The all-weather team at Porky's Plowing clears snow on command from residential, commercial, and industrial driveways. The on-call service combats snow buildup and keeps captive cars from rebelling by driving through the house. With prepaid plowing services in increments of one, three, or five, patrons can rest assured that their driveway will be passable during commutes to work, school, or a climate where carnivorous snowmen are but a fanciful dream.
Since 1910, Hallmark has stocked its shelves with a wide variety of greeting cards, gifts, and thoughtful keepsakes. Patrons can write a formal request for better candy from neighbors with Halloween greeting cards ($0.99+ each) or record a personalized greeting card to document a baby's first words in English or made-up baby language. Keepsake ornaments ($9.95+) inspired by the memorable Peanuts comic strip feature Snoopy, Lucy, and Charlie Brown decked out in Halloween costumes, and a variety of scrapbook kits and photo albums help to preserve memories without having to pickle the brain. A large selection of wrapping paper, ribbons, and bags encloses gifts in layers of festivity.
CrossFit 716's owners and coaches, Drs. Dennis and Jennifer Lesniak, use their chiropractic and exercise-science training to tailor intense, boot-camp-style workouts to clients of all ages and fitness levels. A constantly rotating menu of exercises such as hero squats, pull-ups, dead lifts, and pushups aim to get bodies in well-rounded physical shape, often incorporating strength-supplementing props such as kettlebells, jump ropes, and wigs made of Samson hair. Dennis and Jennifer also work to build a welcoming community atmosphere by memorizing each client’s name over the course of multiple sessions.
Since 1951, the award-winning landscapers at Lincoln Park Nursery have assisted homeowners with landscape designs for garden and backyard projects, incorporating eye-catching elements such as outdoor goldfish ponds and fountains. With the skills of Edward Scissorhands and the added ability to shake customers’ hands safely, knowledgeable staff members offer input to help customers beautify front yards, garden paths, and secret gardens. The nursery’s two locations maintain a large, constantly updated stock of ornamentals, vines, fruiting trees, and wall stones and pavers.
Inside Gleam & Glimmer Stained Glass Studio, every surface sparkles with the colorful creations of its owners, from mirrors and lampshades to jewelry and candleholders. The staffers hoard neither their skills nor the stock, sharing both in instructional classes that teach students to work with glass. Their charges study creating stained-glass patterns, fusing dichroic glass, and creating three-dimensional objects such as jewelry boxes.
The instructors at Evolation Yoga help their students achieve greater health and centeredness with a unique blend of hot yoga and meditation. Rather than subscribing entirely to the tenets of Bikram yoga, they incorporate other yogic styles for a more fluid approach that’s accessible to all students. To achieve the best results, they lead classes in studios heated to keep the mug of tea balanced on each student’s head piping hot. They also organize regular workshops and events at each of the studio's eight locations throughout the United States, Costa Rica, Colombia, and Australia.