At Rebounderz of Newport News, parents need not cringe as they watch their kids literally jump off the walls. Safety is of the utmost importance to the staff, and it starts with the trampolines. Over 10,000 square feet of these jump boosters line the floors and jut outward at an angle on the walls. Their patented design boasts high-quality components that make them much safer than leaping off the garage roof with an umbrella as a parachute. As kids engage in friendly battle on the dodge-ball trampoline or practice their approach at the slam-dunk station, safety-trained referees keep a watchful eye on them at all times. And even though the pit is filled to the brim with foam bricks, jumpers don special socks for protection. Kids and grownups can take a break from simulating molecular fusion at the arcade, earning tickets to trade in for prizes.
Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, picture perfect clients pose in the bright camera room, smiling amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following the photo shoot, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
Bowling at Sparetimes is all about fun and convenience. Bumpers in each of the 32 lanes rise and fall with ease so that parents and children can share a lane, and an automatic scoring system keeps track of frames as pins clatter to the floor. The snack bar provides sustenance in the form of pizza and sandwiches, while the arcade offers a chance to stretch out fingers on both hands. Bowlers also take a break between games at the Winners Circle sports bar, where they can continue enjoy a game of pool or electronic darts. On the weekends, the lights go low during glow bowl, when music videos take over the two 10‘x12’ screens hanging above the lanes and black lights give white T-shirts a bluish gleam so that they can be used to direct approaching UFOs to the parking lot.
Pay enough attention to the career of JoAnn Falletta, and you could easily conclude she's actually twins or triplets. She's the music director of not only the Virginia Symphony Orchestra but the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and serves as principal guest conductor of the?Phoenix Symphony, among other institutional?ties. (She's also conducted on Grammy-winning recordings for the Naxos label.) Under her baton, the VSO rotates among?Norfolk, Newport News, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach?with traditional classical?programs, pops nights, and shorter?family concerts that open with craft activities and an instrument "petting zoo."?A "wear-what's-comfortable" dress code and pre-concert Behind the Notes talks ensure?a?decidedly inviting?atmosphere even for symphony newbies.
The Virginian-Pilot's staff of dedicated journalists have dutifully provided news and information to the citizens of the South Hampton Roads region for 149 years, even helping the paper earn a Pulitzer Prize. Subscribers can wake up to the invigorating aroma of fresh ink without needing to empty fountain pens into their coffeemakers. As they butter their toast and brace themselves for the daily grind, readers explore paper sections detailing local news, sports, restaurants, and entertainment. The coupon-filled Sunday Pilot includes in-depth stories relevant to Hampton Roads, and the Wednesday edition comes replete with recipes, food reviews, and grocery advertisements.