Chronic Constipation Relief by HyGIeaCare® Colon Irrigation shown to be Well-Tolerated, Safe and Effective

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HyGIeaCare® Relief was safely completed in 175 patients; 100% of the patients achieved a bowel movement and achieved relief of constipation.

AUSTIN, TX, UNITED STATES, March 18, 2018 / — HyGIeaCare Inc. announced that a study titled Colon Irrigation: Effective, Safe, and Well-Tolerated Alternative to Traditional Therapy in the Management of Refractory Chronic Constipation has been published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology Vol.2 No.1:5, 2018, ISSN 2575-7733. The paper was co-authored by Parth J Parekh, MD, Dawn Burleson, RN MBA, Craig Lubin, MD and David A Johnson, MD MACG FASGE FACP.

One of the most common complaints faced by both primary care physicians and gastroenterologists is constipation, affecting up to 60 million of the general population in the US.

At an individual level, constipation can have a dramatic impact on the patient’s overall well-being, including anxiety, depression, somatization, sexual dysfunction, and time lost off work. A national survey, which included 10,030 respondents found that up to 72% of patients with constipation felt that their constipation was very to extremely bothersome.

At the macro level, studies have found a recent surge of emergency department visits for constipation-related issues, with an increase in more than 40% over a 5-year period with an associated 120% increase in aggregate national costs over the same timeframe with an aggregate cost in excess of $1.6 billion dollars. Estimates suggest that upwards of $800 million dollars are spent annually on over-the-counter laxatives. For severe constipation, it is expected that HygieaCare relief is an easier, safer and significantly less expensive alternative to gastrograffin enemas, which are routinely performed by radiologists with an X-ray.

Healthcare providers feel the frustration as well, and many health care providers perceive inadequate treatment in the majority of their patients.

The HyGIeaCare® System may treat chronic constipation via a multi-faceted approach by (1) cleansing the bowel without the need for aggressive medical therapy or manual and/or surgical intervention, and (2) theoretically altering the microbiome with the hopes of repopulating a more favorable microbial profile.

The primary endpoint of the procedure in the study was successful passage of stool during colonic irrigation with secondary endpoints being patient satisfaction and a favorable side effect profile.

The results of the study show that the HyGIeaCare® System cleansing was successfully completed in all 175 patients. 100% of these patients had solid stool excrement and displayed a definitive removal of fecal obstructing debris compared to traditional therapy.

HyGIeaCare® Relief may have a lasting effect that goes beyond immediate relief. Recent studies have demonstrated that alterations in the microbiome could result in or propagate chronic constipation. Thus, high volume irrigation may alter the microbiome in ways that could potentially promote growth of more favorable bacteria resulting in longer lasting relief. Future studies are needed to study the longevity of response duration.

“HyGIeaCare® Relief for chronic constipation proved to be a well-tolerated and safe alternative for patients suffering from constipation with a high willingness to repeat.” said Gavriel Meron, Chairman and CEO of HyGIeaCare, Inc. “We are pleased to see more physicians referring constipated and impacted patients, allowing them to safely benefit from excellent outcomes.”

The paper is available at: .

About HyGIeaCare, Inc.

HyGIeaCare Inc., a US Delaware corporation, commenced operations in 2015 with a goal of creating a new standard of care to ensure patients are ready for colonoscopy utilizing the FDA cleared HyGIeaCare® System.
HyGIeaCare creates HyGIeaCare Centers in partnership with Gastroenterologists who refer their patients with a prescription to perform a simpler and easier bowel prep for colonoscopy, performed on the same day and prior to colonoscopy. The HyGIeaCare Prep replaces the traditional oral preparation that is so difficult and even impossible for many patients.
Gastroenterologists are also referring patients who are not responding well to laxatives for Constipation Relief at the HyGIeaCare Centers.
HyGIeaCare Centers are currently operational in Austin TX (2015), Norfolk VA (2016), Jackson MS and Cincinnati OH (2017), and a number of other Centers are currently in planning and build out phase in the US. More than 7,000 patients have performed the prep procedure with 97% adequately prepped, and very high patient satisfaction – 95% of the patients responding that they would again choose HyGIeaCare prep over the alternative oral prep.

