22
Oct

Alaskas Waterfall Resort Offers Legendary Sport Fishing Trips in 2015

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Ketchikan, AK (PRWEB) September 24, 2014

Put a distinct Alaskan spin on workplace rivalry in 2015. Waterfall Resort, Alaskas most popular fishing lodge, invites groups to compete for The Big One in the raw beauty of the Southeast Alaskan wilderness. Near Ketchikan, just a 90-minute flight from Seattle, Waterfall Resort offers 52 oceanfront acres, guided sport fishing excursions and full-service meeting facilities. This translates into an inspirational locale for executive retreats, corporate events, incentive trips for top performers, and uninterrupted face-time with key clients. Reservations are now available to stay during the summer season, June 12 August 17, 2015.

Ideal for both novice and experienced anglers alike, Waterfall Resorts knowledgeable staff and expert guides take guests on daily fishing excursions where theyll land trophy-size King Salmon, Silver Salmon, Halibut, Ling Cod, Red Snapper and Rockfish. Wildlife viewings include whales, Bald Eagles and black bears. Following a day on the ocean, guests unwind and recount the days adventures at the Lagoon Saloon, and experience freshly prepared Alaskan cuisine in the panoramic Dining Room with scenic views of the Ulloa Channel.

Waterfall Resorts all-inclusive corporate event packages include:

Oceanfront accommodations
Full service guided sport fishing on 25 heated cabin cruisers (4 guests per boat)
All meals hearty all-you-can-eat Alaskan fare including wine with dinner
Use of fishing equipment, such as high-end rods, reels and all-weather gear
Professional fish cleaning, cutting, vacuum-packing and freezing
Access to three fully-equipped conference rooms
Personalized transfer services:
Round-trip sea plane tour to Waterfall Resort from Ketchikan, AK
Onsite Alaska Airlines agent to check in guests, their bags and fish boxes
Ground crew in Ketchikan International Airport to assist with transfers
Complimentary Wi-Fi

All-inclusive rates for a 3-day/2-night trip starts at $ 3,510 per person, based on double occupancy. Commercial airfare and baggage fees, AK state fishing license and King Salmon stamp tax, and gratuities excluded. Group rates are customized based on size and needs. Custom signage and co-branding opportunities are available.

Established in 1912, Waterfall Resort was once a fish cannery that broke records for the sheer volume of seafood it caught and exported all over the world. In 1983, The Waterfall Group transformed the property into one of the finest remote sport-fishing destinations in the world. Its unparalleled location on Prince of Wales Island adjacent Alaskas Inside Passage combined with its all-inclusive four-star guest service, expert guides, historic accommodations, and distinct culinary offerings make for an unforgettable experience year after year.

To book, call Corporate Groups & Sales at 800-350-3474 or visit http://www.WaterfallResort.com.

About The Waterfall Group

Waterfall Resort is managed by The Waterfall Group, leaders in adventure hospitality management. Founded in 1982, The Waterfall Group destinations are known for their unique accommodations, friendly customer service, expert marine crew and close proximity to the best sport fishing in Alaska. Welcoming more than 50,000 guests at its resorts, The Waterfall Group boasts an impressive guest return rate that includes multiple generations. The Waterfall Group also manages Waterfall Resorts exclusive luxury sister property Steamboat Bay Fishing Club, the closest lodge to the best fishing in Southeast Alaska.







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19
Oct

Vinitaly International Academy sets out to allure the promising Korean wine market

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Daejeon, South Korea (PRWEB) September 25, 2014

Shortly after announcing its quest for 50 Ambassadors of Italian wine around the world, Vinitaly International Academy is now extending its boundaries further East to present for the very first time an Executive Wine Seminar in South Korea during the Asia Wine Buyers Conference, a series of B2B wine seminars and masterclasses organized on the occasion of the third edition of the Daejeon International Food & Wine Festival (2 5 October).

