Hosted by the Onondaga Park Association, the Historic Homes Tour annually attracts more than a thousand architecturally minded meanderers to the Strathmore neighborhood for a look inside some of its most historic abodes. Each year, a smattering of homeowners graciously open their doors to strangers who scope interiors once all the butter dishes and silver have been hidden. Ticket holders may begin their self-guided tour after 10 a.m., traversing to vintage addresses that include 173 Parkside Avenue, 130 Beverly Drive, 345 Clairmonte Avenue, 132 Stolp Avenue, and the Huntley Building at 407 Stolp Avenue, a historically renovated apartment complex. While visiting, wanderers can engage homeowners in structural sparring matches, inquiring about the irreplaceable character of their late 19th and early 20th century homes. Many stately stone creations boast the swagger of craftsman-style bungalows, dapper four-squares, distinctive colonial revivals, and old world Tudors.
The smell of sage and soothing music permeate the room as you lie on crisp sheets––and this is just the start of relaxation. Licensed massage therapist Precious Walker warms massage oil between her hands, then digs in––first to the shoulders, then the lower back, tailoring pressure to your wishes. Kneading and Swedish gliding motions segue into cross-friction pressure, slowly untying muscle knots and promoting a deep relaxation. Clients may also request a prenatal massage or specialty sports bodywork to expedite injury recovery.
Though they operate more than 200 locations in upwards of 30 states, the team behind U.S. Baseball Academy aims to make each young athlete's experience a personal one. Their four- or six-week camps are taught by local instructors who are current or former coaches at the high school or college level, and typically offer a 6:1 or better player-to-teacher ratio for intense, professional-style training. The Academy's proven itinerary of hitting, pitching, fielding, and baserunning drills was developed by an advisory board of college coaches and Major League players, including Cy Young Award?winner and ace pitcher Brandon Webb.
Makeup by Maw's captain at the helm, Michelle, puts her passion for beauty into action by gilding client skinscapes with 100% organic airbrush-tanning solutions tailored to yield golden sheens for up to five to eight days. During the procedure, Michelle or a seasoned staffer spritzes epidermal expanses with an organic solution customized to the client's preferred shade, forming a head-to-toe bronze akin to a Civil War–era robot. The custom OrganiGlow formula has a ruddy-colored base, ensuring that skin tones veer away from orange hues and streaks.