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The staff members at Sylvan Learning Center's numerous study facilities understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don?t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews.

Tutors work with students from kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan?s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. After-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.

2506 Crossing Cir
Traverse City,
MI
US

With more than 30 years as an FAA-certified flight mechanic, Tom Sarvis translates his intimate understanding of airplanes into flight lessons and tours over the beaches of San Diego. Students saddle up in aircraft and get to learn about flying principles and cloud landmarks alongside their instructor, and round out the regimen with ground training in a classroom. As students soar high above the shore, they log hours toward earning an actual pilot's license and discovering the freedom that comes with it.

8380 M119
Harbor Springs,
MI
US

If you hate it when you hit your smart phone with a hammer and the screen cracks, you're in luck. The Pod Drop's tempered glass screen protectors are strong enough to withstand hammer blows, and have won the repair center celebrity fans including Kim Kardashian and Kevin Durant. The father-son duo behind the shop makes screen protectors to fit most devices, including iPads, iPhones, Samsung phones, and the touch screens that have started growing into people's foreheads.

1215 E Front St
Traverse City,
MI
US

Property Location
Located in Big Rapids, Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center Big Rapids is convenient to Katke Golf Course and Robert L. Ewigleben Ice Arena. This golf hotel is within close proximity of Ferris State University and Falcon Head Golf Course.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 118 air-conditioned guestrooms. Cable television is provided for your entertainment. Conveniences include desks and complimentary newspapers, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
While the golfer in the family is out on the course, try one of the other recreational amenities offered, such as a golf course or an indoor pool. Additional features include gift shops/newsstands and discounted use of a nearby fitness facility.

Dining
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, secretarial services, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free parking is available onsite.

1005 Perry Ave
Big Rapids,
MI
US

On April 5, 2012, the Bulldogs found themselves down 1-0 in their NCAA Frozen Four semi-final match-up against Union. Undeterred, they tied the game in the second period, and ultimately won on a clutch goal late in the final period. The victory vaulted Ferris State into its first-ever National Championship game, where it ultimately fell just short of a title. Still, it was another feat added to a list of accomplishments that has been growing since the team?s first season in 1975. In that time, the Bulldogs have also earned the distinction as the nation?s first team to eclipse 30 wins, which they did in 2002-03. Much of the university?s icy success has come under the tutelage of Bob Daniels, a living legend who has coached the team since 1992 and, in the process, has earned the right to be dipped in gold the moment he retires.

210 Sports Drive
Big Rapids,
MI
US

Snyder's BBQ & Meat Market co-owners Kraig and Sue Snyder cater to carnivores of all stripes with their selection of high-quality raw meats and prepared foods. Inside the store’s display cases are USDA Choice and higher all-natural beef made without hormones, sausages crafted in-house with lean pork, and hand-picked chicken breasts marinated with seasonings such as garlic butter. Fresh and frozen seafood varieties include wild-caught cuts such as sockeye salmon and mahi mahi. Deli adornments such as specialty cheese and dips reside beside handmade chicken, macaroni, and potato salads.

The market’s pizzeria, meanwhile, turns out hot, doughy pizzas topped with cheese, veggies, and meat, while frozen to-go meals, such as penne pasta with marinara, can be taken home and heated or worn around town as a poorly conceived Halloween costume. Flagship and seasonal beers from local microbreweries, as well as numerous wine varietals, help to wash down meals.

127 S State St
Big Rapids,
MI
US