Art Exhibit at the Church of Scientology Promotes Peace

Erica Rogers, National Director of Youth for Human Rights International, describes the group’s education initiative at the Peace Day celebration at the Church of Scientology in Washinton, D.C.

Erica Rogers, National Director of Youth for Human Rights International, describes the group’s education initiative at the Peace Day celebration at the Church of Scientology in Washinton, D.C.

Peace Day art exhibit at the Founding Church of Scientology in Washington, D.C.

Peace Day art exhibit at the Founding Church of Scientology in Washington, D.C.

Human rights was the theme of the art exhibit at the Church of Scientology in Washington, D.C.

Human rights was the theme of the art exhibit at the Church of Scientology in Washington, D.C.

Guests signed a petition to mandate human rights education in schools.

Guests signed a petition to mandate human rights education in schools.

An exhibit at the Founding Church of Scientology of Washington, D.C., showed that students from around the globe share the common dream of a world at peace.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2019 / — The National Office of Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) celebrated International Day of Peace with an interactive pop-up art exhibit at the Founding Church of Scientology in Washington, D.C., highlighting the history and importance of human rights. The exhibit featured student artwork from 13 countries.

“Touring through the exhibit was really moving,” said one visitor. “It inspired me to want to do more human rights activism in my community.”

Another said, “Art is powerful stuff and when you combine it with a message as powerful as basic human rights, that is life-changing.”

“We wanted to expand upon last year’s exhibit focus,” said Erica Rodgers, Director of the National Office of Youth for Human Rights International and organizer of the exhibit. “We curated an art exhibit that showcased beautiful artwork from students around the world that gave a powerful message of the pressing human rights issues that face our society globally. Understanding human rights in today’s political climate is vital. A more peaceful society will only happen when all people treat one another with respect and decency.”

Each year Youth for Human Rights International hosts global competitions for art, essays and poetry on human rights themes. The works of the winners and finalists of the 2019 art competition will be featured at the 2020 Peace Day Pop-Up Art Exhibit in Washington, DC.

Sylvia Stanard of the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office said that protecting the basic human rights of all people has been one of the core values of the Scientology religion since its founding in 1954. “L. Ron Hubbard was a humanitarian and firm supporter of human rights and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. He believed that human rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream, and as a natural result, the Church of Scientology sponsors human rights campaigns such as Youth for Human Rights International to help fulfill his vision of a better world where human rights are a living reality.”

Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and inspire them to become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace. YHRI teaches human rights education both in the classroom and in nontraditional educational settings such as through art, concerts and other interactive community events. To learn more, visit the Youth for Human Rights website or watch The Story of Human Rights documentary on the Scientology Network.

For more news on the Scientology religion and its humanitarian programs, visit the Scientology Newsroom.

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Good Nutrition for Brain Health & Its Impact on Alzheimer's Disease

Stephanie Howe

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Comfort Keepers strives to far exceed the expectations of every person we come in contact with, every day, through compassion, extraordinary care, memorable customer service, and by always delivering.”

— Stephanie Howe – Owner

TOMS RIVER, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2019 / — +++

Unfortunately, senior citizens are faced with numerous health issues as they age. One, in particular, is especially alarming – Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's disease is an incurable, progressive, fatal disease that typically strikes in the elderly, but can present itself in adults as young as age 40.

This disease is considered the most common form of dementia, which refers to a series of diseases that cause cognitive decline, affecting the person's memory and intellectual ability to the point where it interferes with their daily living activities.

Alzheimer's disease is particularly aggressive, causing memory loss in its patients, and also affecting their thinking and behavior. In the United States, Alzheimer's disease currently affects more than 5 million people, a number that is estimated to grow to 7.1 million by 2025.

While there are numerous risk factors for Alzheimer's that the public is aware of, including family history, genetics, and head injuries – there is one major risk factor that doesn't seem to get as much attention. That risk factor is the possible link between Alzheimer's and vascular disease, meaning that paying attention to your heart health is more important now than ever.

Since brain function is fed oxygen and nutrients by the vascular system, it is imperative that the vascular system is functioning well. If not, the brain is deprived of oxygen and essential nutrients, which can lead to disease in the brain – such as dementia.

Research shows that the very risk factors for vascular disease – hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol- are risk factors for Alzheimer's, as well.

Reducing Your Risk of Alzheimer's Disease With Healthy Brain Food

While it's true that a person does not have any control over family history or genetics, there are steps of action that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, such as abiding by a brain-healthy diet.
According to the Alzheimer's Association, a brain-healthy diet can be defined as "one that reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes, encourages good blood flow to the brain, and is low in fat and cholesterol."

