Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Monterey Spine & Joint Performed is 600th Bundled Payment Surgery with Global 1

Today, Monterey Spine & Joint (MSJ) in Monterey, CA. announced that it performed its 600th bundled payment surgery administered by Global 1 of Carlsbad, CA.

Monterey, CA, June 21, 2018 - Today, Monterey Spine & Joint (MSJ) in Monterey, CA. announced that it performed its 600th bundled payment surgery administered by Global 1 of Carlsbad, CA. MSJ began the all-inclusive bundled payment program with Global 1 in 2011. The program has expanded to include over 44 musculoskeletal surgeries including sports medicine cases, joint replacement, fracture care, interventional pain management and other surgeries of the spine, hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, hand and foot/ankle. MSJ bundles surgical cases with Blue Shield of California, United Health Care and large self-insured beneficiaries including Municipalities, Colleges and Schools Insurance Group (MCSIG) of Salinas, CA. The program simplifies the process for the patient through total price transparency quoted prior to the surgery, and delivers greater value to the payer as measured by an optimum combination of quality, service and price.

Christopher Meckel MD, President of MSJ, said, “This program, developed by Global 1, empowers patients to be better consumers of healthcare by knowing costs in advance. It also provides budget certainty to the payers.” Michael Larsen, Executive Director of MCSIG (a Monterey county based joint power authority that insures approximately 12,000 teachers, bus drivers, janitors and other employees and their dependents), stated “The bundled payment program has delivered better outcomes and higher patient satisfaction to our members while significantly reducing our costs annually. The savings enables our client school systems to allocate more resources to personnel, supplies and infrastructure.”

About Monterey Spine & Joint:
Established in 2005, MSJ is the largest musculoskeletal and neurosurgical group practice on the Central Coast of California. MSJ’s comprehensive specialty centers can evaluate and treat almost all orthopedic, brain and spine disorders. They have subspecialists who perform joint replacement surgeries of the hip, knee and shoulder; sports medicine surgeries; interventional pain management procedures; and foot/ ankle surgery. According to Meckel, “MSJ also has a state of the art physical therapy and performance department affiliated with the San Francisco 49ers, as well as comprehensive radiological services including digital imaging, ultrasound and MRI. Our subspecialized physicians take an activity-based approach to musculoskeletal issues. This approach, combined with our comprehensive diagnostic, therapeutic and performance services, makes MSJ extraordinarily well-qualified to bundle the entire episode of care for our patients and the insurance payers.” Monterey Spine and Joint can be reached at 831-648-7200.

About Global 1:
Global 1 is a California-licensed Third Party Administrator dedicated to creating transparency and improving surgical outcomes. Global 1 is one of the largest administrators of commercially insured bundled payments in the U.S. Global 1 manages surgical bundled payments to over 2 million insured members through a platform of nearly 1200 physicians and 100 facilities. Global 1 can be reached at 760-602-7872.

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
https://www.msjhealth.com/

Since 2016 TreeHouse Mortgage Group has Raised Almost $23,000 for Charity through its Giving Tree Program

Since 2016, TreeHouse Mortgage Group (THMG) has contributed almost $23,000 through its Giving Tree Program to local charitable organizations that provide food, shelter, and education to those in need.

Monterey, CA, June 20, 2018 — Since 2016, TreeHouse Mortgage Group (THMG) has contributed almost $23,000 through its Giving Tree Program to local charitable organizations that provide food, shelter, and education to those in need. THMG intends to continue its efforts to help the community that has supported the company for over 18 years.

In addition to contributing a portion of the profit it receives from every loan closing, THMG, with offices in Monterey and Salinas, encourages its employees to volunteer their time supporting the local charitable organizations THMG sponsors. THMG is committed to giving back to the community that has contributed to its success.

“The TreeHouse Mortgage Group (THMG) Giving Tree Program is important because we have a vision to create a better world for everyone, especially in the communities we serve,’’ says Heidi Daunt, THMG Branch Manager. “The Giving Tree Program gives us the opportunity to give back to local organizations who align with our vision of better education, housing, and resources for our community.”

