Navigating 80 acres of wooded valleys is easy when you're flying. At Valley View Camp Zips and Adventures, you can navigate more than 2,000 feet of six zip-lines that traverse lush scenery, sailing over creeks, valleys, and a lake. All lines are overseen by certified staffers, who outfit visitors to safely navigate the course during up to two hours of hiking and racing across the zip-lines. Overnight facilities are also available, with cabins and tent sites to set up camp.
An array of gently used apparel and accessories eagerly await loving wardrobe homes through Second Chances' consignment program. Though inventory changes frequently, recent items have included Dooney & Bourke wallets ($20) and a like-new Coach bag ($75), which team up with skirts from Banana Republic ($14.99) or a flattering pair of Seven Jeans (all jeans less than $30). Among the fabric-filled racks, a selection of gowns ($100 and less) begs to be included in momentous wedding celebrations and trips before obedience-school deans. A dedicated formal room, replete with a multitasking style consultant, personal shopper, and seamstress, helps fashionistas make elegant selections like Judi Dench picking a kickball team.
If geneticist and horticulturalist Gregor Mendel were still alive today, he would marvel at Rivergate Garden Center. Owner Jonathan Buck fills the nursery with plants from breeders such as the aptly named Proven Winners and the Conard-Pyle Co., which has been developing hybrid roses since 1897. From spring through the moment when the world's executive producers decide it's winter, the center is rampant with blossoming roses, lipstick-red weigela, and violet butterfly bushes engineered to expend energy continuously in colorful abandon. These plants also require less maintenance, as their stems resist frost and mildew and quit growing once they have reached a manageable, predetermined size.
Some people love the scent of fresh-cut grass; others salivate at coffee's rich, earthy fragrance. But for a certain contingent of humanity, the smell of books beats out any other aroma. For those bibliophiles—and anyone else with an interest in classic literature, non-fiction, crafting books, and a slew of other texts—Book Attic should be a destination. In business since 1987, the shop is home to a rotating stock of more than 45,000 paperbacks, 25,000 hardcover titles, and 1,500 audio books.
Clothes Mentor stocks its high-end resale racks with lightly used, stylish clothing, handbags, and accessories. Carrying sizes 0–26, as well as petite apparel, it supplies the raw materials for women of any body type to radiate glamour like countesses caught in a solar storm. Customers can savor seasonal looks in a spring top by New York & Co. ($7) or slip into flattering pairs of Express jeans ($16). Sweaters from Ann Taylor Loft ($16) and White House Black Market skirts ($16) pair together for a professional ensemble. The store also pays cash on the spot for gently used, high-quality items, keeping store shelves buzzing with a steady influx of fresh arrivals.
Signature service: Firearms training
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Pro Tip: Our goal is to deliver skill-building courses for students ranging from novice to advanced.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
Being able to deliver skill-building courses for students ranging from novice to advanced, while developing the defensive skill sets for effective performance and survival in consideration of present armed conflict reality.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
Each of our instructors have real-world experience in either law enforcement and/or the military, which provides our students with a practical approach that is built upon reality-based, successfully proven fundamentals. Our instructors are not just simply “qualified” through state certifications to teach, but rather competent in their ability to effectively instruct given their wide training backgrounds and extensive career experience.
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Guns and Leather Shooting Academy is a training company with an education program focused on survival and defense in several key areas. Those key areas are in developing skills in firearms training, medical triage and advanced trauma care, force-on-force, security operations, and castastropic event survival. Our training curriculum is for those serving in the military, law enforcement, as well as the private sector professional and armed citizens in protection of self and family preservation.