Originally sculpted into the landscape in 1958, Green Hills Golf Course winds through 5,933 yards of smoothly rolling terrain bordered by clusters of mature arbors. To compensate for its relatively short length, the 18-hole course catches clubbers off-guard with strategically placed ponds, subtle slopes, and self-destructing yardage markers. Each round takes spiky-shoed golfers gliding around tranquil ponds and past rippling creeks, which add to the course’s shot-impeding obstacles. A nine-hole par 3 executive course stretches out alongside the full-length monolith, beckoning to greenhorns, youngsters, and experienced pin-hunters still seeking their first hole-in-one. A driving range, practice green, and full regimen of golf clinics nurse withering swings back to life, while the onsite restaurant fuels muscles and carnivorous golf carts with all-beef hot dogs and other savory grill fare.
Resplendent with hordes of ghoulish trappings and fanciful alter egos, Costume Holiday House's stock outfits bodies in appearance-altering costumes and accessories. From the selection of year-round appropriate wigs and makeup, costume partiers can drape themselves in ghastly or entertaining get-ups for Halloween, themed gatherings, or meeting a significant other's family members. An expansive sea of racks host hundreds of costumes arranged in easy-to-navigate categories, including scary, where adults can find a grisly Scary Crow costume ($34.99), traditional ladies' costumes, including a saucy version of Goldie Locks ($44.99), and food, with which patrons can adorn their chests in sultry cans of Spam ($67.50). Toddlers can clamber into a Monkey See Monkey Do romper, complete with nonskid soles ($19.99), as their adult counterparts don a more sophisticated simian look in a she-chimp mask with wig ($44.50), sporting a platinum blonde mane and a stately Spartan helmet.
Licensed chiropractor Dr. Gary Van Skyhock steers the ship at Universal Treatment and Recovery Center, where he and his staff treat patients using a “whole person" approach. Instead of simply treating individual symptoms, Dr. Van Skyhock susses out the underlying issues causing pain or discomfort and works to ameliorate these problems via chiropractic treatments and lifestyle adaptations or changes. In line with this thinking, the center offers chiropractic adjustments, nutritional counseling, massage therapy, and postural screenings to ensure optimal nerve flow and overall good health.
In 1978, a modest 32’x144’ poly greenhouse began supplying a farm with tomatoes and pepper plants. More than 30 years later, the greenhouse has exploded into a 3-acre operation that supports a leafy abundance of 15,000 flowering hanging baskets, more than 100,000 potted annuals, and 25,000 potted perennials. Helmed by Don and Janice Bench and their son and daughter-in-law, the greenhouse and nursery pairs visitors with more than 200 varieties of hybrid roses, which only require 1 gallon of gas to bloom on the highway, as well as trees, shrubs, statues, and fountains.
In November and December, the garden center morphs into a winter wonderland that showcases more than 100 decorated trees and a seasonal trove of ornaments, fragrant wreaths, poinsettias, and crimson bows. During summer months, the Benches man a roadside produce stand, where they sell sweet corn, melons, beans, and squash from their 650-acre farm.
Line drives sizzle and skid across the facilities at Staton Sports, where ballplayers polish their skills and veteran coaches prep athletes to compete in a variety of sports. Backed by stints with three MLB organizations, the center's president and CEO, T.J. Staton, heads a staff of coaches who bring a combined 20-plus years of professional playing experience to each practice, game, and training session. The center's field also plays host to traveling teams, and inside two party rooms, visitors gather to celebrate birthdays or exalt an adolescent bat's aversion to the peer pressures of cork.