Carnival Rides Run the Gamut from Fun to Scary at the 2019 Monterey County Fair, Aug. 29-Sept. 2

The Monterey County Fair’s popular Carnival returns this year with 30 rides for the 83rd Annual Fair, set for Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2019.

Monterey, CA, August 01, 2019 — The Monterey County Fair’s popular Carnival returns this year with 30 rides for the 83rd Annual Fair, set for Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2019.

Come ride on the safe and exciting rides from Helm and Sons Amusements. There is a stellar line-up of action-packed rides this year, which features 30 great rides to enjoy, from spectacular scream-inducing rides to fun rides and attractions for families and kids. With new carnival rides and improved games, the Fair is popular with families who want to bring their kids and grandkids out for a day of great family fun.

There is fun for all ages in the Carnival, with rides including the 70-foot tall Century Wheel and the unique red-white-and-blue Americana Wheel. Enjoy a slide on burlap sacks on the Alpine Slide — every kid loves slides, and the almost 100-foot-long Alpine Slide lets you and three of your friends slide down side-by-side at the same time!

Take a thrilling stroll through the House of the Dead, if you dare; or walk through the festive Mardi Gras, a two-story mirror maze with a spiral slide at the end. The little ones will enjoy The Cool Bears, which features four giant “cool” bears that they can spin and sit in.

The Xtreme Star Dancer is one of the most popular rides on the midway. Upon boarding, riders are secured with over-the-shoulder restraints, and as the claw begins to rotate, it starts to swing back and forth until it reaches its full height of 60 feet in the air! Combining a spinning and swinging motion, the Star Dancer provides riders with a completely unique riding experience.

For the little riders, there are wide selection of rides in Cub Country, a special kid-friendly zone with rides and amenities just their size. No scary monsters or screaming fast rides here! Just gentle fun for little ones and their families, including the Fantasy Carousel, Baja Buggies, Turtle Races, Flying Dragon, Krazy Planes and Gummi and Firedog Inflatables.

Some of the new rides this year include the ever-popular Gravitron, the classic Tilt-a-Whirl, the exciting Gold Miner, the max-intensity Insomniac, the spinning Tornado and the aptly named Sizzler. If the sizzling speed doesn’t give you a clue, the added twirling of the cars certainly will!

Carnival wristbands are $35, $25 in advance, and $25 online. Wristbands are available every day this year and all military and law enforcement receive a $5 discount every day. This is a coupon that can be exchanged for free popcorn, 2 for 1, free prize and a carnival wristband.

Fun Pack tickets will be sold at Sand City and Salinas Costco stores from July 25- August 29 and include two admission tickets, two carnival coupons, and multiple food coupons for $49.99.

Carnival tickets and wristbands can be purchased online at www.montereycountyfair.com or at Salinas or Sand City Costco stores.

Ride Monterey-Salinas Transit free from any stop. Just show your online ticket or park for $12 at the Monterey Pines Golf Course Thursday-Saturday or $8 to park at Monterey Peninsula College, Saturday-Monday with a free shuttle to the Fair provided by MST.

The Monterey County Fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 29-Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, in Monterey. The theme of the 2019 fair is “High Tides and Carnival Rides.”

About the Monterey County Fair & 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.

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GREAT CARNIVAL RIDES AT THE FAIR!

The Monterey County Fair’s popular Carnival returns again this year for the 83rd annual Fair, set for Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2019.

Come ride on the safe and exciting rides from Helm and Sons Amusements. There is a stellar line-up of action-packed rides this year, which features 30 great rides to enjoy, from spectacular scream-inducing rides to fun rides and attractions for families and kids. With new carnival rides and improved games, the Fair is popular with families who want to bring their kids and grandkids out for a day of great family fun.

There is fun for all ages in the Carnival, with rides including the 70-foot tall Century Wheel and the unique red-white-and-blue Americana Wheel. Enjoy a slide on burlap sacks on the Alpine Slide — every kid loves slides, and the almost 100-foot-long Alpine Slide lets you and three of your friends slide down side-by-side at the same time!

