Thursday, August 30, 2018

Venetian Carnival Theme Sets the Stage for Chartwell School Benefit at Beach and Tennis Club in Pebble Beach Dec. 1, 2018

A Venetian Carnival comes to Pebble Beach when “The Pear” dinner-dance benefit for the Chartwell School will be held Dec. 1, 2018, at The Beach and Tennis Club at Pebble Beach.

Seaside, CA, Aug 31, 2018 — A Venetian Carnival comes to Pebble Beach when “The Pear” dinner-dance benefit for the Chartwell School will be held Dec. 1, 2018, at The Beach and Tennis Club at Pebble Beach.

The gala black-tie event — carnival masks optional — will kick off at 6 p.m. with a “Peartini” and Cocktail Reception, with dinner at 7 p.m., followed by dancing after dinner.


The event also features surprise live entertainment throughout the evening and a raffle, with all proceeds to support financial aid given to Chartwell students.

To RSVP, visit www.chartwell.org or call (831) 394-3468 ext. 1003. RSVP by Nov. 20, 2018.

About Chartwell School
Chartwell School offers a full Grade 1 through Grade 12 program that covers the same material as any other school in California. The difference is Chartwell uses research-based methodologies to help students overcome learning difficulties while also unleashing their exceptional minds.

Chartwell’s academic culture values students who learn differently. Chartwell’s class sizes are small so teachers can adapt instruction to individual needs. Chartwell has a student body that is creative, fun and positive.

At Chartwell, you will discover a school with a skilled and caring faculty who embrace their responsibilities and work continually to be better teachers and better people.

Over the last four years, Chartwell’s typical high school graduate has received more than $100,000, on average, in total college scholarships and awards. This amount offsets more than two years of high school tuition.

Chartwell School
2511 Numa Watson Rd.
Seaside, CA 93955
www.chartwell.org
(831) 394-3468 ext. 1003
info@chartwell.org

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

Aurelio’s Pizza Crown Point becomes a Shop Local Network Mission Partner

Aurelio’s Pizza, located at 1900 N. Main St in Crown Point, is the perfect place to go for great customer service and even better food.

Crown Point, IN, August 30, 2018 - Aurelio’s Pizza, located at 1900 N. Main St in Crown Point, is the perfect place to go for great customer service and even better food. Nick Bello, president of The Shop Local Network stated, “I consider myself a pizza expert and Aurelio’s is one of the best. You can tell they use only the best ingredients.”


On August 20, 1959, the first Aurelio’s Pizza opened its doors at 2041 Ridge Rd in Homewood, Illinois. This small storefront had just enough room for about 4 tables and a small kitchen with one pizza oven. In 1959, Pizza was a relatively new concept. Joe would sell 6 or 7 pizzas a day, but Joe’s home cooked Italian beef sandwiches kept him going. Joe made some changes to the dough and sauce recipe and began using fresh, homemade Italian sausage rather than pre-cooking it. These changes made quite a difference and pizza sales began to grow. Joe persevered by working 7 days a week, as cook, waiter and delivery guy, while building his reputation and customer loyalty day by day, one customer at a time.

Aurelio’s Pizza in Crown Point offers a wide variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, and desserts. They also have a mobile app to be able to win rewards.

“This place makes incredible pizzas, especially their thin crust. Whatever cheese blend they're using is amazing. And they aren't shy with the toppings; they pile them on. We had their chicken wings to start, which had great flavor and some good spicy heat. We had four hungry people in our party and ordered way too much food. The thin crust fiesta size pizza is their largest and can easily feed 4-6 people. Their medium thin crust can feed 3-4. And their 10" stuffed pizza can feed 2-3. Super fresh ingredients and the flavor and toppings were so well balanced. Their wait staff was so friendly and helpful. The facility and restrooms are clean. AND, bonus: they have a pinball machine in the back! Next time I'm in Crown Point, I will definitely stop by.” Jenna A. said.

So, are you ready to have a new favorite pizza place? Stop in to Aurelio’s today to see what they have for you! Give them a call or go to their website for more information.

219-662-9900
www.aureliospizza.com/location/crown-point

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

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Monterey Symphony’s 2018-2019 Season, ‘Sound Waves,’ Opens Oct. 20-21, with Schubert Symphony and New Commissioned Work

Monterey Symphony’s 2018-19 Season, “Sound Waves,” opens Oct. 20-21, at the Sunset Center in Carmel, and features a new work from composer Alex Berko commissioned in collaboration with the Big Sur Land Trust.

