Life is fleeting, but that doesn't stop Jennifer and Michael Moore from trying to catch it at every turn. The couple creates timeless artifacts at their portrait studio in Westbrook, snapping images of newborn babies, newly wedded couples, or newly discovered millionaire uncles. Their portfolio includes dozens of photographs of people and natural landscapes, each artistically rendered in black-and-white or vivid color.
Since it's founding in 1944, Pratt-Abbott Cleaners has blossomed and branched out to 19 area locations. Employees revive apparel with premium dry-cleaning finishing techniques, spotting and processing textiles in roughly one day's time or on the same day if dropped off before 8 a.m. They also offer free dry-cleaning pickup and delivery services to homes or magical wardrobes that happen to lead to homes.
The uniform- and linen-rental service supplies businesses with everything from basic industrial uniforms from Chef Works and Reed to premium wear from Adidas and Champion. Pratt-Abbott Cleaners also partners with other businesses during the annual Coats & Toys for Kids campaign to clean and donate more than 40,000 gently used coats to families in need.
The experienced fitness virtuosos at The Balanced Body Fitness Studio orchestrate a schedule of core-strengthening and heart-pumping group classes to help clients of all fitness levels achieve overall bodily betterment. Free weights and self-generated resistance cause cantankerous muscles to kick and scream as workout warriors sprint, hop, or shimmy from station to station in a circuit-style BootCamp class. Zumba whittles waists to the beat of Latin music, and peace-summoning voices call out postures in Vinyasa flow yoga classes that challenge mind and body as equally as a raccoon loves its children. The willPower & grace class strips feet of their security blankets and beckons bodies to meander barefoot in an amalgamation of calisthenics and dance fitness classes, and challenging mat Pilates floor exercises improve strength, coordination, and the ability to become a makeshift coffee table.