The fruit experts at Triple B Farms invite Pittsburgh-area crop gatherers to fill farm-supplied baskets with fresh-grown seasonal fruits and enjoy a plethora of family-friendly games and activities. After arriving at the Peach Festival and donning the stylish all-day-access wristband, guests are free to explore the cornucopia of peach concoctions, desserts, and smoothies, taking down ideas for recipes and pointers for knitting peach fuzz into sweaters. Triple B’s peaches enter the sweet spot of the harvest season around mid-July, and usually remain plump and juicy through mid-September, placing the festival at the apex of picking time for both traditional yellow and small white peaches ($1.69/lb. for fresh-picked peaches, not included with today's Groupon). The delicious fruit’s devotees turn out en masse every year for the annual festival, which is a celebration of all things peach, including an all-ages obstacle course and a question-and-answer session with famous peaches. Triple B Farms’ Peach Festival also entertains children with a playground, farm animals, giant slides, and a rope maze, freeing parents to peruse the farm's expansive selection of fresh-grown produce, baked goods, jams, and rustic lifestyle guides.
The friendly tool experts at Direct Tools Factory Outlet help customers negotiate the store's huge inventory of new, reconditioned, and factory-blemished hardware from brands such as Ryobi, Homelite, and Milwaukee. Items are priced at reduced rates of up to 75%, allowing budget-conscious customers to stockpile hardware for home-improvement projects or backyard tool hills. Impress a time-traveling early hominid with a Dirt Devil Scorpion 7-amp hand vacuum ($29.99) or a factory-blemished Ryobi One+ lithium-Ion compact drill ($127.99). Spice up dinner parties with a portable table saw ($139), powered during a total blackout by a 5,000-watt Homelite generator ($499). Each product carries a warranty of at least one year, even the reconditioned items, which are only awarded warranty ribbons after undergoing a grueling routine of pushups and burpees.
The body is a complex system—with slight imbalances in one area often setting off discomfort in another. Dr. Anthony DiCesaro at Whitehall Health Centre works to make cures simpler and address a wide range of maladies. He explains to potential patients how a spinal realignment can reduce pain or how wrist supports can prevent future injury for competitive rock-paper-scissors players. To this list of traditional treatment methods, Dr. DiCesaro adds cold-laser therapy. The laser’s gentle glow doesn’t heat tissue, yet it inspires cellular activity that can expedite the healing process, prevent the formation of scar tissue, and boost the collagen production. Different methods are also used inside Whitehall Health Centre’s cosmetic division, where technicians use the SlenderRay Lipo treatment to flatten unwanted curves and a blue LED light to aid in teeth-whitening treatments.
Ace Paints & Furniture’s staff of color-matching experts and trained designers assist clients in their searches for home-decorating solutions through a wide selection of premium paints. Patrons choose from more than 3,000 colors of Benjamin Moore paints to brighten domiciles. Ralph Lauren paints in suede and metallic finishes line shelves alongside high-traffic area coatings from Daich, which simulate the sturdy look of brick and stone. Outdoor furnishings such as adirondack chairs and porch swings provide a place to rest on sunny days so visitors can avoid splinters caused by tree-stump seating.
The Coury family has been adorning Pittsburgh's bedrooms since 1950, when the first Coury Furniture opened its doors. Since 1988, Mattress World has carried on the family tradition of quality with a selection of more than 20 mattress brands, including Simmons, Sealy, and Tempur-Pedic, in more than 100 styles. Factory-trained sales associates escort guests to cushions that fulfill their needs in terms of firmness, durability, size, and ability to withstand being dropped off a 10-story building. In addition to traditional innerspring and memory-foam mattresses, customers choose from a selection of waterbeds, futons, and iron and brass frames. Accessories such as bedding-protection kits help shield mattresses from bed bugs, dust mites, and allergens while preventing already-counted sheep from nibbling the sheets.