Florida Keys Celtic Festival • FloridaKeysCelticFestival.com
My good friends at St Columba Episcopal Church in Marathon, FL (together with Celtic Heritage Productions, put on the best summer Celtic fest of the country down in the Florida Keys every January. Don’t miss a minute of it! This event is packed with kilt parties, tea parties, Irish dancers. And now, they have the best online presence Ina Nutshell can provide. Looking for your next winter destination? Here are the deets.
Florida Keys Celtic Festival | Marathon Community Park, MM49 US Hwy 1 Ocean Side, Marathon, FL | 305-743-6412 (map)
Designs by Melanie • DesignsbyMelanie.net
Melanie is a custom jewelry maker in Virginia and manages to juggle family, life on a farm and her own business all like Superwoman! I am very excited to have worked on Melanie’s website project. It’s always great to work with people who feel so passionately about what they do. Are you looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, or you just like to find that perfect piece for yourself? Check out Melanie’s website, or see her work in any of the traveling fairs and retail stores listed on her site!
Samba Steak & Sushi House • SambaFramingham.com
I got the referral to update the Samba Restaurant website from my good friend Chef Ginzu (Ginzu Creative Cooking), who teaches sushi classes twice a week right there in their Framingham location. At first it seemed straightforward: change some content, place some images around the site. In the end, we ended up reconstructing the entire site (the former webmaster had certainly done a number on the backed theme). After tons of hard work and hundreds of lines of code, we were able to create a great looking experience. Although I did not participate in the graphic design of the site (credit goes to the previous webmaster), I can be very proud of all the new features and new-found stability of the Samba website.
Samba Steak and Sushi House | 1138 Worcester Rd. (Rt 9E) Framingham, MA 01702 | 508-628-0288 (map)
Samba West • SambaWest.com
Later on, in 2013, Samba launched the new fusion restaurant Samba West and I had the privilege of working with the same team to bring this site up from scratch.
Samba West | 1583 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701 | 508-628-9227 (map)
Level Renner, Running Magazine • LevelRenner.com
Kevin Balance is an avid runner and literary master who managed to successfully put those two passions together into a smart and informative running magazine. There is no doubt that LEVEL RENNER will become a staple in the New England racing scene. Like them on Facebook!
St. Columba Episcopal Church • StColumbaMarathon.org
Reverend Debra Andrew Maconaughey is a pioneer in the Episcopalian community for recognizing the benefits of being online and keeping all events and epistles in one place. The calendar feature is used and visited by parishioners every day, and the website is a big hit in the town!
St Columba Episcopal Church | 451 52nd Street, Gulf Side, Marathon, FL 33050 | 305-743-6412 (map)
S. Novack and Associates, Interior Design • SNovackAndAssociates.com
Shirley Novack is a wonderful interior designer who has been in business for 30 years. This is her first time putting her business out there on the internet and she’s loving every second of it! Go to her website for more information.
S. Novack & Associates | 781-828-2773
Express Pizza • ExpressPizzaNorwood.com
Ever since I moved to Norwood I have always gone straight to Express Pizza for all my pizza needs. They have a menu that is so varied that a foodie like me could just browse and browse for hours. Best pizza in Norwood, for sure!
Express Pizza | 119 Central St, Norwood, MA 02062 | 781-255-2007 (map)
Ginzu’s Creative Cooking • GinzuCreativeCooking.com
Chef Ginzu is a marvelous cook who teaches sushi classes in Framingham part-time, while working full-time in the Healthcare IT industry (which is how we met in the first place). His passion for cooking made him want to start a website where he can post recipes and receive feedback from visitors. He’s also looking forward to posting videos of works in progress, and How-To instructions for his favorite creations.