The Alzheimer's Association recommends increasing intake of foods that have proven to protect brain cells, such as the ones found in the Mediterranean diet and DASH diet (which aims to reduce blood pressure.) Additionally, their suggestions for healthy eating include:

– Generally, dark-skinned fruits and vegetables have the highest levels of naturally occurring heart-healthy antioxidants, such as B vitamins. Such veggies include green leafy vegetables like kale and spinach, along with brussels sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, broccoli, beets, and eggplant. Fruits with high antioxidant levels include berries (which are said to contain flavonoid antioxidants) such as blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, along with prunes, raisins, plums, and cherries.

– Cold-water fish (halibut, mackerel, salmon, trout, and tuna) contain beneficial omega-3 fatty acids.

– Some nuts can be a useful part of the diet; almonds, pecans, and walnuts are a good source of vitamin E, an antioxidant.

– Consume whole grains (such as brown rice), poultry, nuts, and fish – more specifically, cold-water fish (tuna, salmon, halibut, mackerel, and trout) that contain beneficial omega-3 fatty acids.

– Limit intake of red meat and replace butter with healthy fats, such as olive oil.

It's important to note that studies have not been able to definitively state just how much of these brain foods are required to cause a noticeable impact on a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, there is some reliable data that shows that older women who primarily eat cruciferous vegetables and leafy greens seem to demonstrate the mental functioning that is two years younger than their counterparts who do not eat many of these mentioned veggies. Thus, incorporating as many of these brain-healthy foods as possible into your diet for brain benefits and brain power is recommended.

Overall, following a healthy mind diet, along with being both physically and socially active, maintaining a healthy weight and limiting the intake of alcohol, could offer substantial health benefits such as improving cognitive function and very well make a difference in reducing the risk of dementia or Alzheimer's.

If you have questions or you think we can help you with your loved one please contact directly at 732-557-0010

Alzheimer’s Association. (n.d.). Adopt a Brain-Healthy Diet.
Alzheimer’s Association. (n.d.). Alzheimer's Facts and Figures.
Alzheimer’s Association. (n.d.). Food, Eating and Alzheimer's.

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Alzheimer's Disease: The Early Signs/Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

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Stephanie Howe Comfort Keepers of New Jersey

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The Importance of Alzheimer's & Dementia Early Detection

You are not alone. We can help with dementia care and Alzheimer's care for your loved one at home, giving you the support you need in Toms River, NJ”

— Stephanie Howe – Owner

TOMS RIVER, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2019 / — ++

Today, Alzheimer's disease research and awareness is a huge widespread cause across the globe. In the United States alone, millions across the nation have been impacted by the disease as either a patient themselves or caregiver of a loved one – and that number impacted by memory loss only grows all over the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death among U.S. adults.

And, when it comes to Alzheimer's disease awareness, one of the most important elements is education – not just on what Alzheimer's is, but also the research that is currently being conducted to find a cure.

Early detection of symptoms used to be one aspect of Alzheimer's education that was less emphasized, but is now, fortunately, gaining more attention. This is because further testing and research is now being conducted to learn how the brain starts to change years before severe memory loss symptoms even occur in Alzheimer's patients.

As a result of this Alzheimer's research, now more than ever, organizations are aiming to increase the number of people who are aware of their diagnosis. An Alzheimer's diagnosis – even early-stage, is incredibly difficult for everyone involved. However, identifying early-onset Alzheimer's sooner rather than later can make a world of difference in the patient's quality of life.

Early detection of Alzheimer's not only allows the possibility of the senior participating in clinical trials, but it also provides patients and their families the chance to plan for the next steps and to find the appropriate level and fit of care.

Early Symptoms/Stages of Alzheimer's

Educating yourself on the disease and knowing the symptoms of the disease and recognizing cognitive decline warning signs can help by giving you time rather than your loved one being diagnosed with late-stage Alzheimer's. Additionally, it's also a good idea to familiarize yourself with family history of dementia.
Below are some of the common early symptoms and risk factors that Alzheimer's disease is often accompanied by, that family caregivers and older people should be aware of. For a more extensive list of Alzheimer's first symptoms and signs of mild cognitive impairment, visit the National Institute on Aging website.

If family members or clients notice any of these memory problems, they should schedule a physician appointment to seek medical advice right away to determine if this could be Alzheimer's/dementia or just normal aging. From there, your loved one might be referred to a neurologist for a more thorough exam.