Although South Korea has not yet made the headlines as a wine importing country, the market is showing signs of great potential: after declining sharply in 2009 due to the financial crisis, the Korean wine market has rebounded quickly and continued an outstanding recovery since 2011 counting nearly 400 million USD worth sold in 2013. A further 25% increase is expected by 2017 (Source: Daejeon Food and Wine Festival – Prowein Study 2013, http://tinyurl.com/m7y7pxs)

Recognizing the countrys potential, Vinitaly International had already organized a seminar entirely dedicated to the Korean wine market back in April this year, during Vinitaly. What had emerged was the sketch of a country that that had a lot to offer both as a (Italian) wine-consuming market as well as a possible bridge to China.

Panellists concurred in considering the strong appeal for Italian food as one of the key factors that could greatly contribute to a future increase in Italian wine consumption.

Among the important wine producing countries, Italy has the best conditions to promote Italian wines in Korea because there are a lot of Italian restaurants. explains Mr Park, Director of the Global Marketing Support Team for both the Asia Wine Trophy and the Daejeon Festival as well as the organizer of the Buyers Conference. The underlining that Italian wines go well with Korean food will not be effective. All wine producers in the world will say the same when they want to export their wines to Korea. A promotion of Italian wines in Italian restaurants in Korea in combination with education can be very fruitful. In South Korea Italian restaurants rank fourth after Korean, Chinese and Japanese.

A strong association with lifestyle and well-being has also been contributing to an increase in the number of imported bottles. The health benefits of red wine are seen as especially important: Koreans generally prefer red wine, especially varieties with low acidity, an abundance of tannin, powerful structure and rich flavour. Recently there has been also a significant growth in sparkling wine, especially affordable varietals such as Moscato and Barbera.

If Italian wine producers can also get a famous soap star to publicly drink their wine, its a done deal, and as a part of it, they might even take home a wedge of the Chinese wine market, given the great popularity of Korean culture in Mainland China.

A good second best to a Korean pop star is undoubtedly education and during the Asia Wine Buyers Conference in Daejeon, Vinitaly International will be once again divulging the great variety of Italys many grapes and wines through its exclusive educational project, the Vinitaly International Academy.

Stevie Kim is a Korean-American who leads the Italian Wine promoting body Vinitaly and is also the founder of Vinitaly International Academy: Italian Wines have to leverage the trend-setting Korean culture, “the Korean Wave”, to also influence other Asian markets she explains. For this and many other reasons Korea shows an even greater potential than other neighbouring countries. We cannot let this opportunity slip away. I understand there are 700+ Italian restaurants in Seoul alone, but Italian wines on the other hand have not been as effective in the market penetration. Now is our chance to bridge this gap through the Vinitaly International Academy and allow a Korean educator like Claire Kyunghwa Nam to demystify Italian wine and adapt it to local culture and language.

The Executive Wine Seminar, A Panorama of Italys Many Great and Diverse Wines, will be presented on the 2nd of October by world famous wine expert Ian DAgata in collaboration with one of Koreas rising stars, freelance wine journalist Mrs Claire Kyunghwa Nam. Together they will be taking the public on a journey of discovery through 12 of Italys most notorious and representative wines including Josetta Saffirios Barbera DAlba, the sparkling Prosecco Brut Crede of the famous Bisol Winery and Castello Banfi’s Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio Alloro.

About:

Veronafiere is the leading organizer of trade shows in Italy including Vinitaly (http://www.vinitaly.com), the largest wine event in the world. The 48th edition of Vinitaly counted some 155,000 visitors (+6%) in four days of event, of which 56.000 were international attendees representing 36% of the total. On 100.000 square meters, 4.000 exhibitors welcomed trade professionals, media and producers alike. The next instalment of the fair will take place on 22 25 March 2015. The premier event to Vinitaly, OperaWine (http://www.vinitalyinternational.com) Finest Italian Wines: 100 Great Producers, will unite international wine professionals on March 21st 2015 in the heart of Verona, offering them the unique opportunity to discover and taste the 100 best Italian wines, as selected by Wine Spectator. In 1998 Veronafiere also created Vinitaly International to develop a global platform for the promotion of Italian wine producers in foreign markets such as Russia, China, USA and Hong Kong.

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16
Oct

Best Restaurant (Fine Dining)

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13
Oct

SaveOnResorts.com Enhances Value Of Vacation Ownership

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Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) September 17, 2014

SaveOnResorts.com, LLC, a technology company based in Carlsbad, CA, continues to gain traction throughout the vacation ownership industry by offering a new innovative web platform delivering value added benefits to vacation ownership purchase.

