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FED Publishing Releases New Book, “My Journey, A Victory Over Cancer Through Alternative Methods” by Valarie Hendriks

My Journey, A Victory Over Cancer Through Alternative Methods, by Valarie Hendriks, is a story about one courageous woman’s journey and victory over cancer through alternative methods.

Oakland Township, MI, USA — Valarie Hendriks’ My Journey, A Victory Over Cancer Through Alternative Methods is a book that will make you laugh, make you cry, inspire you and motivate you. However, most of all it will help you in battling one of the most dreaded diseases plaguing mankind, cancer.

Valarie Hendriks grew up in the Midwest part of the United States. After college she got a job in the Optical field and is currently working as a Manager and ABO Certified Optician. Along the way she got married to her spouse of twenty five years. Her hobbies are tennis, horseback riding and Ball Room Dancing. She competed in Ball Room Dancing and won several competitions over her career. Then one day she was diagnosed with cancer. At this point in her life she thought her entire world was falling apart. However, she was determined to defeat this dreaded disease.

Her book My Journey, A Victory Over Cancer Through Alternative Methods is a book that Valarie wrote that outlines how she beat cancer. In her book she provides all of the information that she learned through two years of research so that she could help other people in their battle against cancer without going through the trauma of traditional cancer treatments. Her book is uplifting, inspiring, and motivational. It will make you laugh and it will make you cry but most of all it could help you to defeat one of the most dreaded diseases in the world, the disease that we call cancer.

Genre – Cancer, Cure, Alternative Methods, Alternative Medicine, Cancer Cure, Inspiration, Treatment, Motivational

The ebook version of My Journey, A Victory Over Cancer Through Alternative Methods ISBN 9781506903477, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 194 page print book version, ISBN 9781506903460, and ISBN 9781506903453 hardback, are published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

Media Contact:
Valarie Hendriks
+1(941)921-2607
monty-nbf@att.net

“Finding the Beautiful You” Guides Readers to Discover Their True Self

We all struggle with our self-confidence at some point and often question our self-worth. In Lisa Cassman’s latest book, “Finding the Beautiful You” she helps readers discover who they are.

San Antonio, TX (USA), November 9th, 2017 — Are you plagued by an inner voice reminding you of your faults and shortcomings? We all struggle with our self-confidence at some point and often question our self-worth. In Lisa Cassman’s latest book, “Finding the Beautiful You” she helps readers discover who they are. With a pen in one hand and the Bible in the other, Cassman guides readers through the process of examining their self-worth to truly find their beautiful self.

“As a licensed minister and motivational speaker, women frequently approach me asking for a book that outlines the content of my workshops on self-confidence,” said Lisa Cassman, author. “I realized that women were hungry for a guide that would help them address past hurts and disappointments so they could focus on the joy the future holds as their true beautiful self.” Thus, the birth of “Finding the Beautiful You.”

In Cassman’s book, she offers a variety of interactive exercises that force readers to truly absorb the information and personalize the content to help with their own self-discovery. Used as a workbook, readers are encouraged to write their thoughts to emotional prompts like “I wish I could change…”

Additionally, throughout the book, readers are directed to read specific scripture passages and write down their feelings. Cassman has selected a variety of Biblical text to support her belief that God loves us and has a special and unique purpose for each of us. “Finding the Beautiful You” was written to help readers discover the positive message that can be found in scripture and our own self-examination.

“It is one thing to read a book, but another to truly be immersed in the content,” said Cassman. “By encouraging readers to examine the hurts and disappointments in their past; take them out, look at them, forgive themselves and then finally put them behind them, I hope readers will finally see their wonderful value.”

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14 (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+139:14&version=NIV)

“The minute we give God our cares and concerns to carry, He lightens our load,” said Cassman. “However, we also need to forgive ourselves and let go. Through “Finding the Beautiful You” I hope that readers will finally be able to put aside their fears and concerns and focus on the positive message God has for our life.”

“This is a beautiful book,” said Lisa Umina, founder and president of Halo Publishing International. “The format is very user-friendly. I found that I had a pencil close at hand to jot down my thoughts and my Bible next to me so that I could immediately read the scripture Lisa mentions. She doesn’t give the answers but encourages the readers to take part in the process and find peace and understanding within the word of God.”

Finding the Beautiful You is now available at Halo Publishing, Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in paperback for $12.95 and $6.99 for the e-book. Visit http://www.lisacassman.com to learn more about her workshop “New You – New Life:  7 Steps to Boosting Self Confidence” and her other services.

