Monday, August 30, 2010

$5 Buys Part of a K-9 dog for our Community

You can buy part of a K-9 dog for our community for $5. And have fun at the same time. Pick your favorite from 39 Local Dog Contestants at

This is a dog you won't have to walk, feed, or clean up after!

The 12 dogs that receive the most votes will be featured in the calendar and the dog with the most votes will be Top Dog and will be on the cover of the calendar.

The proceeds of the voting go to Eureka Police Department for the purchase of a new K-9 dog.

You can Join us in the voting! And tell all your friends to vote too. Voting continues through September 6th.

$1 per vote there’s no upper limit on the number of votes, but there is a $5 minimum at checkout. You’ll can use your credit or debit card, an echeck, or Pay Pal acct at checkout.

Calendars will be available for purchase at Eureka locations for $20 in mid-September. If you are out of the local area –please purchase calendars during the ordering process and they will be mailed to you.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Contest starts now -make your dog a STAR in a 2011 calendar

We'll photograph your dog and enter him in our contest for online voting. The top twelve vote-getters will be published in a 2011 calendar. We're raising dollars to help EPD train their k-9 dogs and buy them equipment -like bullet proof vests -yes the dogs need them too - mainly because bad guys try to stab the dogs - the vest cost around $2,000 each. Call 443-3364 for an appointment. Complete details are at

Friday, January 29, 2010

What a thrill

Last night we were named the Eureka Chamber of Commerce's Small Business of the Year -we were surprized by the honor and the recognition. And, we say Thanks!!! It really is a good feeling to be involved in this community -we love the people we get to work with and hang around with.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

We're Collecting Stocking Stuffers for Homeless Children

Buy stocking stuffers and drop them off - suggestions include: candy, socks, little toys, art suppplies, soaps, stuffed animals, books, pencils, and other little trinkets. Make sure everything is NEW. Eureka High's EAST has a Christmas collection box here -they'll be picking it up on Dec 11th. EHS's EAST students want to make sure that homeless kids (those living in motels, shelters, and transitional homes) are not forgotten. Our box is 1/4 full, help us fill it to the brim -it's a LARGE box. Thanks for helping!
Emma Cat is 'caught' peeking into the Christmas Box. WHO ME??

Friday, November 13, 2009

New 2010 senior portraits posted

Rex Bohn Honored

Last night the Boy Scouts of America honored Rex Bohn for all the good work he does in our community, especially for his work with and for the benefit of the kids. He's a great guy and certainly deserved the honor. We were pleased to be there to add our pat on the back along with over 300 others.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

New NC Dance portrait -see it at 426 F Street, Eureka

North Coast Dance Membership Gala was 1st chance to see their new Hopkins Portrait, next chance will be Arts Alive 11/7 at 426 F Eureka

Thursday, October 1, 2009

We have 3 pieces in Humboldt Photography Exhibition -see it on Sat during Arts Alive

The Humboldt Photography Exhibition is a first of its kind in our area. I think you’ll find at least some things there that you’ll love – come out for Arts Alive - starting at 6pm on Saturday, October 3. The show is at 220 1st Street, beside the Aalfs & Evans building.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Come to Socks for Soldiers Fundraiser

I want to invite all of you to join Jack and I at the Socks for Soldiers fundraiser on Tuesday, Oct 6th starting at 6 at Cherae Heights Casino in Trinidad. The $20 ticket includes dinner and casino tokens. There will be live and silent auctions.

A local woman, Paulette, started this when her son asked her to send him some socks when he was serving overseas 7 years ago. So far this year she has 2000 requests -last year she was only able to send 1700 boxes, even though the requests were for about double that. Will you help us help her raise more dollars so she can fill more requests? You can get more information at

We're donating a $500 gift certificate that will be auctioned off by that fabulous community supporter Rex Bohn.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hopkins Senior photography ROCKS

For senior portraits that ROCK -call Hopkins at 707-443-1283.

Get a 20% discount on portraits when you create-your-own-package at Hopkins Portraits during September.

Friday, September 11, 2009

High School Seniors -Class of 2010

Its time for senior portraits. Call 707-443-3364. If the line is busy when you call keep trying -you don't want to miss out on having a Hopkins Portrait for your senior portrait. You might have to settle for an average, run-of-the-mill portrait. And hoppin blue frogs you know how bad that would be.

New Featured Portrait on our Home Page

See more portraits at

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Winning image

We had a portrait accepted into the juried art show at the Humboldt County Fair. So if you're at the Fair -check it out and then let us know what you think.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New Home Page Photo

See the new family portrait on the home page of our website

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Want to See a Super NEW Portrait Style?

