Spill the Milk Vintage in Valparaiso, Indiana joins The Shop Local Network as a Shop Local Mission Partner

Spill the Milk Vintage, located at 3152 W. Morthland Drive Valparaiso, Indiana, aims to inspire people to explore their individual style.

LaPorte, Indiana, August 07, 2018 – Spill the Milk Vintage, located at 3152 W. Morthland Drive Valparaiso, Indiana, aims to inspire people to explore their individual style. Nick Bello, President of The Shop Local Network stated, “Spill the Milk is really a one-of-a-kind store. It is a different store every day and it is like a walk back in time! A must stop if you are in the area!”

At Spill the Milk Vintage, they believe that every item can be repurposed. They give a heart to every item in the store. They think that every item is sure to be unique or an item that makes you think nostalgically. With Spill the Milk Vintage, it is easy to find that one piece that can transform an entire room.

This vintage store prides itself on having an extensive variety of items that include, furniture, mirrors, armories, benches, cabinets, and chairs. They also have collectable signage, original and preowned artwork, and urban salvage and decor. They also have a variety of purses, and small gifts along with many other items.

The name, “Spill the Milk Vintage,” comes from one of the two concessions that Al Steele ran. This later turned into a carnival game. Al Sr. was the current owners grandfather. They were one of the 17 Steele’s that traveled with the carnival.

So, are you ready to make something old new to your home? Go and visit Spill the Milk Vintage today!

Call or visit their website today for hours or other information.

219-286-3955

Spillthemilkvintage.com

Contact:

Nick Bello

The Shop Local Network

LaPorte, Indiana

1-800-501-2632

support@TheShopLocalNetwork.com

http://www.TheShopLocalNetwork.com

The Shop Local Network is excited to announce Martin Landscape Center as a new Shop Local Mission Partner

Martin Landscape Center located at 9961 West 109th Street in Cedar Lake, Indiana is your one stop shop for all your landscape needs.

LaPorte, Indiana, August 07, 2018 – Martin Landscape Center located at 9961 West 109th Street in Cedar Lake, Indiana is your one stop shop for all your landscape needs. Nick Bello, President of The Shop Local Network stated, “Martin Landscape Center has a huge selection of plants, trees, flowers and all your landscaping needs. Not only do they have a huge selection, but the quality is second to none!”

Stop by and check out their wide selection of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and herbs that include old favorites as well as new and exciting varieties. Martin Landscape Center carries everything you need to keep your new plants healthy and looking their best for years to come. Step inside and shop for birdhouses and birdfeeders, decorative pots and other garden accessories to add interest to your landscape. Martin Landscape Center is there to meet all your landscape and gardening needs.

Martin Landscaping is a landscape design and build firm which caters to the differing needs and budgets of each customer. They tailor their services to homeowners, contractors and builders to make sure that they receive the best experience possible in a timely and cost sensitive manner.

Martin Landscaping offers a full service garden center which stocks fresh and unique plant material each season. This allows customers to come in and choose the items they would like to see in their designs and ultimately their homes.

Want to see what they have to offer? Stop by, give them a call or check out their website.

(219) 365-2424

www.martinlandscaping.com

Contact:

Nick Bello

The Shop Local Network

LaPorte, Indiana

1-800-501-2632

support@TheShopLocalNetwork.com

http://www.TheShopLocalNetwork.com

New Fine Jewelry Line From Designer/Entrepreneur Vivian Storms Features One-of-a-Kind Sculptural Artwork From Acclaimed Cold Glass Artist Jack Storms

Pre-Sale Starts August 1st with 5% of All Sales Benefitting Los Angeles Based Children’s Charity!

Valencia, CA, August 05, 2018 – CEO, Fine art publisher and gallery owner, marketing visionary, fashion designer and loving mother, Vivian Storms has clearly accomplished a great deal at just 31 years of age. Vivian’s latest venture adds the title of fine jewelry designer to her already impressive resumé as the founder of Viv Storms Fine Jewelry.

Viv Storms Fine Jewelry will launch its new line of exceptional jewelry, fashioned from one-of-a-kind, original cold-glass artwork produced by her former husband and business associate, artist Jack Storms, on Aug. 1.

The pre-sale, which launches Aug. 1 on vivstorms.com, totals 500 pieces available for order and counts five different designs for rings, necklaces, earrings and cufflinks all affordably priced at $600 and up. Furthermore, the website will include 360-degree videos of each jewelry piece available to allow customers to behold their beauty before purchasing.

All pre-ordered pieces will be shipped for delivery on Dec. 3, 2018 and those participating will receive a 25% discount on orders placed between Aug. 1-31 (while supplies last). The ability to shop now and pay later will also be available on purchases over $199 as customers will have up to 6 months to pay for their items.

Viv Storms Fine Jewelry will donate 5% of all proceeds from the pre-sale to a Greater Los Angeles children’s charity. In addition, as a way of thanking clients for supporting the pre-sale, a $15,000 sculpture from Jack Storms’ personal collection will be given away. All participating in the pre-sale between Aug. 1-31 will be eligible to enter the giveaway for which details will be provided following checkout. The winner will be announced Sept. 15.

Over the last decade, Jack Storms has become a dominant force in the landscape of cold-glass art. One look at any of Jack’s fine art pieces and it becomes obvious that there is a special force at work.

Vivian’s intense love for art and fashion along with her willingness for the mesmerizing work of one of the world’s greatest cold-glass artists to reach an even wider audience than ever before were the key inspirations behind her new venture into fine jewelry. Vivian believed that someday, the heavily involved process to produce the kaleidoscope cores that ignited Jack’s sculptures could be harnessed into smaller stones to imbue with radiance, the stunning jewelry pieces she envisioned.

“We have an amazing team of collaborators helping me take this crazy idea of a jewelry line based on fine art from thought-form to reality,” said Vivian about the process of creating the line.

After approximately two years of trial and error, the final product was finally achieved thanks to her love and unequalled passion and enthusiasm for creating and designing. Viv Storms Fine Jewelry is set to officially launch in Dec. 2018 as a formerly inconceivable notion becomes manifested reality with the creation of her fine jewelry collection. Outshine diamonds with jewelry from Viv Storms Fine Jewelry.

