Thursday, December 20, 2007

Sussex County NJ SNOW GREETINGS

Vic Campbell's video from Buzz Creek of snow shot in the early winter season of November 2007 with music especially made for it by Glenn Zervas. See BuzzCreek.com to get lots of dvd copies for yourself to give away to friends. Visit Glennzervas.com to learn more about Glenn's music.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

THE SPACEMAN SONG (La La's Lament)

Local Entertainer - Larry Cutrone made this just for his good friends. It was a fun production effort using a song he cut many years ago and a puppet. Enjoy.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Vietnam Veteran Navy

Starting in submarines, this navy veteran eventually came to a staff function that gave him a good deal of exposure to many outposts in Vietnam. His observations of events in Vietnam about 1970 are interesting and instructive.

Ralph Fronczkowski is now retired from the Navy and lives in New Jersey.

Friday, October 19, 2007

WWII_Army Nurse - A.Quick

Alice Quick of New Jersey was a nurse in the Army in WWII. Her full interview for the "Veteran's History Project" is on a DVD and is provided to the Library of Congress, her family and the local library. Her service was in England -in Westminster (see the Chapel) and in France and Germany after the Allied Invasion. She did not work in surgery (wounded soldiers) but in the sick wards where she helped in the treatment of both American and German soldiers that came to her care. More veteran interviews are located in the ME3Tv.org website and in this Blip-TV channel for ME3TV. Volunteers are encouraged to help with videotaping and other tasks. See the website for details.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

SCCC Students Interview TV Weatherman

SCCC students interview Bill Evans, ABC Weatherman. His book "Category 7" is now available.

ETV-20 - Bill Evans - Weatherman

Melissa Estock interviews Bill Evans about his new book , Category 7.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Make a Video Interview - Cheap but GOOD!

I could not find a quick - simple video on the web to let novice historians learn how to make a reasonably good video interview. I wanted this to be 5 minutes - "Here You Go" Now go do it A (ok - I ran a little over that time limit). The most important thing about interviewing veterans and the elderly is simply TO DO IT. So maybe this will help some of the people who learned of the Veterans History Project and wanted to volunteer to help. I started volunteering my time - a news feature got out and people called me to volunteer. ONE of my biggest goals is to help others make the videos too - because it will help if more of those video cameras in closets and camera bags are pulled out and put to good use. More about my own work is at www.me3tv.org.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Yalta Conference

Not SCCC Students but some students somewhere really learned their history and managed to make a great comedy about THE YALTA CONFERENCE and reflect on the last 70 years of the history of the world

Friday, September 07, 2007

WWII - Duvall - Veteran - The Murmansk Run

Only one of the 17 ships that split off convoy PQ17 made it to Murmansk through the ravaging U-Boat wolfpacks. It was mid 1942. The Soviets were our wary allies and they needed materiale support. There were many more ships in PQ17. Most were lost in the attacks. The British Fleet command pulled support off PQ17 to bottle up the German Battleships - Tirpitz and Prinz Eugen. This left the convoy "naked" and totally exposed to destruction in the cold and deadly Barents Sea. Ivo Duvall was there. His tiny corvette was virtually useless in defense of the merchant ships. Duvall's full hour long interview is on DVD and will be presented to the Library of Congress as part of the Veterans History Project. Duvall also participated in many Pacific battles. More about our efforts at www.me3tv.org.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

The Kusma Zone

Bigfoot and MORE all in the hills surrounding Sparta and Sussex County. They report - you decide.

If Any Town in Sussex County had Community TV

But they don't because no town in this near-metro county of NJ has figured out how to set up a local community TV station. If they did (like nearly every other town with 10,000 or more population in America and most of Africa) then they would have nice programming tools like those discovered by POOR STEVE (who is an unnamed local TV star who manages a community TV station in a town not far away. (Click on "poor steve" to watch the film).

