Friday, January 28, 2011

Colorado's Gateway Canyons: Elevating Romance With Scenic Air Tours...

Gateway, Colorado (Vocus/PRWEB) January 14, 2011

Somewhere between the thrill of the scenic flight in the sleek Cessna Caravan plane, the chocolate covered strawberries, the Colorado wine, custom massage and plush accommodations-- those endorphins, the ultimate feel-good hormones, are going to kick in. Valentine's holiday guests of Gateway Canyons Resort, located just one hour southwest of Grand Junction, Colorado, may choose from three extraordinary weekend packages lined up for the Valentine holiday: Love Is In The Air, Gateway To Romance, and the whimsical Arts, Hearts & Tarts package. All are guaranteed to inspire romance and ignite passion.

For the Love Is In The Air package at Gateway Canyons, a unique and memorable getaway is highlighted by an exhilarating scenic air tour in a Cessna Caravan with Gateway Canyons Air Tours. After a delightful jaunt among the clouds, couples can enjoy all the resort's other treats: lavish accommodations, a custom massage for two from The Spa at Gateway Canyons, a bottle of Colorado wine, chocolate covered strawberries, fine dining for two at the Paradox Grille, and even a horse-drawn carriage ride. A luxurious destination set in one of the most breathtaking natural landscapes in all of Colorado, Gateway Canyons is located midway on the Unaweep-Tabequache Scenic and Historic Byway. The spectacular Colorado canyon country which encouraged the designation of this route as a scenic byway is even more impressive from the air. The package price for all these amenities and activities, for the February 11 and 12 weekend, starts at $376 per person based on double occupancy.

For sweethearts seeking a more serene experience, Gateway Canyons offers the memorable and inspired Gateway To Romance package. It offers cozy accommodations, a horse-drawn carriage ride, and romantic fine dining at the Paradox Grille. Upon arrival couples will be greeted with a bottle of Colorado wine and chocolate covered strawberries. The Gateway To Romance package, which excludes the spa treatments and air tour, is modestly priced with rates starting at $184 per person based on double occupancy on February 11 and 12.

The Arts, Hearts & Tarts package is offered every Friday and Saturday in February and includes one night's accommodation, a gourmet dinner for two, a viewing in the resort's new high definition theater of 'The Colorado National Monument-- Celebrating 100 Years of John Otto’s Dream', or 'Hanging Flume', and a treasure hunt for art in Gateway including fiber arts, paintings, ironworks and stained glass. The Arts, Hearts & Tarts package starts at $124 per person based on double occupancy.

For guests eager to get to Gateway Canyons this winter but unable to make it for a February weekend, the Winter Oasis package is an option that will be available until April 4, 2011. This relaxing retreat combines winter and oasis-- two seemingly incongruous ideas-- which come together beautifully with superbly appointed accommodations, a massage in the elegant new spa, and upscale contemporary American cuisine at the Paradox Grille. A bottle of regional Colorado wine completes the package. The Winter Oasis package is available with either a one or two-night stay, and package prices start at $199 per person for one night, and $249 per person for a two-night stay.

Through March 6, 2011, Gateway Canyons will be serving winter lodging, dining and spa guests each week on Wednesday afternoons through mid-afternoon on Sundays. Package prices for the Valentine and winter getaways are quoted at double occupancy. Taxes and alcoholic beverages at dinner are additional to quoted prices. To book the Love Is In The Air, Gateway To Romance, Arts, Hearts & Tarts and Winter Oasis packages, call Gateway Canyons at 866-671-4733 or 970-931-2458, or go online to

About Gateway Canyons
Gateway Canyons is a premier retreat destination with 54 rooms, state-of-the-art meeting facilities, full amenities, breathtaking scenery, a range of outdoor activities, and the Gateway Colorado Auto Museum. Located one hour southwest of Grand Junction on Colorado Scenic and Historic Byway 141, this destination is easily accessible. Frequent flights are available from Denver, Dallas, Phoenix and Salt Lake City at the full service Grand Junction Regional Airport. Private planes may arrive in Grand Junction or Montrose. Rental cars and shuttles are available. For more information, call 866-671-4733 or visit for an online press kit, press releases, and downloadable photographs.

