Friday, July 13, 2018

Rodeo Action Heats Up Aug. 31-Sept. 2, at 2018 Monterey County Fair

The Pattee Arena at the 2018 Monterey County Fair will go wild when the Flying U Rodeo & the Flying Cowboyz return for four shows August 31-September 2, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

Monterey, CA, July 14, 2018 — The Pattee Arena at the 2018 Monterey County Fair will go wild when the Flying U Rodeo & the Flying Cowboyz return for four shows August 31-September 2, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

The Flying U Rodeo features exciting, fan-favorite events such as bull riding and American bull fighting, but with the added flair of new events such as bull poker, ring of fire, toro teeter totter and FMX.

The Flying U Rodeo and the Flying Cowboyz will be in action at 6 p.m. Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1, and 3 and 6 p.m. Sunday, September 2, in the Pattee Arena. Gates open at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 5 p.m.

Rodeo Admission is $5 per seat, per performance and on sale on the admit one ticket page. This price is a pre-sale price and good until August 29. After that, tickets are $10 each.

Sunday Rodeo Family Pack includes two adult fair admission, two children fair admission and four rodeo tickets. These packs are only good for one rodeo performance on Sunday. Presale: $35 Gate pricing: $50.

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

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

Fair Hours:

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

About Cotton Rosser & Flying U Rodeo Company
Cotton Rosser is a name that has become synonymous with quality rodeo production. After a ranch accident in 1956 abruptly ended a promising career as a rodeo contestant, Cotton purchased the Flying U Rodeo Company.

For the past several decades, Cotton and his family have worked to make the Flying U one of the most successful stock contracting firms in professional rodeo. Cotton has long been known for his outstanding rodeo productions, including the flamboyant opening ceremonies presented at the National Finals Rodeo, the Houston Livestock Show and the Grand National Rodeo in San Francisco just to name a few.

Rodeo is show business as far as he is concerned. According to Cotton, "You have to run the show, you can't let the show run you. If you don't keep the audience entertained they will go somewhere else."

Keeping his competition in mind helps Cotton's creative juices flow. He has been inspired in the past to bring such events to rodeo as Bull Poker, Roman Chariot Races, Bull Teeter-Totter and the "Wild Ride" — which has blown fans at the Red Bluff Round-Up away the past couple of years as some of the biggest names in bronc riding donned outrageous costumes and hopped aboard some of Flying U's best bucking horses.

Cotton recognizes Gene Autry as the person who most influenced the showman in him. During the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s stock contractors had a lot of class, silver saddles, matched horses and a flair for showmanship. Every cowboy rode in the grand entry during the heyday of rodeo in such places as Madison Square Garden in New York, Chicago, Houston, Fort Worth and Boston. Cotton has always tried to bring some of that pageantry and color back to rodeo.

In addition to their responsibilities with the Flying U, Cotton and his wife, Karin, own and operate Cotton's Cowboy Corral, a Marysville, CA western wear store. Both Cotton and Karin have pilot's licenses and Cotton has served on the PRCA Board of Directors.

The Rosser family lives a life that revolves around professional rodeo. The spirit and showmanship of the old west is alive and well in the form of Cotton Rosser. Life on the rodeo trail is not easy, but he manages to make a living doing what he loves...living the life of a cowboy!

The Flying U Rodeo is a big operation and it requires many family members and employees working together to produce the successful and entertaining rodeos.

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

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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 11, 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

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

2018 Monterey County Fair, Coming Aug. 30-Sept. 3, in Monterey, Announces Special Admission Days During Run of Fair

Seniors, active duty military, veterans, college students, and children all get their special days at the Monterey County Fair, set for Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2018, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

Monterey, CA, July 11, 2018 — Seniors, active duty military, veterans, college students, and children all get their special days at the Monterey County Fair, set for Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2018, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

Special days at the fair includes:

Seniors’ Day
Thursday, August 30
62 and better, free from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The fair opens at 11 a.m. (one hour earlier) on Seniors Day for seniors only. A Seniors Faire will be held in the Seaside Room from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. College students will pay only $5 after 5 p.m.

Military and Veteran’s Appreciation Day
Friday, August 31
Military, veterans and their dependents admitted free with valid ID. A Veterans Connect Faire will be held in the Seaside Room from noon to 3 p.m.

Junior Livestock Auction
10 a.m. Saturday, September 1

Fiesta Day
Sunday, September 2

Kids Day
Monday, September 3
Kids under 12 admitted free all day

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

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center is located at 2004 Fairground Road in Monterey.

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

Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Shop Local Network is proud to announce Theo’s Steakhouse in Highland, Indiana as a new Shop Local Mission Partner

Theo’s Steakhouse, the #1 steakhouse in Northwest Indiana, is located at 9144 Indianapolis Boulevard in Highland, IN.

