The talented gemnasts at Northern Light Gems ornament customers with custom designs and name-brand jewelry and watches. Gaze into the oceanic depths of the natural labradorite stone at the center of a Baroni ring ($120). Adorn lobes with a set of sterling-silver earrings ($15) or draw attention to a fresh tattoo sleeve with a bracelet of delicate sterling-silver beads ($75). The shop's artisans also work with customers to forge one-of-a-kind pieces that match their specifications for shape, price, metal, gem, and edibility. Browse the abundant assortment of baubles within Northern Light Gems' spacious, warmly lit storefront, stopping to marvel at ornate estate and antique pieces, or coo over charms reflecting the area's heritage in the form of tiny moveable bridges and outlines of Niantic Bay.
As a young man, Dr. Timothy Malton was a proud member of the Norwegian Professional Ski Instructors Demonstration Team. One day, while performing a backflip, Malton suffered a serious fall that landed him in the emergency room. Though doctors told him he hadn't broken any bones, Malton knew something was very wrong. He was unable to take a deep breath, had excruciating pain in his upper back, and could not sleep for more than a few hours at a time. He tried everything he could think of to relieve his discomfort, including painkillers, physical therapy, and acupuncture, but nothing worked. After several months of agony, someone suggested that Malton visit a chiropractor. Not only did the chiropractor diagnose and successfully treat the source of the pain within a matter of weeks, he also inspired Malton to pursue that path himself.
Today, Doctor of Chiropractic Malton extends that same healing and improved wellness to his patients at his own practice. He draws upon training in specialties such as fibromyalgia, sports injuries, and nutrition to address aches and overall health, and he adjusts spines with techniques including the Gonstead system and the Webster technique for expectant mothers. Dr. Malton also provides pediatric chiropractic care, which can improve kids' posture and help them release stress from pretending to work in an office.
Budget Dry Waterproofing Inc.'s team, which boasts the only two NAWSRC-certified waterproofing specialists in Connecticut, keeps basements dry with waterproofing services to prevent flooding, mold, and mildew. Project managers evaluate each job and present homeowners with a plan that's mindful of their budget, whether mending cracks or protecting crawl spaces from dampness. While the job is in progress, a dedicated foreman keeps homeowners abreast of progress and how long it will be until basement ghouls can move back in. Each of Budget Dry's technicians trains continuously to keep abreast of new technology and evolving techniques for waterproofing and foundation repair.
Raya's serves a mélange of comfort foods, with an emphasis on Greek and Italian favorites, in a family-friendly atmosphere. Their menu is a mishmash of mouth treats, featuring everything from pizza (all under $15) to chicken wings, which come in 11 flavors, including Hawaiian, teriyaki, and "awesome," a wing that will give your taste buds a foot massage with one hand while juggling with the other. Burgers, paninis, gyros, and subs (each under $9) all fight it out for sandwich domination, while seafood and pasta lurk in the corner, waiting to jump the winner. The Cajun-flavored Mardi Gras chicken ($12.95) and the Surf-n-Turf topped with shrimp ($14.95) are just a couple of the menu items that Raya's recommends as house specialties. The dining room is warm and inviting, with wood paneling, white table cloths, and comfortable red vinyl booths waiting to prop up hungry diners as they pore over Raya's sizeable bill of fare.
Stationed in the inviting Allure Salon & Supply, stylist Andy Gonzales employs his extensive haircare expertise to transform unruly boyish locks into attractive masculine manes. Whether desiring a springtime spruce up or an emergency Juicy Fruit extraction, clients sink into a comfy chair for a scalp-scrubbing shampoo. Scissor snips and clipper caresses remove excess length, split ends, and craft a flattering shape. For an expert finishing touch, Andy applies professional styling products to mold a head-turning mop-top.
The meticulous staff at Honorable Mae'd Services cleans residences using environmentally friendly cleaning products. Clients can take a dust bunny census to decide which rooms deserve the most attention, or allocate equal effort to the entire residence. Cleanliness specialists dust picture frames, ceiling fans, lamps, and shelves before washing or vacuuming the floors of each room. Kitchens undergo a sanitizing regimen that treats everything from appliances and sinks to the food-haunted innards of microwaves. A comprehensive bathroom cleansing leaves bathtubs and showers sanitized, toilets and sinks freshened, and mirrors and chrome polished. Clients can opt for Natural Products Association–approved cleaning solutions to maintain a healthy living space, or offer up their own purifying regimen of anti-dirt matter. Special services such as oven and refrigerator cleaning are available for an additional fee.