Monday, September 03, 2007

Veteran-Simon - Bombardier WWII

Howard Simon of New Jersey was a bombardier in B17's in WWII. On his 7th mission his plane was severely damaged by flak. By a stroke of luck they could glide to Sweden where he was interned for the rest of the war. Sweden was a neutral country but rules of war required downed crew to remain there. This interview session took place Sept 16 in Newton, NJ. Other sessions are in planning for more locations in New Jersey and especially in Sussex County - home of ME3Tv.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Alice Quick - Army Nurse

We interviewed Alice Quick (the tall one) of Sussex County on August 16. Alice was an Army Nurse. She served mostly in Winchester, England (the place with the cathedral and the song) until the troops had pushed well into Europe and then moved up with forward hospitals. Her war service is a vivid memory of both good and bad times. She continues to hold a most vivid memory of the camp at Buchenwald when the concentration camps were liberated. Highlights from her interview will be featured here soon. A full DVD of it will be presented to her and to the county for its archives. One copy goes to the Library of Congress as part of the Veterans History Project. ME3TV is a little behind in posting the videos since the huge response from mention of the project in several news media. Volunteers are welcomed. We are organizing more interviews even as we tackle the organization and logistics.
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Veteran Duvall - Murmansk Run

Mr and Mrs. Ivo Duvall (EYE-voh) came up to Sparta from Kinnelon for an hour interview. Ivo was a plucky young fishing boat captain in Alaskan waters in the late 1930's when a Navy recruiter convinced him the Navy reserves were a pretty good thing to be involved in. In early 1942 he received orders for England and the Murmansk Convoys. Of the merchant ships in his group of 17 only one survived the passage to the Soviet Union. He made several covoy runs. Then he transferred to a destroyer and participated in many battles like Iwo, Jima, Tarawa, and Okinawa. I asked him if he was ever in any "BIG" battles. He loved the joke. He is still active as a marine engineer and gives talks on the 15th century Chinese ship construction. Part of his interview will appear on me3tv soon. There is a small delay as many veterans (and volunteers) responded to the recent news articles. Call-backs and emails should ease off soon and these great gems of history will see the light of the web... and DVD's for those that want the whole interview.
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Air Corps Veteran

Mr. Howard Simon was in the Army Air Corps in WWII - bombing Germany. On his 7th bombing mission, his plane was disabled by flak over the Hamburg submarine pens. The crew safely landed in Sweden and were interned there for the rest of the war. He shows his air medal here. Interviews with a number of veterans from the past few weeks will come soon. There is a delay posting some of them because of a wonderful surge of interest in this project with many emails and phone calls to be returned and managed. Volunteers and Veterans can contact me through information at the ME3TV page.
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Veteran - Ray Buch

Ray Buch was with the 11th Armored, and was their historian for many years. In their push from "the Bulge" Ray observed a combat photographer die in an artillary attack. He marked the spot in his memory and went back as soon as it was clear to retrieve the film camera. This camera shot some of the footage of the liberation of Mauthausen Concentration Camp seen in the interview some years back and featured on DVD. He is now in a state of Alzheimers or dementia and is cared for by a live-in nurse, Coombah - a US Citizen - immigrant from Senegal. Several of Rays film interivews or narratives are on DVD. The collected veteran's Memories of Christmas, 1944" is a favorite. Rays interviews were done a few years ago. Now, Me3TV is making a systematic effort to interview vets and train others to do it. Contact us to volunteer (mainly NJ).
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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

ME3TV: Jimmy Woolsey Remembered - at Age 103

ME3TV: Jimmy Woolsey Remembered - at Age 103
This is a great short visit with a Sussex County legend from Walpack and from The Bela Vita. The complete program of this piano experience can be downloaded from the main page at BUZZCREEK.com The cost is only $4.72 and you can play it for your friends on your computer anytime. Woolsey was veteran of WWI (Army) and WWII (Navy). He tells some about that in the downloaded version.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

WWII - Veteran John Traylor

John Traylor - THIS AMERICAN - Veteran John Tralyor - 46th Infantry Brigade- 5thArmored Division, is interviewed on Aug 16, 2007 as part of a weekly volunteer Veterans History Project by ME3TV. Traylor talks about the action on 2 April 1945 at the Dutmund-Ems Canal Bridge near Munster, Germany. 5 veterans were interviewed this day in New Jersey. A part of each interview will soon be available here on ME3TV. Complete interviews will be available on DVD for the veterans themselves and for the National Veteran's History Project. A VETERANS CHANNEL on ME3TV will collect all the interviews into one easy to find location. Me3TV accepts volunteer help from anyone. Contact by e-mail.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Near Branchville -Evil House

