A Nexus of Anniversaries

 

33 Dimensions Newsletter
July 13, 2012

NexusToday I celebrate a couple of anniversaries that are from different parts of my life, yet are strangely related. First, it was on this day 20 years ago that I quit smoking once and forever. It is an accomplishment that I am still very proud of, as I explain in greater detail in today’s blog at my personal website.

It is also a wedding anniversary of sorts for my wife Karyn and I. Now those of you who know us best may be confused right now, as you know our actually anniversary is in December. But we were married on a Friday the 13th (in December 1996) and have celebrated every Friday the 13th since as a quasi-anniversary and a nod to our bold decision to defy all convention and superstition (not only was it Friday the 13th, but we got married in Las Vegas). The irony here is that this second anniversary would not exist without the first, as Karyn (who I affectionately call an anti-smoking Nazi) has made it clear that it is highly unlikely we would have gotten together in the first place had I still been a smoker.

The bottom line is, in either of these case there was no guarantee of success. Still, I haven’t smoked in 20 years and will live out my days as a non-smoker, while Karyn and I have now spent 187 glorious months together and our bond is stronger than ever.

I guess there’s something to be said for making good choices.

Ric Albano
Creative Director
33 Dimensions LLC


Latest News

Business has been booming at 33 Dimensions as many new and exciting opportunities have been coming our way each week. This is due, in no small part, to some new affiliations with other fine businesses like Strella Social Media. An expert in all the latest methods of social marketing, Rachel Strella and her crew provide top notch service for businesses and deliver measurable results.

Olmsted Regional SoccerWe’re happy to welcome aboard a couple of new clients for whom we will be building websites for this summer. Olmsted Regional Soccer Association has been serving the communities of Highspire, Lower Swatara, Middletown, and Royalton since 1978 by providing kids an opportunity to be active through the game of soccer. The club started with 3 teams that first season and had grown to 26 teams with 316 children in 2011. The new site, OlmstedSoccer.org will be launched in mid-August in time for the Fall season.

 
Yoga 4 Healthful LivingWe’d also like to welcome Yoga 4 Healthful Living, whose mission is to offer a safe and supportive atmosphere for group classes, private sessions, and workshops. They do this for customers in the Harrisburg area by teaching the healing potential of yoga in a way that is appropriate to the age, condition, and life of the student. 33 Dimensions will be launching the site Yoga4HealthfulLiving.com in September.


Client News

Sound Off for VetsVideos of performances from the 2012 Sound Off for Vets benefit show have been posted at the site. The high-def videos were captured by Tim Dyer of DyersWorld.com, who donated his talents to the event, and feature performances by Shift Seven, Michael Anthony Smith and the Dirty Thieving Gypsies, Chris Nelson, and Rhyne McCormick.

 
Harrisburg Suburban LeagueThe Harrisburg Suburban Little League recently wrapped up another successful regular season of competitive and instructive baseball with the Lower Swatara team taking the top division championship for 2012. We’re happy to have provided website support for HSLL for 4 years now and would like to congratulate to all involved on another great season.

 
Classic Rock ReviewAfter naming Neil Young’s Harvest Moon as album of the year for 1992, Classic Rock Review began its look at the classic year of 1967 with a 2400-word double review of The Doors’ first two albums, The Doors and Strange Days. The site will continue publishing album reviews from 1967 through the summer.

 
Big Blue BullfrogEditor-in-Chief J.D. Cook attended Coldplay’s concert in Philadelphia last week with his little brother, and decided to do a three part profile on the band at Big Blue Bullfrog. Along with a review of the show, this included a history and discography and a look at Coldplay’s latest album Mylo Xyloto.

We strive for the growth and success of all our customers!

 
33 Dimensions
P.O. Box 126
Highspire, PA 17034
info@33dimensions.com

 


Thanksgiving 2011

 

33 Dimensions Newsletter
November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving 2011Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! We have so much to be thankful for this year, not the least of which being the privilege to run a creative, great, and rewarding business full time. Our Wounded Warrior Project event on Veteran’s Day was a great success thanks to the time and dedication of so many people including the musicians, volunteers, and participants who donated to this great cause with much time, effort, and resources.

Speaking of musicians, my wife and I caught a great show in Wilkes-Barre last night. It was a special unplugged “storytellers” show, performed at an old cathedral, featuring The Badlees and we sat in the third “pew” from the front and enjoyed these incredible talents for less than the cost of the normal ticket surcharge of a mainstream concert performer. Local music rocks!

But most of all, I am thankful for my friends and family. My wife, who is constantly there helping with all these initiatives, my twin sons who just turned 14 earlier this month, my eldest son, who recently established a chapter on his campus of the “Super Men’s Group”, which fights against the abuse of women, and a special shout out to my father, who celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday.

Thank you all for supporting us this past year and have a great Thanksgiving!

