Spent a nice breakfast at the Manchester Boys and Girls Club fundraiser at the Center of NH.
I was invited by our table Captains fellow Photographer Althea Haropulos and Graphic Designer Kal Roberge and with our table host Makia and Camila.
Wonderful morning for a great cause.
Authors Richard P. Howe Jr. and Chaim M. Rosenberg held a presentation and book signing to a packed house for the Legendary Locals of Lowell at the Lowell Pollard Memorial library this week. I have a particular interest in this history of my hometown as over 20 images of mine are used from views taken over the years. One particular Local on page 94 may catch your eye. My Father Ken Harkins (pictured here lower left) was noted for his community service to Lowell. Amongst his favorite charities RARA (Recreational Adult Resource Association) held a special place in his heart.
With the warm weather last weekend the time was right for drawing some sap and doing some sugaring.
Chris Conroy of Heartwood Media had the evaporator going strong.
When not attending to his farm chores you can find Chris producing some of the top video productions in New England for his clients TV, video, interactive and web needs.
Check out his work at www.heartwoodmedia.com .
Celebration of the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. event at the Tsongas Area with the Middlesex Community College Foundation Lura Smith Family fund.
Check out my Events Page on my website at www.harkinsphotography.com to see all the views.
Congratulations to Carole Copeland Thomas receiving the Living the Dream Award this year.
A wonderful event for a worthy cause.
If your grew up in the Boston area as I did Rex Trailer’s Boom Town was part of your Saturday Mornings.
It was like having Roy Rogers teaching you the Cowboy way in your hometown.
I remember watching his TV show getting up early having the house to myself.
Back in 2008 Middlesex Community College had guest speaker Jay Leno and as a suprise to Jay, Rex Trailer visited backstage.
Jay brought him on stage to preform the Boom Town theme song.
This week Rex passed away but I will always remember those Saturday mornings.
We setup these shots in the upstairs lounge right before their set. The first group shot is a composite of individual shots.
Check them out for your favorite rhythm and blues tunes.
January 1 the Singing Rage Patti Page passed away.
You probably remember her songs from the late 50′s and early 60′s like Old Cape Cod and Tennessee Waltz.
The article was actually about her Patti Page Pure Maple Syrup.
With her husband Jerry Filiciotto they produced the syrup in Bath NH at their mountain top retreat.
It was a 3 hour trip with another hour of getting lost in the mountains.
We had a great time and Patti Page and Jerry were wonderful tour guides.
It was one of my first magazine celebrity shoots and she made it very easy for me.
She will be missed.
Sally Birke at Birke’s Department Store in Lowell MA in 2004 in the closing days.
Sally passed away recently and I remember well a shoot I did of her in the store.
I have a previous post on Birkes at this link.
You can see a little of the history and a link for the video at the Browsing Through Birke’s blog here http://browsingthroughbirkes.wordpress.com/
Here is a link for a slide show of views done from that day.