Monterey, CA, August 30, 2018 — Monterey Symphony’s 2018-19 Season, “Sound Waves,” opens Oct. 20-21, at the Sunset Center in Carmel, and features a new work from composer Alex Berko commissioned in collaboration with the Big Sur Land Trust.

The Symphony’s 73rd season opens at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, with Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 9, "The Great," and Berko’s “Among Waves.” The concert will also be performed at 3 p.m. Sunday Oct. 21, at Sunset Center.

Berko, an exceptional student at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, spent a week in residence at the Glen Deven Ranch in Big Sur, drawing inspiration from the deep beauty of the landscape for inclusion in his new orchestral work. Glen Deven Ranch played a role in the first commission with the Big Sur Land Trust, resulting in “Big Sur, the Night Sun” by esteemed composer John Wineglass.

During the season, one hour prior to every performance there will be pre-concert lectures presented by musicologist Dr. Todd Samra.

The season continues Nov. 17-18, and ends May 18-19, 2019, with all concerts at the Sunset Center in Carmel. All concerts will be conducted by Symphony Music Director Max Bragado-Darman, except for concert number four, March 16-17, 2019, which will be guest conducted by Jung-Ho Pak. All concerts in the season will be held at 8 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays at Sunset Center.

In addition, throughout each concert season, special events are held to benefit the nonprofit Monterey Symphony orchestra, and to provide educational and social opportunities for Symphony patrons. This season features a music course and a composer discussion, opening night party, luncheons with the Friends of the Monterey Symphony, Supper Clubs at the best local restaurants, and Gala by the Bay at the Monterey Bay Aquarium on May 3, 2019.

The season’s second concert will be held Nov. 17-18, with Carol Wincenc, professor of flute at Juilliard, who joins the orchestra for Carl Nielsen's “Flute Concerto,” composed in 1926 for the legendary flautist M. Holger-Gilbert Jespersen. Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, Op. 36 — often referred to as the "Fate" symphony because of the dark undertones — headlines the second concert of the season. Written in the shadow of Beethoven's masterful Symphony No. 5, Tchaikovsky echoes the great master's melancholy in this hallmark orchestral work.

This concert will also feature members of the Youth Music Monterey County Honors Orchestra playing side-by-side on Hector Berlioz's Overture, Le corsaire, Op. 21, which, like the Tchaikovsky symphony, was also composed during a period of great despair.

The season “Sound Waves” comes alive in the third concert Feb. 16-17, 2019, with four works all dedicated to the sea. Claude Debussy, the father of Impressionism in music, composed “La Mer” in the mold of a symphony, but eschewed the traditional title for one more authentic to the sound of the music. French composer Jacques Ibert, the director of French opera in Rome, wrote “Escales” — a suite for orchestra that perfectly resembles postcards from three Mediterranean ports — after finding his obsession with the sea.

This concert features "Four Sea Interludes" from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a, by Benjamin Britten, England's finest modern opera composer: composed in 1945, Grimes launched his career in the new post-war era. The gorgeous tone-poem “Oceanides, Op. 73,” by Jean Sibelius was inspired by the sea-nymphs referenced in Greek mythology: haunting and tempting.

Jung-Ho Pak guest conducts the fourth concert of the season March 16-17, 2019, with works by Tan Dun, Shostakovich, and Alan Hovhaness. Revolutionary experimental composer Tan Dun transposes the sounds of water — at play and at work — into the textures of his music, most literally in “Water Concerto” for water percussion and orchestra.

The symphonic poem “And God Created Great Whales” by Alan Hovhaness — commissioned in 1970 by the New York Philharmonic — features prerecorded humpback whale vocalizations, and was credited with early efforts to save whales from extinction. To celebrate the Soviet victory over Germany, Dmitri Shostakovich was commissioned to write Symphony No. 9, which, Leonard Bernstein described as a series of musical jokes (including purposeful mistakes)…completing a boisterous, 99.99% organic, and exciting concert program.

Three Romantic German composers are featured on the fifth concert of the season, April 13-14, 2019, opening with Mendelssohn's concert overture “Calm Seas and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 27,” inspired by Beethoven's work of the same name; along with fellow Jewish composer Max Bruch's popular Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 26, featuring solo artist Elmar Oliveira returning to play with the Monterey Symphony.

Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 4, Op. 120, originally his unpublished second symphony, underwent massive revisions in 1851 — five years before his death — proving his mastery over orchestration and increased expression in the final edition of this emotional Romantic symphony.