Highland, IN, July 05, 2018 - Theo’s Steakhouse, the #1 steakhouse in Northwest Indiana, is located at 9144 Indianapolis Boulevard in Highland, IN. Nick Bello, President of The Shop Local Network states, “Theo’s has the entire package. Great atmosphere, incredible food and a great staff. It is a must for date night!”


Theo’s sets the standard of fine dining excellence. A classic steakhouse.A stylish, lively atmosphere.Cordially friendly. We like to think of Theo’s as your own special place. A place where you can celebrate with friends, family and associates. They take a lot of pride in the best cuts of meat and the finest seafood available. Theo’s has been in business for 11 years now and has become a respectable establishment. They also provide catering and you can have a banquet there. Their catering is designed to reflect your personal style.

“The steaks are always outstanding and I have no complaints about their service or their food. One of the better places for a high end dinner in NW Indiana,” says Louie L, who gave Theo’s a five star review.

“This place has the perfect setting and ambiance for a romantic meal or a family gathering with loved ones. Food was fresh, flavorful and on point. I had an overall excellent experience and cannot wait to come back to impress my colleagues with the dining experience here. I think Theo's surpasses New York's late Angelo & Maxie's and is in a tie with Morton's steakhouse in LA,” says Jacob C, who also gave Theo’s a five star review.

Are you ready for your 5-star meal? Head over to Theo’s steakhouse! Call or visit their website to make a reservation or schedule a banquet or catering event.

http://theoshighland.com
(219) 838-8000

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

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Greenfield-Based Mesa Del Sol Wines Getting Excellent Placement in Local Monterey County Restaurants

Award-winning wines from Mesa Del Sol in Greenfield are getting excellent placement in Monterey County restaurants, according to Ann Hougham, owner of Mesa Del Sol.

Greenfield, CA, July 04, 2018 - Award-winning wines from Mesa Del Sol in Greenfield are getting excellent placement in Monterey County restaurants, according to Ann Hougham, owner of Mesa Del Sol.

Hougham said she just placed her 2013 Sangiovese, which recently received a 91-point rating from Wine Enthusiast magazine, at Nepenthe in Big Sur. The Sangiovese, which Hougham describes as “A fruit-forward wine, soft on the palate, with just the right amount of tannins,” was also placed at Il Tegamino in Carmel and InterContinental The Clement Monterey.

Il Tegamino also will pour the 2012 Prima Rosso, also a 91-pointer from Wine Enthusiast, while the Clement has added the 2011 Dessert Zinfandel, which garnered a 92-point rating.

Deetjen's in Big Sur carries the 2013 Zinfandel, a 90-pointer that Hougham describes as “an elegant wine which soars from the glass with aromas of cranberry, toasted hazelnuts and cherries,” and the 2011 Dessert Zin.

The Cypress Inn and La Balena in Carmel also carry the 2013 Zinfandel, while La Balena carries the 2012 Prima Rosso as well.

About Mesa Del Sol Wines
Climate and geography play a large part in making Mesa Del Sol wines spectacular.

Lean rocky soils have been nurtured with organic farming practices where cover cropping and composting the fields provide a yearly dose of organic matter. The vines are irrigated from a thriving trout pond feeding them with living water. The hot arid days of the uplands and cool marine night air of the Pacific provide a perfect setting for nature to weave her magic.

Past harvests have brought Mesa Del Sol accolades; most notably the 2002 Hunter Hill Mesa Del Sol Syrah took "Best in Show" at the 2005 California State Fair Wine Competition. The Syrah was chosen as number one from a field of 2,800 wines.

Current Mesa Del Sol Varietals:

•Syrah

•Sangiovese

•Zinfandel

•Dessert Zinfandel

•Prima Rosso (our blend of estate-grown fruit)

Mesa Del Sol Vineyards
45803 Arroyo Seco Road, Greenfield, CA 93927
Email: mesadelsol@aol.com
Phone: 831-624-8527
Mobile: 831-320-8274
Website: mesadelsolvineyards.com

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

Monday, July 2, 2018

The Shop Local Network is excited to announce Kabelin Ace Hardware in LaPorte Indiana as a new Shop Local Mission Partner

Kabelin Ace Hardware, located at 512 Andrew Avenue in LaPorte, is a family owned and operated hardware store chain.

LaPorte, Indiana, July 03, 2018 - Kabelin Ace Hardware, located at 512 Andrew Avenue in LaPorte, is a family owned and operated hardware store chain. Nick Bello, President of The Shop Local Network stated, “We are excited to team up with such an amazing organization. Kabelin Ace has given back so much to the communities that they serve.”


The company has been a part of the Kabelin family since 1912. Now, the 4th generation is proud to be a part of this long legacy. With 7 stores throughout Northern Indiana, Kabelin Ace has become a staple in the communities they serve.

