Connect with Nature At Unique Family Summer Camp

(PRWEB) April 20, 2015

Still Looking for a Great Summer Family Vacation?

Heres a Summer Camp the Whole Family Will Enjoy

Get Unplugged and Outside to Connect with Nature

How come kids are the only ones who get to have fun at summer camp and what about teenagers who think they are too old to go to camp? The Family Nature Summit, is a vacation camp experience like no other, with outdoor exploration and adventure for all family members. During the day, kids enjoy educational and fun activities with their peers surrounded by nature. Adults pursue their own outdoor interests with hikes, classes and field trips. Round out the day with evening entertainment appealing to all ages.

Best of all, unlike camps that rough it, after spending the day with Mother Nature, come home to a hearty and healthy dinner, a hot shower, and a soft bed.

The Summit is held for one week every summer at different locations around the country renowned for their exceptional natural beauty. In 2015 the Summit is being held on the shores of beautiful Lake Junaluska in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina from June 27-July 3.

This year the Summit is lucky to have two nationally renowned faculty on the staff. Whether hes singing about catfish, pontificating on possums, extolling the virtues of dandelions, telling wild snake tales, or wailing out a jivey harmonica tune, Doug Elliott provides an unforgettable multifaceted cultural tour of North Americas back country.

In addition to a lively evening program full of storytelling, belly laughs and wood-chuckles, Doug will be leading groups on nature rambles around the area, checking out many edible, medicinal and otherwise useful plants and how they can be used for food and medicinal purposes in our everyday lives. His daily workshops, one for the kids and one for adults, will demonstrate how to craft stories from nature, incorporating personal experience, family reminiscences, folklore, natural history, mythology and humor. Doug infuses all his programs with a lively collection of stories, songs and outrageous personal adventures.

Donald Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories. He says he didnt learn stories, I just absorbed them. Doug will regale the group with tales learned from a family of traditional storytellers who have lived on the same Western North Carolina land since 1781. An evening with Donald may include gentle fairy tales, simple and silly Jack tales, scary mountain lore, ancient Welsh and Scottish folktales, and his own true-to-life stories of his own neighbors and kin.

Donald is a graduate of Duke University Divinity School and is a retired Methodist minister. Hes served as a featured story teller at the Smithsonian Institution and the Worlds Fair, is a prolific author of books and tapes, and appeared as guest host for NPRs Good Evening program. Wilma Dykeman with the New York Times said, I could have listened all morning to Donald Davishis stories often left listeners limp with laughter at the same time they struggled with a lump in the throat.

Other highlights from this years summer Summit include:

-Award-winning author of several books about the area, will be leading hikes in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.

-Historical rambles in Cataloochee, one of the largest and most prosperous settlements in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of the buildings have been preserved for visitors to see

-Teen overnight camping trip at the Balsam Mountain Preserve Campground

-Rafting, kayaking or duckie trips on the Nantahala River for older junior naturalists, teens, young adults and adults

-Learn about the re-introduction of elk in the national park

-Youth participating in the Race4Birds program

-An owl prowl and green-eyed spider hunt one evening

-Noted local birder from the area leading birding classes

-Try bark basket making with stone tools

-Junior Naturalists create Art on the Trail. Make a sketch, put the image on a clay tile and it will be fired in a kiln

-Stream studies and condition of local waterways

-Plein air bird painting class

-Interpretive float trip on the French Broad River along the shores of the Biltmore Mansion

-Family Barn Dance one evening with professional caller to get feet stompn!

-Community service project building a handicap-accessible native plant garden

on the grounds of the Lake Junaluska Conference Center

-Editor of Ranger Rick , award-winning childrens wildlife magazine published by the National Wildlife Federation, joining the Summit to present Summit kids contest to win subscriptions to Ranger Rick and join the youth groups for a lively discussion of all things wild.

Originally organized by the National Wildlife Federation over 40 years ago, this legacy event is now entering its 9th successful year run by an independent non-profit and volunteer-driven organization. The Summit is popular with singles, couples, and family members of all ages, including grandparents. A Summit vacation is a unique experience which is why Summiteers return year after year to connect with nature, re-unite with old friends, and make new ones. Learn more about the 2015 Family Nature Summit and register to attend at

Note to Editors and Writers: If you would like to interview a past Summiteer about their Summit experience, or someone registered for this years Summit, let us know and we can connect you with a Summiteer in your area or anywhere in the U.S. Just email Heather(at)pro-management(dot)net and let her know you would like to reach a Summiteer in your area. She will need city, state and zip code.

