How Koka Kids is keeping children active during lockdown

Certificate for 2500 Uchikomi

Uchikomi Challenge Certificate

Uchikomi Challenge by Koka Kids Judo

Keeping Kids Active in Lockdown with Uchikomi

Koka Kids is keeping children active during lockdown with a difficult judo challenge that is proving popular with judoka all over the world.

LONDON, ENGLAND, March 8, 2021 / — Koka Kids is a UK company that is keeping children active during lockdown with a difficult judo challenge that is proving popular with judoka all over the world.

Right now, many Judoka can not attend their dojo to train because of the lockdown restrictions but that does not mean they can not keep fit at home.

Olympic judo medallist, Nik Fairbrother (Koka Kids director) has created an Uchikomi Challenge – with five different levels for the kids to achieve.

What is an Uchi-Komi?
Uchikomi is the name given to a repetition of a judo throw but only up until the point of unbalance – so without the actual throw. It is common drill used by judoka to train footwork and movement patterns.

“It is possible for kids to do uchikomi at home using rubber resistance bands or as shadow training” says Fairbrother who won the lightweight judo world title in 1993 and has herself completed well over 100,000 uchikomi over the years.

“A number of judoka have already achieved the top level,” says Fairbrother, “which is a huge achievement, especially as many of these kids will be doing this under their own steam without a coach to encourage them.”

How to take part in the Challenge?
It is free to take part in the Uchikomi Challenge and children can use any judo throws they like.

How to do judo throws?

To help the younger judoka remember the names of the judo throws there is an online resource at the Koka Kids website with animations of each technique.

For example here is a tutorial on how to do Osoto-Gari.

Free Certificates for Participants

As the children achieve a level they can download a free certificate to print and keep.

Can you complete the Uchi-Komi Challenge?

Level 1: 100 Uchi-Komi
An easy one to get your started. Do 100 repetitions of any judo throw you like but make sure you do an equal amount to the right and to the left. You must complete this level before going onto to the next level.

Level 2: 250 Uchi-Komi
Start counting again from zero. To earn this next certificate complete 250 Judo Uchi-Komi. Focus on your footwork during this level.

Level 3: 500 Uchi-Komi
Again start off from zero. Can you do 500 Uchi-Komi and claim this certificate? Use a variety of different judo throws like Osoto-Gari, Tai-Otoshi and Ippon Seoi-Nage.

Level 4: 1000 Uchi-Komi
Now, we are getting into the serious numbers! Can you do one thousand uchi-komi starting from zero? You don’t need to do them all in one go. When you stop mark down the number you were at and continue next time you pick up your bands.

Level 5: 2500 Uchi-Komi
So, now onto the big one, we are looking for a massive 2500 Uchi-Komi from you. Are you up to the challenge? Focus on speed while maintaining good posture and technique.

Nik Fairbrother
Koka Kids
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Bossy Cosmetics Launches the “Power Woman Essentials” Clean Beauty Collection

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Full Power Woman Essentials Collection from Bossy Cosmetics

Full Power Woman Essentials Collection from Bossy Cosmetics

Celebrating our 2nd birthday as an innovative beauty brand for ambitious women by going LUXE

I’m proud of this collection as it was birthed in a difficult time and forged to reflect the resilience of women. It personifies the key attributes ambitious women hold dear. It’s a love letter.”

— Aishetu Fatima Dozie

PALO ALTO, CA, USA, March 8, 2021 / — Following its successful debut on The View on ABC, Bossy Cosmetics announces the launch of the full suite of products within the Power Woman Essentials vegan and cruelty-free collection, an affordable luxe cosmetics range that comprises:

• 9-color eyeshadow palette named “Style, Meet Substance”
• 6-color bullet lipsticks named “Ambitious, Inspiring, Confident, Focused, Unstoppable, and Fierce”
• 5- color liquid lipsticks named “Courage, Faith, Hustle, Bravery, and Wisdom”

“I’m particularly proud of this collection because it was birthed through a truly difficult time in the world and forged to reflect the strength, resilience, and grit of our “bossy” customers. We designed it to personify all of the essential attributes that we know every ambitious woman holds dear. It’s a love letter to her,” says Aishetu Fatima Dozie, founder and Chief Executive Officer at Bossy Cosmetics.

“Working with a highly experienced team of designers, formulators, and manufacturers from France, Italy, Germany, China, and the United States, this dream collection came to be, and we are so excited to finally share it with the world.”

Features and benefits of each of the component items include.

Style, Meet Substance Eyeshadow Palette:
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The collection, available immediately, is priced between $20 – $25 per item. For more information, kindly visit

About Bossy Cosmetics: Bossy Cosmetics, a certified Leaping Bunny, woman-owned, and minority-owned company, exists to ignite confidence in ambitious women through high-quality cosmetics, topical content, and essential services. We empower our customers to look, feel, and do good in the world. Since our launch on International Women’s Day in 2019, we have been featured in InStyle, W, Essence, Marie Claire, Forbes, Fashionista, Refinery 29, The Zoe Report and several other beauty magazines. Our founder, Aishetu, openly speaks on issues of women leveling up in their careers and has been featured on NPR’s How I Built Resilience podcast with Guy Raz, Bloomberg Quicktake, BET Her TV, Vistaprint’s Small Business Stories podcast, amongst others.

