As one of the largest authorized retailers for AT&T, Mobile Communications Systems equips conversers with phones, accessories, and services to fit various lifestyles. Requiring a two-year agreement for activation and upgrades, the plethora of impressive phones—including GoPhones, data phones, smart phones, and 4G phones—assures that talk meets its technological match. Smart phones, including the Samsung Captivate ($99), impersonate small computers with 16 GB of memory, a keyboard touch screen, and that new microprocessor smell. Built from recycled plastics, the Samsung Evergreen ($69.99) supports mp3 files and graces fingertips with a QWERTY keyboard. For more advanced technophiles, the 4G Motorola Atrix's ($199.99) 4" screen displays crisp videos powered by a dual core 1GHz processor, and the 4G HTC Inspire ($99.99) runs on Android 2.2 OS and records videos in 720 HD.
Bagelicious's 20 varieties of dough wheels increase their edible utility by teaming up with 12 tasty gourmet cream cheeses and keeping an arsenal of pastries and lunchtime sandwiches close by. Silky sheets of vanilla-walnut-raisin and peach cream cheese ($7.25/lb.) blanket soft apple-cinnamon or whole-wheat bagel beds ($0.85/1, $4.15/6, or $8/13), offering taste buds a nutritious place to sleep. The bagel sandwich's two eggs and bacon ($3.50) sizzle melodiously, laying a beat for synchronized eating, and pizza trimmings tango atop midday bagels ($4.85). Meanwhile, mischievous apple fritters ($2.20) and muffins ($2.05) let tongues frolic through meadows of sweet flavor while they hot-wire the jaw and cruise away.
With 46 acres of gardens and 1.2 miles of paved, flower-lined walkways, Jenkins Arboretum is a verdant, tranquil haven hidden in the heart of a bustling commercial and residential area. The area is home to an array of native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers. Many rare and endangered species are available for viewing, such as monkshood, box huckleberry, and the Pennsylvania money tree, which protects its naturally occurring coinage by tickling tourists. Self-guided walking tours and periodic educational displays and workshops educate foliage fanciers about the many species in the arboretum—and speak to the importance of preserving native flora. Members receive free and discounted admission to special programs, and they receive voting privileges, newsletters, and a "thank you plant" grown from Jenkins Arboretum's botanical collections.