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Lydias Organics Launches Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign to Save Company, Jobs


Petaluma, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014

Lydias Organics, a northern San Francisco Bay Area health food icon, launched an Indiegogo online crowdfunding campaign http://igg.me/at/SaveLydias/x to help Lydias commercial production kitchen remain in operation. This comes after recent announcements of The Sunflower Center closing and Lydias Organics discontinuing its packaged foods line.

By raising $ 200,000 it will allow Lydias Organics to continue to prepare and serve healthy nutrient rich vegan food; to restructure the business for sustainable growth; to keep its team of core staff employed, and to maintain direct sales of its packaged food line through website and at events. Contributors to the Indiegogo fundraiser receive perks and recognition for their support in helping to save Lydias Organics commercial kitchen.

For over 18 years, Lydia Kindheart has served millions of meals through her restaurants, catering business and festival vending. Lydias Organics was started in 2000 as a way for Lydias delicious and healthy food to reach a wider audience. All of Lydias Organics products (including crackers, chips, bars, cereals, bread, seasonings and Kale Krunchies) are 100% vegan, organic, raw, and GMO & gluten- free. Products are currently distributed nationwide, including 38 states and Canada. Many people with special dietary needs such as, celiac disease and cancer, purchase and benefit from these highly nutritious products.

Two years ago Lydia relocated her production operations from Fairfax to Petaluma, California and opened The Sunflower Center – a multi-award winning vegan restaurant, community and events center. Given operational and financial strains, Lydia will be closing The Sunflower Center. Lydias Express in Sebastopol, CA, a joint venture, will remain open.

There will be a farewell to the community for a day of sharing and gratitude on Saturday, September 20th 10am-9pm at The Sunflower Center. People are encouraged to bring instruments, and share in storytelling, song and dance. On September 21st, there will be an “Everything Must Go” Sale from 10am-6pm. Sale includes kitchenware, restaurant equipment, chairs, display cases, tapestries, tables, housewares and more.

Lydia shares, I feel grateful to have touched many peoples lives through nutritious foods, community, health and education. I am thankful to all of our customers and supporters. We love and appreciate you. This is not a failure, it is an opportunity for us to slow down, restructure, and integrate the wisdom and learning. Through this Indiegogo fundraiser, it gives us the possibility to save our commercial kitchen, which would be a blessing. We thank you for your continued support.

Winner of Earth Day SF’s 2014 Bay Area Green Hero Award, Lydia remains dedicated to her mission to help the planet and the next seven generations flourish by making nourishing vegan, organic, raw and gluten-free foods that cultivate a healthy and joyful life for all.







Tulemar Resort Celebrates Independence Day in Costa Rica


Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (PRWEB) September 12, 2014

Tulemar Vacation Homes, the top-rated resort in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, invites guests to participate in the unique Independence Day celebrations taking place September 15th.

On this important day, Costa Rica is filled with pride and joy, celebrating the anniversary of a free and sovereign country, commemorating the independence of Central America as a whole from Spain in 1821.

Streets and homes are filled with patriotic colors; red, representing love of life, generosity, and the blood shed for freedom, white, representing peace, and blue, for the countrys beautiful seas and blue skies.

Tulemar Vacation Homes in Manuel Antonio says that Independence Day celebrations are a great way for visitors to learn something new about the country and observe some of the unique customs. We love this holiday, its such a wonderful time to feel the unity and pride of this country, says Dave Houck, owner of Tulemar Vacation Homes Rentals & Sales.

The resort promotes this day of freedom by inviting all guests to enjoy and participate in the festivities.

Celebrations begin the day before, with a re-enactment of the carrying of the freedom torch, which was originally carried throughout Central America to spread the news of independence to all corners. At 6:00 PM, the national anthem is broadcast through TV and radio stations, followed by the faroles parade, a parade where school children carry homemade lanterns representing the original freedom torch. The children dress in traditional attire and perform dances, and fireworks end the night.

On the following morning of September 15th more parades take place; school bands fill the streets, dressed in patriotic colors and marching to the beat of their drums. Costa Ricans sit on the sidewalks enjoying the colorful processions that last through the afternoon. Typical Costa Rican food is usually sold at food stands set up along the streets.

Its a beautiful day for guests to participate in the celebration if they want to really experience Costa Rican culture, and anyone who is visiting this weekend should consider attending, concludes Houck.







