An International League mainstay, the Columbus Clippers have prepped future stars for the big leagues since 1977. The team has claimed nine league championships over the years, most recently in 2011. The Clippers have served as the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians since 2009, helping players hone the skills that they need to succeed in the majors and impress friends during the pi?ata portion of birthday parties.
Up to 10,100 Clippers fans pack into Huntington Park, which still gleams with a new-stadium sparkle after sprouting up in 2009. During that inaugural season, the facility was named Ballpark of the Year by multiple sources, including BaseballParks.com and Digitalballparks.com, whose writers referred to the stadium's design as "the most exciting we've seen in two decades."
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.
Martinizing Dry Cleaning opened in 1949, quickly establishing multiple locations and a reputation for doing business well. As the company grew, though, it also evolved with the times. Martinizing offers free pick-up and delivery, an essential convenience now that scientists have proved time moves faster every year. This location serves as Green Earth Cleaning affiliates, using gentler products that don't aversely affect the environment in their work.
The friendly clothing cleansers at Martinizing Dry Cleaning have been scrubbing the enrobements of central Ohioans 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 ($6.08), mud-caked slacks ($6.08), butter-drenched bedspreads (starting at $30.00), and your beloved sea-water-doused prom two-piece suit ($12.16) will be cleaned, freshly dried, and folded into neat origami ostriches. For tips on clothing care from Martinizing Dry Cleaning, click here.
The Cachet Salon has treated lads and ladies to rejuvenating makeovers and style resuscitations for more than 21 years. An expert team of strand sculptors attack sloppy mops with skilled chops to create comely cranial topiary, offering an array of services to clients in need of both minor maintenance and major overhauls. Men?s and women?s haircuts with styling begin with careful coiffeur appraisals before the scissor-wielding snip savants commence their artful cutting ($39). Eyebrow tinting ($15) and eyebrow arch waxing ($17) accentuate the ocular canopies that keep the forehead from invading the rest of the face. A semi-permanent coloring treatment using Paul Mitchell products ($48) is a wonderful, simple conduit for reinventing a tired look or establishing differentiation between twins who refuse to wear nametags.
One of the region?s only professional opera companies, Opera Columbus has enriched the fertile fields of central Ohio's cultural landscape since 1981. With The Marriage of Figaro, the company presents one of the five most-performed and least-yodeled operas of all time, a controversial Mozart masterpiece that lampooned the European aristocracy when first released. Audiences can laugh along with the comic tale of Figaro, a plucky servant who aims to embarrass and outwit his lecherous and conniving employer, the bullying Count. English supertitles are displayed above the stage to allow non-Italian-speaking patrons to follow the action and calculate the cosine of its complex love triangles.