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Before Buying a Diamond Online: Helpful Tips You Should Know

Most couples want to design their own diamond ring, but the industry stalwarts offer preset diamond rings. Love Rocks NY just came up with a solution.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 7, 2021 / — Every love story is unique. The engagement ring is a perfect expression of love and commitment. How would you feel if you have an exquisite ring that expresses your exclusive love? It's a special moment when you pop the question to your partner. How would you feel to make that precious moment unforgettably brilliant? How would you feel if this exclusively crafted engagement ring is delivered right to your doorstep?

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Diamonds found on the riverbed and inside mines are the purest stones. Diamonds undergo various processes after extraction. Even ethically extracted diamonds are at the risk of adulteration at later stages. A consumer should be aware of this before buying diamonds.

Every diamond engagement ring comes with a grading certificate issued by a reputed organization like Gemological Institute of America (GIA). The certificate enlists all the details about the stone. However, the easiest way to examine an engagement ring's purity is through the 4Cs- Clarity, cut, carat, and color.

The best online diamond stores like Love Rocks NY are GIA certified. They'll share all relevant documents outlining the 4Cs on the purchase of diamond engagement rings. However, the cut is the most important C. With a well-cut diamond, the color and clarity imperfections will be less noticeable. Even a less carat well-cut diamond shines brighter higher carat poorly cut diamond.

Most consumers are more concerned about the center diamond than any other aspect of the ring. Yes, the center diamond is important, but the ring style is equally important. The ring style should match your style and personality. It makes a huge difference.

Most reputed diamond retailers with elegant physical stores don't allow their customers to customize the engagement ring. We are one of the best online diamond stores that offer you customized engagement rings with ethically sourced GIA-certified diamonds.

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The process is extremely easy. You need to visit the "design your own ring" page. Choose the shape, head prong, band, and ring metal. Mention the ring size. You can even include a message with your choice of font.

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Love Rocks NY is very serious about its social responsibility starting from natural diamonds' ethical sourcing to partnering with OLPC.

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World-Traveler Richard Bernard Launches New Life Coaching Business

Richard Bernard

Tony Robbins Inspired Life Coach Now Accepting New Clients

What I learned from Richard Bernard in communication was extremely powerful.”

— Angela Raskin

MALIBU, CA, UNITED STATES, March 7, 2021 / — Richard Bernard: Life Coach

A warm, familiar face to all who know him, Richard Bernard’s first appearance on television was on Channel 5 TV in the San Francisco area. The world traveler has often been cited in the media. With his caring and healing spirit, Richard Bernard is pleased to now begin his journey as a life coach in Los Angeles.

The Meaning of Life

Disappearing from Southern California for a number of years, Richard Bernard set sail on the seas, traveling around the world to gather more philosophical wisdom, mentorship in the healing arts field, and training in other natural healing methodologies from around the world, as well as to evolve spiritually. He later returned back full circle to Hollywood, with greater mastery, new-found wisdom, and his realization of the purpose of life; in his words, “To receive love and to give love to others.”

Philosophy of Caring

Richard Bernard states that his goal is to “Help people that arrive to me with the best of my ability and educate people to live a better life in all aspects.”

The following is an exclusive interview with the life coach for The Hollywood Sentinel:

Hollywood Sentinel: For those that don’t know about you, tell us who you are what do you do?

Richard Bernard: I am a Life Coach. Many people tell me that I have a very calming influence and that I really listen to their concerns. I help people by allowing them to communicate their concerns and then gently helping them find a path by which they can improve their lives. Throughout the years I have traveled and studied extensively, motivated by my desire to help people.

Hollywood Sentinel: Nice. What was your childhood like?

Richard Bernard: While growing up in Hartford, Connecticut, in a lovely setting near a dairy farm, some of my most precious memories include a beautiful pond nearby that would freeze over in the winter months. My family and friends would all go ice skating. Across from the family home was a large corn field where I would fly kites. I had my first spiritual experiences flying those kites while laying on my back, looking up at the clouds, contemplating life. My French / Italian family was close, and we enjoyed incredible food!

Hollywood Sentinel: You mentioned before that you hitchhiked across Africa. When and why did you do this?

Richard Bernard: In 1973 I was considering being an exchange student in Spain at the University of Granada until I met some world travelers from Morocco. They said, “You're so close to Morocco that we should just go there!” I wanted to experience various religious cultures, so I accepted a ride from two guys to go through the Sahara Dessert to a remote fishing village in Ghana and continued my travel through the Congo to the game reserves of Tanzania. As we crossed the desert, Ramadan was occurring in the desert oasis which brought many people from around the world to celebrate! Hitchhiking was practical, as the journey across Africa was costly and had issues of robbery. I learned the art of persistence. At one point I waited eleven days for a ride out of a desert oasis during which only three or four cars passed daily. Persistence is the key to life!

