Happy Thanksgiving!

thanksgiving-1Friends and Neighbors,

As we quickly approach the end of 2016 and the holiday season, it is important for us to slow down a bit and give thanks. All of us at Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply have had an amazing year thanks to some fabulous community support and our wonderful customers. Thank you to all of you who have supported our employee owned stores for the last 110 years, we would not be here without you all!

As I see people wearing our sweatshirts around town or receive a welcome letter about the service we provide, I am so grateful to be a part of such a wonderful community that cares about our stores. For those that share our passion for building the places we all call home, thank you for allowing us to be a part of yours! On behalf of all the employee owners at Angeles Millwork and Hartnagels, may your harvest be bountiful and your Thanksgiving filled with joy.

Warm Regards,

Kelly Fox and all the employee owners at Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply.

2017 Calendar Photography Contest

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We are excited to announce our 3rd annual Calendar Photography Contest. 

THIS YEAR’S THEME IS: An Image that Makes You Smile.

Deadline is September 15th.

Calender Cover by Timothy Owens of a Blue Heron in the Water

2016 Calendar Cover – Timothy Owens

Thank you to everyone who submitted so many amazing photos last year.  The selection process is always difficult because of so many stunning entries.

Now it is time to submit your gorgeous photos for the 2017 calendar.

SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO(S) at the bottom of the post.

Here are the guidelines and details:

  • Photos must be taken by you.
  • Photos must be taken within the highlighted area of the map to the right.
  • MapPhotos must be JPEGs.
  • Photos must be 300dpi  Lower resolution photos will not be considered. So make sure your camera settings are correct.
  • Please pick your best photos.  Multiples of the same shot will not be considered.
  • There is a 5 image submission limit per photographer.  So send us your very best!

The subject matter is wide open.  It could be in color, it could be in black and white. Subjects could range from the wild flowers in your yard, a bird on the shore, a lake on your favorite hike, a parade, the sunset, ect.

But it must make you smile. 🙂

We’ll choose 24 photos to use in the calendar and one amazing photo for the cover. If your photo is chosen for the cover, you’ll receive a $200 gift card to one of our stores!  A small reception will be held in honor of all the submitting photographers and all photographers chosen for the calendar will receive 5 calendars each.

Throughout the submission period and until the 2017 Calendar’s unveiling, we will be picking out photos that just didn’t quite make the cut and posting them on Facebook and Instagram. Only sharing 24 photos in a calendar doesn’t do justice to the large amount of beautiful photographs we get to see each year.

When calendars are released, all submitting photographers will be notified. Calendars will be available free to the public at both Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply.

New to photography?  No problem!

We want everyone to be able to enter. Check out the links below for a bit of photography help.  Also be sure and follow our blog, Facebook and Instagram @angeles_millwork throughout the submission period for more photography help and to see some of the great photos that were submitted but were not chosen for the calendar.

Here’s some tips!
The Top 5 Photography Tips For Absolute Beginners

Here’s more links on photography subjects.
Photography Tips for Beginners

Free Photo Editor!  Just click below, download a picture, edit as you wish, save and Viola!
Fotor Photo Editor

PHOTO RELEASE
By submitting your photo(s) to Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply’s 2017 Calendar Photo Contest, you grant Angeles Millwork and Hartnagel permission to reproduce, distribute, and publish your name and photographs in our calendar and promotional materials. You retain all other rights to your photography.

Entries should include:

  • Name of person who took the photo (REQUIRED)
  • Phone number (REQUIRED for internal use only)
  • Email address (REQUIRED for internal use only)
  • Brief description and location of the photo (REQUIRED)
  • Instagram address (OPTIONAL)
  • Facebook address (OPTIONAL)

Your phone number and email address are for internal use only and will NOT be published in the calendar or used for solicitation.

Hurry our deadline is September 15.

Use the form below to submit your entry in our 2017 Calendar Photo Contest and Good Luck!

Name of person who took the photo (required)

Your phone number (for internal use only, but required)

Email (required) (for internal use, you will NOT be added to any mailing list)

Facebook Name

Instagram address

Your photo file(s) (must be JPEG format):

Photo #1

Title, short description and location of photo #1

Photo #2

Title, short description and location of photo #2

Photo #3

Title, short description and location of photo #3

Photo #4

Title, short description and location of photo #4

Photo #5

Title, short description and location of photo #4

The Log Driver’s Waltz

When the first sawmills were established, they were usually small water powered facilities located near the source of timber. Later, larger circular sawmills were developed in the lower reaches of a river, with the logs floated down to them by log drivers.  In the smaller, wilder stretches of a river, rafts couldn’t get through, so masses of individual logs were driven down the river like huge herds of cattle.

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From The National Film Board of Canada, this lighthearted, animated short is based on the song “The Log Driver’s Waltz” by Wade Hemsworth. Kate and Anna McGarrigle sing along to the tale of a young girl who loves to dance and chooses to marry a log driver over his more well-to-do competitor. Driving logs down the river has made the young man the best dancing partner to be found.