Media Contact: Mary Burnette, MaryBurnette(at)aol(dot)com

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Buffalo Wings & Rings Hits a Homerun with Launch of Ballpark-Themed Limited Time Menu

CINCINNATI (PRWEB) April 16, 2015

Buffalo Wings & Rings, a sports restaurant franchise with 46 locations in 12 states, is pleased to announce the launch of its ballpark themed limited time menu to celebrate Americas favorite pastime. Nine all-star offerings, including specialty hot dogs and boneless wings on a bed of caramel corn, will be available at restaurants system-wide starting April 27th. Buffalo Wings & Rings guests can expect a menu that takes ballpark favorites to the club level.

As a brand, we are committed to providing an elevated experience to our guests, and weve knocked it out of the park with this menu, said Nader Masadeh, President and CEO of Buffalo Wings & Rings. This limited time offering provides our guests with a craveable yet relatable addition to our regular menu of wings, onion rings, salads and burgers and appeals to all members of the family.

With the Streak Loyalty Card, Buffalo Wings & Rings guests can try all nine limited-time menu items before theyre gone and receive a free item from the Starters & Closers section.

The menu includes:


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Fast-growing ITsavvy announces New York expansion

ADDISON, Ill. (PRWEB) April 15, 2015

ITsavvy, a premier end-to-end IT products and services provider, just announced the expansion of its New York presence into a larger, state-of-the-art office space in Hauppauge. The new space features a collaborative working environment and an impressive Network Operations Center (NOC).

ITsavvy President and CEO Mike Theriault said, The new office provides a workspace that encourages new ideas, knowledge-sharing, and creativity. It promotes the high level of client service that we have always been known for.

Features of the new office include:

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Michael Parks – I See The Face Of Jesus _ In The Garden (a Capella Film Version)

Michael Parks – I See The Face Of Jesus _ In The Garden (a Capella Film Version)

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Suffolk Marine Unit Rescues Three From Sinking Boat Near Robert Moses State

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SoCal Taco Caterers, Rasta Taco, Launch Petition to Participate in Taco Fundraiser

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2015

Farcically appealing for no tacos left behind and evoking the defiant cry of the Spanish Civil War,

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Park Systems Awarded the New Economy Magazine Best Analytic Instrumentation Company 2014

Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2015

Park Systems, world-leader in Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM) was selected to receive the prestigious Best Analytic Instrumentation Company Award 2014 by The New Economy Magazine.

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alt-J Tickets in St. Paul, Calgary, Edmonton, New Orleans, Southaven, Orlando, Rochester, Seattle, Portland, Burnaby, Cincinnati, Charlotte & Phoenix Now On Sale

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 03, 2015

Ticket Down is a reputable source for authentic alt-J tickets for their 2015 blockbuster tour which has not been extended into the fall months to the delight of their millions of fans in North America. This beloved band has added tour dates in both the United States and Canada.

Fresh off an exciting 2014 year that saw them perform around the world, alt-J will hit the road once again in 2015 with the This Is All Yours Tour. The group is coming off several shows in South America as part of Lollapalooza and will be playing at several of the biggest cities in the United States this year. Their current North American tour is ongoing, but they recently announced another leg beginning in September at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, MN and will end in October at KeyArena in Seattle, WA.

2015 alt-J This is All Yours Tour Dates:

4/03 Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheatre

4/04 Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre

4/06 Nashville, TN @ Grand Ole Opry

4/08 Oklahoma City, OK @ Chevy Bricktown Events Center

4/11 Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival

4/13 Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint

4/14 Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl

4/16 Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre

4/18 Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival

7/24-26 Oro-Medonte, ON @ WayHome Music & Arts Festival

7/25 Kansas City, KS @ Sporting Park

7/27 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

7/28 Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Concert Cove at Harrahs Council Bluffs

7/31 8/2 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

7/31 8/2 Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival

9/12 Burnaby, BC @ Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park

9/14 Edmonton, ALB @ Shaw Conference Centre

9/15 Calgary, ALB @ Stampede Corral

9/17 St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium

9/19 Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park

9/21 Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center

9/22 Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook

9/23 East Rochester, NY @ The Armory

9/25 Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penns Landing

9/29 Charlotte, NC @ Uptown Amphitheatre

9/30 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live

10/01- Miami, FL @ Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park

10/07 New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square

10/08- Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

10/09 Southaven, MS @ BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove

10/14 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre

10/17 Portland, OR @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum

10/18 Seattle, WA @ Key Arena

alt-J originally formed in 2007 in Leeds, England. The Indie rock band consisted originally of Gwin Sainsbury, Joe Newman, Thom Green, and Gus Unger-Hamilton. They have released two albums in their career, An Awesome Wave and This is All Yours. The latter was just released in 2014 and their 2015 tour is being held to lend support to it. The band has been honored with several BRIT Award nominations and received a Grammy Award nomination at the 57th annual event for Best Alternative Music Album. The group didnt walk away with the Grammy Award, but they earned the respect of acts from around the world.