Hollywood Sentinel: You have mentioned Buddhism before. What did you learn from Buddhism and how do you apply this to your work?

Richard Bernard: Tibetan Buddhism was my first meaningful spiritual practice, and I was so fortunate to study with Lama Yeshe who was the immediate junior to the Dali Lama! He was on my path as a significant spiritual mentor. That study combined with learning experiences from other Tibetan Monks provided me continual moving toward enlightenment and maintaining a state of serenity. From that I realized each life experience is part of that journey. While in India for a year I lived with a blind Sitar Master while he trained me on his instrument. I find music soothing to the soul, and I suggest various forms of music to help people reach a state of serenity. Although I am not a Buddhist, I do very much admire the practices and try to inspire people on any topic with conversation and attentive listening.

Hollywood Sentinel: When did you start coaching? Why?

Richard Bernard: I began coaching people on their concerns as a professional in 1980. I have always been interested in people and available to help as a coach / mentor throughout my professional life.

Hollywood Sentinel: What makes you different from the other life coaches out there?

Richard Bernard: I have forty years of experience in the healing-arts, and I have helped people with life issues throughout that time. I help people by listening intently and observing the actual situation. My philosophy is that people can be helped. I am a calming influence. My approach to coaching is to meet with people in a safe, conversational setting and interview to see what help is needed. The topics troublesome to the client surface in session, as they should. Skill and understanding are key to helping others. A primary skill is listening without judgment. I trained with Tony Robbins for his online training program and continue to do so. I did the “Come Back Challenge,” the “New World, New You Challenge,” and I am scheduled to do the “Unleash The Power Within” event this year. I learned to persist and rediscover the reasons for someone's problems, and to maintain communication in order to resolve them.

Hollywood Sentinel: What areas do you coach people in?

Richard Bernard: I primarily coach in relationships issues, but also in other issues that are problematic for the client. I move people toward calm within the storm!

Contact Richard at: Tel: 323-906-8944

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Brady collection of high-condition antique mechanical banks commands $2M at Morphy’s Feb. 27 auction

J. & E. Stevens Shoot the Chute bank. Top lot of the sale at $156,000

Kyser & Rex Mikado bank, rare blue-base version. Sold for $81,000

Saalheimer & Strauss (Germany) Mickey Mouse Type 4 tin mechanical bank made for English-language markets. Sold for $31,200

Kyser & Rex Chimpanzee bank. Sold for $63,000

J. & E. Stevens Boy Robbing Bird’s Nest bank. Sold for $33,600

Extraordinarily rare ‘Shoot the Chute’ bank soars to $156,000; European tin banks unexpectedly power their way into the top 10

The Brady name carries great weight amongst bank collectors, and bidders responded exactly as we had hoped they would.”

— Dan Morphy, Founder and President of Morphy Auctions

DENVER, PENNSYLVANIA, USA, March 5, 2021 / — The revered Bob and Judy Brady collection of antique mechanical banks attracted worldwide bidding and strong prices at Morphy’s live gallery auction held February 27 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The premier collection built over a 40-year period featured some of the most elusive, beautifully preserved banks known to exist. In total, the 184 banks realized $2 million, inclusive of 20% buyer’s premium.

The top seller, a J & E Stevens “Shoot the Chute” bank featuring beloved early comic strip characters Buster Brown and his dog Tige, swept past its $80,000-$120,000 estimate to land at $156,000. “That bank offered everything a mechanical bank collector could possibly want,” said Dan Morphy, president of Morphy Auctions and a bank authority in his own right. “It’s in near-mint-plus condition, has its very rare original wood factory box, and came with provenance from the late Donal Markey, who was one of the most condition-focused collectors the hobby has ever known.” The bank is also the very example depicted in Morphy’s landmark 2007 reference book The Official Price Guide to Mechanical Banks.

A classic mechanical bank, Kyser & Rex’s “Mikado” has the type of complex action bank enthusiasts find irresistible. An illusionist stands behind an ornately decorated table and makes a coin appear then disappear under a hat, only to reappear under a second hat, like a shell game. The Bradys’ rare blue-base version in near-mint condition attracted 13 bids before settling within estimate at $81,000.

Another outstanding Kyser & Rex production, a “Chimpanzee” bank depicts a stern-faced chimp “banker” seated before an open ledger. When a coin is deposited, the figure lowers his arm and head as though entering the deposit into the book, while a bell rings to acknowledge receipt. Formerly in the Stephen and Marilyn Steckbeck collection and one of the finest examples known, it sold above estimate for $63,000.

Other cast-iron mechanicals finishing in the top 10 included three J & E Stevens banks: an extremely rare white-uniform version of J & E Stevens’ “Darktown Battery,” $38,400; an exquisite “Boy Robbing Bird’s Nest,” $33,600; and a near-mint-plus “Panorama,” $27,600. They were joined by one of Bob Brady’s personal favorites, a “Mason” bank manufactured by Shepard Hardware Co., of Buffalo, New York. In near-mint-plus condition with its original printed wood box and provenance from the Donal Markey collection, it sold within estimate for $32,400.