Media Contacts:
Tammy Anderson, Director of Lodging and Guest Experience
Gateway Canyons
Tammy (dot) Anderson (at) gatewaycanyons (dot) com
Vicky Nash, Public Relations Representative
Resort Trends, Inc. – media communications for the travel & tourism industry
Vicky (at) ResortTrends (dot) com

Gateway Canyons Winter Days and Hours Through March 6, 2011

Lodging: Wednesday 3:00 PM – Sunday 1:00 PM
Paradox Grille: Wednesday 4:00 PM-8:00 PM, Friday & Saturday 12:00 PM-8:00 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Outpost General Store: Wednesday– Sunday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
The Spa: Friday & Saturday 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Gateway Canyons
43200 Hwy 141, PO Box 339, Gateway, CO 81522
Toll Free: 866-671-4733
Main Office: 970-931-2458
Fax: 970-931-2823


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Love Over 60 Burns Just as Bright

San Luis Obispo, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 20, 2011

Bob Kamm’s new book, Love Over 60, was inspired by his own true love story. A story of two people who recently found each other in their early 60s and took big risks to be together. Given their ages, their motto became “no green bananas” and they truly lived it.

Love Over 60 is a magnificent affirmation that love beyond 60 can burn even brighter than the love of youth and is far richer for its maturity. Prose and poetry weave the true story of Bob and Andrea’s meeting; how, within five months, Andrea had left a 25-year professional practice and moved 250 miles to be with Bob; when they bought a house, and why Bob embraced caring for Andrea’s ex-husband, a stroke victim.

Less than two years after meeting, Bob and Andrea opened The San Luis Relationship Institute on California’s Central Coast, merging their talents to offer therapy, coaching and workshops for couples, singles and parents.

Kamm’s work arises not simply from his love for his woman, but from the center of love itself. He is a voice for all of us who struggle to find words to equal the intensity of our feelings. The book blends prose and poetry that is at once highly personal and resoundingly universal.

Though his core readership for this book is Baby Boomers, Kamm’s enduring sense of romance will appeal to much younger individuals and couples as well. This work is, by turns, lyrical, touching, funny, sassy and sexy.

Kamm has extensive media experience, having been on CNN, NBC and Fox, done numerous radio and print (WSJ, NYTimes, USAToday, Washington Post to name a few) and gives a rich and lively interview.

Learn more at and purchase the book online at, and

Praise for Kamm:

“Bob Kamm is one of America’s finest poets. He brings uncommon clarity and honesty to his work as well as an exquisite sense of imagery. His poems are rich with the subtle music of language that make you want to read them out loud again and again.” —Norm Jackson, Ph.D.

Author bio:

Bob Kamm is a man of deep lyric heart and an unlikely background, although he often describes himself as “just a guy who has had a life.” Kamm also wrote The Superman Syndrome, Real Fatherhood, and Lyric Heart. Together with his wife Andrea, Kamm offers therapy and couples workshops, singles workshops and parenting workshops at the San Luis Relationship Institute which they founded in 2009.

Love Over 60
By Bob Kamm
Published by AuthorHouse
Paperback & e-book
ISBN- Soft: 978-1-4520-8474-9 | e-book: 978-1-4520-8475-6

Retail Price- Soft: $18.00 | e-book: $9.99


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New Worldwide Program Launched To Help People Make Real New Years...

(Vocus/PRWEB) January 19, 2011

Just when the world would appear to be saturated with self help books and programs for all those setting New Years’ resolutions, a new highly-acclaimed self growth program with a difference, has launched. Live Your Life International’s Live The Life YOU Want program offers personal development coaching to its participants.

