Sip, Swirl, Savor and Learn The Fourth Annual “In Your Backyard” Series Brought to you by Edible Monterey Bay and Holman Ranch Announces Its 2015 Schedule, Charity Partners as well as a Special Event at Holman Ranch!

Sip, Swirl, Savor and Learn The Fourth Annual “In Your Backyard” Series Brought to you by Edible Monterey Bay and Holman Ranch

Carmel, CA, November 04, 2014 – Inspired by the culinary bounty of California’s Central Coast, Holman Ranch Tasting Room, located at 19 E. Carmel Valley Road in Carmel Valley Village, is working with Edible Monterey Bay to invite local culinary chefs and artisans to demonstrate how wine can be best complemented with fresh culinary products found throughout the Central Coast.

The “In Your Backyard” series brought to you by Edible Monterey Bay and Holman Ranch will have chefs, farmers sand foragers sharing their tips and techniques for finding the perfect, fresh ingredients for preparing truly memorable meals, side dishes as well as understanding flavor pairings. From paella to abalone and sea vegetable demos, the series will showcase local experts’ knowledgeable on everything from how to select the best meats to creating savory pastries with ingredients from the local Farmers Market. Each demonstration will offer recommendations for the best wine to pair with the featured culinary item.

Here is a sneak peak at our 2015 schedule, partners and charity beneficiaries:
In Your Backyard 2015 Class Schedule:

• January 21st at 6:00 PM – Chef Brad Briske from La Balena in Carmel-by-the-Sea and Mark Shelley with Tassajara Natural Meats will do a grass fed nose-to-tail, cooking demo! The charity partner will be MEarth. MEarth is an environmental education nonprofit with roots in Carmel Valley, California, that is growing the next generation of environmental leaders through education, collaboration, partnerships and community action. We educate and inspire through environmental stewardship.

• February 11th at 6:00 PM – Ted and Cindy Walter from Passionfish in Pacific Grove will be discussing the sourcing and cooking of delicious, fresh sustainable seafood! The charity partner will be Seafood Watch. The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program helps consumers and businesses choose seafood that’s fished or farmed in ways that protect sea life and habitats, now and for future generations. Our recommendations indicate which seafood items are “Best Choices” or “Good Alternatives,” and which ones you should “Avoid.”

We raise public awareness about sustainable seafood issues through our consumer guides, website, mobile apps and outreach efforts. March 25th, 6:00 PM – Chef Brandon Miller from Mundaka in Carmel-by-the-Sea will celebrate National Paella Day by taking you on a culinary journey through Spain and teach you the tips and secrets of how to make traditional Spanish Paella. The charity partner is the Food Bank for Monterey County. The Food Bank for Monterey County is the largest provider of emergency supplemental food in Monterey County. Our mission is “to lead community efforts in the awareness and elimination of hunger in Monterey County.” The food bank solicits, collects, stores, and redistributes food to individuals as well as non-profit agencies that serve the aged, ill, and needy.

• April 22nd, 6:00 PM – John Cox with Sierra Mar at Post Ranch in Big Sur and Trevor Bridge of Monterey Abalone Co. will take up the theme “Cooking the Big Sur Coast,” showing you how to cook our local abalone and sea vegetables, and sharing how Monterey Abalone raises the iconic gastropod and forages for sea vegetables and rare seafood in Monterey Bay. The charity partner is Nancy’s Project. Nancy’s Project is a charitable nonprofit organization founded by Nancy Costello, to distribute food, clothing, and other necessities to farm labor families in Monterey County.

• May 13th, Aubergine’s Ron Mendoza will lead you in creating fabulous desserts. The evening will benefit Everyone’s Harvest, which brings fresh, healthful organic foods to underserved areas of Monterey County with its five farmers Markets.

• June 16 will feature Ken McDonald from Edgars at Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley and Jamie Collins, owner of Carmel’s Serendipity Farms, who will take you from garden to table, discussing how to plant your garden with your menus in mind and providing tips for cooking your harvest. The evening will benefit Ag Against Hunger, which channels surplus fruits and vegetables from farms in our area to those in need.

Reservations are required for all classes and the cost for each event is $25 per person. Classes are $10 for wine club members. This includes the class, wine tasting, small bites, and meeting, learning and sampling from a local artisan. A portion of the class proceeds will benefit the local charity organizations. To make reservations call 831-659-2640 or email

New for 2015 will be an In Your Backyard finale event at Holman Ranch on July 15th. Join some of the best Chefs and Purveyors in Monterey County for picnic like no other: think elegant farm-to-table benefit dinner, but much more informal, with blankets instead of folding chairs and white table cloths, and evening of sampling farm to fork small bites, sipping Holman Ranch wines, listening to live music and meeting our 2015 charity beneficiary partners.

