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A Big Anniversary for PoemsToGo


Providence, Rhode Island (PRWEB) August 07, 2014

PoemsToGo, the world leader in writing original poems, speeches, and toasts (all of them based on input received from each customer), announced a significant milestone on August 3: They wrote their 500th anniversary poem.

PoemsToGo (PTG) was established in 2001 by Amy Miller, the company’s president. “We serve all kinds of customers worldwide,” Miller said, “and for every kind of occasion,” she added. That includes retirements, birthdays, weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, graduations, condolences, friendship and much more.

It’s fitting that the 500th anniversary poem was written for an Australian couple who were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Fitting because PoemsToGo is indeed a worldwide service, providing creative, heartwarming, funny, and utterly unforgettable verse or prose for customers in over 38 nations across the globe.

It’s fitting in another way, too. As Miller points out, “our very first order ever was a 50th anniversary poem — for a couple in Miami.”

Wedding anniversary poems for parents and 50th anniversary poems for grandparents are perennially popular items at PTG. Of course, they’re not just in business to write up golden anniversaries. “We do a lot of 1st year anniversary poems,” too, said Miller. “We’ve done just about every anniversary for our customers,” she said, including a 75th wedding anniversary verse commissioned by the loving couple’s great grandchildren!

No matter what kind of poem, speech or toast PoemsToGo customers order (including “special orders” which PTG is happy to entertain upon request), Miller guarantees everyone surprisingly affordable prices, an easy ordering process, quick, responsive service, and a truly unforgettable end result.

“We aim to please in every way,” says Miller, acknowledging that “our 500th wedding anniversary poem is a real accomplishment.” But the company, she says, is only just beginning to fulfill a promise to serve people across the globe. “We’re planning on doing a lot more Mum and Dad anniversary poems, as well as ones for grandma and grandpa, your favorite friends, your kids or anybody,” she added. “It’s my goal,” said Miller, “to be writing our 1000th wedding anniversary verses – and work anniversary messages – in the next couple of years.”

For more information on PoemsToGo, including real examples of original poems, speeches, and toasts that PTG has created for customers worldwide, please visit http://www.poemstogo.tv.

Contact Amy Miller, President

PoemsToGo

http://www.Poemstogo.tv

amy (at) poemstogo (dot)tv

508-330-0028







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Farrah’s Florist, Local Santa Monica Florist Launches New Website for Same Day Delivery & Online Ordering


Santa Monica (PRWEB) October 17, 2012

Farrah’s Florist, the Teleflora award winning florist shop and ecommerce retailer, today announced the launch of the newly re-designed Farrah’s Florist’s Web site.

“Online flower ordering means that we can offer our services to Web customers 24/7,” says Moayedi. “We don’t add service fees for ordering flowers online.” Online customers can also call the shop at any time to discuss their orders. “We want our customers to know that the new web site is an extension of our Santa Monica flower shop, they can expect the same high quality service they’ve received from Farrah’s Florist since 1955.”

“We’re very pleased with the new Web site,” says owner Farrah Moayedi. “Farrah’s Florist has been serving Southern California since 1955, we’ve established a strong reputation for the best quality and customer service. The new Web site reflects the same level of service we offer in our retail store.”

You can shop for Corporate Accounts, Anniversary Flowers, Birthdays, Christmas/New Year, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day , Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, New Baby, Sympathy, Valentine’s day collections, online at FarrahFlorist.com. You’ll find a lot of other great floral gifts too, including Plant Gifts, Orchids and Rose Arrangements.

Farrah’s Florist offers wide variety of wedding flowers and bouquets for your ceremony and reception. The wedding collection enables brides and grooms to view and get the idea from the hundreds of wedding flower product images before visiting the retail store for a personal wedding consultation. Couples can easily get a sense of flower colors, designs and wedding products, narrow down their choices or even purchase wedding flowers on-line from the comfort of their home.

Farrah’s Florist offers a limited time promotion to appreciate the customers for their patronage and loyalty, order 5 times and the 6th order will be free.







