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Author Archive | Kathy May

Coffee Stains Can Be Sneaky Stains

You may not realize it, but some stains can be made up of compound elements beyond just the obvious presumed cause of the problem.  Coffee stains, for example, often contain milk or other additives, making the stain more difficult to remove since the coffee is a tannin stain and the milk leaves a protein-based stain.  […]

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Sweet new dry cleaner. Lapels Dry Cleaning coming to Tupelo, MS

Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, will open a plant at 367 North Gloster Street in Tupelo, MS. An April 25 opening is planned. “We are delighted to bring Lapels’ standard of high quality dry cleaning and superior customer service to Tupelo,” said Leah Richardson, who along […]

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Franchise Owner 2014 Jeff Kline

Lapels Dry Cleaning names Jeff Kline as Franchise Owner of the Year

Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, recently named Jeff Kline as its Franchise Owner of the Year for 2014.  Kline, a Gilbert, Arizona resident, owns Lapels Dry Cleaning of Chandler, located at 1085 West Queen Creek Road and Lapels Dry Cleaning of Gilbert, located at 2586 South […]

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Caring for Winter Accessories

Winter accessories, such as gloves, hats and scarves are getting lots of use this year.  Remember to clean them frequently to keep them looking and feeling fresh. If care labels are present, follow instructions carefully.  Many synthetics, as well as cottons and wools, are hand or machine washable.  If tumble drying is recommended, use a […]

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Ben Marshall Tailwinds Award

Lapels Dry Cleaning of Hingham’s Ben Marshall receives 2015 Tailwind Operator of the Year award

Tailwind Systems, the premier dry cleaning and laundry management system, recently awarded Ben Marshall, owner of Lapels Dry Cleaning of Hingham, with the Tailwind Systems Manager of the Year Award. Marshall received this honor in a ceremony at Lapels 184 Lincoln Street, Hingham location. Said Tailwind Systems Owner Don DesRosiers, “Smart people are not the […]

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TIPS FOR CLEANING SWEATERS

Sweaters can be harder to care for than other garments.  They can shrink, stretch, and pill.  Also, the softer the sweater, the more delicate it is.  Many sweaters can survive the laundering process and come out looking good.  An important factor is to know how to launder each type of fiber.  First, always read the […]

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Look Your Best at (formal) Parties

Enjoy the party, but with the festivities spills, splashes, and other party-time mishaps, as well as wear alone, can take their toll on these expensive items. Many formal wear garments are made of luxurious fabrics, such as taffeta, moire, satin, organza, metallic prints, silk, and velvet. Each of these fabrics require care in both wear […]

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Lapels Dry Cleaning coming to the Motor City

Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, recently announced a 16-store development agreement with Shambho, LLC to bring the Future of Dry Cleaning to the greater Detroit area. The first store is slated to open in late first quarter, early second quarter of 2015. “We’re extremely excited about […]

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