Save the date of July 15th 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Holman Ranch 60 Holman Road in Carmel Valley! Details will be announced in January 2015!

Holman Ranch’s Carmel Valley Village Tasting Room is the perfect backdrop to swirl, sip and savor the different complexities of Holman Ranch Vineyard and Winery wines while learning about the culinary bounty available in your own backyard. The tasting room is open daily from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and is available for private events.

About Holman Ranch Vineyard and Winery:
Located at the north eastern tip of the Carmel Valley Appellation, the family-owned Holman Ranch resides approximately 12 miles inland from the Pacific Coast. Immersed in history and romance, the ranch has not only proven to be an excellent growing location for our vineyards but also for the Tuscan varietal olive trees which have flourished under the temperate climate. Holman Ranch estate-grown wine varietals are planted on approximately 19 acres of undulating terrain. The wines produced are unfined and crafted to deliver the true varietal of the grape from harvest to bottle. The climate and terroir of the appellation has played a critical part in the success of their wines. The warmth of the inland valley coupled with the cooling marine layer has proven to be an ideal microclimate for the production of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The vineyards’ Burgundy Clones have thrived from the perfect blend of ideal climate, southern exposure and thin rocky soils.

The estate wines of Holman Ranch include: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rosé of Pinot Noir. Carefully hand-harvested, cold pressed and bottled, the Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced from the fruits of our trees has a delightfully distinctive flavor.

Holman Ranch: Where the Past is Always Present. Tucked away in the rolling hills of Carmel Valley, historic Holman Ranch provides a unique and memorable setting for weddings, special events, family gatherings, corporate retreats, and team-building events. With its charming gardens, stunning mountain views and serenity, this private estate affords old-world charm while providing modern day conveniences. This stunning property includes a fully restored stone hacienda, overnight guest rooms, vineyards, olive grove, horse stables and more.

About Edible Monterey Bay
Founded in 2011, Edible Monterey Bay produces a beautiful quarterly magazine and weekly email newsletter celebrating the local food cultures of Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties, season by season. It also promotes local and sustainable regional food cultures through outstanding food and wine-themed events. For more information, go to or call (831) 298-7117.

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox Public Relations
23625 Holman Highway
Monterey, California 93940
(831) 747-7455

Former Broadway Singer Writes Two Children’s Books

From protecting wildlife to overcoming disabilities and bullying, retired professional singer Lisa Batch (aka Lisa Manning Batchelder) wants to teach children valuable lessons through her books, but mostly she wishes to entertain them.

Bonita Springs, FL (USA), November 04th, 2014 — From protecting wildlife to overcoming disabilities and bullying, retired professional singer Lisa Batch (aka Lisa Manning Batchelder) wants to teach children valuable lessons through her books, but mostly she wishes to entertain them. She’s partnered with Halo Publishing International to release “Rosie Babysits, A Roseate Spoonbill Story” and “Star’s Journey.”

“I’ve travelled around the world singing for nearly 50 years, and when I retired I missed entertaining people and I needed a creative outlet,” says Batch. “I hope my books and music bring lots of smiles and giggles.”

“Rosie Babysits, A Roseate Spoonbill Story” tells a whimsical tale about a real species of bird. The comical story ends with a glossary of photographs of Floridian wildlife, like the roseate spoonbill, manatee and shark, so children can associate the characters in the book with their true-life counterparts. They also learn how to protect the wildlife around them. A book about a roseate spoonbill is rare, and Rosie and her brother Billy are one-of-a-kind characters. “I heard that Disney is making a movie about a vulture. What about a Disney movie starring Rosie?” says Batch.

In “Star’s Journey,” the book is interactive for either a classroom setting with hand gestures and movements or a soothing bedtime story that includes hugs. It’s a story about a visually impaired pony that masters his fears and gains friends in the process. Young children will learn valuable lessons about being a friend, overcoming personal obstacles/disabilities, the value of work, and the importance of not giving up.

“I was inspired to write “Star’s Journey” because I volunteer with a lady who has vision issues and who runs benefits for the Foundation Fighting Blindness,” says Batch. “Children need to know that it’s okay to be different, and it’s good to be friends with someone who has a disability. Let’s remember that a person may have difficulty in one area but shine in another. In the book, while playing hide & seek, the pony has difficulty seeing, but his other senses, hearing and smell, are keener to compensate.”

“These stories are creative and the illustrations are stunning,” says Halo Publisher Lisa M. Umina. The illustrators, Mallette Pagano and Brian Peters, bring the books to life with an illustration on every page.”

