New Product Will Improve Waste Diversion, Composting and Recycling Practices

Telescopic Rails and Legs allow unit to accept any size bag in the market

Collecting leaves and branches with the green bag or recyclables with the blue mesh bag

Great for drying your towels or holding your plates and glasses

Use the portable roll up table top and poly cloth bag for filleting your fish

Customize with your favourite Team Logo of Company Name

Excellent for collecting debris and recyclables

World Wide Launch of the Kwik Bagit Eco/System is sure to improve Waste Diversion, Compositing and Recycling Practices with this Patent Pending Portable Device.

“Proper Waste Diversion and Recycling Starts at the SOURCE – IN THE HOME.The Kwik Bagit Eco/System with the reusable poly/ cloth bags will help to save our Environment for a Greener Planet".”

— Harold Sokyrka

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA, November 1, 2018 / — President and Inventor Harold Sokyrka (President of Kwik Bagit Products International Inc.) launches the Kwik Bagit Eco/System on popular Crowd Funding Platform

After 2 years of R&D, this Patent Pending Utility Device is ready for the worldwide marketplace. The easy to use System encourages the use of machine washable Poly/Cloth Bags to reduce the amount of plastic bags entering municipal landfills and recycling depots. The reusable bags will save consumers from buying plastic bags that take over 100 years to decompose and it will also save the environment by reducing the amount of unnecessary single-use, oil-based plastic bags that are entering our landfills.

The “Kwik-Bag-It-Eco-System” is an Eco-Friendly Portable Utility Device that uses Telescopic Rails and Legs that can be reconfigured to fit any debris collecting bags in the marketplace. Primarily used for the collection of compostable organic waste and debris and for the storage of refundable recyclables.

The System also uses exclusive Retainer Clips that hold the bags to the rails of the unit which makes it so easy to fill and unload the bags. Sokyrka says "You no longer need a third arm or second person to hold the bag open while it is being filled. And once the bag is full – you simply release the clips and the bag falls to the ground and the full bag can then be unloaded into the compost or recycling depot. If it requires a cleaning, a simple spray with water will permit the bag to be used hundreds of times.

Another feature of the Kwik Bagit Eco/System is the portable roll-up tabletop, making it an excellent device to take camping, fishing or to a picnic or the beach where the unit not only collects your debris but it can be used to dry your towels and have a place to set your drinks on as well. This Unit is called the "Outback" and it can easily be strapped to a backpack or put into your camper or RV.

There is also a Commercial Pro Model that is used in the construction industry and is excellent for disaster relief clean up saving companies hundreds of dollars spent on single-use plastic bags. The bag on this unit can hold up to 50 lbs of debris, that has canvas straps and can be used dozens of times. Food Truck operators and Street Vending Carts will see a great benefit because the unit not only acts as a portable debris/recycling collector, but it also has a unique new advertising medium, to display their company logo or events. Tailgaters will love it because they can customize the bag with their favorite team logo. Community and School sports teams, choirs and bands will find this to be an excellent fundraising unit, as it will help to raise money for their organization and advertise their team logo at the same time.

The new sign medium will be another advantage to the homeowner as well as real estate companies because the unit can be secured to the ground to advertise signage for garage sales, house sale or rental suites, and for open house events.

During the launch of the Crowdfunding Campaign on IndieGoGo, the Kwik Bagit Eco/System will range in price from $19 US to $54 US, with volume discounts for multiple orders. Every pledge will receive a Complimentary Leak Proof Compost Bag that has a Zipper Seal that keeps odors in while compost from the kitchen is collected. This simple household bag will help to divert valuable compost material to the residence compost bin or from sending it to the landfill.

As municipalities all over the world struggle with trying to improve Waste Diversion, Compositing and Recycling Practices they are now burdened even more due to China's tough policy of now refusing any more recyclable material from offshore. As a result, Recycling Depots are scrambling to find alternative buyers and measures to deal with the stockpiling of recyclable materials, consequently now much of which is now ending up in the landfills because they have no place to sell it.

Sokyrka states that “Proper recycling starts AT THE SOURCE – in the HOME and by using cloth bags we will reduce the amount of unneeded and unwanted oil-based, oxo-degradable plastic bags from entering the municipal landfills.” He goes on to say, "Our USE ONCE – and DISCARD ATTITUDE needs to change". Sokyrka has also developed a Community Based Seminar called "DIVERT-RECYCLE and REUSE which is a 2-day seminar designed to educate the public about proper waste diversion techniques. This seminar can be purchased on the Indiegogo Crowd Funding Campaign as well.

