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OWENSBORO, Ky. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn in Kentucky was recently selected to be part of a permanent exhibit, 'Trail of Smoke and Fire', in the Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans. Pappy Bosley's cleaver and butcher knife, and an original menu from 1963-1965 accompanied by historical photos will be part of the installation.

NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: To celebrate its launch, New York's Fine Diners Over 40(TM) is waiving its annual membership fee. Fine Diners Over 40 is about food as art, as cultural adventure, as scientific experiment, and best of all-food as an opportunity to take pleasure in the company of others.

PERRYSBURG, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Ohio's Belamere Suites today announced that TripAdvisor(R), the world's largest travel site, ranked Belamere Suites the tenth 'Best Hotel for Romance' in the U.S. during their announcement of the winners of the 2015 Travelers' Choice(TM) awards for Hotels.

ORLANDO, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The 1886 Victorian mansion of famed hat maker John B. Stetson is now open for its Christmas Spectacular! tours through January 15, 2015. Named 'Florida's most popular attraction' by Trip Advisor, the Mansion's Christmas decorations are considered the most lavish display inside any private Florida home.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Arlene Mathews, registered nurse and owner of Care Dynamics, Inc., not only learned from a near car accident, but took it to the next level and launched a new product - the 'Automotive Tissue Valet.' Mathews hopes that this new product will solve an age-old problem and reduce the number of distracted drivers on the road.

DELAND, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: A dozen local DeLand elves have contributed to the holiday celebration of 'Florida's Most Popular Attraction' this year. Trip Advisor gave the Stetson Mansion the singular designation in May. Florida's first luxury estate and most historic home has become an over-the-top experience for the lovers of Christmas tours for the last 4 years, between Nov. 15 - Jan. 15, 2015.

DELAND, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Designer decorations from around the world embellish the historic Stetson Mansion for 2 months starting November 15, 2014. Named 'Florida's most popular attraction' by Tripadvisor, the mansion endeavors to outdo all other holiday decorations in Florida. Famed hat maker John B. Stetson originally built this private ornate mansion in 1886.

VALLEJO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Down the rabbit hole! The City of Vallejo, Calif. has gone Mad for the month of December 2014 - Mad Hatter that is - with its popular 'Mad Hatter Holiday Festival' that attracts thousands to the historic downtown district with its whimsical and fire-shooting Wonderland recreation that turns the city into a fantasy world for children and adults alike!

CHICAGO, Ill. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Chicago's Northwest neighborhood, Jefferson Park, plays host to its ever-popular three-day Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27, 2014. This year's festival boasts two stages for entertainment, The Main Stage and The Summer Arts Stage offering something wonderful for everyone to see, hear and enjoy.

CHICAGO, Ill. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Chicago's Jefferson Park plays host to its ever-popular three-day Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival on Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27, 2014. The festival takes place on the grounds of Chicago's Jefferson Memorial Park. The Festival's proceeds support local student scholarships and Jefferson Park business-focused events.

PARK HILL, Okla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Two hundred The Rising Sun(TM) Redbuds PP21451, from Greenleaf Nursery and Garden Debut(R), are to be planted in the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Living Legacy Tree Planting Project. The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership will host a Living Legacy Tree Planting Project ceremony on June 29 at 2:30 p.m., at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens in Leesburg, Va., to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.

TUCSON, Ariz. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Kief-Joshua Vineyards asks: With Arizona's temperatures rocking a sweltering 100 plus degrees in the valleys, why not visit the state's Southern Wine Growing Region and jam out to a cool 85 degrees? Kief-Joshua Vineyards is once again hosting a summer concert series from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Musicians will be singing on the patio every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

TUCSON, Ariz. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Kief-Joshua Vineyards today announced that in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Arizona's original and only American Viticulture Area, it will be hosting the Third Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival, featuring 21 Arizona Wineries in one location, on April 12 and 13, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

BARSTOW, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: 'Creating a fine art exhibit for Mojave National Preserve's Artist-in-Residence program requires reflection, introspection, and then interpretation,' says Linda Slater, Chief of Interpretation, 'because artists have to develop a thematic from 1.6 million acres of visual communities and millennia of history.'

PRAGUE, Czech Republic /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Makro Productions today announced the release of 'Flight Map - a unique new Android app that gives air travelers the ability to personally track their flights in real-time, just like the flight tracking programs offered by airlines on some long-distance flights.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Business visitors to Las Vegas now have another resource for elegant yet economical shuttle travel from the airport, with the recent announcement of a new transfer service by Las Vegas Urban Limo. The company has provided notice on its website that its Las Vegas airport limo service will provide convenient transfers, in five different packages ranging from sedan pickup, SUV, traditional limousine, to reserved bus depending on the size and nature of the party needing a lift to the hotel and casino strip

GARDINER, Mont. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: CoolWorks, a leading online board for seasonal jobs in great places, announced today that hiring for the 2014 summer has officially started. For job seekers interested in a summer adventure, CoolWorks offers thousands of job openings in U.S. national parks, guest ranches, resorts and other adventure destinations across the nation.

BIG SKY, Mont. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: With an average winter snowfall of 400-plus inches, Big Sky, Montana is known for the Biggest Skiing in America - and with good reason. Earlier this year, Big Sky Resort merged with Moonlight Basin Resort. It's now truly the 'Biggest Skiing in America' with 5,750 acres of skiable terrain. Under one lift ticket, skiers and riders have access to three mountains.

FEARRINGTON VILLAGE, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Fearrington Village announces that Fearrington House Restaurant Executive Chef Colin Bedford and Wine Director Maximillian Kast will showcase their talent and receive their Rising Stars of the Carolinas awards today, at the StarChefs Rising Stars Gala in Charleston, S.C. StarChefs is an award-winning online magazine for culinary insiders.

