The aisles of Mark's Hallmark come lined with classic Hallmark giftware for a variety of occasions. Instead of leaving voicemails of heavy breathing punctuated by screams, ready friends and family members for Halloween by gifting them with 9-inch themed plates accented with a personal photo and text ($12 for a package of 10). Or, help guests plan their costumes in advance by sending early party invitations, such as the Spooky Silhouette ($1.59 for one, $0.99 for up to 1,000). Meanwhile, a wide selection of greeting cards (including an array of $0.99 cards) come with envelopes to protect heartfelt poems from being edited by persnickety mailmen. In addition, gift gurus can fill empty spaces in the home with coffee mugs, candles, snow globes, and tote bags.
Since 1962, the motor mavens at Big O Tires have been treating tin lizzies to a slew of services, including their specialty 30-minute express oil changes. The tireless techs speedily slurp out old oil with anteater-esque precision, replacing worn out filters, and rewarding loyal dip sticks with up to 5 quarts of new crude. Following a chassis lubrication, wheel wranglers remove each tire, before moving them and their entire DVD collection to a new home in an adjacent wheel well, helping to guarantee even wear and tear. After a thorough fluid check and preventative maintenance analysis, revamped rides are happily reunited with the owners to depart together into the sunset. Upgrades are available for diesel oil (price based on vehicle and location), high-mileage oil ($10–$15 extra), and synthetic oil ($20–$30 extra).
Technicians at McCubbin Motors are factory-trained to tackle automotive issues in Fords, Lincolns, Mercurys, as well as Chryslers, Dodges, and Jeeps. And with a large stock of genuine Ford, Mopar, and Motorcraft parts, they can make ailing and in-need cars drive as smoothly and dependably as the new cars that sit just steps away in the dealership’s showrooms. Technicians perform repairs and offer maintenance services backed by their training and years of experience in the field.
For eight years, the husband-and-wife team at Carousel Winery has cultivated the vines of their family farm into a collection of award-winning wines. On Saturday, August 6, Marion and Sue Wilson will throw a party at Carousel's six-acre winery to celebrate its continued success as attendees sample flights of reds and whites, try out descriptors such as "oaky" and "four," bite on BBQ ribs and chicken, and show off complimentary Carousel glasses. Throughout the afternoon, enjoy a variety of events and prizes devoted to the number eight, such as a Crazy Eights card tournament with an $88.88 gift certificate prize and eight door-prize drawings for $8.88 gift certificates. From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., the sultry voice of Charlene Blay leads her four-piece jazz ensemble, The 2nd Editions through 5/8 time signatures and various deconstructions of the Scooby Doo theme song.