* Halo Publishing
* Amazon
* Barnes and Noble

About Lisa Cassman:
Years ago Lisa took out a simple piece of paper and wrote down three goals she wanted to achieve… be in a successful marriage, travel and write a book! Today Lisa has published three books, The Road Less Traveled: A Guide to a Positive Marriage, The Light in Your Eyes and now Finding the Beautiful You. Through the inspiration of her husband Steve and spending six months riding with him in his semi-truck traveling the west coast, Lisa has taken her pastors degree and her work in Christian counseling to offer many unique and positive ways to a more successful marriage. Growing up and living most of her life in Minnesota, Lisa plans on continuing traveling only now as a couple visiting churches to host marriage seminars based on her book.

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
contact@halopublishing.com
http://www.halopublishing.com

Inspirational Business Book “Journey of North Denver Johnnie” Offers Advice on Success

“Journey of North Denver Johnnie: Using Street Smarts to Add Value to Your Career” is filled with real life examples and lessons to help first time managers, front line employees and even senior managers get the most from their career.

Tampa, FL (USA), November 5th, 2017 — In today’s business environment, professionals need to take charge of their career journey, however, that shouldn’t require reinventing the wheel. “Journey of North Denver Johnnie: Using Street Smarts to Add Value to Your Career” is filled with real life examples and lessons to help first time managers, front line employees and even senior managers get the most from their career.

“I wanted to create a legacy of the life lessons I have learned,” said John Santone about his new book. “We are all in control of our future successes and in this book I have captured some of the “aha moments” I’ve experienced through the ups and downs of my life. My hope is that others will benefit from the lessons so that they are able to strive for and achieve their best professional life.”

Each chapter chronicles an experience from the author’s personal and professional life and ends with a North Denver Johnnie Lesson, like the following from Chapter 33:

“If you’re willing to do all you can to reach your potential, don’t settle by working for a company that offers you only the ability to earn a living!”

One key belief that Santone puts forth in the book is the value and importance of understanding company goals and aligning yourself with your manager. In order to be effective and be recognized in your job you have to take ownership of your successes and communicate clearly with your boss the goals you have set for your future.

Santone encourages readers to let go of their past and focus on the future by being the best at your job every day. Observe others in the workplace and determine what it will take to be the best in your department and then do it; today, tomorrow and every day.

“I believe that each and every day you must do the very best job possible, think about your future by investing time and effort to improve your current skill set,” said Santone. “Additionally, you should work to acquire new skills that may prove as “difference makers” when your name comes up during management meetings involving personnel and promotions.”

“John has lived quite a life in business and personally,” said Lisa Umina, founder and president of Halo Publishing International. “He does a great job of sharing his life lessons and offering great tips for how we can succeed in business and life. A must read for anyone who wants to do more with their career.”

Face each day with a can-do spirit and remember the words of North Denver Johnnie when he says: “Never give up, especially when it is your turn!”

Journey of North Denver Johnnie is now available at Halo Publishing, Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hard cover for $25.95 paperback for $17.95 and $6.95 for the e-book.

* Halo Publishing
* Amazon
* Barnes and Noble

About John Santone:
John is a hard-working, passionate competitor in all areas of his life. In the business world, he worked his way up to executive manager in high-profile companies. In the sports world, he became a 14-handicap golfer and won the PPC Fall Classic Hold’em Poker Tournament. He is also a car enthusiast, having owned many high-performance vehicles. John and his wife, Gayle, live in Tampa, Florida with their two bichons, Rocky and Chanel.

About Halo Publishing International:
Halo Publishing International is a self-publishing company that publishes adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s literature, self-help, spiritual, and faith-based books. We continually strive to help authors reach their publishing goals and provide many different services that help them do so. http://www.HaloPublishing.com

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa 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

Hyatt Regency Monterey Launches November be Thankful Pinterest Contest

November is all about being thankful and giving back. We look forward to this time of year and love to find new ways to celebrate the season.

Monterey, CA, October 25, 2017- November is all about being thankful and giving back. We look forward to this time of year and love to find new ways to celebrate the season. Pinterest has wonderful ideas to inspire you- from thankful quotes to activities your family can enjoy together to learn about gratitude. Create your own board and enter to win a two-night stay at Hyatt Regency Monterey!

To Enter The Contest Simply Pin It To Win It:

  • ·         Follow us on Pinterest: pinterest.com/montereyhyatt
  • ·         Create a board titled: In A Hyatt World
  • ·         Add a minimum of 5 pins with your favorite thankful quotes, activities and crafts!
  • ·         Make sure to use the hashtags #GiveThanks #InAHyattWorld
  • ·         Email a link your board to: marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com
  • ·         One lucky winner will receive a two-night stay at Hyatt Regency Monterey!
  • ·         Winner will be announced December 5th.
  • *Contest runs from November 1st – November 30th. Does not include airfare.  The trademark HYATT and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation. ©2017 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

https://monterey.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

Tres Amores Punta Mita Luxury Resort Villa on Mexican Coast Now Available for Holiday Rentals

Staying at a high-end luxury resort on the coast of Mexico is an enticing experience, but why share that experience with hundreds of other people, when you can share a sleek and modern luxury villa with 11 of your closest friends and family?

