Since 1950, Gale’s Garden Center has spruced up local gardens with a variety of greenery, garden tools, and lawn décor. Every spring, their nursery overflows with locally grown yellow forsythia shrubs and pale pink weeping cherry trees. After entering, you can find helpful staff members scattered among the hydrangeas and fruit trees; they're ready to answer any questions about spring gardening for cool-weather plants. The store strives to stay up to date with the latest gardening wares. Organic lawn-care products keep lawns lush without using harsh toxins, and native plants become low-maintenance housing for birds, butterflies, and migratory lawn gnomes.
Led by dive master Scuba Steve, Buckeye Diving School's professional instructors have certified more than 9,000 divers since 1964—including Ohio celebrities Stefanie Schaeffer and Kenny Crumpton. Students can enroll in an open-water certification sequence to kick-start future careers as oceanic explorers or unsuccessful dunk-tank sitters. An orientation and four three-hour courses impart such fundamentals as buoyancy control, air sharing, and how to control ascents and descents. Each class divvies its time evenly between landlocked lessons and pool dives, and requires pupils bring or purchase their own mask, snorkel, boots, and fins (not included in this Groupon).
Tint-N-More’s technicians outfit rides with accessories of all kinds, from Solar Gard window films to custom sound systems. Front, back, and side glass goes from crystal clear to elegantly dark thanks to resistant tints that protect against sweltering temperatures and block dangerous glare from the sun and other nearby stars. The team also jazzes up wheels with custom rims and tires, paints designs across windows, and installs a range of electronics, including radios, speakers, and alarms.
Fashions for men, women, and kids fill the floor at Finders Keepers Consignment Shop, alongside furnishings and other home accents. The shopkeepers make sure that items are in pristine condition when they enter the store, stocking shelves with current trend pieces and vintage looks alike that are appropriate for the workplace and special events.
Frameworks brings custom aesthetic closure to unframed artwork and peddles already framed photography, lithographs, posters, and more. The prices of custom-framed pieces can fluctuate based on specific customer requests, but a 16”x20” framed double matt with glass or mounted poster or print generally costs around $45. The same treatment can be applied to 24”x36” prints ($59) and 32”x40” Ghostbusters II posters ($75). For former athletes looking to commemorate a career or owners of an untrammeled Michael Jordan jersey, Frameworks can lock a jersey away in a double-matted 32”x40” frame ($125; frames available in larger sizes). This Groupon is also good for pre-framed pieces on Frameworks’ website, so be sure to browse its collection before making any set-in-wood commitments.
Many seasons have passed in the 50 years since Larmco Windows and Siding’s founding, but the company’s licensed, bonded, and insured craftsmen have yet to see a weather pattern that outlasts their protective windows and vinyl siding. Innovations such as energy-saving glass panes have helped Larmco’s staffers stay ahead of the curve as they continue to add to their number of 250,000 windows installed. Their insulated vinyl siding also reduces energy costs, trapping warmth inside on cold days and keeping out the heat that radiates from the home’s lava moat during the summer. They also insulate attics and install walk-in tubs that reduce the likelihood of bathing injuries.