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ATC Announces New Date for Hekate’s Sickle Festival – October 16-19


Index, Washington (PRWEB) August 05, 2014

In an effort to allow more witches and Pagans to attend their home Samhain rituals, the Aquarian Tabernacle Church has moved the Hekate’s Sickle Festival up two weekends. This change will also allow for a longer, 4 day, festival to celebrate the 25th anniversary.

In addition to the date change, the festival has been moved to Fort Flagler, the home of their Spring Mysteries Festival for the last 29 years, and the festival will run for an additional day – Thursday through Sunday.

There were a number of factors that went into the recent changes. The new date allows for a longer and larger festival at a better facility. In addition to warmer, dryer weather, it removes most conflicts with participants’ personal Samhain celebrations, which would traditionally happen around October 31st, often very near the first weekend in November.

We have been searching for a way to make the 25th year anniversary of Hekate’s Sickle Festival more dynamic than we ever have, and to allow for the rebirth that is intended during the Pagan New Year. We are having 5 paths – Slavic, Nordic, Celtic, Greek, and Faerie – wherein you will encounter deities of transformation and the Underworld. As time allows, every participant should be able to visit every path. The 4 day weekend and earlier date change (Oct 16-19) will also allow each of us to come together as a larger community, and still return to our loved ones to celebrate the sabbat at home, said Dusty Dionne, High Priest of the ATC Mother Church.

The early-bird price of $ 150 per person ends August 12th. The admission fee includes lodging, food, a fantastic one-of-a-kind ritual experience, a seance, entry to the Witches Ball, an Awards Banquet as well as a dozen in depth and informative workshops. Festival goers will get the chance to speak to their departed loved ones, walk between the worlds, talk to the Gods, then celebrate the new year in style with a formal Masquerade.

To register go to http://AquaTabCh.Org or directly at https://integration.fellowshipone.com/integration/FormBuilder/FormBuilder.aspx?fCode=sTLU0L9U9eXzwndXJYHuKw==&cCode=Kw1L/ki8Bty1NXSsKLcMQA== (Requires login credentials or account creation)

About the ATC:

Nestled into the Cascade Mountains at the foot of a great stone wall, at the edge of the Wenatchee temperate rain forests on the north eastern outskirts of the enchanted Emerald City known as Seattle, WA, the Aquarian Tabernacle Church has nurtured the work of the Goddess since 1979. Founded by Rt. Rev. Pete Pathfinder Davis, the ATC has been a legal 501(c)3 non-profit Wiccan Church with a group exemption for 33 years. The world headquarters at the Mother Church is in Index, WA, with affiliated churches currently in multiple states and 7 countries, with plenty of room to grow.







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Even When Your Worst Foot is Forward, God Loves


WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (PRWEB) June 30, 2014

Even when you put your worst foot forward, God is there and his love remains.

For Your Tomorrows by F. Howard Shapiro is part testimony, part memoir and part cautionary tale. Shapiro recounts his spiritual journey, from growing up an Orthodox Jew and the victim of serious anti-Semitism to embracing the religious ideals of his attackersbecoming an American Baptist minister.

Perfectly blending together personal stories, cultural commentary and the message of scripture, For Your Tomorrows seeks to empower us to recognize Gods presence in our liveseven when we put our worst food forward.

You dont need to put your best foot forward. Youve probably been doing that too long, Shapiro said. Put your worst foot forward and be overjoyed when you start hopping, skipping and jumping on it.

While For Your Tomorrows is primarily a memoir about Shapiros life and is full of atypical stories, Shapiro also writes of overly relatable experiences. For Your Tomorrows serves as a great reminder and alternative view of Gods love. Even when your worst foot is forward, and you feel lost, you can still find God and end up on the right path.

For more information, visit fhowardshapiro.com.

For Your Tomorrows

By: F. Howard Shapiro

ISBN: 978-1-4627-3386-6

Price: $ 12.99

Available on fhowardshapiro.com

About the author

F. Howard Shapiro is an ordained minister in the American Baptist Church; he is currently the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Willimantic, Connecticut. Additionally, Shapiro is an accomplished singer/songwriter who has recorded two CDs and serves as the host of the Festival of Gospel Music, a Sunday night radio program.

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