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General Editorial – includes general interest topics and feature story news, from the Send2Press Newswire service.


A tribute to an American Hero – Juan ‘Skip’ Torres

FAIRFAX, Va., May 25, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Juan Manuel Torres of Pine Island, Fla. – a decorated Korean and Vietnam veteran – passed away last week at the age of 86-years-old after a courageous battle with cancer and pneumonia, the Family of Juan Manuel Torres announced. With his passing, America lost a true patriot and American hero who was one of the last surviving members of Task Force Smith from the Battle of Osan.

Kidventure to Open Texas Summer Programs

AUSTIN, Texas, May 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After much consultation with our health professionals including infectious disease doctors and pediatricians, with newly released Guidelines for Summer Camps from the Governor’s Task Force, representatives from the CDC, and many families, Kidventure, has made the decision to open camp programs beginning June 1, 2020.

Garden City Plumbing & Heating Celebrates 35 Years Serving Missoula

MISSOULA, Mont., May 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Garden City Plumbing & Heating is proud to announce that May 31, 2020 marks its 35th year in business serving Missoula and western Montana. Since the company’s founding in 1985, Garden City continues to be local and family owned.

Americans Reminded to Enjoy the Sun Safely this Summer

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To turn the tide against rising rates of skin cancer in the United States, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention – and it’s broad national member coalition of over 45 organizations – has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as the 12th annual “Don’t Fry Day” to encourage sun safety awareness and to remind everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors.

Silver Solutions Offers Free Infographic Designed to Help Families Who Lost Loved Ones During COVID Crisis

PALM BEACH, Fla., May 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Silver Solutions, a company specializing in helping older adults and their families live safer, less stressful lives wherever they call home, today released a new downloadable infographic entitled “What to do with Mom’s Home after she passes” for posting or sharing.

12traits At Home Wellbeing Assessment: Gaming and Mental Health During COVID-19

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As increased feelings of anxiety and depression rise during this global pandemic, 12traits announces the release of a free assessment and report breaking down the psychology of health and wellbeing as it pertains to COVID-19 circumstances – especially the decrease in physical contact due to social distancing measures.

Farewell to an American Hero: Juan ‘Skip’ Torres – Purple Heart Recipient, Korean and Vietnam War Veteran and Retired US Marshal

PINE ISLAND, Fla., May 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Family of Juan Manuel Torres announced today that Dr. Juan Manuel Torres of Pine Island, Fla.-a decorated Korean and Vietnam veteran and beloved father, grandfather, and friend to many-passed away this week at the age of 86-years-old after a courageous battle with cancer and pneumonia.

The Devil is in the Details: Black-owned BWC Capital Works to Demystify Federal Stimulus PPP Loan Forgiveness

GREENSBORO, N.C., May 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Black-owned North Carolina-based investment firm, BWC Capital secured a Payroll Protection Program (PPP) forgivable small business loan during the first round of available funds several weeks ago.

Senior Kit Estate Planning: Will, Power of Attorney, Healthcare Agent, Living Will

AVENTURA, Fla., May 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Elder Solutions Law Firm, PA has released a new service for Seniors in response to COVID-19. The service is called the Senior Kit, and it focuses on basic estate planning for seniors.

Online Literary Journal ‘COVID TALES’ Helps Readers Find Meaning During Quarantine

OAKLAND, Calif., May 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — APOCRYPHILE PRESS, LLC (apocryphilepress.com) has announced the launch of a new online literary journal, “COVID TALES” featuring fiction, memoir, and poetry set during the Covid-19 Sheltering-in-place order.

Pennsylvania Plumbing Company Rockets Into Unchartered Territory with Free Tele-Plumbing Services

CHESTER SPRINGS, Pa., May 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — People facing plumbing issues in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic are currently unable or unwilling to invite a professional plumber into their homes. That’s a tricky situation to be in. Rocket Plumbing & Drain is working to answer the call and has figured out how to save its community time, money and stress through its free virtual and tele-plumbing services.

Car Seat Mobility Device Born of Necessity

TOWSON, Md., May 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Katherine Miles, creator of the Ruby Slipper Car Seat Cover, shares that for this product, which allows persons with limited mobility to enter and exit a car with ease, necessity was truly the mother of invention. Miles was faced with a common dilemma: how to help her aging parent stay active and living a full life.

Tips for Growing Grass in Shade

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa., May 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When it comes to growing grass in the shade, the process can be incredibly frustrating for homeowners. The Lawn Care Experts at Giroud Tree and Lawn have several strategies homeowners can try to combat bare spots on shady areas on the lawn.

More Space Aliens, Badder Mothers and What About Those Guns? Strong Women Take on Invasion in 4th Outing of Book Series

WILMINGTON, Vt., May 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Space Aliens, Bad Mothers And Guns! Volume 4” (ISBN: 979-8622866586) has been released on Amazon. The twins, Ayesha DeRaville and Sonise Lumbaca (DeRaville Sisters), of DSMAN, LLC, are at it again, bringing their fanbase (and welcoming new readers) 14 new short stories in their fourth self-published novel.