Video of Viv Storms Fine Jewelry https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cl019xo8qq7a29y/AAD2Ti8eUh_Mo2cNflFxhHU1a/vs_1x1_20sec.mp4?dl=0

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.vivstorms.com/

The Shop Local Network is excited to welcome Coyote Cantina as a new Shop Local Mission Partner

Nick Bello, president of The Shop Local Network stated, “The food at Coyote Cantina is amazing.

LaPorte, Indiana, August 04, 2018 – Coyote Cantina, located at 1090 US HWY 41, Schererville, Indianabrings Fine Mexican cuisine to Northwest Indiana. Nick Bello, president of The Shop Local Network stated, “The food at Coyote Cantina is amazing. It is like a flavor explosion with every bite!” When you go there, you will enjoy the energy and passion of Mexico in the innovative yet authentic flavors of their Latin-inspired dishes, crafted by Executive Chef Dudley Nieto and his culinary team. Dietary preferences are accommodated, with vegetarian options available.

Everything they create is fresh, made from scratch and with passion- including handmade tortillas! The menu includes street tacos! Each has its own amazing ingredients, whether it is steak, shrimp, chicken, pork or vegetarian. Using the freshest, locally bought ingredients, their unique menu offers many selections that they know their guests will enjoy and love.

In Coyote’s luxurious bar, choose from the finest tequilas and Mezcals, along with an extensive selection of fresh, seasonal cocktails crafted by the Tippling Bros. Signature margaritas are made with fresh lime and fruit juices and are infused with herbs, flowers and spices to create a refreshing, mouth-watering tequila cocktail.

So make plans to visit Coyote Cantina as soon as possible. You will not be disappointed, and you will make plans to return! Learn more about them by visiting their website, or give them a call today.

219-319-0902

http://www.coyotecantinanwi.com

Contact:

Nick Bello

The Shop Local Network

LaPorte, Indiana

1-800-501-2632

support@TheShopLocalNetwork.com

http://www.TheShopLocalNetwork.com

Sponsorships Opportunities Available, Program Advertisers Sought for Chamber Music Monterey Bay’s Exciting 2018-2019 Season of Five Concerts

Chamber Music Monterey Bay has announced another exemplary five-concert series for the 2018-2019 season and is offering sponsorship opportunities and seeking advertisers for its season program.

Carmel, CA, August 03, 2018 — Chamber Music Monterey Bay has announced another exemplary five-concert series for the 2018-2019 season and is offering sponsorship opportunities and seeking advertisers for its season program.

Chamber Music Monterey Bay enjoys a loyal and mainly local subscriber base of 220 individuals and the vast majority of CMMB’s subscribers (86%) reside on the Monterey Peninsula. Single ticket buyers are a mix of locals, visitors and part-time residents. Concert attendance varies and is approximately 300-450 per concert at Sunset Center in Carmel.

The program is 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches, features 32-36 pages and 1,500 copies are printed to be passed out at concerts. Prices start for as low as $275 for a quarter-page ad up to $1,200 for the back cover for the full five-concert season.

Camera-ready artwork and payment are due Aug. 31st?

CMMB’s 2018-2019 season of five concerts features some of the finest chamber ensembles around the world, opening with up-and-coming French ensemble Van Kuijk Quartet on Oct. 6, 2018.

The season continues Nov. 3, 2018 with keepers of the Aaron Copland flame, Music from Copland House; followed by the multiple award-winning Borromeo String Quartet with acclaimed clarinetist Richard Stoltzman on Jan. 19, 2019; with the Catalyst Quartet, comprised of top laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx competition, on Feb. 23, 2019: and the Montrose Trio, a collaboration of pianist Jon Kimura Parker and the Tokyo String Quartet, concluding the season on April 6, 2019.

Andy Sudol, who became executive director of CMMB in December 2017, is looking forward to an exciting 2018-2019 season, and gaining new subscribers for the 52-year-old organization.

“There are a lot of classical music presenters in the area, Carmel Music Society, Bach Festival, the Symphony, Ensemble Monterey and so forth, but I think we occupy a unique niche,” he said. “We present a balance of contemporary composers and traditional composers. In fact, I think we present more living composers than any other local organization. When you attend one of our concerts you’ll definitely hear new things or things you haven’t heard before.”

Sudol also hopes to build on CMMB’s educational outreach program, which already offers musician visits to local schools, Kids Up Front & Free!, in which children grades 3-12 are invited to sit in the center-front three rows for an “up-close-and-personal” concert experience, master classes for student musicians and special ticket pricing for students ages 17-30.

CMMB’s concerts have been earning exceptional reviews for decades, including this one from a concert earlier this year.

“Chamber Music Monterey Bay (CMMB) has a long tradition of presenting the crème de la crème of chamber ensembles and also of commissioning significant new works by contemporary composers,” wrote music review Lyn Bronson in Peninsula Reviews, a website he edits, about a CMMB concert earlier this year. “CMMB once again hit it out of the ballpark. The Claremont Trio was at the top of its form, and the commissioned work, ‘Four Folk Songs for piano trio’ by Gabriela Lena Frank, was a hit with the audience.”

Each concert in the season will be preceded by a lecture by Kai Christiansen, noted San Francisco musicologist and founder of earsense.org, an online chamber music exploratorium. Learn about the concert’s composers and their works and gain deeper insights into the music you’re about to hear.

The lecture starts at 6:45 p.m. in the Sunset Center concert hall, and is free of charge.

Founded in 1966, Chamber Music Monterey Bay has its roots in an organization begun by Hazel Watrous and Dene Denny — two pioneers of early California history who brought music performances to the Monterey Peninsula in the mid-1920s who co-founded the Carmel Bach Festival and the Carmel Music Society, which often featured new works by local composers.

Today, Chamber Music Monterey Bay, which was an offshoot of the Carmel Music Society, exists to preserve the tradition of live classical chamber music performance and to explore creatively the evolution of the art form.

CMMB presents five concerts in a nine-month annual season that runs from October-May, featuring world-renowned artists performing at the Sunset Cultural Center — a world-class 718-seat destination venue in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.

CMMB features exciting and innovative programming — from the best-loved masterworks, to lesser-known gems and brand new compositions. This is what distinguishes CMMB from other local presenters. The ensembles CMMB brings to the area love to present unusual, provocative programs to their listeners. And CMMB’s audiences — appreciated by the guest musicians for their uniquely engaged attentiveness — love to hear them.

