After buying their first canoe in 1942, Chester and Stella Heavner were hooked. So were their friends. After constantly loaning out their red-canvas Old Town canoe, the pair invested in two more and started charging a nominal rental fee. In 1953, they made it official with a patch of riverfront property, eight canoes, and a trailer.
Today, Heavner Canoe & Kayak Rental is run by Chester and Stella’s eldest son, Alan. He and his staff manage an inventory of more than 200 canoes and kayaks, which they rent at three locations along the Huron River.
Carrying on a nearly century-old business, Snedicor’s experienced staff restores dapperness to soiled threads with an eco-friendly silicone cleansing solution. The cutting-edge treatment expunges stains from sweaters ($8.99 each), polo shirts ($5.99 each), ties ($3.84 each), and skirts ($8.99 each) as gently as a Taoist philosopher kisses a butterfly and causes no adverse environmental impact. The technology can also renew delicate décor such as pillows or lift cake stains from wedding gowns. Owners can come by the store to pick up their revivified raiment, or allow Snedicor’s freelance clothes fairies to magic garments back to their doorsteps at no extra charge.
With over 10 years of experience the friendly staff at A Cleaner Image is here to take care of all your cleaning needs. We offer exceptional dry-cleaning (done on site), beautifully laundered shirts, in-house alterations and tailoring, all at the best prices around.
Drawing on recipes and tomato-juggling techniques handed down over four generations from their Sicilian ancestors, Bon-A-Rose’s co-owners June Tyrrell and her daughter Anna Hoffman transform piles of fresh, delicious scratch into all-natural dishes that refuse to suffer the presence of preservatives, high-fructose corn syrup, MSG, or anything else that comes in an acronym. Harried office workers too busy to cook dinner or detach the terrified cat from their faces can amble into Bon-A-Rose's 19th-century brick country house and load up on frozen entrees such as Bon-A-Rose’s classic lasagna, meatloaf, or tortellini in marinara ($6.60–$11.95 each), best served with a side of Anna’s chunky applesauce ($6/26 oz.) or homemade soup ($3.50/12 oz.). The shop also vends wines, foods, crafts, and other products from local southeast-Michigan vendors. Sample an Arcturos 2008 pinot noir from Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay, a Trillium semi-dry white table wine from Good Harbor Vineyards in Lake Leelanau, or both at once to prevent the president from demoting your citizenship status to "chicken." Whitmore Lake's Al Dente pastas pair well with Bon-A-Rose’s own marinara sauce ($7/12 oz.), and chocolate-covered berries from The Blueberry Store in South Haven conclude meals with a proper burst of sweetness and ammunition for heated disputes during postprandial Monopoly games. Local artisans also stock Bon-A-Rose’s shelves with greeting cards, candles, ornaments, and other crafts.