 Expressing concern or worry about memory capabilities

 Reluctance to plan for future events, especially for those who are typically time planners

 Forgetting recent events and learned information, important events or dates, or repeatedly asking for the same information

 Trouble problem-solving or managing finances such as balancing their checkbook

 Disengaging from daily tasks at work, favorite hobbies or pastimes, or social events

 Becoming lost while driving, especially on familiar roads

Poor judgment or decision making

 Increased mood swings and personality changes

 Easily, and frequently, losing track of time

 Difficulty following or joining a conversation, struggling with vocabulary to find the right words, and using the wrong words for everyday things

 Inability to judge space/distance and understand visual images

 Misplacing items and lacking the ability to retrace steps to find them

 Sleep problems (falling or staying asleep)

 Increased anxiety or feelings of depression in daily life

 Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home

Comfort Keepers® Toms River Can Help

At Comfort Keepers® Toms River, our professional care team is trained to identify changes in client behavior such as signs of onset Alzheimer's disease and report them to the family. For those suffering from Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, our caregivers can help them remain safe and comfortable at home, while providing everything from assistance with daily activities such as laundry and housekeeping to meal preparation and transportation. Learn more about how we can help seniors and other adult clients by contacting Comfort Keepers Toms River today at (732) 557-0010.


Harvard Health Publishing – Harvard Medical School. “Looking for early signs of Alzheimer’s.” Web. 2017.

Alzheimer’s Association. “10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s.” Web. 2018.

Reader’s Digest. “10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Every Adult Should Know” by Lauren Gelman. Web. 2018.





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Alzheimer's Disease: How to Deal With Difficult Alzheimer's & Dementia Behavior

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With alzheimers disease behavior there is no one-size-fits-all approach for every person or situation.

Comfort Keepers strives to far exceed the expectations of every person we come in contact with, every day, through compassion, extraordinary care, memorable customer service, and by always delivering”

— Stephanie Howe – Owner


In the United States, more than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people living with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia as reported by the Alzheimer's Association.

While caring for a loved one can be a rewarding experience for many, that's not to say there aren't any challenges. And, those challenges are only more complicated when the friend or family member you or caring for is a senior suffering from Alzheimer's disease, sundowning, or dementia.

Behavioral changes in a person with Alzheimer's can occur for many reasons, including physical discomfort, confusion, over-stimulation, medication, exhaustion due to sleep disturbance, or even changes in routine.

Understanding behavioral change causes is critical not only for caregivers but for families and friends, as well. This knowledge is helpful for private caregivers and family caregivers to learn how to manage these behaviors and personality changes which will allow them to provide safe and effective support and diffuse any tense scenarios.

These behavioral symptoms can include:

– Confusion
– Aggressive behavior or anger
– Depression
– Anxiety
– Hallucinations
-Suspicion Pacing or wandering

But, most importantly, caregivers need to remember that challenging behaviors in older adults may not be entirely avoidable. Also, they must remember that it is not the fault of the person suffering from memory loss. Unfortunately, these behavioral changes can be typical side effects of the disease.

And, while there is no one-size-fits-all approach for every person or situation, there are some methods that have proven helpful to caregivers in dealing with such symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and dementia:

Keeping a schedule – In seniors with Alzheimer's or dementia, setting a schedule for daily activities and sticking to it is often reassuring to them.
Staying calm – While it may sound easier said than done, avoid losing your patience and arguing with the senior, as this can sometimes lead to an outburst.
Mindful communication – Don't underestimate the power of communication. Speaking in a friendly manner and using soothing tones can help calm memory loss patients.
Exercise – As long as exercise is approved by the senior's care providers, it can act as a great stress reliever.
Participating in activities – Enjoyable hobbies and even household chores can help manage challenging behavior in seniors.

Comfort Keepers® Robbinsville Can Help

At Comfort Keepers® Robbinsville, we provide customized dementia care and Alzheimer's care for clients who are experiencing symptoms of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease as an alternative to nursing home care. Our Comfort Keepers® are specially trained and ready to help your loved one in New Jersey. Our specially trained Comfort Keepers engage clients in intellectual, physical and emotional interactions that complement medical treatment and improve the quality of life for everyone involved. We are knowledgeable in all stages of Alzheimer's disease – early stages and late stages and can help you identify alarming symptoms. For more information on how in-home caregiving may help those with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, contact Comfort Keepers® Robbinsville today at (609) 890-2888.


National Institute on Aging. “Managing Personality and Behavior Changes in Alzheimer’s.” Web. 2017.

Verywell Health. “Complete Guide to Challenging Behaviors in Dementia.” Web. 2019.

