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.
Hydrating thirsty throngs for more than 70 years, Culligan specializes in the successful capture and distribution of refreshing, see-through aqua pura. Using strictly monitored EPA processing and bottling standards, Culligan's reverse osmosis purification method removes contaminants and microscopic impurities that can escape the grasp of carbon-filter pitchers, faucet filters, and some other filters. On your initial delivery, a Culligan water ward will dress your domicile with a personalized water cooler, plus four 5-gallon jugs filled with purified water or minimally filtered spring water. With Culligan's in-home water service, customers can reduce their use of plastic bottles while saving themselves from the aftermath of a hard-water attack.
The thoughtful retail staff at Gracious Me! escorts guests through a packed showroom of curios and household decorations. The eclectic gallery curates products, including lamps, figurines, and patterned china, to suit a spectrum of tastes. Treasures ranging from funky necklaces ($15) to exquisite wall art ($250) enchant shoppers on the market for bodily and domestic décor. People seeking customizable footwear-flair snoop through the selection of SwitchFlops ($40 a pair on average) and interchangeable bands that match outfits, moods, and number of toes. Curios such as candles and jars take up temporary shelf-space at the boutique before being bagged and shuttled to buyers' homes. Old-fashion letter-writers can secure sets of stationery ($9) on which to scribble notes for pen pals or birthday invitations to state senators.
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.
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.
Boasting PGA pros at both locations, Golf Plus multiplies driving and hitting enjoyment with a legion of golf and baseball essentials and services for cleat-footed sports. Eschew blindfolded driver purchases by patronizing the club-fitting Vector Pro launch-monitor system, which analyzes your swing for a precise club recommendation, ensuring future selections have the appropriate length, shaft flex, and lie angle for your game ($50 for 20- to 40-minute evaluation). Palm-punished handles feel young again after a re-gripping, during which expert staffers install limited-edition and brand-name grips ($3–$20), and a variety of club-repair options re-work the entire length of favorite irons.