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Carlos Aguirre Promoting His New Book The Wealth Taboo.

The Wealth Taboo by Carlos Aguirre MBA

El Tabu de la Riqueza por Carlos Aguirre MBA

The Book Includes Information on How to Manage Money and to Get Away From the Mainstream Investment Field.

“It creates awareness of our current alarming social-economic situation,
which will doom younger generations.””

— William Bronchick Esq.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS, USA, March 18, 2018 / — Aguirre brings more than 20 years of experience in the finance service and advisory industry into his book. A veteran of the real estate and private lending fields, Aguirre is aiming to help people learn more about how to use a true path of wealth to be more successful.

The Wealth Taboo includes many valuable points for all to follow. These include points like understanding the world banking system and how the current money banking system uses people. This includes a look at how the system is used to help with producing wealth for some but not for all people. Diversification and residual income are prominently covered in this book. The use of a strong financial network is emphasized in particular to help people understand what they can do to produce more wealth and give themselves the power and control you need over their lives.

The main point that Aguirre wants people to understand is that they are often played for as pawns in the financial system. While banks and other larger financial institutions are capable of making more money, it is often harder for individual people to actually make the money that they want to get.

While people often work hard for their money, they will have an easier time with succeeding when they look more into how their funds are organized. By reading The Wealth Taboo, people can learn how to change their mindsets around and to think differently. People need to understand this to have a clear idea of what can be done to manage different concepts or ideas for handling money and knowing how to invest and bank the right way.

Carlos Aguirre is inviting people to take a look at what The Wealth Taboo has to offer for those who want to get more out of their funds. Visit to get additional information on this and other productions from Aguirre and to learn more about his work.

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The Wealth Taboo by Carlos Aguirre|Foreword by William Bronchick Esq.

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New Sedus competence centres in Dogern and Geseke

Sedus has unveiled its vision for the future at its two factories in Germany, 
with a major programme of modernisation to create new competence centres.

WALDSHUT, GERMANY, March 18, 2018 / — Sedus has unveiled its vision for the future of manufacturing at its two factories in Germany, 
with a major programme of modernisation and construction to create new competence centres. The overall investment in the new facilities will exceed €20 million, with the main part of the budget focussed on new and refurbished administrative buildings as well as new manufacturing layouts in Dogern and Geseke.
Work has already begun at the two sites in the Upper Rhine and in East Westphalia. At the 
Sedus plant in Dogern construction is underway on a state of the art new office complex which 
will become the new home for the sales and marketing team who are currently based at the headquarters building in nearby Waldshut. The building currently used by the development 
will then become a major, new experience center with a showroom and seminar facilities. 
The opening of the new space will take place by the end of the year.
Meanwhile, at the Geseke site which is home to Sedus Systems GmbH, an additional floor will 
be added to the existing office building to create a new showroom space. All administrative
 spaces will be refurbished and employees will move in this year to enjoy the improved new 
facility. The new showrooms will become international centres of excellence for customers, 
in line with the current network of Sedus showrooms across Europe.
The changes will have a profound effect on the business, according to Holger Jahnke, 
Spokesman of the Board. "The new, rebuilt and expanded buildings will create two attractive Sedus competence centres that are incomparable in the industry. They will become world class spaces for our own employees but also living examples of best practice for customers. There is 
no better way for us to confirm the thinking behind new products than for us to work with them ourselves, because we are just as focussed on the benefits of workplaces as our customers.
“Anyone who works with Sedus understands the quality associated with a brand that is made in Germany and valued in more than 50 countries worldwide. We remain at the cutting edge of 
market developments and understand how to make workplaces future proof and protect the investment of clients. This requires an analysis of work processes and culture as well as an understanding of the identity and goals of each business. Only then are we able to design a 
tailor-made solution. This will also incorporate guidance for users, a full service offering, 
products and after sales guarantees. We call this complete package ‘Sedus Future Proof’ 
which encompasses professional consultancy, a full package of services and long-term product continuity, to ensure we provide a solution that meets present needs and is able to adapt to 
the future.”
Employees were fully engaged with the design of the new facilities, with people consulted in 
a series of workshops, in exactly the same way Sedus advises customers. According to Holger Jahnke: "With the new buildings, which are among the most modern office spaces in Germany, 
we prove our competence as an innovative office design and fit-out specialist. In order to achieve the best results with ideas that work in both theory and practice we engage expert designers for acoustics, climate control and lighting and a range of other specialists.”
At the same time as this programme of construction, a new layout will be realised at the plant in Dogern which will optimise the manufacturing process. According to Technical Director Daniel Kittner: "With the new production layout, we can increase productivity, which will in turn improve delivery times. Since we produce only on order and from a batch size of one, we offer millions of variants and respond directly to the individual needs of our international clients."