Alzheimer’s Association. “Stages and Behaviors.” Web.

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Foster Kids Art Contest

Call for entries, cover art contest. Entry is free
Prison Living Magazine is hosting a cover contest for a future cover of Prison Living Magazine.

The opioid epidemic and America’s failed war on drugs has crucified a generation of children who have been caught in the middle. We hope our art contest will raise awareness of much needed prison reform and provide a window of opportunity for disadvantaged children who have few opportunities.

The first place winner will receive $200 and their art-image will be on a future cover of Prison Living Magazine.
*Deadline for entries is February 28, 2020.
**For complete details visit our Facebook page, or snail mail us at Prison Living Magazine, P. O. Box 10302, Glendale, AZ 85318

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Visit Istanbul in 2020 on a Gem's of the Southeast Danube Cruise

Sophia Hagia Museum

Former Mosque Sophia Hagia in Instanbul

AmaCerto Double balcony cabin

AmaCerto Double balcony cabin

Budapest Parliament at night

Budapest Parliament at night

Europeanbarging is announcing that with the 2020 Danube cruises of Gems of the SE Europe, guests have the chance to visit Istanbul on a 3 night land tour.

SPRING, TX, USA, September 30, 2019 / — Gems of the Southeast river cruise itinerary covers the lower Danube, cruising between Budapest Hungary and Giurgiu Romania and includes 5 countries. In addition to Hungary and Romania, guests will visit Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria on the cruise and Turkey and Austria for pre or post cruise programs

Istanbul, once known as Constantinople is a city rich in cultures and history with much to offer. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited spots of the world, it's exotic architecture including mosques, colorful basilicas, cathedrals and centuries old ancient bazaars. Istanbul is located on the Bosphorus peninsula and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Istanbul lies at the crossroads between the East and the West, Istanbul is Turkey’s largest city and a city with vibrant mix of cultures
Some of the sites to experience in Istanbul during your land program include:

Visit the great sites including the iconic Blue Mosque and beautiful Hagia Sophia (cathedral-turned-museum) it was the center of the Roman and Byzantine city and is a great place to begin exploring Istanbul. At the Hippodrome, see the Egyptian Obelisk of Theodosius (the oldest monument of Constantinople) and the Serpent Column from the Delphi oracle remain, having been in this same location since the 4th century. The four bronze horses that used to be on top of the emperor's box were looted during the crusades at this ancient chariot-racing arena. They are now on the façade of Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice.

The Old City reminds one of the ancient times of the Roman Empire. The centuries-old city walls stand out. Extending for nearly 14 miles (22 kilometers) and stretching from the Sea of Marmara to the Golden Horn, these walls have stood for centuries. They were demolished twice in their history: first, by the Latin Crusaders who intended to head toward the Holy Land in 1204 and again in 1453 by the Ottoman Turks in their attempts to conquer the city.

The Valens Aqueduct (located within the old walls), was once part of the Roman aqueduct. It was the single longest ancient aqueduct system ever to be built – nearly 270,000 square feet (250,000 meters). Completed by Roman Emperor Valens in the late 4th century AD, it was used by the Byzantines and later the Ottomans, and was operational until the end of the 19th century.

Topkapi Palace, dating back to the 15th century, is rich in the history of the Ottoman Empire. Overlooking the ocean, from it's hillside location, its 27 towers and three miles of stone wall were at one time an official royal residence of the Ottoman sultans and the seat of the Turkish government. It is a museum now and considered the largest and oldest palace in the world. Inside, take a look at the harem’s quarters, and the seat of government. Some of the artifacts inside the museum include: collection of old weapons used by the sultans, palace kitchens with their huge porcelain collections, and the treasury with its collection of jewels and clocks, including the Topkapi Dagger and the stunning 86 carat Spoonmaker's diamond.

With the 3 night land program in Istanbul, guests will embark on a walking tour that will visit the Hagia Sophia, formerly a church, then a mosque before becoming a museum; the Blue Mosque and for those interested a guide will take you to the Grand Bazaar. The second day spend at the spectacular Ottoman Sultans' Grand Palace of Topkapi, home to every Sultan from the 15 – 19th centuries.

Cruise departures start in March and conclude in November. March 22, November 1 and 8 are also Wine Themed itineraries. Cruise rates start at $2899 per person and include the 7 night cruise, all meals, wine with meals, daily happy hour, multi choice excursions and Wi-Fi.

Experience Istanbul in all its splendor as part of your pre or post-cruise hotel/land extension on 2020 Gems of Southeast Europe cruises!

