Cronin Photography (203)483-1023 is a Branford, CT based portrait and wedding photography studio. Cheryl Cronin specializes in location photography of families, children, babies. Capturing relationships in the comfort of your own environment. Branford, CT, Martha's Vineyard, Newport, RI, Portrait and Weddings.
Coastal Cleaning administers dry-cleaning services with environmentally conscious processes, convenient drop-off options, and speedy turnaround times. Eco green methods result in muted environmental impacts and a spotless finish without odious chemical odors. Busy business types can have shirts laundered ($2.60) and pants dry-cleaned and pressed ($7.65) in one diurnal period with a 24-hour drop box, and musty winter coats can be revivified ($17.25). Erase mothball scents from archival wares with a sweater cleanse ($7.65 each) or a leather-jacket scouring ($52). For last-minute acceptances to a formal winter ball, two-piece suits ($17.25) can be cleaned and collected quickly with next- or same-day service depending on location (in by 10 a.m., ready by 4 p.m. at Branford; in by 3 p.m., ready next day by 4 p.m. at Madison).
At Connecticut Cycle Center, indoor spinning classes or triathlon training with coach Kelli Montgomery beckon students to wheel in their own bikes and affix them to cycling apparatuses. Both classes and training sessions emulate outdoor adventures thanks to ErgVideo and CompuTrainer systems, which mimic famous routes on TV screens. Virtual Tour de France inclines or Spanish plains challenge cyclists to push their endurance to the brink as they mingle with peers. Classes, like the art of hanging out in an operating laundry machine, range from beginner base spins to high-power interval training. Feedback after each session charts your ascent to fitness. High-quality Apex bikes are available for rental and can be taken to nearby roads for an alfresco adventure.
The Metro Pooch leaves dogs smelling sweet and acting calm after a fun-filled day in their facilities. During day camp, upbeat tunes fill the air as dogs romp around in groups separated by size and temperament. Overnight guests enjoy a suite with radiant heat floors, lavender scented-linen, and soothing canine lullabies, while web-cams give out-of-town owners peace of mind. The Metro Pooch Spa also provides spa treatments that range from bright coats of nail pawlish to medicated baths that soothe itchy skin.
Since Jim and Mike Amore opened Jet Cleaners in 1956, the place has become a rite of passage not only for Mike Amore Jr., who worked there as a teen and now represents the third generation of his family's business, but for New Haven residents. The company's Facebook page fondly catalogs photos of staff through the decades, occasionally noting the growth of their careers and families, or marking their passing. The good feelings are mutual, as the community voted Jet Cleaners Elm City's Best Dry Cleaner and Tailor in 2011. Voting with their dollars, the Yale Repertory Theater and Yale Medical School entrust Amore and his team with their costumes and lab coats, a practice begun after hearing the school's dean relied on them to starch his upper lip. A light touch with these delicate materials extends to refreshing heirloom quilts and wedding gowns, as well as tailoring suits. Free weekly pickup and delivery services save trips to the cleaner's modernist building on State Street, which is instantly recognizable not only for its austere design but also for the garden flourishing within its glass walls.
Part of the Connecticut Fund for the Environment, Save the Sound works to restore and protect the tidal wetlands, coastal grasslands, and island forests of the Long Island Sound. Environmental engineer Gwen MacDonald works with construction crews and project managers to implement her design plans at habitat-restoration sites, and volunteer coordinator Kierran Broatch organizes locals to fill these areas with native plant species. As part of their efforts to restore degraded coastal marsh and river habitats, Save the Sound has opened fish breeding habitats that were blocked for more than a century. It achieved increased public awareness through outreach and education, and now volunteers monitor these areas regularly.