Punta Mita, MEXICO, October 24, 2017 — Staying at a high-end luxury resort on the coast of Mexico is an enticing experience, but why share that experience with hundreds of other people, when you can share a sleek and modern luxury villa with 11 of your closest friends and family?

Tres Amores Punta Mita, located just 26 miles from the coastal resort city of Puerto Vallarta, on one of the most beautiful, scenic and exclusive areas on the coast of Mexico, is a luxurious and stylish four-bedroom resort villa that is as welcoming as it is intimate.

Now imagine spending the holidays with your family and friends at this luxury villa that boasts panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, is just steps away from gorgeous white-sand beaches, two championship golf courses, four beach clubs and a wide variety of outdoor activities.

In fact, it is one of the few villas in Punta Mita that has access to all four beach clubs — Residents’, St. Regis, Kapuri and Playa Fortuna beach clubs — and both golf courses, Pacifico and Bahia.

Tres Amores is available for rent during the holidays through VRBO, TripAdvisor and AirBnB.

Located just 28 miles from the colorful coastal resort city of Puerto Vallarta, the Punta Mita peninsula is one of the most beautiful, scenic and exclusive areas on the coast of Mexico. The villa at Tres Amores, which can accommodate up to 12 people, features a long list of inclusive amenities, including chef service for breakfast and lunch, daily housekeeping and laundry service, an inviting saltwater infinity pool, hot tub, marble-front bar, gas barbecue, and an on-site private concierge who can help arrange your activities and excursions. There’s even a deluxe golf cart guests can use to get around the peninsula for excursions, outings, dining and shopping.

With its proximity to the Punta Mita Pier, Tres Amores is the perfect home base to launch an ocean adventure, whether you’re into standup paddleboarding, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, fishing or whale watching. With its spectacular views, impeccable service and its stylishly modern, yet relaxed style, Tres Amores is a popular destination for honeymooners, family vacations, golf getaways or those who just want to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Rooms at Tres Amores

The main house at Tres Amores features four bedrooms, all with their own style and flair. The combination of warm-toned wood, soft bedding and upholstery and contemporary decor gives each of these suites a modern, yet welcoming feel. Two bedrooms come with King-size beds, one with two Queen-sized beds and the fourth  has two Queen beds and two Twin bunkbeds. All bedrooms have in-suite bathrooms.

Amenities at Tres Amores

Your everyday worries will melt away once you step into Villa Tres Amores for your vacation. You’ll find personal chef service at breakfast, lunch and for afternoon snacks, as well as an on-site personal concierge who can arrange your outdoor activities of shopping or sightseeing excursions. Tres Amores also features daily housekeeping and laundry services.

Not only that, but guests at the Villa are welcome at the pools, spas, restaurants and tennis courts at the four nearby beach clubs, as well as golfing at the Pacifico and Bahia golf courses. The villa is one of the few on the peninsula with guest access to all four beach clubs and both golf courses.

Of course, if you’d prefer to relax in private, the Villa features its own resort-quality outdoor patio with panoramic views of the ocean, an inviting saltwater infinity pool, hot tub, gas barbecue grill with outdoor dining table and shaded lounging and dining areas.

The expansive, bright and open indoor/outdoor combined living and dining room that looks out over the patio, pool and ocean beyond, is the perfect area for entertaining the whole family or just to relax and relive the day’s adventures. The spacious living/dining area, which features modern designer furnishings, opens up to the terrace by way of fold-away glass door.

The in-house iPad can stream a variety of music for entertaining throughout the house or in a specific room. Refreshments can be served on the spacious patio or on the island in the large, fully equipped, modern kitchen. Adults will find themselves congregating around the custom-designed bar for some fine spirits, cocktails, conversation and perhaps a savory cigar to cap off an amazing day.