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American Bottle Auctions' two-part Auction #67, featuring the Ken Fee collection, will be held November 29, January 24

American Bottle Auctions’ Auction #67 will feature the Ken Fee collection of mostly Western bitters bottles, to include a rare blue Cassin’s Grape Brandy Bitters bottle (fourth from left).

Wonser’s USA Indian Root Bitters, an unusually shaped early San Francisco bottle in a bright aqua coloration, circa 1871-73, one of a dozen aqua examples known (est. $10,000 to $15,000).

N.B. Jacobs Rosenbaum Bitters San Francisco, circa 1864-1868, variant 2, the smaller size with the Rosenbaum name embossed, beautiful yellow with a lot of green (est. $3,000-$5,000).

Lacour’s Bitters Sarsapariphere; Louis Lacour and his fascination with the lighthouse is evident in this beautiful green early San Francisco bitters bottle in mint condition (est. $10,000-$20,000).

Chalmer’s Catawba Wine Bitters, a rare bottle in mint condition and one of only a dozen known, in the shape of a whiskey blown exclusively in aqua, circa 1872-1873 (est. $10,000-$20,000).

The two-part online-only auction will include a 150-year-old blue Cassin’s Grape Brandy Bitters bottle so rare that for years many doubted its very existence.

No one had seen Ken Fee’s collection of over 300 bottles in four decades. Many of the bottles are outstanding examples that should bring anywhere from a few hundred to many thousands of dollars.” ”

— Jeff Wichmann

SACRAMENTO, CALIF., UNITED STATES, September 30, 2019 / — The legendary Ken Fee collection of mostly Western bitters bottles, to include a 150-year-old blue Cassin’s Grape Brandy Bitters bottle so rare that for years many doubted its very existence, will be sold across two online auctions by American Bottle Auctions in Auction #67. The first will be on Friday, November 29th; the second will be on January 24th, 2020.

“No one had seen Ken Fee’s collection of over 300 bottles in probably four decades,” said Jeff Wichmann of American Bottle Auctions, online at “It only came to light following his death this past November, and I’ve been working with the family ever since to sort through it all. Many of the bottles are outstanding examples that should bring anywhere from a few hundred to many thousands of dollars.”

The real prize, Wichmann said, is the Cassin’s bottle, which he thinks could sell for six figures. “There had been some speculation as to where he got it, but we now know he bought it in the 1960s from a fellow named Alan Wilson. Apparently, it was dug in Eureka, California and Wilson bought it from the guy who found it. He then sold it to Ken Fee for the princely sum of one thousand dollars, payable at one hundred dollars a month.” Fee later said, “When I first saw it, lying on an old pink towel at the family home in Salt Lake City, I had to do a double take. I didn’t really know for sure what I was looking at.”

Wichmann continued, “Call it sapphire or bluish teal. Look at a photo and you’ll be convinced that legends, no matter how long buried, can, in an instant, appear before your very eyes. We do know it’s the second, more functionally stable variant, thank you, with the corners not so ready to burst and every bit as perfect as the day it was made in the late 1860’s. Not a scratch on it.”

The Cassin’s Bitters is arguably the greatest Western bitters blown. Made in San Francisco in 1867 and 1868, its shape was meant to resemble a cello. The first variant of the bottle had thin corners and because of the fragility of the bottle only a couple remain intact today. The second variant eliminated the fragile lines of the bottle and more of these examples still survive today.

This example, however, is a marvel regardless of age or history, as it is the only example known in this unique blue color. In addition, the bottle is in mint condition with virtually no discernable flaws, a rarity for any bottle this old but especially important for the only blue Cassin’s known to date. It would be an iconic addition to any collection and is expected to bring $75,000-$100,000.

There are many other rare and important bitters bottles in the Ken Fee collection being offered. Here are just a few:

