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VIP Race Pass is a gift that will last all summer For first-class motorsports entertainment the whole family can enjoy, purchase a VIP Race Pass from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Don’t miss your chance to catch all the events at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, complete with unprecedented access to the track known as “the most competitive in the country.” For $199, you’ll receive VIP access to a full summer of fun and racing. Each pass provides admission, grandstand seating, paddock access and pit access. A VIP pass also guarantees entrance into other exciting racing events not open to the general public. You’ll receive an exclu-

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Give the Gift that’s got Game The Arena District offers an exceptional experience for sports enthusiasts. As the home of the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Columbus Clippers, including 18 bars and restaurants, the Arena Grand Movie Theatre, several unique entertainment venues, live events, affordable hotels, the Arena District even gives nonsports fans something to cheer about. The Arena District Gift Card is a creative gift that fits families, couples and singles alike.

What sets it apart is that the Arena District Gift Card can be redeemed at a variety of locations that include the majority of the Arena District restaurants and bars — Arena Grand Bistro & Bar, BD’s Mongolian BBQ, Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza, Cotter’s Restaurant, Frog Bear & Wild Boar Bar, Gordon Biersch, Max & Erma’s, R Bar Arena, Rise & Dine, Ted’s Montana Grill, W.g. Grinders and the Arena Grand Movie Theatre. The Arena District Gift Card

can be purchased in the amount of your choice beginning at $25, or choose one of these fun bonus holiday packages: The Classic Card — purchase in any amount beginning at $25 to use at any participating restaurants and bars. For a limited time, purchase an Arena District Gift Card valued at $50 or more and receive three $10 bonus certificates good at Boston’s, Cotter’s and Gordon Biersch. Party Pack — $40 includes two admission passes to both Frog

Bear & Wild Boar Bar and The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar, plus a $40 gift card redeemable at participating restaurants and bars including, the R Bar Arena. Spoiled Sport — $35 includes a gift card towards one of eight luxurious services provided by Nicci Debro Spa and $15 gift card to use at any participating restaurant. Dinner & Movie package includes two movie passes to the Arena Grand Movie Theatre and $25 toward dinner at any participating restaurants. For a limited

time, receive a free small popcorn coupon with the purchase of a Dinner & Movie package. For more information or to purchase any of these packages, visit www.ArenaDistrict.com or purchase in person at the Arena Grand Movie Theatre concierge desk.

Buckeye Fans: You’re going to love this! Tired of carrying an armload of blankets to the game? We’ve found a product designed just for you. Two Chicago women, Lynne Hefter and Marla Massel, created the Original Bleacher Blanket Poncho for sports spectators of all shapes and sizes. After surviving endless hours on the sidelines of their children’s games, they knew their had to be a better way to stay warm. Fashion conscious and team spirited, they put their heads together to create the Original Bleacher Blanket Poncho — “the blanket that you wear.” After wearing Bleacher Blanket Ponchos to their kids’ football games, it wasn’t long before all of Marla and Lynne’s friends wanted a Bleacher Blanket Poncho, too. Word has spread and today Bleacher Blanket Ponchos are sold nationwide! Read what a few of their happy customers have said: “I love my Bleacher Blanket Poncho. I have worn it to all my grandsons’ football games and besides all the compliments I receive, it keeps me warm and cozy. With these cold Wisconsin winters, it’s also great to wear on walks. After playing outside in the snow, my grandchildren fight over whose turn it is to snuggle up in it on the couch. Thank you so much!” — Laurette Lopardo “I love my Bleacher Blanket Poncho — it keeps me warmer than I thought possible! Without fail every time I wear it I’m asked where I got it ... it’s great!” — Sue R. Available in everyone’s favorite scarlet and gray or any team color combination, Bleacher Blanket Ponchos are the perfect

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Celebrate a new year, new you with a body wrap American Body Wraps, 7720 Sawmill Rd. in Dublin, has helped many people lose inches through a relaxing and therapeutic technique called herbal body wraps. American Body Wraps offers a sea mud wrap for $49.99. Experience an all-over body mask that will tighten and tone the body. The sea mud wrap will leave your skin soft to the touch. Herbal and sea mud wraps cleanse the body of toxins and impurities. When you come to American

