When my grandmother was recovering from surgery last year, we searched for a florist near the hospital and found Country Squire Flowers. I called and described what I wanted (a flowering plant rather than cut flowers) and the lady was quite helpful and friendly. The plant was delivered promptly and was beautiful and healthy. It is still thriving over a year later! The prices were reasonable, and I would definitely recommend this florist.
We used Carey's Flower Shop for our wedding flowers and were very pleased. The owner was very patient with us as we planned our flower order, and suggested a combination of fresh and silk flowers. Some of the flowers we ordered were unavailable at the last minute, and they made adjustments to our arrangements which turned out beautifully. The prices were reasonable and the service was great.
The Fulton County Historical Society site has a lot to offer those who are interested in local history. Having grown up in the area, I attended the annual Trail of Courage living history festival every year as a child. Native American dances, frontier craft demonstrations, and traditional foods are among the activities. As an adult, I enjoy visiting the museum, which used to be housed in a round barn but now is in a modern, heated building. Themed rooms display local artifacts in an interesting way.
Whenever we go to Louisville, we make time to stop at Baer Fabrics. This three-story fabric store is a must-see for any sewing enthusiast. Their prices are not as cheap as chain fabric stores or discount stores like Wal-Mart, but they have the best selection of fabrics I've ever seen. Their special occasion and theatrical fabric section is wonderful! The staff are friendly and helpful. The store hours are a little funny: the only evening they're open is Monday, and they are closed on Sunday.
Green Oak Antiques is a large antique shop in the country near Rochester. It is definitely worth a drive to see this shop with its great variety of antiques at reasonable prices. We especially enjoy the "Rough Room," which has furniture in need of some restoration and TLC. Every August, the shop has a huge yard sale day with lots of great bargains. Come early and be ready to brave crowds; it's lots of fun and we've gotten some terrific deals on nice antiques.
GI Joe's Army Surplus is a small shop in the eclectic Wells street shops area. Parking is always an issue in this area, so be prepared to walk a little way. The shop is small and crammed with surplus gear and military-style equipment. I found their prices comparable to other surplus stores. The staff were friendly when asked questions. If you enjoy rummaging through piles of military surplus, it's a fun store.
Voorhees Studio is one of the most popular photography studios in the area, for good reason. I had my senior pictures done by Rich Voorhees, something that I had dreaded as I was very camera-shy as a teenager. Rich was patient with my nervousness and joked with me until I relaxed. He is creative with his use of props and takes the time to get good shots. I felt that their prices were expensive, but worth it for such creative, professional portraits.
T.J. Smith was our wedding photographer, and we were quite happy with his services. He did our engagement portraits, and was creative in finding locations for the pictures. He also suggested that we have one of the portraits matted with a large matte so that guests could sign it at the wedding. The wedding portraits turned out well despite having a large wedding party and lots of kids. He got many good candid shots before and after the wedding. Recommended!
Stellhorn Photo is a good quality local business which provides a variety of photographic services, including one-hour photo processing, specialized processing, and event photographer services. The store also sells film and photographic equipment. Their prices may not be as cheap as some of the major chain stores, but they are relatively competetive and the quality of their prints is better. The staff ar knowlegable about photography and happy to answer technical questions.
During my recent pregnancy, I was referred to Dr. Wheeler when we thought there might be a complication. As a perinatologist, Dr. Wheeler specializes in high-risk pregnancies. We found the facility to be comfortable and attractive. The staff were helpful. Dr. Wheeler was both professional and friendly in his manner. He explained the ultrasound procedure as he performed it, and was thorough in answering our questions and explaining the results. Fortunately, it was a false alarm and my pregnancy was healthy and uneventful after that, but if I had needed high-risk care, I would have been very comfortable to have Dr. Wheeler oversee my care.