For sponsorship opportunities or to advertise in the program, please call (831) 625-2212 or email: execdir@chambermusicmontereybay.org.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.chambermusicmontereybay.org

Chamber Music Monterey Bay Unveils Sparkling Five-Concert 2018-2019 Season, Plus Bonus Tickets for Opening Night for New and Renewing Subscribers

Tickets for another exemplary five-concert Chamber Music Monterey Bay season for 2018-2019 are on sale now, with bonus tickets to the opening concert with the up-and-coming French ensemble Van Kuijk Quartet available for new and renewing subscribers.

Carmel, CA, August 02, 2018 — Tickets for another exemplary five-concert Chamber Music Monterey Bay season for 2018-2019 are on sale now, with bonus tickets to the opening concert with the up-and-coming French ensemble Van Kuijk Quartet available for new and renewing subscribers. 

New season subscribers will be able to get five concerts for the price of four, while both new and returning subscribers will receive two additional tickets to Van Kuijk Quartet’s Oct. 6, 2018 season-opening concert at the Sunset Center in Carmel, in addition to the season tickets they purchase.

The 2018-2019 season continues Nov. 3, 2018 with keepers of the Aaron Copland flame, Music from Copland House; followed by the multiple award-winning Borromeo String Quartet with acclaimed clarinetist Richard Stoltzman on Jan. 19, 2019; with the Catalyst Quartet, comprised of top laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx competition, on Feb. 23, 2019: and the Montrose Trio, a collaboration of pianist Jon Kimura Parker and the Tokyo String Quartet, concluding the season on April 6, 2019.

Andy Sudol, who became executive director of CMMB in December 2017, is looking forward to an exciting 2018-2019 season, and gaining new subscribers for the 52-year-old organization.

“There are a lot of classical music presenters in the area, Carmel Music Society, Bach Festival, the Symphony, Ensemble Monterey and so forth, but I think we occupy a unique niche,” he said. “We present a balance of contemporary composers and traditional composers. In fact, I think we present more living composers than any other local organization. When you attend one of our concerts you’ll definitely hear new compositions or pieces you haven’t heard before.”

Sudol also hopes to build on CMMB’s educational outreach program, which already offers musician visits to local schools, Kids Up Front & Free!, in which children grades 3-12 are invited to sit in the center-front three rows for an “up-close-and-personal” concert experience, master classes for student musicians and special ticket pricing for students ages 17-30.

CMMB’s concerts have been earning exceptional reviews for decades, including this one from a concert earlier this year.

Chamber Music Monterey Bay (CMMB) has a long tradition of presenting the crème de la crème of chamber ensembles and also of commissioning significant new works by contemporary composers,” wrote music review Lyn Bronson in Peninsula Reviews, a website he edits, about a CMMB concert earlier this year. “CMMB once again hit it out of the ballpark. The Claremont Trio was at the top of its form, and the commissioned work, ‘Four Folk Songs for piano trio’ by Gabriela Lena Frank, was a hit with the audience.”

Each concert in the season will be preceded by a lecture by Kai Christiansen, noted San Francisco musicologist and founder of earsense.org, an online chamber music exploratorium. Learn about the concert’s composers and their works and gain deeper insights into the music you’re about to hear.

The lecture starts at 6:45 p.m. in the Sunset Center concert hall, and is free of charge.

The 2018-2019 CMMB Season:

Van Kuijk Quartet

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018

Sunset Center, Carmel

Tickets, $33-$52, go on sale Sept. 5.

Musical selections:

Franz Schubert : String Quartet No. 10, (D 87) in E-flat Major

György Ligeti : String Quartet No 1 (Métamorphoses nocturnes)

Maurice Ravel : String Quartet in F Major

Nicolas Van Kuijk, violin

Sylvain Favre-Bulle, violin

Emmanuel François, viola

François Robin, cello

“Extensive color palette, precise blending, and the sense of fun that makes these serious performances so vivid.”

– The Guardian

Currently BBC New Generation Artists, the Van Kuijk Quartet’s international accolades boast First, Best Beethoven and Best Haydn Prizes at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet competition, First Prize and an Audience Award at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, as well as becoming laureates of the Aix-en-Provence Festival Academy. Further to this, they join the ECHO Rising Stars roster for the 2017/2018 season.

Since their formation in 2012, the ensemble is already an established presence in major international venues, performing at the Wigmore Hall in London, Auditorium du Louvre and Salle Gaveau in Paris, Tonhalle in Zurich, Musikverein in Vienna, Berliner Philharmonie, Tivoli Concert Series in Denmark, Sage Gateshead, and at festivals in Cheltenham, Heidelberg, Lockenhaus, Davos, Verbier, Aix-en-Provence, Montpellier/Radio France, Evian, Auvers-sur-Oise, Stavanger (Norway), Concentus Moraviae (Czech Republic), Haydn/Esterházy in Fertod (Hungary), Eilat (Israel) and Canberra (Australia).

This season saw the quartet make their debut in Hong Kong, Australia & Taiwan. They are also due to return to North America this autumn for appearances at The Frick Collection in New York, The Phillips Collection in Washington DC, and Salle Bourgie in Montreal. 

The Quartet records exclusively for Alpha Classics. Their debut recording, “Mozart,” was released to outstanding critical acclaim in Autumn 2016, and is followed by a disc of French music in late 2017. 

The Van Kuijk Quartet is in residence at Proquartet, Paris, where they study with members of the Alban Berg, Artemis and Hagen quartets. Having taken their first steps as students of the Ysaye Quartet, the young musicians have worked with Günter Pichler at the Escuela Superior de Mùsica Reina Sofia in Madrid; supported generously by the International Institute of Chamber Music of Madrid.

The quartet also participates in international academies; at the McGill International String Quartet Academy in Montreal, with Michael Tree of the Guarneri Quartet and André Roy; at the Weikersheim International Chamber Music Course with the Vogler Quartet and Heime Müller, formerly of the Artemis Quartet, as well as the renowned academies in both Verbier and Aix-en-Provence.

Mécénat Musical Société Générale is the Van Kuijk’s main sponsor.

Music from Copland House

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018:

Tickets: $33-$52

Dmitri Shostakovich : Piano Trio #1

Kevin Puts : Living Frescoes

Angel Lam : Fragrances of the Sea (California Premiere)

Gabriel Fauré : Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120

Founding Members:

Derek Bermel, clarinet

Michael Boriskin, piano

Paul Lustig Dunkel flute

Nicholas Kitchen violin

Wilhelmina Smith cello 

“Excellent musicians in vital performances… Copland would have been proud of all of them.”