The sixth and final concert of the season, “Sound Waves,” May 18-19, 2019, will conclude in grand fashion with music by Wagner, Chopin, and Beethoven! Richard Wagner composed many brilliant overtures throughout his many German operas, including the overture from “The Flying Dutchman,” featured as the opening work in the season finale. Chopin's stunning Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 21, follows, with magnificent Cuban pianist Marcos Madrigal performing the popular work, composed before Chopin completed his formal education at age 20.

The season ends with one of the greatest compositions for the concert hall of all time: Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, Op, 67. A favorite among experienced and new audiences, musicians and conductors, the fifth endeavor in the symphony genre struck a chord for Beethoven, as he discovered his true forte – it is the "Stairway to Heaven" of classical music.

The lineup of special events kicks off with a course that starts Sept. 18 (and the following four Tuesdays), with “The Music of Franz Schubert” with Dr. Todd Samra, at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU Monterey Bay in Ryan Ranch, Monterey. The course examines the music of Austrian composer Franz Schubert (1797-1828), and his process of composition.

For a complete list of special events, go to https://www.montereysymphony.org/special-events.htm.

To purchase tickets for individual concerts, go to www.montereysymphony.org.

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

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

The Monterey Symphony is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation, supported through various generous individuals and through grants and corporate gifts from The Arts Council of Monterey County, The Berkshire Foundation, The Barnet Segal Charitable Trust, California Arts Council, The Community Foundation for Monterey County, The Harden Foundation, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Music Performance Trust Fund, Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The Pebble Beach Company Foundation, S.T.A.R. Foundation, The Robert and Virginia Stanton Endowment, Taylor Farms, Union Bank, The Yellow Brick Road Foundation and many others.

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

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

Naturally Wood joins The Shop Local Network as a Mission Partner

Naturally Wood, located at 106 E US Highway 20 Michigan City, IN, has been providing you with exceptional furniture, personalized service, and a wide selection of merchandise since 1977.

Michigan City, IN, August 29, 2018 - Naturally Wood, located at 106 E US Highway 20 Michigan City, IN, has been providing you with exceptional furniture, personalized service, and a wide selection of merchandise since 1977. Nick Bello, president of The Shop Local Network said, “There are few places that provide exceptional customer service. Naturally Wood Furniture does just that, which is why families come back to them time and time again!”


For over 40 years, they have featured room displays of traditional, contemporary, casual, and dramatically different furnishings from renowned manufacturers. They also offer other home decor including occasional pieces, lamps, area rugs, accessories, and wall coverings. They even offer a selection of office furnishings. All of their in-stock furniture is ready for immediate delivery, or shop from a large selection of manufacturer catalogs to custom-order your furniture.

They have full time customer service to help you with whatever you need. If a problem should arise with your purchases, their customer service team is there to ensure your concerns are handled quickly and efficiently and that you remain completely satisfied. Their customer service team has interior design training, as well as formal training provided by their key manufacturers.

With their training and dedication, their staff knows what it takes to make customers happy. If you can’t find what you are looking for, their customer service team can assist you in browsing their thousands of fabric samples. If you have a specific fabric you want to match, just take it with you and their customer service team will be there to assist with matching it with an upholstered piece in stock.

They offer a no credit check option as well as a 90 day layaway program. So, are you ready to go get some beautiful furniture and home decor that will give your house a great feel? Head over to Naturally Wood Furniture today. For more information or their hours you can take a look at their website or give them a call.

(219) 872-6501
http://www.naturallywwoodfurniturecenter.com

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

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Shop Local Network welcomes Ciao Bella as a new Mission Partner

Ciao Bella located at 1514 US Highway 41 in Schererville, Indiana offers true authentic Italian cuisine made with love and passion in a warm, refined atmosphere.

Schererville, Indiana, August 29, 2018 - Ciao Bella located at 1514 US Highway 41 in Schererville, Indiana offers true authentic Italian cuisine made with love and passion in a warm, refined atmosphere. Nick Bello, president of The Shop Local Network stated, “ You feel like you are stepping into a restaurant in Italy. From the food to the wine, they have certainly done it right!”


Giuseppe “Joe” Scalzo, was born in Calabria, Italy, and worked in multiple Tuscan trattorias before emigrating to the United States 15 years ago, when he was 27 years old. Joe was raised in southern Italy, where he studied mechanical engineering. He fell in love with cooking while in Florence, spending time working at a small, intimate restaurant in the evening. He was offered the chance to take over the restaurant, but already had plans to come to the United States.

When he arrived to study international business at Loyola University in Chicago, he soon discovered that his desire to operate a restaurant had not gone away. Having a place where people can share love and friendship over good food that’s prepared with experience and skill is something beautiful. Joe has owned two Chicago restaurants, Piazza Bella (since sold) and Via Carducci (now owned by his brother John) before joining Rosebud Restaurants.