What sets this program apart from the rest is, with most personal development programs, people have had enough of being told “what” they needed to be doing in their lives, without being given a tangible “how.” That’s where Live The Life YOU Want comes in.

Program Founder Tom Grbich is a believer in "practical" and "experiential learning" and through 30 years of coaching individuals and business around the world, he has created a program that combines practical tools and approachability in a way that allows anyone to experience personal transformation that lasts a lifetime. These practical tools are what Grbich attributes to his own success as well as the many around the world that this program has helped, and such tools, he says, don’t require any special skill to use and they are available anytime you need them.

The new program is designed for anyone who is looking for a practical and permanent way to achieve their goals. It is especially suited for anyone that:
    Has difficulties with the relationships in life    Struggles to “manage” stress instead of eliminating it    Feels that life is in control instead of the other way around    Suffers from low self esteem at any time    Would like to be get more out of life    Spends less than 70% of waking hours in a truly happy state of mind, and    Would really like to change all that

Grbich was born into a highly dysfunctional and abusive family. At only 8 years of age, Grbich said he made the decision to end his life as the only to end the emotional and physical pain he endured daily. Armed with a shotgun, he recalls how he left his house and trekked up a hill with every intention of killing himself.

“Armed with a shotgun, I went up the hill that overlooked the house and tried for about ten minutes to pull the triggers, but every time I thrust my thumb inside the trigger guard, it would pull back and refuse to strike. In frustration, I remembered that the shotgun could be made to fire just by banging the butt on the ground - so I started literally slamming it into the ground. When even that didn’t work, I finally broke down completely. This was the worst day of my life because here was the final proof, that everything my Mum had said about me was true – I was SO useless I couldn’t even do the one thing that had the power to end it all.”

That day he decided he deserved whatever happened to him in his life. His inability to pull the trigger forfeited his whining and blaming rights. The positive result of this learning, however, was he never complained again and he took personal responsibility for everything he did in his life.

In the years since, he has achieved every personal and business goal he has ever set for himself. Tom transforms people and companies wherever he goes and he now devotes his life to helping as many others as he can, to realize that they too have been totally misled, and they can change everything in their lives if... they are willing to change the way they think and act.

Key features of the Live The Life YOU Want program are:
    A 260+ Page book spanning 20 chapters. This book contains the core principles of the Life The Life YOU Want Program.    Personal Evaluation questionnaires x 3 (one to start, another midway through the program, and one at the end)
    A Draft Action Plan    A Needs Chart    A Personal Life Chart    A Things To Work On page    An Attitudes Working For You form    A Final Action Plan    A Getting The Most questionnaire    A Personal Discoveries page, and    Stories that compliment and accentuate the chapter that participants are working with at any given time

In addition the program also comes with a companion online DVD that has Grbich explaining each chapter of the program in much greater detail.

About Live Your Life International

Grbich founded Live Your Life International as a means to spread his hard earned and practical wisdom on how to live and achieve one’s greatest dreams and aspirations every day. Since its inception, Grbich and Live Your Life International have helped countless individuals and companies with his personal development programs.To learn more about the Life The Life YOU Want Program, visit . For more information on Live Your Life International visit

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(403) 998-7237


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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Perfect Wedding Guide to Present Free Monthly Wedding Planning...

Atlanta, Georgia (Vocus/PRWEB) January 19, 2011

Who says wedding planning has to cost a lot of money? Susan Southerland, celebrity wedding planner and national planning expert for Perfect Wedding Guide, is now sharing her professional expertise through a free monthly wedding planning Webinar series, The Susan Southerland Secret.

Through the series, brides will be able to log on to and view videos that tackle the “tough and fluff” details associated with planning a wedding. Webinar topics will include wedding budget basics, ceremony and reception d├ęcor ideas, honeymoon hotspots, contract negotiations, and more. The inaugural Webinar, “You’re Engaged! Now What?” addresses the common question of “Where do I start?” and appeared live on the Website on January 18.