Take a thrilling stroll through the House of the Dead, if you dare; or walk through the festive Mardi Gras, a two-story mirror maze with a spiral slide at the end. The little ones will enjoy The Cool Bears, which features four giant “cool” bears that they can spin and sit in.

The Xtreme Star Dancer is one of the most popular rides on the midway. Upon boarding, riders are secured with over-the-shoulder restraints, and as the claw begins to rotate, it starts to swing back and forth until it reaches its full height of 60 feet in the air! Combining a spinning and swinging motion, the Star Dancer provides riders with a completely unique riding experience.

For the little riders, there are wide selection of rides in Cub Country, a special kid-friendly zone with rides and amenities just their size. No scary monsters or screaming fast rides here! Just gentle fun for little ones and their families, including the Fantasy Carousel, Baja Buggies, Turtle Races, Flying Dragon, Krazy Planes and Gummi and Firedog Inflatables.

Some of the new rides this year include the ever-popular Gravitron, the classic Tilt-a-Whirl, Gold Miner, the max-intensity Insomniac, the Tornado and the aptly named Sizzler. If the sizzling speed doesn’t give you a clue, the added twirling of the cars certainly will!

The complete list of rides:

Alpine Slide

Americana Wheel

Baja Buggies

Beach Party

Bears (Cool Bears)

Block City

Century Wheel (Pink)

Cub Country

Fantasy Carousel

Firedog Inflatabe

Firehouse

Flying Dragoon

Frog Hopper

Goldminer

Gravitron

Gummi Inflatable

House of the Dead

Himalaya

Insomniac

Kite Flyer

Krazy Planes

Mardi Gras

Sizzler

Spider (Black Widow)

Tea Cups

Tilt a Whirl

Tornado

Turtle Races

Vertigo

Xtreme Star Dancer

Carnival wristbands are $35, $25 in advance, and $25 online. Wristbands are available every day this year and all military and law enforcement receive a $5 discount every day. This is a coupon that can be exchanged for free popcorn, 2 for 1, free prize and a carnival wristband.

Fun Pack tickets will be sold at Sand City and Salinas Costco stores from July 25- August 29 and include two admission tickets, two carnival coupons, and multiple food coupons for $49.99.

Carnival tickets and wristbands can be purchased online at www.montereycountyfair.com or at Salinas or Sand City Costco stores.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

2019 Monterey County Fair

How is scrap metal recycled

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Dallas, TX, USA, 2019-Aug-01 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Metal Recycling is the process of reusing old scrap metal to manufacture or fabricate another item, this can be done over and over again with the same metal that was once used in a bridge 100 years ago can be the same metal that is now used in the car your driving today.

Video courtesy of The Discovery Channel

 

Types Of Scrap Metal:

There are many different types of scrap metal you will encounter in the metal recycling process.

Typical metals include iron, aluminum, brass, copper & stainless steel, of these scrap metals copper is the most sought after and is part of scrap metals classified as non ferrous, non ferrous meaning no iron or minimal iron present and non magnetic “Iron is magnetic”, non ferrous metals include copper, brass and aluminum.

Where these metals can be found:

  • Iron can be found in most anything including cars, heavy machinery, structural steel & more.
  • Aluminum can be found in Aircraft frames and parts, automobile engines, heads and transmissions, commercial window frames and window frames.
  • Brass can be found in water meters, ammunitions, fixtures, faucets and plumbing supplies.
  • Copper can be found in washing machines, automobiles “engine harness, alternators & starters, electrical equipment, electric motors and transformers.
  • Stainless steel can be found in the food and restaurant industry prep stations, chemical plants for storage of chemicals and many other products.

The Scrap Yard:

Once the metal is gathered it will find it’s way to the local metal recycling center “Scrap yard” where the metal will be unloaded usually using a crane with a magnet or hydraulic grapple attachment, smaller pieces of scrap metal can be unloaded by hand. It will then be separated and then shredded, torched or made into smaller pieces by any other means necessary.

The scrap will then be separated into different piles and non ferrous metals will be further separated into various categories.

