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.
Drawing from the more frightening pages of the area's history, Carolina History & Haunts’ guides lead lantern-lit tours of eerie and haunted locales. The “Nightmares Around Elm Street” tour sends groups through the specter-laden streets of Greensboro, while the Beyond the Grave tour braves uptown Charlotte’s paranormal avenues to learn the fates of the less fortunate and possibly even witness a prankster ghost grabbing a dog's tail as it's chased.
Carolina History & Haunts partners with local businesses to give tour goers discounts on accommodations and food, and large groups are eligible for discounted pricing and private tours.
Founder Patrick Willard keeps the gym open to everyone and leads a team of nationally certified fitness experts to teach everything from Zumba to martial arts and yoga. Trainers motivate clients during small-group boot camps, swift 30-minute circuit-training classes, or one-on-one training sessions. Nutrition seminars supplement the sweating by preventing budding bodybuilders from undermining their gains by falling prey to unhealthy diets of cement sandwiches.
Green Pro Lawn Care’s green-thumbed staff keeps grass vibrantly verdant with core-aeration services intended to reduce soil compaction and naturally rejuvenate lawn health. A layer of dead roots and lawn debris can build up between a lawn’s grass and soil if not regularly maintained. This layer, known as thatch, can harbor pests and complicate plant growth, and core aeration ($32/1,000 sq. ft.) seeks to naturally break down thatch without damaging any dirt-based frescoes beneath the surface. Armed with professional equipment, trained professionals extract small plugs of soil and deposit them on the lawn’s surface, unleashing ravenous hordes of beneficial microbes that gorge themselves on the topsoil’s growth-inhibiting buffet of thatch. Treatments can help preserve a yard’s overall health, and Green Pro Lawn Care particularly recommends this service for homes with bermuda and zoysia grasses or AstroTurf carpeting.
Helmed by Dr. Kevin Davis, Magnolia Specific Chiropractic ushers in chiropractic care and customized weight-loss programs. Guided by the center's digital paraspinal imaging system, which gives him a detailed view of the nervous system and any unwanted subluxations, Dr. Kevin Davis adjusts vertebrae and alleviates pressure placed on the spinal cord and nerves. Dr. Kevin Davis guides patients through personalized wellness plans that emphasize exercising, nutritional education, and avoiding hardball.