After serving in a police department and the US Navy respectively, Jeff and Sabrina Shaw decided they wanted to protect something else for a change—lawns. Through A.L.E.R.T. Lawnscaping, the duo does just that, refurbishing yards across Alachua County with everything from landscape installation to shrub and small-tree removal. They mow, edge, weed, and prune grass and hedges, and they perform seasonal cleanups in both the fall and spring. Aside from caring for lawns, the crew also strips away dirt and muck from driveways with pressure washers and then buries the dirt way out in the forest so it knows what it's like to belong.
Let Gainesville Detailing rejuvenate your unkempt jalopy with its No. 3 full interior and exterior detailing package. Dirt and grime are quickly expelled with a hand wash and wheels are pampered and dressed to prepare them for maneuvering tight corners and awkward run-ins with an ex-hubcap. Next, auto bodies are buffed and waxed as cloth seats and carpets are vacuumed and shampooed, and leather is treated the way it always knew it deserved. Finally, one of Gainesville's friendly guzzler glamorizers will make certain all interior and exterior trim is freshly dressed, seals are conditioned to stay on command, and windows are purged both inside and out, allowing customers to take advantage of splendid views of their own carport. Washes are available seven days a week by appointment and can be scheduled outside of Alachua County for an additional charge.
Although Sue Towler developed a steadfast work ethic during 24 years of service in the United States Air Force, it's her love of dogs that continues to bring out the best of her nature. Before opening The Barking Lot, where she and her staff of canine devotees lovingly provide dog boarding and daycare services, Sue started a home pet-sitting service and a no-kill animal shelter, both of which she still runs. At The Barking Lot, pooches frolic together on a grassy playground during playtime, monitored by the staff in case a debate about the president's dog's foreign-policy experience gets out of hand. At night, boarding pups settle into tiled suites and air-conditioned kennels.
Apologize for the lack of weekly phone calls home that life on the run from Bill Cosby has caused or show the special mother in your life how much you care with a blooming basket. The specially created bouquet features an abundant bloom of assorted hydrangeas blossoming out among their lush, green leaves. The plant comes neatly potted in a white wicker basket and pre-wrapped with a pink bow, so the great gravy spill of 2010 that wasted your household ribbons won’t leave your gift bereft of packaging.
The Fruit Cove Road pizzeria serves up a fresh, scratch-made menu of pizza, pasta, sandwiches, and more for lunch, dinner, and late-night dining. Kick off a meeting of local weavers by passing around a basket of cheese fries ($4.69) sprinkled with bacon (+$1) for a decadent meal-starting treat, or share an antipasto salad ($8.99) with a pro-pasto pal. The hand-tossed, New York–style pizza, fired in St. Johns' brick oven, promises to please the pizza-anemic and is available by the slice, starting at $2 for sensible noshing, or by the pie, starting at $8.29 for a plentiful portion. Choose to customize your supper by selecting from more than 20 toppings, or opt instead for a specialty pie, such as the meat lovers ($13.99+), loaded with smoked bacon, meatballs, ham, pepperoni, sausage, and cheese. Sandwiches at the eatery are served on scratch-baked bread, and the plentiful selection of entree pastas can satisfy the herbivore in your jury with the brick-oven baked ziti ($10.99) or tempt the bird-beaked with chicken Benevento ($15.99), a tender cutlet nestled between a bed of ziti and a blanket of mushroom Rosie Alfredo sauce.