Ferguson Hardware has been helping do-it-yourselfers spruce up homes and beautify gardens for more than a century. Banish closet clutter or marauding garden weeds to a 32-gallon black trash can ($21.49), which can double as a handy holding place for a 32-day supply of vintage milk. Handy customers can organize screwdrivers, wrenches, and hammers in a Stanley toolbox ($13.99), soothe crying hinges with an 8-ounce can of WD-40 oil ($2.99), or woo a lonely mail carrier with a Step 2 mailbox specially designed to attract attention for its durability and taste in shoes. A professional-grade driveway sealer keeps tricky asphalt from escaping the confines of driveways ($17.49), giving customers the freedom to roll out one of Ferguson Hardware’s wide selection of Weber grills for a driveway barbecue.
Furnished with bins of vibrant yarn, antique fixtures, and even a few comfortable chairs reserved for onsite knitting, Nomad Yarns' sunlit shop feels like a home away from home to any crafter. The cozy shop is home to dozens of yarn, needle, and notion brands, as well as local fibers courtesy of the animals of local Breezy Manor Farm and Amber Meadow Farm. To put all these supplies to use, the shop also hosts a rotating schedule of classes that focus on wearable projects such as socks, sweaters, and monocle cozies, as well as a Thursday night knit and crochet club, which is free and open to crafters of all skill levels.
Distinguished by belt levels that range from red to a fifth-degree black belt, instructors at Indiana's Premier Family Center lead students of all ages through karate classes. The classes focus on a balance of common sense, self-defense, and fitness, helping students get into shape while learning basic maneuvers.
John Searcy started his battery business out of the back of his truck in spring 1950. He opened an official storefront in 1952, naming it Interstate Battery System after the new network of interstate highways that was under construction across the country. Over the next 60 years, his company expanded to all 50 states, as well as Australia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Panama, and the Dominican Republic. Each Interstate All Battery Center location—as well as the company's online database—houses an extensive selection of batteries for cars, electronics, household items, and computers. They also collect power sources for security systems, medical equipment, and other niche devices. Many of their batteries come with a 45-day satisfaction warranty, though it doesn’t cover batteries stolen by siblings to power their Game Boys.