Scenic City Storage's ample indoor and outdoor stockpiling space allows customers to house surplus supplies for short- or long-term rental periods with no deposit required. The 5'x5' room ($28+/month) can hold small furniture, bikes, or clothing and the 10'x15' area contains the same square footage as a one-bedroom apartment ($99+/month). The largest space is the plus-size 20'x20' chamber ($299+/month), which can fit a car, years' worth of discarded pizza boxes, or a taxidermy dinosaur collection. Weather-sensitive items might find a better home in one of the climate-controlled units and intrepid inanimate objects such as RVs and boats would do just as well in the long-term parking lot ($40+/month).
When Trustus Cleaning Service's licensed and bonded crews show up to clean a house, they come prepared. They supply everything they need for the job, from vacuums and dusters to a cleanser strong enough to remove a coffee stain that looks like Jerry Mathers from the couch, though not the image of his boyish grin from our hearts. The cleaners work through a customer-created list of tasks; they might dust the shelves, disinfect the bathroom, or clean the gunk out of the microwave. If needed, they can also spruce up garages and clean carpets.
Fretboard cartographer Scott LaFlamme draws on dexterities gleaned as the guitarist for renowned glam-rock band Bang Tango in private lessons that chart harmonic scales and explore the edges of musical theory. Set in a working music studio, outfitted with ready-to-play guitars, basses, and pianos, Scott’s lessons forgo rigid instruction in favor of exercises that feed off his students’ stylistic inclinations. Aspiring axmen develop a playing style as well-rounded as the tail of a treble clef as Scott pinpoints their strengths and weaknesses, doling out praise for proper hammer-ons and gentle reprimands for off-angled stage dives. Piano lessons impart ivory-tickling techniques that make keyboards shudder with melodious laughter, and song-writing sessions illustrate how to ensnare future fans in hook-laden chord progressions.
Grafe Studio's efflorescence features flowers and greenery for all occasions, radiating a kaleidoscope of sense-pleasing scents and colors that owners Dennis and Betsy Grafe can help budding floral artists sculpt into pupil-pleasing arrangements. With blossoms flown in from South America, Italy, Australia, the Netherlands, and regional bloom harvesters, the staff of well-trained floral designers is on hand to advise do-it-yourselfers assembling their own arrangements. Dennis and Betsy offer a schedule of varied Monday-night floral-design classes from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The experienced florists provision up to 20 attendees with the necessary adornments to fashion hand-tied bouquets, extra-tall centerpieces, St. Patrick’s−themed blooms, or artfully arranged lilies to dress up mantels or the insides of trained alligators' maws.