Celebrate! Party Showcase in Westchester November 18 – Fresh Ideas for Planning a Wedding, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Milestone Birthday Party or Other Big Celebration


Westchester, NY, Fairfield, CT, Rockland, NY, New York Metro (PRWEB) November 13, 2012

Celebrate! Party Showcase, now in its 21st year, will take place at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown on Sunday November 18, 2012 from noon until 4:00 pm. Admission is free and according to Sheri Lapidus, Director of Celebrate Party Showcase hosted by Davler Media, more than 70 vendors will be on hand to highlight the newest and hottest ideas for planning a wedding, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16 or any other important celebration.

“Visitors to Celebrate! Party Showcase are often looking for that special idea or spark to make their engagement party, wedding, Sweet 16, anniversary celebration, milestone birthday party, or Bar Mitzvah unique and different,” stated Lapidus. Vendors, suppliers and New York tri-state area party venues will be available to discuss party planning tips as well as how to choose the ideal event location. “Celebrate! offers a highly efficient way to obtain exciting new ideas and information thanks to so many vendors all in one place.” The organization recently hosted Celebrate! Party Showcase in Melville, Long Island which attracted over 1000 attendees.

Organizations participating this year are from all over the NY metro region, many from Westchester, several from Fairfield, while others are coming from Rockland, Bergen and Manhattan. Attendees will get fresh ideas on party favors and gifts, entertainment options, new concepts in photography and videography, as well as fun and creative catering ideas. Businesses interested in showcasing their products and services should contact Sheri Lapidus 646-652-7512.

Attendees will also be able to pick up a copy of the new Mitzvah Project Planning Guide. The 16 page guide is filled with resources and information for kids preparing for their Mitzvah Project in the year of their Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Celebrate! Party Showcase will take place at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown on Sunday November 18, 2012 from noon until 4:00 pm. Admission is free. To register and find out what’s hot in party planning, visit http://www.celebrateshowcase.com.

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Annual Easter Events Planned at Callaway Gardens


Pine Mountain, GA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014

Enjoy Easter weekend with your family this year at Callaway Gardens® during the weekend of April 19-20, 2014. As in years past, Callaway Gardens has family-friendly activities planned for the whole weekend.

Family Activities

All ages are invited to participate in the Easter Egg Hunts on Saturday, April 19, from Noon to 5 p.m. on the lawn at Robin Lake Beach. Guests of all ages should bring an Easter basket and set out to find thousands of candy eggs, along with some very special prize eggs. The Easter Bunny will visit from Noon to 5 p.m. with whom boys and girls can have their Easter photo taken. The children can also enjoy the other festivities including the egg hunts, a DJ, face painting, balloon artist, sidewalk chalk art and more. Egg hunts are free with admission to Callaway Gardens.

The annual Easter Sunrise Service will be Sunday, April 20, at 7 a.m. on the ski pavilion on the west-side of Robin Lake Beach. Marc Pritchett of R.U.S.H. Ministries and Mountain View Baptist Church of Thomaston, Ga., will deliver the Easter Sunday message. The natural beauty of Callaway Gardens during the early morning hours serves as a magnificent backdrop to this service and beautiful music. Admission is free prior to 8 a.m. Guests should enter through the Beach gate on U. S. Hwy. 27.

Enjoy These Options for Easter Lunch

After the Sunrise Service, guests can enjoy one of Callaway Gardens’ popular Easter meals choosing from dozens of delicious selections. The Callaway Gardens culinary team will have something to please every palate with choices from salt roasted prime rib of Angus Beef and Cajun spiced mahi mahi to roasted chicken with spring onions and sherry as well as a variety of other delectable brunch items. Guests may indulge themselves with desserts featuring peach crisp, sweet potato pie, pecan pie, New York Cheesecake and more.

The Easter Buffet in the Mountain Creek Inn Ballrooms will be from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $ 34.95* per adult. A children’s buffet will be available for $ 17.95* for children 6 to 12 years of age. For ballroom reservations, please call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) ext. 6832 or 706-663-6832.