AMENITIES

Indoor Features:

Fully equipped kitchen featuring Sub Zero & Viking appliances

Dishwasher

Icemaker

Formal dining area with seating for 12

Satellite 4D television per room

Surround sound system with individual controls per room

In-house iPad with Sonos playlist

Media room/Formal Bar

Wifi

Air conditioning with individual controls in each room

Ceiling fans

Washer/Dryer

Iron/Ironing board

Nespresso coffee machine

Ultra Luxe bamboo cotton linens and towels

Bulgari bath amenities

Outdoor Features:

Saltwater infinity swimming pool

Hot tub

Alfresco dining area

Gas barbecue grill

Large terrace

On-site parking

Panoramic ocean views

Beachfront

Sun loungers

Outdoor living area

Deluxe golf cart for guest use

Villa Policies:

Maximum 12 guests

Non-smoking villa

Pets not allowed

Children welcome

Social events permitted (upon request only)

Additional bedding (upon request, at extra cost)

Check in: 3:00 p.m.

Check out: 12:00 p.m.

Security deposit applies

Staff & Services Included:

Daily housekeeping

Laundry

Cook service (for breakfast & lunch)

On-site Private Concierge

Guest access to:

St. Regis Beach Club

Playa Fortuna Beach Club

Kupuri Beach Club

Residents’ Beach Club

Pacifico Golf Course

Bahia Golf Course

Extra Cost (May require advance notice):

Villa pre-stocking

Food & beverages

Chef services

Airport transfer

Activities and excursions

Spa services

Babysitting service

Activities at Tres Amores

Punta Mita is a resort getaway with countless options, whether you’re looking just to relax or go out on an exciting, heart-pumping adventure.

Three of Mexico’s finest and most exclusive resorts are also located in Punta Mita, including the luxurious St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and the Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort. Punta Mita also boasts four beach clubs, three golf courses and three five-star spas.

Activities:

Surfing

At Tres Amores, your personal on-site concierge can arrange surfing lessons for the beginner or for the experienced surfer, an excursion to nearby Sayulita, renowned for its surf breaks the world over.

Golf

Tres Amores is home to the Bahia Golf Course and Pacifico Golf Course. And for a larger course, it’s just a short 20-minute ride to Litibu Golf Course.

Shopping

Guests wanting to do a little shopping can find unique shops and boutiques in the village of Punta de Mita or many high-end shops in nearby luxury resort hotels.

Sayulita & San Pancho

A short distance north of Punta de Mita lies Sayulita and San Pancho (also called San Francisco) home to rich culture, local shopping, inviting beaches and hidden treasures. These two coastal villages are a must-visit for any lover of white-sand beaches and colorful beach towns. Your concierge can plan a trip to these two locations as well make dining reservations for you.

Whale Watching

Your on-site concierge can arrange an ocean escapade for whale watching during your stay.

Spas

Within the gates of Punta de Mita there are three five-star spas, or, if you would like to have a spa experience in-house, your concierge can also arrange this for you.

Luxury Diving Adventures 

Your on-site concierge can arrange an exciting fishing or spearfishing adventure as well as arrange free diving lessons and snorkeling and scuba excursions.

Sailing

If you’d like to take to the Pacific Ocean on a private yacht, your concierge can make arrangements for an exciting day on the water.

Testimonial:

“I just never wanted to leave this place. Everything about this house, the staff, the food was amazing. I only stay at the best 5-star hotels in the world and this makes the Four Seasons look shabby which is hard to do. Thanks so much for a wonderful holiday and we will for sure be coming back! The fact that concierge handled buying groceries for my kids, fancy dinner reservations for my husband and booking spas for my sister meant I could actually enjoy my vacation stress free!” — Tatiana, May 2017

To book this property go to:

VRBO at xxx.

TripAdvisor at xxx.

Tres Amores Punta Mita

Porto Fortuna B6

Punta Mita, Mexico

Hello@VillaTresAmores.com

1-833-TRESAMORES

or

1-833-873-7266

www.villatresamores.com

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http:// www.villatresamores.com

Monterey County Fair and Event Center Offering Discounted Mid-Week Rate For Its Meeting Rooms

Monterey County Fair and Event Center has announced that it is offering reduced rates for mid-week meetings at its facilities at the fairgrounds.

Monterey, CA, Oct 24, 2017 — Monterey County Fair and Event Center has announced that it is offering reduced rates for mid-week meetings at its facilities at the fairgrounds.

If you book a meeting for your company, organization or group, large or small, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, the rate will be $299. Regular rates range from $750 to $1,100, depending on the room. Use of a kitchen is a separate rate.