An SCCC student did this film as a class project for a media class a few years ago. What is surprising is how popular this feature is on Youtube! A "haunted house" in Sussex County, NJ. We could never get Armond's video on local cable or even the college cable station because of severe limitations with local cable programming. ( hint! - go with satellite in this county) But never mind; Armond's feature has reached a far far larger audience on the web with ME3TV! More student videos on our "student channel".

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Green Township, NJ (3) Homes

A HISTORY (PART 3) by Kelsey Falkowski. This was produced as a part of an Eagle Scout Service Project. Anyone from Green Township will appreciate the history in these videos. There are EIGHT segments for more than an HOUR of interesting information. Learn more about GREEN TOWNSHIP HERE. Sparta, NJ is another small NJ town in Sussex County - with a video featured on ME3Tv. You may enjoy a DVD "Voices of The Land" about NW-NJ History. The county produced an overview of the rural tourism opportunities that you can view HERE. Northwest NJ is surprisingly rural.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Green Township History (1) Intro

A HISTORY (PART 1) by Kelsey Falkowski. This was produced as a part of an Eagle Scout Service Project. Anyone from Green Township will appreciate the history in these videos. There are SEVEN segments for more than an HOUR of interesting information. Learn more about GREEN TOWNSHIP HERE. The DVD is available from Green Township. Sparta, NJ is another small NJ town in Sussex County - with a video featured on ME3Tv. You may enjoy a DVD "Voices of The Land" about NW-NJ History. The county produced an overview of the rural tourism opportunities that you can view HERE. Northwest NJ is surprisingly rural.
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Sunday, July 29, 2007

5 Days a Stranger

A Student project from SCCC.

Death and Rebirth of Muscle Cars

This video by Jason Tamarro takes a look at the muscle cars of then and now. Jason just completed a communications degree at Ramapo College.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

A Video Collection

This Video Collection
is hosted at LIVE DIGITAL.com and has a number of LOCAL features in it that are also posted in THIS blog. ME3Tv uses a number of video streaming services such as YOUTUBE and BLIP.TV and this one.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

A Paintball Weekend

About an hour away in Pennsylvania, is Skirmish.com where large scenario paintball events take place. We were at this one in mid July. Worked out well. Our group was made up of people who do a lot of business with PREDATOR's DEN in Newton, NJ. It's a good place to get paintball supplies and to learn more about the game and the equipment. Our own photos and video clips from the event are in THIS WEB PHOTO ALBUM.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Guns of August

FROM JM: A superb writeup on the Pulitzer Prize Winner book:
I finally finished Guns of August and wanted to let you know how much Ienjoyed it. Since I read it immediately after The Proud Tower, I read over a thousand pages of straight Barbara Tuchman. Although her writing is over all excellent, I was still annoyed at a couple of aspects of it -- as I said before, her presumption that the reader is familiar with every important event and battle since the Greeks, her plus tendency to use obscure words when there are perfectly good words that would apply, her sometimes jumbled sentences where one has to figure out what pronoun refers to what, and most of all, her tendency to use foreign phrases assuming her readers to be multilingual. (I have familiarity with German and and was once fluent in French, and still many of the phrases were meaningless to me.) All this being said I found her writing generally delightful and much prefer it to straightforward declarative sentences -- in fact, after the first Barbara Tuchman, I tried to read a book I had on my list, Summer of 1914, and found
it totally unreadable because the language was overly simplistic and the writer seemed to have some kind of point he wanted to hit the reader over the head with. I try to read books were the author doesn't have an agenda..