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of laying down in a calming relaxation room for 45 minutes. Or, you might choose to ride an exercise bike while wrapped. It’s your choice. Herbal body wraps are one of the purest ways to help you lose inches and condition your skin at the same time. Through an exfoliation process, herbal body wraps can eliminate weight-loss inhibiting toxins from fatty tissue. The procedure involves wrapping the body in warm bandages that have been soaked in a blend of therapeutic herbs, vita-

mins and minerals. The heated bandages stimulate healthy blood circulation and detoxify the body’s tissues. The process also shrinks fat cells and eliminates unsightly cellulite. Many regular clients have stated how their stretch marks or scars have faded. Body wraps have the best success on women and men who have loose skin, stretch marks and cellulite. Pregnancy and large weight changes often results in loose skin. A body wrap also will benefit

people suffering from dry skin, eczema or psoriasis. For a limited time, American Body Wraps is offering an introductory rate of $29.99 for a herbal wrap or $49.99 for a sea mud wrap. American Body Wraps guarantees its clients will lose 6 to 30 inches in their first visit or they will receive their money back. Call now to schedule an appointment or inquire about gift cards. Call 614-932-9727 or visit www.americanbody wrapsohio.com.

Find one-of-a-kind gifts at annual Winterfair 33rd annual fine art and fine craft fair takes place this weekend at Ohio Expo Center Shoppers have just three days to explore this year’s Winterfair, the 33rd annual juried fair of fine art and fine craft by more than 400 artists from across the country. Held Dec. 4-6 at the Ohio Exposition Center on the Ohio State Fairgrounds, this artists’ market features ceramics, glass, wearable art, jewelry, sculpture, painting and photography. Discerning shoppers will find everything from a beautiful print for their office or home to a handcarved wooden bowl for salads or snacks. “Winterfair offers a colorful, alternative shopping experience,” said Sharon Kokot, executive director of Ohio Designer Craftsmen, fair producers. “And for the more practical, these items are not

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only handcrafted, but many are useful as well,” Kokot said. “Here, you can find everything from a ceramic mixing bowl to a leather purse, silk jacket, or a pair of earrings that you won’t find anywhere else.” Shoppers will find something to fit every budget. Indiana artist Paul Jeselskis makes functional and decorative porcelain work for the home, while Grace Stokes of Cleveland Heights creates sterling silver jewelry with gemstones and polymer clay elements. Theresa Gallup, Missouri, uses fabric piecing, dyeing and appliqué techniques to design new apparel items from recycled kimonos. Georgia artist Angela Bond’s Pop Art paintings of animals are bright and fun. These artists will be

among the 400 exhibitors from 34 states. Proceeds from Winterfair support exhibitions and education programs of the Ohio Craft Museum. Winterfair hours are Friday and Saturday, Dec.

4-5, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 6, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $7. Ohio Designer Craftsmen members are free as well as children ages 12 younger. Winterfair is produced by Ohio Designer

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Craftsmen (ODC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of fine craft, and helping artists develop professional skills. ODC receives ongoing funding from the Greater Columbus Arts Council,

Ohio Arts Council and the Columbus Foundation. Membership is open to both artists and craft enthusiasts. For more information on ODC, visit www.ohiocraft.org.


FRANKLIN COUNTY CHILDREN SERVICES

Built by hand, Warther Your help is needed to grant knives will last a lifetime a child’s holiday wish Looking for a useful gift that supports local artisans and will last a lifetime? Warther Cutlery is handcrafted from American materials in Dover, Ohio. The fourth-generation family business makes knives the same way it did in 1902, when Ernest “Mooney” Warther began crafting knives that could stand up to his hobby of whittling hard materials such as walnut. Every step of the knifemaking process is done by hand in Dover without the aid of automated equipment of any kind. Warther kitchen knives are guaranteed against breakage from normal kitchen use for five years. All other materials and workmanship are guaran-

