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Retirement Community Hosts Historical Storyteller

Suffolk, VA (PRWEB) March 19, 2015

Robert (Bob) Torgler will bring tales of Benjamin Franklin to life at a presentation at Lake Prince Woods retirement community on Tuesday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.

Torgler, who calls himself a student of history, has been a docent at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the National Archives, both in Washington, D.C. Rather than assuming the persona of historical characters, he uses storytelling to bring them to life.

Benjamin Franklin will be the subject of the presentation. In addition he does similar programs about Winston Churchill, Teddy Roosevelt, and four of the Founding Fathers: George Washington, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson.

During a 30 year career with IBM he held a number of positions, among which was International Director of Public Sector Marketing for Europe, the Mid-East and Africa. In this role he spoke to business and government audiences in all the major capitals of Europe.

In retirement he became an American History lecturer on cruise ships, developing some 19 presentations.

“Everyone loves to hear a captivating story,” noted Resident Services Director Denise Brown, “and when it’s told about people we classify as American heroes it’s even more engaging.”

Lake Prince Woods is a residential retirement community offering an array of lifestyle choices. Located in Suffolk, Virginia, the community is nestled among 172 lovely wooded acres bordering Lake Prince. As a continuing care retirement community, Lake Prince Woods offers residential living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing care. To learn more, visit the website: http://www.lakeprincewoods.org.

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Lafayette College Hosts ‘A Place for Fracking?’

Easton, PA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014

Lafayette College’s 2014 Roethke Festival presents a two-day symposium Sept. 19 and 20 focused on the hot-button issue of hydraulic fracturing, more commonly referred to as fracking. The symposium, “A Place for Fracking?,” is free and open to the public.

“With broad public interest in the Marcellus Shale gas boom and its implications, and a new pipeline proposed for the Lehigh Valley and Hunterdon County, it is crucial to come together to examine the issue from all sides,“ said Alix Ohlin, associate professor of English at Lafayette College and one of the event’s organizers. “The community’s participation in this event could help shape the future of fracking in this region.”

The program begins Friday at 4 p.m. with a panel discussion featuring David Yoxtheimer, a geoscientist and shale gas development expert at Penn State; Abby Kinchy, a sociologist from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.; Lamar Herrin (http://www.lamarherrin.com), whose critically-acclaimed “Fractures,” a novel about fracking, was released in 2013; and Brian Cohen (briancohenphotography.com), a photographer for the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project.

From 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday evening, Herrin will read from “Fractures,” and Cohen will show photographs and discuss his work with the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project at an exhibit of his work.

Each of Friday’s events will take place in the Williams Visual Arts Building on North Third Street in Easton.

Saturday’s events begin with a community forum from 2 to 3:30 p.m., held at 248 North Third Street, across the street from the Williams Visual Arts Building, and co-hosted by Easton’s Nurture Nature Center.

“A Place for Fracking?” concludes with a keynote address delivered by author, biologist, and environmental activist Sandra Steingraber (steingraber.com). She is scholar in residence at Ithaca College, author of “Living Downstream: A Scientist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment,” co-founder of Concerned Health Professionals of New York and New Yorkers Against Fracking, and science advisor to Americans Against Fracking.

A vocal contributor to the public and scientific debate over fracking, Steingraber is frequently featured in the media and has been the keynote speaker at international conferences on human health and the environment. She is the recipient of numerous honors for her writing and environmental leadership, including the Rachel Carson Leadership Award and the Hero Award from the Breast Cancer Fund.

Steingraber’s presentation will take place at 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20 in Lafayette College’s Oechsle Hall auditorium, room 224, on Hamilton Street in Easton, Pa.

“A Place for Fracking?” is the highlight of the 2014 Roethke Festival, an interdisciplinary festival of the environment and the arts. The symposium is presented in partnership with the Nurture Nature Center of Easton and with generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and a range of programs and departments from every division at Lafayette College.

All events are free and open to the public. Stay up-to-date with announcements about the symposium at http://facebook.com/placeforfracking.


Photo courtesy of Lafayette College, photography by Wendy Lynne Lee, Ph.D


Lafayette is a highly selective, national liberal arts college in Easton, Pa. with 2,400 students and 215 full-time faculty, offering a wide variety of undergraduate degree programs including engineering.


