At Haunted Paintball Park, haunted hayrides take platoons of fear-seekers across 25 acres of haunted forest on missions to shoot paintballs at loitering monsters. During the 45-minute adventure, sharpshooters of all ages keep a steady finger on their triggers as they cruise through darkening tree lines, ever ready to pick off actors convincingly dressed as sharp-toothed werewolves, murderous pirates, and bloodthirsty accountants. Though the monsters use shadowed hideaways and ambush tactics to frighten passengers, they do not return fire, allowing monster bashers to unload on menacing clowns without fear of them returning fire by infiltrating their childhood memories. After the hayride, patrons doff their weapons and enter unarmed into the torch-lined corridors of the haunted trail, a smoky maze through thick woodlands, hair-raising props, and a Transylvania-themed haunted castle, before comforting themselves with hot cocoa.
Dr. Traci Hahn developed severe eye problems when she was just 10 months old, and though her parents consulted numerous doctors, none of them took the time to really evaluate their daughter and her vision didn't improve. Finally, they found an optometrist who was able to diagnose and treat her eye issues so she wouldn't suffer permanent vision loss. This story stuck with her growing up, and she knew she wanted to become an optometrist herself and listen thoroughly to patients before guiding them toward the vision and eye-care solutions that are right for them.
Today, Dr. Hahn conducts eye exams that quiz pupils on SAT words, fits patients for contacts, and curates a collection of glasses frames suitable for a spectrum of budgets. The eyewear includes stylish frames from brands such as Dior, Maui Jim, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, and Kate Spade.
Professional micropigmentologist Virginia Schulte is board certified by the American Academy of Micropigmentation, a credential she wields when employing a range of laser-based cosmetic procedures along with her team of certified, experienced laser technicians. Virginia directs a digital pen machine over lash lines, brows, and lips to deliver permanent makeup definition and trades traditional hair-removal techniques for the pulsing power of a FDA-approved noninvasive laser. Aesthetic services, from photofacials and skin analyses to permanent makeup and hair removal, take place in a state-inspected, hygienic room that enlists sterile tools to assuage the physical effects of age and repel a squeamish Father Time.
CrossFit Valley Park's instructors combine lifting, gymnastics, and resistance training to achieve full-body fitness. They implement a variety of tools, such as rowing machines, kettlebells, and medicine balls, and mix up routines daily. Changing exercises keeps boredom away, and the array of motions used preps participants for all physical endeavors. It's a system that can easily be scaled to each member's fitness level, as well. Before starting courses, instructors conduct comprehensive introduction processes that include a beginners' class and an evaluation of clients' current condition and movement limitations. They also keep classes small to ensure everyone receives detailed instructions and personal attention.
Chic Feet ensconces ladies' tootsies in fun, hip footwear accented by sleek accessories. The constantly rotating cast of shoes stars popular brands including Nine West, Uggs, and Clarks and styles ranging from pumps ($30+) to boots ($50+). Rain boots keep feet dry during fall puddle jumps and sandals provide ideal summertime footwear for poolside lounging or gladiatorial bouts over the last popsicle. A wide array of bright wedges supplies casual, height-boosting sole-protection. Accessories ($3.50–$15) such as shimmering bangles, fluttering pashminas, and dark-lord-bluffing Ring of Power knock-offs call out coyly to hands and shoulders while feet are busy burrowing into their prospective new homes.
Susan Lynn's stocks a variety of chic shoes, jewelry, accessories, and clothing for the fun, fashion-forward female. Match a colorful Lilly Pulitzer Murfee scarf ($110) with a pair of the booty-gratifying, "Honey" cut Joe's Jeans ($145) to create a powerfully stylish combination capable of attracting first dates from across six lanes of traffic. A Milly ruffle-front wrap dress ($350) can be useful for work parties and unraveling mysteries, and a Trina Turk Element cargo jacket ($378) protects pretty shoulders from the unforgiving cold of air conditioners, freezer aisles, and Ice-T's frosty wit. Other featured designers include Ella Moss, Susana Monaco, and Michael Stars.