Please don't take anything I said above as a serious criticism -- I loved the book and really want to thank you again for giving it to me. It took me a long time to read, because I kept having to consult maps and charts including but not limited to the ones that Tuchman supplied.. Also, I was constantly looking at the index to remind myself of who people were -- I really appreciated her inclusion of people's titles in the index without forcing the reader to go back to the page and search for it. I realize this is sounding like a book report, but when I'm on my voice program it's hard for me to keep it simple.

I must admit I was frustrated at the ending, as I was looking forward to reading the details of the Battle of the Marne, and considered reading next a book that would continue from where hers left off, but I am really eager to get back to Robert Massie, whose style I consider to be absolutely perfect and delightful. I'm going to start it tomorrow -- today I'm finishing a mystery that I started in the last chapters of Guns of August but I'm Impatient to finish it, as I can't wait to get to Castles of Steel.

You're so right about how fascinating reading about strategy and battles is and my fear of "gory details" being unfounded. In fact I've ordered a couple of books that show in detail the battles of World War I. My World War I library is approaching the size of those high formerly acquired about Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and the progressive movement in the first 20
years of the twentieth century. I've been reading history for just about a year and a half now and am still surprised at how much I'm enjoying it. I have a tendency to read several books about a period or person from different perspectives as opposed to reading a book or two and covering a lot more territory. Please forgive my verbosity -- I've just been so excited about these books that I can't contain myself, and I'm really dangerous when I have my voice recognition program running. Bottom line: thanks -- I really enjoyed Guns. Let me know if you've found your copy of Gary's book yet -- if not, Gary will gladly arrange to give you another copy. Hope you're enjoying the summer -- JM

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Benedict Arnold

Just read Benedict Arnold's Navy by James l. Nelson. Interesting. A fairly easy read, as history tomes go. I never really understood that this action even took place, nor how critical to the ultimate success of the revolution it truly was.

Next I am off to Cradle of America-Four Centuries of Virginia History by Peter Wallenstein. We lived in Virginia (Charlottesville/Richmond/Newport News) from 1970 through 1983 and lived just up the road from Yorktown, Jamestown, and Williamsburg and traveled the state in various jobs.
Virginians on the whole tend to be an arrogant lot ("if my grandfather did not know your grandfather, my dear, you are NOT from around here!") but then 4 centuries of history will do that to you. (fom Tom R).

Friday, July 06, 2007

Local Kid Debuts Comic Act

Anger Management ... Moses flunked the PC approach. Here, a 10 year old comic does his first show at a local establishment. Add comments below this post.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Over 800 dead on USS Franklin

Late in WW2 the USS Franklin took two bomb hits in the waters off Japan. Over 800 sailors died. An iconic photo of one dying sailor made headlines and is often featured in historical documentaries about the Pacific War. one problem, Bob Blanchard, the dying sailor, did not die. Well, it was not a problem for him. It is good to be alive. And he tells his story and the story of two Medal of Honor recipients who touched his life that day. A NJ resident, Blanchard was recently featured in a story about the Franklin in the USS New Jersey newsletter.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Word Around The County

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Army JMIPS Concept

Army logistics are a key part of making an army efficient and effective. This video presents conceptual work toward a whole system for inter-service compatabilty and inter-modal systems. The video was made by BuzzCreek of Sparta, NJ. See www.buzzcreek.com

Friday, June 15, 2007

A Battleship Veteran

Bob Haarde of New Jersey was a Battleship veteran in WWII. He actually went through boot camp aboard the Battleship Texas while in convoy with the Murmansk Run. The USS Texas is now a museum in Texas.He then became a gun captain for one of the 9 16 inch guns on the USS Alabama which is now a museum ship in Mobile, Alabama. He tells of the sad story of Tarawa in which the shore bombardment was timed wrong for the landing, thus placing the Marines in a position with no effective cover from the battleship guns. The carnage was horrific. He explains the next invasion of Quadjaline used the lessons of Tarawa. This is a short example of volunteer interviews at senior centers in Sussex County. ME3TV.org is the sponsor. If you are a senior with a story to tell, (or know one) , contact me3tv.

