It's your business: Music studio opens in Mahomet
There's new music on Mahomet's Main Street.
Harmony Road Music Studio at 417 E. Main St. has opened, and is offering classes for both kids and adults.
The studio is a new venture of local teacher Shari Eubank, a longtime pianist who teaches English, theater and speech at Blue Ridge Junior High School.
Eubank said she has 11 pianos and is offering a variety of music classes, including group piano in which students learn to play piano, read music, compose and transpose.
She also offers a pre-kindergarten class focusing on singing, dancing, marching and rhythm and a mother-child class for tots as young as 18 months and features music listening and interaction.
A new fall schedule for classes is available. For information, call 778-3695.
A local registered nurse has started a new facial spa called Face First in Sidney.
Sheila Ozhayta, who is operating her spa out of her home at 2129 County Road 1100 N, said she offers such services as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, waxing and facials.
She also has a full line of cosmetics and carries a small hand-held medical device that uses heat for acne treatment, she said.
For more information, call her at 714-3019.
Hire a doula
Expecting a baby? Tree of Life Doula Services and Birth Resources is now available for prenatal and postpartum therapy, doula services, birth education and massage therapy. Doulas offer support during pregnancy, labor and delivery and after birth.
Tree of Life is a new venture of Trish Wilkinson of Champaign and Alicia Puckett of Urbana.
Wilkinson, who has a master's degree in social work, is a certified doula and a licensed clinical social worker. Puckett is also a doula and a certified massage therapist.
They will be opening an office in Urbana soon, Wilkinson said. For now, they can be contacted by phone at 352-6408 and by e-mail at doula62hotmail.com.
New parts store in Danville
Advance Auto Parts has opened its first store in Danville at 310 N. Gilbert St.
The Roanoke, Va., chain said it was lured to Danville by a strong growth potential and a large presence of do-it-yourself mechanics.
Advance Auto Parts says it has access to more than 100,000 parts within 24 hours and also accepts used oil and vehicle batteries for recycling at no charge.
The Danville store has 12 employees and in-store displays on how to fix various systems and parts of vehicles. It also offers free parts delivery to commercial customers.
The store's phone number is 443-5422.
More new starts/recent openings:
China King, a new Chinese restaurant at 2145 S. Neil St., C, offers carryout and dining in. Call 351-8885.
Ann Taylor Loft, a national women's apparel retailer, has opened at Market Place Mall's new Courtyard addition.
J&S Creations, a venture of Sue Wedig and Jenny Kohler, features gift baskets for all occasions and eight theme baskets. Local delivery is free, and baskets can usually be made within 48 hours. Call Kohler at 344-0568. Or call Wedig at 359-5773 or send e-mail to swedigAOL.com.
The Heartland Brass Quintet: Sam Hankins and Lou D'Andria on trumpet, Jennifer Curry on horn, Jerald Shelato on tuba and Charles Specht on trombone are taking bookings for weddings, private parties, grand openings and other events. Their repertoire includes classical, jazz, blues, seasonal pieces and standards from the Canadian Brass collection.
Call 356-3176 or see the web site at www.hbquintet.com.
Computer Physician moved to 509-A S. Country Fair Drive and is now offering these new services: VHS to DVD burning, photo scanning and limited same-day computer repair service, according to owner Robbie Russell.
Are you opening a new business or changing something at your existing business? Debra Pressey can be reached by phone at 351-5229, or 1-800-252-3346; by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; or by regular mail at The News-Gazette, c/o It's Your Business column, P.O. Box 677, Champaign, IL 61824-0677.