The Gardens Restaurant will offer an Easter meal from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests may choose an appetizer, entrée and dessert from a prix fixe Easter menu for $ 50* per adult and $ 30* for children age 6 to 12. A special menu for children ages 5 and younger will be available. For reservations, please call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) ext. 6734 or 706-663-6734.

Details on Easter weekend are available online at http://www.callawaygardens.com/Easter.

Callaway Gardens is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Callaway Gardens’ special event admission for Celebrate Spring! is $ 25/adult; $ 12.50/child (ages 6-12); and children 5 and under are admitted for free. Tax is included. Most activities occur from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. A small fee may be charged for some activities. An Annual Pass is a great way to enjoy Callaway Gardens’ many events and seasons. For more information, visit http://www.callawaygardens.com/annualpass.

Make your reservations for Callaway Gardens’ Celebrate Spring! weekends by calling 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) or visiting http://www.callawaygardens.com. Overnight lodging, including in the renovated Mountain Creek Inn, is available for those interested in a quick getaway.

Callaway Gardens is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus. For additional information, visit http://www.callawaygardens.com or call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292).

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*Taxes and gratuities are additional.

Easter Egg Hunt Schedule

1 p.m. Toddlers to 3-year-olds

2 p.m. 4- to 5-year-olds; 6- to 8-year-olds; 9- to 11-year-olds

3 p.m. 12- to -18-year-olds and Parents/Seniors

About Callaway Gardens

For 60 years, Callaway Gardens has provided “a place of relaxation, inspiration and a better understanding of the living world” for millions of visitors. Owned and operated by the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, Callaway Gardens includes a garden, resort, preserve and residential community on 6,000 acres in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Highlights include a zip line/obstacle course, butterfly conservatory, horticultural center, discovery center, chapel, inland beach, nature trails and special events throughout the year.

In addition, Callaway Gardens offers nearly 80,000 square feet of meeting space, 684 guest rooms, restaurants, shops, golf, tennis, fishing and more.

Five unique, close-knit residential communities – with custom home sites, lakefront properties and cottages on the golf course – offer an ideal home away from home or full-time residence.

Callaway Gardens is home to a forest preserve which is under conservation easement. This conserved, sustainably-managed land is used for biological studies and environmental education programs.







Northampton Valley Country Club Up For Best Venue On Philly Hot List

(PRWEB) August 14, 2013

Northampton Valley Country Club is proud to announce that they will be up for the “Best Venue” award on Philadelphia’s Hot List. They are overjoyed at all of the kind words all of their guests and customers have had to say about their experience with Northampton Valley Country Club. The Philly’s Hot List began voting earlier this summer where they asked individuals to share tips about the venue, food, and service for any weddings in Bucks County that they have been in attendance at this venue. With both indoor and outdoor ceremonies available, couples have the opportunity to choose the setting where they would like, to say their vows and make that everlasting promise to one another.

Rebecca M. left a helpful tip on the Philly Hot List page stating, “Had a month and a half to plan my wedding. The staff and managers were very accommodating and worked well with us to have the most beautiful day of our life. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day. The food was great, the DJ they recommended was terrific. It was perfect!!!” Northampton Valley Country Club is pleased at the comments and votes from their previous guests and is anticipating the final outcome in September. They have been able to provide brides with flexible menus, and affordable vendors to make the evening unforgettable.

For those who went to wedding receptions in Bucks County, PA, at Northampton Valley, or are a member of the country club, those who work at Northampton Valley Country Club would like to give a special thanks to the passionate customers who voted for Northampton Valley as Best Venue for 2013. The Sklar family who have retained steady ownership of the 50 year old country club, value each and every one of their customers. They are proud to be up for such a prestigious award as Best Venue this summer. For more information visit the Philly Hot List or their Facebook page for more details on how and where to vote for Northampton Valley Country Club.