The THMG Giving Tree Program contributed money and time to the Food Bank for Monterey County in 2016, and in 2017, it contributed talent and treasure to the Veterans Transition Center and to Gathering for Women.

About TreeHouse
TreeHouse Mortgage Group has a proven track record of doing what we do best: getting results. With turnaround times in as little as three weeks and customized loan products to fit almost every need, THMG has helped countless homeowners obtain the funding they need for their homes.

Our top priority is to help you make an informed decision by presenting all available options. We offer exceptional customer service, superior loan processing times, competitive mortgage rates, extensive mortgage product offerings, and an unwavering commitment to help our borrowers to identify and achieve their goals and dreams. We are known for our high-quality standards, strong loan performance, efficiency, timely transactions, and, most importantly, our raving fan service.

TreeHouse is a branch of American Pacific Mortgage Corporation, and is the premier mortgage lending firm on the Central Coast, with offices in Monterey and Salinas, and eight loan officers with more than 160 years combined loan officer experience.

TreeHouse is also community-focused, giving back to the community by helping organizations who support those in need in our community through its Giving Tree Program.

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
https://www.treehousemortgage.com

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Support The Nutcracker With Corporate Giving!

Dance Kids of Monterey County, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is celebrating its Silver Anniversary!

Carmel, CA, June 19, 2018 — Dance Kids of Monterey County, (www.dancekids.org), a 501(c)3 non-profit, is celebrating its Silver Anniversary! We are contacting you in regard to sponsorship opportunities that will benefit the children of Dance Kids of Monterey County and positively impact your company’s philanthropic impact in the community. Since its founding in 1993, Dance Kids is proud to have helped over 50,000 young people in Monterey County achieve dance and theater skills, increase their self-esteem while learning discipline, group problem solving, respect and responsibility. Dance Kids students acquire a love and respect for the arts and create a solid basis for tness and health throughout their lives. Our unique programs, designed for interactive, hands- on, creatively-enriching experiences and multi-cultural communities, introduce the wonder of dance to children from all socioeconomic backgrounds and ethnicities.


Dance Kids youth programs that would benefit from your corporate donations:
The annual celebrated classic Nutcracker, performed at the Sunset Center in Carmel for over 24 years, will be held on December 7-9, 2018. Again this year, the 39-member orchestra, Monterey County Pops!, conducted by Dr. Carl Christensen, will perform in the orchestra pit with over a hundred dancers on stage, delighting our annual audience of over 2500 guests. Dance Kids, through its fundraising efforts, offers tuition and dancewear funding for students who might not otherwise be able to afford these necessities, as well as classes and production fees.

Dance Kids Teaches, a performing arts program for the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, impacting MPUSD schools with training in Radio, Theatre, Drama and Dance Programs. These popular programs include youth and parent audiences of more than 500 people throughout the Monterey Peninsula Uni ed School District.

The interactive school tour Cascanueces: A Latino Nutcracker. In its fifth year, this program reaches more than 700 youth, teachers, and family members. A professional mariachi band and folkloric dancers weave the tale of Maria as she travels through Mexico. This program educates young people in the rich history of Mexican culture through the magic of music and dance. This is a bilingual production with a cast of 20 professional musicians and dancers.

We can’t accomplish all of this without the nancial support from companies in Monterey County. Attached are several sponsorship levels for your review that will bring your organization great branding visibility and help provide our dancers, students and audiences with memories to last a lifetime.

Please contact us at scottbjulian@gmail.com or call 831-601-9256 to answer any questions and to let us know at what level you can support Dance Kids of Monterey County.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration. We deeply appreciate your generosity!

Best regards,

Carol Richmond 831-809-1121
Scott Julian 831-601-9256

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.dancekids.org

December Dates Set for Dance Kids’ 25th Anniversary Full-Length 'Nutcracker: A Monterey Peninsula Tradition,’ Featuring 39-Member Symphony Orchestra, Children’s Choir, at Carmel’s Sunset Center

Dance Kids of Monterey County, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, announced that its popular “Nutcracker: A Monterey Peninsula Tradition,” will be performed Dec. 7-9 at the Sunset Center in Carmel.