The easy to use platform leverages a variety of vendor and supplier partnerships formed by SaveOnResorts.com to offer timeshare owners access to discounted rates at more than 300,000 hotels and resorts worldwide, 23 car rental brands, 17,000 activities and excursions, 3,000 golf courses, tour packages, wine clubs, gift cards, cruise lines, river cruises, sailboats, yachts and more.

Resort developers selling timeshare or vacation ownership utilize the SaveOnResorts.com platform in order to offer tangible value and flexibility to their timeshare owners. It is through the proprietary technology created by SaveOnResorts.com that timeshare owners are able to find flexibility with their travel and vacation needs in ways previously not available. Even if timeshare owners and members with platform access are unable to travel during the year, through the wide array of product offerings, such as e-gift cards, wine clubs, and savings to local restaurants and shopping, there is still tremendous value at no additional cost.

Further, the SaveOnResorts.com platform has helped propel the vacation ownership industry forward by enabling all of the incredible benefits to be available online. This online platform is responsible for making the upcoming generation of internet savvy travelers more aware of the opportunities in timeshare and vacation ownership.

Consumers have become savvier in their search for accommodations and they demand more value. As developers integrate our product, they have found using it on the sales floor to be a valuable tool for providing real time information that was previously unattainable says Kevin Schneider, CEO, SaveOnResorts.com.

SaveOnResorts.com delivers a web platform that can be branded and customized to the resort developer and offered to the consumer as a special membership, add-on to an existing product, or even an upgrade to an existing membership. With the tools provided, sales professionals can show potential owners the amount of savings they will receive with this membership by doing side-by-side price comparisons with major Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) in real time and with live inventory. This transparency in the product and the savings provides immediate validation of the benefits and is a core principle of the SaveOnResorts.com technology.

We use the SaveOnResorts.com platform as an integral part of our product offering. Its an excellent value add option for our members. We find the ability to challenge our sales guests to use their own mobile device and find a better rate than we can offer on hotels, live and together with our representative, particularly effective. Says Jack Chevrier, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, staySky Vacation Club.

For more information on how SaveOnResorts.com can benefit your resort operation or membership-based club, visit SaveOnResorts.com

About SaveOnResorts.com

SaveOnResorts.com is a leader in membership and loyalty based programs with a desire to continue bringing the best discounts available on the web directly to consumers. It has proprietarily developed a unique portfolio of web based technologies focused on discount travel and shopping. Through their relationships and technology, SaveOnResorts.com has created an all-encompassing, easy to use web platform which brings unparalleled pricing to travelers of all varieties. Its reputation for superior customer service and online transparency allows for credibility and consistency to customers and site users making it one of the fastest growing travel websites according to Inc. Magazine. For more information visit http://www.saveonresorts.com







10
Oct

The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Presents “Delicious Images: Art About FoodPaintings and Works on Paper by Wayne Thiebaud and Joseph Goldyne,” through December 1, 2013

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Sonoma, California (PRWEB) September 06, 2013

The Sonoma Valley in northern California is known worldwide as a vibrant center for fine wines and the culinary arts. This fall, the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art highlights these regional specialties as inspiration for fine art, with “Delicious Images: Art About FoodPaintings and Works on Paper by Wayne Thiebaud and Joseph Goldyne.” This intimate exhibition of 22 paintings, drawings, and prints is on view at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, 551 Broadway, Sonoma, California, from September 7 through December 1, 2013.

For centuries, artists have turned their gaze toward delectable pleasures in natures bounty, from lush 17th-century allegorical still lifes of ripe and rotting fruits to cool Pop art renderings of commercial food products. Wayne Thiebaud and Joseph Goldyne skillfully and playfully capture the intrinsic beauty and essence of food. Both artists have used food as imaginative subject matternot so much as traditional still lifes observed and rendered, but as a vehicle for exploring formal concerns and conveying an aesthetic stance or emotional state.