“The months a bride and groom spend planning their wedding should be remembered as fun and exciting, not stressful,” Southerland said. “I hope that by sharing my secrets with the wonderful couples on that I can help keep the many tasks involved with wedding planning manageable and sometimes fun!”

Along with serving as the national expert to Perfect Wedding Guide, Susan is also owner and president of Just Marry™!, a full-service wedding planning company with offices in Central Florida, and her weddings have been featured numerous times on the Style Network’s “Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?” and TLC’s “A Wedding Story.” She is a sought-after speaker and highly regarded wedding authority, lending her expertise to publications such as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

To get a complete listing of the monthly Webinar series, visit For daily wedding news and planning tips, visit us on Facebook at and find us on Twitter at

About Perfect Wedding Guide:
Perfect Wedding Guide (, the leader in wedding media resources, is the oldest and most reliable wedding planning company in the United States. For almost 20 years, we have been dedicated to creating innovative wedding planning solutions for brides of all budgets. Our company offers couples a number of fun, useful, and FREE products to help make wedding planning less of a chore and more of a treat. Our local guides and bridal shows are available coast-to-coast in over 60 markets, showcasing some of country’s top wedding vendors who work right in the bride’s backyard. Our national Website,, is full of fresh planning tips, wedding ideas and wedding news, an extensive photo gallery for inspiration, easy-to-use wedding planning tools, as well as a wedding blog community hosted by our national wedding planning expert. For more information, visit


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New Music 2011 Talks Land Rapper C.KhiD Cover of South Carolina...

Greenville, SC (Vocus/PRWEB) January 18, 2011

South Carolina rappers are gaining popularity. The leader of the pack, C.KhiD, is also leading the new music 2011 web era. Dominating YouTube with nearly one half million views monthly, the entertainer C.KhiD is becoming a household name and his hometown took notice. Greenville, South Carolina's LINK magazine has honored C.KhiD as cover story of today's January 18th issue.

"I feel blessed to get this opportunity. There is a lot of rappers and music groups working hard here from Ricky Prince to Lions of Zion. For me to be the first Hip Hop music artist to cover LINK, it feels good. I just want to keep doing more new rap songs in 2011, bigger than ever," said C.KHiD of LINK Magazine's featuring him.

LINK Magazine not only featured C.KhiD on the cover of the magazine, but gave a visual story of what his life is like. LINK's award-winning photographer Mykal McEldowney followed the new music artist and budding mogul for various events normal to business. Also, C.KhiD was photographed at landmark locations around his home region, Mauldin.

C.KhiD will cover all 15,000 copies of LINK magazine's January 18th issue A free publication, it will be spread across various locations in the Upstate region of South Carolina. Cities included in distribution range include: Greenville, Simpsonville, Mauldin, Seneca, Central, Clemson, Fountain Inn, Pickens, Easley, Greer, Taylors, Travelers Rest, Williamston, Pelzer, Marietta, and Conestee.

"I just hope all the issues are taken off stands. That would prove people have a love for the Urban culture here. South Carolina rappers and North Carolina rappers have a lot of talent, just need one to show the world. I feel like I can be the Kevin Garnett of the Hip Hop music scene and shine some light on new music culture here," continued C.KhiD.

To give fans and LINK readers something new to watch, C.KhiD launched music video "Got a Question" today on YouTube as well. A song from his Black Box Dreams 3 album on iTunes, the record is a fan favorite, topping his sales charts at different periods in the Hip Hop 2010 sales cycle.

C.KHiD has sold thousands of singles on iTunes and charted over 350,000 ringtone downloads. Pick of the Day several times on Myxer, C.KhiD covered the 43 million user registered ringtone website over 8 times. C.KHiD is not just an artist name, but acronym for "Cannot Kill How I'm Dreaming."