Saalheimer & Strauss (Germany) tin banks made in the 1920s/’30s for English-language markets finished in surprisingly rich territory, perhaps signaling a new trend to watch. An example of the company’s amusing Mickey Mouse Type 4 “Smile Please!” bank, which depicts the famous cartoon rodent playing a concertina on its front and assuming the role of a photographer on its reverse, rose to $31,200 against an estimate of $15,000-$20,000. The manufacturer’s unmistakable artistry could also be seen on the Bradys’ colorful tin Tiger bank, which operates similarly to the Mickey bank, with a lever-activated tongue jutting out to accept a coin. Estimated at $6,000-$10,000, the “whiskered” feline with a piercing gaze leaped to a winning bid of $18,600.

A private preview event was held on the Friday evening before the February 27 auction, allowing Bob and Judy Brady and approximately 15 invited bank collectors to admire and inspect the bank collection one last time before its sale. Auction participation was enthusiastic, with bids coming in over the phones, across multiple Internet platforms and in person at the gallery, with adherence to COVID guidelines.

“Each bank opened at half its low estimate, with no reserve. Some might have viewed this as a courageous move, but the banks were of very high quality and in superior condition from many years of careful upgrading. The Brady name carries great weight amongst bank collectors, and bidders responded exactly as we had hoped they would,” Dan Morphy said.

To discuss consigning to a future Morphy Auctions sale, call 877-968-8880 or email All enquiries will be kept in strictest confidence. Visit Morphy Auctions online at

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Toy trains do so well in Weiss Auctions' February 24 online sale, the firm plans to hold eight more just like it in 2021

American Flyer S gauge smoke-in-tender Northern 332 steam locomotive, 1946 or 1947, with a bronze brake tank and a unique tender chassis ($5,400).

Exceedingly scarce and huge American Flyer dealer poster – 95 inches by 42 inches and made circa 1955 – chromolithographed on two pieces of paper, then factory attached ($5,100).

LN boxed 6500 Beechcraft Bonanza – the hardest of all the airplane flats to find – including the unnumbered flat with white-over-red variation plane, all original, with nice picture box ($1,620).

Clean, two-color 1913 Lionel consumer catalog showing some great Lionel pieces including trolleys, six with knobby 190 cars, 6-wheel 33 with ribbed cars ($1,500).

Boxed Lionel 6357-50 Father & Son caboose, one of the harder cabooses to find (and the accompanying box even scarcer), produced only in 1960 for the Father & Son set ($1,650).

The auction featured the S gauge collection of Frank Pisani, plus more of the Neil Padron estate, with its American Flyer S accessories and post-war rarities.

We’re getting in huge collections and want to promote a category that’s hot right now. We’re always looking for new consignments and I'm confident more great collections will come our way this year.”

— Philip Weiss

LYNBROOK, NY, UNITED STATES, March 5, 2021 / — Weiss Auctions’ first Toy & Train event for 2021, held online-only on February 24th, exceeded all expectations, especially in the exploding toy trains category, as 96 percent of all 500 lots found new owners in a sale that grossed around $200,000. It has inspired Philip Weiss, the owner of Weiss Auctions, to plan up to eight more train sales during this year.

“We’re getting in huge collections and we want to promote a category that’s obviously red hot right now,” Weiss said. “For the February sale, we had nearly 1,500 active bidders between our site (, and We’re always looking for new consignments, and I feel confident more great collections will come our way this year.”

The February auction featured the extensive S gauge collection of Frank Pisani, whose many rare and unusual examples included an exceedingly scarce and huge American Flyer dealer poster – 95 inches by 42 inches and made circa 1955 ($5,100). The poster was chromolithographed on two pieces of paper, then factory attached. The color was bright and it was in like-new condition.

The sale also saw the continuation of the incredible Neil Padron estate, with many high-grade American Flyer S accessories and post-war rarities featuring many unique pieces, prototypes, production samples, errors and separate sale items. Also featured was Padron’s extensive Plasticville O/S collection of an estimated 680 boxed kits and blister cards, all of them different.

That collection was offered as one lot and turned out to the auction’s top achiever, finishing at $8,100. The 680 or so kits were mostly boxed, with several blister and with peg board variations, type face and contents variations. There were kits in the collection that Weiss Auctions had never seen before, and no two were alike. Most boxes were nice and bright; nearly all were Plasticville.

Following are additional highlights from the auction. All prices quoted include the buyer’s premium.

Two other lots topped the $5,000 mark. One was an American Flyer S gauge smoke-in-tender Northern 332 steam locomotive, 1946 or 1947, with a bronze brake tank and a unique tender chassis ($5,400). The other was a nice boxed Lionel 2296W Canadian Pacific set from 1957, including the super 2373 CP F3 AB Diesel, all cars shiny and with original decals ($5,100).