Kathleen Parrish

Associate Director of Media Relations

Lafayette College

Communications Division

Easton, PA 18042

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New England Food Show Hosts Over 350 Exhibitors for the 2014 Event

Portland, Maine (PRWEB) March 05, 2014

The New England Food Show, coming up March 16-18, 2014 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, MA, will host over 350 exhibitors for the 2014 event. The show is sponsored primarily by the Massachusetts Restaurant Association, and partners with other regional retail, specialty and hospitality groups.

The New England Food Show 2014 exhibitors include food and equipment manufacturers, agents and suppliers, food and equipment distributors, dealers, brokers and traders featuring products for retail food, foodservice, and restaurant buyers in the New England market. The exhibitor list to-date includes the following companies:


2R-Health Inc

85 Beacon Group

AC RadioCom

Acana Northeast inc.

Accardi Foods

Accutech Packaging

Adore Floors

ADT Security Services

Advantage Payroll Services

Advantage Waypoint


Against The Grain Gourmet

Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission


Altro Floors and Walls

American By-Products Co., Inc.

American Express OPEN

American Metalcraft

American Trading Company

Aralia Olive Oils

Arthur J. Kaufman Sales Co

Artisan Square

ASAP Fire & Safety corp.

ASIA etc., LLC

ASK Foods, Inc.

Assured Computing Technologies, Inc

Astar Inc

Atlantic Awning

Atlantic Capes Fisheries Inc..

Atlantic Natural Foods

Atlas Watersystems, Inc

August A Busch & Co.of MA

Australian Beef & Lamb

Auto Fry/Motion Technology

Averill’s Sharper Uniforms

Avery Dennison

Bacall & Conniff, PC – Financial Management & Restaurant Accounting

Bagel Land

Baker Commodities

Bamboo Studio

Bank of America Merchant

Barilla America Inc

Baxter Bakery Products

BelGioioso Cheese Inc

Berkel Equipment

Bermar America Wine Preservation Systems

Black Bear Coatings & Concrete

Blake HIll Preserves

Blount Fine Foods

Blue Elephant

Bluefin Consultants

BoldWood Interiors

Book Ends

Bookbinder Specialties

Boston Gourmet Chefs

Boston Salads & Prepared Foods

Boston Showcase Company

BriCins Inc

Broaster Company (The)

Brownie Brittle by Sheila G

Bugambilia International Inc

Bulldog Packaging

Canada Beef Inc.

Carando Gourmet Foods

CardTronics ATM

Carlisle FoodService Products

Carrier Transicold of Boston

Catania Spagna Corp

CC-Teknologies Inc.

Ceylon Vanilla Company

Champignon North America, Inc.

Chef Works

CHEFfield Presentation

Chef’s Fun Foods

Christy’s Truck Rental


Comcast Business Class

Connecticut gourmet, LLC

Continental Refrigerator

Cool Air Creations, Inc.

Costa Fruit & Produce Co

Cove Risk Services LLC

CR Peterson Associates

Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger Beer & Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc St. Killian Importing

Crescent Duck Farm

Crown Uniform & Linen Service

Current Specialties LLC

Dansko by Alexander’s Uniforms


Dave Swain Associates

Dexter-Russell Inc

Digital Dining

Dimitria Delights Inc.

Dining Alliance

Dining du Jour, LLC

Dining Out with Bruce Newbury

Dominion Liquid Technologies LLC

Donper America

Drew’s, LLC

Drum Rock Products

Dudson USA

Duralex USA

Duro-Last Roofing Inc.


East Coast Fire and Ventilation, Inc.

Eastern Food Service Equipment

Ecolab Inc

Economy Cash Register & POS Systems


Edibles By Jack

El Recreo Estate Coffee

Elite Seating LLC

Eloma Combi Ovens

Emile Henry USA Corp

Emuamericas, LLC


Equipex Ltd

Espresso Plus

Europena Ingredients Inc.

Fagor Commercial

Falvey Linen Supply

Famoso Gourmet Imports, LLc

Fantini Bakery

Fillo Factory

Finger Food Products, Inc.

Flavour Strategy

Flying Food Group

Focus Hospitality Sales LLC

Fontanini Italian Meats and Sausages

Food Warming Equipment Co Inc

Foodservice East

Force 4 Photography, LLC

Fore Green Solutions /Henny Penny of New England

Forrester Flooring

Fortessa Tableware Solutions

Freshly Squeezed

Frione Marketing LLC

Front of the House

Fruit Fly Bar Pro

Galaxy Desserts

Gasket Guy of SE MA


Gelato Giuliana LLC

General Linen Service, Inc.