He also goes on to say: "As more and more municipalities begin to realize that OIL BASED, OXO-DEGRADABLE PLASTICS BAGS are bad for our environment there will be more emphasis on discouraging residences and businesses from using plastic bags. Aside from having an outright ban on the use of plastic bags – the simple solution is to switch to using PolyCloth Bags that can be washed and used hundreds of times. This could be the beginning of a new approach to smarter waste diversion, and improved composting and recycling practices so that we can to strive for a “GREENER PLANET” and to help our Fragile Environment"!

Harold Sokyrka 306-717-3895
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Palm Beach estate finds, Asian antiques, archaeological artifacts all in Auction Life's Nov. 11-12 auction in Florida

Monumental pair of bronze Sphinx sculptures, each one 43.5 inches long and 26.5 inches tall (est. $3,000-$6,000).

Pair of gold gilt bronze and lapis French candelabra, 44 inches tall by 16.5 inches wide (est. $7,000-$10,000).

Oil on foam core board painting by Romero Britto (Brazilian, b. 1963), massive at nearly 8 feet long (est. $5,000-$10,000).

Bronze 11.5-inch-tall (with base) original maquette, or 3-D study, by Bill Mack, titled Tranquility (est. $1,000-$3,000).

Important 19th century Japanese Imperial vase, shaped in its entirety as a forest, 9.75 inches tall (est. $750-$1,500).

The two-day, two-session auction is primarily online, with phone and absentee bidding, plus limited seating is available for live bidders (RSVP required).

The majority of Day 2 items haven’t seen the light of day in decades. We’re excited to feature this once-in-a-lifetime collection of historical artifacts back to the world. Collectors, take note.”

— Tarek ElJabaly

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2018 / — WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A two-day, two-session auction featuring market-fresh Palm Beach estate finds on Day 1 and Asian antiques and archaeological artifacts on Day 2 will be held Sunday and Monday, November 11th and 12th, by Auction Life. It’s primarily an online, phone and absentee auction, with limited seating available for live bidders (RSVP is required).

Online bidding is facilitated by, and All lots can be viewed online now, on the Auction Life website. Visit

The Day 1 session, on Sunday, November 11th, will begin promptly at 1 pm Eastern time and feature more than 400 lots of antiques, collectibles, clocks, fine art, sculptures, bronzes, art glass, candelabra, furniture, jewelry, porcelain, crystal, watches and more. Most of the merchandise has been pulled from prominent estates and collections in Palm Beach and the surrounding region.

The Day 2 session, on Monday, November 12th, has a 7 pm Eastern start time and will boast 276 lots of Asian antiques and archaeological artifacts, comprising a large part of a 50-plus-year collection of a New York archaeologist and collector. He was also involved in curating several famous Asian art collections and wrote many articles on a wide range of topics.

“They’re all fresh-to-the-market finds,” said Tarek ElJabaly, the owner and auctioneer of Auction Life, based in Loxahatchee, of the Day 2 offerings. “The majority of these items haven’t seen the light of day in decades. We’re excited to feature this once-in-a-lifetime collection of historical artifacts back to the world. Collectors, take note.”

Most of the auction’s expected top lots are in the Day 1 catalog. An 8-carat natural Colombian square-cut emerald, with good clarity and provenance, has an estimate of $25,000-$35,000; and a dazzling pair of Van Cleef & Arpels Snowflake Lampion diamond platinum earrings, having 98 diamonds with a total weight of 5.79 ctw, ranging from F to VS, should bring $15,000-$20,000.

An enormous original oil on foam core board painting by Romero Britto (Brazilian, b. 1963), depicting the sun rising over the water, signed upper left and so large (at almost 8 feet long) it can be folded in half, is estimated at $5,000-$10,000. Also, a monumental pair of bronze Sphinx sculptures, each one about 43 ½ inches long and 26 ½ inches tall, should realize $3,000-$6,000.

