Thursday, December 23, 2021

Warm Up with Winter Weekends at Cinnamon Shore

  New Holiday Activities, a Romance Package, and Three-Day Weekend Fun This Winter 

Port Aransas, TX, December 22, 2021 - Mild winter weather and holiday fun from Christmas to Valentine’s weekends are attracting more vacationers than ever to Cinnamon Shore, a New Urban, beachside village on the outskirts of Port Aransas, Texas. For vacationers looking for a winter coastal escape, there’s still availability at condos, townhomes and beach homes, where they can enjoy special events, quiet season rates and a Romance Package in February.  


“It’s the season to give the gift of vacation, and we’re making the most of our quiet season this year,” says Celeste Edwards, general manager at Cinnamon Shore Vacation Rentals. “We’re offering new activities between Christmas and New Year and adding things like a Super Bowl watch party using our new, outdoor A/V set-up and an extended Valentine’s romance package in February.” 

Holiday Week

The new holiday activity schedule runs from Christmas Eve on Fri., Dec. 2, through New Year’s Weekend on Sun., Jan. 2. It includes: 

A Holiday Paint & Sip crafting class on Christmas Eve afternoon

Community bonfires over Christmas Weekend and New Year’s Weekend

Yoga classes and a Beach Body Burn class for a cardio workout

A free yoga class on the Great Lawn

See the full week’s schedule. 

Romance Package, With Complimentary Third Night and More!

Guests can plan a romantic getaway anytime between Feb. 10-21, 2022, to enjoy a complimentary third night, plus other romantic extras. The Romance Package includes: 

Complimentary third night when guests book two

Late checkout at noon

A complimentary bottle of wine

Private, complimentary beach bonfire set-up for two

Complimentary beach chairs the day of the bonfire

The Romance Package requires the reservation to be made before Mon., Feb. 14, 2022. Book online with coupon code VALENTINE22 or call 361-749-0422. On-site bistro Lisabella’s will offer a Valentine’s menu, too; reservations, 361-749-4222. See more about the Romance Package. 

Three-Day Winter Weekend Best Bets

Our usual quiet season rental rates are in effect during winter’s three-day weekends, which typically include: 

Martin Luther King. Jr. Day Weekend: Jan. 14-17, 2022

President’s Day Weekend: Feb. 18-21, 2022

Valentine’s Weekend: Feb. 11-14, 2022

Super Bowl Watch Party 

On Sun., Feb. 13, guests can gather in the Town Center to watch the Super Bowl on the new outdoor screen and sound equipment set-up. It’s the same equipment that will be used during Spring Break and all summer long for outdoor movie nights and other special events. “Our new equipment is a big upgrade that will make all of our Town Center viewing experiences even more fun,” Edwards says. “We’re excited to introduce it for the big game.” 

To book a vacation rental for a winter getaway or to check availability for spring break and beyond, visit www.cinnamonshore.com/rentals

About Cinnamon Shore

Cinnamon Shore is a pedestrian-friendly planned community nestled behind the protective dunes on Mustang Island along the Texas Gulf Coast. It is the first new urbanism development for Sea Oats Group, which is fulfilling its vision of a traditional seaside village with a wide array of amenities and recreational facilities intertwined with beach cottages, luxury villas and vibrant town centers. Now comprised of two communities – the original, Cinnamon Shore North, and its new, 150-acre, Gulf-side expansion, Cinnamon Shore South – every detail of the master plan for both is designed to embrace the natural ambience of Mustang Island and the slow-paced charm of a walkable neighborhood. For more information, visit CinnamonShore.com, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@CinnamonShore). 

About Sea Oats Group

Port Aransas-based Sea Oats Group is one of the most successful developers of coastal properties in any market nationwide, including the Texas Gulf Coast, where the value of its beachfront portfolio is unequalled. The firm is dedicated to creating traditional neighborhood developments that provide residents with the highest possible quality of life, while preserving the integrity of the resort landscapes they occupy. By combining living spaces with retail areas in a walkable, connected plan, Sea Oats Group weaves together beautiful places to live, work and play. For more information, visit www.SeaOatsGroup.com


Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
The Buzz PR LLC
Salinas, CA
(831) 747-7455
http://www.cinnamonshore.com

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Go On A Whimsical Adventure With the Irresistible Mattie the Giraffe in First Book from Award-Winning Artist-Author Andi Scurto

  32-Page Illustrated Book Available to Pre-Order at Artist’s Website at www.mattiethegiraffe.com and Available at Three Florida Book Signings. 

Destin, FL, December 16, 2021 — This is the time of year we get together with our families and friends to share something special, and there is no better gift to share with your loved ones than a great book, especially one for children. 


“The Accidental Adventure of Mattie the Giraffe” is a colorfully illustrated tale of the day that Mattie learns to ride her bicycle. This new release, by Destin, Florida author and artist Andi Scurto, is a captivating story about Mattie’s unexpected adventure that makes the perfect winter-break read for your children. 

Written and illustrated by Scurto, Mattie the Giraffe is a beloved character that has developed a whimsical following over the last six years. Scurto’s illustrations not only inspire wonder and curiosity, but leave fans asking, “where will Mattie be next?” 

Bring Mattie the Giraffe into your home by ordering “The Accidental Adventure of Mattie the Giraffe” straight from Scurto’s website at https://andiart.com/mattiethegiraffebook , signed by the author. There is limited stock, and once it runs out you can find copies on amazon.com at https://www.amazon.com/Accidental-Adventure-Mattie-Giraffe/dp/1667811819/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3HENF8KFUJOB2&keywords=the+accidental+adventure+of+mattie+the+giraffe&qid=1637705048&sprefix=The+Accidental+Adventure+of+%2Caps%2C218&sr=8-1  or Barnes & Noble at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-accidental-adventure-of-mattie-the-giraffe-andi-scurto/1140406551.   

The book, which is scheduled to be released Dec. 14, 2021, is also available to pre-order from Target at: https://www.target.com/p/the-accidental-adventure-of-mattie-the-giraffe-by-andi-scurto-hardcover/-/A-85279239.   

