Please see www.portlandmaine.gov/1451/green-packaging for more information
Starting April 15th, there will be a $.05 charge on all single use plastic and paper bags used for purchases as required by the City of Portland.
Please see www.portlandmaine.gov/1451/green-packaging for more information
Have you ever wanted a greeting card that is distinctly Portland, even distinctly Deering Center? Jet Video has them! Local photographer Jane MacComber has produced dozens of designs featuring local landmarks such as Longfellow School, Portland City Hall, and the Baxter Memorial. Come check them out! Each card is unique.
About Jane MacComber:
Jane MacComber is a self-taught photographer from Castine, Maine. She saw her father fall in love with photography as a child, and at age 20, he bought her her first "real" camera. His advice to her was, "If you want to learn to take pictures, then go take pictures." That was thirty years and tens of thousands of pictures ago. She loves all her subject matter, which reflects her great sense of appreciation for all that life offers. From classic New England shots, to looking for hearts in all manners of forms, nothing excites her more than the click of a camera, whether 35mm, digital, or a cheap phone! She has lived in Portland for three and a half years.
Jet Video Cooperative is happy to consider your organization's request for donations. Please submit them via e-mail or drop them off at the front desk with all the relevant information you have. However, please note that we do restrict our giving to local schools and other not-for-profit organizations of our choosing.
Jet has now added "Steps" by local musician Monique Barrett to our local CDs box. They're $7 each.
Have a CD you worked on that you want to sell at Jet? Come talk to us anytime.
Jet Video will be open 1/2 hour later every night from now until September. Our summer hours are:
Mon-Thurs: 10 AM - 9 PM
Fri-Sat: 10 AM - 9:30 PM
Sun: 12 PM - 8:30 PM
Our post office will continue to have the same hours.
Jet Video is now selling CDs from some of our musician customers. Prices vary and are set by the artists.
Have you contributed to a CD you'd like to sell at Jet? Come in with a sample of your work and talk to us any day.
(pictured at left: "To the Moon, To the Stars" compilation, $15)
Today, on International Workers' Day, take a look at how this labor holiday is observed around the world with this Wiki article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Workers%27_Day
Here in Portland, did you know that Jet Video is now Jet Video Cooperative? In January 2013, Jet became a worker-owned and collectively managed business, joining the ranks of other worker cooperatives in Maine such as Local Sprouts and Fedco Seeds.
This means that the ownership and management of our store are shared among staff members who make a long-term commitment to working here. Imagine what it would mean if such a model of workplace democracy became standard throughout the country! You can learn more at USWorker.coop.
See you Monday! One day of late fees will be waived on any movies returned by 7 PM on Monday.
How do you celebrate Easter? Check out this Wiki article on Easter customs throughout the world:
"In Finland, Sweden and Denmark, traditions include egg painting and small children dressed as witches collecting candy door-to-door, in exchange for decorated pussy willows. This is a result of the mixing of an old Orthodox tradition (blessing houses with willow branches) and the Scandinavian Easter witch tradition."
"In the Czech Republic and Slovakia, a tradition of spanking or whipping is carried out on Easter Monday. In the morning, men spank women with a special handmade whip called a pomlázka (in Czech) or korbáč (in Slovak), in eastern regions of foremer Czechoslovakia Moravia and Slovakia they also throw cold water on them. [...] In some regions, the women can get revenge in the afternoon or the following day when they can pour a bucket of cold water on any man. The habit slightly varies across Slovakia and the Czech Republic. A similar tradition existed in Poland (where it is called Dyngus Day), but it is now little more than an all-day water fight."
VHS, VHS-C, and S-VHS to DVD or Digital Movie Files Conversion
Convert your home movies to non-analog formats including DVD and digital movie files with Jet Video. (We legally cannot convert commercially sold tapes unless you hold the copyright to them.) Prices include one DVD or DVD-ROM with movie files on it imprinted a title custom-printed onto the disc, and each additional copy costs $7.50:
Tapes under 60 minutes in length:
1: $15 each
2-5: $14 each
6-10: $12 each
11-19: $11 each
20+: $10 each
Tapes over 60 minutes in length:
1: $22 each
2-5: $20 each
6-10: $18 each
11-19: $16 each
20+: $14 each
Please call us for more details at (207) 773-9968.
Sorry, have a little store business to do!
Having computer problems? Jet Video Cooperative is now teaming with a local computer repair agency to bring affordable computer repair services to Deering Center. Drop your computer off with us, and the repair tech will pick it up and fix it. To schedule service, please contact 207-210-8431 or iamfixyourcomputer [at] gmail [dot] com and let him know you'll be leaving it with us.
Your cost is $10 for each of the following services, with free estimates always:
-restore deleted documents and photos
-increase the speed of your computer and laptop
-repair laptop adapters and screen problems
-repair USB and other cable ports
-installation of genuine Windows products
-assembly or installation of computer parts
-buying and selling computers and laptops
-and more; please inquire for details...
Jet Video Cooperative is now hiring for a full-time, permanent position. Please read the ad below for details on what we are looking for and how to apply!
If you use the corner access to cross the street in front of Jet Video today, please mentally thank Jet customer John Thurston for lending a hand to move this incredibly heavy slush with us!
It's cold out! That is not surprising news for January, especially in Maine. And while we at Jet Video operate very close to our posted hours, sometimes we open at 10:03 or so instead of 10 AM on the dot due to a variety of factors which are sometimes beyond our control. Unfortunately, even when it is very cold, we cannot allow customers in until we have completed certain opening tasks, which are sometimes as simple as answering Nature's call -- especially prior to 10. Fortunately there are a number of nearby options which open earlier in the morning where you can wait for us for a few minutes if we are running a little behind, or you are running a little ahead, such as Black Cat Coffee, the Quality Shop, and Pat's. We appreciate your business and do our best to serve you, but we do have some boundaries. Thank you to those who understand this and support us anyway!
Lost Dog Found!!!
Looking for a Mini-Pinscher with a Blue Jacket?
Call Jen at 229-1547
$4.50/pint, $7.50/quart. Vegan, gluten-free. Includes small bag of Little Lad's Herb Crackers (crackers are not gluten-free).
Custom denominations available from $2.50 to $250. Just ask at the front counter!
You know it's December when the mittens come to Jet Video!
Now in stock are locally made mittens and scarves (adults' and children's -- prices vary) and holiday cards from Borealis Press and Shannon Martin.
We also pulled up our box of holiday DVDs from the basement -- plenty of "Elf" and "Christmas Vacation" to go around! They're $2.50/5 nights, and eligible for the 5-for$5 deal.
Looking to Do Some Local Gift Shopping? Try Karma Fair Trade, Next to Rosemont Market and Spiral Tree Yoga
You may have noticed the 10% off coupons on Jet's counter recently for Karma Fair Trade. We think their mission is worth supporting! Check them out in person at 570 Bright Avenue or on-line at:
Our consumer spending choices affect people's lives around the world. The products we enjoy are often made in conditions that harm workers, communities, and the environment. Fair trade provides an alternative for consumers looking for unique, beautiful, hand made products that support disadvantaged artisans and ultimately help to prevent the desperation/poverty that leads to human trafficking.