Another Day 1 bronze is the 11 ½ inch tall (with base) original maquette, or 3-D study, by Bill Mack (American, b. 1949), titled Tranquility (1996), signed and numbered (“15/150”), and atop a revolving black marble base (est. $1,000-$3,000). Another lot to watch is a pair of gold gilt bronze and lapis French candelabra, 44 inches tall by 16 ½ inches wide (est. $7,000-$10,000).

Star lots of the Day 2 session should include an early Bronze Age (early Spedos variety), circa 2500 BC Cycladic marble figure of a reclining female, 5 ½ inches tall and excavated from the Green Islands (est. $2,000-$4,000); and an important 19th century Japanese Imperial vase shaped in its entirety as a forest, with 3-D birds and a scenic interior, 9 ¾ inches tall (est. $750-$1,500).

Two Egyptian lots carry identical estimates of $750-$1,500. One is a green porphyrite pharaoh’s head, a rare archaeological tomb piece, circa 16th Dynasty, overall 4 ½ inches tall on a base. The other is a limestone carved stele (standing slab with hieroglyphic carving or sculptured design), depicting the figures Isis and Osiris, carved on both sides, 8 ½ inches in height including base.

For those who prefer to wear their antiquities, there is a Spanish “Piece of 8” coin salvaged from the 1622 Atocha shipwreck, mounted in a round pendant and hanging on a 20-inch sterling silver necklace (est. $1,250-$2,500); and a scarce New Zealand green nephrite Hei-Tiki Maori tribal ancestor pendant, measuring nearly 3 inches in length and weighing 38 grams (est. $400-$800).

Auction previews are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, or to RSVP for limited seating at the live venue in the West Palm Beach area, please call Auction Life at (561) 757-1551. They can also be reached at

Auction Life’s team of consulting specialists has over 50 years of combined experience in the fields of estate jewelry, fine art, sterling silver, diamonds and antiques. Tarek Jabaly has been heavily involved in the South Florida auction industry for years, as an auctioneer, estate buyer, manager, auction coordinator and consignor liaison.

Auction Life, Inc. is currently seeking quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about selling an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (561) 757-1551 or you can email them at To learn more about Auction Life, Inc. and the two-day, two-session auction scheduled for November 11th and 12th, visit

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Auction Life, Inc.
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Clay Clark, Acclaimed Business Consultant, Explains Why the Sear’s Bankruptcy was Inevitable

“Passionately and persistently trying to sell consumers things they do not want is the key to systematic failure,” explains Clark.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2018 / — Clay Clark, founder of Thrive15 and creator of the “Thrivetime Show – Business School Without the BS,” a podcast with over half a million monthly downloads, states that the bankruptcy of Sear’s, a company that has been in business for over 125 years, was inevitable.

“Passionately and persistently trying to sell consumers things they do not want is the key to systematic failure,” explains Clark. A man of many talents, Clark has been called the “Jim Carey of Entrepreneurship.” In recent years, he has also worked as a business growth consultant, educator, and entertainer of choice for countless clients.

Sears Holdings, which owns the Sears and Kmart department stores, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy October 14th as a final effort to save two dying retail concepts. At the time the company said it was closing 142 stores nationwide — including 16 in California. The company has since filed legal notices with the state reporting 1,211 layoffs at 15 stores in California by year’s end. It hopes it can stay open during the holiday season as it seeks to reorganize, but these events have been a long time coming.

Clark believes that it can all be traced back to financial planner Eddie Lampert’s poor business decisions. In 2003, Lampert bought the bonds of the failing discount retailer Kmart and converted those bonds into a controlling position in Kmart’s equity, merging Kmart with Sears, who back then was a conservatively run but still thriving nationwide retailer. However, he decided not to invest the capital needed to refurbish the Sears and Kmart stores to keep their inventory and appearance fresh. Instead, he made a huge gamble to invest in Sears’s website and online shopping. He was too early, and the Sears customer base never cottoned to shopping online, instead moving to more popular websites such as Amazon over the following years.

“I hope that this can serve as a wake-up call for any small-business owners out there who find themselves attempting to sell ice to Eskimos,” concludes Clark.

Those interested in hearing more about Clay Clark can follow The Thrivetime Show – “Business School without the BS” with Clark and his co-host: optometrist turned business tycoon Doctor Robert Zoellner. The award-winning team has been featured on Forbes, Fast Company, Bloomberg, and Pando Daily. Currently, the podcast has over 1,300 episodes, and has featured Emmy Award-Winners, New York Times best-selling authors, NFL Players, and NBA Players.