Kabelin’s has a variety of departments and products to convenience their customers. They have paint, lawn and garden, electrical, tools, hardware, plumbing, home and gifts, automotive, commercial, grills and a rental department for all your needs. They also offer Ace Rewards, Ace rebates, and instant savings.

“I have been a frequent customer at Kabelin's for 40 years. Their customer service is the best! Trained staff are always easy to find to help you locate the product you need. I always know that they will have what I need because their selection of merchandise is great. I am also impressed that many of their employees have been with them for many years and that many of them know me by name. They really care about their customers!” Ann S.

So, are you ready to find the perfect place for all your hardware needs? Kabelin’s is the place for you! Stop in today to see their selection. You can visit their website or give them a call for their hours or more information.

(219) 872-5431
https://www.kabelinacehardware.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 welcomes Valparaiso Vacuum Company in Valparaiso, Indiana as a new Shop Local Mission Partner

Valparaiso Vacuum, located at 552 West Lincolnway in Valparaiso, is the perfect place to go to find the items for your cleaning and repair needs.

Valparaiso, Indiana, July 03, 2018 - Valparaiso Vacuum, located at 552 West Lincolnway in Valparaiso, is the perfect place to go to find the items for your cleaning and repair needs. Nick Bello, President of The Shop Local Network stated, “Today, when vacuums are working right, we think we need to get a new one. At Valparaiso Vacuum Company, they can often repair them for a fraction of the cost and save you a lot of money! Stop in their before even thinking of buying a new vacuum.”


Valpo Vacuum has been serving customers in and around Valpo since 2009. While they are an authorized dealer for Miele and Riccar vacuums, they sell many different types of vacuums, so you're sure to find something that fits your cleaning needs. Their knowledgeable staff is also capable of maintaining and repairing most of the brands used in homes and businesses today. They maintain a thorough understanding of their products so that they'll be better able to assist you choosing the vacuum that's right for your home or business cleaning needs. As a local business, they take pride in supporting their community. They're also a Chamber of Commerce member with a solid record of customer satisfaction.

Valparaiso Vacuum Company is your one-stop shop for your vacuum cleaner needs. Regardless of what brings you to their shop, they will thoroughly answer your questions, go over your product or service options, check to see if any warranties are still valid to further increase your savings and do their best to find a solution that works within your budget.

They don’t only sell vacuums, they will repair your old ones and get them into great shape no matter what brand or model.Your vacuum should not be a disposable appliance.

“I would recommend Valparaiso Vacuum to anyone that needs to have a vacuum repaired. I have been there several times and have always been treated courteously and honestly. I needed a belt for my vacuum and it was replaced for only the cost of the belt.” Kathy E. said.

So, are you ready to live a cleaner life? Stop in to Valparaiso Vacuum today and see what is the best fit for you. You can call or go to their website for their hours or more information.

(219) 707-5162
http://www.valpovacuum.net/

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 proud to welcome Kusiak Construction in Highland, Indiana as a new Shop Local Mission Partner

Kusiak Construction, located at 8338 Kennedy Avenue in Highland, Indiana, is a family owned and operated business that serves all of Northwest Indiana.

Highland, Indiana, July 03, 2018 - Kusiak Construction, located at 8338 Kennedy Avenue in Highland, Indiana, is a family owned and operated business that serves all of Northwest Indiana. Nick Bello, President of The Shop Local Network stated, “Kusiak Construction has been a trusted name in Northwest Indiana for years. They truly are exterior experts!”


There is no construction project too big or small for Kusiak Construction! With over 50 years of construction experience, you can be assured that your construction/remodeling project will be completed to your satisfaction. With their 7 year labor guarantee and good standing with the BBB, you can rest easy knowing your construction project will run smoothly! Kusiak Construction is a full service Residential Construction and Remodeling service. Contact them today to schedule a free estimate or inspection for your construction project.

The services they provide are residential construction, free estimates, windows, roofing, siding, gutters, general remodeling, decks, and soffit/Fascia.

“I used this company twice last year to make repairs to my roof. The staff that I dealt with, both over the phone and the ones that arrived to do the repairs were all polite and professional. The repairs were completed quickly without an issues. The price was very fair. I would definitely recommend this company,” Cindy R. said.

So are you ready to get the construction done that you’ve been wanting? Kusiak is the place for you! Stop in today to see how they can help you. You can give them a call or visit their website for their hours or more information.

(219) 228-4918
http://kusiakconstruction.com

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

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Glass Doctor in Valparaiso Indiana becomes a Shop Local Mission Partner with The Shop Local Network

Glass Doctor, located at 608 Roosevelt Road in Valparaiso or at 505 N Grant Street in Crown Point, can repair or replace any glass except the kind the people wear or drink from!