Ciao Bella(which translates to “hello, beautiful”) is a reminder that Italian food can be much more than lasagna, ravioli and spaghetti. “The Mediterranean diet is one of the best in the world”. “Just good, authentic food made with love and passion. Pair with a beautiful wine and it’s wonderful,” stated Joe.

Ciao Bella also offers a great lunch menu with specials daily. When you stop in, make sure you join their loyalty rewards program to earn future rewards. Also take advantage of their Shop Local keytag discount to save even more!

To learn more, give them a call today or visit their website.

www.ciaobellaonline.com
(219) 322-6800

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

Monday, August 27, 2018

Curves in LaPorte, Indiana becomes a Shop Local Mission Partner

Curves, located at 412 Perry Street in Laporte, IN, is a great place to go for the Curves workout.

LaPorte, Indiana, August 27, 2018 - Curves, located at 412 Perry Street in Laporte, IN, is a great place to go for the Curves workout. Nick Bello, president of The Shop Local Network stated, “Here is a place where the staff really cares. It is not just about joining a gym, it is about joining a support system!”


The Curves workout which is specifically designed for women is convenient, combining strength training and cardio activity plus stretching – all in just 30 minutes – to strengthen your whole body.By getting stronger and increasing your flexibility, you are setting the stage for a healthier, more active future so you can live the life you want.

Curves is a 30 minute, total body workout on our strength training machines. Walk in and jump on any machine in the circuit! In your 30 minute workout, you’ll work every major muscle group with strength training, cardio and stretching. Curves is a supportive environment where you can gain strength, balance and flexibility with the guidance of your coach.

Over the years, Curves changed women’s fitness by delivering studio fitness without the premium price. While the workouts are only 30 minutes, you feel the benefits long after. Unlike traditional gyms, a Curves membership gives you the tools and support you need to reach your goals and set the stage for a healthier, more active future.

The first Curves was opened in 1992 as a fitness and weight-loss facility designed especially for women. In a relatively short amount of time, Curves grew to become the largest fitness franchise in the world, helping women around the globe lead healthier lives. There are two main reasons for Curves' success. First, our practical and effective approach to women's diet and fitness that works with the modern woman’s busy schedule. And second, a supportive center environment. We invite women of all shapes, sizes and ages to lose weight, become stronger and reach their health goals at Curves. We are committed to providing women with the tools that will empower them to live more fulfilling lives.

“I really enjoy the environment at Curves. It’s a great place to get a 30 minute workout. It will improve your day and life.” Kristy S. said.

To learn more about Curves in LaPorte, Indiana, visit their Partner page at www.TheShopLocalNetwork.com or give them a call at (219) 324-9777

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

Thursday, August 23, 2018

South Bend Chocolate Café Michigan City becomes a Shop Local Network Mission Partner

South Bend Chocolate Cafe, located at 307 Lighthouse Place in Michigan City, IN, is the perfect place to go for a wide variety of treats.

LaPorte, Indiana, August 24, 2018 - South Bend Chocolate Cafe, located at 307 Lighthouse Place in Michigan City, IN, is the perfect place to go for a wide variety of treats. Nick Bello, president of The Shop Local Network said, “They have a little something for everyone. From Chocolates to fudge, ice cream to coffee and a great menu for lunch or dinner. A must stop!”


They offer quite a selection including sandwiches, soups, chocolates, fudge, gourmet popcorn, coffee, ice cream and more. Their coffee and hot chocolate range from $1.75-$4.50. They have a number of different lattes, mochas, hot chocolates, and specialty lattes.

“I'm having a great time here nestled away from the cold sitting in a cushy chair drinking hot chocolate living this blessed gift watching the few cold hardy people trudge by,” says Reed, a customer.

For fudge, customers can choose from chocolate, vanilla, chocolate walnut, peanut butter, chocolate peanut butter, mint, oreo, maple walnut, and turtle. Their chocolates range from $11.99-$19.99 per pound and include pecan patties, meltaways, creams, truffles, malt balls, chocolate covered blueberries, cherries, coffee beans, raisins, nuts and so much more! They have a large assortment of candies, ice creams, fudge, cheesecakes, frozen bananas, and cakes. They also offer a menu of soups, salads, and sandwiches.

“Wide variety of chocolates and candy that's cheaper than going to South Bend, great drinks and it's a good place to stop in for a bite to eat while shopping at the outlet mall,” Young, a customer, said.

