For 50 years, the owners and staffers of Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing have encouraged the artists of their community. They visit local fairs and set up booths for kids to color and craft, and they workshops, demos, and classes for artists of every age. As their name implies, they also outfit art makers of all skill levels with top-of-the-line materials, such as Gamblin oil paints, Prismacolor pens and markers, and custom frames perfect for saving a favorite art pieces or memorializing a sibling's failure to color within the lines.
Over her years of training—some under award-winning Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. Steven H. Dayan—aesthetician Julie Kline has learned the power a simple skin treatment can do for a person's complexion. At her intimate studio within A Tamara Berry Studio, she calls on enzymes from natural sources to jump-start purification and renewal processes, and she anoints faces with more advanced chemical peels to obliterate the signs of aging. Some of her treatments don't require a single touch: when adjusted to a precise color, her range of light therapies can kill blemish-causing bacteria, boost the production of wrinkle-banishing collagen, or spotlight a talented freckle with Broadway aspirations. Microcurrent facials use painless low-level lasers to firm and tone facial muscles. Julie uses the skincare tools she's assembled to customize her treatments to each client's individual skin issues, whether they involve acne, sun damage, aging, or another aesthetic problem.
Glory Years's memory preservationists transfer media from outdated formats onto DVDs. Specializing in sports media, the film gurus ably preserve action shots of any variety, from recordings of last weekend's swim meet to games featuring Mike Ditka, Joe Namath, and other stars before they were famous. An online database of high-school sports, organized by school and coach, help graduates relive favorite games years later and prove once and for all that the mascot and the quarterback were the same person. The shop also transfers heirloom slides to DVD to abolish the need for projectors and converts 8 mm or 16 mm home-movie reels for easy viewing. Glory Years's team can even repair VHS tapes with broken reels before transferring them to DVD.
Charles Behlow Professional Photography offers professional photography, video, and digital services for any occasion. To produce the photo-to-print miracle, a client sends in or uploads a picture, at which point a trained and certifiably tortured artist digitally modifies the image, renders it on fine-art-quality paper, and accents it with watercolors and oil paints according to the client's requests. The treatment adds an emotive touch to familiar people and places, making it an ideal way to preserve glowing memories and add realistic moustaches to your relatives. The studio can work from prints, digital photos, negatives, or slides, and the finished 11"x14" print is placed in a 16"x20” matte.
American Legacy Tours’ knowledgeable guides regale patrons with ghostly and historical lore as they pass through reputedly haunted locales on walking tours. On the 90-minute Newport is Haunted tour, tour-goers step delicately behind the cloaked guide as he lights a portentous six-block path with the glow of a lantern and recounts the tales of the Gangster Ghosts, the haunting of Newport Middle School, and the still-unsolved pumpkin smashing of '39. Alternatively, Groupon holders can opt to wander five eerie blocks on the two-hour Haunted Covington tour, during which a guide regales walkers with ghost stories from the Licking Riverside Historic District and stops to assess the chi and interior lighting of two haunted mansions.