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art is especially grateful to Wayne Thiebaud and Joseph Goldyne for sharing their work and providing us with such an insightful exhibition, says the museums Executive Director Kate Eilertsen. Unquestionably, these two artists are dedicated to making deeply satisfying works of art, whether of food or other subjects. Clearly, what drives both of them is the promise and challenge of a fulfilling image. Seen together, they elevate a common sandwich or cupcake to a masterpiece for musing.

“Delicious Images: Art About Food” complements “Kitchen Memories: Kathleen Thompson Hill Culinary Collection,” a comprehensive display of hundreds of cooking utensils, gadgets, signage, and other objects collected by Sonomas own culinary maven Kathleen Hill. During the exhibitions the museum will present a series of cooking programs, films and interactive projects for all ages. On Thursday, October 24th at 7pm, Museum director Kate Eilertsen will join artist Joseph Goldyne in conversation at the Museum.

Wayne Thiebaud is one of the most celebrated artists working today. Best known for painting everyday objects, from gumball machines to bakeshop windows, Thiebaud approaches issues of color, light, composition, and space through his signature tactile brushwork, saturated colors and carefully observed light.

Thiebauds early interest in art was inspired by comics such as George Herrmans Krazy Kat. Early on, he worked briefly as an animator at Walt Disney studios, and drew a comic strip in the Air Force during World War II. After the war, he pursued formal art training, and in 1951 began a long and distinguished teaching career.

Thiebaud found a way to apply his formidable technical skills to new and unique subject matter, painting small canvasses that depicted brightly colored food products, cakes, candy, and ice cream cones, sensuously rendered with multi-hued outlines and hyper-exaggerated shadows. By the early 1960s, his best-known works, paintings of food and consumer goods rendered with thick textures and playful colors, had emerged in mature form, challenging long-held perceptions of appropriate subject matter.

In 1961 Thiebaud met New York art dealer Allan Stone, who became his exclusive dealer. In 1962, his work was featured in two historic group shows: The Pasadena Art Museum’s “New Painting of Common Objects,” regarded as the first exhibition of Pop art in America, where he exhibited alongside Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Dine, and Andy Warhol; and “International Exhibition of the New Realists” at Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, which made Pop art the dominant visual style of the 1960s.

Although often classified as part of the American Pop art movement, Thiebaud never embraced the concept of Pop, and prefers to describe himself as a traditional painter of illusionistic form. He also included the human figure among his subjects, but with a weight and solidity that freed them from implications of sentimentality or superficial appeal.

In the mid-1960s, Thiebaud took up printmaking, which he has seriously pursued throughout his career. His long-term devotion to pastel produced some of his most alluring works, and he is a master at employing the medium to achieve particularly rich and complex passages. In the 1970s, Thiebaud painted his first major landscapesdizzying street scenes inspired by the vertiginous topography of San Francisco, which he continued for the next 20 years, finding beauty in exaggerated and ingeniously altered scenes.

Wayne Thiebaud was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Clinton in a 1994 ceremony at the White House, and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Art from the American Academy of Design, New York, in 2001. He was inducted into The California Hall of Fame in 2010 at The California Museum, Sacramento. A 2001 retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York won enthusiastic national acclaim for Thiebauds work. After the death of Allan Stone in 2006, his work was represented by his son, art dealer Paul Thiebaud, until Paul’s untimely death in 2009. At home in Sacramento with his wife Betty Jean, Wayne Thiebaud continues painting today at age 93. (Adapted from the American Academy of Achievement, http://www.achievement.org)

Joseph Goldyne has been credited as one of the artists responsible for the rebirth of the monotype medium in contemporary art. Goldyne came to prominence as an artist on the West Coast in 1973 with his first solo exhibition of monoprints at Quay Gallery, San Francisco, where he showed alongside John Altoon, Bruce Conner, Manuel Neri, and Peter Voulkos. Since that time, Goldyne has continued to exhibit his paintings, drawings and monotypes at museums and galleries in the U.S. and Europe. His work was included in the historic 1997 exhibition, “Singular Impressions, The Monotype in America” at the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. In 2001, a retrospective of his work was presented at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC.

