Buckeye Cleaners' stalwart technicians specialize in cleaning, repairing, and remodeling homes. The appeal of interior and exterior spaces is augmented with a visit from the cleaners, who perform general housekeeping services, or the carpet specialists, who employ truck-mounted equipment and infuse carpets with enough sanitizing agents to help them hide suggestive floorboard tattoos. From the handyman department, tool-wielding pros arrive to remedy disrepair by installing appliances, replacing plumbing fixtures, and remodeling anything from the basement to the Cold War–era satellite still hovering above the house.
On March 14, exhibitors from across the entire spectrum of recognizable automobile manufacturers will motor into the Greater Columbus Convention Center for the 2013 Columbus International Auto Show. Brand-new models from domestic brands go toe-to-tire with exotic imports, posing for pictures and amorous advances whispered gently into their side mirrors. After scoping out the shiny paint jobs and horse-powered engines, showgoers can visit a face painter, Matt the Balloon Guy, and Miss Ohio.
The friendly clothing cleansers at Martinizing Dry Cleaning have been scrubbing the enrobements of Wisconsinites in an eco-friendly manner since upgrading to new GreenEarth technology. The noble employees will confront any stain with strong words and all the dirt-scattering ammo in their arsenal, ensuring that your garments return to you soft, clean, and smelling like pastoral Latvian pancake houses. Sweat-soaked blouses ($5.95), mud-caked slacks ($6.18) and your beloved sea-water-doused prom two-piece suit ($12.31) will be cleaned, freshly dried, and folded into neat origami ostriches. For tips on clothing care from Martinizing Dry Cleaning, click here.
In 2011, USGTF–certified instructor John Ubbing established indoor golf studio Columbus Golf Academy to spread swing-honing wisdom to eager pupils year round. An active coach at the middle- and high-school levels for the past 15 years, the passionate teacher has earned District and Regional Coach of the Year honors for his work at the varsity level and for once saving a community from a rogue golf cart. As clients pummel golf balls inside the Academy’s indoor hitting bay, John imparts corrective advice with a keen eye for each player's individual skills and physical capabilities. After lessons, clients depart with a better understanding of their swing and with drills such as putting exercises to further drive home new concepts or with strategies for improving unruly nine irons’ course etiquette.
The oldest surviving theater in central Ohio, the fin de siècle elegance of the Southern Theatre's jewel-box auditorium transports audiences back to the days of vaudeville antics and silver-screen spectacle. Built in 1896 to state-of-the-art standards, the theater's bandshell-esque proscenium bucked architectural norms to funnel sound to the seats. Its 204 light bulbs required that the theater generate its own electricity for years, until scientists finally found the power outlets. Before the show, audiences can feast on the recently restored auditorium's eye candy, which includes a gilded ceiling etched with reclining figures and majestic arches that help the eye dance throughout.