-The Chicago Tribune 

Music From Copland House is the acclaimed resident ensemble at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home in New York, now restored as a unique creative center for American music. Since its triumphant New York debut as the Opening Night of Merkin Hall’s 1999-2000 season, Music from Copland House (MCH) has come to occupy a special place on the U.S. musical scene as perhaps this country’s only wide-ranging American repertory ensemble.

Provocatively uniting past and present, American and non-American, it journeys across 150 years of our nation’s rich musical legacy, reaching back deep into the 19th century and forward to just-completed compositions. 

The ensemble has been engaged by some of America’s foremost concert presenters, including Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress, Monday Evening Concerts in Los Angeles, Columbia University’s Miller Theatre, and the Caramoor International, Cape Cod, Bard, and Ecstatic Music Festivals. MCH has collaborated with the European Broadcasting Union and National Public Radio on a special concert showcasing American works that has been extensively aired in over 20 European countries, and makes its Mexican debut in 2014-15. 

MCH is the featured ensemble on Copland House’s popular main-stage concert series at the historic Merestead estate in nearby Mount Kisco, only an hour north of New York City. The ensemble has com­mis­sioned Chen Yi, Richard Danielpour, Tamar Muskal, Pierre Jalbert, Derek Bermel, and Sebastian Currier, whose Copland House work, Static, won the highly-coveted Grawemeyer Award in 2007, and has also premiered many compositions written especially for it by Du Yun, Samson Young, Henry Mollicone, and Leung Kei Cheuk (Gaybird). The ensemble followed its much-praised debut recording on Arabesque, the first complete cycle of Copland’s chamber music, with two releases on Koch International, respective­ly devoted to chamber music by Currier and John Musto. Inspired by Copland’s peerless, lifelong advocacy of American composers, MCH also offers children’s programs, master classes, lectures, residencies, and workshops, and other educational and community outreach activities.

MCH’s exceptional Founding Artists are widely admired for their instrumental command and musical insights in works both old and new: clarinetist-composer Derek Bermel, pianist and Copland House Artistic and Executive Director Michael Boriskin, flutist-conductor Paul Lustig Dunkel, violinist Nicholas Kitchen (of the Borromeo String Quartet), and cellist Wilhelmina Smith (of The Mannes Trio and Variations String Trio).

They are regularly joined by outstanding, award-winning Principal and Guest Artists, including violinists Curtis Macomber, Harumi Rhodes, and Jesse Mills; violists Danielle Farina and Kathryn Lockwood; cellists Alexis Pia Gerlach, Nicholas Canellakis, and James Wilson; flutist Linda Chesis; clarinetists Meighan Stoops, Carol McGonnell, and Alexander Fiterstein; pianists Michael Barrett, John Musto, and Blair McMillen; sopranos Amy Burton and Julia Bullock; baritones James Martin and Philip Cutlip; and many others. 

Borromeo String Quartet with Richard Stoltzman

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019

Tickets: $44-$64

Musical selections:

Claude Debussy : String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10

Sebastian Currier : Lullaby and Etude (Central Coast Premiere)

Jean Francaix : Quintet for clarinet and String Quartet

“A remarkably accomplished string quartet, not simply for its high technical polish and refined tone, but more importantly for the searching musical insights it brings.”

-The Chicago Tribune

Each visionary performance of the award-winning Borromeo String Quartet strengthens and deepens its reputation as one of the most important ensembles of our time. Admired and sought after for both its fresh interpretations of the classical music canon and its championing of works by 20th and 21st century composers, the ensemble has been hailed for its “edge-of-the- seat performances,” by the Boston Globe, which called it “simply the best.”

Recently celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Borromeo continues to be a pioneer in its use of technology, and has the trailblazing distinction of being the first string quartet to utilize laptop computers on the concert stage. Reading music this way helps push artistic boundaries, allowing the artists to perform solely from four-part scores and composers’ manuscripts, a revealing and metamorphic experience which these dedicated musicians now teach to students around the world.

As the New York Times noted, “The digital tide washing over society is lapping at the shores of classical music. The Borromeo players have embraced it in their daily musical lives like no other major chamber music group.” Moreover, the Quartet often leads discussions enhanced by projections of handwritten manuscripts, investigating with the audience the creative process of the composer.

And in 2003 the Borromeo became the first classical ensemble to make its own live concert recordings and videos, distributing them for many years to audiences through its Living Archive, a music learning web portal for which a new version will soon be released.

Passionate educators, the Borromeos encourage audiences of all ages to explore and listen to both traditional and contemporary repertoire in new ways. The ensemble uses multi-media tools such as video projection to share the often surprising creative process behind some works, or to show graphically the elaborate architecture behind others. This produces delightfully refreshing viewpoints and has been a springboard for its acclaimed young people’s programs.

One such program is “Mathemusica,” which delves into the numerical relationships that under-pin the sounds of music and show how musical syntax mirrors natural forms. “Classic Video” uses one movement of a quartet as the platform from which to teach computer drawing, video editing, animation, musical form and production processes to create a meaningful joining of music and visual art.

The quartet has been ensemble-in-residence at the New England Conservatory and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for 23 years; and has worked extensively as performers and educators with the Library of Congress (highlighting both its manuscripts and instrument collections); the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Taos School of Music.

The ensemble joined the Emerson Quartet as the 2014-15 Hittman Ensembles in Residence at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, and also recently were in residence at Colorado State University, Kansas University, and the San Francisco Conservatory.

Its expansive repertoire also includes the Shostakovich Cycle and those of Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Brahms, Schumann, Schoenberg, Janacek, Lera Auerbach, Tchaikovsky, and Gunther Schuller.

The Quartet has collaborated with some of this generation’s most important composers, including Gunther Schuller, John Cage, Gyorgy Ligeti, Steve Reich, Osvaldo Golijov, Jennifer Higdon, Steve Mackey, John Harbison, and Leon Kirchner, among many others; and has performed on major concert stages across the globe, including appearances at Carnegie Hall, the Berlin Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall, Suntory Hall, the Concertgebouw, Seoul Arts Center, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, the Incontri in Terra di Siena Chamber Music Festival in Tuscany, the Prague Spring Festival and the Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt.