Sedus Stoll Group closed the 2016 financial year with sales of over € 188 million and employs around 900 people.

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Greek law firm, GLYKOS, poised to establish UAE operations through strategic partnerships

Glykos explores Middle East market

DUBAI, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, March 18, 2018 / — Dubai, UAE – March 2018: Greek law firm GLYKOS has announced its ambitious plan to break into the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) legal sector as part of its long-term strategy to expand its operations to the Middle East using the UAE as its gateway to the region.
GLYKOS, one of the most experienced law firms in Greece, is seeking to enter the UAE market through strategic partnerships from across dominant sectors such as real estate, tourism, start-ups, and energy.

Other key partnerships the law experts are eyeing includes the region’s vibrant labour sector and the medical industry, especially following Dubai’s vision to establish itself a medical tourism hub.

According to the 2017 The Lawyer Global 200, Dubai has undoubtedly positioned itself as the hub for international law firms. And with over 240 partners based in the Emirate, compared to second-placed Abu Dhabi with over 80, Dubai’s ongoing and upcoming projects is likely to fuel the trend as more international legal experts rush to cash in on demand for premium services.

The report also indicates that the UAE is the eighth most internationally diverse region by law-firm density, with 52 in the Global 200 having a presence there.

According to GLYKOS spokesperson, the UAE region fits perfectly within its expansion plans and vision to offer proactive legal solutions to developed and emerging markets leveraged on its wealth of expertise in legal counsel.
Through partnerships, GLYKOS also hopes to attract and boost other economic and trade ties between the two nations by offering strategic advisory services to companies and individuals looking for investment opportunities in the two countries.

“As one of the most experienced law firms in Europe, GLYKOS is now seeking to expand its operations and position itself as a global law expert. The Middle East and its vibrant economy is ideal as it’s a perfect fit for us especially in areas that we have excelled at for decades. Through UAE as our gateway to the expansive region, GLYKOS will bring best-in-class legal services that will drive businesses and in turn rejuvenate the industry.” said Christina Glykou, co-owner, GLYKOS.

GLYKOS is seeking to offer streamlined legal processes that are benchmarked on high international standards especially in business law. This, according to Christina, is a crucial even as more international brands continue to single out the UAE and Dubai in particular as their next growth frontier.

“Our unrivalled expertise in business law, for instance, will help international and local companies that are looking to kick-start their expansion drive either through franchising or dealership or those that are seeking business refinement as well as National, Community and International Trademarks Registration services.” said Christina.

She went on to add, “UAE holds a liberal prospect. It has a modern, high quality business infrastructure, a beneficial tax plan for businesses and individuals, and a stable business climate. As for the legal companies, the strong friendship between Greece and the UAE provides a unique opportunity for further cooperation in investments between the two nations.” noted Christina.

Currently, GLYKOS has established clients and operations in Russia. Other key regions that are on the pipeline include the Middle East among others.


