With federally licensed flight instructors, quality ground facilities, and well-maintained aircraft, Tri-State's flight school provides a stable base for serious students or an enabling experience for those simply following mankind's innate urge to fly. Amateur aviators spend the first half of the lesson on the ground learning the principles of flight, including basic aerodynamics and how the craft works. Before takeoff students assist in the preflight inspection, then help check the weight and balance to ensure the plane is in shape to fly and has finished its vegetables. During flight, students will be allowed to briefly take the controls and pilot the plane, and then review their voyage in a postflight debrief.
The nationally certified professional dry cleaners at Don's Claytons have been removing mustard spots from neckties and mud stains from trousers since the Eisenhower administration. Using a patented DCI cleaning process, fabric-care experts remove grime and gravy from your shirts (around $2.48), pants (starting at $6.22), suits (around $12.47), dresses, and spats using solvents that clean without corroding fabric. They'll tackle household textiles as well, from duvets to doilies to handsewn refrigerator cozies.
Refusing to sit back in cushiony comfort after the success of its world-famous recliner in 1928, La-Z-Boy has grown into a diverse purveyor of quality sofas, chairs, and tables. Customers can crawl into the arms of an endearing loveseat (starting at $549), as a way to rebel against the arms of a controlling body pillow, or stretch out in motion sofas (starting at $799) and sleeper sofas (starting at $849) for more versatile body bolstering. La-Z-Boy is an environmentally conscientious company, practicing waste and water reduction as well as recycling throughout its manufacturing process and offering an eco-friendly line of fabrics and cushions. La-Z-Boy frequently contributes chairs and sofas to Ronald McDonald House Charities.
The skilled stem systemizers at Flowers and More sweeten the smells of courtship with red-rose compilations and other exotic bloomers. Woo spouses or a winsome vase with a dozen, long-stemmed roses, a 12 set of fragrant love buds nested in crisp paper, draped in tangles of baby’s breath, and tied with colorful ribbon. Or, opt for other colorful, fresh-cut arrangements, which vary from week to week but often include daisies, carnations, lilies, peonies, tulips, daffodils, and irises. While not included in today's Groupon, Flowers and More also carries complete lines of potted plants and gift baskets to suit every produce-appropriate occasion.
For furniture conundrums pertaining to sleeping surfaces, Dean Bosler's keeps a showroom fully stocked with Jamison mattresses, which enable shoppers to test out a new bed-frame buttress, taking 10 minutes to dream about starting a rap group with Leonard Nimoy. Though mattress prices vary as widely as the makes and models of race-car beds, queen-size cradles start at $499 and can range up to $2,999.