Zap Zone's seven locations in Michigan and two locations in Canada each feature a unique combination of attractions—anything from bumper cars to the Jump Zone's cushioned obstacle course. In the laser-tag arena, both kids and adults demonstrate their teamwork skills by outscoring opponents in fast-paced games that take place inside black-lit mazes of neon-tinged hallways. Arcades also round out every location's attractions, tempting passersby to drop a few tokens on racing games and skee-ball, or a lot of tokens on the claw game filled with Fabergé eggs.
After celebrating a grand opening in a new South Cedar Street location, Tacos E Mas continues to serve up an ample menu of classic Mexican food–now with both dine-in and drive-through service. The restaurant's cooks follow family recipes passed down through generations, stuffing wet burritos with ground beef or chicken and topping them off with white gravy and melted cheese. Ranchero sauce lends piquant flavor to orders of chilaquiles, and a savory blend of beans, cheese, and meat fills edible taco bowls.
Helmed by three generations of the Kallman family, Kallman Legal Group assists families and individuals in practice areas such as personal-injury, business, and adoption law since 1958. Current head attorney David Kallman, son of founder Judge James T. Kallman, has been an adjunct law professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Baker College, as well as serving as Michigan State Bar Commissioner from 2008 to 2011. In the course of his 30-year tenure, David has led his band of loyal lawyers to successfully represent clients from district court up to the Michigan Supreme Court. In keeping with the family tradition, David’s son Stephen became an attorney with the firm in 2011.
Jessica Christensen has spent much of her decade-long career photographing models prone to unexplained screaming fits—babies. Families in her First Year Baby Club enjoy a year’s worth of quarterly photo sessions, which document their tot’s transformation from a baby to a baby who makes mortgage payments. For subjects with more birthdays under their belts, Christensen captures lifelong connections in vivid, high-contrast shots of parents and children or newlyweds.
Christensen also helps budding photographers to compose their own professional-quality images with hands-on photo courses. Her introductory sessions focus on camera settings for point-and-shoots and DSLRs alike. More advanced workshops explore the shores of Lake Michigan and other outdoor venues, and they frequently involve portraiture practice with live models, rather than the less expressive faces of text-message emoticons.
Photographers at McCue Photography don't work inside a stuffy, unnatural studio. Rather, they tote their equipment to any location the clients choose, which can be anywhere from a picturesque park to a ruggedly urban bus stop. Though they customize each highly stylized shoot to suit each subject's personality and vision, they conclude with a flurry of no-frills natural shots. The photographers find that this type of candid finale often yields the best images of day, capturing kids goofing around, couples unwinding, and families inadvertently recreating the opening credits of Full House.
Dedicated to social justice and the stirring power of collective voices, Sistrum provides a musical haven for women to explore their singing talent and bathe in supportive camaraderie. Each gifted member of the chorus combines their cadre of dulcet tones to craft radiant aural soundscapes and electrify audiences' hearts without using jumper cables. "Singing the Journey" celebrates their 25th anniversary of collective note weaving by drawing on their favorite performances through the years, including compositions by Eleanor Daley, Joan Szymko, and more that represent both contemporary music and musical mainstays. Sistrum's inclusive mission embraces straight, queer, and transgender women of all beliefs, ethnicities, and physical abilities to glean vocal power and life experience from every angle of the female-identified spectrum and gather sisterly souls in union toward a more equitable world for all.
For more than 20 years, massage therapist Willow has been relaxing muscles and evaporating stress with a range of modalities. She uses the long, gliding strokes of a Swedish massage to ease minor aches and applies deep-tissue kneads to relieve chronic pain. Willow turns her focus to balancing energy with hands-on shiatsu and reiki techniques. In addition to massage, she attempts to rid bodies of toxins with Ionic detox footbaths.