The memory-preserving digitizers at MotoPhoto etch outdated images onto conveniently contemporary media. Three DVD transfers transmit home movies from tangle-prone VHS tapes onto easily storable and Frisbeeable DVDs. Add a mix of music, captions, and voiceovers to transform mundane family films into Oscar-worthy documentaries about childhood soccer games and the gritty politicized underbelly of noncompetitive piano recitals.
Carnivals provide some of the most striking memories of childhood, from the bright colors of whirring rides to the thrill each activity brings. Kids can now get that carnival taste most any time with Bounce About’s rentable inflatables and interactive games. The company’s staff delivers and sets up in customers’ backyards and creates safe, cushy, and sanitized play spaces where kids bounce and slide with all the work taken care of. Inflatables range from walled-in bounce houses with slide exits to inflatable obstacle courses and a bungee run. Many inflatables also come in a popular kids' theme, be it an intricate tiki obstacle course, a Justice League bounce house, or a castle just waiting for a kid who can commit to a four-year term as ruler.
While some try to reinvent themselves with a new job or workout regimen, others simply enjoy the opportunity to temporarily slip from their workaday life into the thrilling mystery of a new persona. At Connecticut Stage Supply, more than 15,000 disguises dwell on the shelves, awaiting the opportunity to help wearers hit the town as someone else. The shop carries costumes, wigs, masks, and makeup for occasions including Halloween, Christmas, and New Years' Eve. Their inventory includes outfits for men and children, along with flirty outfits for women and realistic uniforms that mimic the garb of professions including cops, doctors, and costume shop inspectors.
Laser Planet's sprawling facility hosts a trio of attractions: laser tag, black-light mini golf, and an arcade. Competitors don vests and equip their laser-emitting weapons before heading into the multi-level laser-tag arena, where they'll be met with techno music, fog, and strobe lights, as they navigate corridors and attempt to tag the other team in a game of PowerPoint de la muerte. Or, they can head to the mini-golf arena, where black lights illuminate bright colors, aliens, and astronauts positioned around the 10-hole course. Elsewhere, a video arcade presents digital challenges, as players grab joysticks and mash buttons gleefully. Additionally, Laser Planet also offers a host of parties and events, ranging from all-night lock-ins, to corporate team building, to birthdays.
A VideoView Production places video projects into the trusted hands of an experienced videographer and production guru. In his more than three decades in the industry, owner Ed Deet has built and operated TV studios, taught college video workshops, and produced several documentaries and video testimonials. He brings his expertise to bear in film transfer and video restoration services, placing home movies in more durable formats so that memories can last for the long haul.
Hartford Symphony Orchestra's St. Patrick's Day Celebration regales ears with classic Celtic tunes commemorating the feast of Ireland's patron saint. Visiting from his usual perch at the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gerald Steichen leads an army of instruments as it elevates the shimmering tenor of veteran singer Robert White, who has been nourishing auditory synapses since his radio debut in 1948. White fills listeners with Irish pride until they burst with clover leaves by belting out such distinctly Hibernian tunes as "Danny Boy," a slow, anthemic composition that resonates in the hearts of Irish emigrants. Renowned Irish fiddler Jeanne Freeman also fuels high-octane jigs with skills gleaned from County Donegal native P.V. O'Donnell.