Package Central for Adobe InDesign Now Supports macOS Mojave

Zevrix Solutions announces Package Central 1.11.2, a compatibility update to company’s document packaging automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The software automates InDesign document collection by processing files from watched hot folders. Package Central can serve unlimited users on a network and offers email notifications, variable folder names, PDF/IDML export, and more. The new version introduces support for macOS 10.14 Mojave and addresses some minor UI glitches.

Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces Package Central 1.11.2, a compatibility update to the company’s file packaging automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Originally developed for a major publisher in the United States, the software automates InDesign packaging by processing files from watched hot folders. Package Central solves the problem of centralized packaging and archiving of InDesign projects in a workgroup environment, and can serve unlimited users on a network.

The new version introduces support for the recently released macOS 10.14 Mojave and is offered as a free update to licensed users. While Package Central is fully compatible with the new Dark Mode, the app currently preserves its original appearance. A dark appearance will be introduced in the future.

Under the Package Central workflow, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply submit files to watched hot folders that reside on a network. The software automatically collects InDesign files along with their fonts and links, thus freeing user’s time for important tasks such as design and layout.

Package Central performs all its tasks automatically on a dedicated workstation and can run absolutely unattended. The software can also send email notifications triggered by certain processing steps and errors. Package Central offers the following key features:

Automatically collect InDesign files from watched hot folders
-Create hot folders for various packaging settings
Create PDF and IDML files on the fly
Automatic email notifications of process stages and errors
-Assign variable package folder names
-Update modified links automatically
-Detailed processing logs
-Maintain a single set of settings for entire workgroup

Pricing and Availability:
Package Central can be purchased for $149.95 from Zevrix website, as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. Package Central requires macOS 10.7-10.14 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2018.

About Zevrix Solutions
Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, graphic file diagnostics and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix Solutions is dedicated to helping professionals increase their profits through automating their everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607
media@zevrix.com
http://www.zevrix.com

Crescendo Home Theater Opens Location in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills California area

Beverly Hills, California, 2018-Oct-11 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Crescendo Home Theater is proud to announce the opening of their Home Theater Installation Company in the Beverly Hills, Los Angeles California area. Crescendo Home Theater has been building home theaters and installing home automation and home security systems for the last 20 years and has developed some great relationships with high-end audio and video companies allowing them to pass more savings on to the customer.

Crescendo Home Theater is known for their keen sense of design and detail when putting together the best home theaters that can be found in any area.

Contact-Details: Crescendo Home Theater
Daniel Karen
9706 Lockford St.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(530) 400-8869
https://www.crescendohometheater.com/losangeles

Logo:

Crescendo Home Theater logo

BatchOutput PDF Now Supports macOS Mojave: PDF Automation Tool

Zevrix Solutions releases BatchOutput PDF 2.2.30, a compatibility update to company’s PDF printing automation solution for Mac. The app prints PDF from watched hot folders. With BatchOutput PDF, users only need to drop PDFs into hot folders and the files will be printed automatically using the assigned output settings. The app saves users significant time and effort of printing PDF files manually. The new version introduces support for macOS 10.14 Mojave and addresses some minor UI glitches.

Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions announces the release of BatchOutput PDF 2.2.30, a compatibility update to the company’s PDF printing automation solution for Mac. The software allows users to print PDF files from watched hot folders, saving the time and effort of opening and printing each document manually.

The new version introduces support for the recently released macOS 10.14 Mojave and is offered as a free update to licensed users. While BatchOutput PDF is fully compatible with the new Dark Mode, the app currently preserves its original appearance. A dark appearance will be introduced in the future.

“This is one of those apps that you never knew you needed until you spend a day using it,” says Glen Saville of eponymous design firm in Hornchurch, UK. “If you handle a large number of PDFs daily this will save you time, without a doubt.”

With BatchOutput PDF users only need to drop their PDF files into watched hot folders – and the software will print the documents automatically using the hot folder settings. For example, users can create hot folders for color and black-and-white printers, specific paper sizes, duplex modes, various color profiles and other controls.

BatchOutput PDF helps users eliminate countless repetitive tasks of opening PDF files and adjusting print settings manually by bypassing the print dialog. The app offers the following key features:

Print PDFs automatically from watched hot folders
-Create hot folders for different print settings
-Detailed output history
-Specify password for encrypted PDFs
Save time and hassle of printing each PDF manually

In addition to the single-user version of the program, Zevrix also offers BatchOutput PDF Server that can serve unlimited users on a network.