The Steel Mill:

When ready the scrap metal will be loaded onto trucks that will haul it off to it’s final destination, “the steel mill” or aluminum foundry etc. where the metal will be recycled and melted into new iron/steel plates, blocks, beams etc. the metal is melted by high voltage electrodes, flux and other chemicals maybe added to purify/clean the metal, pressurized air may also introduced to help achieve high carbon steel which is much stronger than cast iron.
Other metals maybe introduced in very small amounts as well such as nickel, chrome or molybdenum to make an even stronger high strength steel such as chrome moly steel or 4140 steel.

This article courtesy of Americanscrapmetal.com

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“Cortland J Young Appointed to NHPCO My Hospice Ambassadors Program”

Monterey, CA, August 01, 2019 – Mr. Edo Banach, JD, President and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) announced today that Cortland J. Young, RN CHPN NEA-BC ACHCE has been appointed into the My Hospice Ambassadors Program. My Hospice Ambassadors play an invaluable role in educating and forging relationships with Members of Congress, enhancing awareness of hospice and palliative care issues, and leading grassroots efforts in their state.

Mr. Banach has appointed Cortland Young to the California My Hospice Ambassador’s position for 2019-2020 Congressional Calendar Year. Mr. Young’s duties as Ambassador will be to participate in the Hospice Action Network (HAN) Summer 2019 three-part grassroots webinar series.

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is the oldest and largest nonprofit organization representing hospice and palliative care professionals in the United States, with its affiliate the Hospice Action Network.

“I would like to congratulate you on your acceptance into the My Hospice Ambassadors Program. We [NHCPO] appreciate your leadership and commitment on behalf of the hospice and palliative care community and look forward to working with you on ensuring that individuals and their families continue to receive high-quality, compassionate, and person-centered hospice and palliative care.” wrote Mr. Banach.

Mr. Young resides in Salinas and is the Chief Clinical Officer for the VNA & Hospice. Since 1951, the not-for-profit VNA has provided a wide range of home health care, serving Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz and South Santa Clara counties. VNA is dedicated to providing the highest quality health care to residents of the Central Coast by meeting their individual needs in a caring, effective, honorable, and accessible manner.

Media Contact: Jane Russo, 831-372-6668, From: Central Coast VNA & Hospice www.ccvna.com

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.ccvna.com

Acclaimed spiritual mentor Shreekalp leads Divine Harmony Therapeutic Retreat, Sept. 13-15 at Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa

Just like the body, the soul needs occasional, mindful cleansing. But how does one begin to dissolve the dark clouds that surround us — to begin living with more joy, love and clarity?

Monterey, CA, July 31, 2019 – Just like the body, the soul needs occasional, mindful cleansing. But how does one begin to dissolve the dark clouds that surround us — to begin living with more joy, love and clarity?

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It’s called spiritual detox therapy, an integral element of the unique and life-changing Divine Harmony Therapeutic Retreat on Sept. 13-15. This immersive experience is led by Shreekalp, an acclaimed spiritual mentor, life designer and companion guide who helps others lead fulfilled lives.

Held within a serene and peaceful environment at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa, the retreat helps provide answers amid the chaos of a turbulent world. It walks attendees through various genres — or worlds — of human life. Attendees will become mesmerized with delightful experiences of the Golden World, the Physical World, the Mental World, and the Emotional World. The end result is a sense of pure joy, happiness, peace and a completely different perspective of life never experienced before.

This all-inclusive retreat includes a two-night stay at the Hyatt, meals and fees for multiple sessions filled with various practical activities and discussion. Total cost is $1,100 per person (with early-bird and group rates available) at www.destinationdivineharmony.com

Shreekalp designed this therapeutic experience to give people an opportunity to be liberated from the rancor of the modern fast-paced life. He believes that when people wholesomely connect with nature, the entire ecosystem of the human body — physical, mental and emotional — gets purified.

This unique, total-immersion retreat — beyond the spirituality attached to Yoga or Reiki — includes carefully crafted activities with the goal of attaining a state of higher consciousness.

