Posts by Derek Gendvil

Issue #32- Animal Rescue Facilities

The Adoption Pro of the ASPCA is a program where all people who work together and chip in to help rescue and save all pet animals from across the globe and anyone who works there for more than 10 years become pros and when they become pros, they teach anyone who signs in and volunteers to be part of the crew the pros help the new co-workers how to save more than 100 lives of pet animals, including dogs and cats. The ASPCA’s “ID Me” program is the kind of spot where workers must find any dog or cat that has a tag on it’s collar it it’s lost or if it needs help, the workers can chip in and help each other out to put the name of the dog or cat tags on files to make a match to their address or where they live, then call up the phone numbers of their owners and tell them they have their pets, then the owners come and bring themselves to get back their pets remember every dog and cat or any other pet must be found and brought back to the owner as soon as possible.

The Adoption Ambassadors home to home program is the area where people of APSCA where they all dogs and cats have a better home and giving them a chance for other people who want to be part of the program and help workers to help the dogs and cats. Many volunteers with great talent become agents of the ASPCA for the foster pets and give them a good home and a good family.

The GIS Geographic Information systems is the kind of program that helps give the location on where pet animals are it’s satellites can help track their movement and possession, then the workers can retrieve the pet animals bring them with in their vans and bring them in the shelter then, as soon as the people take the pet animals in the shelter, they make files and pictures in order when anybody who wants to adopt them.

 

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Issue #32-Fido’s Kitchen

What are healing stones?

You put them on an animal that is ill and it will help with the pain.

What are dog charms and what are they made of?

A natural stone that is set in a charm.

What are Antiseptic Pet Bed Sprays-Zeeta Body?

A spray they spray on bed like aroma therapy.

What are your Breath Buster Pup-sickles made with?

They have Greek yogurt with mint, parsley and peanut butter that is made naturally.

Do you have parties just for dogs or do parties for cats too?

They cater to homes with pets.

What is Duck-Call Jerky?

Duck breast that includes Grain free, salmon organic quinoa, and green beans. Freshly made daily on site.

How long has Fido’s Kitchen been in business?

Three years.

What is Pumpkin Pooch?

A vegan treat for dogs or cats that help with allergies.

What is dog Beef birthday cake?

A cake made from our homemade meals, jerky sprinkles peanut butter drizzle, joint ju ju’s and breath butter pupsicles with yogurt frosting.

 

 

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Issue #31- Turntable Nutrition

 

 

Circles Magazine got the chance to spend the afternoon at Turn Table Nutrition. We learned about healthy choices for food, and what they offer to help people that want to eat healthy. They showed us how to make Quinoa Chocolate Cookies, and we all got a few cookies to eat. They were delicious! The owners were very friendly and they had some of their friends there to help out. We all enjoyed our afternoon there and didn’t want to leave. We will be seeing more of them in the future. If you get a chance, go check them out. You can go online at http://www.turntablenutrition.com and get a personalized Nutritional Analysis and have them help you start a healthy new “YOU” lifestyle. We recommend them highly.

FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO ENDING CHILDHOOD HUNGER

Founded in 2015, co-founders Anissa & Adam began prepping co-workers meals out of their one bedroom apartment with the dream of creating a meal prep service that actually cared about it’s customers. From catering to their unique dietary needs, to delivering an aesthetically pleasing & surprisingly delicious product that will make them excited about their diets. Today, Turn Table has also begun working with local organizations to help eliminate Childhood Hunger with their Turning Tables Project.

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Issue #31- Granola Bar Recipe’s Nut-Free Granola Bars

Nut-Free Granola Bars

Ingredients:

2 cups – Dry oats

2/3 cup – Coconut Sugar

1 cup – Whole Wheat Flour

½ tsp. – Baking Soda

1 tsp. – Baking Powder

1 tsp. – Ground Cinnamon

1 tsp. – Salt

1 tsp. – Vanilla Extract

½ cup Honey

2 tbsps. –

¼ cup -Pumpkin Seeds

1/4 cup Raisins

All of the ingredients were poured into a bowl, mixed together, and pressed inside a 6×9 pan. Next we baked at 325* for 20 minutes and let cool down entirely before serving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups certified gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flax seed
  • 1 cup gluten-free crispy rice cereal
  • 2 Tbsp. oil (canola, corn, grapeseed, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup raisins & sunflower seeds

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a jelly roll pan or baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Gently stir the gluten-free rolled oats and ground flaxseed together. Spread out in a layer on the baking pan/sheet. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
  3. Pour the oats/flaxseed mixture into a large mixing bowl. Gently stir in the gluten-free crispy rice cereal. Set aside.
  4. Line an 8″x8″ baking pan with parchment paper or foil. Set aside.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together oil, maple syrup, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt.
  6. Pour the syrup mixture over the oat mixture and stir to coat evenly. Stir in the Mountain Mambo seed and fruit mix and stir to coat evenly.
  7. Use a spatula to scoop and spread the mixture into the lined 8″x8″ pan.
  8. Cover mixture with either another piece of parchment, aluminum foil, or plastic wrap and press down on the granola bars to fill the corners and flatten. Keep pressing as hard as you can to compress the bars and even them out. This is what will help them stay together later instead of falling apart!
  9. Place pan in refrigerator for at least an hour before cutting.
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Issue #28- Upcycled Hand Bags

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Purses and hand bags have come a long way through the centuries from 1900 A.D. till now. Purses are a fashion accessory statement used by many to serve various purposes. Through the use of recycled materials, hand bags and purses have been created by many artists which have been sold at boutiques and displayed in galleries.