The following rooms are available under this mid-week rate at the event center at 2004 Fairground Road in Monterey:

Monterey Room
7,000 square feet
Max seated occupancy: 400
Max occupancy: 1,000

Carpeted
Permanent dance floor
P/A system
Built-in Bar
Kitchen

Salinas Room:
7,000 square feet
Max seated occupancy: 400
Max occupancy: 1,000
Non-carpeted
Tall vaulted ceilings
P/A system
Electrical drop boxes

King City Room:
7,000 square feet
Max seated occupancy: 400
Max occupancy: 1,000

Non-carpeted
Tall vaulted ceilings
P/A system
Electrical drop boxes

Seaside Room:

7,000 square feet
Max occupancy: 300

Carpeted
P/A system
Built-in bar
Large commercial kitchen

Floor plans and event request forms are available at montereycountyfair.com. For more information or to book a meeting room, contact the Event Coordinator at (831) 372-5863.

About the Monterey County Fair and Event Center

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center is a premier event center set on 22 oak-studded acres with ample parking. It is a state-owned multi-use facility that features four large banquet rooms, two outdoor concert venues, and a variety of outdoor and indoor cost-effective sites ideal for all types of events. It is home of the annual award-winning Monterey County Fair, host to many major and private events on the Central Coast, and the site of the Monterey Bay Race Place, a Satellite Wagering Facility.

For more information, contact the Fair Administration Office, at 2004 Fairground Road in Monterey, by calling (831) 372-5863 or go to www.montereycountyfair.com for more information.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.montereycountyfair.com

Tickets Now on Sale!!

SECOND ANNUAL REZVAN FOUNDATION GALA 6 p.m.-midnight Feb. 3, 2018 Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley, 2050 University Ave., East Palo Alto

Palo Alto, CA, October 24, 2017 – You are invited to the Second Annual Rezvan Foundation Gala, set for 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday Feb. 3, 2018. We thank the Four Seasons for their generosity in hosting this years event at the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley, 2050 University Ave., East Palo Alto.

This fundraising event, our biggest fundraiser of the year, features host and comedian Maz Jobrani of CBS hit show Superior Donuts, champagne cocktail hour, a four-course dinner with wine pairing, AMAZING silent and live auction and music by DJ Dr T.

Tickets are $250 each, with Premier tables available under the “BUY TICKETS” option. In addition, the Four Seasons Hotel, graciously extended an exceptional discounted $225-a-night room rate for attendees of the Gala.

The mission of the Rezvan Foundation is to support the educational pursuits of exceptionally talented young students who have shown a determination to succeed despite the crippling loss of one or more parent, or removal from their parents’ home.

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

This year we are proud to share the Foundations first recipient, Corryne Brechmann. With the support from the Rezvan Foundation, she is currently attending Fresno State University getting a degree to fulfill her dream of being a Kindergarten teacher.

AMAZING LIVE AUCTION FEATURING

Northstar Cabin

Wing & Barrel Clay Shooting + Wine Tasting

Four Seasons Getaway Punta Mita

Northstar Cabin

Warriors VIP Tickets

Montana Mountains

ESPY Award Tickets

SPONSORSHIP

Donations to the live and silent auction and sponsorship opportunities are also available. For donation information, contact Elizabeth Naimi-Yazdi at (818)-298-8316 or by email at info@rezvanfoundation.com. Donations must be submitted by Dec. 16th, 2017. For donations committed by Dec. 16th, donors will be acknowledged in the Gala Auction Booklet.

Sponsorship opportunities include Gold ($3,000), Diamond ($4,000) and Platinum ($5,000) levels, which include such items as placement of advertisement in booklet, logo in all printed materials, table of 10, and a bottle of premium champagne. All donations are tax-deductible to the extend allowed by U.S. law. A record of your donation will be sent to you.

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

GOLDEN PADDLE

With the purchase of a Golden Paddle raffle ticket, you are entered into a drawing to win the Golden Paddle! What is the Golden Paddle? The paddle comes preloaded with $5,000 to use for ANY of the live auction packages, including Fund-a-Need. You can even compete for something grander than you had planned, all while supporting the Rezvan Foundation. The drawing will take place at the start of dinner and the winner will receive their Golden Paddle right before the live auction begins! You may only win the Golden Paddle by purchasing a Golden Paddle Raffle Ticket. Purchase your Golden Paddle raffle ticket by calling (818)-298-8316 or by email at info@rezvanfoundation.com. Good luck to all those who enter, and may the bidding begin!

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

Restrictions:

* Must attend Gala & Auction event on Saturday, Feb. 3 to win.

* $5,000 credit valid only toward purchase of Live Auction Lot or Fund-a-Need. No monetary value given if unused.

* $5,000 credit will be applied to your bidding paddle, and can be split between more than one auction lot. Credit will be applied to the full value of one auction lot of the Golden Paddle winner’s choosing. If any credit remains, it can be applied to the full value of a second lot. Any credit not applied to an auction lot will be applied to Fund-A-Need in the winner’s name.