Come to the Humboldt County Fair from August 13th - 23rd and check out the art displays.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Portrait of Randy Olson wins Best of Division at RAF

This portrait of EHS 2009 graduate, Randy Olson, by your's truly, Hopkins Fine Portrature, won Best of Division at Redwood Acres Fair this week. You can see other high school senior portraits by clicking on the heading to this post. Call 707-443-3364 to make an appointment for your senior portraits.

What's Our Newest Featured Portrait?

Click on the title above to see our newest "Featured Portrait"

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

See Our Portraits and Fine Art Print at RAF Starting Tomorrow

Redwood Acres Fair starts tomorrow, Wednesday the 24th and will be on through Sunday the 28th. You can see some of our Portraits and Fine Art Prints.

Friday, June 19, 2009

"Spring Lupines -Bald Hills"

You can see "Spring Lupines -Bald Hills" at the Redwood Acres Fair, too. Click on this link to see more Humboldt County landscapes:

Thursday, June 18, 2009

See Jack Hopkins' Fine Art Prints at Fair

Jack has entered some fabulously beautiful fine art prints in the Redwood Acres Fair (RAF)-opening day is Wednesday, June 24th. Take this opportunity to see them in larger format - and, of course, they look better in-person than they do as a small jpg online. And, there's free admission to the Fair on Wednesday from 8am-3pm -just be sure to buy something to help them out. The RAF is open through Sunday, June 28th. Here's a sample: Lawn Bowling in Auckland, New Zealand

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sign Up Now -or you may be sorry :(

enews from Hopkins Fine Portraiture is coming very soon and if you're signed up you’re going to be the first to hear about our:

Newest portrait styles -
Want to ‘model’ for us as we try out something new?

And, the latest Charity Promotions -
Want us to make Your Favorite Charity a beneficiary of a Hopkins promo?

And, see the Featured Portrait of the Month –
Want to be one of our featured families, have your portrait in our newsletter, and on the home page of our website:

And, you’ll get your copy of our whitepaper: 5 Tips for Better Photography -
For those times when we’re not around!

And, other Awesome Stuff -
Want to be in our 2010 calendar?

Monday, June 1, 2009

Another fabulous lupine landscape by my husband -the sensational Jack Hopkins

North Coast Open Studios

North Coast Open Studios comes to Humboldt Co for the 11th Year -meet artists -tour studios -discover original art June 6&7 13&14 from 11-5 all days. Follow the link for maps and photos of each artist's style. This is a fun time. This year we're going to be out looking at other artist's work rather than home showing ours.

Pony Express Days

All of Humboldt County will be celebrating Pony Express Days in McKinleyville this weekend -remember this is a Family Event. Some of the happenings:

Wednesday -a Clam Chowder Cook-off in Pierson Park- 5:30-7:30pm -yum, yum!

Thursday -Fireman's Muster @ Ray's Food Place parking lot 5:00pm

Friday -6-7pm Oldies but Goodies Car Cruise down Central Avenue -hey I'm an oldie too! 7:30 Alumni Football Game at McKinleyville High School and 8-12pm Dance to Merv George at the Activity Center.

Saturday -Parade down Central Ave followed by a BBQ & Car Show in Pierson Park with live music

Sunday -8am -??? Gymkhana at McKinleyville Arena end of Kjer Rd, hosted by the McKinleyville Rodeo Association.

For more information call my hardworking friends at the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce at 707-839-2449

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Another Fabulous Local Spot for a Portrait of Your Kids

Imagine your children walking through this field of lupines -what an amazing portrait it would make. Call us right now as these flowers will soon fade. Hopkins Fine Portraiture 707-443-3364.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Redwood forest site for family portraits

We also found this beautiful site for a family portrait in the redwoods. It has easy access and you get to stand on the ground -not balanced on a suspended log like in the photo below. Call us at 707-443-3364 to talk with us. You can see more portraits at

Portraits in the redwoods

Yesterday Jack and I spent most of the day down along the Avenue of the Giants searching for an ideal spot to make family portraits in the redwoods. We've had calls from locals and visitors alike for these.

We've found several places that will make fabulous portraits -all the elements you expect from a Hopkins Portrait. This one will require some brave souls as you have to walk out on this log which is suspended more than 6 feet off the ground, but it has easy access. This will be ideal portrait spot for families with tween and teen boys or tomboys. Call us at 707-443-3364. See more portraits at

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wow your Friends and Family

Order your custom graduation announcements with your photos on them. You can get party/open house invitations with your photos as well. Wow your friends. Call us at 707-443-3364

Thursday, April 30, 2009

McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce is Hopping!

We've recently joined the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce and have been impressed with their youth and energy. It's a fun group -you should consider joining. They have monthly mixers -tonight it's at Mickey's. Their annual dinner was held last week with a Tropical Island theme and dress code. We all met new people and had a wonderful evening. Their Board of Directors is DYNAMITE!