Local Author Meet-and-Greet Locations Announced: 

In addition, there will be three book signings where attendees can meet the author and get an autographed book: 

1. Dec. 22  Sundog Books, Seaside FL 12-4 p.m. 

a. 89 Central Square, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 

2. Jan. 8 Bodacious Books, Pensacola FL 11-3 p.m. 

a. 110 E Intendencia St., Pensacola, FL 32502 

3. Jan. 11 Destin Library, Destin, FL 2:30 p.m. 

a. 150 Sibert Ave., Destin, FL 32541 

Hailing from Destin, Florida by way of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Scurto is of Colombian descent and finds the warm Florida weather much to her liking. 

Six years in the making, Mattie the Giraffe began as a shy illustration that went on to be the subject of the 20th anniversary poster for Destin Festival of the Arts and then continued to win multiple awards, culminating in the book. Scurto’s favorite pastimes include bird-watching, attempting to complete the NY Times daily crossword and of course, riding her bike. This is her first book. 


Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
The Buzz PR LLC
Salinas, CA
(831) 747-7455
http://www.mattiethegiraffe.com

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Monterey Symphony Single Concert Tickets on Sale 12/15/21

  Single Concert Tickets are on sale starting December 15th for the Monterey Symphony’s 75th Anniversary Season. 

Carmel, CA, December 15, 2021 – Single Concert Tickets are on sale starting December 15th for the Monterey Symphony’s 75th Anniversary Season. MSO is looking both back and forward by celebrating 75 years of music while finalizing the search for the new Music Director. The search and season will resume beginning February of 2022. The four finalists listed below will conduct a weekend of concerts with the Symphony at Sunset Center in Carmel. Full bios and programs can be found on MSO’s website (www.montereysymphony.org/current-season). 

The finalists will each be joined by a soloist. 

DONATO CABRERA (February 19 and 20, 2022) featuring Julian Schwarz, cello 

PETER BAY (March 19 and 20, 2022) featuring Simone Porter, violin 

JUNG-HO PAK (April 16 and 17, 2022) featuring Rachel Barton Pine, violin 

JAYCE OGREN (May 14 and 15, 2022) featuring Philippe Bianconi, piano 

MSO’s 75th Anniversary Season includes four concert sets that are held on both Saturdays with a new start time of 7:30 PM and Sundays at 3:00 PM. Prices are per person and range from $85 for Tier 1 seats, $65 for Tier 2 seats, and $44 for Tier 3 seats. Tickets are $10 for students and active military. More details can be found on MSO’s website (https://www.montereysymphony.org/hall-information). 

Tickets are available online at www.montereysymphony.org and by calling the MSO Box Office Monday – Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at (831) 646-8511. 

The Monterey Symphony was founded in 1946 and incorporated in 1947. The Symphony’s mission is to engage, educate and excite our community through the performance and continual discovery of symphonic music.

 For press inquires, contact: Nicola Reilly, Executive Director, nreilly@montereysymphony.org or 831-645-1131 (Direct). 


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

Monday, November 15, 2021

Seven Lakeside Cottages Exemplify Coastal Luxury & Community Growth

 Finishing in just over one year, the cottages will be part of the vacation rental pool! 

Port Aransas, Texas, November 15, 2021 - In October 2020, Cinnamon Shore Realty offered seven timeless cottages located on a scenic coastal lake as part of a pre-sale opportunity at Cinnamon Shore South. They sold quickly, and just over a year later, construction has finished—a testament to the demand for quality beach homes in this Gulf-side community in Port Aransas, Texas. 

“We have had such interest in the homesites and homes we’re building at Cinnamon Shore South that we’re running far ahead of the schedule for building our newest community,” says Jeff Lamkin, developer of Cinnamon Shore. “The Lakefront Cottages showcase the best of lakeside and beachside living, with quality craftsmanship and designs that work within our overall master plan.” 

Built by Waggoner Custom Homes, the two- and three-bedroom cottages range from 900-1,275 square feet, and they are named for favorite, petite seashells, such as Sand Dollar, Sundial, and Periwinkle. Waggoner brought generations of woodworking experience and years of coastal construction prowess to these home plans by Texas architect Jim Kissling of Kissling Architecture. 

“We work with the best building and design professionals in Texas,” says Jodi Peters, managing broker at Cinnamon Shore Realty. “This new cluster of lakeside cottages is such a great example of what our developer is aiming to achieve—a collaboration among the best of the best to make our beach village truly one of a kind.” 

Kissling has designed many homes and buildings at Cinnamon Shore, and he gave each of the lakeside cottages distinguishing features that align with the community’s New Urban plan. With wrap-around porches and classic, cottage details, the homes offer interiors that have a fresh, contemporary aesthetic, appealing to modern Texans. Homeowners and vacation rental guests appreciate extras like dual showerheads in walk-in showers, high-end selections for lighting, flooring, and tile, and stainless-steel appliances in beautiful kitchens. Many homes offer master suites and bunk rooms with their own bathrooms, giving privacy to all. Some have private porches off each bedroom, too. 

“The details of these floorplans make them so livable and relaxing, and we’re thrilled that they are now complete, that homeowners can enjoy them, and that they can begin offering them to others for vacations soon,” Peters says. 

These lakeside cottages are just one more piece to the puzzle that has locked into place at Cinnamon Shore South. The new village is expanding the lifestyle established when Cinnamon Shore started in 2007, but ‘South’ is developing at a much faster pace. Homesites in Phase 5 were recently released in October 2021, and just a few remain, along with a few other homes that are currently under construction. 

For more about the new lakeside cottages and development at Cinnamon Shore, call Cinnamon Shore Realty at 361-749-1851 or visit cinnamonshore.com/real-estate. For more on booking a lakeside cottage for a future vacation, visit cinnamonshore.com/rentals to check for availability in coming months 

MEDIA ONLY: Contact Marci Bracco of The Buzz PR to arrange a media tour or n overnight stay at one of the Lakeside Cottages: 831-747-7455; marci@thebuzzpr.net 

About Cinnamon Shore

Cinnamon Shore is a pedestrian-friendly planned community nestled behind the protective dunes on Mustang Island along the Texas Gulf Coast. It is the first new urbanism development for Sea Oats Group, which is fulfilling its vision of a traditional seaside village with a wide array of amenities and recreational facilities intertwined with beach cottages, luxury villas and vibrant town centers. Now comprised of two communities – the original, Cinnamon Shore North, and its new, 150-acre, Gulf-side expansion, Cinnamon Shore South – every detail of the master plan for both is designed to embrace the natural ambience of Mustang Island and the slow-paced charm of a walkable neighborhood. For more information, visit http://www.CinnamonShore.com, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@CinnamonShore).

