Crowned Best Dry Cleaners by Grand Rapids Magazine, Sheldon Cleaners has been fighting the good fight against dud dirt and unpressed pants for more than 60 years. Its seasoned de-griming doctors will scrutinize each article and carefully tend to sweaters ($6.50), coats ($12.50), dresses ($12.50), and shirts ($4.99)—evicting fiber filth, obnoxious odors, and the stains of spilt wine and spilt blood from a rival poet. By using nonhazardous solutions, Sheldon Cleaners provides a thorough clothing cleanse and scores points with Mother Nature for its eco-friendly practices.
Shaggy Pines Dog Park accommodates cordial canines and their furless human counterparts with 20 acres of leash-free playing areas. Located in Cascade Township, the fenced park encloses such attractions as a manmade swimming pond, a large sand pile for digging and climbing, and a private playpen for small dogs and Anne Geddes models dressed as small dogs. A one-mile, illuminated jogging trail helps owners get ready for upcoming marathons and pups bulk up before auditioning for a remake of White Fang. Gold memberships grant fidos unlimited access to the park from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day of the year, and they also enjoy discounts on dog washes, coffee, and obedience classes.
Although various extras and accoutrements distinguish each of Little Black Booth's packages, all of the options share one key element: unlimited photos. After an event, every single one of the shots from a successful soiree is assembled into password-protected online galleries and onto a disc for the host. During the party itself, these images are generated inside chic booths replete with black and matte aluminum finishes. Up to eight participants can pose inside four color or black-and-white pictures, which are available as photo strips in 20 seconds or less.
Upgraded packages have options including personalized logos to go on photo strips or a 37-inch external monitor to let guests get a peek inside the booth. Delivery, setup, and teardown services all are completed by the Little Black Booth team, which leaves an attendant behind to manage the booth throughout each rental.
When Brandon and Emily Mulnix became the owners of Modern Photographics, they inherited a 30-year legacy rooted in capturing quality portraits. Honoring the business's namesake, Brandon has brought the company into modern times, exclusively snapping digital images of digital images. With a style that combines the raw emotion of photojournalism with the allure of fashion photography, he shoots posed and traditional photos at weddings and portrait sessions before focusing on candid, natural moments. Brandon harnesses natural light at every on-location appointment, while inside his studio he works with professional lighting and each client receives full hair and makeup treatments. After shoots, clients choose their favorite poses to preserve with one of Modern Photographics’ extensive print options.