General Truck Center

George’s Bakery Products Inc

Golden Cannoli Shells Co., Inc.

Gonnella Frozen Products, Inc

Goose Island Beer Company

Gopinion, Inc.

Gosling’s Rum

Gracious Gourmet (The)

Grand Rapids Chair Company

GrandTen Distilling

Griffin Connect/The Griffin Report

Gringo Jack’s

Grosfillex Contract Furniture

Gulf Oil/Gulf Electricity

Gunter Wilhelm Cutlery

Hale and Hearty Soups

Hancock Gourmet Lobster Company

Harbar LLC


Harbortouch Atlantic / EAG Payroll

Heartland Payment Systems


Heritage Berkshire

Highland Foods, LLC

Himalayan Salt Co.

Hobart Corporation

Holland Hospitality Group

Hollowick Inc

Hope’s Country Fresh Cookies

Hoshizaki New England Distribution Center, Inc

Humane Society International

Imperial Bag & Paper Co., LLC

Independent Electric Supply


Italimport Inc.

Ivy’s Fine Cakes

Jack’s Custom Woodworking


James Ritteman Cash Registers

Jason Trucks Inc

JBS Imports

Jens & Marie

Jim’s Organic Coffee

JLine, Inc.

JN Kidds Distributor


Jones Dairy Farm

Joseph’s Pasta Co

Kabobs Inc

Kent Precision Foods Group

Kettle Cuisine Inc

Kettler International Inc

Kikkoman Sales USA

Kitchen Magic

Kolo Draft


Koppert Cress USA

La Flor Products Co., Inc.

La Ronga Bakery

Lactalis Culinary

LaMarca and Sons Inc



Libbey Foodservice

Lilly’s Fresh Pasta

LMC Surgibuns

Long Range Systems

Loumidis Foods

M & M Label Co. Inc.

MA Department of Fire Services

Mancini Packing Co.

Mangia, Inc.

Maplebrook Farm

Market Forge Industries Inc

Marsal and Sons Inc

Mass Partnership for Food Safety

Massachusetts Restaurant Assoc

Mauviel USA

MCR Technologies

Mello’s Sausage Company, Inc.

Metromedia Energy Inc

Metropolitan Linen Services

MIC Food

MICROS Systems, Inc.

Midtown Markets

Mike’s Pies

Modern Pest Services

MultiGrains Bakery

Nardi/S.I.T. Inc.

Nationwide Uniform Express, Inc.


NCR Aloha

Nespresso For Business

New Brunswick International Inc

New England Seating

New England Tea & Coffee

Newport Biodiesel

Norex Enterprises, Inc.

North Star Rental Systems

Northeast Laboratory Services

Northeast Stainless, Inc.

NorthStar Insurance Services, Inc.

NuCO2 Inc



OpenTable, Inc.

Oreck Vacuums/Bissell Big Green Commercial

Otto Trading Inc

Outdoor Living Designs

Ovention Ovens

Owens Corning Residential Products of Boston

Paino Organics LLC

Palenquera Exotic Fruit

Park National Bank Funding Solutions

PastryStar/dba Amero Foods

Paul W Marks Company Inc


PC Music

Peavey Electronics

Piantedosi Baking Company Inc

Piper Products

Planet Satellite

Poppi Al’s Inc



Quality Life (The)

QuickLabel Systems

R. Murphy Knives

Rao’s Coffee Roasting Company

Ray’s New York Bagel

RealFood Consulting

Reid Label & Graphics

Renewal by Andersen Boston

Rentokil North America Pest Control

Rescom Exteriors Inc.

Restaurant Depot

Retail Control Solutions

RGB Architects

Rhineland Cutlery

RI Hospitality Association

Richer Pour Wine Company


Robot Coupe – Butkevich Associates

Robot Coupe USA

Rockport Specialty Seafoods

Root! Foods

Rosle USA

Rotella’s Italian Bakery

S & D Coffee / Victor Coffee


Seco Select

Serralles USA

ServSafe/National Restaurant Association

Sheila G /Vintage Italia

Sid Wainer & Son



Silverleaf Resorts


Smart Restaurant Products

Snapchef Culinary Staffing and Training


Somerset Industries Inc

Sonic Drive In


Sparrow Enterprises Ltd

Spence – Wells Associates

Spindrift Beverage Co, LLC

Standley Sales Co.