 About Sea Oats Group

Port Aransas-based Sea Oats Group is one of the most successful developers of coastal properties in any market nationwide, including the Texas Gulf Coast, where the value of its beachfront portfolio is unequalled. The firm is dedicated to creating traditional neighborhood developments that provide residents with the highest possible quality of life, while preserving the integrity of the resort landscapes they occupy. By combining living spaces with retail areas in a walkable, connected plan, Sea Oats Group weaves together beautiful places to live, work and play. For more information, visit www.SeaOatsGroup.com. 



Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
The Buzz PR LLC
Salinas, CA
831-747-7455
http://www.CinnamonShore.comSeven Lakeside Cottages Exemplify Coastal Luxury & Community Growth 

Saturday, November 6, 2021

VNA hires Development Fund Manager to Fundraise and develop New Strategic Vision

  Olivia Colombo spent the last five years supporting a local treasure — the Carmel Bach Festival. 

Monterey, CA, November 06, 2021 - Olivia Colombo spent the last five years supporting a local treasure — the Carmel Bach Festival. As Development Manager she had record-breaking fundraising years during her tenure. She specialized in cultivating donor and community relations to support presenting artistically innovative programming that added joy to the Monterey Peninsula.  



Now she hopes to add “joy” to another beloved community non-profit. VNA has hired Colombo as the new Development Fund Manager, reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer, Jane Russo. 

Colombo is responsible for directing all functions of the Development Department including strategic planning, donor and community relationships, communications (internal and external), and overall support to VNA’s fundraising goals and commitments. 

Colombo replaces Tina Del Piero, who served 16 years in the position. Del Piero says, “She is a dynamic, enthusiastic and professional fundraiser that will do great things with the VNA & Hospice.” Colombo brings a drive for fundraising and a passion for health services from her background as a Kinesiology major at Sonoma State University. “VNA is a great organization and very respected in the community,” she said. “Yet we also need to grow and evolve to ensure we continue to provide the best services to the community.” 

Colombo said she will begin connecting with the community to build support and awareness for  VNA. “Everyone should know who we are, the services we offer, and why VNA deserves your support,” she said. “I want to share the more personal side of VNA, to help tell the stories about our amazing staff, volunteers, and patients we serve.” 

Colombo gravitated toward the VNA position because of its dedicated approach to health care and community relationships. “VNA has been around a long time, yet we need to stay modern, fresh, and relevant. It’s always a challenge, but very exciting, and amazing things are to come at VNA.” 

For more information on VNA, visit www.ccvna.com


Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
The Buzz PR LLC
Salinas, CA
831-747-7455
marci@thebuzzpr.net
https://www.ccvna.com

Thursday, October 21, 2021

VNA offers free monthly grief support group to help South County residents create ‘New Beginnings’

  Grieving is a natural part of life, and impacts each individual journey physically, emotionally and spiritually. 

Gonzales, CA, October 21, 2021 — Grieving is a natural part of life, and impacts each individual journey physically, emotionally and spiritually. 

While every loss is unique, VNA & Hospice Grief and Loss Program offers a free monthly support group in South County called New Beginnings that is designed to help participants share, bond and commiserate.  


The program — funded in part by Hospice Giving Foundation, and in partnership with Taylor Farms Family Health & Wellness Center — offers a non-judgmental, fully confidential and supportive environment to share feelings of pain and loss. Individual support is also available, and great efforts are made to reach out to the South County bilingual community. 

The no-cost support group is offered to older adults who have experienced a significant loss of someone in their life. The purpose is to learn about the grieving process and share experiences that help with the emotion of isolation. 

The group meets every third Thursday of the month from 4-5 p.m. at the Taylor Farms Family Health & Wellness Center (850 5th St.,Gonzales), a part of Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System. 

For more information, contact VNA’s Latino Community Outreach Coordinator Elsa M. Malispina, or Spiritual Care Coordinator Osa Massen at (831) 241-3834. 


Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
The Buzz PR LLC
Salinas, CA
831-747-7455
marci@thebuzzpr.net
https://ccvna.com/

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

GBA’s November ‘Ganas’ guests include Stanford star Haley Jones, who led Cardinal to NCAA championship

  Podcast Episodes Available on Apple. 

Salinas, CA, October 20, 2021 — A rising superstar in our midst, Haley Jones has enjoyed quite a career on the basketball court. And she’s only beginning. The Santa Cruz native who led Stanford to the NCAA championship earlier this year will be the featured guest on “Ganas — Leading from the Heart” podcasts for November. 

Designed to inspire today’s youth through unique views and perspectives on life, “Ganas” (which translates to “desire”) is recorded live from the family garage of Jose Gil and Eva Silva, co-founders of Gil Basketball Academy that promotes the sport of basketball in East Salinas through camps, clinics, individual sessions and elite travel teams. But more than that, GBA builds confidence and character in a membership that exceeds 450 local kids ages 4 to 17. 

The “Ganas” podcast officially launched on Sept. 14, 2020, with past episodes available on Apple, or through the GBA website at www.gilbasketballacademy.com. 

On Nov. 1, the podcast welcomes Jones, a highly recruited talent who starred for Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose. The Santa Cruz native was rated the No. 1 player in the country according to both ESPN HoopGurlz and Prospects Nation, and ended up leading the Cardinal to glory as the Final Four MVP. 

On Nov. 15 the guest is former NBA player Tony Farmer, who played professionally in the U.S., France, Italy, Russia and Puerto Rico, and is now a noted entrepreneur and inspirational speaker. 

Finally, the month rounds out on Nov. 29 with guest Jesse Pruitt, the Stanford men’s basketball team assistant coach who this year begins his sixth season on The Farm. 

The idea for a podcast grew from Gil’s growing frustration in not being able to completely connect with and inspire his GBA kids during the pandemic. 

“You have to think outside the box,” said the longtime coach and athletic director at Alisal High School. “I was used to having hundreds of kids together at one time, and now I have to figure out new ways to have an impact.” 