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Author Shares Cooking From Within At The Miami Book Fair 2018!

Cooking from Within: Telepathically Received Recipes from The Holy Order of Yodh

Cooking from Within: Telepathically Received Recipes from The Holy Order of Yodh

Author Shares Cooking From Within At The Miami Book Fair 2018!

NEW ROCHELLE, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, October 30, 2018 / — The books are definitely coming to downtown Miami as the nation’s finest literary festival, the Miami Book Fair International holds its annual celebration. This eight-day literary party will commence on November 11 with over a hundred-thousand readers and writers in attendance. Distinguished authors from the United States and other parts of the globe, as well as book lovers, will be gracing the Fair and its many activities.

Formerly known as “Books by the Bay”, the Miami Book Fair was founded in 1984 by Miami-Dade College. The growth and success of the very first event which took place in the same year were endeavored by Miami-Dade College in cooperation with the Miami-Dade Public Library System, Wolfson Campus President, Eduardo J. Padron, and local independent bookstore owners Mitchell Kaplan of Books & Books and Craig Pollock of BookWorks. The team had reached their success during the 90’s, when the two-day street fair grew steadily and became the largest literary festival in the country, thus acquiring its well-earned name, Miami Book Fair.

AuthorCentrix celebrates its second year as one of the exhibitors at the Fair. The company will be gracing the event with Guru Madeleine, an outstanding member of The Holy Order of Yohd, a brotherhood of awakened masters and servers. This year at the Fair, she brings to the readers, exemplary recipe book that moves with physical and spiritual balance for every person who seeks remedy through food. A chance for one-to-one Author Interview and Book Signing with the Guru await everyone!

Guru Madeleine offers a distinctive approach in her piece of work. Cooking from Within: Telepathically Received Recipes from The Holy Order of Yodh contains recipes that are designed to promote a more healthy approach to living and responsible behaviour on the part of the reader. It is helpful for all those on medication or with specific medical conditions such as food allergy, as appropriate substitutions are presented with complete details. A must-read for everyone!

The Festival will bring over hundreds of renowned national and international exhibitors together as it continues to become a model for other fairs across the country. Events and activities include the Street Fair, book signings, live music, workshops, and readings and discussions with notable authors from both, the U.S., and from around the world.

The Miami Book Fair 2018 invites the book lovers to join the annual celebration, as it remains to uphold the cognizance of reading ability and literary arts in the city’s multi-ethnic community, making it the nation’s undisputable, finest literary festival!

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GoSun To Provide 1,500 Solar Cookers to Support American Red Cross Relief Efforts For Typhoon Yutu

GoSun will provide 1,500 of their GoSun Sport portable solar ovens to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts in the aftermath of Super-Typhoon "Yutu"

CINCINNATI, OH, USA, October 30, 2018 / — GoSun, the world’s leading solar cooking brand, will provide 1,500 of their GoSun Sport portable solar ovens to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts in the aftermath of Super-Typhoon “Yutu" which struck the U.S. Territories of the North Mariana Islands on Friday, October 26. The durable, portable eight-pound device cooks a wide variety of foods, anywhere under any conditions, fueled solely by the rays of the sun.

"While this event has gone largely unnoticed here in the States, Yutu has been described as the worst storm to impact a U.S. territory since 1935, and with 180 mile-per-hour winds, it was the strongest storm anywhere in the world this year," said GoSun’s CEO Patrick Sherwin.

The US Coast Guard and the American Red Cross initiated major relief efforts immediately following the storm. The Red Cross ordered 1,500 solar stoves – which GoSun provided at a deep discount – as part of the first load of critically-needed supplies set to depart today, Tuesday, October 30.

"According to the American Red Cross there was only so much fuel or bottled water that can be transported to the Islands," Sherwin said. The American Red Cross immediately went into action to source emergency supplies for the 50,000-plus inhabitants of Saipan and Tinian. Based on the extent of the devastation, the plan for aid to a remote island needs particular focus on long-term, reliable, fuel-free solutions to serve the need until significant rebuilding efforts can take place.

An American Red Cross Disaster Volunteer, Sherwin has made himself personally available to accompany the goods to aid with deployment and education on the unique vacuum insulated solar ovens. "GoSun solar cookers are truly ‘survival’ devices," he said. "While they were designed primarily for pleasure usage in everyday life, they are there for you in a pinch for when disaster strikes." GoSun's provision of these units is part of an ongoing relationship between the Cincinnati-based company and the American Red Cross.

