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News: ‘Achieving Life Satisfaction Is Our Ultimate Goal’ – Personal Development Writer Releases Inspiring Book On Finding Your Purpose | CitizenWire

OTTAWA, Ontario /CitizenWire/ — An inspiring story about finding your purpose and achieving happiness by tapping into three spheres: personal growth, family values, and career focus, “For A Better Chance At Life: Achieving Life Satisfaction” (ISBN: 978-0228880103; Tellwell Publishing) is a personal development novel by author Jonathan J. Woolverton.

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News: Publishers Newswire announces annual Books to Bookmark List for Dec. 2022 – 10 Great Reads You’ve Likely Never Seen | CitizenWire

TEMECULA, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Publishers Newswire (PNW), a news publisher covering books, music and software launched in 2004, has announced its annual “books to bookmark” list of 10 new and interesting reads from small publishers and self-published authors in North America published in 2022. These books are often overlooked due to not coming from major […]

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News: Christmas at Schnepf Farms 2022 Opens in Queen Creek the Day After Thanksgiving | CitizenWire

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. /CitizenWire/ — It’s the time of year when Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek transforms into a magical winter wonderland. The east valley mainstay has partnered for the fourth year with World of Illumination – known for producing the largest drive-through light shows in the world – to present Christmas at Schnepf Farms, […]

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News: World of Illumination Opens Today in Salt Lake City with an All-New Holiday Light Show | CitizenWire

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah /CitizenWire/ — World of Illumination, the producer of the world’s largest drive-through animated light show, is coming to Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City this holiday season. With this addition, the company adds its sixth location to its lineup of shows in the United States. Visitors to the Utah show […]

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News: Lowell Chamber Orchestra’s December performance contemplates immigration, history | CitizenWire

LOWELL, Mass. /CitizenWire/ — Nearly forty percent of Americans can trace at least one ancestor to Ellis Island, and the Lowell Chamber Orchestra will present a work based on three actual stories of the famous islands that encompass the immigrant experience. “Island of Peoples” is free and open to the public, and will take place […]

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News: Economic-Empowerment Nonprofit Launches Campaign to Raise Funds for Minority Women in Business | CitizenWire

ATLANTA, Ga. /CitizenWire/ — Millionaire Mastermind Academy (MMA) has launched its Giving Tuesday Campaign to raise $150,000 through November 30, 2022, to support programming that uplifts minority women entrepreneurs through access to professional development, networking opportunities, and access to financial resources, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today.

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News: The World’s Largest Drive-Through Animated Light Show Opens Three Shows in the Valley | CitizenWire

PHOENIX, Ariz. /CitizenWire/ — World of Illumination, the producer of the world’s largest drive-through animated light show, announced its lineup of new theme parks for the 2022 holiday season and headlining the list are three Arizona locations. World of Illumination is constructing its larger-than-life holiday light event in the parking area of Six Flags in […]

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News: Golden State Pops Orchestra presents the 2022 Holiday Pops Spectacular! | CitizenWire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — The Golden State Pops Orchestra rings in the holiday season with joyous music and high spirits on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 8 p.m. in the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, California. Celebrate the holiday season with Maestro Steven Allen Fox, Resident Choir Maestra Marya Basaraba, and the Golden […]

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News: ‘My Spouse, My Friend’ – Educator and counselor writes from a faith perspective to give a crash course on marital relations | CitizenWire

FORT SASKATCHEWAN, Alberta /CitizenWire/ — “My Spouse, My Friend” (ISBN: 978-0228842859) is a must-have book for couples, newlyweds, those long in love, and engaged. A crash course on married life by author Ingiete Oyama, the book is a guide to navigating questions about marriage and finding answers.

