Lunch Date's president and founder Mike Green personally meets with all clients to help them navigate the dating world's treacherous waters. From these casual, one-on-one chats, Mr. Green constructs finely tuned profiles, which he uses to find the perfect match from a large database of single professionals in Northeast Ohio. If he doesn't get things right the first time, Mr. Green continues to work with clients until they find a fulfilling relationship. These efforts have proven fruitful thus far; since he founded the company, Mr. Green has helped establish hundreds of friendships, relationships, and marriages.
Until he finds enough batteries for his robot assistant, Mr. Green can't match up every unattached man and woman in the world by himself. So, the dating expert also trains others to set up their own dating services.
Haul-My-Mess.com owner Ron McCully dispatches crews of strong, careful movers to help clients transport their belongings without stress or physical pain. Workers pull up to homes and businesses in large, 16-foot box trucks, eager to follow special orders, such as to haul away the sofa without waking the no-good roommate who’s sleeping on it. In addition to facilitating easy moves, Haul-My-Mess offers junk-removal services focused on reducing landfill waste by delivering reusable goods to local donation and recycling centers.
Alesci’s embraces family traditions. If it’s not already apparent by the third generation of brothers who co-manage the deli and grocer, it shimmers to the surface in the stories of old regulars and those who remember Grandpa Frank Alesci. Starting with Frank, and now for more than 50 years, the Alesci family has curated a collection of imported products, providing immigrants with the sought-after goods from across the pond. Beyond that, it’s a place for fresh, crusty bread, pizza, a myriad of cheeses, and deli meats sliced by hand. Inside the 7,000-square-foot location, shelves are lined with everything from polenta to biscotti, olives to olive oil, and peppers who share space with their natural enemy: the tomato.
La Tea Dolly hosts elegant princess-themed tea parties enlivened by whimsical décor and engaging activities. Each 90-minute party accommodates up to eight guests (including the birthday girl) and up to 126 imaginary friends, all of whom are encouraged to bring along their favorite dolls and ingest provided cups of tea and snacks. Between sips and bites, petite princesses engage with all of the fineries of youthful royalty, including a lady-in-waiting hostess, makeup applications, games and crafts, and bouts of one-upmanship in the form of glitzy dress-up sessions. Although all guests enjoy primping and pampering, the birthday girl alone dons the official birthday tiara, receives a photograph, and uses the official birthday moist towelette.
GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, bodycare, and other health products. The Mega Men Sport multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets) supports muscle recovery and energy levels and aids speedy male metabolisms without dangling steaks in front of their treadmills. Fuel feats of female strength with the Women's Ultra Mega Active multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets). Two pounds of Pro Performance 100% whey protein ($38.99) distract taste buds with the flavor of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry and smuggle 20 grams of high-quality protein into the body in each scoop. Promote healthy bones with a calcium supplement, such as coral calcium ($27.99 for 180 capsules) sustainably harvested from the Okinawa sea to provide a healthy two-to-one ratio of calcium and magnesium.
Now in its tenth season as Cleveland's National Repertory Dance Company, Verb Ballets promotes public appreciation and passion for contemporary dance with a variety of live performances, educational programs, and community outreach efforts. Led by director Dr. Margaret Carlson, the theme for this season is storytelling, and the three included shows embody the best way to see a yarn gracefully spun from the body besides hiring an arachnid novelist. American Lore explores classic continental legends through dance, from a profile of definitive American composer Aaron Copland and revisitation of Martha Graham's famed "Appalachian Spring" to a world premiere of "Billy the Kid," choreographed by Ginger Thatcher. On February 17, Alternative Moves explores the boundaries of religious fervor with Chung-Fu Chang's mystic tale from Taiwan and Doris Humphrey's "Dance of the Chosen," about the Shakers for whom Shaker Heights is named. Finally, select a date (April 26, 27, or 28) to see Verb Ballets' reimagining of the classic Spanish opera Carmen, recomposed with a focus on drum and strings and emboldened with expressive contemporary dance.
A mobile service, Bar Nova dispatches its team of bartenders and professional bar supplies to events big and small, including wedding receptions, corporate gatherings, and private parties. Beforehand, the company consults with its clients to create a cocktail menu, plus a shopping list of necessary liquors, mixers, fruits, and other supplies. By the time guests start filing in, Bar Nova will have already set up an elegant bar scene, complete with professional bartenders to craft cocktails and barbacks to lead renditions of “My Heart Will Go On” if a drink is spilled.