Northern Lights Theater Pub is wonderful place for a unique day or night out in Salem. You can see a movie and eat at their pub--they have great food and offer great selections of movies..the best part is the price--CHEAP! Only $2 for children and adults for admission! They offer movies that have been recently-released, so if you're willing to wait a few weeks beyond the first release date you can see current movies at great savings. If money's tight but you want to go out, your whole family can enjoy a night out for less than ten bucks!
Spectrum has a fabulous reputation in Fresno. Their hair stylists, nail technicians, massage therapists and other staff provide phenomenal service and are very skilled at their crafts. Their facility is beautiful--really classy and more what you'd expect to find in a much larger city. Their prices are relatively high, but that's because their services are in great demand. They have combination prices, though, for spa services, so if you purchase a package deal it's well worth the investment for a day of bliss. They can also accomodate groups (for bridal parties, etc.).
Rainbow Body & Paint is a reputable shop. We have needed their services on two occasions, and we were referred to them by our car insurance company. They made both vehicles look absolutely new and finished their work very quickly. They were friendly and helpful and handled all the paperwork so that we didn't have to worry about it. If you're in a wreck and need to take your car to a place where you know they'll do a perfect repair job and charge a fair price, choose Rainbow Body and Paint.
McCormick Barstow Sheppard Wayte & Carruth is a world-class law firm. They are the best choice if you need legal assistance with any family issues, including divorce and custody issues, as well as business issues such as commercial litigation, in Fresno. They are a large firm, but each attorney gives personal service and the benefit of having such a big firm is all the resources at their disposal to assist you in your case. Their fees are similar to other firms in the area, but if you choose McCormick Barstow you'll know that you're getting what you pay for--ethical legal respresentation with your best interests in mind.
Northside Christian Church has a preschool on-site that is phenomenal. The director and teachers have decades of experience with preschoolers, and it's evident in the way they run their school. They offer a great preschool curriculum that prepares little ones for kindergarten academically but, more importantly, socially. The teachers know how to encourage preschoolers in demonstrating appropriate behavior at school. They go on fabulous field trips and have animals visit the classrooms and have fun kitchen days where they cook at school. It's a great place for little ones to have their first school experience!
Fogg Maxwell & Lanier Eye Care is the best place in Fresno if you need an eye doctor. Whether it's for a routine check-up or treatment for a serious condition, they have the best reputation in town. Our daughter was diagnosed with a rare condition when she was just five weeks old, and Dr. Andrea Lanier was the doctor who diagnosed her and continued to monitor her care. She's one of those world-class doctors that we can't say enough good things about. She puts her patients (and their parents) at ease and is highly skilled at what she does. The only drawback is the wait time--bring snacks and a few hours worth of activities for the waiting room! When you finally see the doctor, though, it's well worth the wait.
Bakersfield Swim Club offers great swim instruction for people of all ages. Their staff is capable of helping even those who are reticent in the water to become comfortable and water-safe. Their facility is well-maintained and clean. They allow kids to move up at their own pace, so those who are able to compete at more advanced levels are not held back with their peers. Their prices are extremely reasonable, making an investment in learning to swim well worth it.
George Brown Sports Club is a great place to work out--reasonable rates, friendly staff, knowledgeable trainers, and quality facilities. They keep everything clean, and even as you work out you can see the janitorial staff constantly cleaning the equipment. Rather than get in the way they make you feel like you can trust that your machine isn't harboring some horrible germs. Their group fitness classes are taught by fabulous instructors and they offer all sorts of classes...step, interval training, yoga, pilates, cycling, etc. You can get a personal trainer to meet with you on site and give any sort of fitness or nutrition counsel, too. Another advantage is their childcare facilities on site...wonderful play equipment for kids and separate areas for older children and infants.
Colors to Dye For is the site of perhaps the worst hair experience I've had on this planet (and when I left there, it was questionable whether I looked like I belonged on this planet). I went in with the simple request to even out my weave (lots of grow-out) and tone down the color some. Where I had the grow-out, my hair turned a normal brown shade. Where I had been blond, my hair was now a shiny orange. That's not the worst of it, because hair reacts differently to different products and mistakes happen, so you can't hold one bad reaction against a stylist. The real kicker was that the stylist pretended that it was fine, that she meant to do that, that I was being unreasonable saying that it was bad. So while the name of this shop might have seemed cute when they were tossing ideas around, it became a cruel joke for me. It took me several hundred dollars at a reputable salon to undue the damage--save yourself the grief and avoid "Colors to Dye For"!
Fresh Kitchens & Baths & Wall Beds provides great service at reasonable prices. Their selection is stunning--any sort of bed you fancy, cabinets of every sort from classic to trendy, and all the help you need creating that perfect space for your remodel. They are known for quality workmanship and getting the job done on time. While it's tempting to spend a little less at a big box store, you'll find materials and ideas here that are worth the difference in price (which isn't as dramatic as might be expected given the great degree of difference in the service you'll receive, both before and after the sale).