GLYKOS is an internationally recognized law firm based in Greece that specializes in offering industry-standard legal services in practice areas that cover a wide variety of disciplines.

GLYKOS prides itself on offering quality legal advice to its client in various sectors – both local and international, combining creative solutions with pragmatism and a friendly, sensitive approach.

Since its inception in 1983, GLYKOS has been instrumental in guiding businesses and individuals seeking investment opportunities in Greece by providing efficient, effective, and complete solutions that cut across the entire business set up processes.

Some of the areas that GLYKOS legal experts specialize in include legal coverage, property search, mortgage control, contract training, legal representation of clients in institutions, courts, and all kinds of authorities.
GLYKOS combines strong technical expertise and support at every stage in providing strategic, sensible, and practical legal advice to individuals and businesses.

GLYKOS’ key areas of practice include Real Estate (such as leasing, commercial leases, training contracts etc), Energy and Hotel/Tourism law, Business law (franchise and dealership, the establishment of a branch as a foreign company in Greece, e-commerce, and start-up businesses).

GLYKOS is also experienced in handling cases that cover areas such as Energy Law, Traffic – Accident Law, Labor Law, Criminal Law, and Medical Law.

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Melwyn Abraham
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Caron Wheeler of Soul II Soul, Singer Katia Cadet, Motown Drummer Jon Ihle, Mixer Christos Tsantilis, Mastering Engineer Leon Zervos & Many More Take Part

Our goal is to raise funds to help people have a real fighting chance against cancer”

— Christos Tsantilis

NEW YORK, NY, USA, March 17, 2018 / — The American Cancer Society is benefitting from the launch of "Hot Girl Light Me Up," an inspirational new track from hip hop artist Zizzo. Recorded and produced with an all-star cast of performers and studio pros, a portion of the proceeds raised by the song will benefit the American Cancer Society and its mission of eliminating cancer.

The core of "Hot Girl Light Me Up" is an energized, fast-flowing performance by Zizzo. A New York City-based rapper, Zizzo is a Stage IV cancer survivor, meaning she was afflicted with advanced tumors that had metastatisized throughout her body. Her story inspired the prolific mixer Christos Tsantilis ( (P. Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Mobb Deep, Mos Def, Brandy, Big Pun, Queen Latifah, Patti LaBelle, Saigon) to apply music towards making a difference in the fight against cancer, a disease that is projected to cause 600,000+ deaths in the US in 2018.

"Zizzo had a positive attitude and wanted me to produce a record for her," Tsantilis says. "I decided that if we were going to work together on a single, that it would be great to give back to humanity by donating a portion of the proceeds to the American Cancer Society. Our goal is to raise funds to help people have a real fighting chance against cancer."

While mortality rates from cancer have been steadily falling from their peak in 1991, Tsantilis and Zizzo had no problem locating a roster of elite performers and studio pros whose lives had been impacted in some way by the disease. Contributors to "Light Me Up" include Caron Wheeler of the GRAMMY-winning group Soul II Soul; New Zealand-based hit songwriter Andrew Mockler, who has toured live singing with Sting; GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter and Wyclef Jean collaborator Katia Cadet; producer and multi-instrumentalist David Lloyd of Beyond the Beyond, which is led by the famed Ian Lloyd of Stories and singer of the #1 hit "Brother Louie"; veteran Motown drummer Jon Ihle (Chuck Berry, The Righteous Brothers, Bo Diddley); percussionist Chris Theberge of Groove Collective; and bassist Zev Katz (James Brown, Sheryl Crow, Bruno Mars).

On the audio side, contributors include tracking engineers Christian Pinto, Giovanni Rottier, and Yonatan Elkayam, along with assistant engineers Vincent Aldorasi and Brecken. Tsantilis mixed the track, while mastering was accomplished by the award-winning (LEON ZERVOS).