Carmel, CA, June 19, 2018 — Dance Kids of Monterey County, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, announced that its popular “Nutcracker: A Monterey Peninsula Tradition,” will be performed Dec. 7-9 at the Sunset Center in Carmel.

Once again, the annual ballet will feature the 39-member Monterey County Pops! symphony orchestra conducted by Dr. Carl Christensen. And, for the first time, the production will feature a children’s choir performing onstage during Act I’s “Dance of the Snowflakes.”

“We are so honored and excited to be celebrating our 25th anniversary this year,” says Dance Kids founder and artistic director, Carol Richmond. “It’s so heartening to know that the community continues to support our mission to strengthen character and positively influence children’s lives through the performing arts. We will continue to grow and improve and bring on new talent to carry on that legacy.”

With that in mind, Dance Kids also announced they have named veteran professional dancer and teacher Philip Pegler as its new Artistic Director. Pegler has more than 30 years of experience in classical ballet as a professional dancer and teacher. He was most recently Dance Kids’ Ballet Director.

The performance weekend begins Dec. 7, 2018, with another tradition and a gift to the community; a free 10 a.m. Friday morning show given each year to the school children of the Monterey Peninsula. Dance Kids gifts the 700-seat theater to the underserved youth in the community.

There will be a 7 p.m. Friday night show, a Gala fundraiser on Saturday night, Dec. 8, 2018, at 5 p.m. and show at 7, and the much-anticipated “Sugar Plum Fairy Champagne and Tea Party” at 12:15 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, followed by the show at 2 p.m.

The full-length ballet features more than 100 dancers ranging in age from 4 to adult; over 400 costumes and countless numbers of accessories, including headpieces, hats and gloves. This production requires countless hours of volunteer time and elaborate set design featuring local scenes and landmarks. The previous budget of $75,000 has grown to over $125,000 with the inclusion of the symphony. The funds were raised by the Dance Kids Board of Directors and Friends of Dance Kids.

A new addition to the production this year will be a children’s choir under the direction of Dance Kids vocal and drama instructor Stacy Meheen. The choir of children ages 6-14 will perform a wordless vocalization during Act I’s finale, “Waltz of the Snowflakes.”

“It’s an angelic sound, it’s quite lovely,” says Meheen, who is the executive director of the Wharf Theatre and voice and drama teacher at Carmel River School. “It will be very special and very spectacular.”

Meheen is seeking singers for the choir and has scheduled vocal auditions for children 6-14, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Carmel Academy of Performing Arts, Mission Street and Eighth Avenue, in Carmel. For more information, call (831) 624-3729.

The entire production is open to all dancers from the community and boasts a spirit of inclusion to all that audition. Auditions and rehearsal begin in September. Andrea Paris Gutierrez, of the Los Angeles Ballet Academy, returns as choreographer, with five local rehearsal directors coordinating the production. Three of the five directors are Royal Academy of Dance, London, certified instructors.

Three years ago, Dance Kids rebranded “Nutcracker; A Monterey Peninsula Tradition” and incorporated the Old Del Monte Hotel as the setting for the first act party scene and introduced famous characters associated with the Peninsula, such as Salvador Dali and John Steinbeck.

Richmond says, "The story line and choreography remain the same yet reflect the tradition of the heyday of the Peninsula in the early ’20s and ’30s."

In the near future, the production will announce the guest artists performing in December's productions.

Set designer for the production is Nicole Bryant-Stephans of Bottega Design, and costumes are by Joanne Phelps.

In addition, Dance Kids of Monterey County will once again present performances of “Cascanueces: A Folklorico Nutcracker,” in South County schools in November.

Now in its fifth year of touring Monterey County, the annual holiday tradition in story and dance celebrates the rich culture of Mexico and countries south of the border. The idea of melding European music and music from Spanish-speaking countries to create a “Cascanueces” has brought together mariachi musicians, folkloric choreographers and local ballet dancers.

