As the brick-and-mortar extension of UPS's international shipping network, The UPS Store offers all the same packing and shipping services as its parent brand. People can have documents or packages sent with their choice of shipping options, from standard Ground service to Next Day Air, all using an in-store selection of envelopes and boxes in a broad range of sizes. Similarly, those expecting deliveries can ask for email or phone alerts, and can opt to have packages left at their choice of address or UPS Store location. The stores specialize in shipping fragile items, including electronics, china, and replicas of the Taj Mahal made entirely out of egg shells. They can even handle large freight items, such as cars and antiques.
Beyond packing and shipping, The UPS Store has also become known for their Small Business Solutions program, in which merchants can set up house accounts for printing, mailbox, shipping, notary, and other services. Group authorization enables multiple employees to have access to the account, and monthly billing ensures companies can easily track their expenses. The on-site mailboxes are accessible 24 hours a day, accept deliveries from all carriers, and have a traditional street address (as opposed to a P.O. box number), which, like a business suit woven from $100 bills, looks more professional. Regular clients can also take advantage of these services a la carte, as well as miscellaneous services such as faxing and passport photos.
With a stay at Residence Inn by Marriott Frederick in Frederick, you'll be minutes from Westview Promenade and close to Francis Scott Key Mall. This hotel is within close proximity of Monocacy Battlefield and Monocacy National Battlefied. n Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers. n Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy the recreation opportunities such as an indoor pool or make use of other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access. n Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free parking is available onsite.
Blank teapots, plates, mugs, and figurines line the shelves at I Made This!, awaiting finishing touches guided by the artful eyes of do-it-yourselfers. The studio carries all of the materials necessary to complete each piece, including paints, glazes, and a 1,800-degree kiln, where pieces of pottery, like really good barbecue or really bad pizza, requires about 20 hours to cook. A team of knowledgeable employees stays on hand to answer questions regarding the glazing and firing processes. The ideal activity for a range of ages and groups, painting pottery at I Made This! can enliven a sunny Saturday morning or a ladies' night out with a customer-provided bottle of wine, with the option of reserving a private party room.
Under the able tutelage of True Athlete Performance's friendly coaches, athletes develop speed, agility, endurance, and an intimidating game face while honing skills and boosting confidence. Players also learn sportsmanship, so when they demolish an opponent, they'll have the good sense to shake his hand and buy him a Rice Krispies square.
Surrounded by 30 acres of lush terrain, Canine Obedience Unlimited gives four-legged family members an expansive, off-leash training experience. All training courses meet once per week for one hour to teach canines the essentials of sitting, staying, and break dancing on grass. Dog agility classes lay the groundwork and fine-tune the obedience skills necessary to navigate an intricate framework of weave poles and teeter-totters, whereas the interactive dog obedience courses tame all manner of behavioral problems in a small- to medium-size group format. Alternatively, the AKC S.T.A.R. puppy preschool is geared toward pooches ages 8- to 20-weeks old and teaches owners how to transform juvenile delinquents into upstanding canine citizens who hold doghouse doors open for their elders.
Few people spend their days attending bar mitzvahs and corporate picnics, but The Entertainment Playground’s staff works both circuits. The event-planning company can create parties from the ground up or augment them with equipment and staff, freeing up hosts to spend more time shaking their presents. The company’s inflatables run the gamut from bounce houses to outdoor movie screens, and fog machines and strobe lights add energy to dance parties or at least make the boring people harder to see. Revelers can pile into photo booths to create instant keepsakes, or climb aboard mechanical bulls for a very in-the-moment experience. A team of entertainers complements the attractions by delighting onlookers with intricate balloon art or classic magic tricks.