With a team of instructors having more than two more decades of experience, Rainbow Vision Stained Glass expands the community of glass workers through small group classes. Students gather within Rainbow Vision Stained Glass?s sprawling Victorian-style headquarters to learn the fundamentals of making stained glass or the more sophisticated techniques necessary for crafting glass boxes, Tiffany-style lampshades, or glass houses for those who have sworn off throwing rocks. The studio also teaches fused-glass skills, which can yield everything from pendants to wine-bottle stoppers.
Anticipating the needs of its pupils, Rainbow Vision Stained Glass peddles everything a glass artist might desire. More than 400 styles and colors of glass gleam within, more than 300 pattern books await crafters in need of inspiration, and soldering irons stand ready to bind creations together.
As more theaters converted to high-quality digital projection, FunTime Cinemas knew it had to keep up with the times. There was one small problem: the cost. Independent from the industry behemoths, the community-focused FunTime Cinemas needed some help to fund the conversion and maintain its affordable ticket prices. So it reached out to its patrons through the Dollars for Digital campaign, which helped raise enough money for all three theaters to become 100% digital. The updated projection allows FunTime to continue showcasing the newest major releases, as well as special one-time screenings of smaller features, with crisp picture and sound at deeply discounted prices.
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.
Hello Gorgeous Consignment Boutique outfits fashionistas with a rotating selection of discounted wares from brands such as Coach, Juicy Couture, and Banana Republic, earning best-consignment shop accolades from Harrisburg Magazine in 2011. Treasure-seekers scour racks for shoes, shawls, and formal eveningwear or pose in front of mirrored walls to ask their reflection's opinion on their outfit. Eager to give back to the community, Hello Gorgeous allows consigners to donate part of the profits from the sale of their clothing to a local school or charitable organization.
Winner of the 1st Place Keystone Press Award for editorial writing in 2010, the Central Penn Business Journal tracks down exclusive reports as one of the only publications specializing in local business news in the area. A six-month subscription includes weekly delivery of the print journal, as well as access to the weekly digital edition and past articles archived online, making neglected library microforms go green with jealousy and festering ivy. From local businesses to corporate giants such as Hershey, the journal covers area enterprises of all sizes, digging up in-depth news and surveying state and nationwide economic trends. Subscribers can take in breaking business news from the online Morning Roundup, peruse the paper's award-winning editorial section for analytical coverage, or attend a local event listed in the 10 Things to Do This Weekend column.
Within its page-filled premises, Cupboard Maker Books stocks more than 100,000 hard-to-find hardback and paperback titles in categories ranging from Americana to writing. Foxtrot into an unusual collection of miscellany by F. Scott Fitzgerald ($6.11), ideal for Jazz Age aficionados or lovers of dignified first initials. Mystery lovers thrill to Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes ($1.99), and fans of visual art and brevity may curl up with the 61-page illustrated version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea ($3.87) in the store’s comfortable lounging area. Should stacks of selections cause seekers' heads to spin, a staff of friendly bookworms is always on hand to offer recommendations or help find specific titles with expertly wielded dowsing rods.