Shreekalp has combined the holistic and spiritual aspects of different ideologies to create unique, contemporary therapy for the modern lifestyle.

Shreekalp runs this retreat along with a set of professionals with many years of experience at senior management level in various Fortune 500 companies. People all over the world have benefited from this therapy, feeling mentally and emotionally light, happy and rejuvenated. Past participants have found increased positivity, stability of their mind, clarity in thinking and increased focus and attention.

This unique therapeutic experience is derived from an overall ecosystem of:

  • peaceful and serene atmosphere of the venue;
  • sumptuous yet balanced meals;
  • close-to-nature yet comfortable accommodations.

The length of each therapy session ranges from 1-2 hours, with a soothing flow that begins with the removal of negative energy. The spiritual detoxification during the retreat is natural and long-lasting.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.destinationdivineharmony.com

Event Open To The Public Tickets On Sale Now Inaugural Concours at Pasadera Set for August 9

More than 50 collectible cars to vie for awards by Tiffany & Co.

Monterey, CA, July 26, 2019 – The Club at Pasadera (TCAP) is proud to announce the first-ever Concours at Pasadera August 9 from 4-7pm, bringing together a spectacular showcase of collectible cars, specials guests and local legends of the auto world.

Accompanied by free-flowing Champagne and heavy hors d’oeuvres, attendees will enjoy an up-close-and-personal visit with more than 50 beautiful cars in two categories and four award classes: Vintage/Pre-1940 cars; Domestic and International automobiles built before 1990; and Modified vehicles enhanced in design and mechanical performance by the collector. The special category will be Modern Classic 1990-2020, covering a full generation of automobiles reflecting design influences and technical achievements from the recent past, present and future.

Among the diverse array of collectible cars scheduled for showing are vehicles from Aston-Martin, Austin-Healy, Bentley, Buick, Chevrolet, Cobra, Denzel, Ferrari, Ford, Jeep, Jensen, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, MG, Nissan, Panoz, Pontiac, Porsche, VW and more. One car not to be missed is a SEMA exhibition showpiece – a 1950 Buick Woody – as well as a GTO Ferrari, a 1966 VW pickup/Transporter and the new Aston Martin DB11.

Participating as the panel of vetting authorities will be Jeffrey Ernest, Bill Finkbeiner and Eric Keener. Judges include Coppa Bella Motors owner Steve Fremgen, a top Ferrari expert; and Laguna Seca CEO Tim McGrane. Collectively, they have worked a wide range of major events from Concours d’Elegance to Concorso Italiano and more.

Monterey Motorsports owner Rick Barnett, who is leading the organization for the event, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Tiffany & Co. is furnishing the awards for exhibitor participation, the four classes and Best of Show.

A limited number of tickets are available and are just $75 for adults 21+ and $35 for children 20 and under. Admission includes valet parking and all hospitality. Tickets go on sale July 18 via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-concours-at-pasadera-tickets-65594690485.

Among the many sponsors are Elite Auto Films of Monterey, Gene’s Import Auto Body, Hagerty Insurance, Martinelli’s and Porsche of Monterey. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Bridge Restoration Ministry in Pacific Grove, which helps those struggling with addictions and helps restore them back to God, family, work and community.

TCAP Managing Member Chris Laver commented, “Everyone has their own car stories, and it’s these vivid, personal memories that sparked our desire to create our debut Concours while raising funds for an important local cause supported by many of our Club members. We promise everyone a first-class event that is sure to become a must-attend annual attraction.”

Family-friendly. Unbuttoned luxury. The only Jack Nicklaus Signature course on the Central Coast.

And so much more. That’s The Club at Pasadera.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

https://theclubatpasadera.com/

Kelci Hart Brock Introduces Children to the Magical World of Spirit Animals

In the United States, people are identifying with their spirituality today more than ever before. Mindfulness practices such as meditation and yoga have become common in schools and at home, as research is already pointing to the myriad benefits.

