Local Services in Norwood

91% Off Photo Shoot from Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

50% Off Guitar Lessons at The Music Salon

The Music Salon

$80 $40

Students of all ages and experience levels can learn the guitar in one-on-one lessons

Up to 78% Off at Elite Photography

Multiple Locations

$409 $89

Professional photographers capture memorable photographs of high school seniors or children in-studio or outdoors; prints of favorite pose

60% Off Custom Framing

Multiple Locations

$100 $40

Professional framers, many of who are artists themselves, help you design a custom frame for your cherished works of art

75% Off at MidWest Bedding and Furniture

West Chester

$200 $50

Upscale brand mattresses and bedding, from blankets and duvets to pillows, help provide a comfortable night's sleep

Up to 70% Off Photography Class for One or Two

Multiple Locations

$79 $25

Photographer Brian Jorg teaches basic camera skills during three-hour classes

50% Off Childcare

Cincinnati

$50 $25

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51% Off Doggie Daycare at Dogtown Cincinnati

Corryville

$89 $44

Dogs frolic in spacious indoor and outdoor play areas supervised by pet-loving staff

Up to 67% Off Media Transfers to DVD

Evendale

$60 $20

Media preservationists transfer VHS, slides, reels, 3-inch Super 8, or Hi8 film onto DVD

55% Off Pet Daycare at The Pet Spot

Norwood

$190 $84.99

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Supervised daycare stays give dogs plenty of social interaction, exercise, and playtime

Up to 52% Off Music Lessons

Fairfield Music Academy

$25 $12

Instructors with nearly 10 years of experience offer private lessons for students of all ages and skill levels, from beginner to pro

Up to 70% Off at Keepsake Photography Studio

Mount Lookout

$100 $30

Passionate photographer snaps subjects striking 20 or 30 poses, resulting in an 8"x10" or 11"x14" print

50% Off

Groesbeck

$117 $59

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49% Off Childcare

Sharonville

$35 $18

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Up to 55% Off Dog Boarding and Daycare

Multiple Locations

$19.85 $9

Single-room canine boarding in a 48-square-foot run, with two feedings and playtimes per day, or doggie daycare, available Monday–Friday

50% Off Boudoir Photography

Covington

$149 $75

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Up to 54% Off BYOB Open Paint Night

Harrison

$35 $18

Individuals, duos, or quartets enjoy beverages from home while painting masterpieces during open studio

55% Off Mattresses

Erlanger

$100 $45

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Up to 70% Off Hands-On Co-Op Preschool

Loveland

$130 $39

Parents don't just drop kids off and go at this cooperative school; twice a month, teachers may ask them to assist in the classroom.

74% Off Workshop from The Empowered Speaker

Florence

$380 $99

Workshops teach students how to captivate their audience and overcome nerves as well as how to cut their presentation time

Up to 79% Off Baby-Animal Photo Package

Mason

$282 $59

Photographers snap subjects against indoor or outdoor backdrops

Up to 67% Off Dog Daycare and Boarding

Trenton

$45 $19

Caring dog owner watches over pets on 60-acre plot that features trails and streams

66% Off Tailored Math Tutoring

Centerville

$259 $89

Comprehensive oral and written math assessment forms the basis for personalized tutoring sessions designed to build ability and confidence

Half Off Photobooth Rental

Lewis Center

$699 $349

Four-hour rental with unlimited photos, souvenir prints with personalized text, and on-site photo specialist

Up to 58% Off Pet Care

Orange

$45 $22

Daycare and boarding equipped with webcams so owners can check in on pups; boarding flats with radiant floor heating and 5–6 walks per day

50% Off Photo Printing

Orange

$100 $50

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Up to 88% Off Lifetouch Portrait Packages at Target Portrait Studio

Dayton South Target

$204.95 $25

Photographers customize backdrops and props before capturing images with professional gear; posting images in online gallery within 24 hours

Up to 80% Off a Photo-Shoot Package

Riverside

$125 $39

Professional photographer with a quarter century of experience in the field chronicles kids and families in artistic in-studio shoots

Up to 57% Off Tutoring Sessions at U-Learn Academy

Riverside

$225 $99

After an initial exam assesses a student's current level of academic performance, tutors can customize sessions to fit individual needs

51% Off Framing Services at Frames For Life

Harrison

$100 $49

Custom framers hand build frames to surround important documents or art

50% Off Webpage-Design Consulting

Centerville

$999 $500

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81% Off Photo-Shoot Package

Riverside

$200 $39

Three generations of photographers man the cameras at this studio, capturing familial love for the holidays or for any special occasion

44% Off Computer Repair

Xenia

$75 $42

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Up to 58% Off Doggy Daycare or Boarding

Huber Heights

$20 $10

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11,000-square feet of play space is divided into areas for large and small dogs; staff of dog lovers tends to pets during overnight visits

50% Off Studio Photography

Fairborn

$60 $30

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44% Off Webpage-Design Consulting

Vandalia

$90 $50

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Up to 59% Off Photography Classes at Fotoskool

Vandalia

$70 $34

Designed for beginner and novice photographers, classes cover holding the camera, taking pictures in manual mode, and basic editing

Select Local Merchants

The Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation—started by the Bengals quarterback and his wife—provides a combination of daily services and life-changing experiences for seriously ill and physically challenged children. Its four primary programs support children and their families throughout their medical experiences. Date Night gives parents a free private dinner as an opportunity to spend time on their own while their children play together at the Hilton Downtown. King for a Day sends children to Kings Island theme park with fast lane passes, snack vouchers, and free T-shirts. As part of the organization's focus on daily needs, the Pass it On program distributes medical equipment to families who cannot endure the financial expense, and The Hub stocks hospitals with entertainment and educational resources.