Educated as a physician (MD 1968) before earning his graduate degree in art history, Joseph Goldyne is nevertheless a self-taught artist who began drawing and painting during childhood. Goldynes confidence and creativity with the pencil or brush enable him to craft works that calm, challenge and inspire. His focus during the last six years has been a series of six-foot tall, narrow vertical paintings of imaginary waterfalls, exploring both subject and format to seamlessly fuse Eastern and Western aesthetic concerns.

Goldyne has also had a career-long affection for the creation of artist’s books (livres d’artiste). He has made etchings and aquatints for ten such books, beginning in 1985 with the 40th-anniversary edition of The Diary of Anne Frank. He does not think of this work as illustration, but rather as accompaniment, and he has collaborated with writers, printers, and calligraphers in very fruitful projects. A selection of his artists books and monotypes is included this fall in the exhibition “Form and Expression: The Written Word” at the Center for Book & Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago.

For over 40 years, the relationships established through Goldynes orchestrations of subject matter have remarked uniquely on contemporary aesthetics and criticism. In his work of the 1970s and 1980s, he was among the first to deal with the history of art as a subject in and of itself, finding relationships at once profound and humorous in the works of past masters. He is vitally interested in theory, but believes in commenting on it visually.

David Winter, writing in Art News (Nov. 1984, p. 93), noted that Joseph Goldynes paintings, monotypes and drawings are deeply rooted in the art-historical past. Small in scale, realistic in style and conventional in theme, they nonetheless represen

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Oct

Bold Rock Hard Cider Announces Opening of New Taproom

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Nellysford, VA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014

Bold Rock Hard Cider has announced the opening date of its brand new Cider Barn. The just completed hilltop taproom and cidery, located in the scenic mountain countryside of Nelson County, Virginia, will be a showcase destination for the emerging craft cider producer.

Visitors to the cidery will recognize the Shenandoah barn-style building from the picture on the companys cider bottles. It was the vision of Bold Rock founders, who drew the initial sketch, and its been carried out with precise attention to detail. The inside of the $ 4 million facility features a gorgeous combination of rustic reclaimed wood and handmade brick including 3 dramatic fireplaces and 600 native oak beams. A particularly stunning 150-year-old, 6,000-pound beam is engraved with the Bold Rock motto: Be Bold. Tread Lightly. Make It Happen.

All comers can now fully see where it all happens. The main tasting room and taproom sits next to the Bold Rock production and bottling facility, separated only by a huge glass window so guests can view the cider-making process. We want people to see how cider is made, says co-founder Brian Shanks.

This building provides a very interesting hard cider education experience, adds co-founder John Washburn. Its also a distinctively special place where people can drink in the scenery.

Enjoying Bold Rock cider at the taproom will indeed be a full experience. A large rear terrace built with a stage area for live musicoverlooks the Rockfish River, as well as plenty of open green space for enjoying the rolling farmland on Bold Rocks 50-acre property and surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Guests can eat from a menu of local, farm-fresh food and enjoy handcrafted, locally produced cider in a gloriously pastoral, family-friendly setting.

Bold Rock is one of the fastest growing cider companies on the East Coast. Headquartered in Nellysford, and located just minutes from their providing orchards, Bold Rock produces numerous award-winning hard ciders. As Virginias largest winery, the company is quickly ramping up distribution across the region, now delivering across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast from Pennsylvania through North Carolina.

The Cider Barn will be open seven day a week, from 11am-6pm.







06
Oct

Mobile home parks in Florida

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There are many places in Florida that you can go for your retirement. Some of these place s are very expensive and you will be spending most of your money on a home. That is where a mobile home park in Florida comes in. These parks are much different than what you would think on any other occasion. These parks stress quality but also affordability. The homes aren’t like they use to be. They are very well constructed, they have a ton of space, and storage in these homes are utilized in every corner. They come with a nice porch, a driveway, gorgeous landscaping, and a storage shed. You will find that the community is great and the amenities are even greater.  Most of these parks have a fitness center, a gorgeous pool, and even golf course you can play on.  Mobile home parks in Florida are a great way to be able to do all you want to while you are on retirement without worrying about blowing your budget.

04
Oct

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Oct

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Sep

Supplements and Nourish Life Speak Review

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