The current season includes performances of violinist Nicholas Kitchen’s new transcription of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier including appearances throughout North America and Asia; World Premieres of works by Sebastian Currier, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Russell Platt; provocative performances, illuminating discussions, and new discoveries surrounding signature string quartet cycles at Carnegie Hall, the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth, Shriver Concerts, Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival, Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, Bargemusic in Brooklyn, Harvard Musical Association, University at Buffalo, and Haverford and Gordon Colleges, to name only a few.

“Nothing less than masterful” (Cleveland.com), the Borromeo Quartet has received numerous awards throughout its illustrious career, including Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Career Grant and Martin E. Segal Award, and Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award. It was also a recipient of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and top prizes at the International String Quartet Competition in Evian, France.

Richard Stoltzman, clarinet

Stoltzman’s virtuosity, musicianship and sheer personal magnetism have made him one of today’s most sought-after concert artists. As soloist with over a hundred orchestras, a captivating recitalist, an innovative jazz artist, and a prolific recording artist, this two-time Grammy Award winner has defied categorization, dazzling critics and audiences alike throughout many musical genres.

Stoltzman’s unique way with the clarinet has earned him an international reputation as he has opened up possibilities for the instrument that no one could have predicted.

He gave the first clarinet recitals at both the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall, and became the first wind player to receive the Avery Fisher Prize. He has performed or recorded with such jazz and pop greats as Gary Burton, the Canadian Brass, Chick Corea, Judy Collins, Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, Keith Jarrett, the King’s Singers, Mike Manieri, George Shearing, Wayne Shorter, Mel Tormé, Spyro Gyra founder Jeremy Wall and Kazumi Watanabe.

His commitment to new music has resulted in numerous premieres, including acclaimed clarinet works written for him by Steve Reich, Toru Takemitsu, Stephen Hartke, Einojuhani Rautavaara and Yehudi Wyner. As a ten-year participant in the Marlboro Music Festival, Stoltzman gained extensive chamber music experience, and subsequently became a founding member of the noted ensemble TASHI, which made its debut in 1973.

Stoltzman’s discography numbers well over seventy recordings. His most recent release is “Resolve” released on the PARMA label in 2014 featuring works of Hindemith. He has won Grammy® Awards for his recordings of the Brahms Sonatas with Richard Goode, and Trios of Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms with Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax. In addition to his appearance in Michael Lawrence’s acclaimed documentary film, “Bach & friends,” he was featured in the International EMMY® Award-winning series “Concerto!” with Dudley Moore and Michael Tilson Thomas.

Richard Stoltzman resides in Massachusetts and is a passionate Boston Red Sox baseball fan. He is also a Cordon Bleu trained pastry chef.

Catalyst Quartet

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019

Tickets: $33-$52

Jessie Montgomery, violin

Karla Donehew-Perez, violin

Paul Laraia, viola

Karlos Rodriguez, cello 

“Wildly colorful and exploding with life!”

– Washington Post

Hailed by the New York Times at the Carnegie Hall debut as “invariably energetic and finely burnished…playing with earthy vigor,” Catalyst Quartet is comprised of top laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx competition. Known for “rhythmic energy, polyphonic clarity and tight ensemble-playing,” the ensemble has toured throughout the United States and abroad, including sold-out performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, at Chicago’s Harris Theater, Miami’s New World Center and Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. The Quartet has also appeared as concerto soloists with the Bogotá Filharmónica, the Sphinx virtuosi and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Catalyst Quartet has held concert residencies at the University of Michigan, University of Washington, Rice University, Houston’s Society for the Performing Arts, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, the Virginia Arts Festival and Pennsylvania State University. International residencies where they perform and teach master classes have included the In Harmony Project in England, the University of South Africa and the Teatro de Bellas Arts in Cali, Colombia.

Catalyst Quartet has been invited as guest artists at important music festivals, Mainly Mozart in San Diego, The Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Sitka Music Festival, Juneau Jazz and Classics, Strings Music Festival, the Grand Canyon Music Festival and the Vail International Dance Festival. In 2014 they opened the Festival del Sole in Napa with Joshua Bell and also participated in England’s Alderburgh Music Foundation’s String Quartet Residency with two performances in Jubilee Hall. Recent seasons have brought international touring in Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and Puerto Rico and expanded US tours in Virginia, Minnesota, Hawaii and California. Catalyst’s New York City presence has included concerts on the Lincoln Center’s Great Performer’s series, the Café Series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, at New York’s City Center, at Columbia University’s Miller Theater, for Schneider Concerts at the New School and six concerts at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Grammy award-winning jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, with whom they recently recorded an album.

Their other recordings include the Bach/Gould Project– Catalyst Quartet’s debut recording featuring the members’ own arrangement of J.S. Bach’s monumental Goldberg variations paired with Glenn Gould’s seminal string quartet, on the Azica label and Strum, featuring string works by CQ violinist and composer Jessie Montgomery. CQ has performed on numerous television and radio broadcasts for Detroit public television, American Public Media’s Performance Today and Chicago, Houston, Seattle and Vermont local stations. The ensemble was also featured in The Strad and Strings magazine.

Founded by the Sphinx organizations, the Catalyst Quartet combines a serious commitment to Diversity and education with a passion for contemporary works. In October 2016 the quartet completed the sixth national tour as principal players and featured ensemble with the Sphinx Virtuosi. Catalyst Quartet members serve as principal faculty at the Sphinx Performance Academy at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Roosevelt University.

Montrose Trio

7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019

Tickets: $44-$64

Musical selections:

Franz Joseph Haydn : Piano Trio in E flat Major

Dmitri Shostakovich : Trio in E minor, Op. 67

Anton Arensky : Trio No. 1, Op. 32

Jon Kimura Parker, piano

Martin Beaver, violin

Clive Greensmith, cello

“Absolutely top-notch music-making, as fine as one could ever expect to hear.”

– Washington Post

Formed in 2013, the Montrose Trio is a collaboration stemming from a long and fruitful relationship between pianist Jon Kimura Parker and the Tokyo String Quartet. Mr. Parker was the quartet’s final guest pianist, and a backstage conversation with violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith led to the Montrose Trio’s creation.

Named after Chateau Montrose, a storied Bordeaux wine long favored after concerts, with a nod to the Montrose Arts District of Houston and the street in Winnipeg where Mr. Beaver was raised, the Montrose Trio has quickly established a reputation for performances of the highest distinction. In 2015 the Washington Post raved about their “absolutely top-notch music-making, as fine as one could ever expect to hear…they are poised to become one of the top piano trios in the world.”