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Issue #27- Interview With David Marquardt

  1. What was your inspiration that lead you to a career in photography? I originally did video work and went to Film school at USC. Decided against internship at various production companies in Hollywood and got a video camera, told people what I was doing and just went into the actual trade. As I gained clients and got work, the clients for video production always needed photography more than video. I was always bringing in Photographers and one of the clients was annoyed with this and said “why don’t we just get you a camera and have you do the shots” So it started, I reluctantly became a photographer, sometimes you are better at something so don’t really want to do more than what you actually want to do.
  2. Was photography a subject you were always interested in? No, it was video production, photography was something I just fell into and realized that I was good at it and made more money being a photographer. 
  3. What advice would you give to someone perusing a career in photography? My experience has been to just take photos. Studying it is also important, but hands on is the best way to learn. Know what you like and find what works. Find the gap between what you’re doing and what you’re seeing. Learn the different techniques and find out what works.
  4. As a photographer what key features of a structure are you looking for? Depends on who I am shooting for. The client lets me know the area of focus of the structure aka the focal point.
  5. How much does professional photography influence a buyer’s decision when buying? A lot! A great photo will get them in the door. Sometimes a good photo can make a house look better than it actually is, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing because it can give the buyer an idea of the potential of that particular home. Some buyers have bought a house sight unseen just because the pictures where so good. 
  6. What percent of your photography requires post-production techniques? 100%
  7. What techniques are the most commonly used? There are basic rules to Architectural Photography, it’s less about being creative and more about “as is”. Sharp lines and balance. Vertical lines must be straight on, so the lines don’t change. Tripods are used for this precision.
  8. How much creative control do you have setting up furniture and accessories before an interior shoot? Again, this depends on whom I am shooting for. Say for instance interior designers, they have everything set up and all they need is a picture of it. In Real Estate sometimes the home needs to be rearranged or the clutter inside the house needs to be cleared away. 
  9. In your photography career, what job or location was most challenging to you? Anything where the expectations are high and when there are lots of windows with dark furniture.
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Issue #25- Silverball History at the Pinball Hall of Fame

img_3148-as-smart-object-1If you are driving, strolling, rolling or flying down Tropicana Blvd., just East of Maryland Pkwy., you may run into the Pinball Hall Of Fame. This nostalgic place has all the pinball machines that anyone who grew up in the era of them would want to play. Circles Magazine took a drive over there and talked to Tim Arnold, owner of the 10,000 square foot museum.

When did gaming begin for you?

It started as a kid, I got my first machine in high school August 1969.

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I have rebuilt and played them all.

What is your favorite machine?

As curator I am not allowed to have a favorite.

Do you know what the very first pinball machine was and what year did it come out?

November 1930 and it was called whiffle ball, it was a counter top marble type.

What was the greatest time for pinball machines?

Right now is the greatest time for pinball machines.ben-interviewing

Do they still have pinball championships?

Yes, more popular with better prizes now.

Does the price to pay increase with popularity?

No not popularity. The newer the game the higher the price.

How much does it cost repair a machine?

Thousands of dollars… but 90% of the repairs are in-house. 10% are legal issues about waste also about certain components. And there are 3 reasons for this 1. Quality 2. Speed 3. Cost   “you can’t spray on progress, you have to build it.”img_3137

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Issue #25- Pumpkin Pie In a Jar

finished-productThe Circles Magazine team came up with this great recipe for a holiday dessert that your family and friends will surely
find delicious and inviting, give it a try and we are sure you will like it.

Ingredients:

1. 3 cups of finely crushed ginger snaps, plus more for garnish
2. 12 tablespoons of melted butter
3. 1 15 ounce can of pumpkin puree
4. 3 tablespoons of sugar
5. 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
6. 2 cups of heavy cream
7. 8 ounces of cream cheese (softened)

Directions:

1. Make crust: In a large bowl, mix ginger snap crumbs with melted butter until fully coated.
2. Make pumpkin layer: In a small bowl, mix pumpkin puree with one tablespoon of sugar and cinnamon (for best result
transfer mixture to a piping bag.)
3. Make cream later: In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in
cream cheese and remaining two tablespoons of sugar. (for best result transfer mixture to a piping bag.)
4. Among four mason jars, layer ginger snap crust, pumpkin, and cream, alternating until you reach the top of the jar.ingredientssingle-pie

5. Garnish with ginger snaps, chill and serve.

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Issue #25- The Man In the Mirror

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The man in the mirror is basically a reflection of yourself. Looking at yourself and facing your fears and accepting who you are and self love.

How’d you make your suit?

The suit was created with pieces of mirror that were cut and hand shaves and grinded down. Industrial glue and many hours of labor. The mask was molded from my face and is the third mask I have had made.

How many hours did it take to make the suit?

Collectively over 400 hours.

When did the man in the mirror appear in the suit?

The man in the mirror first appeared in August of 2009.

What materials did you use to make the suit?group-shot

Mirrors, grinder, industrial glue, pants, jacket and tie.

 

Where can we see your notable performances?

I perform all over the strip, nightclubs, festivals and street performing on Las Vegas Blvd.

How long does it take to put the suit on?

It takes about 10 minutes to suit up.

Where do you put the suit/mask when you’re not using it?

I have a travel case that I use that has protective material on the inside and heavy duty on the outside.man-on-street

How many mirrors are on your suit?

Roughly over 4000.

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