San Antonio, TX – USA, July 24th, 2019 — In the United States, people are identifying with their spirituality today more than ever before. Mindfulness practices such as meditation and yoga have become common in schools and at home, as research is already pointing to the myriad benefits.

Kelci Hart Brock earned a master’s in accounting and went on to a successful career in the field, but she knew she was seeking something more in life. “I started exploring spirituality, mindfulness, yoga, and inner-child work as a part of understanding what it means to really be alive inside,” Brock explains.

One practice that particularly impacted Brock’s journey was connecting to spirit animals. She learned that while there were one or two “power” animals, she could also call on other spirit animals for guidance in her day to day life.

In guided meditation, Brock reached out to her own power animals, but she realized that spirit animals can also impart a message to us in our day to day lives—like when she came across a praying mantis that helped her understand that she needed to spend contemplative time alone before re-engaging with others around her.

“The world of spirit animals is really playful and fun,” says Brock. “These animals help to show you what your life journey is about.”

Brock decided to write a children’s book to teach people of any age about how they too can call on spirit animals in a moment of need. “As humans, we naturally like to express what we love in different ways. I wanted my children to see how animals can help them on their journey.”

Enter Brock’s debut book for children: “Spirit Animals Say: Volume 1.” The writing process came naturally to Brock, as she wrote about one animal per day over a two week period. “It was like the animals were writing through me,” she says.

“Sometimes people have the misconception that spirituality has to always be a very serious matter,” comments Publisher Lisa M. Umina. “Brock is helping people see how much fun they can have connecting with the natural world around them at the same time that they are gaining a deeper understanding of themselves.” The book also features beautiful artwork collected from various artists and curated by Jen Gassiraro.

For more information about Kelci Hart Brock visit www.halopublishing.com. “Spirit Animals Say: Volume 1” is now available at Halo Publishing International, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Books a Million.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa Michelle Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International, Inc
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176,
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 216-255-6756
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Mary Ostrowski Helps Children Find Their Creative Voice

With twenty years of experience as an educator, Mary Ostrowski knows how important it is to encourage children to express themselves thoughtfully.

San Antonio, TX – USA, July 24th, 2019 — With twenty years of experience as an educator, Mary Ostrowski knows how important it is to encourage children to express themselves thoughtfully. She has worked in public and private schools, in the United States and abroad, as a teacher and administrator. She worries that the current school system all too frequently forces teachers to “teach to the test,” thereby losing creativity and art in the process. Ostrowski is determined to help make a change.

Ostrowski says, “As an educator, one of the things I have loved teaching the most is writing and helping children find their voice.”

In her children’s journal, Drip, Drop and Drizzle: A Journal for Growing Your Child’s Creativity, Mary Ostrowski invites young readers to be authors themselves, to fill the pages with their own drawings, and to interpret the questions and prompts posed with their own words. She tells them to call her Ms. Mary to put them at ease and tells them to have fun creating their own pictures and stories. Because, she says, “There is no right way, only your way.”

Because she has learned what works, Ostrowski has incorporated her method in this fun and interactive book to help children think for themselves and to express and articulate their opinions both in the classroom and beyond. The book is for “younger kids or kids who think they don’t have anything to write about. It’s helping them to use their imagination first.”

“Writing is such an important skill and one that cannot be underestimated today,” comments Publisher Lisa M. Umina. “Ostrowski’s love of writing is present on each page. She is making this accessible to children and encouraging them so that they can enjoy the creative process. The book is undeniably great for children, but adults will be surprised that even they stand to learn a lot from it.”

For more information about Mary Ostrowski visit www.halopublishing.com. Drip, Drop and Drizzle is now available at Halo Publishing International, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Books a Million.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa Michelle Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International, Inc
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176,
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 216-255-6756
contact@halopublishing.com

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A J Hanna, Chief Mobile Financial Service Officer for Veon Group Joins the Board of Prepay Nation

Prepay Nation is proud to announce Mr. A J Hanna as their new Chairman of the Board. Mr. Hanna is an innovator and pioneer in mobile financial services and digital payments with global hands-on experience and expertise across the financial services and telecom industries.