The Montrose Trio gave their debut performance for the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, with subsequent performances at Wolftrap, in Montreal, and at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Their 2015-16 season included concerts in Philadelphia, New York, Vancouver, Portland, Eugene, Baltimore, Jacksonville, Durham, Detroit, Buffalo, La Jolla, and at the Hong Kong Chamber Music Festival. 

Pianist Jon Kimura Parker performs with major North American orchestras on a regular basis, including recent concerto performances with the orchestras of New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia. This season he appears with the orchestras of Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Ottawa, Vancouver, Toronto, Colorado, and Washington, DC. He also appears in Off the Score, an experimental group with legendary Police drummer Stewart Copeland. He is Artistic Advisor of the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival and Professor of Piano at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston.

Violinist Martin Beaver has appeared as soloist with the orchestras of San Francisco, Indianapolis, Montreal, Toronto, and in Belgium and Portugal. A top prizewinner at the international violin competitions of Indianapolis and Montreal, he studied with Danchenko, Gingold and Szeryng. Mr. Beaver was a founding member of the Toronto String Quartet and Triskelion, and was the first violinist of the Tokyo String Quartet for eleven years. He is currently on faculty at the Colburn School in LA.

Cellist Clive Greensmith has performed as soloist with the London Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Mostly Mozart Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic, and the RAI orchestra in Rome. He has worked with distinguished musicians including András Schiff, Claude Frank and Steven Isserlis, and won prizes in the Premio Stradivari held in Cremona, Italy. Mr. Greensmith was the cellist in the Tokyo String Quartet for fourteen years and is currently on faculty at the Colburn School in LA.

Tickets for the 2018-2019 Season:

Van Kuijk Quartet: $33-$52

Music from Copland House: $33-$52

Borromeo String Quartet with Richard Stoltzman: $44-$64

Catalyst Quartet: $33-$52

Montrose Trio: $44-$64

Tickets for adult students and active military are $15. Tickets are available at ChamberMusicMontereyBay.org or (831) 625-2212. All tickets are subject to a $1-per-ticket processing fee. The Sunset Center Box Office opens at 6:30 p.m. on the day of the concert.

Special Ticket Pricing:

Kids Up Front & Free!

Children (grades 3-12) are invited to sit in the center front three rows for an “up close and personal” concert experience. Kids and their music teachers are free, while their adult chaperones are only $15. Seats can also be reserved online.

Active Military

Active duty military personnel can get reduced-price tickets at just $15 each. Valid photo ID required, will-call only. Seats may be reserved online.

Students

Students ages 17-30 can get reduced-price tickets for $15. Valid photo ID required, will-call only, day of concert.

Wheelchair Seating

Wheelchair-accessible seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis for $25. Seats may be reserved online. 

About Chamber Music Monterey Bay

Founded in 1966, Chamber Music Monterey Bay has its roots in an organization begun by Watrous and Dene Denny — two pioneers of early California history who brought music performances to the Monterey Peninsula in the mid-1920s who co-founded the Carmel Bach Festival and the Carmel Music Society, which often featured new works by local composers.

Today, Chamber Music Monterey Bay, which was an offshoot of the Carmel Music Society, exists to preserve the tradition of live classical chamber music performance and to explore creatively the evolution of the art form.

CMMB presents five concerts in a nine-month annual season that runs from October-May, featuring world-renowned artists performing at the Sunset Cultural Center — a world-class 718-seat destination venue in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.

CMMB features exciting and innovative programming — from the best-loved masterworks, to lesser-known gems and brand new compositions. This is what distinguishes CMMB from other local presenters. The ensembles CMMB brings to the area love to present unusual, provocative programs to their listeners. And CMMB’s audiences — appreciated by the guest musicians for their uniquely engaged attentiveness — love to hear them.

Concert venue:

Sunset Center Carmel

San Carlos & 9th Streets

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Office:

Chamber Music Monterey Bay

3785 Via Nona Marie, Suite 307

Carmel, CA 93923 USA

(831) 625-2212

Email:

info@chambermusicmontereybay.org

Postal Address:

PO Box 221458

Carmel, CA 93922 USA

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.chambermusicmontereybay.org

For Sale: Extraordinary Real Estate Opportunities in Carmel Valley that are Worlds Apart, But Share a Certain Aesthetic — Only the Best of the Best Will Do

These two show-stopping properties couldn’t be more different, however, what they do have in common is that they are two of the most spectacular properties in an area known worldwide for spectacular properties, and both are one-of-a-kind real estate!

Carmel, CA, July 31, 2018 — These two show-stopping properties couldn’t be more different, however, what they do have in common is that they are two of the most spectacular properties in an area known worldwide for spectacular properties, and both are one-of-a-kind real estate!

The other common denominators are they are both in the verdant Carmel Valley on the Central Coast of California and they’re represented by Monterey Peninsula real estate agent Doug Steiny, a fifth generation and longtime resident of Monterey Peninsula and a licensed Realtor for more than 30 years, working with Sotheby’s International Realty.

The first property is “The Crown Jewel Of Carmel Valley,” also known as the “River House,” and is a 4,762-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-and-a-half–bath French country chateau located a stone’s throw from the Carmel River, but well above the flood plain, on a secluded knoll. In fact, it is the only place on the Carmel River where there is water year-round.

Originally built by a Central Valley tomato grower and his wife, who discovered the property by walking along the river until she found the perfect location, the villa boasts massive French oak entry doors, 17th century roof tiles from a monastery in Burgundy, terra cotta kitchen floors, antique French chandeliers throughout, 17th century fireplaces, in-ground pool, spa/hot tub, herb/vegetable garden, library and a two-car garage.

One of its most striking features is its main staircase, which is French oak and features a bannister created by a San Francisco woodworking artisan, who had to steam, bend and twist 15-foot sections of French oak to create. “It’s not just something you can just go out and buy,” says Steiny.

“The entire property is like a piece of art, including the land on which it sits,” says Steiny, who, even with all his experience in the business, still marvels at the $6.5 million property. ”It’s just breath-taking. You walk in and are visually transported into a fantastic dream. I’m seeing something truly special.’”

The same could be said for the second property, which is as far from French country as you can get and is located on the opposite end of Carmel Valley, in horse and ranch country.

Fox Creek Ranch sits on 276 acres of unparalleled beauty, complete with nine-stall 4,600-square-foot horse stable, riding area with covered round pen and seven fully fenced and irrigated pastures, an equipment bar and hay barn, a 450-square-foot garage, six water wells with 100,000-gallon storage tank, solar panels throughout, and 5 acres of Pinot Noir grapevines and 1 acre of Chardonnay grapes.