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News: New book celebrates the magic of adoption and diversity through creative storytelling | CitizenWire

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Adam Swain Ferguson, founder, Purple Fox Entertainment, is a creative producer and author. His new book release, “Love Without Wings: An Adoption Fairytale” (ISBN: 979-8986768014), was inspired by a true story – his own story – and celebrates diverse families made complete through adoption. It’s scheduled to be released during […]

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News: A new book illuminating the real life impacts of depression and anxiety through an evocative fictional narrative | CitizenWire

VANCOUVER, B.C. /CitizenWire/ — Author Paul G. Swingle’s new novel “Silhouette” (ISBN: 979-8545559596; released Aug., 2022) delivers a brilliant and deceptively simple story, giving us insight into the hearts of two lonely souls. They gaze at each other from a distance, dreaming of forming a bond. Will their fears, depression, and anxiety prevent them from […]

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News: Grief Opens Path to Reconnection, Resilience in New Online Retreat Nov. 5-6 | CitizenWire

WEAVERVILLE, N.C. /CitizenWire/ — Grief, like the seasons, is part of the normal cycle of life, yet each person experiences it differently. Join grief guides Melody LeBaron and Dean Spillane-Walker for “Heart Broken Open: Grief as a Sacred Path to Reconnection and Resilience,” a new online retreat for the bereaved, on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. […]

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News: The Zonli Battery Operated Heated Blanket is a new way to keep warm on the go | CitizenWire

NEW YORK, N.Y. /CitizenWire/ — Looking for a cozy way to stay warm this winter? Say Goodbye to Old, Chunky, Inconvenient traditional heated blanket, say hi to Zonli’s battery powered heated blanket! perfect for snuggling up on the couch or staying toasty in bed. So why not treat yourself (or someone you love) to a […]

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News: SparksPlus Brings the College Campus Experience to Senior Living Communities with Some of the Brightest Minds in the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences | CitizenWire

SEATTLE, Wash. /CitizenWire/ — The SparksPlus On-Demand Life Enrichment Program announces the holistic programs and esteemed speakers for the 2023 season. These video-on-demand classes, designed for seniors living in communities, feature top minds from world-class institutions, such as Yale and Pratt Design Institute, and the United Nations, to a Grammy Award musician. SparksPlus is a […]

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News: Children’s author releases latest in ‘Glad to Do It!’ series about first responders | CitizenWire

POMFRET, Md. /CitizenWire/ — J2B Publishing announces the release of “Uncle Rocky – Fireman #10 – Ice Rescue” (ISBN: 978-1954682160), authored by James Burd Brewster. It’s the 10th Uncle Rocky – Fireman book in the “Glad to do it!” children’s series and is illustrated for kids aged 3-7. The series honors first responders by retelling […]

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News: Power of the Ballot Debate Watch Party and Comedy Show Set Off GOTV Mobilization Efforts with Celebrity Talents BPhlat, Erin Jackson and MESHELLE | CitizenWire

ATLANTA, Ga. /CitizenWire/ — Call it the calm before the midterm election storm. Georgia Black Women’s Roundtable (GA BWR) treated staff, volunteers, local and national leaders, and members of the community to a night filled with tasty food, great company, and a lot of laughter when they hosted a Power of the Ballot Debate Watch […]

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News: Asheville Couple Cooks to Travel and Guests Are Signing Up | CitizenWire

ASHEVILLE, N.C. /CitizenWire/ — Founded in March 2015 by Liisa Andreassen and John Godts, Cottage Cooking in Asheville, North Carolina, was first started to fund the couple’s passion for travel. Over the years, it’s evolved into a business where others can share their travel and culinary experiences too. To date, together, they’ve traveled to 11 […]

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News: The Story of the Orange Dress: Ashburn-Based Private Chef Turned Heads at her Wedding in Local Berryville, VA | CitizenWire

ASHBURN, Va. /CitizenWire/ — Private Chef and Owner of Fleur de Cuisine, Natalie Ramos (now Natalie Vaughn), has shared her story about overcoming adversity on her way to success in building her chef and catering business in Loudoun County, Virginia. Through sharing her story about growing up in Brooklyn, New York’s housing projects, Natalie has […]

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News: MEDIA ADVISORY: Local Anchor Teams Up with The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to Launch Kindness Card Initiative as Part of Annual ‘Season of Sharing’ | CitizenWire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Local Anchor joins the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to kick off the annual “Season for Sharing” campaign. Local Anchor will mobilize the South Bay Los Angeles communities with a Kindness Cards initiative to bring a personal touch to food delivery around Thanksgiving time.