Berwyn, PA – USA, July 23rd, 2019 — Prepay Nation is proud to announce Mr. A J Hanna as their new Chairman of the Board. Mr. Hanna is an innovator and pioneer in mobile financial services and digital payments with global hands-on experience and expertise across the financial services and telecom industries. Mr. Hanna held key positions at American Express, Western Union, First Data, Millicom and VEON over the past several years and has a proven track record in seizing new opportunities, developing new products and delivering strong financial and operational results. Mr. Hanna is an active Board member, adviser and investor in several start-ups that are reinventing financial services across the globe. Mr. Hanna’s appointment to the board is expected to help Prepay Nation in creating new business opportunities for growth by exploring new products and leveraging its unmatched network connectivity and partnerships, which has been built over the years.

“We are thrilled to have Mr. Hanna on board. We value his broad range of experience in the mobile financial services market and we look forward to working with him to identify and capitalize on unique opportunities to grow Prepay Nation and reach our full potential,” said Ajay Vikas Goyal, co-founder of Prepay Nation.

Mr. Hanna also has high hopes for Prepay Nation’s future. “With a vast network of mobile carriers in more than 120 countries, an expanding number of retail outlets around the world, and an API that allows the Prepay Nation platform to connect to any provider system, point of sale, app, kiosk or website, Prepay Nation is already a leading platform for processing cross border mobile airtime and data,” said Mr. Hanna. “I am looking forward to utilizing their distinctive business model, highly scalable processing platform, and connectivity with digital service providers and mobile operators to build even more of the right products and relationships to generate exponential growth.”

Radboud Vlaar, Partner at Finch Capital, is also excited about Mr. Hanna joining the team. “Mr. Hanna’s valuable experience in the mobile financial services industry will help them expand their reach across borders more easily and efficiently than ever…” says Vlaar

About Prepay Nation:
With more than 500 mobile operator partnerships in Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa and a varied distribution channel spanning over 250,000 locations in the US, Canada, Europe and the Middle East, Prepay Nation is a rapidly growing company that facilitates the purchase of wireless airtime and data across international borders. Prepay Nation provides an efficient flexible, market-leading platform that helps its partners increase customer base and revenues. Prepay Nation is owned by MTI group of companies which is funded by its founders and Finch Capital, an investment firm based in Europe and focused on investments in fintech.

Press & Media Contact:
Lucas Brasil
Prepay Nation
1055 Westlakes Drive, Suite 300
Berwyn, PA 19312 – USA
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Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Announces $2.1 Million Campaign to Reimagine and Reshape the Museum Experience

Deeply rooted in one of the most ecologically diverse regions in the world, the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History aims to inspire discovery, wonder and stewardship.

Pacific Grove, CA, July 22, 2019 – Deeply rooted in one of the most ecologically diverse regions in the world, the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History aims to inspire discovery, wonder and stewardship.

Through history, science and a strong bond with its community, this inclusive museum in downtown Pacific Grove has transformed itself into a community and educational hub that reimagines and reshapes the typical museum experience.

To continue its growth and service to the community, the museum has announced a nearly $2.1 million, multi-stage capital campaign, beginning with Phase 1 — an interactive bird exhibit.

On Aug. 28, the museum will unveil “The Amazing Adaptations of Birds,” an exhibit that houses one of the best single-county collections in the country. This first of nine phases in the museum’s renovation includes restoring the birds to their original splendor, adding design upgrades, and installing several new interactive elements.

The unveiling will include a public gathering on August 28th at 5:30 p.m. with an address by the museum’s executive director Jeanette Kihs.

On Sept. 5, the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce and Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will hold a dual ribbon-cutting from 5–7 p.m., with both city mayors in attendance.

The museum invites the community to participate in this united campaign to help increase and deepen the blueprint on families and the natural world through the creation of the following spaces:

Children’s Exhibit — BUGS!

The museum already delivers free programming to more than 10,000 children each year. This exhibit will allow children ages 0-5 to explore science in a hands-on manner. Featuring multiple local habitats and the invertebrates that inhabit them, this space will serve as a kinetic exploratory space for young ones, a touchstone for local young families to visit regularly, and a launching point for the museum’s youth-focused programming.