LaPorte, Indiana, June 29, 2018 - Glass Doctor, located at 608 Roosevelt Road in Valparaiso or at 505 N Grant Street in Crown Point, can repair or replace any glass except the kind the people wear or drink from! Nick Bello, President of The Shop Local Network stated, “The owners of Glass care about every detail of your project. They truly want to make sure that each of their customers are happy at the project completion.


They can replace glass including single-pane windows, low-maintenance glass, safety glass, frosted glass, laminated glass, tinted glass, decorative glass panels, one-way glass, entry door glass, sliding glass doors, reflective glass and mirrors, skylights, sunrooms, heavy frameless glass shower doors, storm window glass, glass tables (indoor and outdoor), french doors, and entertainment centers.

Glass Doctor can repair most chips and scratches in windshields. The vehicles that they work on include cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, tractors, construction equipment, buses, RVs, and tractor-trailers. Some of their most impressive work is in shower installation in homes. The glass walls and doors give your home a custom look.

You can go to Glass Doctor for original installation, repair, or replacement of glass. Glass Doctor also works with storefronts, display cases, mail slots, fire-rated glass, bullet and bomb resistant glass, package doors, panic hardware, insulated glass, scratch removal, and security films.

So are you ready to fix the broken window, chipped windshield or upgrade the home, give Glass Doctor a call. Stop into Glass Doctor today to see how they can help you. You can give them a call or visit their website today for their store hours or more information.

Valpo (219) 462-1149
https://glassdoctor.com/valparaiso

Crown Point (219) 310-2722
https://glassdoctor.com/crown-point

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 Full Throttle Tan & Hair in LaPorte Indiana has become a Shop Local Mission Partner

Full Throttle Tan & Hair, located at 1239 N State Road 39 in La Porte, Indiana, is the area’s award winning tanning salon.

LaPorte Indiana, June 28, 2018 - Full Throttle Tan & Hair, located at 1239 N State Road 39 in La Porte, Indiana, is the area’s award winning tanning salon. Nick Bello, President of The Shop Local Network stated, “Full Throttle goes above and beyond to make sure their customers have a great experience. From the latest tanning beds, organic spray tans and salon services, they are the real deal!”

Full Throttle offers the widest variety of services and the fastest tanning beds as LaPorte’s premier one-stop destination.Whether you need to bronze your body with a beautiful natural looking tan or just have to stop by for the fastest cut or trim in town, their friendly staff is there to serve and exceed your expectations.


At Full Throttle, they offer haircuts, spray tans, tanning beds, and red light therapy. They carry a wide variety of products from Big Sexy hair products to Maui Babe tanning lotions. They also carry women’s clothing and jewelry.

No one has a wider range of quality hair products, skincare products or experience cutting men’s hair with all the latest trends and techniques than their Full Throttle Stylists. Their atmosphere is not just designed like a man cave for no reason. They know what men like, how they want their hair, and what it takes for them to achieve their styling goals with a look that is all their own.

Their spray tans are always 100% UV-Ray free and are made only from the finest of naturally sourced ingredients. The spray tans will only make you as dark as your natural skin will allow. Full Throttle also offers a variety of top tanning lotions including, Snooki, Hempz, tingle lotions, and even men’s tanning lotion and other products from only the hottest brands to help you get a beautiful more natural looking tan in less time with better results.

Full Throttle has been rated the #1 tanning salon in La Porte County. They keep the highest quality of beds and keep them up to standards. They have lay downs, stand-ups, and UV safe tanning beds. For the tanning beds, you don’t need to make an appointment, you simply just walk in. For everything else you can call and make an appointment.

One of their customers, Megan L. stated, “Full Throttle is the best place around to tan! Best beds that give you awesome color! I haven't been tanning since last week and went yesterday and I look like I've been working on my tan for two weeks! It always takes me forever to get color anywhere else but not here!”

So are you ready to go get some color without lying outside for hours? Are you ready for an amazing haircut by their stylist LJ? Stop in today to see what they have for you! You can go to their website or give them a call for their hours or more information!

219-851-1508
https://fullthrottletan.com/

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

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Monterey Museum of Art Opens Exhibit July 20 Featuring Eight Women Artists as Part of its Year of the Woman 2018

The Monterey Museum of Art, as part of its Year of the Woman 2018 at MMA, has announced the opening July 20 of an exhibition of eight women artists’ works curated by Gail Enns and the nonprofit Celadon Arts, “The New Domestics - Finding Beauty in the Mundane.”

Monterey, CA, June 28, 2018 — The Monterey Museum of Art, as part of its Year of the Woman 2018 at MMA, has announced the opening July 20 of an exhibition of eight women artists’ works curated by Gail Enns and the nonprofit Celadon Arts, “The New Domestics - Finding Beauty in the Mundane.”

Part One, which opens July 20, features installations using doilies, lace, glass, household tools, resistors and capacitors and gives us a taste of more to come. Closing October 28, 2018.

