As children, many kids spend their days mowing lawns to supplement their allowances. Brothers Ben and Brian Marsh carried their grass-tending ways over to adulthood, and they now spend their days professionally beautifying lawns with full-service landscaping and maintenance services. All year long, customers can call on the duo for anything from routine mowing and edging to lawn aeration and fertilization. In preparation for spring, they take up special projects of hiding garden gnomes from nearsighted owls. The Marsh brothers can work up customizable contracts to help their clients' lawns look lush all year long.
The friendly bloom bearers at George K. Walker Florist have embellished special occasions with fresh, colorful floral arrangements for almost 40 years. The FTD orchid trio ($50.99+) croon a floral-scented lullaby from their perches in three 4-inch ceramic vases, and the yellow lily, yellow roses, and other sunshine-colored blossoms in an FTD Flourishing Garden basket ($49.99+) can cheer up a morose coffee table still moping over its argument with the living-room couch. Alternatively, opt for a special-occasion package, such as an FTD birthday bouquet ($55.99+) bursting with gerbera daisies or an FTD Big Hug bouquet ($50.99+) that greets newborns with a vase of pillowy purple lisianthus grasped by a fuzzy 6-inch stuffed bear.
Whether you're gliding through the streets on a self-balancing Segway or paddling through scenic waterways on a standup paddleboard, it's easy to unleash your adventurous side with Triad ECO Adventures. Explore historic Winston-Salem atop one of the aforementioned Segways during guided tours that zip through the arts district and observe downtown's wild packs of businessmen in their natural habitat. The company also offers standup paddleboard lessons, which can be enjoyed at three area lakes or during introductory lessons at an indoor pool.
Licensed Zumba instructor Reneé Grace Pickett— who works as a Zumba education specialist and even presented at the World Zumba Convention in 2011—tones physiques of all shapes and sizes, sharing her passion for the dance-infused workout that helped her drop 55 pounds. During her classes, which were featured on Fox8 Fit, she combines the exercise component of Zumba with the fun, party-like environment of a nightclub, leading up to 100 participants at a time. Throughout the session, she works to cultivate an energetic, pressure-free atmosphere, in which dancers can shed calories and show off favorite sequined sweatbands without concern.
During classes at Johnny and Junes Ultra Saloon, Reneé cranks up Latin tunes and demonstrates salsa, hip-hop, and belly-dancing steps designed to strengthen muscles and sculpt away unwanted inches. Students should wear comfortable workout clothing, bring plenty of water, and leave inflatable muscle suits at home.
The tech specialists at Tekcomm doctor indispensible gadgets with reliable service and quick turnaround. Screen and lens repairs heal cracked iPhones from accidental drops on the pavement or intentional hurling during phone-fights. Talented technicians also restore laptops or desktops to working order and patch up digital cameras. In addition to mending dented and broken devices with expert fixings and overhauls, Tekcomm equips customers with a wealth of electronic wares, such as used phones ($24.99+) or brand-new OEM LG Bluetooth pieces ($19.99+), which keep hands free to wave flags during combination semaphore/cell phone conversations.
Dairy Queen offers a cool, frosty respite from harsh summer heat with a variety of frozen ice-cream delicacies. The signature Blizzard's chunky charms dissolve flavor lockouts with classic candies, cookies, or fruits blended to unmatched thickness with soft serve ($3.59 for a medium) spun in a specialty centrifuge for maximum creaminess. The waffle-bowl sundae delivers vanilla ice cream nestled in a chocolate-bedecked waffle-cone bowl with a choice of tempting toppings ($3.95), and the milkshake ($2.59 for a medium) puts spoons to shame with its refreshing strawability and willingness to fit into cup holders and miniature siege cannons.