Local Services in Cincinnati

DSLR Basic-Training Class or a Semi-Private Training Session at Michael Zero Photography (Up to 51% Off)

Michael Zero Photography

Kenwood Classroom

$120 $59

Classes led by a respected photographer who has spent more than 7,000 hours teaching 4,000-plus students

Three Hour Digital-Photography Class for One or Two from Brian Jorg Outdoors (Up to 70% Off)

Brian Jorg Outdoors

Multiple Locations

$79 $25

Photographer Brian Jorg teaches basic camera skills during three-hour classes

Media Transfers to DVD from Glory Years (Up to 67% Off). Three Options Available.

Glory Years

Evendale

$60 $20

Media preservationists transfer VHS, slides, reels, 3-inch Super 8, or Hi8 film onto DVD

$19 for a 30-Minute Photo Shoot Package with Prints and E-view CD from Portrait Scene ($218 Value)

Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

Doggie Daycare or Dog-Park Visits, a Dog Consultation, or $20 for $40 Worth of Grooming at WagsPark

WagsPark

Newtown

$120 $59

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Certified staffers watch dogs roam across 3 acres and swim in a spring-fed lake with their owners, who can also enjoy a full-service bar

Portrait Package with Three-Image CD and Prints, Photo Cards, or Gallery Wrap at JCPenney Portraits (Up to 88% Off)

JCPenney Portraits

Multiple Locations

$119.96 $19.99

Professional photographers capture families, babies, and individuals with custom backgrounds, props, and poses for holiday portraits

Senior Portrait or Child Portrait Packages at Elite Photography (Up to 78% Off)

Elite Photography

Multiple Locations

$409 $89

Professional photographers capture memorable photographs of high school seniors or children in-studio or outdoors; prints of favorite pose

60-Minute On-Location Photo Shoot and Disc of Edited Photos from Memories In The Making (70% Off)

Memories In The Making

Forest Park

$150 $45

Hour-long photo shoot at a location of your choosing. Includes a CD of images.

$40 for $100 Worth of Custom Framing at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing

Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing

Multiple Locations

$100 $40

Professional framers, many of who are artists themselves, help you design a custom frame for your cherished works of art

5'x10' Storage Unit or 8'x20' POD Storage Unit for Three or Six Months at Stor-All Self Storage (Up to 58% Off)

Stor-All Self Storage

Camp Washington

$153 $69

Indoor storage and outdoor PODS keep possessions safe and sound for up to six months

$84.99 for 10-Day Doggie Daycare Pass Including Temperament Evaluation at The Pet Spot (a $190 Value)

The Pet Spot

Norwood

$190 $84.99

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Supervised daycare stays give dogs plenty of social interaction, exercise, and playtime

One or Four 30-Minute Guitar, Bass, or Drum Lessons at Fairfield Music Academy (Up to 52% Off)

Fairfield Music Academy

Fairfield Music Academy

$25 $12

Instructors with nearly 10 years of experience offer private lessons for students of all ages and skill levels, from beginner to pro

In-Studio Photography Session at Keepsake Photography Studio (Up to 77% Off). Two Options Available.

Keepsake Photography Studio

Mount Lookout

$100 $23

Passionate photographer snaps subjects striking 20 or 30 poses, resulting in an 8"x10" or 11"x14" print

$59 for $117 Groupon — Queen City Tees

Queen City Tees, Llc

Groesbeck

$117 $59

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$14 for $25 Worth of Custom Printing — Jtuck Industries

Jtuck Industries

Cincinnati

$25 $14

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$28 for $50 Worth of Office Furniture — Liquidators World

Liquidators World Llc

Cincinnati

$50 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Mattresses, Bedding, and Bed Frames at MidWest Bedding and Furniture (75% Off). Two Options Available

MidWest Bedding and Furniture

West Chester

$200 $50

Upscale brand mattresses and bedding, from blankets and duvets to pillows, help provide a comfortable night's sleep

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Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa founder Ray Schneider understands why his clients would want to pamper their pups with massage and reiki sessions or warm-water swims. As he told Dan Monk of the Business Courier, "It’s a relationship that’s very hard to explain. When you have a dog, you can understand it.” The Blue Ash resident and entrepreneur created the sprawling, 25,000-square-foot pet hotel—and its second location in Boston—because he realizes the lengths to which people will go to care for their furry friends.