Part Two, which opens Sept. 13, includes an installation using 1,000 French knots made of dyed red rope, another deconstructs kimonos into reverent altar pieces. Both parts of the exhibition run through Oct. 28, 2018. Year of the Woman 2018 is a series of events at MMA focusing on notable women artists of California and the Central Coast. Closing October 28, 2018.

“We are thrilled to have this pivotal exhibition at the museum. It’s exciting to see work that challenges the norm,” said Stuart A. Chase, director of the Monterey Museum of Art. “It really is the first exhibit of this kind here at the museum, and it establishes the museum as one that supports new ideas and the California arts community.”

“The New Domestics” features eight artists, Mitra Fabian, Susan Abbott Martin, Victoria May, Maria Porges, Judy Shintani, Lisa Solomon, Katherine Sherwood and The Temple Sisters, who use media found in domestic situations.

“The artists focus on how stereotypically domestic processes and the use of commonplace household materials can generate art that grapples with larger social and environmental concerns,” said Gail Enns, director of Celadon Arts, who curated the two-part exhibit. “Applying a distinct female perspective, these are powerful statements about the environment, political issues and universal truths within each work.”

The exhibition is composed of more than 80 works of art, including paintings, installations, mixed media work and sculpture, and includes the use of sewing, weaving, knitting, collage and ceramics combined with paint, embroidery floss, lace, thread and other elements that validate and connect these contemporary artists to work done by women artists of the past. Workshops, lectures and special tours of the exhibition with the curator will also be conducted as part of the exhibition.

“They are being creative, but they are doing more than that. They are practicing ‘Creative Disobedience’” wrote Patrick Frank, author of “Artforms: An Introduction to the Visual Arts,” a university textbook now in its 12th edition, in the exhibition catalog. “Their brand of creativity is not submissive or well-mannered or highly tasteful; it has an edge to it. It's insubordinate. It's also very stimulating and appropriate for these times”.

EXHIBITION:
“The New Domestics - Finding Beauty In The Mundane”
Dates: Part One – Coburn and Entry Galleries – July 20-Oct. 28, 2018
Part Two – Work Gallery – Sept. 13-Oct. 28, 2018
Opening Reception: Sept. 20, 2018, 5:30-7 p.m.

Monterey Museum of Art
559 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-5477
http://www.montereyart.org

ABOUT THE MONTEREY MUSEUM OF ART
The Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) was established in 1959 to uphold the artistic legacy of the region by collecting, preserving, and presenting the art of California and the Central Coast. The only nationally accredited museum between San Jose and Santa Barbara, the MMA’s goal is to expand a passion for the region’s visual arts—past, present, and future. Exhibitions and programs are designed to demonstrate California’s vibrant, diverse spirit, and to inspire, engage, and connect art and community. Open daily 11:00-5:00, closed Wednesdays.

ABOUT CELADON ARTS
Celadon Arts, a 501c(3) non profit, has produced art exhibitions in galleries, museums and art spaces since 1989. Its mission is to organize and strengthen community relationships and cultural awareness through contemporary art. Celadon recognizes that exhibitions can serve as a catalyst for leaders to form alliances with leading artists in their communities. In so doing, communities foster long-term commitments to arts education and develop partnerships benefitting educational and cultural institutions, the private sector and public entities.

CONTACT
PR@montereyart.org
831-372-5477 x 101

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Mitra Fabian incorporates resistors and capacitors, normally found on circuit boards, in sculptural and flat works. Their electrical function becomes obsolete as she focuses on their aesthetic potential.

Susan Abbott Martin uses materials found in domestic craft as well as tools, wax, wood, etc, These stimulate ideas which reside in memory and experience such as a smell, a sight, an idea, a touch to make the work to navigate towards an understanding of the outside. She finds that repetition can often reveal, through the smallest detail, what is essential.

Victoria May. An interest in tension and dichotomy fuels her artwork as she attempts to merge the delicate with the strong, to seduce and repel, to obscure and reveal and to combine the hand and the machine. A conceptual tension arises between beauty and darkness, alluding to the fundamental struggles inherent in the human condition. Using the framework of cultural constructs, such as abstraction, codification, circumscription, her work highlights the absurdity they often impose. By pitting the organic or visceral against the institutional, she seeks to reveal a dark humor or tender fragility in the seeming contortions that often underpin our lives.

Maria Porges transforms discarded books, combining them with hardware and text, giving them a new life as art objects. This process functions both as reclamation of their value and as recognition of the decreasing role of books in a digital media world.

Katherine Sherwood investigates the point at which the essential aspects of art, medicine, and disability intersect. Her works juxtapose abstracted medical images, such as cerebral angiograms of the artist’s brain, with fluid renderings of ancient patterns. She incorporates cloth, lace, thread and other materials to explore and reveal the strange nature of our time and current visual culture.