About the Company:

Northampton Valley Country Club was founded in 1963. They will be celebrating their 50th anniversary this year with steady ownership by the Sklar family. Northampton Valley Country Club invites all the members and clients to reserve this lovely venue for a memorable celebration such as an outdoor Bucks County wedding, reception ceremony, indoor wedding ceremony, bar mitzvah, corporate events and special events of all kinds. Aside from the typical celebrations they are also are a public and semi-private golf course that is open to all of the surrounding residents, businesses and families.

To find out more visit http://www.nvgc.com/.







Vendors in Michigan, North Carolina, California, New York and Massachusetts to Be Featured on the PartyPOP.com Online Network


(PRWEB) May 23, 2012

PartyPOP.com recently announced free wedding invitations and an RSVP website for any engaged couple in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The company has re-purposed their 2012 marketing budget in hopes of building brand awareness and loyalty. According to reports from within the Southern California based company, it’s working.

PartyPOP.com features over 2 million highly accomplished and professional companies in the event planning industry. Some of these companies include Deb’s Keep Sake Wedding Store, Masserman Photography, Granny Niece’s Ice Cream Truck, Aesthetics by Irina – Day Spa and Salon, Posh N’ Polished and Photography by Scott Levine.    

Deb’s creates a virtual shopping experience as though customers are walking through their favorite wedding boutique or gift store. Deb’s is dedicated to providing the latest wedding styles and event trends. It is a great convenience to shop for bride and groom wedding cake toppers, wedding accessories, supplies, tiaras, wedding flutes and gift items in the comfort of the home at all hours.

Deb’s online Keepsake Wedding Accessory & Gift Store offers a large selection of top brand name items, competitive prices, low shipping cost and free personalization on many items. Deb feels customer service is vital so there is an actual person answering phone calls without the long list of prompts and quick personal email responses. Also, Deb’s Keepsake Wedding Store offers Gown Preservation Kits and bridal bouquet preservation which typically is not offered with most online wedding accessory store. A free personal consultation with Deb is part of the bridal bouquet preservation service. Shop at Deb’s for convenient online shopping with the newest wedding accessory trends and styles and personal service. More information can be found at http://www.partypop.com/v/3549830.

Masserman Photography located in Keego Harbor, Michigan, specializes in wedding photography and family portraits. The company also serves Oakland County, Macomb County and Gennessee County. Brian Masserman has long been established as a photographic expert. His company “Masserman Photography” has been in business since 1991. His love for people and photography allows him to keep the passion going every day. He enjoys being an all purpose photographer, which allows him to accept new and different challenges daily and stay up to date with the ever changing technology.

Brian enjoys shooting weddings, families, children, celebrations, seniors, modeling, commercials and restorations to name a few. Currently, Brian is a member of the Detroit Professional Photographers Association, the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International and Professional Photographers of America. These organizations have helped him to achieve the essential training, ethical standards and overall professionalism that clients will appreciate. More detailed information can be found online at http://www.partypop.com/v/3778042.

Granny Niece’s Ice Cream Truck serves Wilmington, North Carolina. With nearly 30 different ice cream categories to choose from including cones, ice cream big cookie sandwiches, sundaes, pushups, popsicles, and bars , Granny Niece’s Ice Cream Truck makes sure everyone has exactly what they enjoy. Children’s characters like Sponge Bob, Dora the Explorer, and Spiderman are available with more traditional snacks as well. Owned and operated by Denise Kennedy (Granny Niece), the ice cream truck caters birthday parties, office parties, weddings, summer camps, and any special event. More information can be found online at http://www.partypop.com/v/4387829.

Aesthetics by Irina – Day Spa and Salon serves Long Beach, California. The company provides massage therapy, bodywork, skin treatments, body treatments, waxing, makeup and nail care. Products include dermalogica, Jane Iredale and Clyton Shagal. Customers can get detailed information on the website on how products and services work. More information can be found online at http://www.partypop.com/v/3501554.

