Mixing with the crashing water of a waterfall and the vrooms of the go-kart track, the sounds of laughter and excitement can be heard on each mini-golf hole at Putters Creek Mini-Golf And Go-Karts. The fun park offers enjoyable diversions for the whole family, from youngsters zipping around the go-kart track to adults holding putting contests to see who is better at putting. Visitors can also rent kayaks by the hour or day and slide them into the Muskegon River, which winds right past the fun park before emptying into Lake Muskegon. Afterward, customers can enjoy Hudsonville ice cream cones, flurries, and shakes.
For the last 28 years, the Port City Princess has whisked riders from the picturesque Western shore of Lake Michigan and out into the open water for romantic brunch, lunch, and dinner cruises, as well as for special occasions. The boat can also be chartered for private parties, proms, weddings, reunions and corporate events.
Midnite Sun & Cruise spritzes golden hues on clients' skin with equipment that includes multi-level UV beds and spray booths by VersaSpa and Mystic Tan. The salon boasts an array of tanning booths with different amenities, including facial lamps and fast-acting, high-pressure beds. The MR International products for sale at Midnite Sun & Cruise work in tandem with the tanning beds and UV rays to yield a deeper, darker tan. In addition to traditional tanning beds, Midnite Sun & Cruise supplies spray tans and red-light skin rejuvenation. The VersaSpa spray-tan solution mingles with the skin's amino acids and proteins, perpetuating a bronzed sheen for five to seven days, and Mystic Tan sprays boast a natural color that evenly fades and diminishes the slight DHA odor. Red-light therapy promotes collagen production for smoother skin, and fights acne harder than a dermatologist with a soap-filled fire hydrant.
Rocket Express, located on the campus of Reeths-Puffer High School, joins forces with Y-Knot Embroidery to emblazon school emblems across a variety of merchandise. Pupils can assert their high-school-student status with the 100% cotton of a Reeths-Puffer t-shirt or hooded sweatshirt, which help justify a tendency to sleep until noon. Stow scalps beneath a pink ladies Port Authority cap, or sip milk from a 22-ounce refillable tumbler. The shop can customize much of its merchandise, embroidering items with names, numbers, or locker combinations.
The store opens its doors during lunch on school days, from 11 a.m. to 12:35 p.m., and after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m. The public can also select their spirited wares during basketball games, choir concerts, and indoor events.
The friendly folks behind Y-Knot Embroidery stitch and screenprint names, logos, or favorite phrases onto a range of accessories and clothes for individuals, businesses, teams, and volunteer groups. The staff can personalize any accessory or article of attire—which can include brightly colored tees, hats, coats, and work-worthy button-ups—in their entire inventory. They can spiff up a polo shirt with an embroidered monogram, or distract potential thieves hoping to steal your beach bag with a screen-printed math problem.
To give back to their community, the staffers promote cancer awareness, stocking items such as Kid’s Cancer Storys, which benefits Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Institute.
In business since 1907, the fourth-generation dud detergers at Meier Cleaners oust drab soils from dazzling wardrobes. Enzyme-based soaps help keep whites white and colors bright enough to skip shades on the color chart. Bring in a two-piece suit ($13.50), a pair of pants ($7.75), or a sweater ($8.50) for a new lease on sartorial life after a gentle, yet firm, cleaning. Meier Cleaners also restore wedding frocks to pristine states, turning back the clock to a time when they dreamed of finding a cute tuxedo to marry.