Thursday, June 14, 2007



Harry Harris, Norman Walther, Eddy Kilkrease and Gary Lockett at the CHS67 hosted Chumuckla Reunion. Gary was in the class of '67. Audio of the teacher and student comments at the gathering follow.
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Sunday, May 27, 2007

County Health Department Notes

Please read these pages and view the videos. Share them with your kids!
the Sussex County Health Department encourages you to visit their website
anytime.

http://www.sussex.nj.us/Cit-e-Access/webpage.cfm?TID=7&TPID=4609#mylyme

http://www.sussex.nj.us/Cit-e-Access/webpage.cfm?TID=7&TPID=5648

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Army Air Corps Bombs POW's in WW2

Three veterans of WW2 talk about an incident that put them all in the same place one day. Two are former POW's who were in Japanese ships being bombed by the other veteran. The story of the POWS is recounted in more detail at www.usshouston.org. A video about the epic story of the USS Houston is available from www.buzcreek.com .

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Summer of 1787--the Men Who Invented the Constitution

Just finished the above book-a very easy read-essentially in narrative form
following Madison's notes of the Constitutional Convention in the summer of
1787.
But interesting none-the-less. Gives really remarkable insight into the true
nature of the comprises necessary to make it happen.
Next up-Slavery & Politics in the Early American Republic; a distasteful but
necessary study. In fact, it is actually impossible to do an even cursory
study of the founding of the republic and not deal with the issue, or as the
author of the above mentioned book put it-"the elephant in the room." (Tom
Richarme)

Monday, May 21, 2007

Guns of August

I think the books you have on your list will serve you well. (see Jill --
Below)
In Castles of Steele there are land battles all over the world -- .... the
one that bears on my mind that was the crux of the next century - was
Gallipoli and the battle for the Bosporus. The geography had EVERYTHING to
do with the collapse of Russia and the rise of the Bolsheviks (the
subsequent extension of the war). And from thence - the complete alteration
of history for another hundred PLUS years. The Bosporus was a key channel
in the Peloponnesian Wars too. ... If only ... if only ... Churchill and
his fleet had been more aggressive and willing to risk it all in the drive
for Constantinople.

You will learn of battles in South Africa - on the fringe - but affecting
troop availability ...

Castles of Steel -- following Dreadnaught.. makes some very clear
observations about strategies and purpose.

I should think Guns of August does something like giving the pieces of the
whole a nice box within which to focus on the enormous political
struggles.... and it clarifies with painful detail the several significant
points at which some small thing could have changed the world -- and the
opportunity was lost.It is not the gory details of any of these books that
commands attention. It is the amazing interaction of a nations and the
political intrigue and the personalities that gave us our century to follow.


I wish these books were required reading for every politician ... Liberal
and Conservative.

Now -- you know .. I may just have to read "Proud Tower" now.
I am glad you appreciate the book I gave you!
................................

Subject: Guns of August

Hi Vic --

I really appreciate your thinking of me and giving me the beautiful edition
of Guns of August. The book is certainly on my to-read list, but for the
moment I have one or two more pre-war books to read (starting with Tuchman's
Proud Tower, which I just started).

Dreadnought was absolutely one of the best books I've ever read, and I can't
wait to get to Castles of Steel. Massey is an incredible writer -- I may
even have to get interested in Russian history just to read more of his
books. I'm still curious about what to read about the land battles in
general (not too much gory detail) since I understand that Guns of August
ends with the Battle of the Marne. Or do you think that Castles of Steel
gives enough of an overall picture of World War I?

Again, thanks to your thoughtfulness. I'm looking forward to reading Guns
over the summer.

Best,

Jill
.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

John Marshall and the Heroic Age of the Supreme Court

What a great book! I still maintain that the definitive trilogy of
revolutionary American History would be:
* Crucible of War
* George Mason Forgotten Founder
* John Marshall.
Where the first sets the stage for the Revolution; the second starts with
the F & I war and ends with the Constitution; and John Marshall takes us
from the revolution and the constitution to the age of Andrew
Jackson-appointed by John Adams and dying during Jackson's reign
,er---presidency. After reading Marshall, it is a miracle of the modern age
that the national union ever succeeded, and the success of the union was
Marshall's lifelong passion. In reality you can see the seeds of the Civil
War from the turn of the 19th century onward-and Thomas Jefferson's
fingerprints on states rights is utterly undeniable--fascinating.!

