Since 1989, Play It Again Sports has been buying and selling new and used sports and exercise equipment. They are keeping sports green, recycling gently used athletic equipment into new-to-you gear. Products from brands such as Nike, Adidas, Easton, Wilson, Nautilus and Schwinn, make up each store's enormous selection of new and recycled gear, which is replenished daily with goods for a wide selection of sports that ranges from baseball, golf, soccer to lacrosse and football. Treadmills and exercise bikes equip bodies with muscular suits of armor, and pintsize and adolescent equipment arms youngsters with protective padding until they eat enough bologna to grow muscles of their own. Knowledgeable staffers man each location, ready to answer questions, arrange gear deliveries or pick-ups. To ensure their stock remains robust, they also encourage athletes to collect their lightly used gear—including bicycles—and bring it into a local store to either sell or trade.
For more than 25 years, Party Land has supplied hosts with all the materials necessary to throw any sort of shindig or get-together. Their shelves brim with balloons, streamers, and plasticware as well as specialty machines that make popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cones. Furniture such as tables and chairs provides guests with places to sit, and costumes grant them garb after scheduled food fights. More than just a place to stop and stock up, Party Land assists customers with additional services such as balloon decoration and delivery to party locations.
Twin brothers Tom and Rusty Bolton both have a pedigree in furniture, as both have been managing Wood You Furniture franchises in separate markets since the 1980s. That longtime experience has fueled their love of real-wood furnishings, giving them an opportunity to bring the community long-lasting furniture less likely to end up in landfills as well as the chance for the pair to grow a business together. Their store decorates interiors with sofas, bedroom sets, and accessories made from finely crafted solid wood, shunning the likes of particleboard for sturdy planes of alder and parawood. Bolstered by the design skills and artistic eye of fellow team member Faith, tasteful displays fill the showroom and help customers envision what their homes would look like with each piece inside. Patios and gardens also become inviting venues for backyard barbecues with umbrellas and benches, and kids' playrooms blend utility and whimsy with a selection of tyke-size desks and bunk beds. The store’s furniture and accessories also extend to designs made for home offices, living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, and secret passages that deserve better aesthetics.
The golfing gurus at Edwin Watts Golf Academy diagnose and correct their students' poor swing and putting habits in an effort to help them improve their shots and lower their scores. In one-on-one swing-analysis sessions, students learn a repeatable swing that eliminates tendencies they may have to slice, hook, push, or pull the ball. A special laser attaches to the end of the player's club and tracks the swing path while JC Video swing-analysis software records the session from two separate angles, lest analysis be thrown off by only looking at the golfer's good side. Putting analysis employs Tomi technology to measure eight separate parameters of the putting stroke, from clubhead orientation at address to swing path and tempo. After swing and putting lessons, students may access the recordings on a password-protected website, so they can forward videos to friends or sports-documentary filmmakers.
The professional landscapers of the locally owned and operated Premier Lawn Maintenance mow grass, edge curbs, and manicure shrubbery to keep the commercial and residential pastures of Seminole and Orange Counties bright and verdant. They also fertilize grounds with top-quality mulch and redesign landscapes by removing entrenched World War I infantrymen. Homeowners can request a free estimate for any size of one-day or year-round job.
Equipped with in-depth product knowledge and bottles from all over the world, the consultants of PRP Wine International waltz into homes ready to answer nearly any question a novice oenophile may have. As they pour samples for small groups, they explain everything from the intricacies of flavor profiles and the correct pronunciation of “pinot noir” to the most dramatic way to throw a glass of red at a mortal enemy. After tastings, guests can select any of the wine varietals sampled, all of which are chosen by PRP consultants after thorough scrutiny.