David and Laura Merage Foundation Donates 500 Toy Boxes to Children of Healthcare Workers

DENVER, Colo., May 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The David and Laura Merage Foundation launched the Merage Mini Heroes project to bring joy to the children of courageous frontline healthcare workers who are putting in extraordinarily long hours away from their families. Working in partnership with Timbuk Toys and several other local businesses, the foundation created 500 age-appropriate toy boxes that were gifted to parents at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Denver Health.

Bitcoin Scam is Targeting Hispanic Communities in Maryland

BALTIMORE, Md., May 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AARP Maryland is warning of a new scheme targeting Maryland’s Hispanic/Latino communities. A fraudulent Bitcoin website is targeting and enticing new investors with the false hope of financial gain, combined with threats to report those with undocumented status.

National STOP THE BLEED® Day is May 21, 2020

PALMER, Pa., May 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — STOP THE BLEED® is an important public health campaign aimed at directly saving lives-through an effort to increase public awareness and encourage people and organizations across the United States to get trained with life-saving STOP THE BLEED techniques so they can be ready to take action and stop everyday instances of life-threatening bleeding in their homes and communities.

BHERC ‘Operation Love’ Set to Deliver Mother’s Day Sunday Meals and Essential Goods to Homeless Families in Washington, DC and Baltimore

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) continues its “Operation Love” outreach Saturday May 9, and Sunday, May 10, 2020 in Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland targeting homeless families with “underlying” health and psychosocial conditions who have been extremely impacted by COVID 19 shelter in place mandates and need assistance.

New Children’s Book Opens Door for Dialogue About Grief and Death

ATLANTA, Ga., May 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Bryson Thompson, Sr.’s mother passed away from stomach cancer in 2016, he grappled with how to tell his 3-year old son that he would never see his beloved grandmother again. It was this life-changing event that sparked him to write, “How Angels are Made” (ISBN: 978-1735023809).

Kinekt Design Releases Rachel Ring

LIVINGSTON, N.J., May 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just in time for a much needed distraction, Kinekt Design announces the release of Rachel Ring. The Rachel Ring is a kinetic / mechanical ring otherwise referred to as a “spinner ring.” Like fidget toys and other moveable jewelry, the Rachel Ring will help to alleviate excess energy and nervous habits without any of the negative side effects.

Pledging 1,975 Meals and More to Mark 45 Years Since Refugees First Arrived in the US on April 30, 1975

WESTMINSTER, Calif., April 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Vietnamese Americans in Orange County’s Little Saigon issued a “Nailing It For America” challenge to other Vietnamese communities throughout the country: Join the national day of giving back beginning Thursday, April 30 to help healthcare professionals and other front-line workers fighting the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Local Texas Author Uses Quarantine to Finish Novel Early

LEAGUE CITY, Texas, April 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — COVID-19 is keeping everyone at home and many people out of work. When Tim Frankovich’s freelance work dried up, he turned to writing instead. Today, he announced publication of his second novel, “Until All Bonds Are Broken” (ISBN: 978-1733328524).

NYT Bestseller Tosca Lee Offers Comfort, Entertainment with Nightly Story Time

LINCOLN, Neb., April 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee has spent the last five weeks reading to her fans live on Facebook during “Story Time with Tosca.” The nightly event started March 20 with a promise to read until quarantine is no longer necessary – which means she has no idea when she’ll stop.

How to Capture and Destroy Spotted Lanternfly Nymphs in 2020

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa., April 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Spotted Lanternfly is a destructive insect that has officially invaded Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties! All winter long, their eggs lay waiting for the warm weather, and the Spotted Lanternfly Nymphs have already started to emerge. The experts at Giroud Tree and Lawn share what to look for and how to capture and destroy these destructive insects.

Moving from COVID Pandemic to Kitten Crisis: The Sacramento SPCA Braces for an Overwhelming Kitten Season

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sacramento SPCA announced today that, since April 1, it has seen a 500% increase in the number of underage kittens (younger than six weeks) come in to the shelter at 6201 Florin Perkins Rd in Sacramento versus the same time period last year.

WIC is Serving Families in Need

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is considered an essential service. WIC staff in California are serving families during the COVID-19 pandemic, including families who never before received benefits, but are now in need of assistance.

The Ruby Slipper Car Seat Cover Increases Freedom and Mobility for Many

TOWSON, Md., April 23, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ruby Slipper, LLC, announces that the Ruby Slipper Car Seat Cover, a deceptively simple product that grew out of a common frustration, has become a comfortable and affordable solution to a problem faced by many persons with limited mobility: the inability to enter and exit a car. The Ruby Slipper re-opens the door to more freedom and mobility.

