With more than 15 years of experience, Russ Stewart, Certified Financial Planner, helms a team of fiduciary contortionists, twisting mountains of paperwork into intelligible tax returns. Number-crunching pioneers blaze a pecuniary path through the dense logical tangle of personal, business, and farm tax law. A professional tax wrangler prepares returns, scouring records for deductions and overlooked treasure maps depicting the location of hidden home offices. The basic service starts at $49.95, but prices vary depending on dependents and other fiscal factors, setting the cost of an average return at around $70.
Omega Laser's specialists combine acupuncture techniques with modern technology in an effort to balance the flow of energy between the meridians of the body. During smoking-cessation treatments, low-level lasers target trigger points on the hands, ears, and face, which releases endorphins that can significantly lessen symptoms of withdrawal and physical cravings. Technicians also provide guidance for clients hoping to master the psychological urge to light up.
When Robert Taylor opened Taylor Studios in 1984, he embarked on a mission to preserve his clients' smile-worthy moments through professional portraiture. Today, occupying a 2,500-square-foot space on the first floor of the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, his mission remains unchanged. He snaps subjects to mark special occasions such as weddings and high-school graduations, and then produces the camera-loving smiles and confident gazes entirely onsite, which allows him to maintain his strict standards for quality control.
Dorian School of Music plucks at the undiscovered skills of novice musicians with inspiring lessons designed to make every soloist a virtuoso. Use four 30-minute classes to rub shoulders with a choice of instruments—drums, guitar, bass guitar, violin and viola, piano, organ, and vocals—and, if, desired, study the Royal Conservatory of Music Curriculum (for piano or guitar) or the Suzuki Method (violin). Perch on a piano bench and tap out a double-entendre-filled Beethoven concerto, or crash mallets into drum cymbals to let your neighbours know you’re awake bright and early. Dorian School of Music's fabulous faculty teaches students to approach each session as a classical conquest, preparing young musicians for the day they battle sentient instruments for control of major cities.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Fitness classes
Recommended Age Group: Adults
The Seniors Association Kingston Region is a conglomeration of professionals and more than 750 volunteers that manage The Seniors Centre. They provide more than 100 programs, classes, and social functions geared toward people ages 50 and older, though there's no age requirement to join in the fun. "Our youngest member is 23," confesses one staffer. They host sporting events such as badminton tournaments, group fitness classes, and even art classes that range in topic from repurposing old jewelry to casting objects in cement. They also run an onsite restaurant, Hatter's Cove, where chefs dish up daily specials such as meatloaf, poached salmon, and chicken kiev.