And now on to: the Summer of 1787-the Men Who Invented the Constitution.'

(the above presented by Tom Richarme of Tampa - Thanks, Tom!.. posted to
me3tv.org - see the author's channel..

Friday, May 11, 2007

Dishing With The Presidents

Dan Calvi, from New Jersey is an expert on the history of dining with the Presidents. His informative and funny insight into the food and the culture of the presidents of the United States is captivating. He plans a regular COOKING program for TV with a Presidential History of Foods. He is a trained chef. MORE PHOTOS FROM THE TALK AT THE SPARTA NJ HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING - May 10. MORE about our area at ME3TV.

The DISHES of the PRESIDENTS

Dan Calvi, from New Jersey is an expert on the history of dining with the Presidents. His informative and funny insight into the food and the culture of the presidents of the United States is captivating.  He plans a regular COOKING program for TV with a Presidential History of Foods. He is a trained chef.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

HISTORY DAY AT SCCC

The New Jersey Ranging Company served in the French and Indian War. Pictured here are Roger Chapin, Scott Reed, Donna Reed and Bill Higbie. These photos and more will accompany the story from THE COLLEGE HILL, the student online news from Sussex County Community College. You can contact the Rangers through Bill Higbie - whigbie@nac.net. Here are MORE PHOTOS from the day. Additional information from the day can be found in short web movies posted under Video.google.com. search for ME3TV topics.
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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Sparta Lacrosse

... PICASSA-Google .... PhotoBucket ... FLICKR ...
AMAZINGLY the quicktime movies actually play in Picassa.Google. As you click forward in the "view" page to succeeding frames - the MOV files will open and buffer to play. Play a second time for a smooth playback. Some of them are nice action shots. Sometimes the same shots are posted at Photobucket or Flicker. THE ME3TV SPORTS CHANNEL will have these links too.

Me3TVis taking quite a lot of photos of Sparta Lacrosse Games. I am adding videos (quicktime) from what I shoot in clips from my Panasonic Lumix camera. Sometimes I shoot on DV tape and can make those into DVDs for people who want a copy. The quicktime movies and the JPG's are also being made available at no charge on CD's. If you'd like a copy on CD and did not get one - let me know (Vic).

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A Little Love

A new show at Drue Chryst Gallery- "Can You Feel A Little Love?"
See "comments" link below for information.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

FW: Early American History Trilogy

Thanks, Tom - I hope to read these soon (having already read "Crucible")
Great recommendations. May I also suggest "Six Frigates"? Similar time
period and founding of the US Navy.

From Tom R. -- I just finished "George Mason-Forgotten Founder", and am
about 25% through with "John Marshall and The Heroic Age of the Supreme
Court". Absolutely fascinating-even though sometimes the esoteric points of
law are a bit elusive, the overall picture of his influence in what we have
come to take for granted is enormous. I suggest that "Crucible of War",
followed by George Mason and finishing out with John Marshall form a perfect
historical trilogy.

I have just ordered, oddly enough, the "Battle of Thermopylae", and the
related "Making of the Movie 300" (about the same battle). My son-in-law
saw the movie 300 twice, once in IMAX, and says he is going a third
time-figured I may as well read about it. Actually, were it not for the
Spartans, we would probably be speaking Persian today.

I am also ordering from History Book Club "The Summer of 1787-The Men Who
Wrote the Constitution". Should tie everything together quite well. I still
have not read the "Benjamin Franklin" bio and "Benedict Arnold's Navy". Oh
well, as I have less and less of a life, I can do a lot of reading.someday I
will move off the Revolution and work my way towards the War of Northern
Aggression. Should carry me well into retirement.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Air Conditioning and Heating - Local Company

Bob Bruno is a heating and air conditioning guy - but also a computer repair expert. I met Bob because his daughter, who is studying journalism was in one of my classes. I think, if you need a local Air Conditioner guy - you can't go wrong with Bob at Ridge Heating and A/C.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

George Mason - The Book

This is a commentary on the book "GEORGE MASON" by Tom Richarme - a friend
and fellow history buff:

About 1/3 through his biography-when I bought the book and started
it, I had no idea how precisely he would dove tail into the French and
Indian Wars that I just finished-what with his involvement in the Ohio
Company and all-I just love this stuff!

