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Old movie rekindles the spirit of Christmas past

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For those of you who are my age, do you ever feel that life is passing you by? I've felt that; life just seems to have flashed by so quickly. It doesn't seem that long ago that I was in my 20s. The truth is I'd just forgotten many of the details of my life. But with a...

Website refresh for award-winning photographer

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photographer website refresh for Love and Life Photography
When I was in the photography business, we were advised to refresh our website every six months to keep our image fresh and current. That advice might have been overkill, but it's certainly not a bad idea to update things every so often just to reassure potential customers you're still alive and growing. Tracey Bartmann-Leek of Love and Life...

Visit Jackie’s art show safely

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Thanks to the pandemic, everyone's had to cancel plans for one thing or another: for travel, work, business and lots of other things. The Textile Artisan, Jackie Weatherly-Cadzow, is no exception as her art show plans sputtered to a halt when the state shutdown the North Carolina Estuarium a number of weeks ago. Her disappointment was palpable. The show...

Dad’s brush with F1 fame

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My father was a newspaper photographer for many years when we lived in Scotland. One day he was assigned to cover the demonstration of the new Aston Martin at a track near Glasgow. The driver that would take them around that day? F1 star Peter Collins... Collins, his friend Mike Hawthorn, Tony Brooks, and the late Stirling Moss were...

…and then my feet fell off

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From the file:  “you did WHAT when you were young…??” Imagine for a minute that you are a five years old again.   There’s a kid-size cabinet in front of you.  If you stick your feet into it, you can look in the top and see the bones in your feet and watch them move as you wiggle your toes.  You’d...

The Textile Artisan

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DerekCadzow.com creates imaginative, engaging websites for select clients. This series highlights some of those sites and tells you the story behind each of them. Got a project in mind? Please let us know about it from the contact page. Website: https://thetextileartisan.comBusiness: Textile artistPurpose: build awareness of textile art and the textile artisan, share new works of art, provide an online...

Appraisals of specialty and vintage cars

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DerekCadzow.com creates imaginative, engaging websites for select clients. This series highlights some of those sites and tells you the story behind each of them. Got a project in mind? Please let us know about it from the contact page. Website: https://oceansideautoappraisers.comBusiness: Specialty Auto AppraiserPurpose: provide information about company services, info about why different kinds of appraisals are a good idea,...

Dad and his camera

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In 1970, I was a fourteen-year-old who’d just been bitten by the car racing bug. When my new friend, David Sampson, took his Scalextric set out of it's box -- that was it. I was hooked. My Dad was a former news photographer and when he started taking me to car races, he couldn’t resist bringing his camera and...

Secrets of the silver spool

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It was like meeting an old acquaintance you hadn’t seen in a long time:  someone who reminds you of a different time and place and brings a smile to your face and warmth to your heart.   It was among my late mother’s last possessions and I recognized it as soon as I saw it — a silver, slightly tarnished...

50th year of vintage cars in Washington

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More than 70 vintage cars were on display at the Washington waterfront today — and if you didn’t already know what old cars looked like, you might be forgiven for thinking they just rolled off the assembly line yesterday. Lovingly pampered and restored by enthusiasts from the Coastal Plains Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA), the display...