9-inch French Chef knife teed for a lifetime. a distinctive appearance Warther makes a that does not show wear variety of kitchen knives, from paring to French chef with time and use. If sharpening is needed, to two styles of steak knives Warther offers free lifetime and more. Warther also sharpening for every knife. handcrafts all of their Call 330-343-7513 or counter blocks, drawer holders and cutting boards. visit WartherCutlery.com to learn about holiday promoWarther kitchen knives tions or purchase handare tempered and handcrafted Warther knives or ground to stay sharp, keep cutlery sets. a polished finish and be Stop by seven days a rust-resistant. Their high week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for carbon tool steel blades extend all the way through the Warther Cutlery factory tour at 327 Karl Ave., Warther’s birch knife hanDover, Ohio, and watch the dles for strength and balknife-making process firstance, and Warther’s tradehand. Knives also can be marked swirl design, or “spotting,” of the blade has purchased in the gift store.

Franklin County Children Services’ (FCCS) Holiday Wish needs community donors to sponsor nearly 4,500 abused, neglected and troubled children. These children may live with their parents, relatives or foster parents. There is no guarantee these children will receive a gift for their special holiday without the sponsorship of individuals, businesses and community groups who donate new toys for children age 11 and younger, and monetary donations for older children. During the years, many caring donors have given generously, making it possible for thousands of children served by FCCS to

have a joyous holiday. Long-standing donor Walmart Logistics Center takes the holiday wishes of 200 children each year, ensuring they have gifts to open. JC Penney Logistics and Receiving Departments rally their employees and donate money to sponsor teens. In addition, Boy and Girl Scout troops, churches, school groups, civic organizations and individuals help put smiles on the faces of children in need. Some area businesses that are having

toy drives this year include Applebee’s with WWHO-TV, Massey’s Pizza and the Powershack Gym in Hilliard. Donors can help make children’s wishes come true by making a donation online here or by calling 614-275-2525. All donations are tax deductible. This year, Holiday Wish progress can be followed on the agency’s Facebook page. Children Services is located at 855 W. Mound St. in Columbus.

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Modern Male: The evolution continues With the economic turns we have all faced this past year, Modern Male continues to forge ahead. Modern Male is a full-service salon and spa exclusively for men located in Old Dublin. Modern Male offers a wide variety of specialized hair and spa services designed with today’s man in mind. With a beer and wine license on premise, clients can choose from a fine selection of imports during their visit. Not only has the economy been a challenge, but Modern Male sits in the heart of the re-development happening in Old Dublin. When asked if this has affected business, owner Brenda Kocak responded, “It certainly has kept us on our toes. There were a few days

when we had our entrance diverted to the point that our clients felt like they were going through a maze just to get to us. But they keep coming back with a smile and that for us is the greatest compliment we could ever receive.” The stylists at Modern Male are expertly trained in their craft, offering advice on style and finishing. Modern Male boasts its

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Card lets you eat free at more than 100 area restaurants Over 30 years in business speaks to the quality operation of a business like Prestige Dining Club. Founded in Columbus in 1979 by Stephen Ritter, Prestige Dining Club is celebrating its 31st year of providing central Ohio diners the biggest savings at a great selection of more than 100 popular area restaurants. Nothing else offered in Columbus can compare to the $2,000 in savings and restaurant selection offered with a Prestige Dining Club membership. Order any breakfast, lunch or dinner entree at any price and the second is free. Not just a small discount, but a totally free entree! When Prestige Dining started in 1979, Chrysler was being bailed out to the tune of $1.2 billion by Congress, inflation was spiraling, oil prices had doubled and unrest in the Middle East sparked the start of the Islamic revolution. Sound familiar? As central Ohioans look for ways to trim budgets in our current uncertain times

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and get more for the dollar, the 2010 Prestige card — offering more than 100 Buy 1, Get 1 FREE entrees at more than 100 top local restaurants — is a great solution. Regularly $69.95, during the holidays, Prestige memberships can be purchased at a huge savings. Pay just $59.95 for one card (a $10 savings off retail) or get three cards for $100 with the Prestige Holiday Gift Pack. This is a savings of more than $100 off retail price. Use the memberships for yourself, gifts or both. If you can’t use, or team up with friends for the threemembership Gift Pack offer, you can still save 15 percent on a single membership purchase. Prestige Dining Club is located at 670-C Enterprise Dr., Lewis Center, near Rt. 23 and Powell Road in the Green Meadows Corporate park across from Highbanks Metro Park. Call 614-985-6700. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. All major credit cards are accepted.

