By offering personalized service that’s much more thorough than national chains and more cost-effective than CPA-trained offices, Russell Tax keeps its focus solely on taxes. Doug Russell is an Enrolled Agent who has passed a three-day, 12-hour IRS examination and an IRS background check. Russell Tax Services functions in a futuristic realm of paperless electronic files, resulting in a speedy and tree-friendly office that will most likely be spared when a vengeful Mother Nature reclaims the planet with smothering jungle canopy. As such, time-strapped clients can upload their documents directly and communicate via telephone, or set up an appointment in person. This Groupon will file your one complete return of state ($49 value), federal ($89 value), and local/school-district ($29 value) taxes with your W-2 information (additional itemized deductions and business forms may accrue additional charges). Print-outs and digital files are included.
Today, it's undeniable: Jazzercise is a worldwide empire, spanning more than 1,800 locations and 32,000 weekly classes across the globe. It's also hip; gone are the leotards and legwarmers of the 1980s, replaced with a high-intensity blend of cardio, strength training, kickboxing and power yoga performed to hits by chart-toppers from Shakira to Justin Timberlake. The class formats, which vary according to different toning goals, are just as diverse as the program's move set, with recent additions such as Fusion, Core, and Strike broadening the workouts' variety and application. Instructors cultivate a noncompetitive atmosphere where all exercisers are welcome regardless of age, build, or fitness background. This sense of community keeps Jazzercise devotees coming back, but so too do the results; benefits ranging from weight loss and boosted core strength to increased flexibility and stress relief.
Jazzercise's continued success can be traced to the innovation of its founder, Judi Sheppard Missett. While teaching jazz dance in the 1960s, she decided to step away from tradition by offering an experimental class that allowed her students to simply dance without the judgment of mirrors or the constraints of rigid technique. Little did she know that this ?just for fun? class was the prototype for what would become the Jazzercise sensation.
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.
At Footprints to Wellness, owner Paula Jurko knows that in order to take the right steps toward wellness, one starts with the feet. She helps alleviate pain and symptoms of health concerns by applying pressure to specific points on the feet that correspond to specific organs in the body. She also preforms raindrop therapy, which applies nine essential oils into the spine and feet to help the body align structurally and electrically. Along with raindrop therapy, she preforms Reiki to balance the body and release tension.
Named one of the top 10 places for kids' birthday parties by Parents magazine, Color Me Mine unfurls a dizzying assortment of bisque pieces to paint and decorate during open-studio time or organized shindigs. Patrons browse the well-stocked shelves before garnishing their chosen bisques around crafting tables. Experienced staff members stand close by to help with bisque or paint selection and answer any questions about materials, design ideas, or how to emblazon a statuette with a perfect Mona Lisa smile, then glaze and fire each creation to forge a bounty of long-lasting keepsakes.
The FoodSmiths Catering specializes in culinary services that span from drop-off lunches and carefully arranged platters to parties tended to by wait staffs and barmeisters. Hors d’oeuvres platters mollify mumbling digestive tracks with comestible classics like the smothered brie ($27), rich phyllo tartlets ($65), and chicken cordon bleu skewers ($97.50). Pack away lunch cravings into tasty boxed-salad samplings, such as the bistecca salad ($9.50/guest), a gorgonzola-crested wedge of iceberg lettuce caught in an avalanche of tomatoes, bacon, and parmesan dressing, or bread-bound hand weights like the traditional club sandwich with a deli side, chips, or pretzels and a cookie or brownie ($8.50 for half sandwich/guest, $10.50 for full sandwich), also known as the world’s most delicious blunt weapon. Guests can also quench parched tongues with a variety of made-from-scratch iced teas and lemonades, including basil and raspberry or strawberry citrus herb.