2692 Madison Rd. Suite 148
Cincinatti,
Ohio
US

Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa founder Ray Schneider understands why his clients would want to pamper their pups with massage and reiki sessions or warm-water swims. As he told Dan Monk of the Business Courier, "It’s a relationship that’s very hard to explain. When you have a dog, you can understand it.” The Blue Ash resident and entrepreneur created the sprawling, 25,000-square-foot pet hotel—and its second location in Boston—because he realizes the lengths to which people will go to care for their furry friends.

Swathed in upscale atmosphere, the spa is outfitted with all the comforts of home and more; after touring the facilities, Jeff Elkus of David's Voice said, "I wish the last resort I visited had half the amenities of Red Dog." Dogs can stay in private, themed boarding suites with flat-screen TVs and owner-monitored webcams. They exercise and socialize in climate- and airflow-controlled play areas, romp in a three-acre dog park, and don buoyancy vests to soothe achy joints in the heated aquatic center. The hotel also offers multilevel lodging for cats, as well as canine grooming and training services.

Schneider hired and trained a staff for around-the-clock supervision and care. Dogs who are aging, have health issues, or secretly write reviews for Frommer's get special attention in a room with a fireplace and stretch lounges.

5081 Madison Rd
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Scallywag Tag's arena dazzles eyes with a black-lit, neon-tinged pirate ship and 18th-century Caribbean village, which provides a labyrinth of fluorescent walls for marauding swashbucklers. After being split into two competing crews, participants receive a vest, a phaser, and instructions to tally as many points as possible by tagging opponents, swarming the enemy's home base, or holding a referee hostage until he or she doctors the score. The score itself is broadcast on wide-screen LCD scoreboards, but those who are too busy taking out the adversary to look at them can take heart knowing that at the end of the game, the referees announce the winning team.

Outside the fast-paced laser-tag arena, Scallywag Tag encourages visitors to recharge with a drink or a slice of pizza from the snack bar. The arcade sections also distract patrons by featuring perennial classics such as air hockey as well as new favorites, including Time Crisis 3 and Find That W2 Form.

The West-side location additionally lures younger passersby with a pirate-themed jump house and a 35-foot-long slide in the family entertainment center. The West-side’s black-light miniature golf tests hand-eye coordination skills, leading guests through a gauntlet of 18 holes that similarly embrace the pirate theme.

5055 Glencrossing Way
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Gary Hopkins can divide his mid-20s in two parts: the time before he discovered self-healing, and the time after he discovered self-healing. Before, overwhelming stress and overworking caused him to suffer from anxiety, insomnia, spinal misalignments, and gout. Then, he started meditating, practicing tai chi and energy healing, and taking natural supplements. Not only did these practices help remedy his ailments, but they also led him to a new career as an intuitive healer. Continuing these studies into his 30s, he added such holistic healing methods as Thai massage and reflexology to his regimen.

For more than 10 years, he’s shared his knowledge through a private practice and at Light Path Discovery Center. He is dedicated to helping others conquer physical, psychological, and emotional issues with carefully honed skills and several bodywork methods he developed on his own. For those unable to visit him personally, Gary has penned two books— The Master Within and Axiatonal Integration —that guide readers as they attempt to unlock their happiness, which is usually kept in a safe and buried under their childhood home.

5207 Madison Road
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Armed with an army of innovative and certified shutterbugs, Olan Mills Portrait Studio provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to recreate look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea-battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.

4825 Marburg Ave
Cincinnati,
OH
US

If a dog isn't tired, it isn't happy. That's why WagsPark fenced in their three acres of land. Now, during play sessions, canines jump, run, and roll to a state of blissful exhaustion without worrying about wandering off. After trotting through manicured lawns and agility courses, dogs jump into a cool, spring-fed lake with tidy gravel banks. A dancing fountain also sprinkles coats with refreshing droplets. While dogs play, owners can sidle up to the bar area where a big-screen TV displays the antics of well-trained humans.

During daycare hours, dogs roam freely between the temperature-controlled building and the outdoor play areas. Certified staffers always stay nearby to make sure they stay happy and safe. When it's time to go home, owners can give their furry friends the spa treatment or wash them up in a self-service dog bath. WagsPark also features a training academy where pups learn to obey commands and play well with others.

3810 Church Street
Cincinnati,
OH
US