While still learning how to walk on their own, Legacy Stables owners Michael Murphy and Elizabeth Vaughan Murphy began learning how to ride horses. The two both grew up around horses, and they apply their lifelong knowledge of horseback riding with students during training and lessons in saddle-seat, hunter-seat, Western, and driving styles. During lessons, students are introduced to the stable's fleet of morgan horses, which are known to be one of the oldest and most versatile breeds in North America. The compassionate instructors lead lessons for both beginner and advanced riders, as well as small children who learn basic steering and methods of riding a horse without training wheels.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this September, Spirit of Change delivers alternative-health material on a quarterly basis to New England coffee tables, covering topics such as medicine, green living, cooking, and community. Editorial pieces range from the environmental impact of cigarette butts to advice for cooking quinoa to the perfect protein-packed al dente or jump-starting healthy eating habits in the food-and-cooking section. Insight into granting forgiveness to loved ones, even after they tattooed a mustache on your face as you slept, spills from the pages of the mind-and-body segment. In addition to its expertly penned articles, each 70-page issue includes a directory that lists contact information for local alternative-health practitioners and community events.
Strategy is the hallmark of Citadel Airsoft & Gaming, whether plans of action unfold on a tabletop or the battlefield. Indoor airsoft matches pit players armed with pellet guns against one another in various modes of play, including team death match and capture the flag. More than 5,000 square feet of the facility are devoted to tables, which are used for hosting large events for games such as Magic: The Gathering and Star Wars X-Wing.
Each member of the team of professionals at Inspiration Hair Studio and Day Spa specializes in a different facet of beautification. A master hairstylist can carefully place highlights or arrange tresses in an updo for a wedding or black-tie monster-truck rally. An on-staff medical aesthetician renders skin smooth with treatments such as diamond microdermabrasion and full-body exfoliation, and the spa’s massage therapist targets chronic tension with the soothing strokes of Swedish and deep-tissue methods. The multitalented crew also hosts birthday and bachelorette parties after business hours, where the fashionable fetes can be made more festive with the addition of food and wine.
The cleaning specialists at Safe Side Chimney Service Inc. tend to home smokestacks’ every need. Routine cleanings rid flues of built-up ash and creosote, which prevents unforeseen chimney fires, and chimney caps help protect interiors from rain, debris, and unexpected visits from Dick Van Dyke. They can also rebuild chimneys and replace water-damaged bricks, and will take the time to carefully explain each recommended repair and service to the homeowner before completing the job.