Pricing and Availability:
BatchOutput PDF can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$24.95 (Server version $99.95), as well as from Mac App Store and authorized resellers. The update is free for licensed users of version 2. Trial is also available for download. BatchOutput PDF supports macOS 10.7-10.14.

About Zevrix Solutions
Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF workflows, graphic file diagnostics, file delivery and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals increase their profits through automating everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607
media@zevrix.com
http://www.zevrix.com

Smart Scale Co. Unveils World’s First IoT Smart Scale Container, “Stashaweigh™”, at New West Summit

Oakland, California, USA, 2018-Oct-10 — /REAL RIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Smart Scale Co. announced today its October 11th launch at New West Summit of the world’s first IoT smart scale container for the cannabis industry. The patent pending “Stashaweigh™” is an industry-forward weighing device that utilizes the ease of Bluetooth connectivity via a smartphone app to make tracking and saving your cannabis history seamless.

Stashaweigh™ is the brainchild of inventor and entrepreneur Josh Lee, Founder and CEO of Smart Scale Co., which he created in 2017. Lee, in conjunction with a team of technology engineers, has a vision for smart data-sharing, powered by machine learning and advanced AI, that he hopes will shake up the cannabis market.

Lee recalls, “As a technology inventor I saw a lack of technology being built for the cannabis market that matched what was out in the mainstream marketplace. I chose to build the most technologically advanced stash container, the Stashaweigh™, a patent-pending IoT device that integrates a smart scale, connected smartphone app, and water and smell-proof container to manage your usage history by weight, day, time and strain.”

Stashaweigh™ allows its users to track and manage usage history through their smartphones, and gives accurate weight, date, and time feedback while storing precise dosage history during each session. The company will use machine learning and AI to track and predict user habits from around the country that give dispensaries, growers, scientists, and medical professionals tools to more accurately respond to consumer needs and trends.

“Our goal is not only to give consumers a secure device to store their cannabis, but to help them learn more about their usage habits, while giving them tools to manage their cannabis like never before. We are thrilled to launch our product at New West Summit, the industry-leading cannabis technology conference.”

Stashaweigh™ is the first container in a line of expected smart scale devices that make using, selling, prescribing, and growing cannabis smarter and more effective.

The sleek new scale will debut on October 11th and should be available for purchase by the end of 2018.

Contact-Details:

Josh Lee
josh@smartscale.co
www.stashaweigh.com

Logo:

Smart Scale logo

Pam Saxelby Creates Resources to Make Difficult Conversations Fun for Children

Talking to children about childbirth is not always easy, but author Pam Saxelby knows that the conversation is important because kids are curious.

San Antonio, TX, USA, October 9, 2018 — Talking to children about childbirth is not always easy, but author Pam Saxelby knows that the conversation is important because kids are curious. She also insists it can be a fun! As an educator and author, Saxelby has over 25 years of experience teaching in Chicago where she has worked with students of different ages—from junior high to high school as well as preschoolers.

“I love working with the pre-school kids because they are so funny. After many years of working with children, I have good insight into the questions these children have,” Saxelby comments. “Kids at this age are trying to figure everything out.” Children are curious about where they come from, and this isn’t a bad thing, Saxelby insists.

Saxelby has faced this question both in the classroom and at home, where years ago, she was summoned by her youngest daughter (4 at the time) to “a meeting in the living room” to discuss Saxelby’s then pregnancy with her third child.

“I saw that having children talk about where babies come from is important. We need accurate narratives that are not just centered on the stork. Children need correct information, and this topic can be presented in a way that is both fun and funny. Childbirth does not have to be scary for kids.”

The author adds, “I’ve always tried to write about what is interesting for children, and what they may be trying to figure out,” which is what led her to write her third children’s book, The Great Grace Escape.

Inspired by Saxelby’s granddaughter Grace, The Great Grace Escape is a humorous tale, told from a baby’s perspective about “escaping” from her underwater home in her mother’s womb! The author intends for this book to be a resource for parents, teachers, and pediatricians.

“I hope this story will lead to natural conversations, recognizing that children of different ages need different answers to their questions,” adds Saxelby. “I would like this book to be an opportunity for kids to ask questions about the day they were born and all the joy that goes along with that.” The Great Grace Escape is illustrated by Saxelby’s daughter, Anne Saxelby.

