Named one of Parents magazine's Top 10 Birthday Chains in 2010, Color Me Mine's international franchise of DIY ceramics studios cater to an older crowd as well. Hundreds of unadorned ceramic pieces?including vases, mugs, and mermaids?await the attentions of muses of kids and their keepers alike, as do glazes in earthy tones and bright crimsons to frighten bulls away from china cabinets. Guests follow simple step-by-step instructions that leave plenty of room for creative expression. When painters are satisfied with their work, the professional kiln-workers help glaze and fire it for them before customers retrieve the finished piece a few days later.
Middletown Auto Repair's trained techs know their job is not only about maintaining and repairing customers' cars—it's also about ensuring their safety on the road. And it's a responsibility they don't take lightly, whether they're executing a standard oil change or repairing a small engine. Other services include muffler repairs, state inspections, and air-conditioning maintenance. In addition, only quality replacement parts are used, along with the latest diagnostic equipment.
Give the staff members at Stadium Studio photos, a mat, and a frame, and they’ll create a custom piece of sports memorabilia that preserves special memories. To date, their artistic eye and appreciation for sports history has yielded an array of team plaques, signed photos, and artwork. They also can frame sporting equipment in shadow boxes or spruce up framed jerseys with the team’s logo, the team’s font, or a clipping of the team owner’s hair.