An exclusive on-premises winemaking shop, Jacobs Wine Kits pairs its clients with the right supplies to craft their own wine in a matter of weeks. Expert winemaker Gerhard leads students through the process, which begins with sprinkling yeast on their choice of grape juice. Depending on its quality level, the wine takes four to six weeks to ferment and produce a finished product. When they return after this period, students spend about 45 minutes bottling their wine and applying corks, labels, and shrink caps. The results range from a refreshing Niagara Mist peach chardonnay to a bold Cheeky Monkey Australia syrah with notes of plums, blackberries, and currants.
Initially, beading for Marja Veldhoen was just a hobby. The then-graphic designer started sliding down the slippery crafting slope more than a decade ago after discovering Cindy Jenkins' book How to Make Glass Beads. Soon, she was hooked. Marja shares her zeal for unusual looking beads and jewellery that springs from nature's influence with students through courses teaching the art of inventing handmade wearables from semi-precious stones, pearls, and glass. Her Bead blog keeps crafters abreast of events and promotions, which can include trunk shows, tax-free offers, and workshops on installing chic beaded garage doors.
Founded in 1971, "Alternatives Journal," uses pinpoint journalism to focus on educating the public about local and global environmental news. Its coverage has touched upon subjects ranging from sustainable living tips to political news to profiles of environmentalists and their innovations. The publication also keeps readers abreast of upcoming events, books, and documentaries, allowing like-minded environmentalists to share opinions, green practices, and any new species they find in their backyards.
Braun’s is Bicycles stocks its three stores with a plethora of bikes and bike-related gear, supplying cyclists with new chains, mountain bikes, and high-quality helmets. But the establishment isn’t just focused on selling merchandise. The 88-year-old business regularly sponsors local charities in the community, from family-friendly carnivals to bike rides to raise funds for neighbors in need.
Eleventh Hour Clothing swathes both men and women in designer duds, prepping limbs for a fashionable night on the town. Brands such as Diesel, Miss Sixty, and 7 For All Mankind mix and mingle with handselected threads from G-Star Raw, Jack & Jones, and Free People. Pull a stylish tank top or graphic tee over your chess club-mussed hair ($45–$50), or show off a pair of designer jeans on the way to the after-after-after party at the senior centre ($80–$200). The fashionably inclined can turn heads with a form-fitting dress ($49–$79) or a pair of Diesel short-shorts ($30), or avoid misplacing cell phones, wallets, and horse tranquilizers by stashing the night’s necessities in a chic satchel ($20–$100).
Registered with the Ministry of Environment, Glenridge Cleaners refurbishes filthy fibres with the utmost professionalism and ecological responsibility. An experienced staff of amiable apparel polishers cleans, inspects, and crisply packages each article of clothing or household fabric before offering it tea and sending it off with a tearful goodbye. Crisp up a pair of pants ($7.60), or salvage a designer blouse not designed to sustain your niece's reckless ice cream-eating techniques ($7.60). The shop opens its doors six days a week to licentious two-piece suits ($18.95) and alfredo-dipped shirts ($2.95).