Are you trying to find a gift that will add an extra edge of excitement this holiday season? The Mid-Ohio School at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, offers 15 driving programs and motorcycle performance track riding that are tailored to meet anyone’s needs. Teens and adults can refine defensive-driving skills, experience highperformance driving and earn a racing license. Participants learn in a controlled but exciting, fast-paced atmosphere from instructors who have raced and excelled in the upper levels of pro-

fessional racing. Now through noon on Dec. 23, 2009, students can enroll in programs scheduled in 2010 at a discounted value up to $75 off, or lock in these savings with the purchase of a course gift certificate, depending on the course. The Mid-Ohio School Checkered Flag Club also is available and offers exclusive VIP benefits. The Mid-Ohio All Action Pass gets you two season VIP Race Passes and puts you behind the wheel in the Acura High Performance Course. Classes are held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, just 60 minutes

Holiday Trivia: Did you know? ■ According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, during the Christmas/New Year’s holiday period, the number of long-distance trips increases by 23 percent compared to the average number for the remainder of the year. ■ According to the National Christmas Tree Association, 31.3 million real trees were purchased by Americans for their Christmas tree in 2007. That’s nearly double the number of artificial trees (17.4 million) that were purchased that same year.

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Earn a racing license by enrolling in a high-performance driving course at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. north of Columbus. For more information, call 1-877-793-8667 or 614-

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Sisters Sweet Shoppe specializes in delectable treats Dublin’s own Fruitcake Sisters, Melissa and Nanette, guarantee to make your visit to the Sisters Sweet Shoppe a triple treat by filling your Christmas gift list for friends, family and business associates. “Shopping made easy” is the Sisters’ goal. Tucked away in historic Dublin, this quaint shop offers free samples, friendly gift-giving advice and a large selection of unique gourmet chocolates, nuts, gift baskets and, of course, fruitcakes and dessert cakes.

Sisters Sweet Shoppe owners Melissa and Nanette answer a few of the most common questions they hear: Q: What’s the biggest misconception about fruitcake and why is yours so special? A: Most people who don’t like fruitcake haven’t tried a good fruitcake! Our Grandma’s Original Fruit & Nut Cake doesn’t have any of the icky stuff people don’t like. Our fruitcake is filled with pecans, walnuts, almonds pineapple, cherries and golden raisins. Of course, it has rum, bour-

bon and brandy, which contributes to the overall moistness and fantastic flavor that people are looking for in a superior fruitcake. Q: What other products do you sell? A: Our signature dessert cakes include Pineapple Macadamia, Australian Apricot, Apple Cinnamon and Blueberry Walnut. We also have chocolate-covered fruits, nuts, fudgy brownies and ready-made gift towers, baskets and samplers all at affordable prices. Our customers can even customize their own gifts as well.

Q: What is new this year at the shoppe? A: We are now making our own line of delicious chocolate specialty items such as our chocolate/caramel pretzel logs, peppermint drops, chocolate pretzel pies, chocolate brownie pops and holiday themed chocolate dipped marshmallows. We also now offer an assortment of American favorite cookie mixes, dips, cocoas and authentic chocolate bars direct from Ireland. Our Special Occasion Party Tray is our

Share the holiday spirit through BalletMet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ Rediscover this classic tale or experience it for the first time Share the magic of the holidays with your loved ones. Whether continuing your holiday tradition or discovering it for the first time, BalletMet Columbus’ The Nutcracker offers memories to treasure forever. The production enchants audiences at the Ohio Theatre, Dec. 11-23. The young and the young-atheart adore the many colorful characters that Clara and her Nutcracker Prince encounter on their adventure, including the larger-than-life Mother Ginger, the mighty Chinese Dragon, the graceful Sugar Plum Fairy and more. With more than 100 dancers and spectacular sets and costumes, the production is an unforgettable experience. Audiences find something new to love in each viewing, and the magic begins the moment they step into the majestic Ohio Theatre. “The Nutcracker reminds us of treasured times with our family, of a

shared adventure or a special moment,” said Nutcracker choreographer, co-conceiver and BalletMet Artistic Director Gerard Charles. “My aim with BalletMet’s production is to keep The Nutcracker an entertaining and special event that is both fresh and rekindles a warm nostalgia,” he added. While you might think you know