Publisher Lisa M. Umina adds, “This book is a great addition to children’s literature. It presents a unique perspective, helping children to understand where they come from and how they got here. Both children and adults alike will enjoy reading this story.”

For more information about Pam Saxelby visit pamsaxelby.com. The Great Grace Escape is now available at on Pam’s website, Halo Publishing International, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Books a Million in Hardcover for $19.95, Paperback for $12.95, and as an e-Book for $6.99.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa Michelle Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176,
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 877-705-9647
contact@halopublishing.com
http://www.halopublishing.com

Las Vegas-Based Architecture and Design Firm Punch Architecture Completes Extensive Makeover of High-End Boston Hotel Lounge

When Boston’s award-winning hotel Kimpton Nine Zero embarked on its bold, top-to-bottom transformation last year, they also wanted to take its on-site bar/restaurant Highball Lounge and undergo an extensive makeover to better reflect the hotel’s traditional-meets-contemporary transformation.

Las Vegas, NV, October 09, 2018 — When Boston’s award-winning hotel Kimpton Nine Zero embarked on its bold, top-to-bottom transformation last year, they also wanted to take its on-site bar/restaurant Highball Lounge and undergo an extensive makeover to better reflect the hotel’s traditional-meets-contemporary transformation.

Enter up-and-coming Las Vegas-based (with offices in Denver, Los Angeles, and New York City) design and architecture firm Punch Architecture, which was tasked with the makeover of the Highball Lounge to become the Better Sorts Social Club, a glamorous cocktail-forward, elevated-food concept that better fit with Nine Zero’s concept of melding the city of Boston’s history and tradition with the luxurious contemporary design and social aesthetic of today’s finest luxury hotels.

Punch Architecture, better known as simply Punch, was tasked with all the interior design and fabricated a portion of the new lounge’s furniture. The project, from conception to construction, took about 18 months for the 3,200-square-foot space

“We wanted it to be a little quirky, fun and playful, but also classy,” says Zak Ostrowski, one of Punch’s three partners along with Drew Gregory and Clemente Cicoria. “We wanted it to appeal to the higher-end Boston Brahmins era and still relate to a younger crowd. It has high-end cocktails and food, but it’s also a place you could go to after a game at Fenway (Park) or after a Celtics game.”

Ostrowski said they wanted to strike a balance between the traditional social club and its low lighting, dark wood panels and stateliness and a more modern upscale cocktail lounge with its open, airy atmosphere, brighter lighting and contemporary furniture. They also wanted to dovetail with Nine Zero’s new aesthetic, which blends modern sophistication with a nod to Boston’s storied history.

He says Better Sorts’ design concept is “a throwback to the golden age of classic spirit bars with its elegant sexiness, cheeky sensibilities, and enigmatic sensuality.”

The interior materials consist of rich and warm American Black Walnut wood walls and flooring contrasted with moody burnished dark green plaster colors, Nero Marquina marble, weathered leathers, textural sea glaze green tiles, exotic yet subtle wallpapers, dark and mysterious antique mirrors, and sultry lighting throughout the space.

The custom furniture pieces are made of rich leathers, soft velvets, and jewel tone colors set off by hand-crafted walnut and ambrosia maple tables with metal and burl inlays (designed and made by Punch), gently resting on colorful vintage Persian rugs. Better Sorts décor is filled with whimsical photos, a mix of reclaimed decorative art deco and regency objects made of handblown glass, crystal and brass.

“It was a great project,” says Ostrowski. “We were able to use a rich, yet comfortable material palette, that works well with the hotel’s redesign. There were a lot of parties involved in the design, so it was a fun collaborative process. We also wanted to be open-minded and have the flexibility to incorporate the Boston environment.”

Punch is no stranger to high-end restaurant and lounge design, winning an AIA award for celebrity Chef Chris Cosentino’s Jackrabbit at The Duniway Hotel in Portland, Oregon and designing such dazzling establishments as Maison Pickle in New York City, and Element Kitchen & Cocktail in Denver, Colorado. Punch has also been recognized for its commercial and residential designs. The Punch firm also includes Punch Fab, its fabrication, furniture, and R&D department and Punch & Pie, its business strategy and concept department.

Founded only three years ago, Ostrowski feels Punch’s work on Better Sorts Social Club is another feather in its cap.