* $5,000 credit is not tax-deductible and will reduce the tax deductibility of the auction lot where applicable.

* $5,000 credit is not transferable.

* $250 Raffle Ticket cost is not tax-deductible

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.rezvanfoundation.com

Monterey Symphony’s fabulous Season 72, a six-concert series, continues Nov. 18-19 With Award-Winning South Korean Pianist David Jae-Weon Huh

Award-winning South Korea-born pianist David Jae-Weon Huh will be featured in the second program of the Monterey Symphony’s six-concert series on Nov. 18 and 19, at the Sunset Center in Carmel.

Monterey, CA, October 24, 2017 – Award-winning South Korea-born pianist David Jae-Weon Huh will be featured in the second program of the Monterey Symphony’s six-concert series on Nov. 18 and 19, at the Sunset Center in Carmel.

This concert will also feature a side-by-side performance with members of the Honors Orchestra of Youth Music Monterey County (YMMC).

The season, titled “Concert Grand,” under the direction of Maestro Max Bragado-Darman, opened Oct. 14-15, and runs through May 19-20.

Huh, silver medalist at the 2015 Santander Piano Competition, will lend his talents to Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 26, in this powerful program, which also will include the Symphony’s interpretation of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, Op. 68 (“Pastoral.)

Recognized for his sense of poetry and technical brilliance, Huh has performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia and the United States, and has appeared in numerous festivals, including recitals at Animato den Paris, San Francisco Music Festival, and Leipzig Euro Music Festival, among many others.

This will be Huh’s first appearance with the Monterey Symphony.

Guest pianists in Season 72 will also include Josu de Solaun, Juan Perez Floristan, Phillipe Bianconi, and Michael Davidman, who was selected by guest conductor Conner Gray Covington, who will preside over the March 17-18 program.

The symphony will perform pieces by Dvorak, Beethoven, Schumann, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, de Falla and Tchaikovsky.

All programs will be performed at the Sunset Center (Ninth Avenue, between San Carlos and Mission streets) in Carmel at 8 p.m. on Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Special youth concerts, also at the Sunset Center, have been scheduled March 19 and April 23, with performances at 9:30 and 11 a.m. on each date.

The Monterey Symphony‘s chamber players will present a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 7 at All Saints Church (Ninth Avenue, between San Carlos and Monte Verde streets in Carmel).

For ticket information, call 831-646-8511, visit the website at www.montereysymphony.org, or send an email to info@montereysymphony.org.

Here’s an in-depth look at the rest of the upcoming season:

 

Program 3: Feb. 17-18

Josu de Solaun, first-prize winner at the 2014 Enescu Piano Competition, will join the Symphony to perform Camille Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 103 in a concert that also will include Symphony renditions of Johannes Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80, and Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 2, Op. 61.

De Solaun’s teachers, mentors, and musical influences have Nina Svetlanova, Horacio Gutierrez, Ricardo Roca, Ana Guijarro, Maria Teresa Naranjo, Albert and Miyoko Lotto, Joaquin Achucarro, Matti Raekallio, Edna Golandsky, and Jerome Lowenthal.

Symphony audiences will remember de Solaun for his previous solo recital, featuring Mussogorky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

Program 4: March 17-18 (with youth concert on March 19)

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend with the Monterey Symphony and wall-to-wall Mozart, a program that will include the overture from his beloved opera, Don Giovanni.

This concert will be performed under the baton of guest conductor Connor Gray Covington (recently appointed Assistant Conductor of the Utah Symphony) and will include Mozart’s Symphony No. 1, KV 16, and Symphony No. 41, KV 551 (“Jupiter”).

Covington is currently completing his tenure as the Rita E. Hauser Conducting Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he is being mentored by Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin. He recently made his debut with the Curtis Symphony at Carnegie Hall, sharing the podium with Ludovic Morlot.

Special guest pianist Michael Davidman, selected by Covington, will also be part of this spectacular program.

New York City-born Davidman started piano lessons at age 5, studying with Efrem Briskin at Manhattan School of Music, studied conducting with Jonathan Strasser and David Gilbert and is currently studying piano with Robert McDonald at Curtis Institute of Music since fall 2015.

An avid opera enthusiast, exceptional sight reader, chamber player, and accompanist, he has won numerous first-place awards in various competitions and recently completed the four-year scholarship program with The Chopin Foundation of the United States.

Davidman has performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Kimmel Center, Sandler Center, Symphony Space, Merkin Hall, DiMenna Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Steinway Hall, Bechstein Hall, as well as recitals in Italy, Spain, and Russia.