The November 2018 tour date of “Cascanueces” is reserved by South County schools early each school year in the anticipation of a colorful and educational assembly. The tour begins in San Ardo with performances in San Lucas, King City, Greenfield and Salinas.

Sponsorships are now available for “Cascanueces” as well as in June for December’s “Nutcracker” performances. Call (831) 622-9008 for more information.

Monterey County Pops! was founded in 1985 and not only provides to the community free, public pops-and-patriotic concerts on holidays, but is the only orchestra in Monterey County that provides a tuition-free, professional performance experience for disadvantaged students in their own communities.

Their audience has grown to approximately 6,700 and 175 young, underserved performers created six professional-quality performances in collaboration with the orchestra last year.

About Dance Kids
With over 24 years of production history, Dance Kids of Monterey County, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization founded by Richmond, is proud of its wide range of theatrical experience that support the youth of the Monterey Peninsula. In the early days, productions at the Carmel Ballet Academy included “Nutcracker” and original spring musicals written by Walt de Faria and a full-length spring ballet, produced at Sunset Center.

Dance Kids was known for fun-loving nostalgia surrounding the musical and drew from the community a range of young people and their families committed to theater. As it grew, its little venue could not handle the “Nutcracker” any longer, but continued at the venue for the spring musicals, until those too, outgrew the dance studio. “Nutcracker” moved to Sunset Center in 1995 and has remained there as its home venue except for the years the center was being remodeled.

Dance Kids “Nutcracker” has grown into a premier production eagerly awaited by cast and community. The original vision of Dance Kids of Monterey County has been honored as well as surpassed in the ensuing years. This year is one of pivotal change and growth.

Street Address:
Sunset Center, Cottage #17
San Carlos Street at 10th Ave.,
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6225
Carmel, CA 93921
Phone: (831) 622-9008
Fax: (831) 218-1293
Email: info@dancekids.org
Website: dancekids.org

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.dancekids.org

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Dance Kids of Monterey County Will Present Fifth Annual Performances of ‘A Folklorico Nutcracker’ at South County Schools in November

Now in its fifth year of touring Monterey County, Dance Kids of Monterey County will once again present performances of “Cascanueces: A Folklorico Nutcracker,” in South County schools in November.

Carmel, CA, June 18, 2018 — Now in its fifth year of touring Monterey County, Dance Kids of Monterey County will once again present performances of “Cascanueces: A Folklorico Nutcracker,” in South County schools in November.

The annual holiday tradition in story and dance celebrates the rich culture of Mexico and countries south of the border. The idea of melding European music and music from Spanish-speaking countries to create a “Cascanueces” has brought together mariachi musicians, folkloric choreographers and local ballet dancers.

This year, 10 students each from elementary schools in San Ardo, San Lucas, Greenfield, and King City, will study a dance with two folkloric dancers and one musician for six weeks prior to the school performance. These students will then perform with the professional troupe in the assembly at their respective schools.

Ten mariachi musicians will perform Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece rewritten by Salinas-born Jalisco harpist, William Faulkner. The program includes the four divertissements from the second act and the much-loved “Sugar Plum Fairy” solo, performed by a Dance Kids' ballerina in a traditional tutu. Folkloric dancers perform four traditional, and very different, dance styles from four Mexican states. Together the program bridges cultures and fosters growth and understanding of diversity through the art of dance.

The November 2018 tour date of “Cascanueces” is reserved by South County schools early each school year in the anticipation of a colorful and educational assembly. The tour begins in San Ardo with performances in San Lucas, King City, Greenfield and Salinas.

At least two of the schools invite other schools to their assemblies, allowing Dance Kids to impact more than seven schools in one tour date. In November 2017, there were more than 1,500 audience members in elementary through high school in attendance. The day culminated in a performance at Hartnell College in Salinas to a standing-room-only, 250-seat music hall setting.

Dance Kids of Monterey County, founded in 1993, is a non-profit group with the objective of bringing the art of the dance and theater experience to all youngsters in Monterey County. In 25 years, the organization has produced more than 50 productions, including month-long summer theater intensives, traditional and full-length story ballets.

