep it off through dietary and lifestyle changes and by coating skin in Vaseline so that new calories can't get a proper grip. As part of the initial consultation, Dr. Ogilvie takes patients' blood pressure, performs a metabolic screening, and uses a biomeridian machine, which measures energy conductivity to assess general health. Dr. Ogilvie also illustrates the benefits of properly combining real foods, assigns take-home quizzes in Nutritional Biochemistry 101, and demonstrates how to make healthy choices in unhealthy environments, like condemned gingerbread houses or overly-buttery corn mazes.
The staff members at Sylvan Learning Center's numerous study facilities understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don?t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan?s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. After-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.
America's Best Energy Team can help clients see stars?ENERGY STARs, that is. A subsidiary of award-winning contracting company North Virginia Roofing, America's Best probes residences with all manner of diagnostic equipment to determine the building's energy efficiency. With blower equipment, they check to see if doors leading outside maintain an airtight seal and seek out air-leakage sites. Beyond diagnostics, they can also work to seal air-leaks and add insulation by installing new windows, re-caulking, installing weather stripping on doors, replacing old siding, sealing leaky floors and holes in ductwork, and updating outdated heating and cooling systems that still run on hamster power.
As their name would imply, SillyShotz Photobooth Company's attendants don't expect the people climbing into their booths to take themselves too seriously. Every rental package comes with a kit of zany props, including feather boas, shutter shades, and hats. Up to 10 guests can pile into the booth at once, a feat that most photobooths could only pull off at a human Tetris convention. The resulting photo strips include several creative display options, including magnetic frames, personalized scrapbooks, and framed collages.
Palisades Pizzeria & Clam Bar quells the avaricious appetites of neighborhood foodies with an abundance of devourable disks, with handmade New York–style thin crust and a battery of fresh toppings and vegetables. Pizza-starved patrons may pile their choice of topping upon the doughy base, crowning the ziggurat of monumental deliciousness with traditional slice-stuffs such as pepperoni or sausage or bolder pie paraphernalia, including feta cheese, pesto, or broccoli florets. Or opt for a less-circular selection, such an eight-inch deli sandwich (including pastrami, roast beef, and turkey sandwiches, all $8.50 or 8.99 with cheese), buffalo wings ($7), or lasagne ($10.95).