Engaging customers with handy home-improvement solutions for 47 years, White’s Ace Building Center stocks supplies for any building project or home spruce-up, including lumber, plumbing supplies, grills, and garden accessories. Cool off from the sun’s fiery whims with a Living Accent 16-inch stand fan ($29.99), or harness its toasty power with mini stake solar-powered pathway lights ($2.99 each), which emit soft hues without relying on two-faced wind energy. Gardens become fauna country clubs overnight with the Perky Pet 4 station hummingbird feeder ($7.99), and an easy-to-lift poly garden cart ($24.99) with the capacity to haul hundreds of pounds. To boost interiors, a 6-gallon pro series dry/wet Shop-Vac ($39.99) can effortlessly slurp up stains from carpets, tiles, and permanent records. White’s Ace Building Center also supplies roofing, paint, and hardware, with trained staff on hand to attend to questions or material-wrangling.
Dust clouds form from the hooves of two warhorses thundering across the jousting field. Across the way, a falcon wheels in the sky, spotting prey for his master. Meanwhile, King Henry watches from a tall stone tower, pleased with the bustling marketplace below. It isn’t the year 1539, and it isn’t planet Camelot IV in the Avalonian system. It’s the modern-day Oklahoma Renaissance Festival, held at the Castle of Muskogee every summer for nearly 20 years.
Every merchant and performer has a story to tell, from Sir Robert Vinterhawk of Birds of Prey to the painter Lady Anne, who creates lush portraits of the castle’s guests. The Tribal Circus performs gravity-defying feats without the aid of strings or wizardry, and the mysterious masked man of Cast in Bronze enraptures his audience with the sanctified tones of carillon bells. For adrenaline-pumping thrills, the human chess game —where life-size pieces engage in full battle—is second only to the raucous jousting tourney. Guests can further immerse themselves in a lost era with a spin around the maypole or by dressing up for the daily costume contest.
Being a clothing designer typically requires years of training and practice. At American T’s, however, the title of designer only requires a few clicks of a mouse. In the outfitters’ online store, clients can select designs from team mascots to gamboling Easter bunnies, edit the design’s color scheme, and add text. Alternatively, they can co-create a design with the in-house art team, matching the image to a birthday party’s theme or an office’s fuchsia-only dress code. The shop can screenprint finalized designs onto Ts, hoodies, hats, and sweatpants. For a more minimalist look, visitors can also order clothing graphic-free. American T's also offers spirit wear for four local schools: Beggs, Mounds, Glenpool, and Kiefer.
With just a click of the mouse or a tap of the smartphone, owners can check in via webcam as their dogs gambol about the 6,000-square-foot facility at Camp Bow Wow. What they'll see should please them. Certified camp counselors supervise both the indoor and outdoor play areas, where dogs play fetch in the yard and Marco Polo in the pool. After gobbling down treats, overnight guests slumber in private cabins as soothing music plays. To further pamper their canine friends, owners schedule grooming appointments for nail trims or baths.
Each of Dynamic's well-trained technicians has been a member of this family-owned company for two or more years. The company's low staff turnover, insured status, and commitment to customer service make them as reliable as a team of problem-solving sitcom dads. Their high-pressure steam-cleaning system harnesses the dirt-shaming powers of trash-talking cumulus clouds, and delves deep into carpets' buried-grime reserves. Professional cleaning can remove the dust, dirt, mold, and allergens that vacuums cannot, preserving your home's precarious peanut-butter-and-jelly ecosystem. After choosing which four rooms you love the best, call ahead to schedule an appointment.