Pawsitively Pets For Kids fosters bonds between critters and kids with classes and camps designed to teach children to care for a variety of animals. Tortoises, chinchillas, snakes, and other exotic animals have all crawled, slithered, and hopped their way into Pawsitively Pets’ wide-ranging curriculum, along with more traditional domestic beasts, such as hamsters, kittens, and guinea pigs. During summer camps or classes held after school and on the weekends, Pawsitively Pets also uses kids’ enthusiasm for animal interactions to fuel projects and cooperative group activities, helping foster kids’ inner creativity and teamwork skills.
O'Ryan Duct Cleaning's trained and certified techs work around the clock to tame feral air systems and improve indoor air quality in homes and businesses. Harnessing the power of a truck-mounted system, they liberate vents and ducts from the filthy clutches of dirt, pollen, and pet dander with eco-friendly products so homeowners can breathe clean wafts of air by the lungful. To keep furnaces safe and warm, they whisk away dust, check insulation, and ensure that winter air never enters the house before taking its shoes off. Sinus congestion dissipates when the techs outfit clients with humidifiers, and interior atmospheres ascend to new heights of efficiency with electronic air filters. When they aren't doting over air systems, O'Ryan's experts offer UV light cleaning and insulation removal.
Patrons enter Kingston Glass Studio and Gallery to discover the handmade work of more than 30 North American artists, including unique glass creations that focus on various styles, shapes and colours. Adorn freshly cut evergreens in a candy-cane design that reflects twinkling lights across its crimson hues, or place a bucket beneath a green-glass icicle in case it melts back into sand. An on-site studio beckons visitors over for daily demonstrations, in which local artisans use pipes to transform glowing glass into semi-transparent vases or summon flames by loudly gossiping about dragons in order to render glass beads. After selecting their five ornaments, customers can peruse the other artwork that occasionally sprouts from the store's exposed stone wall, including paintings, sculptures, and vases.
Dwell Boutique's team of design gurus, led by interior designer Jen Storey, pack their showroom with a plethora of home-decor items from brands such as Gus Modern, G.Romano, and 18Karat. Find a home for colourful blossoms inside chic vases ($10–$78), or cushion living-room motorcycle jumps with piles of stylish pillows ($26–$124). Table linens ($5–$20) provide elegant drapery for dining-room surfaces, and artful wall decals ($50) can instantly make over drab living rooms, bedrooms, or walk-in freezers. While perusing these wares, customers can chat with or stare blankly at the store's helpful and friendly interior-design specialists.
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.
A Legacy Photography preserves timeless moments at locales around Kingston and Belleville or in the controlled lighting of their studio. In wedding photos, family shoots, and even pet portraits, photographers chronicle the deep-seated connections that subjects have with one another and with their surroundings. Subjects can sift through the studio’s cornucopia of props to add texture to the compositions.
A member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, the studio is professionally equipped for photo editing. The photographers excel at removing blemishes and erasing bits of unchewed asparagus from the teeth. They can also digitally alter images to render them in classic black and white, splashing bits of colour onto flowers or neckties for dramatic effect.
Serves You Right!'s home-style morning munches and generous sandwiches built on locally baked loaves afford diners sumptuous soul-coddling meals. Navigate taste wagons through the gastronomic journey of a grand Reuben's smoked meat and swiss cheese hairpin turns, thousand islands of dressing, dijon straits, and sauerkraut marshes on Kingston rye bread ($9). Herbivores can ruminate on a savoury viva las veggie! wrap, grilled and filled with sautéed vegetables and flavourful feta ($9), and omnivores can opt for a balanced chicken Caesar salad of tossed romaine and creamy Caesar dressing textured with bacon crumbles, chicken breast, and croutons ($9).