“We’re stoked,” he says. “We are very satisfied with the results.”

About Punch Architecture

Punch creates spaces, environments, and objects that are site-specific to the client and their brand, while being conscientious of the impact the design makes on the surrounding environment and interaction between the end user.

Our firm’s process starts with an idea that is ultimately layered with multiple elements; building up within the project context through transformative design, exploration, and storytelling. Each project’s success lies in the research, innovation, design strategy, and social context that is specific for each space and client. Our designs are original works that embody passion, integrity, quality, and beauty; yet maintain functionality and simplicity.

Punch Architecture is a licensed architecture and design firm in the United States with international project experience. Punch Fab is our fabrication, furniture, and R&D department. Punch & Pie is our business strategy and concept department that works with new and established brands through various forms of visual media such as film, motion graphics, and interactive site-specific installations.

Contact:

All new business inquiries should be directed to info@puncharc.com or by phone:

>Denver: 303-434-2423

>Las Vegas: 702-526-7887

>Los Angeles/New York: 702-510-7343

Main Office:

4425 Wagon Trail Ave.

Las Vegas, NV, 89118

United States

ABOUT KIMPTON HOTELS & RESTAURANTS

San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the original boutique hotel company, which pioneered the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in the United States in 1981. Anchored in one-of-a-kind experiences, Kimpton now operates more than 60 hotels and 80 restaurants, bars and lounges across urban locations, resort destinations and up and coming markets in the United States, Europe, Caribbean and Greater China.

Kimpton spaces and experiences center on its guests, offering inspiring design that evokes curiosity to forward-thinking flavors that feed the soul. Every detail is thoughtfully curated and artfully delivered, so that guest experiences remain meaningful, unscripted and ridiculously personal. Kimpton’s employees, empowered to provide heartfelt service and experiences, have built a highly regarded workplace culture that appears consistently on Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. In January 2015, Kimpton became part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands. For more information, visitwww.KimptonHotels.com.

Kimpton and its ownership group, Brookfield Hotel Properties, engaged Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), the world’s leading hospitality interior design firm, along with Boston-based branding firm, Korn Design, to create a completely new aesthetic that blends history and contemporary design in Kimpton Nine Zero.

Located in Boston’s historic Ladder District, at the crossroads of Beacon Hill, the Theatre District, Downtown Crossing and the Financial District, Nine Zero has transformed its 190 guest rooms and suites, living room, and 2,400 square feet of private event and meeting space into a seductive and design-forward hotel that uniquely nods to Boston history.

Nine Zero is located at 90 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02108. For reservations please call 866-906-9090; for the hotel please call 617-772-5800. For more information and updates, please visit www.ninezero.com and follow @ninezerohotelboston on Instagram; @NineZeroHotel on Facebook and @Kimpton on Twitter; #ninezerohotel.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.ninezero.com

State of the Art: An Exhibition and Celebration

An Invitational Exhibition at the R. Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

Carmel, CA, October 07, 2018 – The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) expands its reach beyond Carmel, California, with an exhibition and related events in Santa Cruz, CA, at that city’s premier art space, the R. Blitzer Gallery, located in a renovated warehouse, once home to the historic Wrigley chewing gum factory. A broad-ranging invitational exhibition, State Of The Art (SOTA) features fifteen prominent and innovative Northern California photographers. The exhibition will run from November 2 through November 29, 2018, and will kick off with a festive opening reception during Santa Cruz’s First Friday, November 2, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. In addition, a variety of SOTA events will run throughout November, with all tickets available via Eventbrite. Please join us in exploring photography’s fascinating and inspiring State of the Art during the entire month of November.

Center for Photographic Art is thrilled to welcome an expanded audience to a groundbreaking exhibition of leading Northern California photographers who explore a range of contemporary issues. Exhibiting are Brigitte Carnochan, Linda Connor, Binh Danh, Janet Fine, Sara Friedlander, Shelby Graham, Chris Johnson, Karolina Karlic, Bob Kolbrener, Robin Lasser & Adrienne Pao, Kathryn Mayo, Ryuijie, Jerry Takigawa and Huntington Witherill. Their photography reflects a diverse array of current and historical mediums, including digital imaging, gelatin silver, platinum/palladium, wet plate collodion, daguerreotype, and mixed media.