While the couple have little experience in media (and none in podcasting), they invested in the technology needed to turn the family garage into a functioning studio. 

“Ganas” podcasts (including video with guests appearing via Zoom) span 30 to 45 minutes, and include topics such as sports, health, fitness, leadership, community and more.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain
The Buzz PR LLC
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.gilbasketballacademy.com/

Monday, October 18, 2021

Gil Basketball Academy to Celebrate ‘Court Heroes’ at Awards Banquet Set for March 19, 2022

  Sponsorships Now Available to Support Gala Event and Its Cause. 

Salinas, CA, October 18, 2021 — Gil Basketball Academy (GBA) will present its Court Heroes 12th Anniversary Awards Banquet on March 19, 2022, in Salinas. Sponsorships are now available to support this gala event and its cause. 

The Court Heroes Award is given to someone who is heroic, exceptional, respectful and outstanding and in the community. This event includes a live band and DJ, no-host bar, dinner, dancing and silent auction, with prizes ranging from a paint night with Coach Jose Gil to getaway trips, tickets to Disneyland, and much more. 

The awards banquet will be held from 5:30 - 11 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Salinas PAL Center, 100 Howard St., Salinas. Tickets, $65 general and $55 for GBA parents, are available at https://gbacelebratingourheros2022.eventbrite.com . For further information, please contact Coach Gil at 831-710-1499. 

Sponsorship packages are available at a variety of levels, starting with the Presenting Sponsor at $10,000;  $5,000 Gold Sponsor, $2,500 Silver Sponsor, $2,000 Bronze Sponsor;  $1,000 Donor and $500 Sponsor. 

All sponsorship levels includes seating for you and your guests, ad in the event program and other amenities, depending on the level of sponsorship. For example, the Presenting Sponsor will receive three tables of 10/VIP seating, special recognition at event and sign on table with company name, full-page (8.5-inch-by-11-inch) ad in event program, signage throughout the eventand recognition in all printed materials and advertising. The basic level, $500, receives a table for fourand a half-page ad in the event program. 

Ads are also available separately in the event program, starting at $500 for a half-page ad (8.5-inch-by-5-inch). For more information on advertising, contact Marci Bracco Cain at marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com  by Jan. 4, 2022, so that your company can be included in the materials as soon as possible. 

About Gil Basketball Academy

The Gil Basketball Academy was formed to promote the sport of basketball in East Salinas, as well as the overall development of local student-athletes desiring to compete at the highest athletic levels of competition. GBA offers camps, clinics, and individual sessions teaching athletes the skills and techniques of shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding, and defense. The athletes will be coached by Jose Gil and other qualified and experienced coaches. GBA is about teaching not only basketball, but this academy will build confidence and character in all GBA members while having fun. 

The vision of the Gil Basketball Academy was born out of the belief that one of the most effective ways to strengthen a community is for its youth to be surrounded by positive adult role models, positive peer influences, and immersed in meaningful and constructive activities. As such, GBA’s mission is to support the youth of Salinas “Shoot for and Reach” their positive goals by participating in organized basketball camps, clinics, college tours, motivational speaker forums, field trips and trips beyond Salinas. 

GBA’s objective is to target boys and girls as young as 4 all the way to 17 years of age. GBA aims to “hook” kids beginning at a young age and sustain them throughout their schooling years. We also hope to combat obesity and diabetes by providing organized physical activities and promoting healthy eating habits.  At the present time, there are over 450 kids in our academy! 

Using Project Cornerstone’s research-based developmental assets approach as a guiding framework, we also hope to help our youth build the developmental internal and external assets they need in order to grow up to be caring, competent, responsible, and resilient.  The educational component of GBA is what our youth needs at this present time of turmoil.  We truly believe that this year’s homicides in Salinas could have been prevented if a program like ours was in their lives and someone showed them that the community cares about them. 

One of the primary goals is indeed to teach youth about every facet of the game of basketball. The larger goal of GBA is to teach our youth how to become healthy, productive, and contributing citizens of their community by exposing them to life beyond Salinas by offering our World Tours. 

Gil Basketball Academy1522

 Constitution Blvd., Suite 213,

Salinas, CA

(831) 710-1499

www.gilbasketballacademy.com


Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
The Buzz PR LLC
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.gilbasketballacademy.com

Monday, October 11, 2021

Truitt & White Partnership was Forged 75 Years Ago Between Two U.S. Navy Buddies — Anniversary Celebration Kicks Off in October

 Even before they co-founded Truitt & White in 1946, George Truitt and Robert White had forged a partnership as buddies in the U.S. Navy just after World War II. 

Berkeley, CA, October 12, 2021 — Even before they co-founded Truitt & White in 1946, George Truitt and Robert White had forged a partnership as buddies in the U.S. Navy just after World War II.

White called his long partnership with Truitt, who was his commanding officer at the Oakland Naval Supply Center, as "one of the finest partnership arrangements you could ever imagine.” 


Now the company the two men founded is not only celebrating its 75th anniversary in October 2021, but it has become the foremost supplier of building materials, hardware and doors and windows in Northern California. 

Truitt & White boasts more than 70,000 square feet of lumberyard, hardware store, warehouse, and showroom areas, but also something Truitt and White wanted to establish from day one: unmatched customer service. 

The two veterans carefully developed a customer service standard, added staff and quickly established a reputation for quality products, friendly, helpful service, and a professional approach in serving the building professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

In fact, to help its customers get better service, Truitt & White has been well ahead of the retail-technology curve for many years, developing a computer system that would help customers access stock levels and pricing levels in 1988, well before the Internet made it quick and easy for businesses to provide access to information. 

Truitt & White was also early to recognize the potential of a computerized point-of-sale system, which it installed in 1982, well before most bigger retailers. Rather than buying packaged software, Truitt & White hired a developer and created its own from scratch to handle everything from checkout to inventory tracking to handling payroll and billing. 

From its earliest days, Truitt and White showed an unusual resourcefulness when it came to serving its customers.

 The first inventory they gathered for their fledgling lumberyard was military-surplus fencing and tools that White bought at an auction in Stockton. He wasn’t quite sure what they were going to do with two boxcars full of snow fencing, but as luck would have it, there was a huge demand for building supplies after the war and the fencing and other goods they gathered sold quickly in Berkeley. 