The catchy lyrics, deep groove and crisp beats of "Hot Girl Light Me Up" are amplified by an eye-catching animated video (LINK TO VIDEO WHEN AVAILABLE) that will encourage social sharing. Created by Nastee of 4word Productions and Christophe Mondot of Min Multimedia, with photography and editing by Ed Marshall, the lyric video for "Hot Girl Light Me Up" plays out like a 4:25 mini-movie, following alongside a stylish cartoonified Zizzo as she rockets through space and mows down malicious aliens.

Available now on all streaming platforms including iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and more, Tsantilis and his team know that their efforts can assist in the ongoing fight against cancer.

"'Hot Girl Light Me Up' is an upbeat song with a positive message," comments Tsantilis, who lost his own father to lung cancer during the song's production. "We hope that people will enjoy it, share it via social media and buy the single. The more people that see this video, the more we can help the American Cancer Society to do their critically important work. One day, hopefully soon, humanity will be able to overcome this terrible disease and people will never again have to lose their lives and family members to it."

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Andre De Grasse withdraws from Commonwealth Games

De Grasse after winning Silver at Rio Olympics 2016

The Elite Sprinter withdraws to prepare for Outdoor Season

As disappointed as I am about not being able to line up in Australia, I know this is the right decision.”

— Andre De Grasse

AUSTIN, TX, UNITED STATES, March 17, 2018 / — Andre De Grasse has made the decision to withdraw from the Games in order to be better prepared for a full outdoor season. After a 2017 season that ended with a hamstring injury, De Grasse began training for the 2018 season cautiously. His 2017 injury is completely healed and he is 100% healthy, he’s just not where he wants to be yet from a fitness standpoint.

“To me the Commonwealth Games was going to be a great opportunity to display my talents to a passionate fan base in Australia. I wouldn’t want to go in there at any less than my best and for that reason we have made the difficult decision to withdraw from the Games. My team and I feel like this is the best decision for the long term. I will now train hard through the spring to be ready for a strong and full outdoor season.” said De Grasse.

De Grasse will start his outdoor season with a 100m race at the Drake Relays at the end of April, before turning his attention to the Diamond League meets and eventually the NACAC championships in his home town of Toronto.

“As disappointed as I am about not being able to line up in Australia, I know this is the right decision. I plan to be back on top of the World this outdoor season and these next 6 week’s of training are essential to set me up for success this summer.”

Tara Scott
Street Smarts
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Prithvi Sai – An Emerging best EDM DJ/Producer in Asia releases yet another track "Queen of the Club" in Hip Hop Genre

Have you heard of Prithvi Sai? Yes, the guy underneath, releases new original single "Queen of the Club" in Hip-Hop/Rap Genre is getting great reviews

MUMBAI, INDIA, March 17, 2018 / — Introducing Prithvi Sai who is presently rated as the Best EDM DJ/Producer in Asia to the World of Hip-Hop. After releasing some amazing tracks in EDM, Progressive, Dubstep, Melbourne Bounce, Trap and House, here’s his new single Queen of the Club.

Prithvi Sai started his career as a DJ when he was just at the tender age of ten in 2008 as Youngest DJ in Asia. Now at 20, he is one of the best in his field and is sought out by many to bring the ultimate vibes to their event.

Prithvi is also a producer who meddles in various genres of music including EDM, Progressive, Future House, Trap, Psy & Hard Style. Such a raving talent is DJ Prithvi Sai he has a host of recognitions and awards for his work. As the young ten years old DJ he was recognized for his maiden gig where he performed non-stop for 3 hours mixing over 100 songs by the World Records Academy from London as the world record holder. He has also won or received the following awards; Asia's Youngest DJ and Price of Spin and now, he is named as Emerging Best EDM DJ/Producer in Asia

Using his skill to help others in need has also been a passion for Prithvi Sai. His first major charitable notion was when at 11 years old he donated a portion of his earnings to HIV and mentally ill children through the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He has continued to help the less fortunate through his DJing skills.