Collin Guernsey
GoSun Inc.
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Recruiting for Good to Help Fund Gift Fun Trip for Mother's Day

Join Us to Surprise Your Mom On Mother's Day...Gift Her Our All-Inclusive Beauty Foodie Party in Maui

Join Us to Surprise Your Mom On Mother’s Day…Gift Her Our All-Inclusive Beauty Foodie Party in Maui

www.TheBeautyFoodie.Club, Our Moms Enjoy Fine Dining, Fun Parties, and Luxury Travel

www.TheBeautyFoodie.Club, Our Moms Enjoy Fine Dining, Fun Parties, and Luxury Travel

Recruiting for Good will help family members fund and gift 10 awesome L.A. moms with all-inclusive Beauty Foodie Trips to enjoy Maui's most rewarding festivals.

We Fund Gift Fun Trip Moms Party in Maui”

— Carlos Cymerman, Fun Advocate+Founder, The Beauty Foodie Club

SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2018 / — Recruiting for Good is Celebrating Women in Los Angeles; by sponsoring The Beauty Foodie Club. The staffing agency will help family members whose moms have made a difference for 10 years or more; fund a special all-inclusive Moms Party in Maui trip to gift on Mother's Day.

According to Recruiting for Good, Founder Carlos Cymerman, "Mother's Day is such an impactful day for moms to feel appreciated for all their sacrifice. Our all-inclusive Beauty Foodie Maui Trips are the perfect gift to show her how much you care."

Exclusive Mother's Day Gift 'Beauty Foodie Maui' Reward

1) Mom enjoys a round-trip flight from L.A. to Maui to experience either the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, or the Maui Film Festival in June 2019 (and 2 festival event tickets).
2) A 3-Night luxury hotel resort stay in Wailea.
3) A $500 gift card for beauty/spa services.

Mom is also invited to fine dining parties in Santa Monica sponsored by The Beauty Foodie Club for a period of one year.

How to Participate and Earn a Mother's Day Beauty Foodie Maui Party Trip

Email to arrange for a time to meet for coffee in Santa Monica, and see who you like to gift a VIP Mom Beauty Foodie Trip. The staffing agency will reward the first 10 people who successfully make a referral that leads to someone getting hired; a special all-inclusive Moms Party in Maui trip to gift on Mother's Day.

Carlos Cymerman adds, "Our personal and meaningful fund gifting service is meant to make a lasting difference…join us to celebrate mom all year long, and change her life for good."


The Beauty Foodie Club is an invite only Santa Monica based Social Club Celebrating and Rewarding Women Who Make a Difference; that helps members fund fun fulfilling life experiences to share with family and friends. Members enjoy fine dining, fun parties, and luxury travel to join come to our next Beauty Foodie Party in Santa Monica. www.TheBeautyFoodie.Club

Recruiting for Good is a socially progressive staffing company in Santa Monica, finding talented professionals great jobs, since 1998. Companies retain us to find the best talent in Accounting, Finance, Engineering/IT, Marketing, and Sales professionals. We reward referrals with fun life experiences. We sponsor and the Fun Social Club Celebrating Women www.TheBeautyFoodie.Club

Our Moms Work is a Santa Monica based community service sponsored by Recruiting for Good; offering cost free personal career mentoring services. In 2019, coming out with funded services to offset the cost of running a business for mom entrepreneurs and business owners. Our fun mission…"When we love life…the party never ends."

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The Beauty Foodie Club
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Helm Auction, Inc.'s online-only Holidaze! auction, December 1st, will feature Native American, pre-Columbian artifacts

Chupicuaro (Mexico) polychrome female doll made of clay and paint, 11 inches tall (est. $3,000-$12,000).

Original oil on canvas figural landscape painting by Latvian-born German painter Walter Kurau (est. $40,000-$55,000).

8th century Bactrian camel figure from the Tang dynasty, made of terra cotta and paint (est. $50,000-$150,000).

Circa 1890s Apache grain barrel, made by the White Mountain Apache in Arizona of willow and devil’s claw (est. $2,500-$5,000).

15th century Manises Valencia (Spain) ceramic dish, repaired (est. $3,500-$7,000).

