Interstate’s armory of more than 16,000 types of batteries electrifies household gadgets, cars, and computers, defibrillating life from silent machinery. Twenty-four-pack of Workaholic AA alkaline batteries ($12.00) set stopped clocks ticking, subdued radios blaring, and curious tongues buzzing. Watches guide owners through time crunches with a watch battery with installation ($7.99) or power from 1.5-volt alkaline batteries, and laptops summon the Internet to cafes and couches, humming with a 5- to 7-volt Acer replacement battery. Interstate’s wares also power life-preserving health and medical devices and speed-preserving vehicles, finally allowing car owners to travel beyond the bounds of their household’s knotted extension cords.
Lake Ridge carries an impressive collection of plants and flowers, as well as brand-name fashion and home-décor accessories. Herbaceous homesteaders can jump-start gardens with mulch ($5.99+/bag) and pregrown vegetables and herbs ($1.99–$11.99) or tour the garden center's assortment of bushes ($19.99–$75.99) and trees ($79.99–$299.99). Fallow flowerbeds can be filled with a cell pack of annuals ($1.99) and perennials ($5.99–$25.99) and green-thumbed gardeners can adorn sun-stained windowsills with hanging baskets ($24.99–$59.99) and strategically placed piles of potting soil ($5.99+/bag).
Growing up in a rural area where the garden often provided more than the grocer, the founder of Wintergreen Organics & Naturals knows the importance of eating fresh. And Wintergreen isn't just about healthy eating—it's about all the things we use in our daily lives, from poultry and eggs to shampoo and moisturizer. Sourced from local farmers and crafters, the website's inventory of items places an emphasis on the importance of buying local. The CSA membership—short for Community Supported Agriculture—is the most direct way clients can give back to and support local farmers, year round, with a subscription to the freshest fruits and veggies, year round.
The lead instructor at Premier Fight Center is Leo Dalla—but in his native Brazil, he’s known simply as Dalla. After starting training in jujitsu at age 13, Dalla earned his black belt, competed throughout the world, and, finally, moved to the U.S., where he’s dedicated his life to teaching jujitsu to the next generation of competitors. He and the other experienced staff at Premier Fight Center also offer classes in boxing, muay thai, and mixed martial arts for both adults and kids, who benefit from the emphasis on self-discipline and perseverance.
As a regional manufacturer distributing products within a 500-mile radius, McCormick Paints takes a leadership position in truly green manufacturing and distribution by reducing energy, fuel and emissions in the delivery of products to the marketplace. McCormick Paints operates 24 retail store locations.