Four other lots managed to reach $3,000 or better – all of them Lionel. They were as follows:

• A boxed Lionel anniversary set 1464W, 1950, including a 2023 UP Alco AA Diesels, 2481 and 2482 coaches; and 2483 Observation. All the cars matched nicely ($4,080).
• A fantastic Lionel black 2332 GG1 boasting a beautiful, unhandled satin patina, and the decals were 100 percent, as were the silver stripes and medium bright lettering ($3,960).
• An LN boxed Lionel 6817 Black Flat & Scraper, including a beautiful Alice Chalmers scraper on an unrun black flat with bands, plus a respectable perf window box ($3,360).
• A super scarce boxed Lionel Sears set 2347 C&O GP7 from 1965, made for Sears set 12885-500, with intact shell, original chassis and a good battery compartment ($3,120).

A hard-to-find American Flyer 24519 S gauge reel car, circa 1958, clean and with both brake-wheels, showing only light playwear, changed hands for $1,680; while an LN boxed 6500 Beechcraft Bonanza – the hardest of all the airplane flats to find – including the unnumbered flat with the white-over-red variation plane, all original and with a nice picture box, made $1,620.

A Lionel 1916 consumer catalog and envelope – the first one Weiss Auctions has ever seen and a nice example – complete with color center spread of the 42-passenger set over a bridge, went for $1,800. Also, a very clean, two-color 1913 Lionel consumer catalog showing some great Lionel pieces including trolleys, six with knobby 190 cars, 6-wheel 33 with ribbed cars, fetched $1,500.

A boxed Lionel 6357-50 Father & Son caboose, one of the harder cabooses to find (and the accompanying box even scarcer), produced only in 1960 for the Father & Son set, garnered $1,650. Also, a boxed Lionel 158 station set, a nice original owner item with a late 136 station and two #156 station platforms, plus wrapping paper, boxes and platform inserts, hit $1,440.

A super clean Lionel 6464-150 MP first panel boxcar having a type IIA body with a saw in the first panel, unrun and with a clean box missing a flap on one side, commanded $1,560; while a near-mint boxed Lionel 6816 flat with a light color dozer having a band and a rare insert on an unrun flat, displaying nicely with just a lightly shopworn perf window box, achieved $990.

An American Flyer 24016 MKT S gauge boxcar from 1958 having a clean satin patina with intact nibs and catwalks, showing some light playwear and missing its brake wheel, still made $870. Also, two variations of American Flyer 378 S gauge station figures – an early pastel example and a later variation, both tied into display boxes and both set boxes nice, rose to $630.

A boxed American Flyer 274 S gauge freight station, the very rare green window version with the black roof, showing only light handling with a nice maroon lettered box, went for $600. Also, an LN boxed American Flyer 162 S gauge Mysto-Magic Factory, a great example, made $576.

Weiss Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, estate or a collection, you may call them at (516) 594-0731; or, you can send an e-mail to Philip Weiss at For more information about Weiss Auctions and the firm’s calendar of upcoming auctions, visit Updates are posted often.

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Chicago Lawn Signs Adds To Its Happy Birthday Yard Sign Greeting Display Rentals In Prep Of Busy 2021 In Local Suburbs

Local Chicago Suburb Area Lawn & Yard Sign Rental Delivery Service Company Adds New Large Designs, Greetings, & Custom Birthdays Signs Because Of Record Orders

CHICAGO SUBURBS, IL, UNITED STATES, March 5, 2021 / — Birthday parties are getting a big upgrade–with an emphasis on big. Large yard signs and lawn signs have become a brand new way of celebrating big events. From birthdays and anniversaries to graduation parties and welcome home celebrations, themed lawn signs have become a new and exciting way of announcing your special occasion to the entire neighborhood. A local rental service company in the Chicago suburbs, called Chicago Lawn Signs, has made a big splash in recent months by offering yard sign card display style rentals and local yard sign delivery. By taking care of the setup delivery and takedown process for customers, Chicago Lawn Signs has made special occasion lawn signs an easy way to upgrade the usual celebration experience with delivery & setup of big lawn displays for birthdays, custom signs, and other special events.

With the website featuring many yard lawn sign selections, examples and real custom pictures, families in the Chicago and near north, east, south and western local suburb area have the go to rental yard display service.

The yard signs themselves are usually oversized in nature. Far from the usual lawn decorations or garage sale yard sign you might see on any old day, these displays are big and full of color. Displays feature large letters, custom names, big oversized birthday cakes cartoon characters such as Flamingos, Over The Hill, Sharks, Storks, Dinosaurs, Party stars, and many more. More can be view at . Customers can choose from birthday cakes or novelties, Custom signs, and even incorporate custom yard signs for birthdays, and other events. Most packages will include seven huge yard signs, as well as installation and take-down once the rental is complete. For Chicago Lawn Signs, offering customers that kind of convenience and joy has been key to success. Many customer pictures can be seen on

Birthdays, for example, have been really popular. And that’s probably, at least in part, due to the rise of drive-through birthday front yard lawn parties. It’s a great way to set a scene for any special birthday! Lawn signs during the pandemic became a way to hold local neighborhoods and communities together.

