After securing tarps around sofas and tables and laying protection over floors, Millers Pro Painting's team gets to work rolling paint across ceilings and brushing pigments over walls. They do this using eco-friendly Sherwin-Williams paints. The team refinishes everything from decks to entire home exteriors, and they also paint commercial storefronts. To get at hard-to-reach spaces, they scale ladders or swipe their paintbrushes at the apexes of their trampoline jumps. When they're not painting, the crew executes services such as construction and pressure washing.
For more than 25 years, the master confectioners at Deliciously Different Fudge have been handcrafting gooey slabs of sweetness in more than 30 different varieties, each conjured from scratch in a traditional copper kettle. Calm cravings with flavorful favorites such as peanut butter, coconut, chocolate nut, or maple nut. Classicists will find rich memories in mouthfuls of classic chocolate fudge, and thrill-seeking tongues find blended bliss in taste combinations including strawberry cheesecake, recognized by its pink marbling; cin-a-bun, sweet-roll inspired and swirled with pecans; or chocolate mint madness, known for its creamy-cool taste and ownership of at least 16 copies of Catcher in the Rye.
At the full-service spa, licensed massage therapist and proprietor Mary Daniels emphasizes the importance of all-natural and non-invasive stress-relief methods that range from yoga to reiki to reflexology. All of Mary Therapy's therapeutic massages include a calming foot soak sprinkled with sea salt. Her Swedish massage can help stimulate blood circulation and distribute oxygen throughout the body with the help of soothing oils or lotions. The hot-stone version uses smooth instruments to enhance the effect of the massage. Two Yelpers testify that Mary's methods have a proven success record in reducing pain and speeding up the injury recovery process and that the studio provides a quiet environment perfect for complete relaxation. Appointments are required at the mini-spa, which is open Tuesday through Saturday.
According to a profile on IndeOnline.com, Cherry Street Creamery owner Lea Jackson practically has ice cream flowing through her veins. Born into a family of ice-cream entrepreneurs, Lea opened up shop in Canal Fulton in 1999 and customers have been flocking to her stand for their regular summer “kustard" fixes ever since. Made onsite from a secret family recipe, her kustard comes in four flavors, such as raspberry pomegranate and chocolate almond. Her friendly staff also scoops out 23 types of ice cream and serves up Chicago dogs, Coney dogs, hamburgers, nachos, and paninis to their hungry clientele. Cherry Street Creamery shuts its green shutters during the winter and is open from approximately March through the end of October, just like amusement parks and the sun.
Licensed massage therapist Ken Bowersox Jr. relies on his own expertise as well as the body's reflexes to ease the pain of injury. During his neuromuscular-therapy sessions, he often utilizes ortho-bionomy—the art of further contracting a muscle that is causing imbalance within the bones of a joint. This method prompts the muscle to complete its contraction and undergo release. Though he specializes in this type of trigger-point work, he also administers massages designed for relaxation, such as Swedish and hot-stone modalities. Additionally, he performs reiki, which aims to regulate the flow of energy throughout the body with the light laying on of hands.
A Class III dealer of firearms and accessories, Midwest Gun Club equips its clients with more than just firearms. The company also offers classes, which range from concealed-weapon-permit courses to safe handgun practices and home-defense seminars. All class instructors have a background in the military or law enforcement or have experience in national competition. Along with classes, they help their pupils and visitors practice their aim and perk their ears like a hunting hound at an in-house shooting range.