Badgerdog's Youth Voices in Ink program is an ongoing workshop held at Title 1 schools, where up to 85% of students are economically disadvantaged. Expert writer instructors go into classrooms and engage with students in activities designed to help them funnel their imaginations onto the page. Badgerdog currently aims to sponsor workshops for two classes with 80 children from grades 3–12. Youth will receive a journal and pencils to record their stories and poems and a professional anthology that showcases the best of their work from the school year.
A Zoom! whitening treatment is designed for safe, immediate shade-shifting results of an average of eight shades. This quick, pain-free process takes less than an hour and involves the application of a scientifically formulated gel that activates under a specially designed Zoom! light. Feel free to kick back and relax as the activated gel makes its way into mouth bones, targeting discolorations and transforming smiles from sparkling to most sparklingist. After the quick treatment, patients are fully armed with instant brightness that can last for years to come.
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Problem skin plagued PuraVida Spa owner Lisa Kaspar throughout her adolescence, leading her to pursue a career as a professional aesthetician in order to help others feel comfortable in their own skin. These days, she dedicates herself to revitalizing complexions of all types, tones, and ages, creating custom facials that start with a thorough skin analysis, end with a custom mask and moisturizer, and get a relaxing boost from an included neck and shoulder massage. Natural hair removal relies on warm sugar instead of abrasive wax, and airbrush tanning helps bodies absorb a golden glow without harmful UV-rays or high-fives from fairytale kings.
With 30 years of carpet-cleansing savvy, Heaven's Best Carpet Cleaning defends domestic surfaces with refined methods that streamline domestic purification and mind the environment. An exclusive low-moisture process leaves newly clean carpets ready to be retread within one to four hours, rendering the typical weeks-long carpet quarantine unnecessary. After evicting dirt, stains, and evidence of secret chocolate stashes, cleaners sweep over fibers with a proprietary carpet rake to leave rugs rejuvenated. Heaven's Best's eco-conscious techs deploy a citrus-based cleaning solution extracted from plants to restore room clothes to a freshly squeezed condition.
Maria Maria's menu springs from the musical mind of the legendary Carlos Santana and the experienced hands of chef Roberto Santibañez. Maria Maria specializes in Mexican cuisine that sprinkles a contemporary twist on time-tested traditions. For lunch (served daily 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.), you may pair one soup or salad with one lunch-portion entree ($10.50), or you can add an additional soup, salad, or a side of rice and beans ($12.50) for a meal as balanced as a tight-rope walker giving unasked-for nutritional advice. Tomatillo tortilla soup is soulfully simmered with all-natural vegetable broth, roasted jalapeños, tomatillos, pumpkin seeds, and cilantro, and then topped with diced panela cheese, crispy tortillas, and wild mushrooms in a hearty mixture. Fresh mangoes, grilled shrimp, queso fresco, toasted almonds, raisins, and sesame seeds get cozy atop the spinach mango salad tossed with honey-lime vinaigrette. A burrito Maria arrives on plates perfectly packaged with red onions, roasted corn and poblanos, black beans, and cheese rolled in a flour tortilla with beef or chicken and topped with creamy tomatillo-pasilla sauce.