In business for more than 50 years, Corvette Cleaners and Belvidere Cleaners transform sullied garb into spotless attire without losing a square of fabric in the rotating rack. The shop's servicemen remove coffee stains from silk blouses ($6) and grass stains from sport coats ($5.75) worn during gentlemanly football games. The staff can also remove a spill from a pair of pants ($5.25) or the dignity of a cat by freshening up its soiled shirt ($2). Other serviceable items include dresses ($11), suits ($11), blazers ($5.75), and jackets ($9).
Certified and experienced personal trainer Joe Rich of Nutrition Concepts stimulates fat-destroying motivation through customized workout regimens and supportive guidance. Participants may bask in four 30-minute private sessions designed to articulate proper weight-lifting fundamentals or they can focus on shrinking their belt sizes from Saturn's ring to Pluto's claim as a planet. Personal trainers ask clients their goals and desires before constructing a challenging workout routine that emphasizes their abilities. In the comfort of the private, clean facility, clients storm the castle walls of their body, trimming exteriors, sculpting muscles, and building enough endurance to outlast the network syndication of MAS*H.
Licensing from The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification attests to David Zagst's carpet-cleaning abilities. He and his crew of licensed and insured technicians drive trucks with built-in carpet-cleaning units to perform a range of commercial and residential upkeep services, from power washing and upholstery cleanings to tile and grout cleanings. Certification in repairing flood damage readies the crew to clean up after natural disasters or surprise parties for easily startled orcas.
Located in the historic Market Arcade Building, CEPA Gallery welcomes new and experienced photographers and art appreciators to its gallery spaces, exhibitions, workshops, and youth events. Instructors hone student skills on the finer points of point-and-shootery, helping them discover new ways to adjust exposures, compose portraits, and capture eye-catching images. Curators line gallery walls with offerings from diverse artists, invite members and visitors to visit darkroom and lab, and help resident artists avoid inadvertently stealing the essences of passers-by.
A few years ago in Buffalo—a city so food-centric even its name sounds delicious—a group of five friends set out to create local-dining coupons with a creative flair. Their brainstorms eventually yielded dining cards: decks of 52 discounts at locally run restaurants with a different city for each respective deck. For each set sold, a dollar goes to a local charity in that particular city, further bolstering the sense of community the cards seek to create.