Judy Shintani appropriates cultural objects and transforms them to reflect the loosening connection to her ancestry and culture and the dissection of stereotypes. Instead of adorning the body, serving the deconstructed garments become symptoms of a broader social discomfort and represent not only the personal space but also the liminal space where the transformation of tradition, culture, and structure takes place.

Lisa Solomon creates domestic, gender-related work highlighting concepts of temporality, transition, memory and perception. Her work questions and deconstructs the very nature of identity through the exploration of mediums traditionally associated with “women’s work” and the archetypes of domesticity, the positioning of women and labor in society and the relevance of classical art mediums in contemporary art.

The Temple Sisters’ mixed media work looks at the hidden psychological injuries that women routinely endure. Their work draws from household materials such as house paints, paper, vintage tape, string and sewing patterns. Collaboration, both in applied method as well as conceptually, is at the core of their work. They each find the implicit trust required by working in tandem is an integral part of their art. A shared history and shared aesthetic emerges as a partnership in paint and paper.

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

Lewis Builders of Carmel, the Premier Design/Build and Aging-in-Place Specialists on the Monterey Peninsula, Wins Remodeling Award

Lewis Builders of Carmel has announced it has won an award at the 2018 Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence.

Carmel, CA, June 27, 2018 — Lewis Builders of Carmel has announced it has won an award at the 2018 Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence.

Lewis Builders won in the category Outdoor Living over $75,000, one of more than 90 remodeling companies from across the United States named winners. The entries were judged on overall design, the creative use of space and materials, and the degree to which the project enhanced the original structure.

The Chrysalis Awards program, begun in 1994, recognizes the nation’s best work in 15 general categories of residential and commercial remodeling. The Chrysalis Awards are open to any professional remodeler and design professional in the United States.

“We are honored to be recognized for the quality of our work and design from such a prestigious company,” said John Lewis, founder and owner of Lewis Builders.

“In 1977, a developer built this house on top of a hillside with 360-degree city and mountain views, without any regard to how to enjoy those views,” wrote Lewis about the award-winning remodel. “Thirty-nine years later, the home finally blossomed with this new outdoor living space.

“The interior floor plan was adjusted to take advantage of the best views; kitchen/dining rooms now open to the outdoors. The new outdoor living space is complete with kitchen, bar, kegerator, and diamond-shaped cement patio with firepit. Both sunrises and sunsets can be now be seen from the sitting areas on the wraparound deck.”

Winning entries will be featured in July’s issue of Qualified Remodeler magazine.

Pictures of the 2018 award-winning projects can be seen on Chrysalis website www.chrysalisawards.com and on www.porch.com beginning in late June. For more information about the Chrysalis Awards, contact Ken Kanline at 888-263-5687 or at info@chrysalisawards.com.

About The Chrysalis Awards
Since 1993, the Chrysalis Awards have honored the finest remodeling projects in the country. Our goal is to provide consumers, remodelers, designers, architects and editors with a resource for remodeling ideas and to identify those companies that produce award-winning work. On this site, you can find remodeling ideas from all over the country, and also find the award-winning remodelers closest to you. Most of these award winners are capable of turning your ideas into reality, regardless of the region in which you find the idea.

The awards cover almost every category and price range of remodeling, so regardless of what kind of project you are contemplating, you will find projects that fit any budget.

Judging
Chrysalis judges are editors and writers of consumer publications such as Better Homes & Gardens, Woman's Day's Home Remodeling & Makeovers, Southern Living Magazine and Sunset Magazine. The projects are judged on design, use of materials, use of space and integration into the existing space. What makes these projects so relevant to you is that these judges apply their training to select projects they want the public to see just as they would do in their publications.

About Lewis Builders
Lewis Builders is the design/build firm that can make your dream home a reality. Located in Carmel, CA, we create beautifully designed homes specifically tailored to complement your lifestyle and increase your home’s value.

At Lewis Builders we believe in approaching design/build projects with honesty, integrity, and transparency by doing what we say we will do. We are committed to constant innovation, so that we can provide our customers with state-of-the-art products, exceptional service and distinctive designs.

Lewis Builders
3706 The Barnyard
Suite G-11
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923
831-250-7168
http://lewisbuilder.com

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

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Interim Inc. Hopes to Spur Change, Raise Awareness During Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in July

Every year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition.

Monterey, CA, June 27, 2018 — Every year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. But background and identity can make access to mental health treatment much more difficult because mental health doesn’t discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity.

With that in mind Monterey private nonprofit organization Interim Inc. is encouraging improvements in the country’s mental health system, especially when it comes to marginalized communities, and raising awareness of the issue by supporting July as National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, which was established in 2008 to start changing this.

Interim is the only agency in Monterey County dedicated to supporting adults with mental illness by providing affordable housing, residential treatment, social support, homeless outreach and support, family outreach, and supported education and employment services.

