The experienced and award-winning staff of shutterbug artists at Commonwealth Photography employs an uncommon eye for detail and a friendly lens to capture the most memorable whims and grins. With this deal, you and up to three others get a session to strike the most jovial and jolly poses in Commonwealth’s comfortable studio, where the friendly imagesmith will suggest and capture a variety of careful, creative impressions. Congregate your dapper-looking kids in front of the classic festive background. After your session, you'll be able to select your favorite image for transformation into a graceful, vivid 5”x7” portrait. Commonwealth Photography will also slice $10 off any holiday card purchases, so you can atone for letting your still-amateur cocker spaniel shoot last winter's pictures. Call ahead to schedule your appointment.
The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks opens its doors for the annual Philadelphia Boat Show, as dealers from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland assemble to peddle an eclectic selection of new and used aquatic vessels. Versed in all manner of maritime travel, the show’s merchants fill 200,000 square feet of exhibit space with everything from pontoon cruisers and saltwater fishing boats to Jet Skis and saddled dolphins, many offered with special purchase incentives. Dealers augment each purchase with reliable advice on boating safety, financing, and maintenance, and attendees can also soak up information on aquatic pursuits such as marinas, fishing towers, or outboard motors powered by Goldfish crackers.
Most miniature golf courses have greens that are actually green, but not Ironbridge Sports Park—the Park's 18-hole course trades the faux-grass for pastel purple, yellow, red, and blue, adding some color to the already whimsical game. The course's vibrant personality extends throughout the park, where guests crack baseballs and softballs in batting cages, dodge phosphorescent bullets in the outdoor laser tag field, and practice parallel parking in go-karts. A two-tiered driving range hosts swing practice across 60 hitting stations, which are covered and heated for year-round use.
A member of the Professional Photographers of America, Megan Garrison demonstrates a dedication to her profession and her subjects. Depending on the client, she can stage poses using the controlled lights of her studio, capture intimate portraits at a home, or venture outdoors to snap candid shots beneath the sun's natural luminescence. Similarly, her subjects range from families and pets to wedding parties and pet wedding parties.
Robert Harris started cleaning carpets as a way to support himself during law school, but he found himself increasingly distracted by the extracurricular work. The poor quality of the products he worked with spurred him to research the chemical properties of cleaning formulas. His improvement on the often-harsh process was Chem-Dry, a nontoxic solution that eschews soaps and detergents in favor of simple carbonation. Thirty years later, Robert helms a family of franchises ranked in Entrepreneur's 2012 Franchise 500. Each independently owned outpost dispatches techs to infuse carpets with its carbonated formula before technicians lift dirt with hot-water extraction. Because the process uses about one-fifth the water of steam cleaning or turning on the living-room fire hydrant, carpets are dry within one to two hours of completion. Chem-Dry’s team can also tailor its use of the system to treat upholstery and clean and restore leather furniture.