For over 75 years, Rogers Jewelers has lavishly exhibited a sparkling smorgasbord of fashion and bridal accoutrements. The professional staff guides customers to ensure informed purchases. Accessorize with a Diamond Key Pendant, a take on the old-fashioned skeleton key design ($59). Rogers provides free inspection and cleaning of jewelry, as well as a lifetime guarantee with each purchase of a diamond or promise to have children for the sole purpose of purchasing diamonds in the future. Rogers also donates to the American Red Cross and local school programs.
When she cured a ham, Mama Meacham knew what she was doing; her original recipe has lasted for five generations. Today, her great-great-granddaughter, Amanda Meacham Coy, uses the very same recipe when curing Meacham Hams' selection of bone-in, hickory smoked, and spiral-cut hams. When preparing country-style ham, the kitchen staff lets this secret mixture of salt and other ingredients draw out water from the meat for up to 40 days, imbuing it with a firm, rich texture that's delicious in sandwiches or salads.
But hams are just one of the Meachams' specialties. The team also prepares smoked turkey, applewood-smoked bacon, and savory summer sausages. Other items enliven breakfasts, such as homemade buttermilk pancake mix, cinnamon-whipped honey, and strawberry jam.
Ophthalmologists Dr. David I. Malitz, Dr. M. Alijajeh, and Dr. C. Mark Millsap team up with Doctor of Optometry Zach Rossman to clarify vision with Ohio Valley Eye Institute's range of cutting-edge eye-care services. Basic eye exams for children and adults test whether eyes need corrective lenses or LASIK. During cataract surgery, high-energy sound waves obliterate the cloudy intrusion into microscopic particles, and an intraocular lens usually eschews the need for stitches. The staff also brightens eye surroundings with cosmetic procedures such as blepharoplasty, which lifts drooping upper eyelids and tightens sagging lower lids, as well as Botox and laser resurfacing treatments. The ophthalmologists especially pride themselves on their surgical skills, having completely eliminated the need for glasses in many patients who have been told they weren't candidates for corrective procedures in the past.
The doctors sit down with each patient to review their selected procedure step by step in order to alleviate anxiety. Supportive friends or family members who stand by can amuse themselves by turning on the television or perusing a selection of magazines in the waiting area, or by peeking into their loved one's treatment room through a window to watch the surgical action.
Thanks to owner Wynne Beck, who holds a degree in library science, Book Nook's shelves are stocked with thousands of meritorious, meticulously organized new, gently used, and collectible tomes. Among the shop's cozy brick walls, you'll find volumes from historical heavyweights such as William Shakespeare and Robert Lewis Stevenson, as well as bestsellers from contemporary authors such as Danielle Steel and Stephen King. Subjects range from instructive cookbooks and children’s favorites to more serious academic subjects, such as history, wars, and Star Trek. Most books range from $0.50 to $21.99, and used magazines range from $0.10 to $3, depending on their potential to be used as wallpaper after reading.
The nationally certified professional dry cleaners at Don's Claytons have been removing mustard spots from neckties and mud stains from trousers since the Eisenhower administration. Using a patented DCI cleaning process, fabric-care experts remove grime and gravy from your shirts (around $2.48), pants (starting at $6.22), suits (around $12.47), dresses, and spats using solvents that clean without corroding fabric. They'll tackle household textiles as well, from duvets to doilies to handsewn refrigerator cozies.
The experienced instructors at Busy Beedz bestow aspiring bijou-smiths the technical know-how and imaginative inspiration to craft sparkling bling. Bead bedazzlers can try their hands in an array of two-hour beading and wire-wrapping classes to handcraft adornments for ears, wrists, or macaroni elbows in a fun group setting. The element of wire adds its novel tendrils in classes that fashion wire-wrapped flowers, wire-wrapped bracelets, and provide expert instruction in wire-tapping tin-can telephones. Beadsmiths may also attend private classes for instruction tailored to their own ornamentation aspirations.