Swathed in upscale atmosphere, the spa is outfitted with all the comforts of home and more; after touring the facilities, Jeff Elkus of David's Voice said, "I wish the last resort I visited had half the amenities of Red Dog." Dogs can stay in private, themed boarding suites with flat-screen TVs and owner-monitored webcams. They exercise and socialize in climate- and airflow-controlled play areas, romp in a three-acre dog park, and don buoyancy vests to soothe achy joints in the heated aquatic center. The hotel also offers multilevel lodging for cats, as well as canine grooming and training services.

Schneider hired and trained a staff for around-the-clock supervision and care. Dogs who are aging, have health issues, or secretly write reviews for Frommer's get special attention in a room with a fireplace and stretch lounges.

5081 Madison Rd
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Scallywag Tag's arena dazzles eyes with a black-lit, neon-tinged pirate ship and 18th-century Caribbean village, which provides a labyrinth of fluorescent walls for marauding swashbucklers. After being split into two competing crews, participants receive a vest, a phaser, and instructions to tally as many points as possible by tagging opponents, swarming the enemy's home base, or holding a referee hostage until he or she doctors the score. The score itself is broadcast on wide-screen LCD scoreboards, but those who are too busy taking out the adversary to look at them can take heart knowing that at the end of the game, the referees announce the winning team.

Outside the fast-paced laser-tag arena, Scallywag Tag encourages visitors to recharge with a drink or a slice of pizza from the snack bar. The arcade sections also distract patrons by featuring perennial classics such as air hockey as well as new favorites, including Time Crisis 3 and Find That W2 Form.

The West-side location additionally lures younger passersby with a pirate-themed jump house and a 35-foot-long slide in the family entertainment center. The West-side’s black-light miniature golf tests hand-eye coordination skills, leading guests through a gauntlet of 18 holes that similarly embrace the pirate theme.

491 Ohio Pike
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Gary Hopkins can divide his mid-20s in two parts: the time before he discovered self-healing, and the time after he discovered self-healing. Before, overwhelming stress and overworking caused him to suffer from anxiety, insomnia, spinal misalignments, and gout. Then, he started meditating, practicing tai chi and energy healing, and taking natural supplements. Not only did these practices help remedy his ailments, but they also led him to a new career as an intuitive healer. Continuing these studies into his 30s, he added such holistic healing methods as Thai massage and reflexology to his regimen.

For more than 10 years, he’s shared his knowledge through a private practice and at Light Path Discovery Center. He is dedicated to helping others conquer physical, psychological, and emotional issues with carefully honed skills and several bodywork methods he developed on his own. For those unable to visit him personally, Gary has penned two books— The Master Within and Axiatonal Integration —that guide readers as they attempt to unlock their happiness, which is usually kept in a safe and buried under their childhood home.

5207 Madison Road
Cincinnati,
OH
US

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.

4825 Marburg Ave
Cincinnati,
OH
US

If a dog isn't tired, it isn't happy. That's why WagsPark fenced in their three acres of land. Now, during play sessions, canines jump, run, and roll to a state of blissful exhaustion without worrying about wandering off. After trotting through manicured lawns and agility courses, dogs jump into a cool, spring-fed swimming lake with a zero-entry border for easy entry. A dancing fountain also sprinkles coats with refreshing droplets. While dogs play, owners can sidle up to the bar area where a big-screen TV displays the antics of well-trained humans.

During daycare hours, dogs roam freely between the temperature-controlled building and the outdoor play areas. Certified staffers always stay nearby to make sure they stay happy and safe. When it's time to go home, owners can give their furry friends the spa treatment or wash them up in a self-service dog bath. WagsPark also features a training academy where pups learn to obey commands and play well with others.

3810 Church St.
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Though it celebrates athleticism of all stripes, Sports of All Sorts Batting Cages specializes in training amateurs in America's pastime. Along with batting cages equipped for baseball and slow- or fast-pitch softball, the facility improves each player's game with a hitting and pitching tunnel and pitching mounds with L-screens. Seasoned players and area college coaches demonstrate batting skills at off-season baseball camps, which can be customized for groups of six or more.

The facility's multipurpose court hosts a range of activities such as basketball scrimmages, cheerleading practice, and royal curling tournaments while the king's ice rink gets remodeled. After practice, the arcade hosts rounds of air hockey, billiards, or video games, and Sports of All Sorts' bounce house and three-tiered indoor soft playground hosts the hopping of younger visitors.

10138 Transportation Way
West Chester,
OH
US