Dance Kids now supports an ongoing afterschool learning program in a Monterey Peninsula Unified School District location, in addition to its popular annual performances of “Nutcracker” at Carmel’s Sunset Cultural Center and “Cascanueces.”

The two directors/choreographers for “Cascanueces: A Folklorico Nutcracker,” husband-and-wife team Maria Luisa Colmenarez and Rudy Garcia, were consultants on the Academy Award-nominated Pixar animated film “Coco.”

About Dance Kids
With over 24 years of production history, Dance Kids, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by Carol Richmond, is proud of its wide range of theatrical experiences that support kids to flourish. In the early days, productions at the Carmel Ballet Academy included “Nutcracker ”and original spring musicals. Dance Kids was known for fun-loving nostalgia surrounding the musicals and drew from the community a range of young people and their families committed to theater. As it grew, its little venue could not handle the “Nutcracker” any longer, but continued as the venue for the spring productions, until those too outgrew the dance studio.

Dance Kids has grown Dance Kids’ “Nutcracker” into a spectacular production eagerly awaited by cast and community. The original vision of Dance Kids of Monterey County has been honored as well as surpassed in the ensuing years. The Founder, Executive Director and the Board of Directors are proud to carry the traditions of dance and theater to the Monterey Peninsula.

Dance Kids of Monterey County was created to provide ongoing performance opportunities in dance the theater arts to the youth of Monterey County. Its mission is to strengthen character and positively influence children’s lives through the performing arts.

iHeart Radio is the media sponsor of the Fifth Annual Performances of ‘A Folklorico Nutcracker.

Street Address:
Sunset Center, Cottage #17
San Carlos Street at 10th Ave.,
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6225
Carmel, CA 93921
Phone: (831) 622-9008
Fax: (831) 218-1293
Email: info@dancekids.org
Website: dancekids.org

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.dancekids.org

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Shop Local Network welcomes Rosenwinkel Insurance as a Shop Local Mission Partner

Rosenwinkel Insurance, with two locations in Indiana, one in at Hammond at 7114 Calumet Avenue and the other in Crown Point at 10740 Broadway, Suite B Crown Point offers a family-style service and selection for all of your insurance needs.

LaPorte, Indiana, June 13, 2018 - Rosenwinkel Insurance, with two locations in Indiana, one in at Hammond at 7114 Calumet Avenue and the other in Crown Point at 10740 Broadway, Suite B Crown Point offers a family-style service and selection for all of your insurance needs. Nick Bello, President of The Shop Local Network states, “Rosenwinkel Insurance has been serving families since 1939. Your business simply can’t last that long unless you are truly taking care of your customers!”


This independent insurance agency represents dozens of top-rated, secured and established insurance companies.They carefully select the companies that they work with to provide you with top-notch service, price, and protection. They pride themselves on always being there for what you need and have your best interest in mind.They can help you save even more on “Early Quoting Discounts.”

They represent and service Hammond and Crown Point and all the surrounding towns in Northwest Indiana, Lake County, Cook County, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky. They are also excited to be able to serve your needs near Cedar Lake, Lowell, Merrillville, Schererville, St. John, Winfield and other surrounding communities. Having locations in both North Lake County and South Lake County makes it very convenient to visit and/or take care of business wherever your errands may take you!

They are available 24/7 in case of a crisis. They pride themselves on providing the same face to face genuine service that the Rosenwinkel’s have for 3 generations.

One very unique tidbit about their offices is that they are covered in Rosenwinkel history and other nostalgia. From license to little knick knacks that make the offices colorful and one-of-a-kind. It doesn’t matter which office you visit you will get the same feeling. Whether it is in Crown point, where you walk in and see Tami Rosenwinkel, or if you walk in to the Hammond office and see her husband, Edward Rosenwinkel, you will be greeted by a one of the members of the Rosenwinkel family.