In addition to the exhibition, on Saturday, November 3, CPA hosts Freestyle Photographic Supplies for an on-site digital printing workshop. Following the workshop, CPA presents a panel discussion, “Breaking Boundaries,” with participating photographers Binh Danh, Sara Friedlander, Karolina Karlic and Robin Lasser, moderated by CPA’s Executive Director, photographer and educator, Brian Taylor, and Wallace Baine, former Santa Cruz Sentinel Arts Editor and freelance art writer. Then on Wednesday, November 14, CPA hosts a special reception with former long-time Congressman, Honorable Sam Farr, in acknowledgement of his contributions and support of the photographic arts in the Monterey Bay area.

Finally, as a complement to the exciting SOTA exhibition, CPA hosts a thematic online photography competition titled, “The Human Spirit.” Our jurors are Ann Hazels, Director of the Radius Gallery, Santa Cruz, and photographer, educator and CPA Assistant Director, Rick Murai. All are welcome to enter and vie for five hundred dollars in prizes. All entries will be featured on CPA’s website and viewable by our global audience. A lively and informative jurors’ talk and awards presentation will take place on Saturday, November 17.

Join us in celebrating the Center for Photographic Art’s State of the Art exhibition and its first foray into the North Monterey Bay area, with a month of groundbreaking photography and events at the R. Blitzer Gallery in Santa Cruz! Don’t miss the festive First Friday Opening Reception on Friday, November 2, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. To learn more about SOTA and accompanying events go to:

https://photography.org/event/state-of-the-art

What:

STATE OF THE ART Exhibition

· Freestyle Photographic Supplies Digital Printing Workshop

· STATE OF THE ART “Breaking Boundaries” panel discussion and reception

· An Evening with former Congressman, Honorable Sam Farr

· STATE OF THE ART online competition awards presentation and Juror’s talk

When:

Exhibition: November 2 – 29, 2018, Opening reception November 2, 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Freestyle Photographic Supplies Digital Printing Workshop: Saturday, November 3, Noon to 4:00 pm

STATE OF THE ART “Breaking Boundaries” panel discussion, Saturday November 3, 6:00 to 7:30 pm; Reception: 7:30 to 8:30 pm

Reception and award presentation with former Congressman Sam Farr, November 14, 5:00 to 7:00 pm

STATE OF THE ART online competition entry period: September 26 – November 6. Juror’s event, Saturday, November 17, 4:00 to 7:00 pm

Where: R. Blitzer Gallery, Wrigley Building, 2801 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Gallery hours: Noon to 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday

Tickets:

Exhibition: Free

· Freestyle Photographic Supplies Digital Printing Workshop and “Breaking Boundaries” panel discussion, General admission: $75 for both (includes CPA annual membership),

CPA Members: $35 for both. Purchase tickets via Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2DnMoeY

· “Breaking Boundaries” panel discussion only, General admission: $10; free for CPA members. Purchase tickets via Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2DnMoeY

· Sam Farr Reception: Free to the public, limited seating, RSVP via Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/202YwWJ

· “The Human Spirit,” State of the Art online competition. To enter: https://bit.ly/2znnHeC

· “The Human Spirit,” Online competition, juror’s discussion and awards announcement: Free to the public, limited seating, RSVP via Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2xBTsiE

PR Images: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zunikclg0poe3j9/AACcLy3fBNehjq7Q3qgniNOIa?dl=0

Info: https://photography.org/event/state-of-the-art/

CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ART

Sunset Center

San Carlos and 9th Avenue

P.O. Box 1100

Carmel, CA 93921

www.photography.org

Contact:

Brian Taylor, Executive Director

brian@photography.org

408-334-0040

November 2 – November 29, 2018

ABOUT CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ART

Tracing our roots back to the Friends of Photography, founded in 1967, the Center for Photographic Art (CPA) remains the second oldest members’ photography gallery organization in the country. A short walk from Ocean Avenue in Carmel, CA brings you to the venerable gallery launched by iconic artists Ansel Adams, Cole Weston, and Wynn Bullock. Today, CPA continues to serve as a valuable cultural resource to its members, the community and the greater world of the photographic arts.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.photography.org

Professional Salinas Dog Trainer and Behaviorist Barbara De Groodt Named to IACP International Hall of Fame

Salinas-based professional dog trainer and animal behavior counselor Barbara De Groodt has been named to the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP) International Hall of Fame. And she never saw it coming.