The Nutcracker, the numbers behindthe-scenes of BalletMet’s biggest production of the season might surprise you. A few Nutcracker nuggets: ■ Number of costumes in each performance: 130 ■ Yards of thread used for all costumes: 107,250 ■ Total yards of tulle used to make all tutus: 250 ■ Number of performers in each performance: 90 ■ Pairs of pointe shoes used by dancers en pointe: 330 ■ Pounds of “snow” that fall during Act I’s Waltz of the Snowflakes: 5 ■ Feet the Christmas tree grows in the first act: 16 ■ Square feet of fabric in the set: 14,000 ■ Address of the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of Sir Roger Moore, narrator of the production and star of seven James Bond films: 7007 Hollywood Blvd. Tickets are available through balletmet.org, 1-800-982-2787 or 614-469-0939. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more at 614-229-4848. Visit balletmet.org for a sneak peek.

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Carmen’s Vacuum can help keep your home sparkling Don’t spend a minute of your time sweeping up fallen needles from this year’s Christmas tree using a vacuum that isn’t up to the task. If your vacuum doesn’t measure up, consider buying a more efficient model from Carmen’s Vacuum and Janitorial Supplies. Not only is a vacuum a practical gift but consider how much cleaner your house has the potential to be. A family-owned business serving central Ohio for more than 30 years, Carmen’s sells and services all makes of vacuums, including Dyson, Hoover, Panasonic, Miele, Riccar, Eureka, Royal and Kirby. With four convenient locations, Carmen’s experienced sales staff can provide advice and in-store demonstrations. Currently, Carmen’s offers its best pricing of the year on popular Dyson models. If you’re a fan of Hoover, Carmen’s has Hoover Bagless Uprights on sale for $79.99. This model eliminates the headache of buying vacuum bags. And, if you need your carpet shampooed and deep cleaned, pick up the Hoover Deluxe Upright Steam Vacuum at the sale price of $179.99. Carmen’s is one of few places in Columbus where the Miele vacuum line can be demonstrated in person. Miele (pronounced ‘Mee-leh’) is a German manufacturer of high-end domestic appliances. The Mega Store at 5520 N. High St. is a 5,000-square-foot showroom that not only carries the Miele vacuum line but also sells Miele appliances, including washers, dryers, dishwashers, and coffee and espresso machines.

And, don’t forget that Carmen’s is your one-stop source for cleaning equipment and supplies for home or commercial application. Carmen’s carries green-certified cleaning lines such as Enviro-Solutions, Windsor vacuums with hospital-grade dust filtration and biodegradable Vivelle dusting sheets. Find what you’re looking for at Carmen’s East Retail Store, 85 S. Hamilton Rd., (614) 864-0190; Central/Mega Retail Store, 5520 N. High St., (614) 846-9915; Westerville Retail Store, 320 S. State St., Westerville, (614) 882-8400; and Northwest Retail Store, 9709 Sawmill Rd., Powell, (614) 761-0199. Business hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday. Visit www.carmensvacuum.com.

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Bring home the magic of the holidays with Flower Factory Discover the Flower Factory this holiday season and experience a unique wholesale shopping environment that offers affordable prices in the quantities you need. There’s more than 70,000 items offered in store. Departments include wedding supplies, crafts, scrapbooking, home decoration, seasonal items, pet supplies, Flower Factory warehouses stock more than 70,000 items, toys and much more. Flower Factor also stocks including craft, home decor, pet, toy and seasonal items. everything you need for the holiday. Find gifts, greenand receive wholesale prices every day wholesale prices, ery, trees, lights, indoor and daily. Flower Factory is running outdoor decorations, cookie special sales throughout the Individuals can open a and candy supplies, plates free membership with a dri- month of December at their and chaffing dishes, table eight warehouse stores. ver’s license or state ID. coverings and ensembles. In central Ohio, Flower Business customers can Anyone can shop at Factory is located at 4395 open a free membership Flower Factory. While busi- with a vendor’s license. Clime Rd., just east of the nesses, churches and nonI-270 and Georgesville Road Manufacturers and profits are eligible for addiexit. Customers also can wholesalers need to bring tional discounts, shop online at their EIN or FEIN with ID. individuals also can shop www.flowerfactory.com. In addition to our low,

