At Goldsmith Jewelers, owner Ludwig Goldsmith tackles a wide range of jewelry repair and touch-ups, from fixing damaged and broken chains to setting stones and stringing beads. In addition to ensuring rings fit snugly and diamonds shine brightly, the versatile jeweler also performs house calls for grandfather clock repair.
Michael's Party Rentals began in 2000 as a one-tent operation led by Michael Linton and his brother when they were teenagers. More than 10 years later, Michael is now the sole owner of the company, which possesses a 3,000-square-foot warehouse stocked with more than 60 tents of all sizes, as well as tables, chairs, a dance floor, staging, lighting, and various other party accessories. Michael's Party Rentals is now equipped to handle up to 50 events each week, which range in size from small barbecue get-togethers to elegant wedding ceremonies. Michael’s crew delivers all the equipment, and setup is always included.
Instrumental guitarist Tom Kopyto is the musical energy source that powers Tom Kopyto Music Lesson Studios. Following a teaching method that blends technique, theory, and performance, Tom and several other instructors pass down the art of rock—not only to guitarists following in Kopyto’s footsteps, but also to drummers, pianists, and singers. Students begin playing their favorite tunes as soon as possible in the speedy programs, which focus more on achieving concrete results than exploring the difference between a piano and a burning piano.
At Lux Boutique, shoppers browse eclectic fashions from an oft-restocked inventory with the assistance of a friendly, dedicated staff skilled at assembling stylish, seasonal ensembles. Fashionistas can array themselves in items such as a paint-splattered dress—a far cheaper alternative to full-body paint-splattered-dress tattoos ($38)—and a lace-detailed chiffon top, ideal for denim-accented outfits ($42). A motorcycle jacket ($48) stylishly protects wearers against chopper-grade winds, and an asymmetrical wool jacket ($50) strikes a blow against the tyrannous forces of symmetry. A selection of accessories, including a topaz necklace-and-earrings combo ($25), add sparkle to lobes, throats, and scarecrows in need of a makeover.
The staff at Express, an authorized Verizon Wireless retail center, opens the lines of communication for clients with a spectrum of cellular devices and services from one of America’s largest mobile networks. Knowledgeable experts can help patrons set up the latest smartphones and tablets from brands such as Apple and Droid, and the stores' vast inventory of covers protects devices from scratches and text messages delivered tied to a brick. Wireless wizards can also help with phone upgrades, laptop cards, and warranty services, or facilitate phone trade-ins for discounts on new gizmos.:
No matter the eclectic subject matter, Colorful Creations’ classes demonstrate the tools and techniques needed to design a kaleidoscopic cavalcade of beaded bliss. Appropriate for all ages and experience levels, class options include basic beading, wire work, seed bead stitching, polymer and metal clay work, dichroic glass soldering, needle felting, and holiday-ornament crafting. With newly acquired needle and design skills in mind, students can explore the bead shop postclass, tasting the textures of the wood, glass, plastic, and chewing gum beads that adorn the shop's many surfaces.