The Ferguson network of stores carries an extensive selection of equipment and supplies to overhaul or update automobiles, gardens, kitchens, baths, and patios. Beef up a bare tool belt with a Bostitch rip hammer ($25.99) or a 10-piece screwdriver set ($13.49). Spruce up drab rooms and lackluster family pets with a fresh coat of Benjamin Moore paint or air out an arid space and improve Darth Vader impersonations with an oscillating desk fan ($17.99).
Cousin Pete had a friendly face and knack for remembering names, while cousin Charles had a sharp eye for details and a head for business. But they both had a taste for good Italian food, so it was only natural they would join forces. That’s how Mangia Pizza Restaurant, with its BYOB approach and a menu of Italian favorites, was born—and with a little help from their years of restaurateur and customer-service experience.
Today, it's not uncommon to see cousin Pete meandering his way around the big booths in the brightly lit space, introducing himself to newcomers, swapping jokes with regulars, and discussing local politics with all the babies. As he bustles about the dining room, his chefs are hard at work in the kitchen tossing crispy Neapolitan and Sicilian-style pies with gourmet ingredients such as buffalo chicken and eggplant rollatini. They also layer crunchy paninis with fresh mozzarella, roasted turkey, and grilled chicken, and fold chicken, veal, and seafood into a time-honored dishes that make Mangia a place for not only attentive service, but for good eats.
Route 23 Honda knows that it takes two crucial components to nurse cars back to health: ASE-certified technicians and modern diagnostic equipment. The dealership has both in its service department, allowing it to
offer both top-notch maintenance work including oil changes and multi-point inspections, as well as repairs performed with OEM parts. Of course, the team takes just as good care of drivers, treating waiting customers to free popcorn, coffee, and soda during express services.
But dependable service is nothing new for Route 23, which has been in the same location for 40 years. For generations, the family-owned dealership has been home to
rows upon rows of brand new Hondas flaunting their factory finishes, untapped odometers, and modern features. Of course, the inventory also includes pre-owned vehicles from many makes and of many models, all of which include CarFax reports that detail the car's history and allergies.
With upwards of 30 classes per week, Jazzercise Wayne/Pompton Lakes Fitness Center helps patrons dance their way to slimmer physiques. Instructors teach classic jazzercise routines?a blend of dance steps and muscle-toning moves?to a soundtrack of top-40, country, funk, classic, and jazz tunes. They also lead more specialized classes, including strength, strike, core, fusion, and Jazzercise Lite and Lo, which avoids jumps and other moves that may stress sensitive joints.
Husband and wife team Bill and Harriet Albanese have been designing and assembling Swarovski-crystal, bridal, and costume fashion jewelry since 1973. More than half their shop's stock is designed in house, and it ranges in drama from subtle cubic-zirconia stud earrings to 3-inch-high tiaras. Adorn earlobes with Swarovski-crystal earrings in a variety of styles, including elaborate chandeliers ($49.50). Dress up a half-down hairdo or conduct idea sparks with a flexible crystal headband ($89). A Swarovski-crystal and faux-pearl hair comb ($44.50) with sterling-silver plating and an e-coating resists tarnishing while attracting friendly turtledoves to nest in tresses. No matter what accessory gleams alluringly at your eye or turns sunbeams into rainbows that pierce your heart, you'll have an elegant strand of sparkle to drape across your skin and declare superior to even the sveltest diamond-encrusted banana peel.
At Bella Capelli Hair Design Salon & Spa, a talented team of hair professionals, nail techs, and aestheticians pampers guests amid purple and yellow walls, surrounded by lush green plants. Stylists revitalize tresses with cuts, coloring, and a variety of straightening treatments. The staff, unlike slacker sculptors, also moves beyond the head by enhancing hands and feet inside a nail room, offering eight types of massage, and administering full-body waxing.