The catalog also includes 20th century Native American and Mexican jewelry. Many pre-Columbian artifacts are from a high-end Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., estate.

Our December 1st catalog is wide-ranging, covering antiques and artifacts from all over the world. There is something for everyone, at every price range.”

— Diane Harvey

EL CAJON, CA, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2018 / — EL CAJON, Calif. – Helm Auction, Inc.’s end-of-year Holidaze! auction on Saturday, December 1st, will be jam-packed with over 550 lots of Native American artifacts (such as Navajo weavings and Pueblo pottery), pre-Columbian artifacts, other pre-historic items (like arrowheads and stone tools), oil paintings and other fine artwork, Oceanic, African and Asian tribal artifacts and more.

The catalog also includes Native American and Mexican jewelry from the 20th century. Many pre-Columbian artifacts are from a high-end Rancho Santa Fe, California estate, collected by a dentist and descended in the family. Items include fine Native American baskets, antique and decorative glass and ceramics, Japanese and Chinese antiques, plus Helm’s usual tribal offerings.

The online-only auction will get underway promptly at 9:15 am Pacific time, with internet bidding provided by, and via the Helm Auction website, at Absentee bids can be submitted via email, to, or by snail mail, to Helm Auction, Inc., 772 Jamacha Rd. #303, El Cajon, CA 92019. Due to staff limitations, there is no phone bidding.

“Our December 1st catalog is wide-ranging, covering antiques and artifacts from all over the world,” said Helm Auction owner Diane Harvey. “There is something for everyone, at every price range. In addition to our customary tribal offerings, we have partnered with our friend, author and antique dealer Leon Rosenstein, who will offer many of his finest antique pieces.”

Two rare and highly collectible lots are expected to battle for top earner of the sale. One is an original oil on canvas figural landscape painting by the Latvian-born German painter Johann Valters, better known as Walter Kurau (1869-1932). The painting, housed in a handsome gold gilt frame measuring an impressive 62 ½ inches by 61 ½ inches, should reach $40,000-$55,000.

Another is lot 201 – an 8th century Bactrian camel figure from the Tang Dynasty, made of terra cotta and paint and a fine example of a centuries-old ceramic (est. $50,000-$150,000). The camel stands 21 inches tall and is very finely modeled, with its head raised in a powerful, stately pose. The figure stands foursquare on a mahogany wood-fitted plinth measuring 8 inches by 6 inches.

Another lot to watch is the museum-quality Teotihuacan (Mexico) granite mask, 2,000 years old and measuring 8 ½ inches by 7 ½ inches by 3 ¾ inches. The mask, having core drilled eyes and mouth, has only some minor wear to the ear, nose and lower lip and should bring $3,000-$9,000.

The pre-Columbian artifacts from the Rancho Santa Fe estate will feature a Chupicuaro (Mexico) polychrome female doll made of clay and paint and large at 11 inches tall, with just a minor chip on the toe (est. $3,000-$12,000); and a large male Colima (Mexico) figure, also made of clay and paint and even larger at 13 ½ inches tall, with an unusual face (est. $3,000-$10,000).

Other pre-Columbian items will include a scarce stone turkey from Mexico City, Mexico, made of basalt, measuring 12 inches by 10 ½ inches by 9 inches, quite heavy (est. $2,000-$4,000); and a large stone head from Olmec, Veracruz, Mexico, pulled out of an old 1960s-era San Diego, California collection and showing a nick on the bridge of the figure’s nose (est. $3,000-$6,000).

Native American objects are highly collectible and will be plentiful in the sale. A large White Mountain Apache (Arizona) basket, made in the 1920s of willow and devil’s claw and measuring 18 inches by 3 inches, should command $2,500-$10,000. The basket has a fine geometric design.

Other Apache lots include a lovely old circa 1890s grain barrel, made by the White Mountain Apache in Arizona of willow and devil’s claw, having crosses, diamonds, deer and arrowhead designs (est. $2,500-$5,000); and a nice, polychrome San Carlos Apache (New Mexico) olla, circa 1940s, made of willow, red bud and devil’s claw, in good condition (est. $2,000-$6,000).