But there are appeals to giant celebratory yard signs and lawn sign delivery that go far beyond compensating for social distancing. Imagine a new mother coming home with her infant and being greeted by extravagant yard signs displayed with welcoming and congratulatory messages. Or a child being driven to a surprise party and greeted with huge superhero lawn signs. It’s the kind of thing that can make any event a little extra special. Even businesses and offices have used lawn signs as a way to boost morale.

Chicago Lawn Signs opted to introduce a lawn sign rental option. Most people, they discovered, don’t want to go through the hassle of setup and tear down–especially in the Chicago suburbs. By taking care of that part of the project for customers, more people are able to enjoy these elaborate and impressive yard displays. Contact Chicago Lawn Signs

Some of our most popular requests are Happy Birthday Lawn Signs for 40th, 50th, 60th birthdays as well as kids themed yard displays. Lawn signs will continue to be popular for years to come here in the Chicago area. “We’re already booking events for months down the road,” said Co-Owner Nicole.

About Chicago Lawn Signs: Chicago Lawn Signs is a local yard birthday rental company that specializes in lawn sign rentals. CLS rents and delivery big fun yard and lawn signs for birthdays and all special occasions. Chicago & Local Suburbs Customers can choose from many different setup options and even order custom displays. Staff from Chicago Lawn Signs will handle setup and teardown of the signage, making Chicago Lawn Signs one of the most convenient and popular options for lawn signs in the Chicago suburbs.

Birthday Yard & Lawn Sign Rental Service in the Chicago Suburbs & Chicago Metro Area. Delivery & Setup of big yard displays. Contact Chicago Lawn Signs

Phone: 630.923.7373

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LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN, March 5, 2021 / — They said that bitcoin will never go above 10,000USD. They also said that those who buy bitcoin above 15,000USD are out of their mind. Finally, they said that bitcoin mining is a waste of time and once the bitcoin bubble pops, all the expensive equipment that miners use will turn into worthless metal, plastic, silicone and computer chips.

Well, with Bitcoin reaching an all-time high 50,000USD price level at the beginning of 2021, it seems that they have all been wrong. Bitcoin still seems to be a thing and it looks stronger than ever, just a little bit more unreachable this time.

But is there still a way to get free bitcoin just like back in the old days?

There sure is and to commemorate all the possible legal ways to get free bitcoin in 2021, we have decided to compile a list for you with the best ways to do it.

The Get Free Bitcoin list

Make sure you read until the end because it is where you will find the coolest way of getting free bitcoins. We have spent a whole month browsing the internet in search of the best options out there that remunerate your attention with free bitcoin and therefore, consider this list a tried, tested and approved route to free bitcoin…

Coinbase Earn

If you are new to crypto then you will soon find out that cryptocurrency is exchanged and traded on designated platforms like Coinbase. In fact, Coinbase is one of the biggest and most serious US-based platforms out there and recently they have introduced Coibase Earn. It is basically a knowledge base where you can read up on new projects and earn designated tokens for it. Being an exchange platform, Coinbase of course lets you exchange these tokens to USD once you are done learning about the projects they feature.

Shopping cashback in bitcoin

If you are already Mr. Know It All and earning free bitcoin by reading about new blockchain projects is not your thing, then why not get it in the form of a cashback when you shop online or opt for services provided by specific vendors? As an example, a company called Lolli lets you shop online and then get free bitcoin as a cashback on your purchases. on the other hand lets you monetize on your knowledge. Simply register an account and wait for companies to ask you ‘focus group’ type questions. As heads up, does give out quite a lot of free bitcoin for this.

Bitcoin Games

As promised, we now come to the most interesting way of earning free bitcoin. Today you can get free bitcoin simply by playing games and Rollercoin makes this possible. It is a bitcoin mining simulator where you play simple games and get free bitcoin for it. Simply develop your mining rig and complete mini-games in order to increase the rig’s hashrate and get real pay for it. The game has already attracted thousands of players from across the world and acquired a great following in the time of its existence. Is there anything better than playing games and earning free bitcoin for actually having fun? We are not sure and therefore head right to it because the ever more expensive bitcoin is not as far from you as you think!

Oh, and last but not least, Rollercoin doesn’t limit you to bitcoin only. You can opt for setting up a free virtual ETH or DOGE mining rig instead, which is a solid MUCH WOW from us!

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Folk Rockers Turn Farmers

The Ormewoods in their home in Roswell, GA

The Ormewoods in their home in Roswell, GA.

Claire's experience in her store Bennett's Market & Deli Inspired Her to Start Growing Food For Her Family of Four

Claire’s experience in her store Bennett’s Market & Deli Inspired Her to Start Growing Food For Her Family of Four

The remaining homegrown pickles that started the challenge

The remaining homegrown pickles that started the challenge

Folk rock duo turns their creative energies to growing food for a family of four during pandemic and is documenting it on YouTube.

I was not very optimistic about this project. But we kept going because we literally had nowhere to go and nothing to do during quarantine and it was fun to be creating together.”

