A Southwest-based company for more than a century, Frazee Paint and its team of manufacturers are well acquainted with the unique climactic conditions of the region. Always pulling from the latest technology, their technicians design each of their paint and coating products to withstand dry heat, sparse rainfall, and showers of chewing tobacco from passing cowboys. Their quality paints, wall-coverings, wood-care products, and painter's tools stock the shelves of more than 125 retail locations throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as international dealers in Mexico, China, and Guam.
Ace Hardware, a nationally renowned chain, equips households and handypersons with a durable selection of tools, paints, and domiciliary goods. Helpful employees point shoppers toward the proper tools and wield their home-repair skills to cut keys, sharpen blades, and activate force fields. Homeowners tighten loose bolts with a Steel Grip six-piece combination wrench set ($8.99) or scare away infiltrating ivy tendrils with a Corona 19-inch leaf rake ($17.99). Heath hummingbird feeders ($4.49) draw nature to outdoor patios, and Off citronella candles ($8.49) keep annoyances away. Fall essentials, such as mulch and a jack-o'-lantern covered in fireworks, keep gardens bright and healthy as they transition to the coming season.
With winter settling in like carpet-spilled gravy, now is the ideal time to throw open the windows and get home-care projects underway. Pick up a Steel Grip six-piece screwdriver set for $8.49, a VPT rip hammer for $6.29, and a whole bunch of screws, anchors, and bolts (prices vary), and you'll be ready to finally mount every buffalo nickel and steel penny in your coin collection. Illuminate the newfound décor with a 12-pack of Ace light bulbs ($21.48), the better to see by as you make use of a Purdy four-piece painters kit ($23.99). If you need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, each store offers a paint-matching service free of charge.
A massive figure with a bushy mustache, red flannel shirt, and axe greets visitors to Lumberjacks Restaurant, a family-friendly eatery that serves portions suitable for Paul Bunyan. Inside, amid a log cabin setting with saws on the wall and issues of Mulch Aficionado on the coffee table, guests can feast on one-pound Big Redwood burgers, 12-ounce rib eye steaks, and, on Friday and Saturday nights, one-pound portions of hand-carved prime rib. The hearty eats share menu space with specials for seniors and kids, as well as breakfast dishes such as omelets, pancakes, and skillets.
Just inside Kids' Club Las Vegas' play area, little ones board a train and ride the pintsize locomotive around a play structure towering with yellow and green tubes, slides, and lookouts. Within the space, kids 18 months to 8 years old expend energy and let their imaginations spill into reality as they crawl through the equipment's twists and turns and soar down its slides. The staff harnesses this imaginative sprit during educational and developmental classes such as Tiny Tumblers, a session for toddlers that helps them learn to identify vibrant colors and the feel of soft, rough, and misunderstood blocks.
Behind glass walls, parents are encouraged to keep an eye on kids as they play. The facility's emphasis on security extends beyond the translucent barriers, as the staff outfits each child and parent with a photo ID, which they must use in tandem to enter and exit, and acquires a list of all imaginary friends' known aliases. All these efforts help grant peace of mind so moms and dads can also use the center's free WiFi and socialize at appropriate moments within the Sandwich Club Café, which envelops its visitors in the aromas of fresh fruit and gourmet coffee.