LINK Magazine is a Greenville News publication. Owned by the Gannett Corporation, it is the largest news print company in Greenville, South Carolina. The Greenville News publishes LINK each Tuesday and has a website coming soon for the trendy magazine.

Access the new C.KHiD music video with the link below:

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Alfred Angelo says “I DO” to Ohio Brides

Phila, PA and Columbus, OH (Vocus/PRWEB) January 13, 2011

Alfred Angelo will celebrate the opening of its first signature bridal boutique in Indiana this weekend with a two-day Grand Opening celebration Saturday, January 15th (9 am until 9 pm) and Sunday, January 16th (12 pm until 5 pm). The new Alfred Angelo boutique is located at 3755 West Dublin Granville Road, Dublin, OH, 43017.

The signature store will be stocked with the Alfred Angelo designer wedding dresses, including the new Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo collection, and bridal party collections in sizes 0 to 30W. Brides will be thrilled to find customized, special order gowns at off-the-rack prices. Alfred Angelo makes it easy for the bride to find everything she needs for all of her pre and post bridal festivities, as well as to outfit her entire bridal party.

"We are excited to bring our beautiful collection of Alfred Angelo wedding dresses and longstanding tradition of excellent customer service to our new Dublin/Columbus location," said Denise Wash, Vice President of Marketing for Alfred Angelo. Citing the company's 75-year history serving brides, Wash continues, "Alfred Angelo believes that the one-to-one connection between a bride and her bridal specialist is a once in a lifetime experience brides don't want to miss. At Alfred Angelo, the consultant is dedicated to the bride and will walk her through the process of finding 'THE' dress. When we finish making her gown, she will receive a certificate of authenticity to show that we made it just for her."

The grand opening event will kick off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 am on Saturday, January 15th followed by a full day focused on the bride. Throughout the day, customers will enjoy wedding and style tips from local vendors recommended by The Knot Magazine, including complimentary hair and makeup consultations, wedding day photography, catering, floral design and bouquet ideas. Every bride will receive a gift bag full of goodies from Alfred Angelo, The Knot and participating local vendors.

Each bride who purchases her dress on grand-opening day will receive a discount of $75 to $350 off her gown, as the Biggest Bridal Sale is extended for the Grand Opening.

Sunday, January 16th is all about bridesmaids. Bridal parties will indulge in catering sampling of their own, get tips on the best bridal party photo poses, and a sneak peek of the hottest make-up colors for Spring 2011. The bridal party will also receive 15% off bridesmaid dresses, 15% off social occasion, and 10% off flower girl dresses if they purchase on grand opening weekend.

Brides and parties are encouraged to call 877-7-ANGELO for an appointment at the two new stores, as capacity is limited. For more information and to view styles, brides can visit

About Alfred Angelo
Founded in the 1930s by Alfred Angelo Piccione and his wife, Edythe Piccione, Alfred Angelo is one of the world’s leading makers of wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses and is committed to providing beautiful, high-quality bridal and formal dresses at affordable prices. In addition to manufacturing dresses distributed in over 2000 wholesale stores worldwide, the company operates Alfred Angelo Bridal Stores located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indianapolis, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. For more information about Alfred Angelo, please visit

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Blue Star Families Calls Upon Creative Coalition to Marshall Power of...

Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) January 20, 2011

Suicide rates in the military continue to cause concern, and a new public service announcement being filmed this week by members of The Creative Coalition, aims to help service members, veterans and their families reach out for help.

Utilizing the arts as a powerful vehicle to create public awareness, The Creative Coalition was asked to take on the project by Blue Star Families (BSF), Health Net and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).

The Creative Coalition will begin shooting the public service announcement (PSA) campaign this week in Park City, Utah during the upcoming Film Festival week. The spot, with the theme “I don't know what it's like...” will be directed by actor Tim Daly and feature celebrities reminding service members and their families that they are not alone, and that help is available.