— Don McCollister

ROSWELL, GA, USA, March 4, 2021 / — Folk rock duo The Ormewoods, Don McCollister and Claire Pearson, kicked off the 2020 music festival season last March by headlining a show in Piedmont Park in downtown Atlanta. Little did they know when they left the stage, that their first gig of the year would also be their last for more than a year. And they definitely could not have predicted that in one year's time, they would be documenting on YouTube their attempt to grow food for a family of 4.

Claire owns two market delis in downtown Atlanta and began to experience first hand food shortages and supply chain issues. "There were a few months in the beginning of the pandemic where it was really scary. My business partner and I were able to order toilet paper when no one else could get it so we started sending a free roll with every delivery order" says Pearson. "It made Don and me think about the possibility of food shortages both personally and for the store which led to the idea of growing our own."

The Ormewoods had recently moved to the Atlanta suburbs and were sitting on almost an acre of land – a huge difference from their former city lot in Southeast Atlanta where they had grown vegetables for fun in a small bed and containers. Don, a two time Grammy winning audio engineer and music producer, also happens to be a woodworker, and he got to work building raised beds and designing an irrigation system.

"Until I met Claire, I killed anything and everything I ever tried to grow. I was hopeful Claire could carry us but soon after we got two beds full of tomatoes, she confused our homemade sanitizer bottle for our organic fertilizer and sprayed bleach on every plant killing everything. We call it the bleach massacre. So it's safe to say, I was not very optimistic about this project. But we kept going because we literally had nowhere to go and nothing to do during quarantine," says McCollister. "And it was fun."

Despite the slow start, they got a bumper crop of cucumbers and started making pickles. "We had to learn how to can because we could not possibly eat all those cucumbers. We decided that we probably had enough to last us a year – which we did. We are still eating last summer's pickles," says Pearson.

The couple originally thought they would eat what they grew as they harvested it but their little garden outperformed their wildest expectations. Not wanting the food to go to waste, they challenged themselves to preserve it with the hope that they might be able to have fresh veggies for a whole year. Their stock is running low but in addition to pickles they still have some homemade tomato sauce, oregano, rosemary oil, jalapenos and pickled beets just in time to be replaced by this year's growing season crops. With these successes also came failures. All of their cantaloupe were eaten by pests, the corn never got full size, carrots were woody and blueberries were all eaten by birds.

The pair was learning a lot watching YouTube videos. When 2021 came around, and gigs were still not looking possible, they decided that documenting their journey to grow food for a year, the second time, was a way to stay connected to their fan base and work together creatively. They also realized that there aren't a lot of people on YouTube like them doing this and maybe there was a need for this content.

"We have so many favorite channels but none of them are really like us. The people we watch are farmers, homesteaders and home schoolers with big families. A lot of them have grown up living on the land or had the dream to. That's not our story. We grew up in the suburbs, me in Dunwoody and Claire outside of Jacksonville, FL, with zero gardening experience. In fact, when we moved up here, Claire did NOT want a yard because of the upkeep," says McCollister. "So for us to show our learning journey, our successes and failures in an urban setting starting from scratch, might really inspire other people like us who want to do this on a smaller scale than what you currently see but don't know how. "

The pair is posting a garden tour every Sunday and a behind the scenes video every Thursday on their YouTube channel – The Ormewoods. Subscribe to keep up with them and follow along. Also, you can find them on their favorite social media platform Instagram @ormewoods.

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Bertoia’s to auction magnificent Aaron and Abby Schroeder antique bank and toy collection, March 5-6

Francis, Field & Francis (American) Omnibus, mid-19th century, 15.5in long, painted tin with original coachman figure. Perhaps the nicest of very few known examples. Provenance: Perelman Antique Toy Museum, Philadelphia. Estimate $20,000-$30,000

J. & E. Stevens (American), Girl Skipping Rope cast-iron mechanical bank. Book example depicted in Blair Whitton’s 1981 reference ‘Clockwork Toys.’ Pristine to near-mint condition. Estimate $70,000-$100,000

One of few known examples of Ives’ (American) Monkey Perambulator clockwork toy. Cast-iron horse head and wheels, painted wood cart. Excellent to pristine condition. Estimate $20,000-$30,000

Lehmann (German) ‘Boxer Rebellion’ wind-up tin toy with original pictorial box and instructions. Inspired by Boxer Rebellion of the early 1900s. One of the rarest and most desirable of all Lehmann toys. Estimate $15,000-$25,000

Museum-grade Althof Bergmann (American) ‘St. John’ ferry boat, 14in long, highly detailed with two decks and very ornate railings. Exquisite and well-preserved original example, one of only a few known. Pristine to mint condition. Estimate $8,000-$12,000

Partners in music publishing, record production and artist-management businesses, the Schroeders became collectors in 1963

In terms of quality, rarity and importance, the Schroeder collection is among the greatest antique toy and bank collections we have ever seen.”