Through Dec. 13, take advantage of Flower Factory’s extended holiday hours. Holiday hours are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Christmas Eve, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular Club Member hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Business Member hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Ready for a romantic escape to the scenic Hocking Hills? Glenlaurel Scottish Country Inn pampers guests in storybook setting

Charitable Giving: Fortner’s is donating a portion of Toughits sales to benefit the YWCA of Columbus.

Take a seat this holiday, OSU fans This holiday, help the YWCA of Columbus when you give that perfect gift to the die-hard Buckeye fan or OSU alumnus on your list. Regularly $199, Fortner Fine Living’s buckeyeshaped Toughits ottomans are on sale for $149, with 10 percent of the proceeds from the sale of each Toughits donated to the YWCA of Columbus. Toughits are stylish, durable, and the perfect solution for extra seating on game day. Fortner is celebrating 80 years in business and is a fourth generation family-owned operation. Fortner takes a unique approach to furnishings by offering many convenient options to customers including reupholstering, retail and custom-built furniture. Fortner is an authorized dealer of the Norwalk and C.R. Laine furniture lines, among others, and carries more than 60,000 fabric samples in its

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showroom. Fortner also carries custom drapery, silk florals, wall treatments and any other interior fabric treatment imaginable. The friendly staff at Fortner are furniture experts, available to help guide clients to the best value for their furniture value. No matter which option customers choose, from a custom-built piece made from the ground up to an old piece renewed with new upholstery or a special order from one of Fortner’s respected retail furniture lines, there is guaranteed to be “quality in every piece.” Fortner Fine Living is located at 2629 Johnstown Rd., Columbus. Stop by Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., to order your Toughits buckeye ottoman. You also can call 614-475-8282 or visit www.FortnerInc.com.

Treat yourself to an escape from the holiday hustle and bustle or give the gift of a one-of-a-kind getaway to that special couple, mother and daughter, or mom and dad. A weekend at Glenlaurel Scottish Country Inn in the Hocking Hills is a chance to experience the look and timeless feel of the Scottish countryside right here in Ohio. Glenlaurel is located just one hour southeast of Columbus in the Hocking Hills. The estate’s serene fantasy setting features a series of walking trails, rock cliffs, caverns and waterfalls. Spend your days exploring this unpretentiously elegant retreat or discover all that the Hocking Hills has to offer, from zip line tours through the forest to canoeing, horseback riding, shopping, golf, ATV riding, scenic airplane rides, clay shooting and daily hunts.

You won’t find any TVs or computers at Glenlaurel, just peace, quiet and romance to spare. This luxurious storybook getaway features a 140-acre estate with elegant and secluded lodging, sumptuous fine dining, the Joppa Spa and Wellness Center and scenic hiking on a multitude of trails and in Camusfearna Gorge, the estate’s private gorge. From the moment the idyllic Manor House comes into view, a Glenlaurel getaway is laced with romance. The heavily wooded estate is adults-only and has been labeled a “premiere romantic getaway in the Midwest.” The inn’s cottages, crofts and suites are perfect for hot tub frolics, fireside conversations, sleeping past seven, hearty breakfasts and relaxing childfree afternoons. The inn also is an ideal setting for

peaceful getaways for one, weddings, business events, or mother/daughter and girlfriend getaways. Glenlaurel is a member of Select Registry’s Distinguished Inns of North America, which consists of 400 of the finest country inns, luxury bed and break- fasts and unique small hotels. Call now to learn about Glenlaurel’s winter and holiday packages or to purchase gift certificates. For every $100 of gift certificates purchased through Dec. 31, receive $25 in Glenlaurel Scottish bucks. Scottish bucks are redeemable Jan. 2 to April 30, 2010. To make reservations or for more information, call 1-800-809-7378 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, or visit Glenlaurel.com. Weekday rates start at $149, weekends at $179. Glenlaurel: A Scottish Country Inn is located in Rockbridge, Ohio, at 14940 Mt. Olive Rd.

