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Bishop Kenny High School Class of 1960 – The 50th Reunion

On Saturday August 28th, the Bishop Kenny High School Class of 1960 celebrated their 50th Reunion. The reunion was held at the Quality Inn and Suites on Jacksonville Beach. [Read more…]

The Flying Fish Swim Team

This past Saturday I was finally able to shoot the FFST swim team individual and team photos. I say finally because the weather just did not want to cooperate earlier in the summer. [Read more…]

L'Arche Harbor House Calendar Launch

try_calendar_launch_101509_0104-2A long time ago in college, I volunteered at Sunland Center. Sunland Center was a home for developmentally disabled children. One of the nice aspects of the center was that they provided many activities for their clients that any other child might experience. My position at the center was to meet with the Boy Scout troop and provide assistance with their activities. It was truly one of the more rewarding experiences I have ever had.

A couple of years ago I was asked to shoot the calendar launch event for L’Arche Harbor House. It was a wonderful experience. I was once again working with the developmentally disabled, but this time they were adults. And not just that, they were artists.

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The L’Arche Harbor House residents each year create works of art that are placed into their calendar. The studio of the artists is the Rainbow Workshop. The calendar is sponsored by area restaurants such as Seven Bridges, TacoLu, Burrito Gallery and Santioni’s – to name a few. The restaurants provide discounts to those that have purchased a calendar as well as support to L’Arche Harbor House.

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This year’s launch was no different from those in the past. Once again, a wonderful time was had by the attendees enjoying good food and drink provided by sponsors of the calendar. The silent auction of the original artworks further served to help out the residents of L’Arche Harbor House. For more information or to purchase a calendar, click here.

Festival D'Vine

It was my privilege to shoot Festival D’Vine on November 9. This was the sixth year for the festival run by Catholic Charities. The event took place in San Marco Square under cool, clear skies. Over 300 varieties of wine were available for sampling along with foods from some of Jacksonville’s finest restaurants. A portion of the proceeds go towards Catholic Charities to help support their programs in the community. It is a great event for a good cause. For more information go to the Catholic Charities web site. If you enjoy good wines and friendly company, be sure to check out the Festival D’Vine in 2010. To view images of the event go here.

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Be sure to mark your calendars for April 10, 2010 – this is the date for Black and White Ball. This is another great event sponsored by Catholic Charities. See you there!

January 26, 2009 – Jacksonville

Love it or leave it - this is my town.

Jacksonville, Florida - this is my town.

Sometimes during the day I take a walk down to the river for a little mental refresher away from the cave that is the studio I share with my students where I impart upon them the various skills necessary to be successful in the multimedia field. These walks allow me some fresh air and a chance to breath – deep breaths! There is something about the flow of the river that cleanses the mind and allows some good thinking time even during just a short visit to the banks of the St. Johns. Breathe in, breathe out. Take a photo. Back to class.

Data: Samsung Instict camera phone at 12:59 PM on the Southbank, Jacksonville, Florida.

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January 5, 2009 – Community

 

"I must be in the front row!" - Bob Uecker

This is my second desk at the scorer's table in the Bishop Kenny gym. Bob Uecker described this seat best when he said, "I must be in the front row!"

 I really believe that being involved in your community is important to your success in your chosen profession. Today’s  image is a representation of one way that I am involved in my community. You see, I am the scoreboard operator and announcer (some people jokingly refer to me as the Voice of the Crusaders!) for Bishop Kenny High School. I do have a front row seat for each home hoops game and the tools of my trade are represented in this image. And yes, I am fueled by Diet Coke to keep my whistle wet and caffeine levels appropriate. Otherwise, it is the clock control unit, my stat sheets and of course, the microphone that helps me to fire up the crowd and let them know what is going on. I have a blast doing this and may not ever give up this seat! This is one way I give back to my community and it has been very rewarding personally and professionally. “Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere come the Crusaders!”

Data: Canon G9, manual mode, ISO 400, f 2.8, 1/320 at 8:54 PM in the John A. Baldwin Athletic Center at Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, Florida.