He has produced and released mixtapes since 2011 including Master Blast (2011)
Teenmaar (2014); Oceans with Evo-K (2016); What The Fuck! (2016); Bodhi (2016); Vibe (2016); Roja (2016): Satva (2017): Did You Now with Kaveri (2017): Raja (2017); Triumph (2017) and recently Sitar in Melbourne through Wolfrage Recordings. He’s now coming up with another original single "Queen of the Club" in Hip Hop/Rap Genre. Prithvi has been DJing since the age of ten. The skills learnt in that time are evident in new single Rap Queen of the Club produced in Hip Hop Genre, a get-down of epic proportions. With banging drums, frenzied melodies and powerful rhymes, you’d be hard pushed not to get caught in the action of Queen of the Club.
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History Publishing to Bring Out Innovative Presidential Novel

The power and personality of American presidents from Washington to Lincoln will be seen in a majestic novel that sweeps across the early American landscape.

All conversations, views or events are based on historical record or a well-informed guess”

— Brad McKim

NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE, USA, March 17, 2018 / — History Publishing Media Group LLC's HPC Fiction imprint an affiliate of History Publishing Company will publish "A Presidents Story," a novel by Brad McKim in its late spring collection of selective historical fiction. The story line, is a creative and innovative story of the development of the United States as seen through the eyes and behavior of American Presidents from Washington to Lincoln. In this unique novel, the author captures the humanity of each president and it is through that humanity that the story line develops carrying the reader through the challenges each president faces and the connective links of one president to his successors. This is a work of fiction based on many factual events. Most of the significant events described occurred.

Author Brad McKim,a longtime student of the American presidency states that almost none of the quoted conversations occurred, however, where events did occur, each President’s proximity or attitude toward those events is roughly accurate. “All conversations, views or events are based on historical record or a well-informed guess as to what each President would have done or thought at the time.”

Through extensive research of the American presidential line, the author came to appreciate their strengths, their weaknesses, their victories, their potential, their passions and their tragedies. Most of all, he was fascinated by their humanity. That deep understanding is the essence of "A Presidents Story."

Raised in Southern California, Brad McKim practiced law for thirty years while living in Colorado, Texas, Alaska and London, England where he served as chief counsel for the largest division of BP. Through his work and his love for travel, he has visited all 50 states as well as over 60 countries. In 2015 he left the practice of law to become an arbitrator and to pursue other passions including his lifelong enthusiasm for presidential history. He lives in Wyoming with his first passion, his wife Kay.

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Kelleher International Matchmaking celebrates 30 years of perfect matches.

Kelleher International Matchmaking, the premiere matchmaking service for the busy elite, is celebrating 30 years of satisfied clients.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA , USA, March 16, 2018 / — SAN FRANCISCO, CA February 22, 2018, – In the late 1980s, Jill Kelleher founded Kelleher International Matchmaking to fill a void in high-end relationship services. She discovered a client base of high profile men and women looking for a personal touch and a serious approach to relationship matching.

Today, Kelleher International Matchmaking is the largest privately owned matchmaking firm in the United States. The clients served by Kelleher have important concerns in relationships that go beyond the limits of standard dating services and apps such as Tinder or Match. "We do have a way of customizing the matchmaking, but a computer does not calculate it. We start with the priorities, asking the most important questions first, and then work our way from there," said founder Jill Kelleher. Transparency and honesty are values that Kelleher's clients value, and with the firm's personalized approach of hand-selecting matches, they've grown from their beginnings in the 1980s to the celebrated position that they hold today.

Not only has Kelleher created a highly successful service for matchmaking based on the standard romantic criteria; they have also created a mechanism for matching people based on philanthropic interests, enabling matched clients to support important causes together. "We like to call it changing the world one match at a time,” says Amber Kelleher-Andrews, CEO of Kelleher. In the last four years, they have raised over three million dollars for various causes.