Free At-Home Exercise Videos Offer Moms & Young Children Physical Activity While Teaching Age Appropriate Developmental Skills

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Moms of babies and preschoolers can get fit while spending quality time with their child with short home workouts that incorporate animated graphics and techniques to keep children entertained, says certified personal trainer Amy Burton. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, these videos are now offered for free on YouTube to make it convenient and affordable for a mother to exercise in the comfort of her home.

African Youth Drug Prevention (AYDP) Project Presents Substance Abuse Impact Data in Washington State

SEATTLE, Wash., April 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On April 25 from 1 to 3 p.m., Union of Tigrean Women North America Seattle Chapter, a charitable non-profit organization supporting socio-cultural and educational causes of Ethiopians, invites the community to attend the African Youth Drug Prevention presentation of findings. The presentation will take place at the Washington State Coalition of African Community Leaders (WSCACL) quarterly meeting via Zoom.

Gary Fritzen, Composer, and California Arts Org, Art-In-Relation Team for ‘There Will Be Light’ – You Sing It, New Song Challenge

STOCKTON, Calif., April 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gary Fritzen, award winning composer of musical theatre, feeling the weight of the covid-19 pandemic announces a challenge for singers of all abilities and interest to sing his new song, “There Will Be Light.”

College Students Connect with Older Adults in Miami During Coronavirus Pandemic

MIAMI, Fla., April 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Papa Inc, a Miami-based company that brings college students and older adults together, is providing wellbeing checks for isolated members, in partnership with AvMed.

To Help with Stay-At-Home Boredom, Author Makes Children’s Books Free to Save Parents’ Sanity

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author Donald Jacobsen announced today that two of his children’s books, “Mighty Mommies and Their Amazing Jobs” and “My Daddy the Amazing Nurse,” will be given away for free in light of the pivot to homeschooling due to the COVID-19 pandemic canceling schools for the rest of the year across the United States.

Sunstate Laboratories Introduces Revolutionary Cleaning Products That Help Eliminate Plastic Waste and Save Consumers Money

DENVER, Colo., April 17, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the midst of celebrating Earth Day’s 50th anniversary this month, SunState Labs is setting the standard for environmentally-responsible businesses, by employing sustainable production practices and conserving resources along the entire supply-chain. The company’s product, DAZZ, is a non-toxic concentrated cleaning tablet, made with natural ingredients and designed to curb the need for single-use plastics.

Extreme Endeavors CEO, Isolated in Antarctica for Years at the South Pole Research Station, Authors Blog Series on Dealing with Coronavirus Issues

PHILIPPI, W.Va., April 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Michael Masterman, the founder of West Virginia-based technology company Extreme Endeavors, who spent 28 months isolated in Antarctica as the South Pole’s American research station manager, is today offering a blog series of tips on how to preserve health, sanity and spirituality during today’s coronavirus social distancing mandates.

Candied Nails Attributes Growth to Affordability, Choices and Stylist Program

PHOENIX, Ariz., April 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Soony Costello, founder and creator, Candied Nails, saw a gap in the nail salon market and set out to fill it. Now, the business is growing in leaps and bounds. Her model for success includes long lasting nail art that is not only eye-catching, but affordable too. Candied Nails quite simply puts nail design into the hands of the consumer.

FREEDOM FIT LAUNCHES FREE COVID-19 At-Home Workouts Filmed Across America in Iconic Outdoor Locations, Available for Free on YouTube

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Freedom Fit today announced their full-length workouts filmed all across America in beautiful locations would be available for free on their new YouTube channel Freedom Fit, in order to help people worldwide while in quarantine during COVID-19.

Cake in a Card? InstaCake Cards are Ideal Way to Share Virtual Celebrations

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — InstaCake has figured out the perfect way for people to share their love – even if they’re quarantined at home alone. These cakes in a card are ideal for just about anyone who has something to celebrate – a birthday, anniversary, job promotion and more.

Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda Issues Statement on COVID-19 Outbreak at Orinda Convalescent Facility

PLEASANT HILL, Calif., April 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At least 49 people test positive for the novel coronavirus at Orinda nursing home. “We are saddened to find out about the situation at the Orinda Care Center, where it has been reported 27 residents and 22 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19,” says Nicole Howell, executive director of Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda.

Online Retailer, Bows-N-Ties.com, Sends Out 10,000 Free KN95 Respirator Masks to All Their Customers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Online men’s tie and accessory retailer Bows-N-Ties.com is sending free protective respirator masks with every order they ship out. The first 10,000 orders they ship will receive a free mask.

Love Blossoms Essentials Unveils New Website and Beauty Bundles Program

NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Love Blossoms Essentials LLC, an organic and vegan skincare brand, announces its new online shop and the release of the Essentials Beauty Bundles, its revamped subscription and auto-delivery program.