Batch also released a CD with a narration followed by seven songs for children called, “Star’s Journey, Narration and Songs.” She is singing the songs she wrote and the narration is by professional voice-over artist, Robert Gillies.

You can purchase “Star’s Journey”, “Rosie Babysits, A Roseate Spoonbill Story” and the CD through The hardcover books each cost $15.95 and the CD is $9.95. As a promotion, if you buy two books, the CD is free. You may also buy the books alone through Halo Publishing and Amazon. Ebook will soon carry them for $5.95.

Lisa Batch is a member of SCBWI, GCWA and FAA. Raised in Waban, MA, she now lives in FL and RI with her husband, Herb. For more information, visit or email her at

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176,
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 877-705-9647

T5 Data Centers™ and Carpathia Forge Alliance to Deliver Custom IT Infrastructure and Cloud Solutions

New Alliance Combines T5’s Wholesale Data Centers with Cloud Services and Managed Hosting to Deliver Reliable, Versatile, Compliant Computing Environments.

Atlanta, GA, USA (November 4, 2014) — T5 Data Centers™ (, innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments for any enterprise, today announced a new alliance with Carpathia (, a trusted cloud operator and leading provider of compliance services and managed hosting, to deliver cloud, managed hosting, and colocation services for enterprises and federal agencies.

Under the terms of the new alliance, Carpathia will be responsible for providing 24×365 On-Site Technical support to T5 in their purpose-built, enterprise-grade data center facility locations. T5’s Data Centers are enterprise-grade, server-ready facilities delivering secure, reliable, redundant data center and power capacity to maintain critical systems uptime. T5 will offer its customers on-site support, including incident response, hardware troubleshooting and repair, visual verification inspections, and audit preparation, delivered by Carpathia’s professionally trained team. Carpathia will offer its fully managed data center services, including private, hybrid, and community cloud solutions.

“More of our customers are coming to us looking for a full suite of IT services and cloud solutions in combination with the robust design and reliable operations of T5’s data centers,” said Craig McKesson, EVP T5 Enterprise Solutions for T5 Data Centers. “By partnering with Carpathia, we can now meet any customer’s data infrastructure needs, whether it’s building out a new data center from the ground-up, or providing an enterprise-ready approach that combines T5’s physical infrastructure with Carpathia’s cloud and managed hosting expertise. It’s the ideal way to future-proof any organization’s data center needs in a rapidly changing market.”

Initial marketing and sales strategies will target enterprise customers in digital media, healthcare, financial services, and government sectors; markets where both T5 and Carpathia already have a strong presence. Working together, the two companies will be able to provide the secure, redundant services needed to comply with regulatory standards such as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), FISMA (Federal Information Security Management Act), and DIACAP (DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Program).

“Carpathia is pleased to have been selected by T5 to enable them to expand their offerings to include on-site technical services.” said Philip Hedlund, Vice President, Business Operations for Carpathia. “By Combining Carpathia’s deep, proven experience in enterprise IT management and cloud operations with T5’s state-of-the-art data center infrastructure, together can meet the needs of any business or mission.”

T5 offers customizable or server-ready turnkey, single or multi-tenant colocation data centers strategically located throughout the United States. Carpathia is a trusted provider of cloud services and managed hosting for secure, reliable, compliant IT infrastructures.

About T5 Data Centers

T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an “always on” computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise and wholesale colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Charlotte with new projects announced in Portland, New York, and Colorado. All of T5’s data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications.

For more information, visit

About Carpathia

Carpathia is a trusted cloud operator and leading provider of cloud services and managed hosting, providing secure, reliable and compliant IT infrastructure and management for some of the world’s most demanding enterprises and federal agencies. Carpathia’s cloud platform delivers solutions for every stage of the cloud journey, empowering organizations to meet their unique security and compliance requirements. Carpathia’s experienced customer care team and innovative data center facilities provide 24×7 global support to ensure optimum performance and reliability. Backed by its E3 Promise™, Carpathia consistently delivers an experience that exceeds expectations.

Contact Carpathia at 1.888.200.9494, or visit for more information.

Media Contacts:
Aaron Wangenheim for T5 Data Centers
(415) 292-7700

Melissa Chadwick for Carpathia
(571) 383-8513

How the Cybersecurity Framework Helps your Company at Cyber Security World Conference 2014 New York

Building off of the momentum of past successful conferences, Golden Networking brings Cyber Security World Conference 2014 New York City (, forum that will bring the latest thinking from security experts to hundreds of senior executives focused on protecting enterprises’ information assets.