Sandra and I lived in various parts of Virginia for 13 years-in
Charlottesville from '70-'75; Richmond from '75-'80; Newport News '80-'83.
Charlottesville of course is famous for Monticello which I have toured
numerous times-but also for being the home of Meriwether Lewis (which I did
not appreciate at all until recently completing the Stephen Amborse book).
While living in Richmond my sales territory for three years was the
"Northern Neck" which lies between the Potomac and the Rappahannock Rivers-I
have driven by Gunston Hall (ancestoral home of George Mason) countless
times. While living in Newport News we used to spend many a weekend rambling
through Williamsburg back when it was still free to the public and lived
there during the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Yorktown.

Wish I could go back and see it all again relieved of the burden of
making a living, and with the reawakening of my long dormant love of
history.oh well, still not too shabby of a life for a CHS graduate.!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Hands on The World Global- News


Find more videos like this on ProjectExplorer's Good Global Citizen
Rachael Paulson uses her non-profi, HANDS ON THE WORLD GLOBAL to involve Sparta kids in an African Community Assistance program. Click here to see pictures and learn more about the project. ME3TV can help YOU get more exposure on the web - inexpensively. Contact us.

Candidates for Board Of Education

These three parents are campaigning as a team for election to the Sparta, NJ school board. The video was prepared by ME3TV which does not endorse any candidate or group. Any candidate is welcome to present a video of themselves for review with me3tv. For a discussion with this team of candidates - contact them at their 3 For Sparta @ Yahoo . Learn more about sparta HERE.

Friday, March 23, 2007

The Dog Walker

Lisa Feury is a Dog Walker. It seems a lot of people have dogs that don't always get the daytime attention they need to stay healthy! In this short video, Lisa gives a few pointers on dog health and how dog walker services can help.Lisa also offers a pet portrait service to her clients . Check out trustworthydogcare.com for all the details
This topic is presented by ME3TV

Monday, January 15, 2007

Speaking Up In Poetry & Prose

http://www.jackjosephprather.com/3.html (Samples of the poetry)
Jack Prather, who lived in Sussex County, NJ for many years,  has wrtten a book of poetry. Jack is a deep thinker. He is also good with words.  His poetry is designed to stimulate thought and discussion among people. Classrooms might be one forum. Jack and I split paths on some of his direction, but thinking people can disagree.  One great thing about this work is its ability to evoke the act of "Speaking Up". The book can be purchased in electronic form from his website. Why not buy it as a gift for someone? Maybe even a gift to yourself?  I think I will interview Jack by phone (online) and save the interview to the "AUTHOR Channel" on www.me3tv.com . Look for it soon (or listen - as the case may be). More interviews are planned for the "Author Channel".

Speaking Up In Poetry & Prose

http://www.jackjosephprather.com/3.html (Samples of the poetry)
Jack Prather, who lived in Sussex County, NJ for many years,  has wrtten a book of poetry. Jack is a deep thinker. He is also good with words.  His poetry is designed to stimulate thought and discussion among people. Classrooms might be one forum. Jack and I split paths on some of his direction, but thinking people can disagree.  One great thing about this work is its ability to evoke the act of "Speaking Up". The book can be purchased in electronic form from his website. Why not buy it as a gift for someone? Maybe even a gift to yourself?  I think I will interview Jack by phone (online) and save the interview to the "AUTHOR Channel" on www.me3tv.com . Look for it soon (or listen - as the case may be). More interviews are planned for the "Author Channel".

Monday, January 08, 2007

Long Road Home

Rachel is back from Iraq and now is in a Master's Program with ROTC - leading to a commission. These are her photos. She is a photo journalist. She comes from Sussex County, NJ and attended Pope John XXIII HS.