South Bend Chocolate Cafe in Michigan City is part of a larger company. Mark Tanner founded South Bend Chocolate Cafe in 1991. In August of 1994, the South Bend Chocolate Company incorporated with Mr. and Mrs. Tanner as majority shareholders. There are now 11 company owned stores in Northern Indiana. 25 years after their founding, they now produce over 500 different chocolates and sweets. The factory is located in South Bend, and if you would like you can go over there and go on a tour of the factory.

So, are you ready to taste some of the yummy treats waiting for you at South Bend Chocolate Café Michigan City? Head to the Lighthouse Mall in Michigan City to see them, and you can get some shopping done, too. Don’t forget your Shop Localkeytag to get a special discount. Also make sure you join up for their loyalty rewards program to earn free rewards! You can give them a call, or learn more about them at www.TheShopLocalNetwork.com

(219) 872-1998
The Shop Local Network

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

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The Shop Local Network welcomes EDCO Environmental as a new Shop Local Mission Partner!

EDCO Environmental, located at 825 N Indiana Ave in Crown Point, Indiana is your one stop shop for all heating, cooling and refrigeration needs.

LaPorte, Indiana, August 23, 2018 - EDCO Environmental, located at 825 N Indiana Ave in Crown Point, Indiana is your one stop shop for all heating, cooling and refrigeration needs. Nick Bello, president of The Shop Local Network stated, “The team of experts that they have assembled is pretty amazing. Their service technicians have over 100 years of experience combined. That is some serious knowledge!”


At EDCO Environmental Services Inc., they strive to simplify your life by providing superior heating and cooling solutions in NW Indiana and Southeastern Chicagoland. Whether in the home or business, you should expect nothing less than the greatest level of comfort, convenience, and overall performance from your heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

Their team of factory trained HVAC technicians has extensive knowledge to perform safe and efficient installations, repairs and maintenance that are always completed on time, and within budget. Through excellence of service, they protect your investment and ensure your satisfaction.

If it heats or cools, EDCO Environmental Services Inc. services, sells, and installs it. When it comes to your comfort, they go out of their way to make sure your commercial and residential heating and air conditioning systems meet your demands and expectations for performance and cost savings. You may find cheaper estimates for installation and service elsewhere, but you'll pay for cut corners later on. Their meticulous design and energy saving technology sets them apart from those other guys, guaranteeing superior results.

An investment with EDCO Environmental Services Inc. will pay you back in lower utility costs, fewer repair needs, extended service life, and exceptional comfort year after year. Contact the professionals at EDCO Environmental Services Inc. for superior HVAC and refrigeration for your home or business in Valparaiso, Munster, Schererville, Orland Park, Tinley Park & Crown Point.

Make EDCO your first call for all of your heating, cooling and refrigeration needs. Learn more by visiting their website or giving them a call today.

(219)-662-4005
www.edcoenvironmentalservices.com

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

Thursday, August 16, 2018

RL roofing joins The Shop Local Network as a new Shop Local Mission Partner

RL roofing, located at 6012 E. Michigan Blvd, in Michigan City Indiana is more than just your ordinary roofing company.

Michigan City, Indiana, August 17, 2018 - RL roofing, located at 6012 E. Michigan Blvd, in Michigan City Indiana is more than just your ordinary roofing company. Nick Bello, president of The Shop Local Network stated, “RL really goes above and beyond to make sure the job is done right. By hand nailing your roof, it shows their focus is on craftsmanship and not just getting the job done.”


Richard and Tamberlain Leslie have owned RL Roofing for 33 years. Richard comes from a family of roofers as his father and grandfather were both roofers. Two of his brothers, Fred and Jason are also currently employed at RL Roofing. Richard’s parents, Frederick Leslie and Judy Leslie, owned Leslie Roofing in Michigan City for 50 years. Richard and Tamberlain’s children, Richard Leslie Jr. and Katelain Henderson, are also employed with RL Roofing. They are the true definition of a family-owned business!

RL is more than just roofing. They also offer siding, soffit, fascia, gutters, windows, doors, exterior stone work, interior remodeling, new construction homes, new construction barns and garages. What really sets them apart is RL Roofing hand nails every shingle that they install for the highest quality possible. Most other companies tend to use nail guns when installing a roof.

RL Roofing covers a large area. They work in all of Northwest Indiana (Lake County, Porter County, LaPorte County, Starke County, St. Joe County) and Southwest Michigan. Living up to their motto, “Let us create a worry-free exterior for your home”, they offer a ten year workmanship warranty on all of their roofing.