Stash Tea Company

Steelite International

Sterno Candle Lamp

Stonewall Kitchen, Ltd.


Stuffed Foods LLC.

Summit Spring Water

Sunrise Marketing/epunched

Supreme Corporation Inc

Swing Labels, LLC


Swisher International, Inc.

Sysco Boston LLC

Tablecraft Products

Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, PC – Albert A DeNapoli, Esq.

Taylor Freezer Of New England

Tech Logistics

Tech Transport

The Culinary Institute of America

TinderPro Firewood

Toast POS

Tony’s Clam Chowder

Torani/R. Torre & Company

Traditional Breads Inc

TransAct Technologies

Traulsen Refrigeration

TriMark Disposables

TriMark United East

True Food Service Equipment

True Manufacturing

TurningPoint Systems


Ultimate Textile

UMASS Hospitality and Tourism Mgmt Dept

Unicorr Packaging


United Citrus Products

Unity Food Sales

Vermont Soy LLC

Victorinox Swiss Army

Vollrath Company, LLC


Walco Stainless

Wexler Packaging Products

Whit’s Media

Wikki Stix Co.

Wolf Equipment

Write Touch POS – East Commerce Solutions


Zinneken’s Belgian waffles

Industry professionals and buyers wishing to attend can register at http://www.nefs-expo.com, or by calling 508-743-8579. Registrants who belong to state restaurant or specialty associations receive discounted registration.

Companies interested in exhibiting at the 2014 New England Food Show should contact Beth Schultz, sales(at)nefs-expo.com.

About New England Food Show

The New England Food Show is produced by Diversified Communications. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Restaurant Association and supported by other New England state restaurant, retail, hospitality and specialty food associations, NEFS is the region’s largest and most attended trade show for retail food and foodservice buyers and professionals. http://www.nefs-expo.com

About Diversified Communications

Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through magazine publishing, online resources and trade exhibitions on four continents. Diversifieds core markets include the commercial marine, natural and organic, food and seafood industries. In addition, they produce leading events across several markets such as finance, building and construction, healthcare and textiles. http://www.divcom.com

Qualified Media (approval required) interesting in covering the event can register for free at http://www.nefs-expo.com.

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Oakland, CA (PRWEB) May 20, 2013

May 25, 2013Oakland Zoo presents a day to celebrate and honor elephants. Oakland Zoo is home to four African elephants named Donna, Lisa, MDunda, and Osh. Celebrating Elephants is a day the Zoo strives to spread awareness about elephants in captivity and in the wild. This annual event will take place from 10:00am to 3:00pm and will feature hands on activities, a research camp, learning stations, and elephant barn tours. It is an opportunity for guests to learn fascinating facts about these enormous animals and find out what elephants in the wild are facing right now with poaching and the ivory trade.

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Family friendly activities include a mock research camp which will give guests the opportunity to use binoculars and participate in observing elephant behaviors. They can also learn how to tell Oakland Zoos four elephants apart. In the Wayne and Gladys Valley Childrens Zoo, visitors are invited to watch Circus Finelli, an animal free circus performance with comedy, acrobatics, juggling, dance, and live music. Families will also find engaging elephant stations, such as, touching gigantic pachyderm bones, holding an eleven-pound tooth, and stepping into an elephant-sized footprint.

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For more information about Celebrating Elephants, please call 510-632-9525 or visit the zoo website at http://www.oaklandzoo.org. All proceeds from the elephant barn tours at Celebrating Elephants will be donated to the Amboseli Trust for Elephants, which helps ensure the long-term conservation and welfare of Africas elephants through scientific research, training, community outreach, public awareness and advocacy. World renowned Dr. Cynthia Moss started the now famous Amboseli Elephant Research Project in Kenya more than thirty years ago. For more details, please go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org/Amboseli_Trust.php.


The Bay Areas award-winning Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kids activities perfect for science field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. Nestled in the Oakland Hills, in 500-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, off Highway 580. The East Bay Zoological Society (Oakland Zoo) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported in part by members, contributions, the City of Oakland and the East Bay Regional Parks. For more information please visit our website at http://www.oaklandzoo.org.