Salinas, CA, October 05, 2018 — Salinas-based professional dog trainer and animal behavior counselor Barbara De Groodt has been named to the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP) International Hall of Fame. And she never saw it coming.

“I had absolutely no idea it was coming, none whatsoever,” she says, when she was presented the award at the IACP’s annual conference in St. Petersburg, Florida. “My staff sure knows how to keep a secret. When (at the conference) they started to talk about people (who were nominated) and it narrowed down to me, I said to myself, ‘oh my god, this isn’t good.’ I cried.”

Luckily for De Groodt, she didn’t have to give a speech, but accepted the award onstage and later took some good-natured ribbing from a friend for the rest of the night of “Crybaby! Crybaby!”

“It’s quite a privilege,” she says of the award, which is awarded to “heroes … within the dog industry who have made an impact on the world of dogs and provided the dog world with a legacy that will always be remembered.” “It’s one of those things, you go through life, work hard and hope to one day be recognized by your peers. This is why I do what I do. When John Rogerson, one of my mentors, say these things about you, that means a lot.”

Here’s what Rogerson, one of the world’s leading dog trainer and behaviorists and founder and lecturer of United Kingdom’s Northern Centre for Canine Behavior, wrote in his letter of nomination to the Hall of Fame:

“There are few characters in the dog world that not only inspire others but also can walk the walk where many sadly are just able to talk the talk,” he wrote. “I have known Barbara for more than 20 years and have seen first hand not only her ability to work with her own dogs but also her ability to work with owners and other canine professionals to improve their understanding of their canine companions. Barbara unselfishly gives much of her free time to helping and supporting many worthwhile canine projects and also, despite her huge wealth of knowledge, still travels extensively at home and abroad to further her own education. There is no other trainer from the U.S.A. that I have ever endorsed, Barbara is one in a million and deserves international recognition for her amazing life and lifetime achievements.”

“I was teary-eyed when I read those letters, especially the ones from my mentors,” she said. “My peers were the ones who nominated me, that made so much of an impact on me. You know somebody is watching.”

De Groodt founded From the Heart training and dog behavior counseling in the late ’80s, but she’s been working with dogs since she was a pre-teen.

“I’ve been training dogs since I was 8 or 9 years,” she says. “My dad trained German short-haired pointers.”

Along the way she’s won a number of awards, including the 2011 Westminster Dog Show Trainer of the Year, Purina Pro Plan’s Show Dog 2010 Trainer of the Year and is a certified Pet Tech pet first aid instructor.

From the Heart’s training philosophy includes positive reinforcement, training to mold a dog’s behavior into a desirable asset, and trust: “Trust is the key word in the methods used at From The Heart, however, trust must be earned by and from your dog.”

“Dogs are, by nature, social animals and look to us to provide leadership that is fair and non-judgmental. My commitment to you is to provide you with tools needed to change undesirable behavior into desirable behavior. A dog’s friendship can be a wonderful one if you both have similar goals.”

De Groodt says that her training methods are rooted in tried and true methods, but that it’s a “constant growth.”

“I tell my students don’t ever think you know everything,” she says. “You should always be able to adjust. It’s a constant evolution.”

From the Heart Dog Training and

Paws at Play Doggie Daycare

Phone: 783-0818

Fax: 783-0657

P.O. Box 3734

Salinas, CA 93912-3734

fromtheheart.info

k9tootr@gmail.com

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.fromtheheart.info

Monterey Cowboy Festival, Now in its 20th Year, Seeks Food Vendors at its Nov. 3 Event at Monterey County Fair & Event Center

The Monterey Cowboy Festival, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year on Nov. 3, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center, is seeking food, art and craft vendors for its popular midway and marketplace.

Monterey, CA, October 05, 2018 — The Monterey Cowboy Festival, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year on Nov. 3, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center, is seeking food, art and craft vendors for its popular midway and marketplace.

The Marketplace, located on the Main Lawn next to the food and drink vendors, hosts some of the finest western art and gear vendors in the country, from customs saddles, fine leather boots and stunning paintings to handmade jewelry.

To make a submission, each vendor should complete the submission form in its entirety. All submissions must be in the English language and must be received by the close of the submission period, Oct. 15. Incomplete submissions may be ineligible for consideration. All submissions are made on a non-commissioned basis and as such, do not create a fiduciary, confidential or contractual relationship between the festival and vendor, other than the contractual relationship established by the submission terms.