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News: 31 dogs saved from a dog-meat breeding farm in China have arrived in the United States following year long CDC dog ban | CitizenWire

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — hina Rescue Dogs, a 501(c)(3) organization, committed to rescuing and saving dogs from the slaughterhouses, meat trade, abuse, and neglect in China, has rescued into the U.S. the first large shipments of dogs from China following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dog ban.

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News: An Innovative Approach to Bringing Historical Roots to Contemporary Art | CitizenWire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Over the past four decades, Kaloust Guedel has worked in diverse styles and techniques, constantly searching for the “perfect” resonance, ever aware that his search is an endless one. His next experiment was to combine a painting he had painted with a sculpture he didn’t particularly like.

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News: Death Row Resident Reveals Poignant Childhood Trauma – Compassion Prison Project Interviews author Jarvis Jay Masters | CitizenWire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Compassion Prison Project Founder and Compassion in Action podcast host, Fritzi Horstman, has released a riveting, in-depth interview with San Quentin death row resident and author, Jarvis Jay Masters, author of “That Bird Has My Wings: The Autobiography of an Innocent Man on Death Row.” Oprah Winfrey has recently selected […]

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News: BabyLiveAdvice Announces $1.1M Seed Investment to Improve Maternal-Infant Health Outcomes | CitizenWire

CALABASAS, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — BabyLiveAdvice, the leading virtual maternal telehealth provider, announced the completion of a $1.1 million seed investment led by Venn Ventures and Synergen Technology Labs. BabyLiveAdvice, founded by CEO Sigi Marmorstein, RN, PHN, MSN, FNP-BC, partners with healthcare providers and health systems to support coordinated, comprehensive prenatal, postpartum, and infant care.

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News: Opening Thurs., Sept. 15: ‘Veils’ The Musical Takes Center Stage Reminding Us of The Price Paid for The Freedoms Won and The Women Behind It All | CitizenWire

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) has teamed with Restoration Stage (Washington, D.C.) to bring the popular musical “Veils” to the Los Angeles area for a short run Thursday, September 15, and Friday, September 16 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, September 17 at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, September […]

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News: Flight 93 on September 11 Final Call: New Animation Video | CitizenWire

SAN JOSE, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Jack Grandcolas, Pebble Beach, California, lost his wife on flight 93 on 9/11/2001 and shares his story and the actual final call on an answering machine message from her. In this animated video from YouTuber Kipp Berdiansky and his channel, “Heroes of War,” the viewer can listen to this message […]

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News: BHERC Presents Its First Health Matters Film Screening and Panel Focused on Mental Health During The 28th Annual African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase | CitizenWire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — The Black Hollywood Education Resource Center (BHERC) is proud to welcome an incredible lineup of Films, Filmmakers and Healthcare Professionals to the stage of speakers for our 28th Annual Film Festival and First Annual Health Conference: “SUPLLEMENTALLY”: Mastering Mental and Brain Health After the Pandemic Across the Globe: Recovery, Healing, […]

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News: New Children’s Book Embraces the Bond of Parents and Child Through Life and Death | CitizenWire

WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — With an aim to help families begin to heal after the terrible loss of a child, “ScootieToots and the Feathers From Heaven: A Family Healing Book” (ISBN: 978-0228866862) by Audri B. Cabness is a whimsical children’s story with a powerful message that offers families an uplifting vantage point, at any point […]

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News: Teen Social Entrepreneur Michael C. Platt’s Cookbook ‘Michaels Desserts’ to Launch Our Tomorrow Series, Fall 2022 | CitizenWire

