Wine Festival on Martha’s Vineyard Spotlights Growing Diversity in Wine Industry

Soul of Sonoma on the Vineyard is set to hit a second-year milestone celebrating La Vie en Rose!

What was initially slated to be a one-time event held on Martha’s Vineyard to promote Soul of Sonoma’s California wine tours, Soul of Sonoma on the Vineyard (SoSMV) has transformed into a full-fledged annual festival. Now in year two, the nearly sold-out event has become one of the most anticipated annual premium wine and epicurean classics on Martha’s Vineyard. SoSMV almost exclusively features African American-owned or distributed wine brands. Unlike similar wine festivals, SoSMV provides its nearly 300 guests the opportunity to meet and interact with winemakers, many of whom travel from the West Coast and beyond to attend the event.

The 2019 theme, La Vie en Rose, was spawned from the observation by Soul of Sonoma’s founder, that people were going crazy for rosé.

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Fresh Start To Summer: Einstein Bros. Bagels Hosts Summer Adventure Sweepstakes

Favorite Bagel Brand Giving Away Universal Orlando Resort Trip for Four

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Einstein Bros.® Bagels is kicking off its Summer Adventure Sweepstakes. Beginning July 8 through July 31, 2019, guests can enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win a three-night vacation for four to Universal Orlando Resort by visiting www.einsteinbros.com/summersweeps.

“Just as we provide guests a fresh start to their mornings with our fresh-baked bagels, we also wanted to give the opportunity for a fresh start to summer fun,” said Michelle Martin, director of national promotions and media at Einstein Bros. Bagels. “We are looking forward to choosing the winners of one of our biggest sweepstakes ever.”

All guests who enter for a chance to win the Summer Adventure Sweepstakes will automatically receive a coupon for $2off any $5 purchase to redeem at participating Einstein Bros. Bagels locations. The Summer Adventure Sweepstakes grand prize also includes Bagels & Coffee for four for the rest of summer from Einstein Bros. Bagels, as well as a trip to Universal Orlando Resort that includes:

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Live and Work in Yellowstone: The Opportunity of a Lifetime

The new Helping Hands program offers part-time, short-term jobs
in the nation’s first national park in September and October


 don’t know too many people who get to spend five weeks in Yellowstone,” gushes Bernd Linzbach of his experience with the park’s Helping Hands program. “It was a great opportunity to explore the park,” says the retiree from Prescott Valley, Ariz.

He’s referring to the year-old Helping Hands program run by the Xanterra Travel Collection, which manages the Yellowstone National Park Lodges. It offers part-time, short-term jobs to people who want to immerse themselves more deeply in the nation’s first national park by living and working there while offering a “helping hand.”

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Safeway Partners with Canadian Football League to Launch Safeway #myCflfamily

Safeway announced a major new sponsorship to support the Canadian Football League (CFL) in Western Canada. Celebrating the powerful connection between family, food and sports, the first program Safeway will launch as part of this new partnership is the Safeway #myCFLfamily contest. Building on a solid legacy of supporting Western Canadian sports teams, Safeway’s new partnership with the CFL will bring families closer to the game they love.

“After more than two decades supporting Western Canada’s sports teams and football related contests, we wanted to take it to the next level for our customers through this CFL partnership,” said Sandra Sanderson, SVP, Marketing, Sobeys Inc. “Safeway customers are true Canadian football fans, and this partnership will allow us to provide our customers and their families with iconic Canadian experiences, while also deepening our support for Canadian football and the CFL.”

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Chiquita Launches Fitness Stickers to Boost Health and Wellness

Chiquita is ‘bananas’ about fitness this summer. Beginning today, more than 200 million Chiquita bananas will be sporting a collection of 10 fitness stickers with simple and quick exercise challenges to help promote a healthy diet and lifestyle. This new sticker series is a reminder that fitness can be fun and easy, and a Chiquita banana can serve as a complement to a healthy routine.

For the whole month of July, the iconic Blue Stickers will contain various fitness graphics that encourage fans to complete a variety of fitness challenges, including completing 15 push-ups, a 1-minute plank, 10 minutes of mindfulness and more. These short and simple fitness challenges are for all fitness levels and aim to help maintain a healthy lifestyle and improve body tone and vitality.

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Ben & Jerry’s Bounces with Big Freedia

Event and Exclusive Flavor to “Bounce Up” New Orleans

Ben & Jerry’s has created a limited run of Big Freedia’s Bouncing Beignets to honor the Queen of Bounce and her on-going support of local New Orleans non-profits; No Kid HungryUpturn Arts and Liberty’s Kitchen. The ice cream flavor was first concocted by Big Freedia herself via Instagram and was served today at Republic, one of Big Freedia’s favorite NOLA hotspots.

“My team and I created our own flavor with a mock Ben & Jerry’s pint and posted it on my Instagram. We tagged Ben & Jerry’s, hoping they would see it. They did and the rest is history,” said Big Freedia of how the partnership came to life.

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Calling All Honey Lovers! Show Us How You Drizzle

Show Off your Best Drizzle Art by Entering the #PlatedWithHoney Sweepstakes on Instagram

To enter the #PlatedWithHoney Sweepstakes, upload a video or picture of your best honey-drizzled dish to your Instagram account and tag the National Honey Board’s Instagram account @NationalHoneyBoard and the hashtags #PlatedWithHoney and #Entry in your caption between Monday, July 1 and Wednesday, July 31.

Three winners will be randomly selected, and each winner will be awarded a gift box complete with honey tools and varietals of honey from all over the country, to keep the drizzle art going all year long.

Need some inspiration?

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Casting Call: New Show Seeks a Family Moving with a Lifetime of Memories

Are you moving out of a home passed down from generation to generation? Are you looking to start a new life in a smaller home with plans to take family heirlooms, photos and more with you?

Whatever reason you may be moving and downsizing, this casting opportunity may be for you.

Cuisine Noir is working with Pitman Casting to find one family who is downsizing into a smaller home with plans to take a lifetime of memories with them.

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