After 40 years of enchanting families and youngsters at its original location, Treasure Island Fun Center relocated its abundant arcade games and tasty treats to a recently renovated 16,000-square-foot facility in 2007. Kiddie rides and games occupy toddlers, and older kids and adults compete in billiards and air-hockey bouts or zip through virtual tracks in racing games. Rekindle flames with classic arcade fixtures such as pinball, Centipede, and Ms. Pac-Man, or vie for tickets by playing skeeball or haggling virtual-reality scalpers. Once accumulated, those tickets can be traded for one of the arcade’s many prizes such as toys, lava lamps, and digital cameras.
With pizza by the slice, chicken nuggets, and ice cream, the full-service snack bar known as Pegleg’s Pizza refuels guests between games. Through its charity, the Bob and Jean Noell Charitable Foundation, Treasure Island Fun Center also reenergizes the community, having donated more than $125,000 to schools and youth organizations thus far.
Overseen by a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University Medical School and owned by a former model cum medical aesthetician, LivingYoung Center represents the apex of medicine and beauty. Since board-certified plastic surgeon Karen Singer earned her MD at Harvard, the doctor has spent more than 30 years developing a deft, artistic approach to whittling the contours and lifting the slack skin of patients while sculpting her own body through competitive ballroom dancing and innovative use of shoulder pads. She acknowledges that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to any treatment, and so attends closely to her patients' aspirations to create slim, youthful exteriors or rejuvenate them from within with bio-identical hormone therapy.
During her decade as a model, owner Katie Kaffai discovered a scientific interest in beauty and evaluated industry methods for making faces glow, such as surprising tween mannequins with teddy bears. She sought clinical training in aesthetics and laser technology to formalize this experience, developing a program of high-tech, noninvasive treatments to develop camera-ready skin at the cellular level. Kaffai and Singer both belong to the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine to stay current with innovations in the field, and command an elite team that includes a doctor who specializes in facial anatomy in order to safely administer rejuvenating injections.
Thirty-two lanes, some bordered by bumpers, set the stage for friendly competition at Liberty Lanes. Bumper-equipped lanes keep kids away from the gutters, and on weekend nights, music pulses through the alley for Lights Out in Largo glow bowling, during which laser lights and disco balls shine rays more colorful than a sailor's SAT vocabulary book. The onsite King Pin Bar & Grill refuels human pendulums with wings, burgers, and beer, and a pro shop stocks the necessary gear for private lessons with certified gold coach Bill Zuben or a climactic 10-frame showdown with the unbeatable ball-return machine.
Green Maids dispatches licensed, bonded, and insured cleaners to purge domiciles and offices of dust and dirt using only 100% nontoxic and biodegradable cleaning products. In two hours, a cleaner can perform a wide range of services that focus on the customer's preferred areas, dusting furniture, vacuuming floors, or scrubbing toilets, sinks, and showers until they sparkle like Liberace's favorite can opener. Though Green Maids' products are specifically chosen for their hypoallergenic properties, homeowners can also opt to provide the clean team with their own cleaning supplies if they prefer.
The high-energy activities under Xtreme Adventures Family Fun Center’s roof instigate rushes of adrenaline in technicolor environs. In the multileveled, 6,000-square-foot laser-tag arena, teams of combatants track down their opponents as they navigate serpentine passageways, duck around forest plants, and circumvent digital quicksand. Padded Crazy Cars spin 360 degrees as drivers ricochet around the rink, while on the trampolines lining the walls and floor of the Xtreme Jump pit, visitors of all ages traverse its elastic expanses in leaps and bounds. After their adventures, they can sample snacks from the Xtreme Cafe & Bar, including pizza, sandwiches, and wings.
An enlargement is an ideal gift for a wedding, anniversary, or any celebration for which the memory is that much clearer in football-field size. Blow up your fantastic driver's license photo to an 8 x 11 for $57 or get the secret microfilm anti-shrunk to a much more manageable 11 x 11 for $72. You can swell photos to a maximum of 50 x 60 in order to wave down rescue helicopters with those amazing before-and-after weight-loss snapshots. You can also order custom sizes; prices vary.