National Camera Day is June 29, a day to celebrate the fact that photography, once so complicated it took a scientist to understand, is now part of our everyday lives. The word “photography” is based on two Greek words that, when put together, mean “writing with light.’” It’s a beautiful way of describing what a camera lets us do — tell a story without the use of words. It all goes back more than 800 years to the invention of the camera obscura. Meaning “dark chamber,” the camera obscura was nothing more than a box with a hole on one side. Light would pass through the hole and into the dark interior of the box, where it would project an image onto the flat inner surface. Unfortunately, when the light was gone, the image disappeared — like Instagram, but without an actual photo. Fast-forward through the centuries to today, when everyone with a smartphone has a camera at their fingertips. Whether you love shooting film and changing lenses or prefer the ease of digital, use June 29 to focus on how cameras have made telling our stories easier than ever.
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NATIONAL CAMERA DAY ACTIVITIES
It doesn’t have to be Thanksgiving to take a family portrait. National Camera Day gives you another reason to get everyone together for a summer photo session. Who knows? It could become the new family tradition.
Take a safari
You don’t need a passport for this one, only enough free time to slow down and look at familiar surroundings in a new way. Been down that street a hundred times? Shoot it at different times of the day as the light changes. Love walking in the woods? Get in close and photograph the knot in a tree or a single drop of rain. Wandering around with a camera can give you a new perspective on how you see the world.
Get creative by scrapbooking
Photos can eat up a lot of space on your computer or, worse, deteriorate when stashed away in boxes. Clear up the clutter and organize your favorites into scrapbooks. Select photos with a specific person in mind to create a deeply personal and highly appreciated gift.
Due to a staffers personal obligation we will be closing our Dillsburg location at around 2 oclock tomorrow morning. Please visit our Camp Hill location to use any coupons. Sorry for any inconvenience and have a great weekend!
As we continue to monitor the advice from the CDC, OSHA and Gov DeWine we are happy to announce we will be opening back up on Wednesdays for oil change services. We will see you tomorrow!
Bridgestone and Firestone care deeply about our communities, and we remain committed to being a dependable service provider and neighbor now more than ever. Given the current environment, Bridgestone Americas, the parent company of the Firestone and Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO), has been supporting essential workers on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis in a variety of ways. Learn how we’re going the extra mile to support the fight against COVID-19!
Making Personal Protective Equipment
The Bridgestone Americas Technical Center in Akron, Ohio has been repurposing teams and technology to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for local medical workers in Northeast Ohio. Using the company’s prototyping technology and their own personal 3D printers, teammates designed – and are now producing – face shields that meet necessary medical standards.
These face shields are easy to clean and reuse due to their plastic construction and cover a larger portion of the face than standard masks. Currently, the PPE shields made by the Bridgestone team in Ohio are going to front-line workers at hospitals and medical facilities in Akron and the surrounding communities.
Keeping Essential Workers on the Road
Even though COVID-19 has brought many businesses to a halt, essential workers need to remain mobilized, and Bridgestone Retail Operations is helping to keep these essential employees moving nationwide.
Our retail tire and automotive service centers have remained open to keep essential workers on the road and goods moving. With strict safety and sanitation measures in place, our nationwide network of more than 2,200 tire and car care centers under the Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, Hibdon Tires Plus, and Wheel Works brands are playing an important role in helping essential motorists around the country stay on the road. If you need an essential service or repair, call your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to learn about contact-free services and curbside drop-off near you.
Continuing Partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Bridgestone Retail Operations recently announced it will donate $840,000 to support Boys & Girls Clubs across the country with their COVID-19 relief efforts. The contribution comes from all customer donations collected in Q1 2020 across Bridgestone’s network of 2,200+ tire and automotive service centers.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s COVID-19 relief fund is dedicated to providing staff, youth, families, and communities the resources they need to navigate the challenges of the ongoing health pandemic. Many Boys & Girls Clubs are offering critical services, like emergency childcare for essential workers, meals for children who rely on school lunches, and virtual learning opportunities. The donation from Bridgestone will help ensure that Clubs can continue serving their communities during these times.
Doing What’s Right
During the ongoing health crisis, we’re focused now more than ever on supporting local communities as part of our company’s Our Way to Serve corporate social responsibility commitment. Support our efforts by donating to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America after your next contact-free service at your ?nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care.
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According to the annual CarMD® Vehicle Health Index one of the most common check engine light repairs is replacing the oxygen sensor. This relatively minor repair can be costly if neglected, leading to as much as 40 percent lower fuel efficiency, causing further damage to your vehicle’s exhaust system and adversely impacting the environment.
“Vehicles with faulty oxygen sensors typically seem to drive and handle well, but the malfunction can dramatically decrease fuel efficiency and lead to costlier repairs if ignored,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “A faulty oxygen sensor means your vehicle is emitting more pollutants and if the check engine light is illuminated, it may not pass vehicle emissions testing in those states requiring it for vehicle registration.”
A vehicle’s oxygen sensors are mounted in the exhaust system; they monitor the catalytic convertor’s operation and the level of oxygen in exhaust gases to maintain efficient engine operation. The best way to prevent an oxygen sensor failure is to follow a regular service schedule, including routine oil changes.
Unlike the past nine years of the annual CarMD report, costly catalytic converter replacement edged out O2 sensor replacement as the most common check engine light repair. Catalytic converters do not typically fail unless maintenance and other repairs are ignored or the vehicle is older. Average vehicle age has increased from 10.6 years to 11.7 years over the past decade, contributing to this outcome.
“It is important that car owners check the reason for an illuminated check engine light without delay and make necessary maintenance to avoid more costly repairs, like catalytic converter replacement, down the road,” said White. “If you find your vehicle needs service, call your trusted local repair shop as automotive repair is considered an essential service.”
The Car Care Council’s popular Car Care Guide features helpful information about the check engine light. Available in English and Spanish, a free printed copy of the 80-page Car Care Guide can be ordered by visiting www.carcare.org/car-care-guide.
The non-profit Car Care Council is the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For the latest car care news, visit the council’s online media room at http://media.carcare.org. To order a free copy of the popular Car Care Guide, visit the council’s consumer education website at www.carcare.org.
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