Seven days a week, Duds ‘n Suds and Reynolds resonate with the gentle hum of their fleet of coin-operated washers and driers. Customers can manually cleanse their dirty apparel and towels or drop off laundry by the pound at the Duds ‘n Suds location to be washed, dried, and folded by the laundromats’ expertly trained staff. Customers waiting for freshly washed or dried articles can sip on complimentary coffee or place bets on how many tootsie pops it takes to fill a dryer.
When Mauder's licensed and insured technicians arrive, it could be beneath a bright sun or a luminous moon. That's because they're available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for calls to homes and small businesses. They draw on more than 20 years of experiencetwo of which were spent with the wild air conditioners of Badlands National Parkas they examine HVAC systems, draft free estimates, install high-efficiency Carrier furnaces, and back their work with a satisfaction guarantee. When they aren't making repairs or helping with renovation or construction projects, they rig homes with geothermal systems to reduce energy costs and preserve natural resources.
Drumline Live! transports the African-American marching-band tradition to the whimsical theatrical stage of the Stranahan Theater. An armada of musicians culled from historically black colleges gathers in a vibrant stage show, with vivid, drum-filled musical selections illustrating the drumline's artistic lineage in African culture through classic Earth, Wind & Fire cuts and chart-busting top-40 hip-hop hits. While dazzlingly complex drum cadences fill the audience's ears, choreographed dance routines keep their eyes from the temptation to turn into a second set of ears.
The Greater Toledo Auto Show cruises into SeaGate Convention Centre to showcase the latest models from some of the industry’s leading manufacturers, headlined by Cadillac, Mercedes Benz, Harley Davidson, and more. Amid the horsepower and engine revs, family-friendly attractions make the four-day event a gas for all ages, including mascot appearances, contests and giveaways.
Legendary chanteuse Stevie Nicks fulfills the fantasies of her loyal legion of fans, blessing the air with her golden voice as the In Your Dreams tour takes flight. Harmonically and fashionably inimitable, Stevie’s never-ebbing career has entered its latest chapter of acclaim as new generations discover her skilled storytelling, indomitable voice, and the fact that music fits in earholes. In support of her first studio album in 10 years, the acclaimed In Your Dreams, Stevie enables devotees craving a Nicks fix with a tapestry of future classics and seminal solo anthems, sometimes including hits such as “Stand Back” and “Edge of Seventeen.” Casual fans, lifelong fanatics, and hopelessly lost package-delivery workers will spiritually cuddle with Stevie’s tranquilly maternal voice, becoming increasingly mesmerized as a vibrato opens temporal loops and makes space-time continuums weep.
A sprawling 10,000-square-foot Victorian mansion, listed on the National Historic Register for its quality of preservation, envelopes visitors in timeless elegance and opulence originally designed in 1887. Guests step through the home's Italian-marble entryway before ascending the carved grand staircase, sliding down the sleek, molded banister, and climbing the staircase for a second time to one of four guestrooms. A chandelier set in intricate molding casts soft light over the Secor Bridal Room, outfitted with a king-size bed, fireplace, and large attached bathroom with both a walk-in shower and a porcelain soaking tub. The more masculine Reynolds Room—with its hunter-green curtains, rugged antiques, and clocks sporting unshaved faces—shelters guests in a roomy interior and an adjoining private bath with a clawfoot tub. Each morning, the wafting aromas of a full gourmet breakfast prepared by Chef John rouse sleepy-eyed guests from their cozy beds.
Nabbing a 2011 Talk of the Town award for customer satisfaction, the garment de-gunkers at Champion Cleaners and Tuxedo Rentals continue their 61-year tradition of stellar service. Experts gently purify full suits, dresses, and coats ($11 each) and return delicate sweaters ($3.75) to mint Cosby condition. Individual suit pieces ($5.50 each)—such as pants, shirts, and jackets—compare notes with the vestigial garment colloquially known as the vest ($4.25). Dry cleaners revive threads Monday–Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Though additional services are not included in this deal, Champion also offers alterations, tuxedo rentals, wedding-gown preservation, and zipper repairs.