John Neighbors and Julia Meyerovich lead students through a variety of dance styles using their three-pronged teaching system. They offer private instruction to allow students to refine their techniques, group classes for students to learn new moves, and social dances during which students test out their moves with a variety of partners.
Grown from two small shops to 28 locations by the sweat equity of a hard-working father-and-son team, McGee Tire’s open-air bays now proudly display the cobalt and maize décor signifying their status as authorized Goodyear dealers. Skilled hands outfit hoisted cars with conventional and standard oil while computerized systems recalibrate tires, brake service secures stoppers, and transmission tune-ups correct gear-bound problems. At the core of full-scale commercial fleet services, a specialized shearography machine helped earn McGee Auto Service & Tire a mention on Modern Tire Dealer's Top 100 Retreaders in the U.S. list. Oversize vehicle service also caters to recreational drivers, with RV service including repairing electrical systems, recalibrating drive trains, and restocking the feedback of the horn's onboard bugler.
Bill Jackson's Shop for Adventure is a full-service outfitter providing adventure apparel and instruction to outdoor enthusiasts. With this deal, Grouponers can choose between a lesson in recreational or sea kayaking to fulfill their nautical needs. The four-hour sea-kayaking lesson is broken into two two-hour sessions during which ocean-bound students will learn rescue skills, fundamental techniques, and canoe insults. In the 3-hour recreational lesson, aspiring aqua navigators will practice entries, reentries, rescues, and paddle techniques. To avoid insidious dolphin pranks, lessons are held in the heated indoor pool and the on-site lake.
Registered nurse and Success by Design owner Sherri Morrison had always been frustrated with fad diets. Not only do they seldom work, they can also be dangerous. And after losing her father to a heart attack when he was 42, Sherri began streamlining her 27 years of medical and nutrition expertise to develop a program that eschews the catchall diets and wild promises of many popular programs. Sherri believes that her father, and many others like him, could prevent such tragedies and illnesses by taking control of their lifestyles and eating and exercise habits. This philosophy is the foundation upon which Success by Design stands, and Sherri, Dr. Tami Horner, and the team champion it by refusing to let patients fail in their endeavor to get healthy. As long as they have the drive to change their lives, the team will continue to motivate them and find solutions.
While the staff encourages clients to take action, Success by Design's spa, Spa by Design, offers better rewards for their effort and success than a perfectly exfoliated carrot at the end of a stick. Situated in a separate building from Success by Design, the spa invites guests to unwind amid environs decorated in warm browns and aqua blues, soundtracked by a soothing waterfall and scented with aromatherapy. Here, hot-stone massages melt tense muscles and signature anti-aging facials firm skin with enzymes, seaweed, and lift serum.
The racks and shelves at Doodlebugs Kids Consignment rarely look the same from visit to visit. The inventory of consignment clothing, toys, and furniture for children changes frequently, according to the new or gently used items the staff receives each day. A colorful set of pint-size chairs and table; strollers decorated with cartoon characters; outdoor play sets with swings and slides—these are some of the items that might await parents within Doodlebugs' walls.
The Tampa Bay Times traces its origins to the backroom of a pharmacy in 1884, when the bay area was a sleepy backwater. In those days, only 480 people read the four-page journal. But over the course of the next 50 years, cadres of plucky, adventurous businessmen, including W. L. Straub and Paul Poynter, oversaw an unprecedented expansion in the newspaper’s circulation and prestige as they promoted the region’s booming growth in business and population. Paul’s son, Nelson Poynter, took over as editor in 1939, establishing a reputation for journalistic integrity that led admirers to revere him as a patriot and genius and detractors to denounce him as a muckraker, a communist, or a delirious sleepwalker.
Readers of the Tampa Bay Times witness Nelson Poynter’s legacy for sober, detailed analysis in the pages of today’s publication, which has claimed nine Pulitzer Prizes—including one in 2013, and two won in 2009, one of which was awarded to its nationally renowned PolitiFact.com fact-checking operation. In addition to informing subscribers with journalism scaling in scope from local to national, the Times’ bureaus extensively cover hyperlocal news with hometown papers for each of the Tampa region’s distinct cities and districts, where reporters publish stories on sports, entertainment, government, and politics.