Ric Albano
President and CEO
33 Dimensions LLC


Black Friday Special

33 Dimensions can’t miss out the fun of “Black Friday” so we will be offering special discounts on personal websites. We don’t advertise much of the personal websites we’ve developed because they are, well, personal. However, we have developed a variety of sites ranging from family history sites to personal tribute sites to fantasy football sites to exclusive sites for groups and organizations.

Many people are surprised at how quickly developed and cost-efficient these sites can be. Act now and we can get something up and running by Christmas, which would make a very unique and special gift for someone.


Client News

 
Classic Rock ReviewClassic Rock Review Classic Rock Review has been rolling along, with over 60 album reviews already this year. Right now, through the end of 2011, the site is examining albums from 1976 with a review of Presence by Led Zeppelin being published later today. Also, the site has expanded to add special features, yesterday looking at blues legend Robert Johnson, who recorded the first of his legendary tracks 75 years ago on November 23, 1936 (the same day my father was born).

 
Modern Rock ReviewThe Latest Modern Rock Review features were reviews of our Wounded Warrior Benefit and the album Conversation (in) Pieces by Autohypnosis. In early December, the site will publish an in-depth profile on Lenny Kucinski before going through a major site upgrade for 2012.

Big Blue BullfrogBig Blue Bullfrog continues to expand with new features such as the New York Giants Blog by J.D. Cook and The Soul of the Nation by Sinclair Soul. The site has also welcomed several new writers to the shop, offering an ever-expanding diversity of thought to the “thinking man’s blog”.

 
As mentioned above, The Badlees played a special show last night in Wilkes-Barre. The band also has many special plans for 2012, including two new albums – a “Best of” collection and a whole new album of original material – plus a DVD documentary of the band as well as a major motion picture featuring their music.

 
33 Dimensions
P.O. Box 126
Highspire, PA 17034
info@33dimensions.com

 


Sound Off 4 Veteran’s Day

 

33 Dimensions Newsletter
October 20, 2011

Sound Off for Veteran's DayIn just three weeks, on Veteran’s Day (11/11/11), we will be holding a special event which will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The event is called Sound Off for Veteran’s Day and it will take place at Champion’s Sports Bar in Highspire, PA. It will feature great live entertainment as well as a dinner buffet and raffle for ticket holders.

There are several ways which you can participate in or donate to this benefit:

  1. Purchase a Ticket. This is the absolute best way to show your support. Tickets for the benefit are $20 per person (21 and over) and are necessary for access to the early portion of the show, starting at 5:00pm. Live entertainment will be provided by a diverse range of acoustic music. A complimentary buffet and soft drinks will be included from 5:00 until 8:00pm. Ticket holders will also receive 10 free raffle coupons and additional coupons will be on sale (3 for $5). If you arrive at this time with an authorized clothing item for the YWCA Homeless Vets Clothing Drive, you will get an extra 3 raffle coupons (13 total). At 8:00 we will raffle off the many valuable donated items. Ticket holders will also be invited to stay for the later concert portion of the benefit at no additional cost.
  2. Stop by Champions and Enjoy the Show. The latter portion of the benefit is open to the public after 9:00pm for a $5 cover charge. If you arrive at this time with an authorized clothing item for the YWCA Homeless Vets Clothing Drive, the $5 cover charge will be waved and you will get in for free.
  3. Make an Online Donation. Simply click on the black “Make a Donation” box on the top right of this page and you can donate in honor of a veteran you know and love.
  4. Donate an Item. If you have an item of value which you’d like to donate for our raffle, please contact Chris Nelson via email nelsoncl36@hotmail.com in the very near future. Your donation may be tax deductible.
  5. Spread the Word!. If you think this is a worthwhile and valuable cause, please help out by telling everyone you know. We don’t have a tremendous advertising budget, so word-of-mouth is the most effective way to let people know what we are doing.

Please check out this website vets.cygnuswave.com for more information. Tickets can be purchase at the site until October 25th, or email ric@33dimensions.com within the next week or so.

Ric Albano
President and CEO
33 Dimensions LLC


Client News

Big Blue BullfrogWe are proud to announce that BigBlueBullfrog.com received national press credentials for New York City Comic Con, which took place last weekend in “Gotham City”. This included access to the authors, creators, artists, and celebrities during a press-only session last Thursday, October 13th. The site continues to rapidly grow and more expansion is planned in the very near future.

 
True Fear ProductionsThe seasonal Halloween attraction, Carnival of Souls is up an running and going strong each weekend (Fri-Sat-Sun) until Halloween with a special Monday night session. The attraction is custom built, with all original props, characters, and storyline and is open to thrill seekers of all ages.

 
Classic Rock ReviewAs Classic Rock Review gets close to wrapping up its 45th anniversary look at the albums of 1966, it has started to incorporate music videos into several reviews, for a richer user experience. Beyond the regular album reviews, the site will soon begin to have “special features” which will touch on important aspects and events of Rock and Roll.

