Sprouts Farmers Market ready to bloom with first Jacksonville store

Sprouts Farmers Market is ready to bloom in Jacksonville — opening the first of two stores next month in the Markets at Town Center.The natural and organic food grocery store opens at 7 a.m. July 10 at 4873 Town Center Parkway at Gate Parkway. The 30,000-square-foot store is in the the former Best Buy location.The first 200 customers in line that day will receive a 20 percent off coupon on purchases during the grand opening, according to the Phoenix, Ariz.-based grocery […]

Over 16 tons of cocaine intercepted at Philadelphia port

U.S. authorities seized more than $1 billion worth of cocaine Tuesday from a ship at a Philadelphia port, calling it one of the largest drug busts in American history.The U.S. attorney’s office in Philadelphia announced the massive bust on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, saying law enforcement agents seized about 16.5 tons (15 metric tons) of cocaine from a large ship at the Packer Marine Terminal. Members of the crew were arrested and face federal charges.The drug seizure is the […]

How to Pick a Good 35mm Film Camera

I have a theory about buying used photo equipment. Buy a camera that wasn’t owned by a professional photographer, but buy a lens that was owned by a professional.

Here’s my reasoning. Cameras wear out eventually, and they have a finite lifespan, greatly influenced by the number of times the shutter is fired. Cameras owned by professionals tend to have a lot of shutter actuations, or firings, thus reducing the camera’s life. Lenses, on the other hand, if cared for (like most professionals I know do) will last a very long time.

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