This is All Yours reached the top of the UK albums charts and peaked at No. 4 in the United States. Among the songs their fans will want to hear performed on this tour include Every Other Freckle, Hunger of the Pine, and Breezeblocks. Among the venues is group will perform at include The Armory in East Rochester, NY; Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, AZ; Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park in Miami, FL; Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL; PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, OH; and the Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square in New Orleans, LA.


Ticket Down delivers tickets to sold out concerts and events worldwide when no one else can, and they do so at discounted prices. This popular ticket exchange also has alt-J tour tickets for all budgets and seating preferences. Find Alt-J lawn seats, pit seats, floor seats, VIP seating, loge seating, front row seats, parking passes and more.

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Its Vine Time In Brooklyn: New York Wine Events Presents the Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival: Spring Edition at Industry City on Saturday, May 2

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 02, 2015

New York Wine Events will host its newest event, the Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival: Spring 2015 Edition at the Factory Floor at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Attendees can choose from two tasting sessions: Afternoon: 3-6pm or Evening: 8-11pm.The spring wine event will feature 200+ wines curated by Vintry Fine Wines along with light fare including hors doeurves, cheese and cracker selections, plus artisan food tables sampling decadent chocolates, charcuterie, dipping oils, baked goods, and more. Guests will also enjoy live jazz performances during each tasting session from acclaimed contemporary jazz guitarist JJ Sansaverino, plus take home a complimentary Brooklyn Crush wine glass post-event.

Tasting tables will be located throughout the expansive venue and feature an eclectic mix of bold reds, awesome whites, and some sparkling selections. Guests will find grape varietals from old, new and emerging wine regions from around the globe including France, Italy, Spain, the United States, South America, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and more.

A new VIP Ticket option (limited to 50 people per session) has been added to the event that includes the main tasting plus admission to a private VIP wine tasting area featuring 10 superior wines, retailing on average from $ 75-$ 125 per bottle and a premium selection of passed hors d’oeuvres. Wines will include high-end offerings from New World regions such as California, South America and Australia and Old World regions such as France, Italy and Spain.

Were excited to be back in Brooklyn after our well-received inaugural fall event at Industry City, says S.W. Kimball, Founder, New York Wine Events. The extensive selection of wines and live contemporary jazz will complement the hip vibe of the setting and pair well with tasty catered fare as well as numerous artisan food samples.

Musical guest Joe “JJ” Sansaverino has reached millions with his music, touring the US, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, the South Pacific and the Caribbean. He has worked with the best in the business, both live and in the studio, has appeared on hundreds of recordings, and was lead guitarist for the group Maxi Priest throughout the early 2000s. JJs music features diverse guitar styles including R&B, jazz, rock, fusion and his trademark ballad style.

Brooklyns Industry City once served as an industrial hub in the 20th century. Now revitalized as 6 million square-foot 21st century innovation and manufacturing district situated on the waterfront in Sunset Park, it also serves as home to one of the boroughs most spectacular event spaces. The 22,000 square foot Factory Floor offers sprawling space, dramatic large industrial windows, and is adjacent to Industry Citys planted courtyard and exceptional food hall. The venue, located in Building 1 at 233 37th Street, is easy to reach via the D, N, or R train to the 36th Street subway station. There is also convenient parking one block west of the building.

New York Wine Events popular winter, spring, and autumn tastings in New York City and New Jersey have sold out for the last nine years, and based on the sell out crowds at last falls Brooklyn Crush, the spring edition is poised to do the same. Once again, all artisanal food companies sampling their offerings will also have goods on hand for attendees to purchase to enjoy at home.

Sponsors and artisanal purveyors to date include: Keurig, Arv Sweets, Bonne Fete Baking, Inc., Bridge Lane Wine, Brooklyn Delhi, Brooklyn Oyster Party, Chocodiem, Cutco, da Rosario, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Granola Lab, Green Mountain Energy, Les Trois Petits Cochons, Li-Lac Chocolates, The Luscious Little Dessert Company, Palmer Vineyards, Sucre Bleu, and Traci Lynn Jewelry. More to be added shortly; check web site for details.

Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival: Spring 2015 Edition tickets are on sale now. Tickets range from $ 69.00 (early bird pricing, only while supplies last) to $ 89 (final week), with the VIP Ticket option starting at $ 179. Space is limited at the festival; advance purchase is recommended.

For more details or to purchase tickets to the Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival, visit

About New York Wine Events

New York Wine Events hosts elegant wine tasting events at first class venues in New York City and northern New Jersey. The companys goal is to provide a wine tasting experience that allows guests to sample as many diverse wines as possible while enjoying great music and the company of other wine lovers. Visit

About Vintry Fine Wines

Vintry Fine Wines brings fine wine to NYCs revitalized downtown. With 2,500+ selections focusing on both collectibles and drinkables, Vintry is a destination in bourgeoning Battery Park City. Featuring iconic design marrying classic and modern elements by architecture firm Rogers Marvel, this indicates what the store is all about: the best wines from both old and new world regions. Visit


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