Trist 'N Shout's twisting sculptors create colorful masterpieces with biodegradable balloons made from Malaysian tree sap and filled with Hi-Float air that can last for up to two weeks. Give loved ones a Darling Duckie creation, whose bright-yellow inflated fowl commemorates birthdays, baby showers, and joyful abundances of breadcrumbs ($45). A bouquet of blue, purple, and green balloons sprouts forth to form the Mod Birthday creation ($35), while the Colorful Birthday Surprise anoints feasting tables with a spectral burst of pigment ($45). Trist 'N Shout's artists can also design custom creations to nearly any specification ($15–$45 for an 8"x6" centerpiece), including Goofies, ballerinas, and illustrations of Einstein's Theory of Relativity.
Dan and Susie Yaich, friends to all animals, have helmed Jim Thorpe Pet Center since 1990. The couple offers food, supplies, and advice for all kinds of furry and scaly friends, from the usual suspects, such as cats and dogs, to more adventurous companions, including birds, turtles, and chia seeds. Pet owners can pick up pounds of dry food, cushy pet beds, and accessories for aquariums and the like. Dan and Susie also sponsor low-cost spay or neuter projects and partner with the Carbon County Friends of Animals, a local rescue organization cofounded by Susie.
More than 85 years of gazing into wrinkled and stained threads hasn't disheartened the employees at National Cleaners & Yorgey's Fine Cleaning. They snap to attention with every delivery of soiled attire, ready to assess each garment’s fabric type and instructions for proper care. After dry cleaning or wet cleaning shirts, trousers, and jackets, the professionals replace shirt buttons free of charge. They offer same-day turnaround at no extra charge, as well as a 24-hour drop-off service that allows nighttime paratroopers to deposit their sullied parachutes upon landing.
National Cleaners & Yorgey's Fine Cleaning keeps Mother Earth's ozone fresh with recycled hangers that minimize carbon footprint. The business also gives back to the community by supporting initiatives such as Process Pink’s fight against breast cancer.
Short of creating physical clouds to hold people aloft, Mattress Warehouse stocks almost every imaginable furnishing to help customers catch a few Z’s. Rows of name-brand mattresses from Sealy, Simmons Beautyrest, Serta, and Tempur-Pedic entice customers to replace their worn pad for new bedding, such as a standard mattress, a fluffy pillowtop unit, or a memory foam piece that conforms to bodies. Beyond mattresses, the warehouse also carries an ample collection of box springs, full bed sets with rails and headboards, and even premium futon mattresses that revitalize foldable couches.
After spending years teaching students from the seventh grade to the postgraduate level, Dr. Raymond and Eileen Huntington opened their eponymous learning center in 1977 with one simple mission: give every individual the best education possible. They crafted a robust curriculum that could cater to any academic need, set a code of ethics for their instruction, and hired a cadre of like-minded tutors to help pupils excel in school.
It’s a formula that has proven successful: today, the accredited center’s hundreds of locations hone skills in subjects ranging from basic phonics to calculus. The center's six-step tutoring system also involves parents in the process, building a unique program for each child that nurtures their sense of accomplishment. Test preparation helps applicants confidently take exams for admission to high school, college, or Starfleet.