In May of 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives announced July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. The resolution was sponsored by Rep. Albert Wynn (D-Maryland) and cosponsored by a large bipartisan group to achieve two goals:

>Improve access to mental health treatment and services and

>Promote public awareness of mental illness

When trying to access treatment, marginalized communities have to contend with such issues as:

>Barriers to access to treatment

Language barriers

>Lack of cultural competence

>Racism, bias and discrimination in treatment settings

>Lower-quality care

>Lower likelihood of health insurance or adequate coverage

> The high level of mental health stigma in minority populations

> Belief that treatment will not help

These are all in addition to the usual roadblocks.

“Many cultures also view mental health treatment as a luxury, considering symptoms a ‘phase’ that will eventually pass,” writes Laura Greenstein, communications coordinator at National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). “These harmful perceptions of mental illness can further isolate individuals who desperately need help.

“We can all help ignite change against these disparities and fight stigma this Minority Mental Health Awareness Month,” she adds. “It simply starts with learning more about mental health and informing your community.”

Some of the ways an individual can get involved and help change the system according to Greenstein include:

>Consider Giving A Presentation

The more we talk about mental illness, the more normalized it will become.

>Emphasize Treatment

Make sure to stress the importance of a culturally competent provider. These mental health professionals, such as the services offered by Interim, integrate your beliefs and values into treatment.

>Share Your Story

When a person experiences symptoms of mental illness, one of the most helpful and comforting feelings is knowing that they’re not alone. It can be incredibly reassuring to know in this moment right now, someone else is going through similar struggles as you are—regardless of where they are, who they are, or how they identify.

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness and stop stigma in diverse communities. It’s time to improve the harsh realities minority communities face when it comes to mental illness treatment. In fact, it’s long overdue.

About Bebe Moore Campbell
Campbell was an author, advocate, co-founder of NAMI Urban Los Angeles and national spokesperson, who passed away in November 2006.

She received NAMI's 2003 Outstanding Media Award for Literature. Campbell advocated for mental health education and support among individuals of diverse communities.

In 2005, inspired by Campbell’s charge to end stigma and provide mental health information, longtime friend Linda Wharton-Boyd suggested dedicating a month to the effort.

The duo got to work, outlining the concept of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and what it would entail. With the support of the D.C. Department of Mental Health and then-mayor Anthony Williams, they held a news conference in Southeast D.C., where they encouraged residents to get mental health checkups.

Support continued to build as Campbell and Wharton-Boyd held book signings, spoke in churches and created a National Minority Mental Health Taskforce of friends and allies. However, the effort came to a halt when Campbell became too ill to continue.

When Campbell lost her battle to cancer, Wharton-Boyd, friends, family and allied advocates reignited their cause, inspired by the passion of the life of an extraordinary woman.

The group researched and obtained the support of Representatives Albert Wynn (D-Maryland) and Diane Watson (D-California), who co-signed legislation to create an official minority mental health awareness month.

About Interim Inc.
Interim, Inc. is a private nonprofit organization that provides a unique combination of support services, housing and treatment for adults with mental illness in Monterey County. Services provided include affordable supportive housing, residential treatment, mental health and dual-recovery services, case coordination, therapeutic services, outreach and intensive support for homeless adults, supported education and employment, day treatment and peer support.

Interim Inc.
P.O. Box 3222
Monterey, CA 93942
(831) 649-4522
www.interiminc.org

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

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Ashley Wayland’s Journey to Becoming a Real Estate Agent Started Back in High School, Results in Wayland Properties, Founded in 2017

Real Estate Agent Ashley Wayland was recently going through her old high school yearbook when she came upon her senior photo.

Monterey, CA, June 24, 2018 — Real Estate Agent Ashley Wayland was recently going through her old high school yearbook when she came upon her senior photo. Underneath it, where graduates let everyone know what they were going to do when they got older, it said she was going to be a “Successful Real Estate Broker.”

She had forgotten all about that entry in her yearbook from Quincy High School in a small town in the upper reaches of Northern California. Call it what you will, fate, destiny, serendipity, even sheer luck. Whatever it is, it has brought Wayland to this point in her life and especially career.

“I’ve always had a curiousity about real estate, in fact, I used to go to open houses on weekends, just to be nosy,” says the effervescent Wayland, who moved to the Monterey Peninsula from Quincy 11 years ago. “Every house, every seller, every agent was so different. I really liked it. You could say I caught the bug!”

So she started reading real estate books and attending even more open houses, all the while soaking up the atmosphere and getting tips on how to stage a house, how to hold an open house, even how to talk to people. “That got me super excited and passionate about real estate,” she says animatedly.

You can hear it in her voice when she talks about real estate — a combination of passion, commitment and earnestness that is disarming, with an expression of genuine desire to help people achieve their dreams.

“I outgrew Quincy, so moving here was a growth opportunity for me,” she says, describing herself as a “total go-getter.” “I’ve always been career-oriented, so moving spoke to me. Now I’m blessed to be able to sell the dream to other people.”