Offering military discounts, law enforcement discounts, and senior citizen discounts, they truly are professional, dependable and full of integrity. Give them a call or visit their website to learn more about them today.

(219) 872-8281
www.rlroofingservice.com

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

Hourglass Image joins The Shop Local Network as a Shop Local Mission Partner

Hourglass Image located at 10917 Miami Street in Winfield, Indiana is changing the way people see their bodies.

Winfield, Indiana, August 16, 2018 - Hourglass Image located at 10917 Miami Street in Winfield, Indiana is changing the way people see their bodies. Nick Bello, president of The Shop Local Network stated, “Hourglass Image offers a service that you would normally have to go to Chicago for. With documented results, they have set the standard in body sculpting in Northwest Indiana.”

Hourglass Image uses a technology new to the area to freeze fat cells which allows your body to dispose of them. Their service isn’t designed to help you lose a significant amount of weight. They target more of the smaller trouble areas that just won’t seem to go away. Many people have seen significant results in reducing fat in the thighs, belly, butt, neck and arms. However, they can target any area that you are having trouble losing that last bit.

Hourglass images offers packages to give you a discounted rate. They also offer packages that you can use with friends so that you can enjoy the time together. They are currently adding in additional services to provide to their clients. The décor is beautiful, much like a spa setting, and allows their clients to relax.

Can Hourglass Image help you? Give them a call, visit their site, or stop in to learn more. If you are anything like me, you will learn something new about your body in the first 5 minutes of talking with them.

(219) 488-1818

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

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Shop Local Network welcomes Alpine Mountain Water as a Shop Local Mission Partner!

Alpine Mountain Water located at 1500 E. North Street in Crown Point, Indiana sets the standard when it comes to bottled water delivery.

Crown Point, Indiana, August 16, 2018 - Alpine Mountain Water located at 1500 E. North Street in Crown Point, Indiana sets the standard when it comes to bottled water delivery. Nick Bello, president of The Shop Local Network stated, “I think that many people have no idea how inexpensive it can be to have water delivered to your home or business. The customer service of Alpine Mountain Water just ads to the value even more.”


Alpine Mountain Water services all over Northwest Indiana. They deliver their 5 gallon containers to both residential and commercial customers. They will monitor your inventory for you and make adjustments as necessary. They understand that more water consumption tends to happen in the warmer months and dips a little in the cooler months. This happens especially with the commercial customers.

Need the water cooler too? Not a problem. Alpine is one phone call away. Not only can they supply you with one, they will take care of the service if anything ever happens to it. They understand that business owners have a lot on their plate already and this is something that they should not have to worry about. They go above and beyond to make their customers happy.

Residential customers love the fact that they are saving money and helping the environment by not buying single serve water bottles from the store and filling the landfill with unnecessary waste. You really can’t get much better than that.

The human brain is composed of 73% water, and we are 100% sure that you will love your experience with Alpine Mountain Water. Give them a call today!

1-800-540-9551

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

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Shop Local Network is excited to announced that AJ’s Garage has become a Shop Local Mission Partner

AJ’s Garage, located at 1556 W. LincolnwaySte 1 in Valparaiso, Indiana sets the bar high when it comes to detailing.

LaPorte, Indiana, August 14, 2018 - AJ’s Garage, located at 1556 W. LincolnwaySte 1 in Valparaiso, Indiana sets the bar high when it comes to detailing. Nick Bello, president of The Shop Local Network stated, “I am blown away each time I stop by. From full size, bus type RV’s to boats and classic cars, they are trusted to handle the big jobs as well as the small!”


We are now a fast paced society and with that comes more time in our vehicles and even eating in them. Some of us have jobs that we get dirty at and have to climb into our cars after. Maybe you just have the kids snacking in the back seat and you have those crumbs and goldfish crackers under the car seats. AJ’s has seen it all and they make it look like it like it never happened.

New car clean! That is what we want, yet none of us have time to do it ourselves. At AJ’s garage, you can get just about anything automotive related detailed quickly and affordably. They take extra special care of each vehicle which is why people come back time and time again and refer others over and over.

AJ’s garage has become a Mission Partner with The Shop Local Network and participates in the Shop Local keytag discount program. Just by showing them your keytag, you can get 10% Off any service. This makes it even more affordable to have someone else do our dirty work.

So stop by today or give them a call. Your vehicle can be sparkling on the inside and out!

