The relaxation mavens at Releaf Day Spa pamper visitors with a slew of sumptuous services and French, sea-based Phytomer products. Knead-needing anatomies can actualize with a one-hour relaxing and therapeutic massage, which uses an array of techniques to leave bodies stress-free, newly limber, and humming like a lawnmower over AstroTurf (a $65 value). Continued therapy can help boost circulation and immune-system security.
The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous study facilities understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they use a four-step Sylvan Insight process to design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. SylanSync technology complements in-person tutoring sessions, allowing kids to use iPads
to further their learning. After-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.
Dr. Linda McClintock leads her dedicated staff in helping return weathered faces to their youthful glory with a menu of skin-rejuvenating services. The microdermabrasion treatment begins with a deep cleansing and exfoliation that rids visages of dirt and ill-placed Post-it notes. A gentle skin sorceress then waves a Diamond Tome wand over the face, gently uprooting the outermost layer of epidermis with diamond chips and uncovering the fresh face hiding below the surface. The approximately 45- to 60-minute facial pampering concludes with a hydrating mask to soothe the newly unveiled skin. The microdermabrasion procedure works diligently to fade fine lines, shrink oversized pores, jump-start sluggish collagen production, and smooth and tighten faces. Immediately following the virtually painless procedure, faces may appear flushed, but like the embarrassment of forgetting your spouse's name, it should fade within 30 minutes.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Over 35 years of childcare excellence, Extended hours (6:20am - 6:00pm), Physical Education Program, Open most holidays, Bilingual, Dance Classes, 100 Readiness Rating, VPK Provider
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
35 years ago, Chris began working as a part-time teacher at Suncoast Academy. She is now the owner of the center. Although she still spends plenty of time in the classroom teaching the pre-kindergarten class, she says the best part of her job is fostering a love of education in her students.
What do you love most about your job?
Since we believe the first years in life are extremely important in influencing a child?s development, we have built our philosophy around understanding the individual needs of the child. The best part of our job is fostering a love of education in our students.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
rom the moment I walked into the Suncoast, I felt the warm, family air. Our son has had 4 wonderful years there of friendships, fun, and learning with both his teachers and now lifelong friends. We look forward to the same for our 9 month baby girl. ~ Jackie Cahill
The third annual St. Pete Oktoberfest, hosted by the Grand Central District Association, is St. Petersburg's largest beer festival, featuring craft-beer tastings and live music. Attendees can tipple samples from dozens of breweries, including Bell's Brewery, Dogfish Head, Sam Adams, Angry Orchard, and many others. A home brewer's challenge on Friday tests out homebrewed beers against old favorites, so home-beer enthusiasts can test out their recipes on actual people instead of the wild deer that show up in their backyards.
In addition to the extensive selection of microbrews and iconic beers, the two-day street festival also features live music, including performances from singer-songwriter John Kelly on Friday. Saturday's music merges rock, blues, jazz, and funk, with performances from Florida-native Damon Fowler, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, and Serotonic.
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando was founded to give
those who share the Jewish tradition a communal setting in which to exercise, play, and learn with one another. Between them, the two locations boast full fitness facilities, tennis courts, and an outdoor pool. Group exercise classes and a gymnasium aid adults in acquiring fitter bodies, and sports leagues provide a venue for grownups to compete and ceremoniously dump sports drinks on each other. The center also puts on its own full-blown theatrical productions.
The center’s staff tailors certain events to the needs of senior citizens, helping them with exercise regimes such as yoga. Staff members also assist the Senior Nite club in organizing trips to new restaurants or the theater and help pintsize guests by helming a preschool, kids' camps, and extracurricular programs. Staffers can even pick up youngsters from school and ferry them to one of the facilities for afterschool development programs, which, like backyard mazes, are designed by the child’s parents to challenge young ones.