Armed with an army of innovative and certified shutterbugs, Olan Mills Portrait Studio provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to recreate look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea-battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
Since 1988, Pet Supplies Plus has welcomed millions of furry critters of every stripe—from llamas and monkeys to potbellied pigs—into their animal-friendly stores. The shop is designed so that both pets and their owners can easily navigate the inventory of more than 10,000 items. Wide aisles give leashed pups enough room to roam, colorful signage keeps shoppers moving in the right direction, and low shelves allow dogs to sniff out their preferred brand of rawhide chew. A self-serve dog wash enables guests to scrub their canine companions' coats to a youthful, puppy-like shine, whereas grooming services enlist professionals to tackle tougher jobs, such as brushing out matted fur or convincing dalmatians to stop mixing white and black after Labor Day.
Ricky Skaggs, Cypress Hill, Sasha Allen, Kirk Franklin, and Forrest Tucker are just a few of the famed folks to lay down some soulful tracks at Rome Recording. Since 1967, the studio has given local and national songwriters outlets to bigger audiences with professional recording, mixing, and mastering. They continue the tradition today with a litany of high quality equipment such as $5,000 microphones and pre amps. Musicians can even make use of their complete collection of instruments, including eight-piece maple drum kit, Korg Triton 88 keyboard, guitars, and basses. Committed to their artists, they don't stop there, ensuring comfort in a studio stocked with amenities, including a spacious lounge.
Agenbroad Veterinary Clinic makes sure pets are in tiptop shape with a variety of medical services. The staff offers spays and neuters, surgeries, and urgent care, along with prevention packages, which include tests and vaccinations. Its team of animal lovers also houses pets at its onsite boarding facility and provides regular bathing and dental cleanings.
Mid-Ohio Foodbank provides students with healthful groceries to take home over the weekend. Through its backpack program, the food bank distributes food to 31 sites in both Franklin and Marion Counties, and plans to distribute backpacks filled with nutritious food twice a month at each location throughout the school year. Each backpack contains fresh fruit, macaroni, crackers or bread, cereal, shelf-stable milk, tuna or peanut butter, and one or two other snacks.