Food and craft vendors can apply at https://marcatoapp.com/forms/mcf2018/fooddrinkvendorapplication and https://marcatoapp.com/forms/mcf2018/artgearapp/new. Deadline for application is Oct. 15.

The 20th Annual Monterey Cowboy Festival, previously the Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival, takes place from 11:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2018, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center at 2004 Fairground Road, in Monterey.

Tickets range in price from $19 for a Grounds Pass to $247 for a VIP experience, and are available online at www.montereycowboy.org.

The festival celebrates Monterey’s contribution to our country’s western heritage, bringing people together to enjoy and learn more about the “cowboy way of life,” including its history, current values and culture.

The lineup includes “throwback” country artist Jon Pardi, Texas neotraditionalist country trio Midland, country singer Corb Lund, and cowboy poets Waddie Mitchell and Paul Zarzyski on the Main Arena Stage.

Playing on the Garden Stage on the grounds will be Ernie Sites, Cow Bop, Mike Beck, Juni Fisher, Andy Hedges, Tom Swearingen, The Carolyn Sills Combo, Joni Harms, Almeda Bradshaw, and The Hasslers.

Since its inception, the festival’s foundation has been charity, giving more than $50,000 to local charities over the past 19 years as a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3).

The majority of those years were led by the festival’s founder and former Monterey police chief, Gary Brown, who lost his battle with lung disease in 2016. Brown founded the Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival in 1998 in an effort to preserve the culture of the American cowboy, while doing all he could to give back to the local community.

In an effort to continue Gary’s commitment to giving, the festival has announced the formation of the Gary Brown Scholarship Fund, which will focus on students in seventh to 12th grade in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties who are looking to enhance their music education in the areas of school tuition, music camp tuition, private music lessons, or musical equipment purchase/repair. To donate to the fund, go to https://www.montereycowboy.org/scholarship.

Ticket prices are as follows and are available online:

Off-site parking, $25

VIP Floor Seating, Arena, $247 + $25.85 fee

VIP Box Seating, Arena, $247 + $25.85 fee

Reserved Box Seating Arena, $123 + #13.37 fee

GA Corral Arena, $91 + $10.15

GA Rear Arena, $48 + $5.83

Grounds Pass, $19 + $2.91 fee

For more information or to buy tickets, go to www.montereycowboy.org.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.montereycowboy.org

Output Factory for Adobe InDesign Now Supports macOS Mojave

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory 2.3.13, a compatibility update to company’s output automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Output Factory automates printing, exporting from InDesign through batch processing, export as single pages, layer versioning, auto-preflighting, custom scripts integration and other time-saving options. The new version makes Output Factory compatible with the recently released macOS 10.14 Mojave and enhances some advanced file naming options.

Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory 2.3.13, a feature update to company’s output automation plug-in for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 5 stars by InDesign Magazine, Output Factory automates and simplifies workflows of publishers, printers, prepress houses, and ad agencies worldwide. The software helps users eliminate repetitive tasks and costly errors through batch processing with time-saving output options.

The new version introduces support for the recently released macOS 10.14 Mojave and is offered as a free update to the licensed users of version 2. Output Factory is fully compatible with the new Dark Mode while, at this point, preserving its original appearance. A dark appearance will be introduced in the future. The update also adds support for script labels when exporting InDesign documents as groups of several pages. The Script Label token lets users insert text from InDesign documents into variable output file names.

“I want to say how valuable and useful Output Factory has been for our company,” says Ed Saye, studio manager at Blue Sky Agency in Atlanta, Georgia. “The folks that use it are delighted to have a way to automate so much repetitive work in a consistent and organized way.”

Output Factory supports printing as well as exporting to PDF, PostScript, EPS, Flash, IDML, EPUB and several image formats. It offers the following key features:

Batch output of InDesign files
-Export every n pages as a single PDF file
-Variable output file names
Create PDF security presets
-Output files to multiple formats with one click
-Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
-Eliminate errors with automatic preflight

Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$169.95 (Lite version $119.95), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for the users of Output Factory 2.x, and $84.97 to upgrade from Output Factory 1.x and BatchOutput. Output Factory requires macOS 10.7-10.14 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2018.

About Zevrix Solutions
Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF workflows, graphic file diagnostics, file delivery and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals increase their profits through automating everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607
media@zevrix.com
http://www.zevrix.com