— Michael Bertoia, President, Bertoia Auctions

VINELAND, N.J., USA, March 4, 2021 / — Another illustrious entry will soon join the list of legendary collections that have passed through the portals of Bertoia Auctions’ New Jersey gallery. As confirmed by company president Michael Bertoia, the Aaron and Abby Schroeder mechanical bank and antique toy collection – considered by many to be in a league of its own – will be auctioned by Bertoia’s on March 5-6, with Part II scheduled for fall of 2021.

The vast private collection encompasses the finest of late 19th- to early 20th-century American cast iron, including incomparable mechanical and still banks, horse-drawn and bell toys, and rare cap guns and cap bombs. An extraordinary selection of early American tin and clockwork toys, including museum-worthy classics made by Ives, is beautifully complemented by an array of European tin that includes many boxed Lehmann and Martin character windups, tin autos, aeronautical toys and penny toys.

The Schroeders’ impressive Schoenhut wooden toys are ceremoniously ushered in by a grand 46-inch horse-drawn Humpty Dumpty Circus Bandwagon with driver and six liveried musician figures, estimate: $14,000-$18,000. Other American toy highlights include a circa-1906 Carpenter deluxe Burning Building with provenance that includes a descendant of the Carpenter family, $16,000-$24,000; a scarce Ives Monkey Perambulator, $20,000-$30,000; and a mid-19th-century Francis, Field & Francis Omnibus that was formerly in the Perelman Antique Toy Museum’s fabled collection. It is estimated at $20,000-$30,000.

The spotlight will also be shining on Aaron and Abby’s many spectacular cast-iron mechanical banks, including the pristine to near-mint J & E Stevens Girl Skipping Rope that appears in Blair Whitton’s 1981 reference book Clockwork Toys. Estimate: $70,000-$100,000. Other prized banks include Bread Winners, $40,000-$60,000; Bowing Man in Cupola, $30,000-$50,000; Presto 5 Cent to 25 Cent, $25,000-$35,000; and a book example of Preacher in the Pulpit, $30,000-$50,000.

“In terms of quality, rarity and importance, the Schroeder collection is on par with those of Donald Kaufman, Max Berry, Dick Claus and the Perelman Museum,” Michael Bertoia observed. “The core of the collection was amassed four to five decades ago, when it was still possible to find rare banks and toys in shops and at antique shows and flea markets. In fact, Aaron and Abby made their first purchase – a Stevens ‘Magic Bank’ – for a mere $40 back in 1963.”

The many rare and whimsical European toys in the collection include coveted productions by 19th/early 20th century manufacturers Gunthermann, Marklin, Carette, Lehmann, Martin, Issmayer, Ernst Plank, Bing, and many more. An early-20th-century Lehmann (German) “Boxer Rebellion” wind-up tin toy that was inspired by the Chinese Boxer Rebellion is one of the most desirable of all Lehmann toys. The boxed example could command a winning bid of $15,000-$25,000. A charming circa-1894 Fernand Martin (French) “Flemish Dog Cart” wind-up tin toy, pulled by a dog figure and stocked with copper milk cans, retains its extraordinarily rare original box – the only one of its type that Bertoia’s expert consultants have ever seen. In excellent to pristine condition, it comes to auction with a $5,000-$7,500 estimate.

The late Aaron Schroeder (1926-2009) and his wife and business partner of 49 years, Abby Steinberg Schroeder, wielded influence and garnered worldwide respect both in business and philanthropy, just as they did in the playful world of antique toys and banks, for which they had a great passion.

Aaron’s multifaceted career in the music industry was one that grew from his prodigious talent as a songwriter. Many prominent vocalists recorded his songs, including Frank Sinatra, Nat “King” Cole, Tony Bennett, Chaka Khan, Carl Perkins and the Beatles. Elvis Presley recorded 17 of Aaron’s songs. Five became No. 1 hits. In 1960, Aaron launched music-publishing and record-production companies and, together with Abby, developed, guided, produced and/or managed the careers of numerous top-tier artists, including Gene Pitney, Barry White, Randy Newman, Al Kooper and Jimi Hendrix.

As vice president of the Schroeder businesses, Abby established 12 overseas corporations from the ground floor up, participated in the recording process of their artists and became a master at artist representation, copyright law and contract negotiation. Today, she continues her work as a crusader for songwriters’ rights and uses her business skills and connections to benefit The Actors Fund. She also gifted The Actors Fund with some of the toys that had been displayed at the Schroeders’ American Museum of Antique Toys in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. That particular collection will be auctioned by Bertoia’s in fall 2021 to benefit The Actors Fund, during the same week that Part II of the Schroeders’ private collection is offered.

All traditional forms of bidding will be available for the March 5-6, 2021 auction, including in person at the gallery, by phone, and absentee or live online through Bertoia Live or LiveAuctioneers. Auction seating will be available by reservation only, and in full accordance with CDC safety guidelines. Private previewing in advance of the sale is available by appointment only. For additional information on any item in the auction, to book a phone line, or to make a preview or auction-day seating reservation, call 856-692-1881 or email Online:

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