Posh N’ Polished offers mobile children’s spa parties and special occasion up do’s and styles to Long Island, New York. The company has various packages to choose from and can customize parties to fit customer’s desires. Created for ages 4 to 14, Posh N’ Polished spa party for girls are great for birthdays, girl scouts, fundraisers, block parties or just a good time. The staff specializes in Up Do’s and Elegant Styles for any special affair e.g. Weddings, Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet Sixteen’s, Communions or even a night out on the town. All parties, including at home spa parties include invitations and goodie bags. More information can be found online at http://www.partypop.com/v/4380517.

Photography by Scott Levine serves Boston, Massachusetts and specializes in wedding photography, bar /bat mitzvahs, portraits, executives, real estate and commercial photography. Scott Levine became fascinated by photography at an early age. By age 16, he was already photographing portraits in the studio and learning wedding photography. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology and earned both an AAS in Applied Photographic Science and BFA in Illustrative Commercial Photography.

For over two decades, Scott has been creating photography for weddings, portrait and commercial assignments in a relaxed and elegant fashion. He considers each assignment a fresh canvas to communicate client’s ideas and emotions through his photography in a fun and exciting way, into something visually delightful, exceeding their expectations. More information can be found online at http://www.partypop.com/v/1383554.

About PartyPOP.com: the largest party, wedding and event planning online network:

Before the Internet era, the professionals at PartyPOP.com were successful hands-on party planners and special event producers. For more than a decade PartyPOP has translated 30 years of party planning experience onto the Internet. Millions of vendors are listed on the network consisting of 60+ websites and tens of millions of customers have used the network to plan their parties, weddings and events. PartyPOP.com also provides party and event related tips, themes and ideas, as well as a free full wedding planning software called Seating Arrangement.

About Free Printed Invitations by PartyPOP.com:

PartyPOP provides every bride and groom across the USA, Canada and the U.K. with free beautifully designed wedding invitations, printed on 80lbs card stock paper with matching envelopes and wedding website. Even door to door shipping is included at no cost. There are no hidden fees, no obligations to buy and no strings attached!







LUMAS CHARITY AUCTION: Heal the World through Art


New York, NY / Berlin, Germany (PRWEB) November 22, 2012

With its online charity auction, Heal the World through a Piece of Art, LUMAS would like to set an example and help those people affected by natural disasters and wars which cause untold suffering and misery around the world. In partnership with artnet Auctions, LUMAS is auctioning 16 sold-out pieces from the LUMAS portfolio. LUMAS will donate 100% of the proceeds to three established and trusted charity organizations to ease the suffering caused by Hurricane Sandy (American Red Cross), the civil war in Syria (UNICEF), and the war in the Nuba Mountains in Sudan (Cap Anamour).

The 16 works included in the sale are among the most sought after, sold-out works from the portfolio. Each work offered will be the last number in the edition. Included among the works are prints by Joseph Beuys, Wolfgang Joop, Michel Comte, and Robert Lebeck.

LUMAS CHARITY AUCTION: Heal the World through Art is live on artnet Auctions from November 21 to 28 at http://www.artnet.com/auctions/lumas-charity-sale.

For more information about this sale, please contact artnet Auctions specialists:

Christopher Sweet

Senior Specialist, Photographs

+1-212-497-9700 ext. 165

CSweet(at)artnet(dot)com


Register to bid on artnet Auctions: https://www.artnet.com/auctions/register-to-bid
View all lots: http://www.artnet.com/auctions/all-artworks/

Media Contact:

To receive further information and images, or to arrange interviews, members of the media may contact:

Elizabeth Reina-Longoria or Deirdre Maher

+1-212-675-1800

Elizabeth(at)bluemedium(dot)com or Deirdre(at)bluemedium(dot)com

About LUMAS

LUMAS has created a new space for art, which offers young collectors and all art lovers a diverse selection of works by over 160 established artists and emerging newcomers. At 18 galleries in Germany, SoHo New York, Zurich, London, Paris, and Vienna, more than 1,400 works are available as original photographs in editions of 75 to 150, signed by the artist. These editions allow LUMAS to offer affordable prices between US$ 100 and 800. LUMAS makes museum-quality art photography affordable for everyone.

