Family-owned since 1929, Mirkins Cleaners takes a modern approach to the art of dry cleaning with eco-friendly methods. Happily tumble in leaf piles knowing Mirkins' stain experts can take down any wayward smudge on sport jackets ($7.50), Ugg boots ($22-28), and lumberjacks' two-piece suits ($14.50). Eco-conscious Mirkins uses an efficient, less-polluting cleaning system and biodegradable garment bags, which it recycles along with hangers and children's encyclopedias. Though not included with this Groupon, Mirkins also offers pick up, delivery, and laundry services.
Belmont Laundry's garment gurus refresh fabrics and gently banish rogue stains with earth-friendly products. Skilled fabric attendants free shirts (up to $2.55/shirt), pants ($7.95), and sweaters ($7.95) of built-up dust pockets and abandoned condiments. As a courtesy, clothing tenders replace buttons lost through Oxford skirmishes and hang or fold shirts depending on their natural bedroom habitats. Free delivery service returns homesick clothes to the office or home twice a week.
Open seven days a week, the Springfield JCC Health and Fitness Center revs up bodies with a plethora of popular classes on land and in its Olympic-sized pool. Upgrade your physique with a BodyPump class, which teaches the original barbell-based full-body weightlifting regimen created by the Olympian Les Mills. Or sway your way toward lean muscle tone with a Zumba class, which fuses Latin and international rhythms to create a fat-exhausting South American fitness-and-dance party. The aquatically inclined may perform water aerobics in the pool to receive the cardiovascular benefits of aerobic exercise without stressing tender joints. Opt for enrollment in the masters swim program, and gain access to classes for beginners, advanced swimmers, aspiring triathletes, and those who are tired of swimming in seas of ambiguity.
Created by an early-childhood educator and mother, The Bright Spot is designed with the development, education, and interests of small children in mind. Fun-size frolickers will find a variety of play areas to suit their personalities, keeping them interested and capturing their imagination. Activities for children and parents are presented in classes like Curiosity Quest for preschool/kindergarten age ranges, in which kids create craft projects and experiment with science concepts like weather, gravity, and the human body's four basic humors. Environmentally friendly cleaners and VOC-free wall paint help protect little ones from harm, and the spacious play area is compact enough to keep careful watch.
With the help of her grandmother, My Dream Cupcake's founder Julie L. learned to bake mouthwatering cupcakes at age 6. She discovered a natural passion for baking, and over the years, family and friends gushed with praise for her handheld treats. Since 2010, she's shared her gift with the public, crafting made-to-order cupcakes using quality chocolates, vanilla bean, and farm-fresh eggs. She eschews shortenings, oils, and prepackaged mixes, which ensures her desserts are free of trans fats and preservatives. In addition to their decadent taste, many of her desserts look almost too appealing to eat, such as her ornate children's birthday cakes and the cupcakes she frosts to look like hydrangeas and roses.