Meanwhile Truitt, who had owned three lumberyards in Texas before the war, was able to use his connections in the lumber industry to secure more supplies for the duo’s lumberyard. 

Truitt was also able to obtain a truck, saws, desks and file cabinets, and along with White’s wife Rose, who was an accountant, was able to set up a rudimentary office in a prefabricated fishing cabin they built at Second and Hearst. 

The site is now the location for Truitt & White Window & Door Showroom, although the cabin is long gone! 

From those humble beginnings the company continued to grow and prosper with a combination of innovation and customer service. For example, even before anyone recognized the value of double-pane insulated windows, Truitt & White was already stocking them. Over the years, this steady quality of being one step ahead of the competition allowed its customers to rely on the company to provide the latest and highest-quality products. 

Staying true to its roots, Truitt & White is now a third-generation family-run business with a fourth generation pitching in. Customer families have been coming to Truitt & White for three generations, and nothing means more to the Truitt & White family than loyalty like that. 

Continuing the legacy the two Navy buddies first established 75 years ago is paramount to the Truitt & White family. 

“As a third generation family-owned and operated business, our strong desire to continually improve while retaining the tried and true elements that make us Truitt & White, is still alive today and a source of pride for all of us,” said Warren White. “Just like in our first days as a company, our staff is committed to providing the best quality products and customer service for today’s professional builders.” 

About Truitt & White

Since 1946, Truitt & White has been the Bay Area’s go-to source for high quality building materials, valuable information, and unmatched customer service. With over 70,000 square feet of lumberyard, hardware store, warehouse, and showroom areas, our knowledgeable staff specializes in serving the needs of professional builders and homeowners alike. 

Truitt & White Lumber & Hardware

642 Hearst Ave., Berkeley, CA 94710

Phone: (510) 841-0511

Website: truittandwhite.com

 

Hours:

Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Truitt & White Window and Door Showroom

1831 Second St., Berkeley, CA 94710

Phone: (510) 649-4400

Website: truittandwhite.com

 

Hours:

Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
The Buzz PR LLC
Salinas, CA
831-747-7455
marci@thebuzzpr.net
http://www.truittandwhite.com

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Cinnamon Shore Opens New Phase & Makes Limited Homesites Available on Oct. 9, 2021

  Registered Buyers Get Early Pricing Details, Personalized Assistance & First Choice of Prime Coastal Property

Port Aransas, Texas, September 29, 2021 —Continued interest in Cinnamon Shore’s newest village has prompted this Gulf Coast community’s upcoming property release, with 40 homesites available for the first time on Sat., Oct. 9, 2021. During “Come Home to Cinnamon Shore” Weekend, buyers will have first choice of prime sites in Cinnamon Shore South’s  brand-new phase, which offers new amenities and spectacular locations along a future lake, parks, and scenic, palm-lined  streets. Plus, several new, Gulf-front sites and two sites along a future pond will be available.

See a map of the homesites that will be available HERE.

Buyers must register HERE by Wed., Oct. 6, 2021, to participate, but they do not have to be present to make a site selection. They can work with Cinnamon Shore Realty in advance, receiving pricing, Design Code details, and personalized assistance as they move toward a property decision. Then, on Sat., Oct. 9, 2021, they can simply text or call with their top choice.

“This is a huge opportunity for buyers looking to build on the Texas Coast and for real estate investors,” says Jeff Lamkin, developer of Cinnamon Shore. “This group of homesites has proximity to some exciting, new community features, and it’s one of the last chances for buyers to build in this Gulf-side village.”

This new phase offers sites near these enviable amenities:

·        A 4-acre lake with fishing pavilions and community firepit

·        The largest, resort-style pool in Cinnamon Shore, with renderings unveiled soon

·        Athletic courts for pickleball, basketball, and volleyball

·        A new dune crossover for easy beach access

·        Paver-lined Sundown Court, a gathering place lined with park benches, perfect for visiting and strolling

·        An allĂ©e of palms, creating a grand promenade leading to the beachfront

The advantageous homesites offer buyers the chance to lock in low interest rates ahead of construction. Once they reserve their site on Oct. 9, they can start designing home plans and interiors right away, secure financing for a construction loan, interview builders, and be ready to start building as soon as the plat is final. “Beginning the process now means buyers can get into their new beach homes in the fastest timeframe possible,” says Jodi Peters, managing broker of Cinnamon Shore Realty. “Our agents can walk buyers through every step and introduce them top designers, architects, and lenders. We can help them create a great team for their journey to joining the Cinnamon Shore family.” View the Cinnamon Shore “Designer and Architects” flipbook HERE.

When buyers register to participate, they commit to joining the Preferred Buyers List by putting down a refundable  $5,000 fee that they can put toward the purchase of a site on Oct. 9 or keep in escrow toward a future Cinnamon Shore property purchase. Preferred Buyers receive exclusive news on future property releases, priority pricing details, resale listing previews, customized help from knowledgeable agents, and the first opportunity to make property selections at all property releases.

For more, call Cinnamon Shore Realty at 361-749-1851 or visit cinnamonshore.com/real-estate.

About Cinnamon Shore

Cinnamon Shore is a pedestrian-friendly planned community nestled behind the protective dunes on Mustang Island along the Texas Gulf Coast. It is the first new urbanism development for Sea Oats Group, which is fulfilling its vision of a traditional seaside village with a wide array of amenities and recreational facilities intertwined with beach cottages, luxury villas and vibrant town centers. Now comprised of two communities – the original, Cinnamon Shore North, and its new, 150-acre, Gulf-side expansion, Cinnamon Shore South – every detail of the master plan for both is designed to embrace the natural ambience of Mustang Island and the slow-paced charm of a walkable neighborhood. For more information, visit http://www.CinnamonShore.com, and follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter (@CinnamonShore). 

About Sea Oats Group

Port Aransas-based Sea Oats Group is one of the most successful developers of coastal properties in any market nationwide, including the Texas Gulf Coast, where the value of its beachfront portfolio is unequalled. The firm is dedicated to creating traditional neighborhood developments that provide residents with the highest possible quality of life, while preserving the integrity of the resort landscapes they occupy. By combining living spaces with retail areas in a walkable, connected plan, Sea Oats Group weaves together beautiful places to live, work and play. For more information, visit www.SeaOatsGroup.com.


Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain 
The Buzz PR LLC 
Salinas, CA 
831-747-7455 
marci@thebuzzpr.net 
http://www.CinnamonShore.com

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Love Letter to Carmel Opening Night SOLD OUT Limited Tickets Available for Oct. 6 Full Program and Sponsors Announced

  Tickets are sold out for the Tuesday evening performance of MSO’s outdoor pops concert Love Letter to Carmel at the Forest Theater in Carmel. 

Carmel, CA, September 15, 2021 – Tickets are sold out for the Tuesday evening performance of MSO’s outdoor pops concert Love Letter to Carmel at the Forest Theater in Carmel. Limited seats are available for the Wednesday, October 6, 2021 7:00 PM show. Local singer and actress Malinda DeRouen will delight crowds with her Doris Day tribute, backed up by the full Monterey Symphony orchestra under the baton of Bay Area guest conductor Brad Hogarth. 

MSO would like to thank the sponsors for this event: Carmel Gives, Monterey Private Wealth, Monterey Touring Vehicles, Compass Realty - Oldham Group, Lightspeed Testing, and Deja Vu Carmel. 

The full program is below: 

Alan Silvestri: Theme from The Avengers 

Alan Silvestri: Theme from Back to the Future 

Mark Mancina: Rhapsody in C Major from August Rush 

Bernard Hermann: Vertigo Suite: Prelude, The Nightmare, Scene d'amour 

Richard Adler & Jerry Ross: Overture to the Pajama Game 

Classic tunes and jazz standards from the American Songbook and Doris Day

featuring Malinda DeRouen 

Sentimental Journey

It's Been a Long Long Time

Misty

When I Fall in Love

Secret Love 

Ennio Morricone: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Suite

featuring Malinda DeRouen 

Tickets for Love Letter to Carmel are $40 for general admission and $10 for students, active military, and frontline workers. Tickets are available online at www.montereysymphony.org. 

The Monterey Symphony was founded in 1946 and incorporated in 1947. The Symphony’s mission is to engage, educate and excite our community through the performance and continual discovery of symphonic music. 

For press inquires, contact: Nicola Reilly, Executive Director, nreilly@montereysymphony.org  or 831-645-1131 (Direct). 


Contact:
Marci Bracco
The Buzz PR, LLC.
Salinas, CA
831 747 7455
marci@thebuzzpr.net
http://www.montereysymphony.org

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Artichoke Festival’s ‘Welcome to Your Nightmare’ 2nd Annual Haunted House to be Held Through October

  Ghouls and goblins age 12 and up will enjoy the bone-chilling, skin-crawling thrills of their worst Halloween nightmares at the Artichoke Festival’s 2nd Annual “Welcome to Your Nightmare” Haunted House every Friday and Saturday night, and Halloween Sunday, in October, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center in Monterey. 

Monterey, CA, September 10, 2021 — Ghouls and goblins age 12 and up will enjoy the bone-chilling, skin-crawling thrills of their worst Halloween nightmares at the Artichoke Festival’s 2nd Annual “Welcome to Your Nightmare” Haunted House every Friday and Saturday night, and Halloween Sunday, in October, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center in Monterey. 

The safe, walk-through “Welcome to Your Nightmare” Haunted House will be held from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays and 3 to 9:30 p.m. Saturdays, plus Sunday, Oct. 31, with special themed discount nights: Wear a themed costume for $5-off entry fees, first and second Saturdays only — Saturday, Oct. 2 is Zombie Night; Saturday, Oct. 9 is Witches & Warlocks Night, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, adjacent to the Cardinale & Wright Pumpkin Patch; enter at Gate 7. 

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for active military and seniors 62-plus. A $30 VIP Speed Pass allows guests to skip to the front of the line. Tickets are on sale at artichokefestival.org. Tickets will also be on sale at the event with cash, credit or debit card. 

All guests will be required to follow Monterey County guidance for current COVID-19 safety protocols, with masked ghouls, contactless scares, touchless ticketing options, and a frighteningly large number of hand-sanitizing stations. The Haunted House is not recommended for children under 12, but the Pumpkin Patch welcomes all ages. Parents of children 12 years and under will be required to sign a waiver. No refunds. 

The Haunted House was designed by the Artichoke Festival Committee and Escape Room 831 and hosted by Cardinale & Wright Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Trees, a one-stop shop for all types of pumpkins, gourds, and other harvest-time decor. On select nights, there will be harvest-themed snacks, and arts & crafts activities for families. Sponsors include Bianchi, Kasavan & Pope, LLC; Aladin Properties, LP; Cardinale Moving & Storage; Escape Room 831; iHeart Radio: KDON, KTOM, KOCN, KPRC, and KION PowerTalk; KSBW, ABC, Estrella TV, Mag One Media, and Sturdy Oil. 

About the Artichoke Festival

Throughout the years, the Artichoke Festival has become a primary source of funding for local non-profit groups that depend upon a successful event for their viability. Today, the Artichoke Festival is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that continues the tradition of raising money to give back to the surrounding communities of Castroville, California in a wonderful celebration of the artichoke. Proceeds of this Haunted House fundraising event will benefit nonprofit organizations and programs that serve the greater Castroville community. For more information, go to artichokefestival.org.


Contact:
Marci Bracco
The Buzz PR, LLC.
Salinas, CA
831 747 7455
marci@thebuzzpr.net
http://www.artichokefestival.org

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Best Time of Year at the Beach: Autumn at Cinnamon Shore

  Great Weather, Great Activities, Great Fall Rates 

Port Aransas, Texas, September 08, 2021 - At Cinnamon Shore in Port Aransas, Texas, the beach-going season extends long after Labor Day. And this year, special fall festivals highlight the season, while vacationers can snag some of the Gulf-side resort village’s best rental rates of the year. 

“There’s not a nicer time of year in our little beach town,” says Celeste Edwards, general manager at Cinnamon Shore Vacation Rentals. “It’s cooler with less humidity, but days are warm enough to enjoy our resort pools and the beach, which is less crowded this time of year. Plus, there’s still so much to do for families who stay with us.” 



Cinnamon Shore just released its new fall schedule of activities, including: 

Fitness Classes: Sign up for Yoga on the Beach and Beach Body Burn.