A Northern Plains Blackfoot/Cayuse dag knife with a fringed, square-bottom sheath from the Indian Wars period, made of wood, carbon steel, brass tacks and hard leather, 15 ½ inches in length, has an estimate of $1,000-$3,000. The pitted blade is decorated with file burns and brass tacks; the sheath is constructed of harness leather, sinew sewn. The knife is in excellent shape.

Rounding out the Native American category, a circa 1920s Pomo (San Francisco County, Calif.) beaded gift basket, made of grass and shell, very rare, is estimated to bring $1,000-$1,500; and a Northern Plains back rest, made of willow, string, sinew and cloth circa 1900, 55 inches long by 29 inches wide at the base, with nice paint and just a little cloth tearing, should hit $500-$1,500.

A pre-historic frog effigy mortar from the Columbia River region (USA), made of granite and boasting beautiful patina, has an estimate of $1,000-$10,000; a cache of Clovis arrowheads, made of basalt and obsidian and discovered around Pocatello, Idaho, should hit $3,000-$6,000; and a 15th century Manises Valencia (Spain) ceramic dish, repaired, should bring $3,500-$7,000.

Asian objects will feature a pair of Ming Dynasty porcelain plates, each plate 10 inches by 2 inches, with minor wear, has an estimate of $1,800-$3,600; while a stunning, hand-painted Japanese Edo Period painted porcelain bowl, 8 ½ inches by 4 ½ inches, should hit $750-$1,500.

A buyer’s premium of 22 percent will be applied to all winning bids. No returns. Previews are by appointment; one can be made by e-mailing Helm Auction, at, or by calling them at (619) 440-0320, at least two weeks prior to the date of the auction, December 1st.

Helm Auction, Inc. is an online auction firm specializing in Native American and tribal artifacts. It is owned by Diane Harvey and Craig P. Helm, Sr. Diane is from the American Northwest and has always been attracted to Native American art and jewelry. Craig is Helm Auction’s resident artifact expert and auctioneer and has been collecting Native American artifacts all his adult life.

For more information about Helm Auction, Inc., and the December 1st end-of-year Holidaze! online auction, please visit

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Breakside Brewery Partners with "Friends of Trees"

Breakside Brewery to support the work of Oregon nonprofit organization, Friends of Trees, at its Slabtown location.

We are thrilled with our Breakside partnership which will help green our region. This is critical to fighting climate change, cooling the planet, and cleaning our air & water.”

— Scott Fogarty, Friends of Trees

PORTLAND, OR, USA, October 30, 2018 / — Breakside Brewery Partners with "Friends of Trees"

Next month, Breakside Brewery will be supporting the work of Oregon nonprofit organization, Friends of Trees, at its Slabtown location. Each Tuesday during November, the brewery will be donating a portion of proceeds and hosting a representative to share the group’s mission with visitors.

Founded in 1989, Friends of Trees is committed to inspiring people to improve the natural world by planting trees together. Today, the organization is a nationally recognized, regional leader in improving the urban tree canopy and restoring sensitive natural areas—through programs delivered by thousands of volunteers.

Scott Fogarty, executive director for Friends of Trees said, "We are thrilled with our Breakside partnership which will help green our region. This is critical to fighting climate change, cooling the planet, and cleaning our air and water. It's this sort of community partnership that makes it possible for Friends of Trees to engage more than 6,000 volunteers to plant 50,000+ trees in our region every year."

When: Every Tuesday in November, 11am – close

Where: Breakside Brewery, 1570 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97210

What: Portion of each day’s sales donated to Friends of Trees. Those who attend all four Tuesdays can receive a stamp on a special Breakside fundraiser card and enter to win prizes at the close of November.

Contact: (503) 444-7597

More information on Friends of Trees can be found at:


Marie Melsheimer
Campbell Consulting
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What is a Healthy Alternative to Processed Foods? Try Crock Pot Meals

What A Crock | Healthy Crockpot Meal

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Crockpot Meals Are Healthier for Everyone

COLLINGDALE, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2018 / — We all love processed foods; most of us were raised on them because we had working parents. If you had to give up processed foods, could you do it? Could you even name one? Processed foods include cereals, cheese, canned vegetables, packaged meats (e.g., ham) and chips. They are bad for us because they contain artificial ingredients (e.g., preservatives), high-fructose corn syrup and sugar. They are one of the main causes of obesity in the U.S. because they are made to be over consumed (e.g., family-size), low in fiber and nutrients and contain trans-fats. Not to mention they contain GMOs – genetically modified organisms. Examples of GMOs include sucrose, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, and sweeteners. At What a Crock, our crockpot meals are made from pure, natural ingredients, which you can pronounce.

