When she founded Beautiful Soul, owner Kelley M. Sanborn envisioned a tranquil spa facility whose beauty services combined traditional pampering and advanced technology. Sanborn's soothing facial and body treatments incorporate signature serums and high-tech ultrasonic waves, whose benefits include exfoliating without irritation, killing acne-causing bacteria, stimulating collagen production, and scaring the life out of proximate bats. Sanborn earned her nail certification from Oneida-Herkimer Boces and her waxing and aesthetics certification from Continental School of Beauty, and continues to stay up-to-date on the latest beauty techniques with continuing education, including advanced training in chemical peels.
Canastota Kart Speedway's slick indoor track and nearly quarter-mile outdoor raceway sing with the sounds of rumbling power from the engines of muscular sprint karts, easy-handling NasKarts, and double-seat Sidewinders. While they chew up asphalt on their way to the checkered flag, the aerodynamic karts remain as safe as they are fast thanks to sturdy roll cages and four-point safety harnesses. Batting cages stand ready for muscles looking to work through prerace warm-ups, and electric kiddy karts and a klaxon-filled arcade keep diminutive drivers entertained. The smell of savory fried fare emanates from the track’s in-house grill, setting the table for postrace refueling or attempts to engineer karts that run solely on french fries.
At Matthews Salon Spa, the staff strives to care for each client's whole self, meaning services work to nurture the body and spirit in addition to merely beautifying skin or hair. Using environmentally friendly Aveda products derived from plants and flowers, the staff cuts, colors, and treats hair as if it were the hair of their favorite news anchor. Spa facials, such as the self-renewal facial, rejuvenate skin while also integrating a foot and scalp treatment, and the staff also pampers clients with massages and spa packages.
More than 40 potters set up shop at the Syracuse Ceramic Guild’s 31st Annual Pottery Fair, where guests can saunter down the groomed walking trails and watch as artists cook their masterworks in red-hot kilns. Dedicated to promoting awareness of the ceramic medium and helping people to plant their flowers inside pots rather than coworkers’ coffee mugs, the Syracuse Ceramic Guild sponsors the well-known and local artists who populate the park each year with an attractive array of ceramic pieces. Kids can head over to the Claytown tent to fashion pieces out of air-dry clay while parents watch wheel-throwing demonstrations. Other artists educate guests in the ancient Japanese method of firing, which entails firing their pieces over wood in a raku kiln and thrusting them into sawdust and a cooling bath of water.
Boat Oneida’s pontoons, fishing boats, and sport-fishing boats cast off onto shimmery Oneida Lake, a body of water formed more than 12,000 years ago when glaciers blocked the flow of the St. Lawrence River. Today, the lake stretches 22 miles long and 5 miles wide with an average depth of 22 feet, letting boaters cast their lines to lure walleye, perch, and bass. Boat Oneida’s vessels allow groups of up to 14 to skirt the gently rippling surface as they angle, and swim. Sunchaser pontoon boats outfitted with Yamaha motors find prime fishing spots with onboard fish and depth finders, whereas sport-fishing boats seat up to six, and double as speedy tubing and cruising vessels.