And all that doesn’t include the main house! The 4,000-square-foot-plus ranch-style main house features exposed oak beams, hickory-planked floors, walls of double-stacked Montana fieldstone, three bedrooms, two full baths, one half-bath, a fitness room, office, heated in-ground pool, spa/hot tub, outdoor barbecue and fireplace, expansive deck/patio, and 875-square-foot garage.

There’s also a 3,100-square foot guest house with many of the same features, such as double-stacked Montana fieldstone, and amenities, including three bedrooms, den, full kitchen and laundry.

The horse stable is a sight to behold. The developers of the property, Tom and Judy Deregt, didn’t want to spare any expense in building the stables, barns, pastures and riding areas. Starting from scratch, they re-engineered the soil on about 50-60 acres (“It’s like building a golf course from scratch,” says Steiny) and spent $3.3 million on the stables alone.

The stables, built for cutting horses, consist of a 4,600-square-foot horse barn with nine stalls, tack room, hot/cold water wash bay, office, laundry room and full bath. It’s built with stacked Montana fieldstone, covered with slate shingle roofing, and decorated with iron-capped Australian hardwood, and was designed by a renowned barn designer. “It’s like a four-star hotel for horses,” quips Steiny.

“It’s just gorgeous, but it doesn’t feel at all ostentatious, it feels really nice” marvels Steiny about the $19 million (asking price, well below its actual value) property, which sits on a wide bench just a few miles east of Carmel Valley Village. “I would just leave it as is, just have fun with it. Most properties like this are a lot of work, this is not. It’s absolutely immaculate, every inch of it.”

These two prestige properties may be worlds apart in terms of style and size, but they share a certain aesthetic — only the best of the best will do.

Images:

22 Scarlett Road: https://realogy.app.box.com/s/eju6yesfidsj1uhrdo7lhch7lfz0f2yy

Fox Creek Ranch: https://realogy.app.box.com/s/4295ydya3ld2q14pdxng9v81tgih9hcx

Additional Images Available Upon Request

About Doug and Lisa Steiny

As a fifth generation Californian and life long resident of Monterey Peninsula, Doug has been fortunate to live and work in an area which offers the highest quality of living in the world. As a licensed Realtor for over 30 years, Doug has experienced and has been involved in the growth of the Monterey Peninsula. His single mindedness in providing exemplary customer service has helped grow his business to more than $500 million in sales. Over 90% of Doug’s business is generated from direct referrals from previous clients, friends and family who recognize the benefit in utilizing his expertise in Real Estate and knowledge of the area. Doug has consistently been a Top Producer since 1990 with notable clients, including several presidents of Fortune 500 companies.

After 30 years as a top producer in the title and escrow business, Lisa joined her husband, Doug Steiny. Lisa relocated to Carmel with her parents when her father retired from the Air Force. Being from Southern California, the draw to the smaller community of Carmel was an enticing place to raise their family. Lisa prides herself in her service-oriented approach to helping clients. She is extremely detailed and brings to the team the ability to provide the best service possible. With 15 years of management experience, Lisa offers incomparable knowledge and skills to Doug’s team.

Doug and Lisa Steiny

www.dougsteiny.com

Tel: (831) 277-2070

Email: doug@dougsteiny.com

Sotheby’s International Realty

Carmel Rancho Brokerage

3775 Via Nona Marie Ste 100

Carmel, CA 93923

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.dougsteiny.com

LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Addresses Photoshop Unicode Related Bug

Zevrix Solutions announces LinkOptimizer 5.2.6, a maintenance update to company’s workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer lets users automatically scale and crop linked images to their InDesign dimensions at specified target resolution, convert image formats and colors, apply sharpening, and more. The new version addressed a Photoshop bug that prevents third party tools from opening images whose names contain URL encoded characters in Unicode percent escape format.

Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces LinkOptimizer 5.2.6, a maintenance update to its image processing automation plug-in for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 4 out of 5 stars by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks and helps users reduce the size of InDesign links, save prepress costs, and easily repurpose InDesign documents for web and mobile devices.

The new version addresses a Photoshop bug that prevents AppleScript from opening files with URL encoded names. As a result, LinkOptimizer cannot process images whose names contain UTF encoded characters in the so called Unicode percent escape format. With the new update LinkOptimizer will identify the issue during processing and inform theuser of the exact nature of the problem rather than only displaying a generic error message from Photoshop. The user will be advised to remove the Unicode codes from the file name in order to process the affected images.

“LinkOptimizer has changed my life and saved me days and days of work as a retoucher for an international quarterly magazine,” says Steve Krason of Chicago based SK Design Group. “It’s a lifesaver”.

LinkOptimizer works automatically with Photoshop to eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, perform essential image adjustments and convert image formats. For example, with just a click of a button users can:

• Optimize dozens of InDesign files
• Scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign
• Change their resolution to 300 dpi
Convert RGB images to CMYK
Resave JPEGs as TIFF
• Run a Photoshop action on each image

As a result users can save gigabytes of disk space and countless hours of optimizing images manually, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing.

Pricing and Availability:
LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for $259.95 USD (Lite version: $179.95) as well as from Adobe Exchange and authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign / Photoshop CS5-CC 2018.

About Zevrix Solutions
Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides automation and productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Cloud and Creative Suite software, PDF workflows, graphic file diagnostics and Microsoft Office output on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals increase their profits through automating everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com. Copyright (C) 2018 Zevrix Solutions. All Rights Reserved. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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

Monterey-based Ruccello Olive Oil Releases Four New Private Label Balsamic Vinegars on Aug. 1

Ruccello Olive Oil’s first private label balsamic vinegars will be available on its website starting Aug. 1.

Monterey, CA, July 29, 2018 — Ruccello Olive Oil’s first private label balsamic vinegars will be available on its website starting Aug. 1.

Ruccello Olive Oil, founded in 2017 by Monterey native RoseAnne Ruccello-Fischer, specializes in Extra Virgin Olive Oils from the Tuscany region in Italy and from California, as well as hand-crafted olive wood items, locally made olive oil soaps and lotions and handmade aprons.

