Teach Me IT's repository of online courses spans hundreds of topics and 1,100 hours of content, ranging from computer and Internet fundamentals to advanced training with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite. Lessons, available in online and CD form, can cater to both individual and corporate clients. Teach Me IT also strives to provide professionals with complete career services, such as job searches, testing, and project outsourcing.
The Grape Escape intoxicates senses with interactive, winemaking courses that yield 12 bottles of wine over the course of four sittings. Each 60-minute sitting separately integrates the various stages of winemaking: crushing, pressing, racking, and bottling. During spring, crafty oenophiles gather and sift through scores of South American grapes shipped straight from Chile and Argentina. Classes commence upon choosing the type of fruits, barrels, and aging durations that will foster forthcoming fermentation. Crush sweet juices from well-measured mounds of nature's candy before reconvening about two weeks later to begin the pressing process. Work the wine press to extract elixirs and transfer them to your oak barrels of choice. After learning how to properly rack wines during the third sitting, burgeoning vino makers conclude courses with a bottling and custom-labeling session that curbs urges to conceal beverages in paper bags.
Combatants in Laser Park's 3,200-square-foot arena travel through a pall of fog as they navigate the arena's halls, ducking behind cover as they face the opposing team at critical chokepoints. Fluorescent paint lends a stark neon outline to the otherwise dark playing field, where the mortar of brick walls forms a grid of light and barrels appear like multicolored rolls of Life Savers. The arena has space for up to 28 players, split between two teams seeking to annihilate the opposition's base. An arcade with pinball, skee-ball, and other games provides virtual training between bouts.
For more than 40 years, the staffers at If the Shoe Fits, Shoe Buckle 1 & 2, and Best Foot Forward have eschewed the impersonal commerce now found at Internet shoe boutiques for trustworthy one-on-one service. This span of experience has allowed them to scoop up brands from top cobblers from around the globe, such as Johnston Murphy, Clarks, Florsheim, Merrell, New Balance, Arche, Stuart Weitzman, Donald Pliner, and more. Today their shelves teem with a colorful assortment of casual, athletic, orthopedic, and medical diabetic shoes. Staffers also specialize in matching feet with hard to find sizes and fits in order to reduce foot pain, and will gladly order different styles if customers need more choices.
A&A Organics delivers fresh, in-season produce to area homes and kitchens no more than 24 hours after procuring it from local farms. Boxes brim with nutrient-rich fruits and veggies such as lettuce, pears, and squash that vary with the season. By acquiring wholesome foods from nearby farms, A&A organics helps customers support the local economy and diminish their carbon footprint.
In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of “hard-to-find tools,” and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone’s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.