Premier Martial Arts instills real-world self-defense skills in students while focusing on total-body fitness. The instructors do it through adult classes in krav maga, kickboxing, submission grappling, and kali, which enhance strength, stamina, and flexibility while sculpting all muscle groups. To teach children similar techniques and self-discipline, they also offer tae kwon do and karate for kids.
Tell us about your business.
Friendly Farm is a goat dairy that offers family-friendly activities that help families learn about nature and where their food comes from. We love the outdoors, farming, animals and want to share that love with others.
Do you have a specific philosophy—either toward outdoor activities or nature itself—that you are hoping to share with your customers?
We believe that we should enjoy nature, learn about nature, and by doing so we will learn to take care of our world.
What's one interesting fact most people don't know about your business?
You can train chinchillas to sit on your shoulder.
What special safety precautions does your staff take?
Our staff takes great care to help people learn about nature safely. All our animals are handled daily and we know them by name and are aware of their personalities. Our staff is trained to watch for signs of frustration in our animals and remove the animal to the comfort of its stall if needed.
A tall pint of Guinness. A hearty plate of corned beef and cabbage. Few places?in Ireland or otherwise?can top the traditional Irish fare at Flaherty's Irish Pub and Grill. But with that said, this is a restaurant that doesn't shy away from creativity. Exhibit A: the award-winning corned beef bites, which roll together Swiss cheese, cream cheese, and sauerkraut in deep-fried bread crumbs. And if you're not a fan of salted meats and potatoes, Flaherty's still has you covered with club sandwiches, veggie wraps, and a no-fuss pub burger. Irish beers and whiskeys predictably dominate the drink list; most of them are even easy to pronounce, unlike foreign words such as "bangers and mash."
Open on Friday nights for gocarts and Saturdays for Racecars. Visit our new and changing website www.smokymountainspeedway.com
I'm a racetrack over 40 years old. My next season will be starting in March. You are able to see my 2011 schedule @ http://www.smokymountainspeedway.com
At Youthful Expressions Studio, three generations of women inspire others to summon and embrace their inner artists using nothing but a little bit of paint, some wine, and a load of friendly encouragement. To run the studio, photographer and writer Mary Jane Booth enlists the help of her talented daughter, Cindy McDannel, a painter and graphic artist, and her arts-minded 11-year-old granddaughter, Kassidi. Together, the three of them make up Youthful Expressions’ "3 Pack," the name of which pays homage to the all-rodent super-group the Rat Pack. The trio continuously hosts fun and accessible art parties for all ages. The two adults also teach BYOB Paint the Town art classes for grown-ups.
At abc Art, brushes flick across canvas, a quiet swishing sound that serves as a backdrop for chattering students and clinking wine glasses. While pupils sip brought-in drinks, artists lead the class in painting images that have included cupcakes, landscapes, and abstract scenes. Tucked beneath arms, the paintings leave with proud students and are ideal for hanging over holes accidentally smashed in a refrigerator. The studio space also hosts private parties, which let guests bring in food and drinks to paint the evening away.