What: Suicide Prevention PSA Shoot
When: Saturday, January 22, 2011 and Sunday, January 23, 2011
Noon to 5:00 PM daily
Where: Marriott Summit Watch
1st Floor (Owner’s Lounge)
780 Main St.
Park City, Utah

The Suicide Prevention campaign began when Blue Star Families member and military spouse Alison Buckholtz wrote an opinion piece for the LA Times asking “Where is the 'It Gets Better' suicide awareness campaign for our military?”

Mark D. Smith, an Army veteran and the executive director for Blue Star Families, acknowledged the need for help, "The suicide rate among our soldiers and their families is at a record high. As Americans, we have an obligation and responsibility to take care of the men and women who volunteer to sacrifice for our country. We hope this public service campaign will help military families realize they have somewhere to turn for confidential help.”

Kathy Roth-Douquet, military spouse and co-founder of Blue Star Families, noted, “Our military service members and their families are resilient and strong, but we want them to know that they don't need to needlessly suffer through depression and anxiety. Asking for help when you need it is a sign of strength, not weakness.”

“Suicide is a community issue, not just a military issue. This public service announcement sends an important message – which is that the American people care about our service members and want those in trouble to get help,” said Bonnie Carroll, founder and president of TAPS, who recently served as the co-chair of the Department of Defense Task Force on Prevention of Suicide by Members of the Armed Forces.

“Health Net believes we have an obligation to those who voluntarily serve our nation to show them that help is out there and it's OK to get help. We say to all our service members and veterans, ‘You are not alone. Your family and your nation need you,’” added Steve Tough, president of Health Net’s Government and Specialty division, which includes Health Net Federal Services.

About Blue Star Families (

Blue Star Families is a national nonprofit organization of military families from all ranks and services, including guard and reserves. The Blue Star Families mission is to support, connect and empower military families. In addition to morale and empowerment programs, Blue Star Families raises awareness of the challenges and strengths of military family life and works to make military life more sustainable. Membership includes military spouses, children and parents as well as service members, veterans and civilians.

About The Creative Coalition (

The Creative Coalition is the premiere nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance, primarily public education, the First Amendment, and arts advocacy. Actors Dana Delany and Tim Daly serve as the organization’s Co-Presidents.

About Health Net (

Health Net, Inc. is among the nation’s largest publicly traded managed health care companies, and through its government operations division, Health Net has over 23 years experience of providing cost-effective, quality managed health care programs for active duty and retired service members, veterans, and their families. The company’s health plans and government contracts subsidiaries provide health benefits to approximately 6.0 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE and Veterans Affairs programs. Health Net’s
behavioral health subsidiary, MHN, provides mental health benefits to approximately 5.4 million individuals in all 50 states and abroad. Visit Health Net at

About TAPS (

TAPS is the national organization providing compassionate care to anyone grieving the death of someone who served in the military. Founded out of tragedy by military families, the nonprofit organization has offered support to more than 30,000 people since 1994. TAPS provides peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, seminars for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, case work assistance, and 24/7 crisis intervention care for all who have been affected by a death in the Armed Forces. Services are provided free of charge. For more information go to or call toll-free 800.959.TAPS.

Media requests may be directed to:

Blue Star Families
Noeleen Tillman, ntillman(at)bluestarfam(dot)org, (571) 312-5297
Stephanie Himel-Nelson at stephanie(at)bluestarfam(dot)org, (703) 472-6292

The Creative Coalition
Dennis St. Rose, DstRose(at)TheCreativeCoalition(dot)org, (212) 512-8570
Tracy Pendleton, TRacy(at)FMPR(dot)tv, (323) 957-2700

Ami Neiberger-Miller, ami(at)taps(dot)org, (202) 588.8277

Health Net
Molly Tuttle, Molly.M.Tuttle(at)healthnet(dot)com, 916-217-6171


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