For Kelleher International matchmaking, it's much more than a numbers game. What matters is helping clients find a lasting match, and in that goal, they've been eminently successful. "70% of our clients find a winning match on their first go around,” says Alexandra, a member of the Kelleher team.

About: Kelleher International Matchmaking is a globally recognized leader in personalized, successful matchmaking services for high-profile men and women who value privacy, honesty, and transparency.

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Napa Valley Arts in April begins in Calistoga with ‘SARAFORNIA’

A grassroots celebration spotlights the bohemian spirit of Calistoga, April 5-8

CALISTOGA, CA, UNITED STATES, March 16, 2018 / — Throughout the month of April, the entire Napa Valley celebrates an arts-inspired series of events. In Calistoga, from April 5-8, the 8th annual “Arts in April” continues to foster a unique, identifiable sense of place through locally produced and presented events paired with Napa Valley’s wine, culinary and resort offerings. Calistoga’s anchor event, “SARAFORNIA”, will kick-off the monthly celebration featuring works that span artistic disciplines and genres.

During SARAFORNIA, art lovers near and far will enjoy the eclectic experiences of Flower Bomb, sip Calistoga wines and stroll through art galleries during the Creativity Crawl, and become spellbound by stories shared at the Storytelling Speakeasy.

Visit the immersive and interactive ENGAGE Art Fair at the Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga on Saturday and Sunday; then, catch the SARAFORNIA Streetcar, a festive decorated trolley, for a complimentary ride into downtown. Children will love riding on the streetcar, as well as the kid-friendly arts and crafts at Art in Bloom, hosted by the Calistoga Art Center.

Flower Bomb features fresh, artistic floral designs created in response to contemporary artworks in an exhibit titled “Artist Spring: The Fire and the Rose are One”. This visually explosive and fragrant exhibit will be held at Sofie Contemporary Arts, the newest gallery in Calistoga, located at 1407 Lincoln Avenue. The opening reception for Flower Bomb is Thursday, April 5 from 4-7 p.m. The floral installation will run through Sunday, April 8, with the art exhibit open through late May.

The Creativity Crawl on Saturday, April 7 from 4-7 p.m. highlights participating downtown art galleries, boutique shops and tasting rooms where guests may admire the works of artists such as Elizabeth and Olof Carmel, Carlo Marchiori, Guy Pederson, Paul Youngman and more. Socialize with local and Bay Area artists while sipping some of the world-class wines of Calistoga and listening to live music. Watch a chocolate painting demonstration by earth&sky chocolates chocolatier, Laura Koerth, see a chalk mural being created by artist, Chelsea Ritter-Sorenen of CHALK R!OT, and more, before heading up to the Storytelling Speakeasy.

At the Storytelling Speakeasy, the artistic medium of words takes center stage during the Storytelling Speakeasy on Saturday, April 7 from 6-9 p.m. at Tank Garage Winery, located at 1020 Foothill Boulevard in Calistoga. Inside this retro-chic winery, you will experience a curated presentation of spoken word, poetry and storytelling, interspersed with selections of live music to cleanse the mental palate. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass, and 1920s attire is encouraged, but not required.

Spend the weekend in Calistoga at a luxury resort or cozy B&B and experience the vibrant arts and culture of SARAFORNIA. This bohemian destination, known for wine, wellness and relaxation, is located at the top of the Napa Valley. Even better, Calistoga is a mere 30-minute drive from the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport, making it a most accessible destination within the Napa Valley. For more information about #SARAFORNIA, #ArtsinApril and ENGAGE Art Fair, go to or call (707) 942-6333.

About Calistoga Visitor’s Center
The city of Calistoga is a Napa Valley town known for its natural geothermal waters, popular spas, relaxed atmosphere, adventures hiking and biking trails, wide variety of wineries and great dining. For information about lodging and dining options, local wineries, spas and events in Calistoga, go to You can also find Visit Calistoga on Facebook at, Twitter @VisitCalistoga and Instagram at VisitCalistoga.


Charlene Peters
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