Remote car starter would be a much-appreciated gift this winter Cartronix of Reynoldsburg specializes in remote car starters and auto alarm systems. In these days of coded keys, hybrid vehicles, Smart Start systems and hitech body computers, you need to turn to a trusted professional for new system installation. Conveniently located at the southwest corner of I70 and Brice Road, an experienced staff means that many customers choose to wait while the work is completed. A remote starter is not visible so imagine the surprise when the gift of transmitters on Christmas morning is unwrapped. Cartronix carries many different brands, including

Viper, Avital, Omega and Excalibur. There’s more than 30 different models from which to choose. Cartronix pros can install remote starters on just about any vehicle including automatic or standard transmissions, Smart Starts, hybrids and diesels. The latest remote systems have extreme range and thieves cannot steal your car when remotely started. If a thief gets access to your car after it has been remotely started, as soon as the brake pedal is touched, the car automatically turns off. When the owner gets in, you place the key in the ignition, turn it forward and the key takes control.

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It’s totally safe and legal to start your vehicle remotely. It will not void the factory warranty, and new car dealers use Cartronix to add remote starters all the time. Perhaps the most popular reason to purchase a remote starter is that in the winter, the heater can be warming up the interior, while in the summer, the air conditioner can be cooling the air before you even unlock the door. With remote starts starting at $149 installed, it may be the best gift ever. Call Cartronix today at 614-861-4477 to make an appointment or to ask any questions you may have. Cartronix is located at 2525 Brice Rd.

A simple push of a button can securely and remotely start an automobile parked outside in cold weather.


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Casabella Accents & Design offers design inspiration, furnishings Casabella Accents & Design at Creekside in Gahanna caters to the discriminating shopper. After stepping inside the doors, shoppers will find themselves in an environment that will make them think of the high-end shops in New York, Chicago and London but without the high-end prices. Traditional furnishings can be found, along with other styles including contemporary. There’s a wide selection of lighting from chandeliers to floor and table lighting, art and accessories. Customers will find several design groupings in various styles to help provide ideas and inspiration for their own homes. Each ONLINE from page 2 scammers who imitate legitimate companies in e-mails to entice people to share their user names, passwords, social security numbers, bank account information, or credit card numbers. Tip 3: Choose a secure password. While a simple password may be easy to remember, it also makes cyber crimes a cinch for online thieves. A secure password combines different numbers, letters and symbols and the longer the password, the better. Avoid using the same password for more than one function. Tip 4: Get protected with a firewall. A firewall also will help prevent against network intrusion by monitoring the data that passes between your computer and the Internet.

England. And, if you’re searching for a one-of-a-kind gift this holiday season, Casabella offers a collection of beautigrouping is completely styl- ful blown glass vases as well as unique wine glasses, ized from unique accessories to impressive chande- wine chillers and trendy pocket books. liers to table lighting. Store owners Lori Graff Area artists are representand Mina Dioun met ed through art pieces on through mutual friends, sale within the store. Other going on to develop a deep artistic pieces come from far and wide, including Spain, Germany and Tip 5: “S” means “secure.” When shopping on the Web, be sure you see https at the beginning of the URL for any page where you plan to enter financial information. Tip 6: Look for a lock icon. When you’re online, look for the lock icon that is normally located in the window of your Web browser. A secure site will allow you to click on the lock icon to see details of the site’s security. Be aware that there are fraudulent Web sites that will have an imitation lock icon. Tip 7: Stay private in public. Do not enter personal information on computers or wireless networks that are not under your control, such as using a public computer in a library or Internet cafe. It’s also important to log off a Web site after completing an online transaction.

friendship of their own, which has resulted in Casabella’s opening. Each brings to the endeavor a background in interior design. Graff and Dioun both offer design consultations. Their professional decorating experience can help to give your home that special touch. Casabella Accents & Design is located at 120 Creekside Plaza. Store hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., or by appointment at 614-532-6300. For more information and a great interior store view, visit www.casa bellaaccentsanddesign.com.

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