About artnet:

artnet is the leading resource for the international art market. Online since 1995, artnet is host to approximately 2 million visitors each month and provides reliable information and market transparency to art collectors, galleries, auction houses, museums, and investors alike.

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Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa of Long Island Expands Their Corporate Wellness Chair Massage and Mobile Spa Services


Commack, New York (PRWEB) November 27, 2012

The expansion of Corporate Massage Services at Hands On Mobile Spa has been prompted by Super Storm Sandy. The extreme weather has led to extreme stress and an extreme amount of aches and pains. Companies such as National Grid, an international electricity and gas company, have been calling Hands On Mobile Spa to help their employees get through the huge amount of hours and stress that they have been working under. In order to accommodate the increase in business, Hands On has added additional staff, services and information on their services. The company is now reaching out to local businesses and offering “Instant Mood-Shifter” Sessions. Typical Chair Massage is only part of the services offered. These sessions can show an instant return on investment. Increased productivity and morale, in addition to reduced stress are just a few of the proven effects of massage.

For Marla Kaplan-Pelle, owner of the Day Spa, the recent storm had the effect of speeding up the process of expanding the corporate division of mobile services. Although corporate mobile services have been available for the past few years, it has always taken a back burner to services offered at the storefront location. The company has now refocused their attention to the great need of offering massage to the masses. Simply put, there are a whole range of unique leadership and communication challenges that will remain for months, if not years, as a result of Hurricane Sandy.  Kaplan-Pelle states that “Business owners and human resource managers are reaching out to Hands On in order to reduce the significant personal, emotional, financial, social and physical toll that has been taken on their staff. They want to make a difference in the lives of their staff. Companies also understand the importance of employees’ physical & mental resilience. We are working together with local companies to help keep Long Island, “Strong Island!” she continues.”The people of Long Island have truly been devastated on many different levels due to Hurricane Sandy. But, we keep moving forward! That’s what Strong Islanders do! We at Hands On, look forward to being part of the repair process.”

Bringing massage into the corporate environment is not a new idea. Companies big and small have discovered the benefits of wellness in the workplace. They are using massage as a way to attract and keep employees, while also keeping them productive. Increasing employee productivity, promoting employee good will and setting that company apart from its competitors are all powerful incentives to bring in massage services.

Hands On offers unique stress- buster chair massages to businesses. The company offers “Mell-ow Shots” which brings mini aroma massages and the spa environment, including music, candles, décor, etc. to the business. These massages takes place on regular chairs, saving time between clients. Most people are more comfortable in this type of surrounding. Companies only need to provide a space for them to set up shop. Break rooms, conference rooms, empty cubicles – anywhere that employees can be sent for a few minutes of relaxing Chair Massage Therapy, will be perfect.

Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa has been serving the Commack Community since 2000. Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy is a recognized leader in Advanced Medical Massage in Suffolk County, Long Island. They are a Recommended Community Provider for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Medical Massage is often the answer regarding Pain, Injury and Disease. Hands On offers Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Massage, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Manual Lymph Drainage and much more. The Spa Services Division offers spa treatments such as facials, skincare, microdermabrasion, body treatments, permanent makeup and para-medical cosmetics. The Wellness Day Spa has an extensive Couples Spa Date Menu. Spa Parties are a specialty. An array of services and packages are available for both on and off-site. Mobile services include bringing the day spa to the doorstep at home, venue or corporate function. Common events include Bachelorette Parties, Showers, Birthdays, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16s, Corporate Events and Tradeshows. Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy claims it’s Licensed Massage Therapists and Estheticians provide clients with the ultimate experience in attention, service and care.

Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa

Marla Kaplan-Pelle, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Lymphatic Therapist, Director

208 Commack Road, Commack, NY 11725

631.462.4263







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Pets Best Releases Annual List of Bizarre Summer Pet Insurance Claims


Boise, Idaho (PRWEB) June 03, 2014

Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC (Pets Best), a leading nationwide pet insurance agency, today released its annual list of the most bizarre pet insurance claims submitted to the agency during the summer seasons. Since the agency opened in 2005, rambunctious canines have generated a wide range of surprising claims during the warmer months of the year.

“Dogs are often exposed to a wide range of risks during the summer months, as they spend more time outdoors and are exposed to potentially dangerous elements and materials,” said Dr. Jack Stephens, president and founder of Pets Best. “While we encourage pet owners to carefully monitor their pets, it is also important to be financially prepared for veterinary emergencies. For many families, pet insurance plays a valuable role in significantly reducing out-of-pocket expenses for veterinary care.”

Below are five of the most unusual summer-related claims Pets Best has processed recently:

Can’t Handle the Tote

Tote bags can carry many delicious treats to a summer picnic, so it was surprising that Tony, a 10-year-old golden retriever from Illinois, decided the tote bag itself was more enticing than anything inside of it. The dog gobbled the handle of a canvas tote bag, but luckily, he arrived at a local veterinary clinic within 45 minutes of eating the unusual item. When a veterinarian induced vomiting, the entire tote bag handle came back up. Although Tony recovered, the tote bag might not make it to the next picnic.

Curse of the Honeycomb

While most pet owners are aware that bees can pose a danger to their pets, the honeycombs bees create can also lead to troubling situations for four-legged family members. While a honeycomb may look appetizing, the treat wasn’t so sweet for Jordan, a 1-year-old Irish terrier from Washington. After devouring a honeycomb, Jordan experienced vomiting and was rushed to a veterinary clinic. Abdominal X-rays were taken and Jordan received fluids to treat his symptoms. The young pooch was placed under observation and then sent home.

Blister in the Belly

Blisters are often a nuisance during the warmer months of the year, when people engage in demanding outdoor activities such as hiking and yard work. J, a Labrador retriever from Colorado, tried a different approach to treating the issue by eating an entire package of blister medication. As a result, she required veterinary treatment that included abdominal X-rays, an intravenous catheter to administer fluids and pain medication, and an endoscopy procedure to safely remove the item. While the vet bill reached $ 1,057.50, Pets Best provided J’s owner with a reimbursement of $ 861.75.

Sandwich Surprise

Willow, a 5-year-old Scottish deerhound, decided to partake in his family’s picnic by devouring a sandwich when no one was looking. Unfortunately, Willow didn’t notice the toothpick in the sandwich, which he swallowed along with the rest of the food. After an emergency trip to a veterinarian, Willow was well enough to recover from the sharp snack at home, where he received medication while his owners monitored his condition. Willow’s veterinary bill was $ 935.37, and Pets Best provided a reimbursement of $ 803.16.

Toxic Trail Mix

Although trail mix is a popular snack for hikers and campers across the world, many of its ingredients are toxic to dogs. Meadow, a 7-year-old Bernese mountain dog in Colorado, learned this the hard way when she ate a large bag of trail mix containing raisins, macadamia nuts and chocolate chips, all of which are toxic to canines. Afterward, she received an urgent care examination and an apomorphine injection before being sent home to recover.

Pets Best offers a variety of pet insurance plans covering a wide range of accidents and illnesses dogs can experience throughout the year. The BestBenefit plan covers the diagnosis and treatment of hundreds of accidents and illnesses. The Accident Only plan covers veterinary treatment for accidents, including exams, X-rays, surgeries and hospitalizations. For more information about the plans offered by Pets Best, please visit http://www.petsbest.com.

About Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC

Dr. Jack L. Stephens, president of Pets Best, founded pet insurance in the U.S. in 1981 with a mission to end euthanasia when pet owners couldn’t afford veterinary treatment. Dr. Stephens went on to present the first U.S. pet insurance policy to famous television dog Lassie. Pets Best provides coverage for dogs and cats and is the only veterinarian founded and operated pet insurance agency in the United States. Dr. Stephens leads the Pets Best team with his passion for quality pet care and his expert veterinary knowledge. He is always available to answer questions regarding veterinarian medicine, pet health and pet insurance. The Pets Best team is a group of pet lovers who strive to deliver quality customer service and value. Visit http://www.petsbest.com for more information.