The new line features four balsamic vinegars, including a Dark Chocolate Balsamic Reserve Vinegar (8.5 fluid ounces); a Honey Balsamic Reserve Vinegar (8.5 fl oz.); Cask 5 Organic Balsamic Vinegar (16.9 fl oz.); and Cask 25 Balsamic Vinegar (16.9 fl oz.). All the vinegars are gluten-free, with no artificial flavorings, thickening agents, caramel or additives added. May contain sulfites.

All four vinegars originate in Modena, Italy, and were bottled by the Olive Oil Source. They will be available Aug. 1, at ruccellooliveoil.com.

Here’s a description of each of the vinegars and their nutritional values:

Dark Chocolate Balsamic Reserve Vinegar

One-of-a-kind balsamic with the rich deep flavors of dark chocolate. Use as a glaze on beef or pork or drizzle on fruit, chocolate desserts, and pastries.

Nutrition facts per 1 tablespoon:

Calories 35.8

Protein 0.2g

Carbohydrates 17.39g

Sugar 8.1g

Honey Balsamic Reserve Vinegar

Blended with artisanal Italian honey and reduced over open-air fire. Fabulous drizzled on cheeses and with dishes using walnuts, pears, or game.

Nutrition facts per 1 tablespoon:

Calories 53

Protein 0g

Carbohydrates 13.3g

Sugar 13.3g

Sodium >1mg

Cask 5 Organic Balsamic Vinegar

This organic cask-aged balsamic is an everyday balsamic ideal to pair with cooked vegetables and salads.

Nutrition facts per 1 tablespoon:

Calories 81

Protein 0.6g

Carbohydrates 25g

Sugar 25g

Sodium 20mg

Cask 25 Balsamic Vinegar

This 25-year cask-aged balsamic is a prized Italian condiment that is rich and flavorful. Drizzle on fruit, cheeses, and salads.

Nutrition facts per 1 tablespoon:

Calories 35.8

Protein 0.2g

Carbohydrates 8.1g

Sugar 8.1g

About Ruccello Olive Oil

RoseAnne Fischer of Monterey has such a passion for Extra Virgin Olive Oil that she founded her own company in 2017, Ruccello Olive Oil, to offer consumers the highest quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the best producers from around the world.

RoseAnne is also committed to educating the consumer on the many health benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and how to be a discerning consumer through olive oil tastings, olive oil and food pairing events and house parties showcasing the liquid gold.

She will have 10 different kinds of Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Italy, California, Spain, Greece and Turkey available on her website, ruccellooliveoil.com, as well as soaps and lotions made from olive oil. She and her husband also import European antiques in partnership with a company in Carmel Valley.

Her business took root in 2015 when she and her husband bought a small house in Tuscany nestled in the Chianti hills, with vineyards and olive groves everywhere you could see.

The idea of running her own olive oil business inspired her to take an Olive Oil Sommelier class to learn everything she could about olive oil.

And among the things she learned was the fact that many olive oils for sale in the U.S. are mislabeled and adulterated and that customers were being duped into buying Extra Virgin Olive Oil that was either virgin olive oil or lampante oil, which is not fit for human consumption.

So the Monterey, California native decided she wanted to educate American consumers and offer them the best Extra Virgin Olive Oil that the world has to offer.

“Consumers know that olive oil is good for you, but there are a lot of myths about it out there,” she says. “I want to share what I’ve learned and I want to provide a product that people can trust and feel safe in the knowledge that the products are of the highest quality.”

Ruccello Olive Oil

P.O. Box 257, Monterey, CA 93940

Telephone: 831-275-8306

WhatsApp: 1-831-275-8306

roseanne@RuccelloOliveOil.com

http://ruccellooliveoil.com

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.ruccellooliveoil.com

Renovated Capitola Goodwill Store Will Host Grand Reopening on Aug. 22

After completion of a major renovation project, the Capitola Goodwill store will celebrate its grand reopening on Aug. 22.

Capitola, CA, July 28 2018 — After completion of a major renovation project, the Capitola Goodwill store will celebrate its grand reopening on Aug. 22.

The store at 1550 41st Avenue in Capitola will host city officials, Goodwill board members and staff for a reopening ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, and will open to the public at 9 a.m.

The store has expanded into an adjacent space, growing from 11,500 square feet to 17,500 square feet, expanding and improving its donation processing area and retail sales floor. The expansion also allows Goodwill to add six more full-time employees to its current 24 employees.

“This investment renews our very strong commitment to Santa Cruz County,” said Ed Durkee, President and CEO. “Once completed, we will have remodeled, moved or renovated all four retail stores in Santa Cruz County in less than 24 months.”

Goodwill’s Santa Cruz store at 204 Union St. is also getting a new look and is scheduled for completion about the same time as the Capitola store.

“Our commitment and continued presence in these communities is unwavering and we look forward to many more decades of community support and providing jobs to people with barriers to employment,” said Durkee.

Jim Burke, Vice President of Retail and Operations, said that donations to Goodwill and shoppers to the store have seen an uptick in recent years, which the expansion will be able to accommodate.

“We’ve enlarged the donation area by three times, so logistically, we’ll be able to handle all the donations the store gets,” said Burke.

The expansion also benefits Goodwill’s mission to help people train for and get jobs in the community.

Goodwill Central Coast continues its investments in Santa Cruz County and creates more jobs,” said Durkee. “Goodwill is creating more jobs and training opportunities through additional investment in our Retail Training Centers in Capitola and Downtown Santa Cruz.”

The opening takes place just prior to Be Kind to Humankind Week, an annual celebration of kindness that is recognized globally from Aug. 25-31 every year. The week is a time for everyone to reflect on what we can all do in order to make this world a better place.

About Goodwill Central Coast

Goodwill Central Coast, a private 501(c)3 non-profit organization, began in 1928 in the city of Santa Cruz and today has expanded into three counties: Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Luis Obispo. Goodwill Central Coast now employs over 600 people, including employment training professionals, sales personnel, donation center attendants, warehouse and distribution workers, and administrators. Its programs strengthen communities by improving job growth, the lives of individuals and families, and the health of our environment. Each year Goodwill assists more than 10,000 job seekers get back to work and reclaim financial and personal independence. Goodwill provides a positive learning environment that creates brighter futures through connecting people to meaningful work.

Capitola Goodwill

Donation Center and Store

1550 41st Avenue, Capitola, CA

(831) 462-1300

https://www.ccgoodwill.org

Store hours:

9 a.m.–8 p.m. Monday–Saturday

10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sunday

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

https://www.ccgoodwill.org