Sedans, shiny black SUVs, bouncing party buses—the sleek fleet of CSI Ground transports all passengers in style. Whether clients are trekking to the airport, business meetings, or bachelorette parties, chauffeurs pull up in the best vehicle for the job, relieving them of the stress caused by navigating traffic, searching for parking, and trying to drive and do the electric slide at the same time.
The staff members at Sylvan Learning Center's numerous study facilities understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don?t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan?s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. After-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students wow college admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.
A family business for four generations, Jim Massey Cleaners has been restoring garmental reputations in the Montgomery area since 1941, and recently won first place in the Montgomery Reader's Choice Awards for best dry-cleaner in 2010. Whether unsullying special shirts ($2.49), priceless pants ($6.44), or everyday tuxedo jackets ($6.44), Jim Massey's clean team provides diligent, and punctual care. The company also offers free pick-up and delivery service in the Montgomery area, allowing customers to easily remix dirty clothes, except for birthday suits, which can be cleaned, but can only be dried during sprints through the university's quad.
American LubeFast proliferates the purring perfection of engines with diligent oil changes, greasing gas-gulpers with up to 5 quarts of Chevron motor oil and a new filter. Additional services aid in making the next road trip, grocery run, or demolition derby even smoother.
GNC sells a wide variety of supplements (vitamin and mineral and herbal) and other health products (sports nutrition, diet, energy, body care, and more). You're sure to find something right for you, such as Ginkgo biloba capsules or that box of SuperFoods Supreme you wish for every Groundhog Day.
Walking down the the streets of Old Alabama Town Montgomery, you might think you hear the sounds of clanking metal coming from the blacksmith shop, or you may swear you smell smoke wafting from a potbelly stove. Your mind might be playing tricks on you, but it's certainly understandable?the founders of this attraction had every intention of whisking visitors back in time. In 1967, the Landmark Foundation began buying historical homes, eventually purchasing 50 of them in a six-block radius. Seventeen of these homes have been restored to their original condition to give guests a glimpse of what 19th century life was like. Here are some more facts about this impressive ode to another era.
Eye Catcher: Ordeman House was the first property restored by the Landmark Foundation. SItting on its original site, the interior has been adorned with Queen Anne chairs, sumptuous window dressings, and intricate floral carpets. It looks like it most likely did in its 19th century heyday.
Don't Miss: Lucas Tavern?originally built in 1810?and its sleeping room, which features wooden daybeds, a writing desk, and a beautiful brick fireplace
Other Buildings: Besides restored homes, everyday businesses have been rebuilt, including an 1888 church and an 1893 blacksmith shop. There's also a one-room school house, which features a wood-burning stove, clapboard walls, and a ghostly apparition of a dunce cap.
Past Exhibits: The Richburg Quilt Collection showcased African-American quiltmaking traditions through the creations of mother-and-daughter quilters Sarah Ann Carpenter Simmons and Lovie Simmons Richburg. They were all created over a 110-year stretch from 1875 to 1985.
Something to Keep in Mind: Due to the age of the buildings and their historical accuracy, not all of them are wheelchair accessible. However, eight of them are, including the church, drugstore, and cotton gin
While You?re in the Neighborhood: Visit Rescue Relics (423 Madison), where you can browse salvaged fixtures and hardware from the restored homes. The collection includes sinks, doors, light fixtures, and balustrades.