After working on the periphery of real estate for almost a dozen years — her background was in banking, title and escrow, vacation rentals, sales and customer service — she joined the large real estate firm of Keller Williams (“they offer a ton of support for new agents”) where she learned even more about the trade as an Agent Services Coordinator, where she helped set up open houses, sent information to local publications and other tasks that she says “empowered me again.”

Then she was asked by Sanctuary Vacation Rentals founder and president Annee Martin to come work for her in reservations as well as helping her on the sales side.

Wayland obtained her Real Estate Sales License in 2008 and in 2015 received her Broker’s License and in 2017 founded Wayland Properties with her business partner Nicol Casas. They now lease 17 single-family homes and manage a 63-unit apartment building, The Indy, in Sand City, with more properties on the horizon. In the past year, Wayland Properties has also sold 23 homes totaling more than $12.6 million.

What makes Wayland Properties unique, in addition to the fact they are “young, energetic and ready to breathe a little life into the real estate world here,” is the couple’s boundless commitment to its clients.

“We are full-time in real estate, we’re not part-time, we’re not casual, we’re in the trenches every day, we live and breathe it,” says Wayland, who says she “can’t not be busy.” “I genuinely care about my clients’ interests, I just want them to be happy. I run my business with heart and not necessarily for the bottom line. Everyone gets my 100% effort.”

In her spare time (such as it is), she enjoys wine tasting and is a member of a few wine clubs, mentoring high school-age girls and is looking for opportunities to volunteer for organizations that help shelter and rescue dogs. “I’m a crazy dog lady too,” she laughs.

As for Wayland Properties’ goals, she says she’d like to have an actual office space for the business, plus five agents and “have everyone achieve their goals and be in a good positive space.”

Judging by the success her yearbook entry years ago, all Wayland has to do now is put it out to the universe and start fulfilling that dream.

Wayland Properties
600 Ortiz Ave., Sand City, CA 93955
800 Munras Ave, Suite 100, Monterey, CA 93955
www.waylandproperties.co & www.ashleymeilan.com
Cell: 831-444-2262,
Office: 831-884-5603

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

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
Nick Bello
LaPorte Indiana
1-800-501-2632
support@TheShopLocalNetwork.com
www.TheShopLocalNetwork.com

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

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Shop Local Network welcomes Jalapeno's in Schererville as a new Shop Local Mission Partner

Jalapeno’s Restaurant, located at 200 US-41 in Schererville, Indiana, is committed to serving its guests with authentic and traditional Mexican dishes.

LaPorte, Indiana, June 07, 2018 - Jalapeno’s Restaurant, located at 200 US-41 in Schererville, Indiana, is committed to serving its guests with authentic and traditional Mexican dishes. Nick Bello, President of The Shop Local Network states, “When you walk through the doors, you can tell they are the real deal. The food is amazing and their loyalty rewards program keep you coming back!”


Some of their classic Mexican foods include tamales, enchiladas, and fajitas. The food at Jalapeno’s restaurant compliments the memorable flavors from the stand in Mexico. They also have a family oriented and authentic atmosphere.

Being in a Northwest Indiana neighborhood, they are able to offer affordable, yet traditional dishes including enchiladas, steak tacos and chilesrellenos, plus more ambitious fare like steak Milanesa and Camarones Al Mojo De Ajo. There are margaritas in fruity flavors like mango and strawberry, plus about 70 tequilas for those who prefer their agave solo. They serve only the finest meats and the freshest vegetables. They make their food from scratch using only the freshest ingredients available. They create their own recipes mixing old recipes and contemporary ones. They also offer seating on the patio that has an outside bar and waterfalls. Jalapeno’s also offers catering. For those who wish to stay after dinner for a fun evening, they offer karaoke, live music, and some of the areas top djs. On Friday nights the large dining room is transformed into Woodhollow Nightclub with live dj's and dancing to the hottest hits of today. So if you just want to stop in for a margarita and some great food or make it an entire evening, Jalapenos has got you covered.

One customer Bill Norris stated, “We are always on the hunt for great food. Being foodies we get leary of a commercialized location like most chain stores that claim to be authentic. When an authentic family member tells you it reminds him of his childhood, it is probably a good indication. Very good traditional food.Big selections of tequilas.Friendly, knowledgeable waitstaff.Reasonable prices. Definitely for goes previous skepticism,”

Something that is kind of unique, if you write a google review for this restaurant, the owner responds to all of the comments. It doesn’t matter if the comment is good or bad, he will thank the customer, or he will apologize if someone was unhappy and make a suggestion.
So, are you ready to go eat some authentic Mexican food? You can go to their website or give them a call to see their hours or hear about their current specials.

(219) 864-8862
www.TheShopLocalNetwork.com

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