The team at Faulkner Ciocca VW ushers drivers onto the open road with an inventory of new and used Volkswagen Beetles and Passats, and a stockpile of parts to repair any make and model. Volkswagen-certified technicians transition seamlessly from outfitting Jettas with software upgrades or turbo-back exhausts to changing the oil on cars from the Pacific Rim and North America. To minimize the hassle of going without a car, Faulkner Ciocca VW shuttles patrons to and from the lot’s airy lounge, where satellite TV and coffee flow in a continuous stream from outer space. Punch cards distributed for oil changes encourages preventive maintenance, as does the garage’s policy of only charging for three tires in a set of four.
Automax LLC's team of professional vehicle locators relies on a network of dealerships, wholesalers, and auctions to track down rides according to the wish lists of their clientele. The company specializes in preowned automobiles still under factory warranty, enabling it to offer a diversified selection of makes, models, and years. In addition to equipping customers with new wheels, Automax delivers bodywork services and inspections.
The staff at Marley's Gotham Grill makes diners feel at home by serving up an extensive lunch and dinner menu of home-style entrees and grilled favorites. Handcrafted burgers are taken up a notch as hot sauce and pulled pork crown the beef patties, while paninis hold grilled and breaded chicken with marinara sauce and mozzarella between buttery slices of bread. The laidback eatery also puts a spin on traditional chicken wings by slathering them in forty types of sauce, from savory garlic parmesan to spicy red thai curry.
When not sating diners' appetites, the wood-accented restaurant stays busy sponsoring softball teams, hosting holiday parties, and running Texas Hold 'Em games, which involve using a deck of cards slathered in castor oil.
For more than a quarter-century, Sears Auto Center-Old Forge Motor Cars has been keeping rides cruising smoothly with maintenance services and fresh brand-name tires. An online tire-size finder lets drivers peruse available rubbery soles based on tire size or their vehicles' year, make, and model; customers can also search for brands such as BFGoodrich, Cooper, Michelin, and Yokohama. Ailing cars can roll into the shop and let experienced technicians diagnose and treat their issues, from loose belts and hoses to squeaky brakes or wheels that become clumsily misaligned when cute convertibles whiz by. Sears Auto Center-Old Forge Motor Cars is open seven days a week and also harbors used vehicles available for purchase.
Pleasant Valley Farm began upon the back of a single horse. Since those early days, the family-run business has grown under the leadership of Lynne Hathaway-Epprecht, who has served as the head trainer since the farm's inception. Lynne has seen the farm's roster of horses swell to more than 20. She's also seen the construction of two arenas and miles of on-property riding trails. But the farm doesn't abandon tradition, a fact exemplified by the big red barn, an original feature of the property that dates back to the mid-18th century when George Washington first pointed it out to his best friend on a march.
At Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dance Center, dance instructors lead group and private classes in a variety of American and international styles. A large schedule of classes includes waltz and fox trot, tango, rumba, samba, and swing. The center also hosts social lessons and parties.