NEW YORK, N.Y. /CitizenWire/ — Sixteen-year-old social entrepreneur Michael C. Platt’s highly anticipated cookbook “Michaels Desserts” (Mixed Media Resources; Paperback/eBook; On Sale: Nov. 1, 2022; $19.95; ISBN: 978-1684620470) will be the first title in the Our Tomorrow series published by Mixed Media Resources LLC. The food justice advocate will make his literary debut as the […]

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News: Californian Traveled to Poland to Interview Ukrainian Soldiers and Refugees and Animated their Stories | CitizenWire

SAN JOSE, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Kipp Berdiansky, a 57-year-old engineer from Silicon Valley, traveled to Poland in May to interview Ukrainian soldiers and refugees. He subsequently had Ukrainian illustrators, animators and voice-over freelancers animate the story for a new YouTube channel called “Heroes of War.”

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News: 2nd Annual United Diversity Business Summit Announced Sept. 14 to Improve Economic Diversity Outcomes | CitizenWire

PHOENIX, Ariz. /CitizenWire/ — Building on the success of 2021 “United Diversity Business Summit Day,” which included a special proclamation from Scottsdale Mayor David D. Ortega, the second annual United Diversity Business Summit will be held on Sept. 14, 2022. Presented by Thinkzilla Consulting Group and the City of Scottsdale, the summit will engage business […]

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News: Marching on DeSantis for Abortion Rights: Large March Planned Ahead of Florida Supreme Court Decision on 15 Week Ban | CitizenWire

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — Pro-choice protestors are taking to the capitol on August 27, 2022, ahead of the anticipated Florida Supreme Court Ruling on the 15-week abortion ban. Bans Off Our Bodies Florida, is planning to show DeSantis, and the Supreme Court Justices, that upholding this new law is an assault on equality, […]

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News: Black Maternal Mental Health Week Begins July 19 – Shades of Blue Project will host a week-long event | CitizenWire

HOUSTON, Texas /CitizenWire/ — Black maternal morbidity is on the rise and the numbers are higher than originally reported. According to a study by the Maryland Population Research Center at the University of Maryland, Black mothers are 3.5 times more likely to experience death by pregnancy. Kay Matthews, founder of The Shades of Blue Project […]

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News: Gray Brothers Wildlife LLC Releases Bat Guide Providing Connecticut Homeowners with Knowledge to Identify Possible Bat Infestations | CitizenWire

NORWALK, Conn. /CitizenWire/ — Gray Brothers Wildlife LLC announced today they released a guide on their website that will help homeowners identify any signs of bat problems or infestations within a home. The guide is called: “How Do I Know If I Have Bats in My Home? 9 Signs You Might Have a Bat Problem.”

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News: Bans Off Our Bodies Florida announces Independence Day Boycott from Roe v Wade Decision | CitizenWire

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — Local and national pro-choice groups have declared that since women are rapidly losing the freedom to control their own bodies, Independence Day has struck a new chord this year… with a spending strike. Bans Off Our Bodies in Florida is calling for a complete strike of all retail goods […]

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News: The Obsidian WROTE Collection and Black Writers Workspace Launch Writing Competition for Black Creators | CitizenWire

CHICAGO, Ill. /CitizenWire/ — Black writers, bloggers, journalists, poets, songwriters, and screenwriters now have a place to showcase their work, find writing jobs, win cash prizes, and collaborate with peers. The Black Writers Collaborative, a new literary competition designed to empower writers with a flair for crafting culture-infused works of art, is the latest brainchild […]

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News: A New Plus-size Dating App – PlusCupid Got 500,000+ Downloads in App Store Within 3 Months | CitizenWire

NEW YORK, N.Y. /CitizenWire/ — PlusCupid is a new dating app designed for plus-size people that launched 3 months ago. Nonetheless, it got more than 500,000 downloads on the United States App Store after its first release. Why can a dating app for plus-size singles to chat and date grow so fast? Perhaps because of […]

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