Wonser’s USA Indian Root Bitters. This unusually shaped early San Francisco bottle in a bright aqua coloration was probably blown between 1871-73. Only a dozen or so aqua examples are known, so they don’t come up often, and not in this mint condition. When it comes to strike, color, condition and rarity, it would be hard to top this iconic bottle (est. $10,000 to $15,000).
N.B. Jacobs Rosenbaum Bitters San Francisco. Here’s another early San Francisco bitters, circa 1864-1868, variant 2, the smaller size with the Rosenbaum name embossed on it. It’s a beautiful yellow with a good amount of green. The top is unusual as they usually had a tapered top with a ring type collar. This example has no taper and, in fact, no ring (est. $3,000-$5,000).
Lacour’s Bitters Sarsapariphere. Louis Lacour and his fascination with the lighthouse is evident in this early San Francisco bitters bottle in mint condition. It’s a beautiful green and is in about perfect condition, with some nice overall crudity. Lacour’s have become highly sought after in recent years. Prices have escalated in proportion to desirability (est. $10,000-$20,000).
Henley’s Wild Grape Root IXL Bitters. Henley and his partners had great success selling the oddly named IXL bitters product from 1868-1893, in quart bottles. That’s a long time, but many of those were later variants. The early colored example here is probably closer to 1868-78. Most were aqua but this one is an unusual green with crudity, in mint condition (est. $2,000-$4,000).
Chalmer’s Catawba Wine Bitters. Calmer’s Bitters used the grapes grown around the Sutter’s Mill, where gold was discovered in California. This rare bottle in mint condition is one of only a dozen known, in the shape of a whiskey blown exclusively in aqua and made from 1872-1873. The embossed Sutter’s Fort on the bottle adds a great amount of appeal (est. $10,000-$20,000).
Catawba Wine Bitters with an embossed cluster of grapes. It is known that Catawba grapes were grown in Ohio and it is thought these bottles were made for an Ohio concern. Some have the graphite pontil, including this one. Collectors love the distinctive embossing and colors they are found in. This example is in pristine condition, with a super drippy top (est. $2,500-$5,000).

American Bottle Auctions has reduced the buyer’s premium for this auction to 13 percent for everything purchased under $10,000, and a flat 10 percent for everything over that. Many of the bottles in the auction can be seen at the Roseville show in early November (in California). American Bottle Auctions will be at the event.

Standard auction rules will apply. American Bottle Auctions does not do callbacks but, rather, has a 10-minute rule that applies to bids at the end of the auction. In essence, every bidder has a last opportunity to make a last winning bid. An online printable color catalog will be available soon, and all of the lots will be photographed and displayed in pictures and a streaming video.

Every effort will be made to present the items as close as possible to the real bottle. Additional pictures or videos are available on request. Potential customers are encouraged to come by the American Bottle Auction showroom, for an in-person look at all the bottles in the sale, although an appointment must be made in advance. To schedule an appointment, call (800) 806-7722.

American Bottle Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign a single bottle or an entire collection, you may call them toll-free, at 1-800-806-7722; or, you can e-mail them at To learn more about American Bottle Auctions and the auctions of the Ken Fee collection (Nov. 29th and Jan. 24th), visit

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UG Camp Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions

Union Glacier Camp and distance marker signs © Russ Hepburn

Antarctic adventure camps with Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions

Tucker SnoCat arrives at Union Glacier Camp © Christopher Michel

Scientist Kirstie Jones–Williams Will Lead a Team of Citizen Scientists in Antarctica at Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions camps.

“The demand continues to grow for world exploration, adventure and discovering ways to conserve our planet. This is an exciting time and can help change the global conversation.” ”

— David Rootes

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA, September 30, 2019 / — Salt Lake City, Utah September 2019 – Airbnb announced they are funding a research sabbatical in the heart of Antarctica. Led by Antarctic scientist and passionate biogeochemist Kirstie Jones–Williams, five people will join an expedition to explore the impact of humans on Earth’s remotest regions. These five participants will be carefully chosen by Airbnb’s expert team and trained in Chile for an expedition on the ice at ALE’s Antarctic camps, working with highly trained professionals during their expedition.

From the start, the focus on environmentally conscious travel has been part of ALE’s company mission. ALE is enthusiastic to support this program and what it will bring to planetary awareness. ALE has long played a crucial role in Antarctic conservation and works with Antarctic Treaty States to regulate Antarctic visitation and protection of the Antarctic environment.

With this new collaboration ALE will support the Antarctic component of the trip, including providing expert guides, safety and all logistical support in their premier deep field camps for the Airbnb team to conduct extensive research while also experiencing all the adventure and comfort ALE provides on the ice. The five volunteers will:
• Work one-to-one with expert scientist Kirstie Jones–Williams
• Be immersed in training in Punta Arenas, Chile
• Learn about ice and snow, and field sampling
• Fly to Antarctica to conduct their scientific mission
• Collect snow samples to research how far plastic microfibers travel around the planet
• Visit the South Geographic Pole—the southernmost point on Earth
• Explore well-known sites such as Drake Icefall, Wind Scoop and Elephant’s Head
• Study their findings for final results
• Be Antarctic Ambassadors for the environment and share their experiences with the world

“The Airbnb community values healthy travel, including 64% of guests who chose Airbnb in 2018 because of its environmental sustainability,” according to Airbnb. Because their guests are exploring more social impact experiences, Airbnb launched their first Sabbatical earlier this year with high success, increasing excitement for the Antarctic Sabbatical starting in November this year.

