Dogs can run their fastest during Buddy Boarding's jogging sessions, untethered by a lagging human or a tightening leash. That's because the company's specialists ride roller skates or longboards alongside sprinting canines to match their speed and endurance. They work with dogs of all energy levels, tailoring the sessions to include vigorous exercise or playtime.
University Admissions Prep Coach's tutors all scored within the 95th percentile of SAT test takers. The whip-smart team shares their test-taking strategies and skills during a six-part program designed to prepare students for the rigors of the SAT with practice tests and 30 hours of in-class instruction. Tutors help guide their students through a battery of mental exercises, familiarizing them with standardized test fundamentals such as math, reading, and pencil anatomy.
The background can sometimes make or break a good photograph, but traveling miles and miles just to find a suitable backdrop can be time-consuming. Thankfully, Glutz Photography makes it easy to find a perfect shooting location?its 2.5-acre studio lot includes an outdoor portrait park, which features blooming gardens, tranquil woods, and even a waterfall. Against that stunning setting, photographers capture images of children, families, and newlyweds in vivid color. High-school senior portraits are one of the shop's specialties, and the photographers also have experience directing babies, using a gentle hand to guide themed sessions, such as "Baby Steps" or "Baby's First Contract Negotiation."
Armed with a passionate enthusiasm for matrimony, the mother, daughter, and daughter-in-law behind Chic Wedding Boutique help spouses-to-be get squared away for their big day. Michele, the in-store consultant, equips couples with armfuls of information about vendors, florists, bakeries, and photographers. She also hands out helpful tips on how to personalize the ceremony, such as renting out a photo booth for the reception or a stunt double for the cake cutting. Various events such as "Chic Venue Peeks" and mock ceremonies inspire clients with elegant ideas from a host of vendors.
Recognized by Cincinnati Family magazine with a Best of Parenting 2011 award, Youthland Academy has been practicing a learning-by-doing philosophy for 30 years. At childcare sessions throughout the year, kids engage in age-appropriate educational programs that help preschoolers turn thought into language and middle schoolers reach their full potential. The full slate of programs are offered at nearly two-dozen locations across the Midwest and South.
The wireless wizards and service providers at AT&T Authorized Retailers equip phones with a wealth of accessories. An iGo green universal wall charger ($49.99) powers up virtually any phone at home (with corresponding cables, sold separately), and doubles as a battery backup to provide power when wall outlets run dry. Screen-protector two-packs for the Impulse 4G andd Xperia Play keep displays smudge and glare free ($15 each). Alternatively, an AGF leather-inlayed rubber case grants Samsung Galaxy S II's the protection of an iron gauntlet ensconced in a stylish velvet glove, and the Body Glove soft-shell case for Impulse 4G phones offers a smooth gel surface that stows easily without attracting pocket lint or belly-button lint masquerading as pocket lint ($30 each). Throw a party to celebrate newly acquired phone accessories with entertainment provided by an iHome mini-stereo speaker system, featuring two amplified speakers and vacuum bass expansion with a protective carrying case ($49.99).