Another excellent example of processed foods are microwavable meals. They are quick to make and come in a variety of flavors, including ones that are “healthy” choices. However, did you ever the label on them? They are loaded with sodium, which prolongs their shelf-life. Also, some of the diet bars are low on carbs but high in sugar or artificial ingredients. Our healthy crockpot meals offer different portion sizes, which helps you control servings. The leftovers are just as good!

We created portions that are right for you and your family, whether you have a light or heavy appetite. All of our crockpot creations fit any budget and planning meals is easy. You can arrange to have healthy crockpot meals for the week, delivered to your door or you can pick them up. In standard meals, it’s easy to choose the pre-made ones due to time and budget. Even the sauces and salad dressings contain harmful ingredients, not to mention the dyes that are added to them. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to eat food containing red dye #40.

Crockpot Meals – a Healthy Alternative

Aside from being easy to make, our healthy crockpot meals on a budget are a lifestyle choice to help you and your family get on a better nutritious track. We have real chefs hand-pick the ingredients for each meal. They do the hard work of:

– trimming
– browning
– dicing
– slicing
– measuring
– crafting sauces
– and more!

You just pop the bag into your crockpot, setting the temperature and time and go. Our chefs put the ingredients together for a meal (per portion) and then vacuum seal them into a pouch. The pouch is then immediately frozen. You get the meal in as little as 24 hours of being frozen – the freshness is guaranteed. We feel it’s worth it to give our customers the very best homemade meal, instead of hitting the drive-thru or ordering take out. And our the meals come with easy-to-read instruction card.

You can also feel good about the fact that we are a family-owned and operated company. The only thing we have in common with the big food manufacturers is that we save you time. Time out of the kitchen and sitting down at the table to enjoy a wholesome meal with your family. You can order online or stop in one of our locations. We love meeting our customers and answering any questions.

About What a Crock Meals to Go™:

What a Crock began with a simple idea: produce nutritious slow cooker meals that help families save time and money. We have retail locations in Brookhaven, Garnet Valley, Ridley, Chestnut Hill and Quakertown. Make planning dinner easy without bundles. Choose from seafood, pork, chicken, sandwiches, soups, vegetables and more! Call us today at (484) 474-0451 or visit our website to place an order. Don’t forget we have gift cards!

This release was drafted by Results Driven Marketing, LLC: a full-service digital marketing, public relations, advertising, and content marketing firm located in Philadelphia, PA.

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Justin West, Founder/Managing Partner
What a Crock Meals to Go
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Earthen Tribe introduces a bright new look at sustainability with The Kaleidoscope Collection

Reusable Beeswax Sandwich Wrap

These reusable sandwich wraps are designed to mimic the vivid colors found in the natural world, reminding us that nature isn’t boring.

DURANGO, COLORADO, USA, October 30, 2018 / — Designer Sarah Thompson from Earthen Tribe has released her brand new signature line, The Kaleidoscope Collection. Each product will be individually made by the designer herself.

Earthen Tribe is known for helping environmentally conscious families save the planet with style.

Thus, for the first time, Sarah has created an entire product line of her favorite and most vibrant beeswax sandwich wraps. The new Kaleidoscope Collection was released live on October 16th, 2018.

The collection is being exclusively sold on the website where the limited products are scheduled to sell out by the end of the season.

The reusable wraps are designed to showcase the fun side of being sustainable with non boring colors and prints that make earth conscious moms feel as though they were an eco-fabulous superstar.

Several products come in popular designs to capitalize on today’s trends.

All wraps are made from organic beeswax which is antibacterial and water resistant. This means moms will be able to keep their little one’s food naturally safe and fresh.

Sarah is excited to welcome her fans to the new handmade product line collection they’ve been requesting.

About Earthen Tribe
Sarah Thompson started designing reusable snack and sandwich bags after she was faced with a very real problem. She hated wasting money and resources on disposable baggies to hold snacks for her toddler. After many years of creating reusable snack and sandwich bags by hand, and selling in a local children's boutique, Sarah’s products started gaining notoriety amongst the eco conscious industry.

Sarah Thompson
Earthen Tribe
+1 970-903-6332
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