“The demand continues to grow for world exploration, adventure and discovering ways to conserve our planet. This is an exciting time” says David Rootes, a Partner at ALE “Working with brands that understand that mission along with what we do, can help profoundly change the global conversation.” Find more on ALE’s commitment to safe and environmentally responsible adventure travel to the Antarctic at

To learn more and apply to the Antarctic Sabbatical, visit to apply to join this once in a lifetime opportunity. Candidates must be over 18 and available to travel to Chile and Antarctica for four weeks November to December 2019. Continue to follow the story through ALE and Airbnb updates and social media. ALE is proud to partner with Airbnb on this project.


About Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions: Specializing in expeditions to Antarctica’s deep interior, Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions provides 14 unique adventure travel experiences along with camp services, communications, travel safety, air support, overland support, meteorology and full logistic services. With a diverse international team and unparalleled access to remote camps and retreats, ALE is led by passionate and seasoned partners and highly sought teams to provide exceptional experiences. ALE is a Member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators ( and fully subscribes to the principle of safe and environmentally responsible travel to the Antarctic.

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Founded in 2008, Airbnb’s mission is to create a world where people can belong through healthy travel that is local, authentic, diverse, inclusive and sustainable. Airbnb uniquely leverages technology to economically empower millions of people around the world to unlock and monetize their spaces, passions and talents and become hospitality entrepreneurs. Airbnb’s accommodation marketplace provides access to 7 million unique places to stay in more than 100,000 cities and 191 countries and regions. With Experiences, Airbnb offers unprecedented access to local communities and interests through 40,000 unique, handcrafted activities run by hosts across 1,000+ cities around the world. Airbnb's people-to-people platform benefits all our stakeholders, including hosts, guests, employees and the communities in which we operate.

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Mother-Daughter Artists to Speak About Their Experience on Dry Tortugas Loggerhead Key

Artists will be presenting to public on October 1st, from 6-7 pm

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Painting by Artist in Residence Beth Williams

KEY WEST, FLORIDA, US, September 30, 2019 / — The very first pair of mother and daughter artists chosen for the National Parks AiR program, landscape artist and soft pastelist Beth Williams along with writer and poet Hailey Williams, will be spending the month of September immersed in their artistic and environmental endeavors, on a pristine, isolated island at Dry Tortugas National Park. This program is an ongoing collaboration between the Park Service and The National Parks Arts Foundation.

The artists-in-residence will be holding a public event reflecting their work and practice in the specific natural landscape of the Dry Tortugas at Fort Jefferson. They will be giving a special public presentation on OCTOBER 1st, from 6-7pm at The Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center (operated by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary). The venue is located at 35 East Quay Road, Key West, FL 33040.

Beth Williams, of Edisto Island South Carolina, is an award-winning artist and Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. Beth earned a Fine Arts degree and Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from Texas Tech University, teaching art for private and public schools as well as art museums across the country and abroad. Beth's current work focuses on diverse sea island landscapes, exploring in technique, focusing on movement and textural quality of tidal and ocean waves. She prefers to begin her paintings outdoors, observing nature and the fleeting light effects on color, shape and texture in the landscape.

Hailey Williams current work focuses on the bridge between nature and the human spirit. Highly visual, her writing tends to draw the surreal from everyday details and punctuates the necessity of collective memory through examination of the parahuman and othered; what does it mean to occupy the extremity of society? Hailey attempts to analyze this issue through the subtle reflection of human thought and emotion onto “extreme” landscapes such as swamps, deserts, tundras, and seascapes. With such vital ecosystems threatened by and threatening to the chosen model of modern society, Hailey finds connection more important than ever as a conduit to express human othering and to explore its remedies.

During their time in-residence on remote Loggerhead Key, the Williamses will combine their creative specialties – marine and landscape painting and environmental surrealist writings respectively – to create a multi-genre book of prose, poetry, and paintings illustrating the unique ecological and psychological resources of the Dry Tortugas and to share with the public the healing potential of the ocean on a family wracked by loss. They will present this work with a viewing of Beth's paintings and a reading of Hailey’s writings, and prepare a manuscript for publication to ensure longevity for the art inspired by this powerful landscape.