(219) 531-9274
http://ajs-garage.com/

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

Monday, August 13, 2018

Goodwill Central Coast Board Members, Staff Reflect On Legacy Of Service And Opportunity With Reopening of Renovated Capitola Store on Aug. 22

With the grand reopening of the Capitola Goodwill store on Aug. 22 fast approaching, board members and staff instrumental in implementing Goodwill’s strategy in achieving its goals reflect on the mission of the organization.

Capitola, CA, August 14, 2018 — With the grand reopening of the Capitola Goodwill store on Aug. 22 fast approaching, board members and staff instrumental in implementing Goodwill’s strategy in achieving its goals reflect on the mission of the organization.

Walt Henning and Charles Leigh-Wood are outgoing board members who played key roles in the development of Goodwill’s strategy, while staff members Jessica Hogue and Taylor Strang are production supervisor and assistant manager, respectively, at the Capitola store.

Henning, who is completing his service on the Board at the end of the year, says that the renovations of the Capitola and downtown Santa Cruz stores means that all four stores in Santa Cruz County have been renovated in the last two years. “Our employees have never had better, safer working conditions than they do right now,” said Henning.

Leigh-Wood says that even though Goodwill moved their headquarters to Salinas a year ago, they remain committed to Santa Cruz County and have expanded their workforce development partnership with the County of Santa Cruz. In the last year, Goodwill has provided work experience training hundreds of individuals referred by the county.

Both Henning and Leigh-Wood emphasize that Goodwill Central Coast is a community-based nonprofit organization with a charitable mission and both take pride in the organization's good work.

Hogue started with Goodwill six years ago as a temporary employee helping with Halloween and now manages 12 employees in a production space that has tripled due to the renovations. “I’m now a leader within Goodwill and have a career rather than just a job.”

“I started in 2014 as a participant in Goodwill’s work experience program. Now I’m the assistant manager for our biggest store,” says Taylor, who says that she has benefitted from Goodwill expansion. “The expansion of our Capitola store has made it possible to accept, process and sell more donations which opens up more jobs for our local community. Not only has it created a better work environment for employees but a more organized shopping experience for our customers.”

The store at 1550 41st Avenue in Capitola will host city officials, Goodwill board members and staff for a grand 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.

“We still have a very strong commitment to Santa Cruz County,” said Ed Durkee, President and CEO, referring to the recent move of Goodwill Central Coast headquarters from Santa Cruz to Salinas. “Once completed, we will have remodeled, moved or renovated all four retail stores in Santa Cruz County in less than 24 months. This is all part of our strategy to serve the community by turning their donations into the best jobs possible.”

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.

Andy Stone, director of the Santa Cruz County Workforce Development Board, says that Goodwill is a good partner of the County. “The County likes working with Goodwill because of the number of high quality worksites that they have in every part of the County.” He said that Strang, the assistant manager of the Capitola store, is a great example of how county residents can use County services to get back into the labor market.

Note to media: Outgoing Goodwill board members Walt Henning and Charles Leigh-Wood and store staff members Jessica Hogue and Taylor Strang are available for interviews. Contact Marci Bracco at (831) 747-7455 to set up interviews with them.

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 9,000 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, August 7, 2018

Monterey Symphony's 2017-18 Annual Report

After a few challenging years, The Monterey Symphony has been able to right the ship and is looking to 2018/19 as a season of financial stability and growth.

Monterey, CA, August 07, 2018 — After a few challenging years, The Monterey Symphony has been able to right the ship and is looking to 2018/19 as a season of financial stability and growth. The most recent annual report just released reveals one of the Symphony’s most successful seasons.

The Symphony’s concerts were within two dozen tickets of selling out each; its Music for the Schools programs was so successful a fourth county will be added to the roster; and it met and exceeded its foundation granting goals in December 2017, halfway through the last season, which ended June 30.


“We’re doing well, everything’s up, and 2018/19 is going to be a spectacular year for the Symphony,” says Nicola Samra, Symphony executive director. When Samra was named the new executive director in July 2017, she was able to hit the ground running. She was already a member of the Symphony staff as director of Institutional Advancement with several months under her belt, she had experience as director of development for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at CSU Monterey Bay, and for almost four years as director of development and marketing for the Carmel Bach Festival.

As the Symphony’s director of Institutional Advancement she had already developed a three-year plan for the Symphony and her experience in development gave her the confidence to approach the various foundations and rebuild their relationships with the Symphony.

“I met with every program director from every foundation, if I couldn’t meet with them in person, we spoke on the phone. I also read proposals and reports from the last five years,” says Samra. “I took it as a vote of confidence from the community that what we do here is important, that what we do is important and impactful.”

