For more than 15 years, Create A Video’s team has ushered their customers’ priceless memories into the digital age by transferring video tapes, 8mm, and 16mm films to DVD. The team is also capable of a wide range of creative work, such as editing together a video of a student athlete’s greatest sport moments. In addition to preserving special images, they also create pieces of wall art by tiling dozens of personal images into a glossy 20” x 30” PhotoMozaix that can take the shape of an animal, family member, or landscape. Beyond their editing talents, the technicians also perform repair work on videotapes that have been dropped or used as door stoppers for too long.
Plaza Appliance Mart has helped homeowners deck out their domiciles with an assortment of appliances and helpful one-on-one attention from knowledgable staff. Patrons can prepare tantalizers or torchers of taste buds with a GE countertop microwave ($69.95), or pick up a water filter ($39.99+) to wash down meals more purely. Shoppers can also apply this Groupon toward pricier home wares, such as front-load or top-load washers and electric dryers. Specialty refrigeration devices, such as wine coolers (from $429+) and chest freezers ($449+), keep fermented grapes and swordfish heads fresh for romantic double-date duels.
Ten years ago, Amanda Carroll opened Bead Boutique, the seedling that would eventually blossom into Sage Jewelry Arts. Noticing the need to expand, Amanda moved across the street, expanding the contents of her original 10’x10’ kiosk into a spacious 1,200-square-foot facility. She also hit the road, traveling the country and taking workshops from some of America’s top jewelry instructors. The journey once again awakened Amanda’s desire for expansion. This time, it wasn’t just about space. Amanda had a grander notion: opening her own full-scale jewelry-making academy.
Hence the birth of Sage Jewelry Arts, Amanda's newly revamped studio in which instructors lead jewelry classes for students of all ages and skill levels. Classes touch on subjects ranging from simple stringing and finishing or bails and wire twisting to more advanced jewelry techniques such as trapping your mood in a crystal. The studio also host parties, jewelry-enthusiast clubs, and open-studio time during which students can finish projects. Watched over by displays of work by local artists, the studio’s expert jewelers can also repair or custom-design pieces to clients' specifications.
Since 1868, the lush land at The Hunter Farm has provided for five generations of the Hunter family. A sprawling lineage of sons, daughters, nieces, and nieces' husbands have weathered the seasons on its plot, giving rise to plump crops and healthy livestock. Throughout the year, they throw the barn doors wide to share their bounty with the community. It begins in the spring, when visitors fill buckets with the farm's ripe strawberries, beloved for their unusual sweetness. In the summer, camping kids learn about farm life firsthand as they milk cows and plant crops. The farm is in full swing come fall, inviting harvest-season visitors to trundle along on hayrides and pick the most spherical pumpkins they can find. As the days shorten into winter, the farm welcomes the Cox family, who bring with them a stock of freshly cut fraser firs.
Dream House Boutique updates wardrobes with a trendy, urbane fashion sense, clothing customers in chunky bracelets, vintage-inspired glasses, high-waisted denim, and flirty crop tops. Shoppers show off an elegant yet playful sense of style with asymmetrical skirts and animal-print dresses, or they accentuate outfits with clutch purses, flat-billed baseball caps, and platform pumps.
As a trusted and well-known brand, New Balance helps runners dress in durable and eye-catching athletic garb and footwear. Test-wear a pair of shoes (starting at $50) that are specially crafted for helping wearers look graceful during early morning jogs, tennis matches, trail runs, and escalator rides. Men can slip into a pair of retro-styled suede-and-mesh running shoes ($60) or walk as proud and rugged as a cowboy in a bear costume with a pair of Gore-Tex country-walking shoes ($130). Women can step stylishly in some casual and classic gray foot covers ($60) or speed it up with supportive cushioned running shoes ($100). Durable apparel adds a soft and fashionable layer of heat-retaining and sweat-wicking threads, and accessories provide useful and eye-catching flair to athletic get-ups. Slap on a pair of Elite Coolmax socks ($8) with a brand-new pair of shoes for dry and airy feet. Additionally, customers will be able to acquire proper workout gear for summer, marathon season, and marathon dance-off bouts for bat mitzvah season.