Movies Under the Stars: Watch family-friendly flicks cast to a jumbo screen on the Town Center lawn.

Live Music: Favorite Texas singers and bands perform every weekend in September and October.

Paint & Sip: Popular this summer, this open-air art class held at Town Center continues into the fall.

Cinnamon Shore is a Tarpon Sponsor of Port Aranses’ 2021 Texas SandFest, the largest native-sand sculpture competition in the U.S. Set for Oct. 15-17 on the beach near downtown Port Aransas, the festival features renowned master sand sculptors, amateur sandcastle building, music, vendors, food, and other fun. “We’re proud to support the city’s signature event, which has an international draw,” Edwards says. “Cinnamon Shore guests love SandFest festivities, but they also enjoy coming back to our village for downtime away from the crowds. It makes for the perfect fall beach weekend!” CHECK RENTAL AVAILABILITY. 

Other special fall weekends attracting vacationers this fall include Port A Live Music Fest, Sept. 17-19, with music at venues all over town, including Cinnamon Shore. SEE CINNAMON  SHORE MUSIC LINEUP and the family-friendly Wooden Boat Festival, Oct. 30-31, which coincides with Halloween Fest at Cinnamon Shore on Oct. 30. 

Vacationers can take advantage of great fall rates through Nov. 18, 2021. 

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Beyond that, Thanksgiving attracts families to Cinnamon Shore. On-site favorite Dylan’s Coal Oven Pizzeria will offer a full, Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings for pre-order and pick-up on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25. Then, to kick off the Christmas season, guests can meet St. Nick at Santa’s First Stop, Fri, Nov. 26, on the beach at Cinnamon Shore. “It’s Santa’s last chance to vacation before his busy season,” says Mary Jo Cox, lifestyle director at Cinnamon Shore. 

For more about fall vacations at Cinnamon Shore, see cinnamonshore.com. 

About Cinnamon Shore

Cinnamon Shore is a pedestrian-friendly planned community nestled behind the protective dunes on Mustang Island along the Texas Gulf Coast. It is the first new urbanism development for Sea Oats Group, which is fulfilling its vision of a traditional seaside village with a wide array of amenities and recreational facilities intertwined with beach cottages, luxury villas and vibrant town centers. Now comprised of two communities – the original, Cinnamon Shore North, and its new, 150-acre, Gulf-side expansion, Cinnamon Shore South – every detail of the master plan for both is designed to embrace the natural ambience of Mustang Island and the slow-paced charm of a walkable neighborhood. For more information, visit http://www.CinnamonShore.com , and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@CinnamonShore). 

About Sea Oats Group

Port Aransas-based Sea Oats Group is one of the most successful developers of coastal properties in any market nationwide, including the Texas Gulf Coast, where the value of its beachfront portfolio is unequalled. The firm is dedicated to creating traditional neighborhood developments that provide residents with the highest possible quality of life, while preserving the integrity of the resort landscapes they occupy. By combining living spaces with retail areas in a walkable, connected plan, Sea Oats Group weaves together beautiful places to live, work and play. For more information, visit www.SeaOatsGroup.com


Contact:
Marci Bracco
The Buzz PR, LLC.
Salinas, CA
831 747 7455
marci@thebuzzpr.net
http://www.CinnamonShore.com

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Mee Memorial Healthcare System to celebrate the power of rural’ on Nov. 18 for Rural Health Day

  There are many advantages to living in rural areas, among them less noise, more privacy, a close proximity to nature and a strong sense of community. 

King City, CA, September 01, 2021 — There are many advantages to living in rural areas, among them less noise, more privacy, a close proximity to nature and a strong sense of community. 



As the only comprehensive medical facility within 40 miles of its base in King City, Mee Memorial Healthcare System will celebrate National Rural Health Day with its neighbors on Nov. 18. Each year, the third Thursday in November is set aside to highlight rural communities as wonderful places to live and work, to increase awareness of rural health-related issues, and to promote the efforts of organizations that address these issues. 

This year the theme is “Celebrate the Power of Rural,” with plans to honor the community-minded spirit that prevails in the countryside of America. 

As part of those efforts, Mee Memorial has launched a poster contest that is open to all South Monterey County public and private students from kindergarten to 12th grade. Poster submissions should reflect the 2021 theme.

 Prizes will be awarded to individuals (as well as to classrooms) for first, second and third place. Winners and teachers will be announced and notified on Rural Health Day, Thursday, Nov. 18. 

Entries will be accepted through Friday, November 12th. Students must send a photo or a PDF via email to media@thebuzzpr.net or through the U.S. mail (postmarked on or before November 12th ) to: 1320-B Main St., #235 Salinas, CA 93901-2109. 

An estimated 57 million people — nearly 1 in 5 Americans — live in rural communities throughout the United States. 

Many of these rural communities face a variety of barriers that adversely affect their overall physical, social and mental health status. 

According to the National Rural Health Association, the following statistics help define healthcare challenges in rural areas across the country: 

·        Although 25 percent of Americans live in rural areas, only 10 percent of physicians practice in them.

·        Rural residents tend to have a per capita income that is $9,242 lower than residents in urban areas.

·        Approximately 1 out of 4 rural children live in poverty.

·        Over the past 25-years, more than 500 rural hospitals have closed.

·        Rural residents face greater problems with medical transportation than residents living in urban areas.

·        Approximately 20 percent of rural counties lack not only basic mental health services but any mental health services at all.

·        Approximately 54 percent of rural Americans lack access to high-speed internet. This can make it more difficult for them to access their health information from home.

·        Tobacco use is a significantly higher problem among rural youth than it is urban youth.

·        Rural communities have higher unemployment rates and more uninsured residents, which can result in limited access to healthcare.

·        Rates of diabetes and coronary heart disease are higher in rural areas than urban areas. 

More information:

Mee Memorial Hospital Foundation

300 Canal St., King City, CA 93930

Phone: 831-386-7327

Online: www.meememorial.com


Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
The Buzz PR, LLC.
Salinas, CA
(831) 747-7455
http://www.meememorial.com

 

Monday, August 30, 2021

MONTEREY SYMPHONY announces… Subscriptions on sale starting 9/1/21; New String{s} Theory concert in November 2021; and Love Letter to Carmel tickets are selling out!