So, are you ready to get insured the right way. Head over to either office and get that done. You can take a look at their website or make a phone call for more information or for their hours!

http://rosenwinkelinsurance.com
Crown Point- (219) 662-1111
Hammond- (219) 932-8283

The Shop Local Network
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LaPorte Indiana
1-800-501-2632
support@TheShopLocalNetwork.com
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Contact:
Nick Bello
The Shop Local Network
LaPorte, Indiana
1-800-501-2632
support@TheShopLocalNetwork.com
http://www.TheShopLocalNetwork.com

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

It’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil Month at Ruccello Olive Oil and to Celebrate They’re Offering Free Shipping on All Online Orders

It’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) Month at Ruccello Olive Oil, so to celebrate, Ruccello is offering free shipping on all online orders through June.

Monterey, CA, June 13, 2018 — It’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) Month at Ruccello Olive Oil, so to celebrate, Ruccello is offering free shipping on all online orders through June.

Just use coupon code FREESHIP when ordering from ruccellooliveoil.com.

Ruccello Olive Oil, founded in 2017 by Monterey native RoseAnne Ruccello-Fischer, specializes in Extra Virgin Olive Oils from the Tuscany region in of Italy and from California, as well as hand-crafted olive wood items, olive oil soaps and lotions and handmade aprons. Coming this summer, she will be offering Balsamic vinegars.

Ruccello is 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 EVOO.

There is actually quite a bit of research on the health effects of olive oil, especially Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Studies show that the mono-unsaturated fats and antioxidants in EVOO have some powerful health benefits, such as a reduced risk of heart disease.

According to healthline.com, here is why EVOO is often considered the “healthiest fat on Earth”:

> Real "extra virgin" olive oil is 100% natural and very high in antioxidants. Many of the lower quality olive oils have been processed and adulterated with cheaper oils.

> Olive oil is very high in monounsaturated fats and contains a modest amount of vitamins E and K. True EVOO is loaded with antioxidants, some of which have powerful health benefits.

> Olive oil contains oleic acid and oleocanthal, nutrients that can fight inflammation. This may be the main reason for olive oil's health benefits.

> EVOO may be one of the healthiest foods you can eat for heart health. It lowers blood pressure, protects LDL particles from oxidation, reduces inflammation and may help prevent unwanted blood clotting.

> Although mostly studied for its effects on heart health, olive oil consumption has also been associated with a number of other health benefits, including fighting cancer and Alzheimer's Disease. There is preliminary evidence for these health benefits, but this needs to be confirmed in human controlled trials.

> Olive oil, which contains mostly monounsaturated fatty acids (only one double bond), is actually fairly resistant to high heat. In one study, researchers heated EVOO to 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit) for 36 hours. The oil was highly resistant to damage. Another study used olive oil for deep frying, and it took 24-27 hours for it to reach damage levels that were deemed harmful. So, overall, EVOO seems to be very safe... even for cooking at a fairly high heat.

>EVOO is most definitely a "superfood," however, it is extremely important to get the right stuff. That is, EVOO that hasn't been diluted with cheaper oils or even mislabeled as EVOO.

“Consumers know that olive oil is good for you, but there are a lot of myths about it out there,” says Ruccello. “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

Monday, June 11, 2018

Free Live Entertainment Abounds at the 2018 Monterey County Fair, Coming Aug. 30-Sept. 3, in Monterey

Fairgoers will be able to enjoy a whole host of free live entertainment during the Monterey County Fair, set for Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2018, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

Monterey, CA, June 11, 2018 — Fairgoers will be able to enjoy a whole host of free live entertainment during the Monterey County Fair, set for Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2018, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

This year’s theme is “Shake Your Tail Feathers,” and fairgoers will be able to do that with rock, funk rock, country, R&B, pop, magic, juggling and hypnosis acts, pig racing, and much more, all free with a paid entry to the fair.

In addition to the headlining artists on the Main Stage — chart-topping funk rock group War, on Thursday, August 30, George Strait Tribute on Friday, August 31, Journey Revisited at on Saturday, September 1 — Reno country band Left of Centre will play daily in the Turf Club and electric violinist and singer Razzvio performs at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. daily on the Island Stage.