MIAMI, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The Quik Pod Extendable Pole from Fromm Works allows the photographer to be included in the shot at all times. Great for snowboarding, paragliding, diving, skateboarding and hiking. GoPro(R) shots are taken when no one else can assist with a photo opportunity. The patented Quik Pod is the original handheld pole for 'selfies' and action shots.

TIPP CITY, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The Tippecanoe Christmas in the Village Tour Committee is pleased to announce additions to their upcoming historic home tour during the first weekend of December. After several years of successful home tours in Tipp City, this year's committee has some exciting additions to offer for the 2013 holiday season.

ALAMEDA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: After more than a decade of preserving and promoting the game of pinball, the Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) is excited to announce it has signed a Letter of Intent with the City of Alameda to restore the vacant Carnegie Library as their new home. This magnificent 1902 building has sat vacant since 1998. This location will more than triple the museum's display capacity. The facility will also provide space for community events, classrooms, exhibits and many other expansions.

KITTY HAWK, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: John Amrhein, author of the award winning book 'Treasure Island: The Untold Story' (ISBN: 978-0983084303; New Maritima Press), reminds everyone that November 13 is 'Treasure Island Day,' and among the many locations which played a role in a true story of buried treasure that inspired Robert Louis Stevenson is Assateague Island.

CERILLOS, N.M. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Noted abstraction fine artist Cindy Walton has been chosen as one of 49 encaustic and wax artists from across the United States to show her selected work, 'Wind Swept,' at the Third Annual Juried Encaustic/Wax Exhibition of the Encaustic Art Institute in New Mexico, October 5 to November 4, 2013.

GREENSBORO, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: North Carolina-based Woods of Terror and the American Heart Association are partnering to get your heart tough! Woods of Terror's First Annual "5K Zombie Mud Run" on Sept. 14 at 9:30 a.m. will benefit the American Heart Association in the Triad.

ALAMEDA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The Pacific Pinball Museum is excited to announce the opening of a new art show celebrating the America's Cup Race with a collection of pinball machines and art featuring sailing and yachting: 'Sailing Through Pinball.'

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Allstar Coaches, the leading provider of luxury recreational vehicle rentals in the United States, is no stranger to the entertainment industry. Most recently, it partnered with Warner Bros. to provide RV rental assistance for its new blockbuster movie, 'We're the Millers' starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis.

CHICAGO, Ill. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: UPDATED LINEUP AND EVENTS LISTING: Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival three-day event kicks off Friday, July 26 (6 - 11 p.m.), Saturday, July 27 (noon to 11 p.m.) and Sunday, July 28th (noon - 10 p.m.) on the grounds of Jefferson Memorial Park located at 4822 N. Long Avenue on Chicago's Northwest side. Admission is $7 per person, or $5 before 5 a.m. Children under 12 are free.

CHICAGO, Ill. /eNewsChannels/ -- Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival is pleased to announce its three-day musical lineup and headliners including Dot Dot Dot, Magic Box and the Michael McDermott Band. Jefferson Memorial Park's lush green lawn and ball fields transform into a giant backyard for all to enjoy over the course of the three-day festival from July 26 - 28, 2013.

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS May 9, 2013: Starting at the age of 16, Aloha Wanderwell Baker became the first woman to travel around the globe in an automobile, a Model-T Ford. 'Aloha Wanderwell: Call to Adventure' (ISBN: 9781484118801) is a new book published by the Nile Baker Estate and Boyd Production Group that journals those adventures.

AKUM, Cameroon /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS May 3, 2013: The Cameroon Partnership in Development today announces a program, Cameroon Cultural Travelling and Volunteering, started by Anja Schwarz from Germany, an adventure traveler interested in cultures, who prefers experiencing another culture as a member of that community, and in the process, finds opportunities to transform lives in communities in need.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ -- U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Jane Zimmerman traveled to San Salvador on April...

FELICITY, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- Appropriately on Washington's Birthday, Feb. 22, 2013, at 10:45 a.m. PST, the Museum of History in Granite is having the first and only preview for the press of the 100-foot granite 'History of the United States of America' monument.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ -- The U.S. Department of State has no higher priority than the safety and security of the estimated 65 million U.S....
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WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ -- The United States is pleased to announce the nomination of Poverty Point State Historic Site and National Monument in West...

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. /eNewsChannels/ -- Bierstube asks what better gift on the Feast of Saint Nicholas (Santa Claus) than to announce year round celebration of another red love, Lobstoberfest? Bierstube's Lobstoberfest kicked off Oktoberfest serving over 200 pounds of fresh Maine Lobster in two days. This feast is now available every Sunday and includes a fresh 1 1/4 lb Lobster and vegetable for the value price of $14.99.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- Having just been selected as one of nine artists nationwide to be showcased at Art Basel Miami in December 2012, in conjunction with Russell Simmons' Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, John Waguespack will exhibit his 'New Works' at 111 Minna Gallery November 16, 2012 through January 26, 2013.

CARMEL VALLEY, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- The Quail and Olive celebrated its grand opening with nearly 250 new friends last Saturday at 3 Pilot Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924. The olive oil fustis had to be refilled as customers walked out with California-grown varieties of extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegars, olives and other fine gourmet gifts.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- Envy Corner, a company selling women's lingerie and Halloween costumes, has just launched their new website and are giving away a Halloween Costume! Just like them on Facebook and be entered to win the sexy and adorable French Maid Costume.

SEATTLE, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ -- PULSE the Ultimate Halloween Bash at the EMP Museum will continue its long tradition of being the most-anticipated Halloween party in downtown Seattle. PULSE has sold out every year for the last 10 years due to its outstanding location, value, and the most impressive and elaborate costumes in the city. Presented by Halloween Seattle.