Instructors at Alpha Medical Academy teach two courses. One is the personal-care-aide program, which equips students to work as a private caretaker. The other is the professional-development class, which imparts the techniques of résumé-writing and interviewing. Together or individually, these curricula prepare Academy-goers to forge their own professional experiences and develop their careers.
Over the course of 25 years of dry cleaning, the staff at Boston Cleaners has developed an efficient cleaning regime dubbed The 13 Travels of Your Garment. The process begins with a warm welcome, during which the staff enters each item into a computer system before inspecting and sorting each piece. Then, cleaners apply one of 20 stain-removal detergents, clean garments with eco-friendly machines, and steam them to release wrinkles and cook any long-forgotten, pocketed dumplings. Garments are then given a hand finish, inspected one last time, and delivered to their owners in protective packaging.
Owner Bobby Holland, boasting more than 40 years of experience, and his team of dry-cleaning doyens restore garments to gleaming glory with a laundry list of services and pickup and delivery options. Dry cleaning grants two-piece suits ($13.99) a water-free purification, as well as removes stains from sullied slacks ($6.99) or paintball-spattered blouses ($6.99). Or opt to give bedraggled bedding a summer sprucing with services that erase wrinkles from blankets, bedspreads, and comforters (all $18.50+). The Holland Cleaners also specializes in treating beaded and sequined items, using friendly solvents that offer a gentle yet thorough cleansing to ensure garments come back devoid of discoloration, loose fabric festoons, or limburger-shellacked trimming.
Children can safely unleash their wild side at Orb Family Fun Center's indoor playground, where multicolored obstacle courses and inflatables provide soft surfaces for active limbs and wild imaginations. After leaping up and down inside air-filled bounce houses, young'uns can burrow through tunnels and pop out onto padded mats, barrel down cushioned slides, or gear up on the kiddy-car grand prix for a race or a lesson in merging etiquette. The family-friendly facility makes birthdays a breeze by providing the activities, food, and supplies necessary for any good party, and can host larger gatherings such as field trips, church outings, or corporate events.
After a long day, making a stop at the grocery store never sounds appealing. You have to navigate crowded aisles and wait in checkout lines, and at the same time, curb the impulse to fill your cart with enough junk food to please Jabba the Hutt. But that's where Leez Grocery Xpress's shoppers come in?they do the shopping for you and deliver your groceries straight to your doorstep at a prearranged time. Once a customer submits a shopping list by email or phone, the shoppers hit the road, carefully picking out produce and tucking perishables into temperature-safe compartments so they don't spoil or escape during transit. They can also make multiple stops to accommodate special orders and arrange for weekly or monthly scheduled trips.
The team at Cho's Cleaners Launderers has been waging a battle against spots, stains, and wrinkles for 30 years and counting. At four locations throughout Newport News and Yorktown, the cleanliness connoisseurs deftly efface the tarnished sections from ordinary pants and shirts as well as wedding dresses, coats, Ugg boots, comforters, and pants and shirts that have extraordinary powers, such as washing themselves. The shops accept the task of absterging sullied doublets and pantaloons every day of the week except Sunday and can wash any garments dropped off before 9:30 a.m. by the end of the same day.