Austin Body Contouring has one goal: streamline their patients? silhouettes. To that end, the staff employs a two-pronged approach of laser treatments and dietary supplements. They wield the beams of Zerona Laser Lipo and Lapex LipoLaser systems, designed to flatten fat cells and burn calories, respectively.
El Paso transplants John Dorgan and Conrad Bejarano founded I Luv Video in 1984, and unlike corporate movie-rental stores, their independent store is still thriving. That's because it celebrates classic, indie, and hard-to-find movies, offering patrons an extensive selection of films across a variety of formats.
Unlike watching streaming movies on demand, I Luv Video brings movie lovers together in a real-life social environment, treating visitors to special events such as Cinemondays film screenings, Free Beer Tuesdays, and Spot the Baguette in the French Film Friday. Guests can also chat with fellow film buffs or knowledgable staffers as they browse an ever-growing selection of cult films, underground hits, and big-name titles, all easily pinpointed through the store's online search function. Additionally, the store attracts patrons with its rare vintage toys, movie memorabilia, and films.
The 21st Annual Summer Fan Drive helps low-income individuals avoid the life-threatening dangers of extreme heat by equipping low-income seniors, disabled individuals, and families with children in 11 Central Texas counties with fans and air conditioners. In addition to helping prevent heat exposure, the drive allows more than 250 of the organization's volunteers to identify other unmet needs, such as food, adequate housing, or medical care. Since 1990, the Summer Fan Drive has outfitted Central Texas homes with more than 60,000 fans and 700 air conditioners. Family Eldercare would like to continue to expand its reach and supply as many homes as possible with the means to battle extreme heat this summer. The organization can purchase one fan for $15 and fans can run for as little as two cents an hour while cooling a room by as much as six degrees.
Run by the same family since 1915, Home Steam Laundry & Cleaners fortifies fibers with professional cleansing and pressing treatments. For drive-thru service, customers escort dresses ($8.19), sweaters ($5.19), vests, and ties ($3.69) to the cleaning specialists without having to leave the comfort of their cars' air conditioning or bacon-scented air fresheners. Perchloroethylene-free hydrocarbon solvents work to purify hydrophobic suits ($8.19) and blouses ($4.59), and extracting dryers leave finished garments free of excess chemicals. Flatwork orders ($2.05/pound) such as tablecloths and linens become smooth under the heat of a specialized flatwork-ironing machine. For an additional 25 percent, customers can invoke the Rocket service, which readies garments in three hours, that are dropped off before noon, by launching them into the cleansing atmosphere of the ozone layer.
Blue Whale Moving & Storage eases relocation stresses with quality packing supplies and coordinated moving services that earned accolades from the Austin Chronicle’s Best of Austin Readers Poll in 2005 and 2007. Do-it-yourselfers can pack up the contents of any cabinet or spacious magician’s hat with a combination of small 16”x12”x12” boxes ($1.35 each) and extra-large 24”x18”x24” boxes ($3 each). Bubble wrap ($.50/24”x12” sheet) protects precious glassware during rough-and-tumble moves. A 50-yard roll of tape ($1) locks in packed possessions, and a roll of stretch wrap ($20) bundles and secures larger items.