Page 16 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • May 13, 2009 F O CUS on Midland Park Businesses &A Food has witnessed first-hand the trends meal planAningNaturalowner Centernutrition since more than 50 years oftoward betterin theCenter and supplemental opening at the Midland Park Shopping in 1971. Because Adrian Lamboy has experience busi- Knowledgeable health advice at A&A Natural Food Dress up your eyes at Rubin Opticians lasses should be thought of as a necessary accessory. They can fit your personal coloring, match your outfit or adapt to special conditions. For instance, sunglasses can be made with a reading zone to help read trail maps while hiking. Having more than one pair allows you more versatility and better service,” points out Penny Ship, who along with her husband, Optician Dana Ship, have owned Rubin Opticians for nearly 40 years. They think of their employees as family and treat their customers as family -- an attitude that translates into caring service in a vibrant environment. The Ships built their reputation on precise, quality service, with customer satisfaction as their primary concern. “Eyeglasses only do the job they should if they are made exactly right and fitted correctly,” notes Dana. Rubin’s opticians are up on the latest technology and take care of everyone, from Pictured seated, Penny Ship. Standing, from left, Dorothy children to senior citizens, Voitas, Larry Guadiomonte, Dana Ship and Stephen Wolfe. with precision and style. All work carries a lifetime service guarantee. The one thing that exceeds Rubin’s expert, attentive service is its selection. More than 1,000 styles of frames are available, including hand painted designs and unique lines from hand-picked suppliers. They carry lines at all price points, offering value without compromising quality. Rubin Opticians carries all name brands in fashion designer eyewear and a large selection of non-designer, high-quality frames. The shop stocks the latest, most progressive lenses and frames available, including sunglasses and specialty lenses. It also carries a large selection of eyeglass holder jewelry, including La Loop and Sport Loop holders, and other accessories. Ready-made readers and cases are also in stock. Most work is done on the premises. Rubin’s expert mobile opticians will visit nursing homes or make house calls to serve homebound clients. Rubin Opticians is located at 240 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park. Call (201) 447-3121. G ness, he can answer questions about the best way to use any of the more than 9,000 products he stocks. The family-run business has been in Midland Park for 38 years, with Lamboy’s wife Ilse and daughter Jeannie all catering to the needs of their health-conscious clientele and offering knowledgeable suggestions. A&A is a health and diet center providing a complete line of homeopathic remedies, natural and organic vitamins and minerals, and cosmetics. A variety of diets to help customers lose or gain weight or build muscle have become increasingly popular, as has a line of reducing diet teas. Natural products like herbal teas, cookies and crackers line an aisle with grocery products. The store has a large selection of vitamins and daily supplements rangIlse and Adrian Lamboy, daughter Jeannie and granddaughters ing from A to Zinc, with Melina and Maritza. house brands always on sale. Customers come in seeking supplements such as bran and red yeast rice to improve upon their diet and lessen their cholesterol intake. Others have specific allergy problems or other needs which can be addressed here. Detox formulas and a large selection of glutenfree foods and natural sugar alternatives are in stock. Health books line a bookshelf at the entrance to the store, and Lamboy encourages people to learn more about health and nutrition. A&A Natural Food Center, a place to find good food and specialty products, is located at 99 Godwin Ave. It is open 9-6 daily, and till 7 on Mondays and Thursdays. Call (201) 447-3130. ������������������������������������������������������������������ ring to life those digital photos you shot during your vacation, your child’s birthday or graduation, your pool party or a friend’s wedding. It’s as easy and convenient as the clic of a mouse to select from your camera the photos you want, crop them and arrange them into a photo book, a poster or other display option at the Wholesale Photo Café. The possibilities are endless. “You don’t have to be a techy. Our café is a convenient, comfortable environment. You can drink a cup of premium coffee, and let your creative juices flow, and when you have a question, you have us. You don’t have to deal with a learning curve. Our computers are set up for whatever task you want to accomplish,” explains Les Berkman, Wholesale Photo’s owner. The café has several stations to work at with comfortable chairs and good lighting. A knowledgeable staff member is just a few feet away. For a very reasonable price, you can make a poster of several shots to display at home or at a special event. You can make a coffee-table quality book for your living room or to give away as a present. You can create theme pages to slide into your scrapbook (no gluing needed). You can personalize greeting cards, thank you notes and calendars, beginning at any month you choose. And if you are preparing a portfolio of your work for college admission or job interview, you can get a truly professional product at the Wholesale Photo Café. At the café, you can also arrange your photos into a slide show complete with accompanying music, cut a DVD, and walk out with it to play at your special event or share with family and friends. B Photo keepsakes are also a hit at Wholesale Photo, allowing your photos to be applied to mugs, mouse pads, t-shirts and sweatshirts, jewelry, tote bags and even crystal. These novelties make ideal corporate gifts or party favors. And last but not least, the café is the ideal place to make a permanent backup of your digital photo library. Should your computer crash, those precious reminders of the past will be forever lost to future generations. Remember, there are no negatives to store away. Wholesale Photo’s Photo Central Club allows users to order quality prints and create greeting cards online, and offers photo sharing, slide show and archiving features, and free 30-day online photo storage. Wholesale Photo also has a blog ( which offers daily tips based on most- often asked questions, and where people can make comments or ask questions about products or services. Their e-mail newsletter features new products and daily specials, such as the current offer, 50% off on any size poster collage. In business for over 40 years, Wholesale Photo and Digital Imaging Center features all the top brand name cameras in the market and is a certified dealer for repairs for many manufacturers. It also sells camera accessories, film and photo frames, and has a photography studio on the premises. Other services it provides include print and file scanning, photo restoration, and video transfers. The store, located in the Midland Park Shopping Center at 85 Godwin Ave., Midland Park, is open Mon-Fri, 9-6:30; till 9 on Thurs; and till 5:30 on Saturday. Call 201-444-0777 or visit their new website,