Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Question of the day.......

Will Country Club Drive open before winter?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Do you know two brothers by the name of Dave & Tim...............

Craig Young is looking for two brothers by the names of Dave & Tim after thirty years to return their baseball.

Click here to read the Newark Advocate article of why Craig is on the hunt!

Photo stole from the Newark Advocate.

Monday, November 12, 2012


I think of myself very lucky to have visited this cemetery and have driven by it several times viewing how impressive it appears from the highway. On Veterans Day, I think of this.....

The Florence American Cemetery and Memorial site in Italy covers 70 acres. The wooded hills that frame its western perimeter rise several hundred feet. Between the two entrance buildings, a bridge leads to the burial area where the headstones of 4,402 of our military dead are arrayed in symmetrical curved rows upon the hillside. They represent 39 percent of the U.S. Fifth Army burials originally made between Rome and the Alps. Most died in the fighting that occurred after the capture of Rome in June 1944. Included among them are casualties of the heavy fighting in the Apennines Mountains shortly before the war's end. On May 2, 1945 the enemy troops in northern Italy surrendered.

Info stolen from: American Battle Monument Commissions

Friday, November 9, 2012

Recent shoe find.......

Bethel Road shoe find by Sean Carpenter of just submitted this photo of his lost shoe find. Thanks Sean for helping the cause!

View from this morning's remote office....

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

How to grow a handlebar mustache.............

The Art of Manliness has given away the secrets of growing a Handlebar Mustache. This is your chance to grow and kick butt mustached, raise some money for men's health (battle against prostate & testicular cancer), and maybe even win a super manly prize.

Click here for the competition rules, complete instructions on how to get started.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Blackberry vs Apple..............

One year ago this month, I was attending a Licking County Tweetup at Velvet Ice Cream. Everyone was shooting photos and movies while the gang tasted different flavors of ice cream. As I attempted to shoot a short video clip with my Blackberry, Sean Carpenter was making the motion of someone using an old movie projector with the hand crank on the side. This made my decision.

The next day I purchased the Iphone 4s and struggled. The Blackberry was the perfect business machine for me. Database, texting, emails and slowly reading the local paper, counter offers emailed to me and getting a web site once in a while. I fought the Iphone for three months, no key pad was my big beef, next was the battery until after google research made some quality adjustments.

Finally the Ipone became adjusted to me! Besides the email, database and texting it has opened a new world. Receiving counter offers and purchase agreements is a breeze as well as filling out a form. (at this time I have not had anyone sign their name on my Iphone like I do with my Ipad). Most of my blog post are written and posted from the Iphone. I no longer have embarrassing and extensive waits for information to fully arrive.

The speed, the array of opportunities with apps has been amazing. The large test was the camera and photos of fire incidents. I can say, during the past ten months all of my photos published by the Newark Advocate and other media have all been shot with my Iphone. Several fire video are posted on You Tube by using the phone and sent directly from the fire scene.

After one year, I vote for Iphone. Wish Tuesday election goes as well.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Recent shoe find............

At 41 degrees, I imagine the owner of this lost flip flop in the parking lot of Licking Memorial Hospital will be looking for it soon.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Keeping juiced up..................

The photo above from shows someone who had electric to set up a cell/computer charging station outside their home for those without electric. This reminded me of Licking Memorial Hospital after the June 29, 2012 storm that hit Licking County. All over the main floor of the hospital you found cell phone and their charges connected to an outlet while the owners were cooling off and enjoying the great cafeteria's food..

Click here to read the entire story with tips on how to keep more power in your phone during a disasters.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Disasters and Social Media.........

During the first two days of this week I followed @nycmayorsoffice & @FDNY on Twitter. At night watching Fox News, I would read an update on Twitter then one minute later the news person would announce that there is an update. Never saying where they obtained the info.