This event is made possible by the National Park Service at Dry Tortugas National Park and the ongoing participation and cultural venue sponsorship of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center on Key West. Dry Tortugas National Park is located almost 70 miles (113 km) west of Key West. The 100 square mile park is mostly open water with seven small islands. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, the park is known the world over as the home of magnificent Fort Jefferson, picturesque blue waters, superlative coral reefs and marine life, and the vast assortment of bird life that frequent the area. Visitors enjoy camping, snorkeling, bird watching, fishing or just enjoying a view from the top of massive Fort Jefferson. Fort Jefferson is the largest all-masonry fort in the United States, built between 1846 and 1875 to protect the nation's gateway to the Gulf of Mexico.

More information about the Dry Tortugas National Park can be found on the park website at

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National Parks Arts Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 charitable foundation. The AIR Program is made possible through the philanthropic support of donors of all sorts ranging from corporate sponsors, small business, and art patrons and friends groups of the Parks.

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Oklahoma Public Schools: The Increasing Sexual Assault Issues

Not everyone shocked by sexual abuse allegations against Peckham superintendent

Former Peckham Superintendent: Gary Young

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Are children safe in Oklahoma schools?

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#MeToo in Schools?

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The frequency of sexual crimes by Oklahoma teachers is on the rise! What you need to know.

Is your little girl safe at school?”

— Paul Walker

TULSA, OK, USA, September 30, 2019 / — The issues of sexual assault that involve teachers, coaches and administrators make many citizens of Tulsa, OK very nervous. This issue appears for be on the rise. Recently, multiple sexual abuse allegations surfaced against former Peckham County Superintendent Gary Young. According to several parents and other teachers there was always suppression that Mr. Young's behavior was questionable. It is time that everyone listens to the voices, concerns and issues of our children.

According to the Oklahoma State School Boards Association, “every person having reason to believe that a child under the age of eighteen (18) years is a victim of abuse or neglect shall report the matter promptly to the Department of Human Services.” 10A O.S. § 1-6-102. Reports shall be made to the state toll free hotline at 1-800-522-3511. This is a personal obligation, and no school official can in any way prevent any person from making this report.

OK Truth News strives to provide information on topics that matter to our viewers. The request over the past three months have highlighted that a number of cases are not taken seriously by the schools. One parent indicated that they their child had been abused by a coach and the school did not reflect this allegation in the teachers personnel file. This makes many parents and concerned citizens ask why. The favoritism or desire to not ruin a person career is not a exception to the mandatory reporting requirement set out by the Oklahoma state laws. This is an issue that everyone who has a child needs to fight for transparency.

Does reform of the process for investigations into sexual abuse need to be reviewed at a higher level? The need for a movement for transparency needs to be formed in Oklahoma. This is a major area for sex trafficking and exploitation of the next generation. Now is the time to start the conversations with our children about what is right and wrong as it pertains to these types of issues. We need legislators on the Senate Education Committee to step in and listen to the voters to make laws that really make a difference.

The question of children being safe is public schools have never been more important than right now. The number allegations of sexual misconduct against teachers, administrators and leadership continue to come to the surface in Oklahoma. This is not just in one area but across the most counties. One must ask why these allegations are coming out now. The fear is that the issue has always been present in the public schools! The National Center for Educations Statistics' (NCES) annual "Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools" report reveals 5.2% of the 2,762 K-12 schools completing the survey for 2017-18 reported at least one incident of sexual assault other than rape, compared with 3.4% in 2015-16, Education Week reports. While the number of reported sexual assaults other than rape increased significantly, from roughly 6,100 in the 2015-16 school year to roughly 7,100 in the 2017-18 school year, the number of reported rapes or attempted rapes did not increase.

Is this a by-product of Oklahoma’s Me Too movement? After talking with over 25 graduates of the Tulsa Oklahoma School system, the answer is very clear. The problem has always been known, even as far back as grade and middle school. The need to speak out still has its risk because of the fear the adults not listen to them. Some advocacy groups like the American Association of University Women, however, feel incidents of sexual assault are still under-reported, as some school officials still lack the training or the will to distinguish sexual violence or bullying from reports of bullying in general. Though the #MeToo movement has drawn attention to the issue of sexual harassment, especially in colleges and the workplace, the issue is also a growing factor in K-12 education.

The lack of listen can be seen across multiple geographical locations and predator rich environments that range from the Olympic Gymnastics Team doctor to coaches and even principals. Is there a bias within the school system to not take allegations seriously because of the person in question? We must take a stand against the lack of transparency in the Oklahoma School System. Our children depend on our support at all cost. These are the next generation and our lack of staying silent will only prolong the damage of other children who our voices could have saved from these actions.

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