 Subscriptions are on sale starting September 1, 2021 for the Monterey Symphony’s 75th Anniversary Season. 

Carmel, CA, August 30, 2021 – Subscriptions are on sale starting September 1, 2021 for the Monterey Symphony’s 75th Anniversary Season. MSO is looking both back and forward by celebrating 75 years of music while finalizing the search for the new Music Director. The search and subscription season will resume beginning February of 2022. The four finalists listed below will conduct a weekend of concerts with the Symphony at Sunset Center in Carmel. Full bios and programs can be found on the MSO’s website.

The finalists will each be joined by a soloist.

DONATO CABRERA (February 19 and 20, 2022) featuring Julian Schwarz, cello

PETER BAY (March 19 and 20, 2022) featuring Simone Porter, violin

JUNG-HO PAK (April 16 and 17, 2022) featuring Rachel Barton Pine, violin

JAYCE OGREN (May 14 and 15, 2022) featuring Philippe Bianconi, piano

Subscriptions include all 4 concerts for either the Saturday evening performances, with a new start time of 7:30 PM, or the Sunday matinee performances at 3:00 PM. Prices range from $176 for Tier 3, $260 for Tier 2, and $340 for Tier 1 seats. More details can be found on MSO’s website under “Tickets/Subscriptions.” Single Tickets go on sale December 15, 2021. All tickets include a Digital Pass to view the concerts remotely from your computer, tablet, or mobile device.

In November, MSO will present String{s} Theory, a string and percussion concert at Sunset Center in Carmel on both Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 3:00 PM. SF Bay area conductor Brad Hogarth will be returning to the stage following his October debut appearance with MSO at the Forest Theater for Love Letter to Carmel. The concert hall capacity will be reduced by 50% to accommodate social distancing. MSO’s health and safety protocols can be found on their website under “Your Visit.”

Tickets are almost sold out for MSO’s outdoor pops concert Love Letter to Carmel at the Forest Theater in Carmel on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 and Wednesday, October 6, 2021 both at 7:00 PM. The concert includes works from Back to the Future, Vertigo, Doris Day song selections, Clint Eastwood movie themes and many more! Local singer and actress Malinda DeRouen will delight crowds with her Doris Day tribute, backed up by the full Monterey Symphony orchestra under the baton of guest conductor Brad Hogarth.

Tickets for both String{s} Theory and Love Letter to Carmel are not part of the MSO Subscription Season that starts in February 2022. Single tickets are available now at $40 for general admission and $10 for students, active military, and frontline workers. At this time, students under the age of 12 will be not be allowed at the November concerts. Monterey Symphony will require a fully vaccinated audience for all indoor performances.

Tickets are available online at www.montereysymphony.org.

The Monterey Symphony was founded in 1946 and incorporated in 1947. The Symphony’s mission is to engage, educate and excite our community through the performance and continual discovery of symphonic music.

For press inquires, contact: Nicola Reilly, Executive Director, nreilly@montereysymphony.org  or 831-645-1131 (Direct)

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
The Buzz PR, LLC.
Salinas, CA
(831) 747-74555
http://www.montereysymphony.org

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Monterey Symphony Releases Four More Episodes of Music to your Ears Education Series

  The Monterey Symphony is releasing four new episodes of Music To YOUR Ears on Monday August 9th in conjunction with the start of the new school year.

Carmel/Monterey, CA, August 04, 2021 - The Monterey Symphony is releasing four new episodes of Music To YOUR Ears on Monday August 9th in conjunction with the start of the new school year. Music To YOUR Ears is an open-source virtual education series. The first four episodes were released in April 2021 and are still available. Each episode highlights one of the Symphony’s Balcony Sessions that were recorded this past year at the various shuttered venues throughout the peninsula.

Episode 5: Alone features the world-premiere of the award-winning performance of ‘Alone’ for Solo Violin, Live EFX, and Electronica by the Emmy-award winning MSO composer-in-residence John Christopher Wineglass. The piece is performed by MSO’s concertmaster Christina Mok and is filmed with the empty Sunset Center seats as a backdrop.
Episode 6: A “Suite” Musical Offering features MSO cellist Isaac Pastor-Chermak at the Winfield Art Gallery in Carmel. Pastor-Chermak plays a stunning Bach suite with the paintings and statues as his only audience members.

Episode 7: Making Music at Home features MSO’s Principal flautist Dawn Walker, cellist Mark Walker, and MSO’s executive Director Nicola Reilly in the gorgeous and newly renovated Pacific Grove Library.

Episode 8: Holiday Cheer celebrates local singer, songwriter, and actress Malinda DeRouen and her new Christmas song and music video Christmas This Year. 

In a regular season, the Monterey Symphony would host nearly 10,000 students at their Monday morning youth concerts at the Sunset Center in Carmel and Sherwood Hall in Salinas. With this type of field trip not being offered this year, the Symphony had to answer the challenging question of how to engage students in a safe and meaningful way. MSO hopes to reach even more students in the community this year by providing virtual content directly to educators and students. The Monterey Symphony is following through with their commitment to accessibility by offering all of the content free-of-charge as well as with language options in both Spanish and English.

Music To YOUR Ears combines the fun animation style of local artist Rory Glass, the artistic excellence of the MSO musicians, with the high quality filming and sound engineering of local documentary filmmaker Douglas Mueller. The videos are narrated by musicologist and MSO Assistant Principal horn player Dr. Alicia Mastromonaco.

Music To YOUR Ears is available online at https://www.montereysymphony.org/music-to-your-ears.htm

Episodes can be viewed online directly or downloaded and shared. All episodes are available with both English and Spanish closed captions. Each Episode includes three corresponding worksheets in both English and Spanish that are available to download and print from the website listed above. The Symphony office will also print and mail worksheets to teachers upon request. 

The Music To YOUR Ears program has been sponsored by Harden Foundation, PG and E, The Arts Council for Monterey County, Jo-Ann and Russell Hatch, and the Schuyler Family Foundation, with special thanks to MY Museum. 

The Monterey Symphony was founded in 1946 and incorporated in 1947. The Symphony’s mission is to engage, educate and excite our community through the performance and continual discovery of symphonic music.

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
The Buzz PR, LLC.
Salinas, CA
(831) 747-74555
https://www.montereysymphony.org