Program 5: April 21-22 (with youth concert on April 23)

Guest pianist Juan Perez Floristan, winner at the 2015 Santander Piano Competition, will showcase his talents with a performance of Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 83, in a program that also will include the Symphony’s rendition of Felix Mendelssohn’s

Symphony No. 4, Op. 90 (“Italian”) — a piece Mendelssohn, himself, declared to be the “jolliest” he ever composed. Regarded as a beacon among new generations of Spanish and European musicians, Perez has performed with the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, Malmo Symphony, Radio Television Espanola, Seville Royal Symphony, Gran Canaria Philharmonic, Malaga and Cordoba Symphonies,  and the Andres Segovia and Spanish National Youth Orchestras.

Program 6: May 19-20

The incomparable Phillipe Bianconi will be at the piano for the Monterey Symphony’s final program of the season, performing Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Liszt perfected the art of thematic transformation and took it to an extreme level with this impassioned concerto.

French pianist Bianconi has been described as an artist whose playing is “always close to the soul of the music, filling the space with poetry and life” (Washington Post), “an extraordinary exhibition of musicianship, technical control and good taste which lent the music a freshness, immediacy and conviction one all too seldom encounters” (The London Times). After winning the Silver Medal in the Seventh Van Cliburn International Competition, Bianconi made an acclaimed recital debut at Carnegie Hall in 1987 and, since then, has enthralled audiences and critics throughout the world.

Also featured will be Manuel de Falla’s lovely Noches en los Jardines de Espana, his most impressionist-style work, which details three gardens in a setting for piano and orchestra.

Chamber Program: Dec. 7 (7:30 p.m. at All Saints Church)

The Monterey Symphony is pleased to offer a special holiday chamber music treat, featuring concertmaster Christina Mok, with selections that include Piazzolla, Beethoven, Mozart, and the Hampton String Quartet’s “What if Mozart wrote ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!” Come have fun and enjoy holiday music in a classical style with the Monterey Symphony chamber players.

Media Comp Tickets and Media Interviews Available Contact Marci Bracco Cain at Marci@ChatterboxPublicRelations.com

About the Monterey Symphony

The mission of the Monterey Symphony is to engage, educate and excite our community through the performance and continual discovery of symphonic music.

The Monterey Symphony, under the artistic leadership of Music Director & Conductor Max Bragado-Darman, is the only fully professional, full-season orchestra serving the communities of the Monterey Bay, Salinas, Salinas Valley, Big Sur, and San Benito County. It provides double performances of a six-concert subscription series at Carmel’s Sunset Theater, as well as youth education programs that include in-class visits and culminate in full-orchestra concerts for school children.

The Monterey Symphony is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation, supported in part through the fundraising efforts of the Friends of the Monterey Symphony, and through grants from The Arts Council of Monterey County, The Berkshire Foundation, The Buffet Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, The Community Foundation for Monterey County, Frisone Family Foundation, The Harden Foundation, The Todd Lueders Fund for the Arts of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, The Monterey County Weekly Community Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, Music Performance Trust Fund, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The Pebble Beach Company Foundation, Samson Foundation, Warren and Katharine Schlinger Foundation, Alexander F. Victor Foundation,  and any other generous foundations and individual donors.

For additional information, please call 831-646-8511 or visit the website: www.montereysymphony.org.

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Neighborhood Carpet Cleaners Launches New Website for Carpet Cleaning Woodbridge Virginia and Surrounding Prince William County Virginia Area

Neighborhood Carpet Cleaners Offers Professional Carpet Cleaning in Woodbridge Virginia and surrounding Prince William County Virginia area. Neighborhood Carpet Cleaners just invested a ton of money into a new website to help educate about the carpet cleaning process.

Woodbridge, VA (USA), October 20th, 2017 — Neighborhood Carpet Cleaners is a Woodbridge, Virginia based cleaning services company that offers professional carpet and house cleaning services for residential and commercial clients. In addition, the company deep cleans rugs, upholstery, mattresses, air ducts, and tile and grout. Environmentally friendly cleaning products are used for all jobs.

What separates Neighborhood Carpet Cleaners from other cleaning companies are that all of their services are affordable, offered at fixed rates with no hidden charges, and has 24/7 on call support. Moreover, the company is locally owned and founded by a Veteran. They have extensive experience in all areas and are trained, certified, and insured.

Neighborhood Carpet Cleaners mainly specialises in domestic and commercial carpet cleaning. The company also carries out upholstery cleaning and rug and tile and grout restoration. Unlike other firms, the company uses natural and environmentally friendly detergents, which contain no harmful chemicals that will damage clients’ carpets. All cleaning products used by Neighborhood Carpet Cleaners contain pure essential natural oils, are organic, and endorsed by the Asthma Foundation. The detergents are both pet and child safe and very effective in removing dust mites from mattresses, upholstery, and carpets.

