Photographic craftsfolk Larry and Wendy Bosely—who have been plying their trade for more than 20 years—brought in associate photographer Bailey Setzler in 2006, creating an artistic triumvirate that offers portrait sessions for seniors, kids, families, and lovebirds. At their Temperance studio, they can arrange both indoor and outdoor areas for posing. They also hit the road and travel to their subjects to document important milestones, from walking down the aisle at a wedding to ripping apart a mortarboard right after graduating from high school.
The friendly clothing cleansers at Martinizing Dry Cleaning scrub enrobements and dispense their extensive knowledge to all customers. Get suits ($12.70), down jackets ($18.45), and shirts ($2.20) cleaned and freshly dried, or use today's deal to swiftly sweep away soil, sweat, and incriminating teddy bear-size shoe prints from a bed-swaddling comforter ($31.75 for queen or king size). Raincoats ($15.85) can find reprieve from damp days, and down coats ($26.45) are aired out and aptly prepped to face snowy or sleety days ahead. Items dropped off between 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday through Saturday are eligible for one-hour cleaning. The noble employees at Martinizing will confront any stain with strong words and all the dirt-scattering ammo in their arsenal, ensuring garments return to customers soft, clean, and smelling like pastoral Latvian pancake houses.
Since 1988, Pet Supplies Plus has welcomed millions of furry critters of every stripe—from llamas and monkeys to potbellied pigs—into their animal-friendly stores. The shop is designed so that both pets and their owners can easily navigate the inventory of more than 10,000 items. Wide aisles give leashed pups enough room to roam, colorful signage keeps shoppers moving in the right direction, and low shelves allow dogs to sniff out their preferred brand of rawhide chew. A self-serve dog wash enables guests to scrub their canine companions' coats to a youthful, puppy-like shine, whereas grooming services enlist professionals to tackle tougher jobs, such as brushing out matted fur or convincing dalmatians to stop mixing white and black after Labor Day.
Recognized by the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute and Sanitone, Colonial Cleaners is a family-owned operation that's been banishing grime from clients' duds for more than 60 years. With dry-cleaning services, business suits ($9.35) and slacks ($4.70) shed all evidence of office ink-cartridge fights, and dresses ($9.35) emerge ready to drape gams in stainless folds. Patrons can stretch unsullied arms in laundered shirts ($1.99) and sweaters ($4.90), or drop off such specialty fabrics as silk, cashmere, and rugs, which have recently become a hot item in the world of couture fashion. The helpful hands at Colonial Cleaners can also remove the icing from post-wedding cake fights and return wedding gowns pressed and clean. While prices vary depending on the gown, cleaning services usually range from $50 to $250 and may cost more. Items typically await retrieval after three days.
Since the first swing in 1972, Tamaron Country Club's course has been sending golfers down an idyllic path filled with rolling fairways, swaying trees, and impeccably maintained terrain. Greens superintendent Mike Kaminski obsesses over the upkeep of lush fairways and carpet-like greens, ensuring verdant beauty, true roll, and infinite sleeping spots for mid-round naps.
On the front nine, golfers start their round with a shorter par 5, presenting a green that's reachable in two. The next par 5 on the side is hole seven, which presents the longest hole on the course, made longer by out-of-bounds areas on the left and trees on the right that force some players to hit an iron or an oversize gavel off the tee.
Though the back nine is shorter than its predecessor, it makes up for its lack of length in deceptive lies and fewer birdie opportunities. Before signing scorecards and mailing them as postcards, players must first divide and conquer hole 18, a tricky par 4 that forces tee shots over or into a bowl-shaped depression that must be carried to reach the elevated green.
Tamaron Country Club houses an indoor golf simulator, where golfers can play virtual renditions of 38 world-famous courses. The high-tech apparatus makes a round possible even in inclement weather and removes many of the hassles of real golf, such as lugging a bag or getting out of quicksand bunkers.
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The four trainers and two instructors at Rushlow’s Arabians combine more than 150 years of experience in the equestrian industry, applying their expertise in the areas of breeding, training, and riding. Rather than focus solely on riding techniques in the saddle or trying to teach horses sign language, riders learn the full spectrum of horsemanship, including equine anatomy, proper stall etiquette, and tacking up a horse. Students of all abilities have their choice of instruction in Western, Hunt Seat, Saddle Seat, Driving, and Dressage atop designated lesson horses, most of which have retired from the show ring.