Also performing daily on the grounds during the fair will be Stilt Circus, Chicken Man, Godfrey the Magician and Down on the Farm (in the King City Room); All Alaskan Racing Pigs and live wood-carving demonstrations daily in the Oak Tree Ring; Circus Imagination and pony rides in the Children’s Area; and juggler Something Ridiculous on the Community Stage.

Admission to the fair is $10 for adults ages 13-61, $8 in advance, and $8 online, plus $1 fee; seniors 62 and better, $9, $8 advance, and $8 online, plus $1; children $6, $4 advance, $4 online, plus $1 fee; children 5 and under free.

Discount fair tickets are available at the Fairground’s Administrative Office or at www.MontereyCountyFair.com.

Fair Hours:
Thursday-Sunday: 12 to 11 p.m.
Monday: 12 to 10 p.m.

Left of Centre

August 30- September 2

Two daily shows in the Hunt Club

Left of Centre is based in Reno, Nevada. They are the official house band at Toby Keith’s (I Love This Bar and Grill in Las Vegas). This band does it all, from Brad Paisley to Bob Marley to Metallica with true conviction. They believe there are only two types of music, good and bad. They have been voted Entertainer of the Year, Musicians of the Year, Best Album and Best Band in multiple states and have shared the stage with Kenny Chesney, Sammy Hagar, Clay Walker, Lee Ann Rimes, Maroon 5, Joan Jett, Ratt, Quiet Riot, Cinderella, Jarrod Nienamm, Lee Brice, Diamond Rio, Tracy Lawrence, Jake Owen, the list goes on and on.

Razzvio

Razzvio is an electric violinist and singer who reinvents familiar pop and rock arrangements from an entirely different angle. Through live looping, she blends powerhouse vocals with her unique violin designed to build songs with the sophistication of a string quartet. Razzvio’s all new brand of interactive electric string pop will make you rethink the electric violin and is a perfect complement to any outdoor event.

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.

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.montereycountyfair.com

Sunday, June 10, 2018

The Shop Local Network is proud to have Carpet Town in LaPorte Indiana as a Mission partner

Carpet Town, located at 400 Lincolnway in La Porte, IN, has been serving La Porte since 1977. Nick Bello, president of The Shop Local Network stated, “Carpet Town truly serves the community.

LaPorte, Indiana, June 11, 2018 - Carpet Town, located at 400 Lincolnway in La Porte, IN, has been serving La Porte since 1977. Nick Bello, president of The Shop Local Network stated, “Carpet Town truly serves the community. Their military discounts and local hero discounts are just another way that they go above and beyond.


Lee Barth, founder of Carpet Town, built the area's premiere flooring store. The Carpet Town family's commitment to customer service, top quality products, and skilled craftsmanship, have inspired customer relationships that have spanned generations. Today his son Chris Barth carries on this legacy of high quality products, and premiere customer service, at the best value. Carpet Town offers many years of expertise and keeps current with all of the hottest floor trends. The Carpet Town family prides themselves of ensuring that they present you with options that will not only meet your decorative style, but meets your flooring lifestyle needs. They know that pets and kids can demand more out of your flooring!

“Chris was great to work with and found me exactly what I needed for an unbeatable price! The guys who installed it were equally great and professional as well! I will definitely recommend them and call for all future projects! Thanks guys!” says Matt Burgdorf.

Carpet Town carries a variety of brands and products, including Shaw's Anso, Caress, ClearTouch, EverTouch, St. Jude Carpet Cushion, and Tuftex.

Carpet Town has repeatedly been voted #1 and awarded the "New Dispatch: Reader's Choice Award" as well as the Herald Argus Readers' Choice Award! Carpet Town has a long standing history of supporting their community through various donations and sports team sponsorships.

They offer in-home measurements, installation, and carpet binding.
So are you ready for Carpet Town to floor you? Stop in today and see what they have for you. You can call or go to their website for their hours and more information.

(219) 362-3185
www.CarpetTownFloors.com

Contact:
Reid Bello
The Shop Local Network
LaPorte, Indiana
1-800-501-2632
support@TheShopLocalNetwork.com
http://www.TheShopLocalNetwork.com