For every carpet cleaning job, Neighborhood Carpet Cleaners uses state-of-the-art cleaning equipment that is many times as powerful as household vacuum cleaners and produces a deeper clean and faster drying times. The company’s professional staff uses hot water extraction as a method for carpet cleaning where the clients’ carpet gets sprayed with hot or steamed water. The hot water then gets vacuumed up collecting all the dirt and germs, leaving the clients’ carpet thoroughly cleaned.

In addition, Neighborhood Carpet Cleaners offers daily, weekly, and bi-weekly house cleaning services whereby the company helps clients clean all the rooms of the house for as long as the homeowner wants the service. Neighborhood Carpet Cleaners can do a thorough clean of clients’ homes including bathrooms, bedrooms, sitting rooms, and kitchen.

Neighborhood Carpet Cleaners professional and thorough approach has earned them many 100’s of positive reviews. See for your self on www.NeighborhoodCarpetCleaners.com

Neighborhood Carpet Cleaners motto – The most thorough cleaing you’ve ever had or pay nothing! Give Neighborhood Carpet Cleaners a call for you next job in Prince William County Virginia.

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Paradigm Shift Reflects Essential Turning Point in the Conscious Evolution of Mankind on Planet Earth

Prolific Author-Philosopher Notes that the Way Forward Embraces the Abundant Synergy of Man and Woman Balance.

Las Vegas, NV, USA — In his new treatise, author and philosopher Christopher Alan Anderson offers an educational writing that points to a different direction for our collective lives. In these turbulent times, with mankind and Planet Earth at a turning point, he asks, “What is the actual foundation we can base life upon?”

The Man and Woman Manifesto: What We Believe! answers this question, presenting a paradigm shift into Man and Woman Balance, a system of understanding the universe in terms of the fundamental polarities of maleness and femaleness and the balance thereof.

In religious terms, Anderson clarifies, we might say, “If there is a ‘God the Father’ there must also be a ‘God the Mother,’ not a ‘God the Mother’ as a secondary existence to ‘God the Father’ but as an equal and opposite primary existence to ‘God the Father.'” In philosophical terms, “Only [sexual] opposites can unite to then again divide…creating the spiritual lineage of [procreant] love.” This essential balanced interdependence offers a rich and life-enhancing reality all human beings can live by.

In an era in which it is clear our past and current religious and political structures have failed us, Anderson notes that many are confused about which way to turn. He comments, “We are being offered a sexual progressivism through L, G, B, T, Q as well as an existential threat in Islamic radicalism. In the meantime, our own constitutional system of governance and Christian roots seem to comprise a history, so what is the way forward? How are we to move ahead without a foundation based on life itself?”

The Man and Woman Manifesto: What We Believe! asserts that life is the only state of existence between male and female and that love is its one expression. The author further suggests that their every moment/touch is a spiritual resurrection/rebirth. In other words, procreation is not just physical in nature but spiritual as well. With this understanding, concludes Anderson, we may truly “love ye one another.”

He explains, “Love is a good place from which to begin the life endeavor, as Man and Woman Balance can only be an expression of love.” In short, “Man and woman can only love each other, now and forever,” so might not this living reality, both on an individual basis and within the world at large, be the actual foundation from which we can live together?

Anderson cautions, “This is not an easy book, but if you can capture and live its essence, your life will forevermore have purpose.”

Book Title: The Man and Woman Manifesto: What We Believe!
Author: Christopher Alan Anderson
Publisher: First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com)
Category: Philosophy, Spirituality, Self-Help, Sexuality
Soft Cover: 978-1506903149 | $18.95
Hard Cover (color edition): 978-1506904184 | $28.95
eBook: 978-1506903156 | $9.99
Availability: http://www.manandwomanbalance.com (and nearly all e-reader and device retailers, including: Amazon/Kindle, iTunes, Barnes & Noble/Nook)

About the Author: Christopher Alan Anderson received the basis of his education from the University of Science and Philosophy, Swannanoa, Waynesboro, Virginia. He resides in the transcendental/romantic tradition, that vein of spiritual creativity of the philosopher and poet. His quest has been to define and express an eternal romantic reality from which a man and a woman can together stand in their differences and create a living universe of procreative love. Mr. Anderson began these writings in 1971. The first writings were published in 1985. When asked to describe their overall message, he responded, “Spiritual procreation. Mankind has yet to distinguish the two sexes on the spiritual level. In this failure lies the root of our problems and why we cannot yet touch the eternal together. The message of man and woman balance brings each of us together in love with our eternal other half right now.”

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