The Changes of Monterey County

The local ecosystems are incredibly diverse, and provide visitors with an opportunity to see all that the region has to offer. It also allows the museum the opportunity to use those local environments to tell the story of change — particularly in regard to the climate. Using these stories of the past and present, the museum will show how current behaviors can help or hinder the health of ecosystems.

The Power of Collections

Museum collections were the original internet: references to our history, organisms from near and far, and a warehouse devoted to our collective historical memory and scientific knowledge. This exhibit will illustrate the important new roles old collections have in the newest sciences. By studying collections of the past, we can make better predictions for the future.

Museum Entrance

A remodeled entrance will be the museum’s opportunity to create a new, more welcoming reception area. Extending the front and creating a more efficient entry system will improve the visitor experience and better introduce the museum and its stunning location through small exhibits.

The Cultures of Monterey Bay

The Monterey Bay area has been called home by a multitude of cultures over the past few centuries. From early Native Californians to Chinese, Italian and Portuguese, many groups came to fish, ranch and farm in this fertile place. This exhibit will explore and highlight the stories that make up the region’s rich cultural tapestry.

Nature’s Backyard

There is no better way to learn about nature than to be outdoors. The museum plans to transform the backyard into a space for families to share in the exploration of nature, through active play areas and dig pits, all surrounded by a lush native garden.

Catering kitchen

Nothing creates community like a good meal, and events are a fantastic way for guests to experience the museum in a new way. A new kitchen will allow the museum to be open longer, create new audiences, and serve in more creative ways.

Open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the museum is at 165 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. For more information, call 648-5716, or visit www.pgmuseum.org.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.pgmuseum.org

Quality Authority Daryl Guberman Gives Compelling Evidence Why Guberman-PMC is a Much Better Choice Than ANAB

There are many things to consider when a business chooses a Quality Consultant and ISO registrar. Some of these factors are both little known and shocking. Daryl Guberman of Guberman-PMC sheds a spotlight on this topic in a hard-hitting new YouTube video.

New York, NY – USA, July 19, 2019 — Guberman-PMC has set the bar very high when it comes to Quality and Manufacturing Consulting and ISO registrar-related services. Unfortunately, many businesses make a very poor choice and rather than going with Guberman-PMC end up falling into the trap of working with a competitor like ANAB. The big problem with this, as recently (and continually) exposed by Daryl Guberman, Founder and CEO of Guberman-PMC, ANAB is affiliated with the IAF who are all led by a Chinese national, and even worse have ties with a long list of anti-American and terrorist-supporting nations. Guberman delivers this information, and more, in his latest video, “Daryl Guberman-CEO answers a question about the benefits of using G-PMC registrar compared to ANAB”, which is sure to wake up many viewers in the business world.

“It’s a shock but a true shock is better than a pleasant lie when we relieve ANAB has ties to some of the evilest nations on the planet Earth,” remarked Guberman. “We are talking about not just their Chinese national leader but also Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and just about every ‘conflict mineral’ state you could name. We are talking about a complete lack of pro-American spirit and an association totally void of ethics.”

In addition to these clear issues for any business with even a small love for the United States of working with ANAB or the IAF rather than the patriotic, United States-based Guberman-PMC, which even goes above and beyond to hire veterans whenever possible, the services provided by Guberman-PMC and ANAB are far apart from each other. Guberman-PMC pride themselves as being a phone call, email or text message away seven-days a week, while on the other hand, customers trying to contact ANAB most often get voice mails and long waits for responses. Even Daryl Guberman himself is available every day, including Sunday, for a customer in need. This kind of service is unheard of in the Quality Consulting world, outside of Guberman-PMC.

For companies considering bringing Guberman-PMC on board or making the switch over from ANAB, its recommended to take a few minutes to watch some of Guberman’s videos on the topic and then set up a free phone consultation to see how they can help.

For more information be sure to visit http://dguberman.com.

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