If you are looking for a good daycare center - then we highly recommend the Highland Children Center of Raleigh. This is one of the best! They offer a great Montessori program without the high price. They also have a Full time RN on duty. There is a separate sick room for kids who are under the weather. My brother's kids love it and feel right at home there. They also offer a snack in the AM, lunch and a PM snack. Parents are invited to stop by and see their children at anytime.
Harbours is a family owned and operated Sewing and Vacuum and Sewing Service Center. The shop offers terrific customer service at very decent prices. This is GREAT company you can trust to be fair. The work that they provide is fast, reliable and affordable. Don't be afraid to use this company for any type of sewing machine repairs as they are excellent at what they do. They also have a large variety of left over (not picked up) and used sewing machines. Very good place to get a machine or to have one repaired!
Lans Gourmet Food and Gift of Durham is an excellent cooking school. I recently found them and went there with a friend. You cook there and then you eat the food that you prepare. We prepared beef stroganoff, biscuits, grilled green beans, and Angel Food Cake. It was great! You eat what you fix. Lorraine, the French lady instructor, is a class act. It is almost like working with Julia Child! SHe even drinks a little wine now and then. Make sure to come hungry as you will leave stuffed! Have a lot of fun.
If you are a cat lover - like my girlfriend and I are - then you will know that there is a definite shortage of vets out there that have an indepth understanding of our feline furry friends! Dr. Michelle and her crew at Pet House Calls are great. They will come out to your house with their clinic on wheels. She is an excellent vet and has a good demeanor and personality. Our cat REALLY likes her a LOT and I mean a LOT. It is a bit procey - but if you love your cat as we do - only the best will suffice.
I have an adoration for antique clocks for years. And I own quite a few of them. Many have been in bad need of repair. The owner, George Baker, is a great guy. He can 'talk' to clocks. He can diagnose things quickly and then fix them in a heart beat! I recommend him for all problems. But - he is expensive. But again he is very much worth it! He also offers a full guarantee on all work performed - for THREE years!
We recently used American Leak Detection to find a leak in our home. We had looked everywhere and had a part-time plumber look as well but unfortunately, to no avail! So we finally called in the big guns. Interestingly enough, the guys from there did nothing as far as looking - instead they brought in a computer gadget hand held device that was used to detect the leak. In less than 5 minutes - they knew where the leak was. Quite impressive as it was behind a concrete wall. They were also extremely clean and professional in their demeanor. I was impressed and would use them again.
If you want to buy a used car - go somewhere else! Floars Auto Center is just one downright sneaky place. Not sure how they do business at all. Went in to look at a used truck. Just need something to get from point a to point b. Lots of trucks on their lot - so not a big deal in my opinion. However, no one seems to know what the prices of their cars are! Hard to believe - but true. We were asked all kinds of questions - including how much did we want to pay per month - before they woudl tell us a price. It was funny because one guy first said 5900 - the second was going to let it go for 6800. What a flim-flam opertaion! Buyer beware
WOW is the best way to describe NoFo at the Pig. It is one of the best places in town. And I eat out a lot! Considering the quality of the food, the cost is extremely reasonable - to say the very least. I recommend the Pulled pork sandwich! I look forward to visiting the NoFo again in the very near future. You should know that they do not accept reservations at NoFo - so make sure you get there before the line begins to form! Or you will be left out of of the PIG!
Lassiter Mill Gardens is rapidly becoming the Best Landscape company in the Raleigh area. It is high priced - but the service is phenomenal! And I do mean that! Check out there website at www.lassitermillgardens.com and you will see a variety of teir services. Most important to know is that 0.5% of their profits are donated to the Ronald McDonald Charities - which is one reason we like to shop there. They also have frequent open houses and late night hours for their special customers.
I have recently moved to the Rochester area and was looking for an apartment in a nice area. I was very pleased with the service of the agent - Tom Borshoff - who is a class act. Mr. Borshoff lined up several apartments for me to look at. I was very happy that he personally drove me around from site to site. I finally found a nice carriage house based on his efforts. I would and have referred him to several of folks. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!