 
Modern Rock ReviewModern Rock Review recently celebrated its first birthday on October 10th and many plans are being pursued for a site upgrade in 2012 are currently being discussed. The site will continue offering in-depth profiles through the rest of 2011.

 
33 Dimensions
P.O. Box 126
Highspire, PA 17034
info@33dimensions.com

 


The Autumn Equinox

 

33 Dimensions Newsletter
September 23, 2011

Autumn EquinoxI originally intended to publish this newsletter two weeks ago as the “NFL Kickoff Edition”. But then much of Pennsylvania was hit by a natural disaster and my friends and neighbors were hit by devastating flooding which affected the lives of thousands of people in northern and central Pennsylvania. So in the big picture, games like NFL Football seemed minor compared to the everyday lives and livelihoods which were turned upside down overnight.

33 Dimensions prides ourselves on being champions of local small businesses, artists, and entrepreneurs, which we believe will be the true engine that brings backs the American economy. We also understand that, in a natural disaster such as this, these small businesses are the ones that take the hardest hits, which may be more easily absorbed by larger companies. So today as the sun crosses the equator, heading south for the winter, we ask you to support local businesses whenever possible. You may be pleasantly surprised by the superior products and services that your neighbors have to offer. Finally, we ask that you keep these flood victims in your thoughts and prayers. If you’d care to make a financial donation you can contribute to the United Way fund listed below or to many other fine organizations which are dedicated to helping the flood victims.

Ric Albano
President and CEO
33 Dimensions LLC

To contribute to this fund, send a check made payable to Capital Region Flood Recovery Fund to:

United Way of the Capital Region
2235 Millennium Way
Enola, PA 17025

To make a donation online, visit uwcr.org.


33 Dimensions Services

For a limited time in 2011, we are offering extra special deals for small businesses and individuals in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. It is our small way of helping our neighbors rebuild and get back on their feet. Of course, our service, quality, and dedication to your custom needs will remain at 100% throughout all phases of your project. For more info, please check out our Services page.

33 Dimensions is also extending many of the Summer deals into Autumn and offering consulting services where a representative will sit down and personally answer any and all your questions about establishing a web presence. Here we’ll give you an honest analysis of what your business or organization needs, even if it is a service or specialty that 33 Dimensions does not offer. Please call (717) 829-4221 for more details.


Client News

Big Blue BullfrogThe extensive redesign of BigBlueBullfrog.com is complete! Along with all the great articles, reviews, and works from the past, the sight now features regular articles including the observations and rants of The Cultural Communist, the weekly NFL football analysis of Tuesday Morning Tailback, and a brand new political column which debuted today called The Soul of the Nation. Big Blue Bullfrog also recently launched its Twitter Feed.

 
True Fear ProductionsThe seasonal Halloween attraction, Carnival of Souls opens in just one week on Friday, September 30th in Mountaintop, PA. The attraction is custom built, with all original props, characters, and storyline and is open to thrill seekers of all ages.

 
Sound Off for Veteran's DaySound Off for Veteran’s Day will take place on Friday, November 11th at Champions Sports Bar in Highspire, PA. This benefit concert will feature excellent live entertainment through the afternoon and evening with all proceed benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. Tickets will be on sale within the coming weeks and will include a dinner buffet and a chance to win some great prizes. For more info, check out the event’s website.

Susquehanna EntertainmentThe Perfect 5th Musical Arts Center will be celebrating its grand opening this weekend with two big events. On Saturday (09/24), The Perfect 5th welcomes the public to their facility for an open house. Then on Sunday (09/25), the school is sponsoring a master class by internationally renowned guitarist Steve Vai at the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg.

 
Cygnus WaveA special sneak peak at the brand new design is now online at CygnusWave.com. The sight will ultimately showcase all the music in its ever-growing library with lyrics and facts about each song. The website is still being built, but at the moment all selections from Imaginary Lines 33.

 
Modern Rock ReviewAs Modern Rock Review approaches its first birthday on October 10th, many plans for a site upgrade in 2012 are currently being discussed. The site will continue offering in-depth profiles through the rest of 2011, including a huge feature on Lenny Kucinski in November. Unfortunately, the planned October feature on Darcie Miner has been postponed because Darcie was one the victims of the Pennsylvania flooding.

 
Classic Rock ReviewClassic Rock Review continues its 45th anniversary look at the albums of 1966 with recent reviews of albums by The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and Simon & Garfunkel. Beyond the regular album reviews, the site will also begin having special features starting in October.

 
The Badlees have scheduled a few upcoming shows including Friday, October 21st at the Jim Thorpe Opera House in Jim Thorpe, Pa. Their song of the month for September is “Drive Back Home” from their most recent album Love Is Rain.

 
33 Dimensions
P.O. Box 126
Highspire, PA 17034
info@33dimensions.com

 


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