Monday, April 27, 2009

A big THANK YOU for MS Walk donations

Thank you, thank you to all who donated to my MS Walk fundraising goals and the many teams here in Eureka and around the country. You're a generous bunch.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Click here to contribute for MS Reasearch

I've reached 60% of my fundraising goal for MS. There's still time to contribute.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Scholarships available for EHS seniors

Attention Seniors at EHS. If you are going on to college next year the Henderson Center Kiwanis will be awarding 2 -$1000 scholastic scholarships to 2 qualified students.
This is a great opportunity -get an application in the school office. They're due in early May. So get moving.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ready for Pancakes???

Then get them on SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2009 8-11:30AM


ADULTS: $5.00 / KIDS under 13: $3.00 / under 7 FREE



Proceeds support community projects

Help “Spread the Word” -share this with your e-mail buddies, coworkers and cohorts.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Help me Raise Money for MS Research

I just joined the movement to create a world free of MS by registering to raise money for Walk MS: Northern California -Eureka Walk. This is the event I told you about a bit ago -it's being organized by 4 wonderful EHS students -Laura Kramer, Tia Strombeck, Kelly Hillegeistk, and Vivianna Smith.

I am asking you to join me by making a contribution to my Walk MS fundraising.

MS stops people from moving. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society exists to fund research for a cure while also helping people who currently live with MS lead more fulfilling lives.

Please help by making a donation - large or small - any amount you can give will help! Send this to your friends too so they can help make our first Eureka MS Walk a success. Click on the headline of this post to go to my personal page and make a secure, online donation. I appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.

Warm Regards, Lynda Pozel

Local Students win $5,000 in scholarship money

Ari Ananda (FHS) sponsored by Hopkins Fine Portraiture and Jenna McKenny (EHS) sponsored by North Coast Investors won top scholarship awards of $1100 each at last night's Eureka Chamber Youth Ambassador Final Night. Ari Ananda also was selected by her peers as the Most Inspirational.

The other students participating and winning scholarship awards were Sarah Taylor (MACK) sponsored by Redwood Capital Bank, Kelsey Lee (EHS) sponsored by Jitter Bean, Erin Young (MACK) sponsored by Visiting Angels, Zach Jadro (FHS) sponsored by North Coast Co-op, Jessica Will (FHS) sponsored by SHN Engineers, Valerie Herrera (FHS) sponsored by KZCC-All Hits 95.5, Callie Forrest (FHS) sponsored by Sylvan Learning & Pierson Co, Nochella Ozard (FHS) sponsored by RCI Mortgage, Renee Rivers (FHS) sponsored by US Bank, Matteo Smullin (EHS) sponsored by Shafers, Tao Vang (EHS) sponsored by Coast Central CU, and Madison Kausen (FHS) sponsored by St Joseph Hospital.

John Dalby of Redwood Capital Bank was the evening's MC. He was assisted by Carol Clymo, Youth Ambassador Program Director and John Ford and Lynda Pozel, both Eureka Chamber Ambassadors.

The big stress for the students was "the final question" -each student drew a question from the hat, had 1 minute to prepare and 5 minutes to respond. Judges were scoring each student. The points awarded were added to those accumulated during the 6 week program. While the points were being totaled the students presented skits, song, dance, and other foolishness. The culmination was the awarding of the scholarships and a Hopkins Fine Portraiture gift portrait that Jack and I had taken at the program's Kick-off.

Look for the Youth Ambassadors on a float during the Rhododendron Parade on Saturday, April 25th.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

MS Walk Humboldt County

A project by Eureka High School students Laura Kramer, Tia Strombeck, Kelly Hillegeistk, and Vivianna Smith -Multiple Sclerosis Walk Humboldt County is coming on April 25th -after the Rhododendron Parade. More info to come.

YA Final Night tickets available

Tickets for the Eureka Chamber Youth Ambassador final night tickets are now available at The Arkley Center for the Preforming Arts Box Office. The tickets are $8.00 each and can be purchased at the box office using cash, credit card or check. Please invite everyone you know! The more tickets sold....the more scholarship $$$ will be given out! :)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Eureka High School Seniors Start New Project

Four seniors from EHS are starting a new fundraising project. More details here soon.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Photos of 2009 Youth Ambassadors

2009 Youth Ambassador photos can be seen here once you're on the site click on the "Youth Ambassadors 09" button.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Ari Ananda is Hopkins Fine Portraiture's Youth Ambassador for 2009

We are a sponsor of the Eureka Chamber of Commerce Youth Ambassador Program for local high school students in their junior year. Our student is Ari Ananda. Ari is interested in photography so we're going to have a lot of fun teaching her about some of what we do with our photography. We met Ari a week ago at the Kick-off and we learned a bit about each other. As her sponsor, one of the first things we'll do is invite he to come in and get an overview of a portrait photography micro-business.