New York City, NY, USA (November 4, 2014) — A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, says Bill Buchanan, The Conversation. Computer security relies on a great number of links, hardware, software and something else altogether: you. The greatest threat to information security is actually people. Why strive to defeat encrypted passwords stored in computers, when those computers’ human users will turn them over willingly?

A huge problem with most types of digital communications, processing and storage is that it’s often very difficult to differentiate between a true communication and one which has been falsified. This stems largely from the internet’s background as an open, insecure system. In emails apparently from legitimate websites, the email address of the sender can be spoofed, that is, replaced with another that is not the sender’s actual address, as some email relay systems allow this.

Corporations are today targeted as never before, with growth in hacking attacks linked to nation states and overseas governments; in fact, sophisticated and sustained campaigns of phishing have succeeded in stealing information from firms and organizations all over the world. Symantec recorded a 62% rise in data breaches from spear phishing in 2013.

In response to the growing cyber threat, the Cybersecurity Framework, which was drafted by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), represents a tipping point in the evolution of cybersecurity, one in which the balance is shifting to proactive risk-management standards. While its application is voluntary, organizations across industries may gain significant benefits by adopting the guidelines.

Golden Networking’s Cyber Security World Conference 2014 New York City ( will provide a platform for hundreds of senior executives focused on protecting today’s enterprises to learn more about the Cybersecurity Framework and how to apply it to their organization. Topics that Cyber Security World Conference 2014 will discuss include:

• Cyber Security Megatrends Security Professionals can’t Ignore Today
• Designing and Managing Effective Information Security Programs
• Is Biometrics the Key to Personal and Corporate Security?
• How Hackers Really Operate to Obtain Financial Data
• Key Considerations about Security in the Internet of Things Age
• Strengthening the Security of Industry-wide Technology Infrastructure
• Cyber Security and its Role in the Overall Security of the United States

About Cyber Security World Conference 2014
Cyber security is never again a term to ignore for individuals or corporations. The daily activities of all Americans, the country’s global economic prominence and worldwide security rely on a safe and resilient cyberspace. Unfortunately, the number of cyber-attacks has increased dramatically over the last years, exposing confidential personal and business data, disrupting critical operations, and imposing exorbitantly high costs on the economy overall.

Just recently, J.P. Morgan Chase, America’s largest commercial bank with $2.39 trillion in assets, announced that about 76 million households and 7 million of small-business customers had been affected by a cyber attack in one of the most sweeping known global breaches. The company said the unknown attackers stole customers’ contact information, which included names, email addresses, numbers and addresses, affected an amount equivalent to almost two-thirds of American households.

A brief walk down memory lane of some the biggest recent cyber-attacks now include Adobe Systems, Automated Data Processing, Citigroup, E*Trade Financial, Fidelity Investments, Home Depot, HSBC, Nasdaq OMX, Neiman Marcus, Target and Wal-mart. It is not unlikely to consider that the information of every American has already been compromised in any of these publicly disclosed attacks.

Renowned information security experts and innovative service providers will present at Cyber Security World Conference 2014 their latest thinking to hundreds of senior executives focused on protecting enterprises and governmental agencies.

Cyber Security World Conference 2014 is produced by Golden Networking, the premier networking community for business and technology executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Golden Networking

4th Annual “Nature” Art Exhibition Results Now Posted Online

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its November 2014 art exhibition, the 4th Annual “Nature” Art Exhibition is now posted on their website and can be viewed online.

Jupiter, FL, USA (November 3, 2014) — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its November 2014 art exhibition, the 4th Annual “Nature” Art Exhibition is now posted on their website and can be viewed online. The theme for this art exhibition is nature and artists were asked to submit their art by depicting the physical world. “Nature” is considered to be anything that was not created by or has been substantially altered by man. Subjects that would encompass the “Nature” theme would include geographical subjects, natural objects, wildlife and natural environments.

An art competition was held in October 2014 which determined and judged the art for this exhibition. The gallery received submissions from 16 different countries from around the world and they also received entries from 35 different states and Puerto Rico. Overall, there were 627 entries which were judged for this art competition.

Congratulations to the artists who have been designated as this month’s category winners, along with the winning Special Merit and Special Recognition artists. The gallery commends all of the winning artists for their artistic skill and their creativity, as this online art exhibition is indicative of their creativity.

To proceed to the galleries 4th Annual “Nature” online art exhibition follow this link:

Each month Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts themed online art competitions for 2D and 3D artists. All participating winners of each competition have their artwork exposed and promoted online through the online gallery to thousands of visitors each month. If you know of a talented artists who may benefit from the exposure and the publicity that the gallery can provide to them, please forward this press release to them.

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly themed online art competitions and monthly online art exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis. The art gallery website can be viewed here:

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458