Pet insurance coverage offered and administered by Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC is underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company, a Delaware insurance company. Independence American Insurance Company is a member of The IHC Group, an organization of insurance carriers and marketing and administrative affiliates that has been providing life, health, disability, medical stop-loss and specialty insurance solutions to groups and individuals for over 30 years. For information on The IHC Group, visit: http://www.ihcgroup.com. Additional insurance services administered by Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC are underwritten by Prime Insurance Company. Some existing business is underwritten by Aetna Insurance Company of Connecticut. Each insurer has sole financial responsibility for its own products.

Pets Best is a proud member of the North America Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA).

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Northampton Valley Country Club Now Offers New Spectacular Features For Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

(PRWEB) December 24, 2012

Northampton Valley Country Club is famous for its wedding venues in Bucks County and Bar/Bat Mitzvah venue that caters to an individual’s specific wants and desires by allowing couples and families to customize the ballrooms by adding their own personal touches to the rooms. Northampton Valley now offers the latest cutting edge trends in the industry by continuing to add more features and options for their clients when it comes to wedding venues in Pennsylvania along with other special events such as a Bar/Bat Mitzvahs.

Over the last few months, Northampton Valley Country Club has added several decorative enhancements including up lighting. The up lighting is a fantastic way to add that touch of color to one’s wedding or Bar/Bat Mitzvah in the most elegant way. Having any color of their choice spread out throughout the ballroom under each of the wall sconces really brings a warm, rich splash of color to a couple’s wedding reception in PA. Adding a more bold color is popular with Bar/Bat Mitzvah customers. They like the “club” feel of the fun, bold colors, especially on the dance floor. Photographers love that splash of color in the room; it provides a nice backdrop for those room shots. Another lovely enhancement is table side wine service. Over the course of the last few weeks a few couples decided on making their wedding reception a bit more formal by adding a wine service before the main entrée was served. Before each guest is served the main course servers offered a red and a white wine of the guest choosing. This is a special touch and is sure to add a hint of elegance that will make one’s big day extra special.

Another way to customize and make a party their own is by taking advantage of the multitude of upgrades that NVCC has to offer. A cocktail hour can be loaded with special touches including a sushi station, a chilled raw bar, and the very popular “make it yourself” mashed potato station. These would also be great for wedding receptions in PA for couples that are looking for something different other than traditional after parties. The sushi station included tuna, eel, yellow tail, California rolls and many toppings such as soy sauce, spicy mayo and wasabi. The table was carefully decorated in an Asian theme, which brought an upscale element to the party. The center of attention during the cocktail hour was the raw bar. Located in front of the large windows looking out across the golf course was an impressive spread of various types of seafood. The raw bar included a towering display of jumbo shrimp, cherry stone clams on the half shell, snow crab claws, oysters on the half shell, and jumbo shrimp layered in stacked bowls of ice. The focal point of this impressive display was the custom I Pod ice carving in the center of the table. Green up lights beamed through the sculpture really bringing it to life as guests enjoyed the seafood displayed in the ice bed below.

Another stand out cocktail enhancement is the ever so popular mashed potato station. Guests have a choice of three types of mashed potatoes usually including sweet potatoes, Peruvian, and the more traditional Yukon gold. After receiving a martini glass filled with potatoes, the guests have the option to go crazy with any of the twelve toppings that are located on the station.

If one is looking for a way to make the wedding reception in PA or Bar/Bat Mitzvah stand out, but not quite sure what should be done, can allow the planners at Northampton Valley Country Club to suggest some ideas. Please call today to schedule an appointment to meet with the experienced event planners at Northampton Valley Country Club. They can help make one’s special day even more special by suggesting unique ideas and different ways to personalize wedding receptions or Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

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