Not only do Erick and Jessica Smith oversee 88 acres of farmland, they've worked hard to develop a local, sustainable "food hub" by working with 50 other local farms to form a farm alliance. At This Old Farm, Inc., they have recently expanded to process locally-raised, 100% grass-fed meat, guaranteeing the ingredients and sustainable approach to food.
So established is Circle K Midwest that even brand-new vehicles recognize what its red-and-white logo stands for—fuel, snacks, and everything else a car might need to keep powering down the road with its driver. Circle K's story starts back in 1951, when Fred Hervey bought three Kay's Food Stores in El Paso, Texas. Under his guidance, these three little shops grew into the more than 3,000 convenience stores that crouch on our nation's street corners today.
After rolling up to a Circle K, drivers can pump their faithful roadsters full of high-octane fuel and send them skipping through a car wash to experience the cleansing touch of Blue Coral Beyond Green and Rain-X products. Then it's time to step inside the air-conditioned shop for a peek at the provisions. Rows of sodas hibernate behind glass doors, and snacks, candy, and their ATM guardians stand boldly out in the open. Some Circle Ks also offer the Take Away Fresh Café, which presents an appetizing lineup of healthy road fare including sandwiches, fruit cups, and fresh-cut vegetables. Drivers can gear up for a long drive with premium coffees or enjoy a cold Polar Pop, whose specially formulated cup keeps drinks colder thanks to the family of tiny snowmen trapped in its foam walls.
Board-certified dentist Dr. Carmen Paez de Mendoza and her team at Bridgewater Dental Care provide a full range of dental services. From general procedures, such as exams and cleanings, to more specialized services, such as implants and veneers, the Bridgewater staff helps patients of all ages achieve their cosmetic and functional goals. Staff members also utilize the industry's latest technologies, including digital radiography and laser dentistry, and they do their part to boost the environment by maintaining a paperless office.
In the same day, Doctors of Chiropractic Jeremy and Jessica Payne might treat a basketball player and a baby. The pair of licensed chiropractors adjust their holistic approach to health?one focused on the sound function of the central nervous system?to suit everyone, regardless of age or occupation.
Together with Doctor of Chiropractic Robyn Kuhn, the team handles a wide range of symptoms, many of which aren't limited to physical pain. In addition to combating back, neck, and joint aches, they can address migraines and mood-related issues, from fatigue to anxiety. Jeremy, who has worked with the Indianapolis Colts, also specializes in therapy for athletes, offsetting soreness related to muscle overuse or shoulder pads that refuse to let go. Treatment plans can encompass more than the standard spinal adjustments. HealthSource of Carmel might also prescribe nutritional supplements, exercises, or cold-laser therapy.
As the baby yawns and wiggles his or her fingers, a chorus of coos fills the room. As she peeks in on her child months before his or her birth, the mother-to-be points out similarities between her own nose and the tiny one that's displayed in the 3D image onscreen. The technician smiles and moves the ultrasound device to reveal a more complete view of the baby's face as family and friends look on.
Precious Peek 4D Ultrasound hosts these seemingly miraculous occurrences five days a week. With scanning technology similar to that of traditional 2D ultrasounds, the staff can give eager parents a real-time 3D glimpse of their babies. They preserve records of the session with photographs in a variety of packages, which range in complexity from 2D pictures that disclose the child's gender to bundles that include CDs, DVDs, and a press-conference reporter to jot down the baby's first statement. Based on the expectant mom's due date, a Peek Calendar determines the optimum time for an appointment, during which up to 12 guests can gather to view the images as they are projected theater-style.
With locations throughout the Midwest, Vision Center At Meijer's eye mavens outfit more than 700 frames with lenses carefully crafted in their own laboratory to specifically suit the eyes and face of each patient. Doctors demonstrate their care for patients' eyes by making sure all of them have a precise, up-to-date prescription. The center also works to keep frame prices low to help more patients find pairs of glasses within their price ranges.