Concert ticket sales only account for 18% of the Symphony’s annual budget, with grants from foundations and donations from individuals and other sources accounting for 80%. The 2018/19 budget is $1.74 million, smaller than the 2017 budget, but one that allows the Symphony to “live within its means,” says Samra.

The Symphony was able to save $250,000 by consolidating its concert venues and focusing on the two concerts Saturdays and Sundays at the Sunset Center in Carmel (along with a free concert on Monday for student groups).

In fact, with new funding, the Symphony will add two youth concerts in Salinas in May of 2019 and hopes to add additional transportation for some of the school districts that don’t have funding for buses to the concerts.

“We are now on the path to financial sustainability, we’re grateful to the community for its support, we’re excited by the increased attendance at our concerts and we’re looking to the future to see how we can continue to serve our patrons,” says Samra.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

219-286-3955
Spillthemilkvintage.com

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

Monday, August 6, 2018

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

(219) 365-2424
www.martinlandscaping.com

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

Sunday, August 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, August 4, 2018

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

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

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


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

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

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

219-319-0902
http://www.coyotecantinanwi.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, August 2, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 2018-2019 CMMB Season:

Van Kuijk Quartet
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018
Sunset Center, Carmel
Tickets, $33-$52, go on sale Sept. 5.

Musical selections:
Franz Schubert : String Quartet No. 10, (D 87) in E-flat Major
György Ligeti : String Quartet No 1 (Métamorphoses nocturnes)
Maurice Ravel : String Quartet in F Major

Nicolas Van Kuijk, violin
Sylvain Favre-Bulle, violin
Emmanuel François, viola
François Robin, cello

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

– The Guardian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Music from Copland House
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018:
Tickets: $33-$52
Dmitri Shostakovich : Piano Trio #1
Kevin Puts : Living Frescoes
Angel Lam : Fragrances of the Sea (California Premiere)
Gabriel Fauré : Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120

Founding Members:
Derek Bermel, clarinet
Michael Boriskin, piano
Paul Lustig Dunkel flute
Nicholas Kitchen violin
Wilhelmina Smith cello

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

-The Chicago Tribune

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

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

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

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

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

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

Borromeo String Quartet with Richard Stoltzman
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019
Tickets: $44-$64
Musical selections:
Claude Debussy : String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
Sebastian Currier : Lullaby and Etude (Central Coast Premiere)
Jean Francaix : Quintet for clarinet and String Quartet

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

-The Chicago Tribune

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stoltzman’s unique way with the clarinet has earned him an international reputation as he has opened up possibilities for the instrument that no one could have predicted.
He gave the first clarinet recitals at both the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall, and became the first wind player to receive the Avery Fisher Prize. He has performed or recorded with such jazz and pop greats as Gary Burton, the Canadian Brass, Chick Corea, Judy Collins, Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, Keith Jarrett, the King’s Singers, Mike Manieri, George Shearing, Wayne Shorter, Mel Tormé, Spyro Gyra founder Jeremy Wall and Kazumi Watanabe.

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

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

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

Catalyst Quartet
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019
Tickets: $33-$52

Jessie Montgomery, violin
Karla Donehew-Perez, violin
Paul Laraia, viola
Karlos Rodriguez, cello

“Wildly colorful and exploding with life!”

– Washington Post

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

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

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

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

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

Montrose Trio
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019
Tickets: $44-$64

Musical selections:
Franz Joseph Haydn : Piano Trio in E flat Major
Dmitri Shostakovich : Trio in E minor, Op. 67
Anton Arensky : Trio No. 1, Op. 32

Jon Kimura Parker, piano
Martin Beaver, violin
Clive Greensmith, cello

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

– Washington Post

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tickets for the 2018-2019 Season:

Van Kuijk Quartet: $33-$52
Music from Copland House: $33-$52
Borromeo String Quartet with Richard Stoltzman: $44-$64
Catalyst Quartet: $33-$52
Montrose Trio: $44-$64

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

Special Ticket Pricing:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Concert venue:
Sunset Center Carmel
San Carlos & 9th Streets
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Office:
Chamber Music Monterey Bay
3785 Via Nona Marie, Suite 307
Carmel, CA 93923 USA
(831) 625-2212

Email:
info@chambermusicmontereybay.org

Postal Address:
PO Box 221458
Carmel, CA 93922 USA

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

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Images:

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

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

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

Doug and Lisa Steiny
www.dougsteiny.com
Tel: (831) 277-2070
Email: doug@dougsteiny.com

Sotheby’s International Realty
Carmel Rancho Brokerage
3775 Via Nona Marie Ste 100
Carmel, CA 93923

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