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Please Please Please… Re Share this and spread the word to your circles.... +'s are verycool but re-shares are much better!

Today is the Day!

I am so pleased because today marks the launching the "Photographers for Good" website. What is it? Well, let me tell you a little about it. and why it came into being. It is the brainchild of the dynamic duo +Barry Blanchard and +Monique Yates. It is targeted to help our dear friend +Lee Daniels.

Now many of you know Lee from her curation of +CATURDAY! and +Women Wednesday or from the many…many lovely comments she sprinkles on others work all across G+. But for those of you who don't, she is a teacher of our children, writer, and passionate photographer that not only "chases magic" but often captures it in stunning art for the rest of us to look at in awe.

Earlier this month Lee was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer. LIke many of our friends who are freelance artists… she doesn't have health insurance, which is not a good situation in todays healthcare reality. So Barry and Monique have resolved to not only send positive thoughts to Lee but to also take positive steps to help her.

The "Photographers for Good " site is a place that other photographers and artists have uploaded images to be sold as prints with all of the profits being donated to offset Lee's medical costs.. +Ivan Makarov and +SmugMug have provided the mechanisms for artists to donate their work and for others to buy it. The gallery currently contains work by +Lotus Carroll +Karen Hutton +Sumit Sen +Chris Chabot +Ivan Makarov +Vivienne Gucwa +Tamara Pruessner +Barry Blanchard +Monique Yates and myself. Over the next days you will find that the site contains offerings from +Alan Shapiro and the work of others…. maybe like yourself. If you have 1 (one) shot that is your best and you would like to donate it to this cause… here is the link: http://goo.gl/nIKI2 . If you would like to see the gallery and purchase specially priced art from well known artists then go here : http://goo.gl/cED9u

Lee is a strong woman and a good friend. With our help she will beat this thing and provide us with the beauty of her presence in our art world or years to come.

Again Please Please Please re-share this post with others… copy the links and post them on FB, Tweet them like crazy… Donate a shot… buy some art… lets get this moving!
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Yay! My mama's using Google+! And, she's gone PUBLIC! Keep the posts coming, lady. I know you've got great stuff to share.
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The food was great, the waitress very friendly and helpful and the prices (senior menu) quite fair for a hot sit down meal. I would like to say that with all this going for it that it was a nice experience but I can't. The reason is that the back ground music was not in the back ground. Way too loud, not good sounds and very bad at the loud level it was on. I believe that Black-Pea thinks they cater to families and seniors with their homestyle meals but then they go and mess it up buy taking away any chance to connect with family or who ever you came with. You can't talk to them, you can't hear them, they can't hear you. You have to raise your voice and strain your ears and repeat and question just to place your order. All this because some one in management has decided that you are going to hear their sound system, like it or not, want it or not, no matter the fact that if they asked nobody would. They have lots of seniors as customers and with lots of seniors their is hearing problems. Lots have hearing aids, which would help except that they have to be turned down or off because of the loud, obnoxious extra and unwanted noise pumping through speakers all over the room. You have to order something , not sure what as you could not understand the waitress when she took your order. Then you have to sit through the meal without talking to the people you came to be with as you can't hear them or them you and you all have to hear the obnoxious sounds that you wish like "Hell" you could escape from. You hurry to finish your meal just so you can get away sooner! Every so often you have to smile and give (you hope) the right answer to some question from the waitress. Did she ask if I wanted more tea? or did she say the building is on fire..run! You never know, just smile and mumble as she can't hear your answer anyway. I would very much like to eat here more often as the food is good, but when I consider the loud, uncomfortable surroundings I just go to the freezer and start planning what I can cook. Yes, its work,dishes to wash and etc. but the time spent with family or friends while eating will be pleasant...No force feeding of any kind!
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Sales girl (Deliliah) very nice, but she has no backup for her sales. Even though she sales glasses to be ready in about an hour the store, managers, makers and etc. do not follow through. Friday, June 21,2013. We were told to return in an hour, did and was told it would be another hour. Thirty minutes later we were called and told that another whole hour was needed. We returned after that time passed and waited 30 more minutes inside store only to be told that we could not get them until Sunday. Sunday we heard nothing, we called and was told not ready. Called Monday night after no word and told that they need to be inspected for a second time before they are ready and that they will call us. Tuesday and waiting......and looking for a new place for future eye glass purchases. Will not go back to Lens Crafters, do not know if the glasses are any good or not as I have yet to get them, but do know that the service is POOR to None and their word means even LESS.
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Quality: GoodAppeal: GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Love most of the food, they have good drinks also. As with lots of others it is much to loud sometimes.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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Low cost place to get tools for projects and handy location. The problem comes if you just want to browse (spend time looking around the store) and even worse if you need to think and/or plan your purchases while there. If you don't want your mind and your ears blown plan ahead and wear ear protection to the store. The sound system, radio, etc. is turned all the way up and blares non stop till all you can think about is fleeing for your life. Don't even think that you will be able to remember what you came for are make any decisions about what you might need while your there. If you have no choice and have to be there long enough to make a purchase, forget any help or relief from the staff. Yep, they have been there too long! The ear-drums are ruined and the brain cells fried, they will look at you with blank stares and gaping mouths and yell over the radio.......WHAT NOISE? Also forget the idea that you can escape by going to the competition, Northern Tool for any common sense. I tried it and the noise blasted me back through the front door with almost as much force and irritation as Harbor Freights.
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Quality: GoodAppeal: Poor - FairService: Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
I like the store, its neat to look around while waiting for a table. I like the fireplace and the cosy atmosphere with lamps on the tables. Dislike the noise. Too Loud. Lots of dishes breaking and sounds like your in a tin cracker box.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago