The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) offers some great advice for keeping your dog or cat safe from winter hazards, and I’ve added a few suggestions of my own to the list.
Dr. Karen Becker is a proactive and integrative wellness veterinarian. You can visit her site at: Mercola Healthy Pets.
Her goal is to help you create wellness in order to prevent illness in the lives of your pets. This proactive approach seeks to save you and your pet from unnecessary stress and suffering by identifying and removing health obstacles even before disease occurs. Unfortunately, most veterinarians in the U.S. are trained to be reactive. They wait for symptoms to occur, and often treat those symptoms without addressing the root cause.
By reading Dr. Becker’s information, you’ll learn how to make impactful, consistent lifestyle choices to improve your pet’s quality of life.
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For over five decades, the Napa Valley Art Association has been supporting the creativity and work of local artists. Creating hope and a backing for artists both young and old, the Napa Valley Art Association has been a great support for the dreams of local artists.
According to their mission statement, the Napa Valley Art Association’s primary purpose is to foster and encourage creative art and its understanding and appreciation. Through workshops, classes, and various galleries, the Art Association has been doing an extraordinary job of staying true to this statement. The Napa Valley Art Association offers memberships that provide exposure to galleries, web, press, and education about art and artists.
Additionally, the Napa Valley Art Association has their very own gallery in downtown Napa called the Artists of the Valley. This gallery hosts the work of local and regional artists alike. Artists of the Valley displays a variety of art including: photography, prints, calendars, specialty papers, and jewelry, glass, monotypes, and textiles. This gallery is open daily and has live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
Recently, the Napa Valley Art Association received a generous grant of $20,000 from the Board of Supervisors. Diane Dillon, District 3 Supervisor and vice chair of the supervisor board said, “Art brings people together and strengthens communities. This is why the Board of Supervisors designated funding for art, cultural and heritage organizations through capacity-building grants as one of three areas that receive financial support from our Special Projects Fund.”
The Napa Valley Art Association’s strong dedication to seeing a love for art grow in the Valley is beginning to prove very beneficial to their organization. Through various workshops, classes, and scholarships, the Napa Valley Art Association continues to have incredible influence over the Napa Valley.
The Napa Valley Art Association is always hosting exciting new events that cater toward art lovers everywhere. Through local support and citywide recognition, the Napa Valley Art Association will continue to grow and have great influence over the Napa Valley.
For more information on the Napa Valley Art Association, visit their website at www.nvart.org.
Buying a new home property can always be a challenging and complicated process. If you are looking to move to a property by the water, the process can become even more complex than it already is. Fortunately, there are a number of helpful tips that can help you find the perfect waterfront home for your lifestyle.
Find an Expert on Waterfronts
Chances are, the average real estate agent will not have a deep knowledge of waterfront properties in your area. To ensure getting the right property for you, make sure you have a real estate agent who is not only familiar with waterfront properties, but who is familiar with the waterfronts in your area.
Property Over Structures
When considering a home on the waterfront remember that the having the best property can be far more important than having the best home. For instance, a home might be perfect, but if the property around it is less than desirable, not private, if the water is difficult to access or rundown, perhaps it is not the best option. Houses can easily be fixed up whereas poor properties are not so easy.
Find a Property That Fits You
Despite the perfection of a property ,it is important to ensure that a property fits the needs of your lifestyle. Focus on finding a property that is close to activities you enjoy and are passionate about. Additionally, understanding the community and culture is important. Finding a location that fits your lifestyle needs will ultimately leave you happy in your new waterfront home.
Insurance for waterfront homes can be quite expensive and understanding what you are getting into financially will really help you make wise decisions regarding a home. Some of the different types of insurances for waterfront homes might include: wind, flood, and hazard policies.
Know the Responsibilities
Oftentimes, waterfront communities come with various responsibilities such as being a part of a homeowners association. Knowing the responsibilities and financial obligations that come with living in a waterfront community can prove beneficial to your future in a new home. Finding out what kind of upkeep, maintenance, conditions, and restrictions will help you know if a property is right for you. Likewise, talking to the HOA’s management team will help you feel comfortable with taking a step into a new home.
For most of the world, when they have visions of the beautiful and famous Napa Valley, their minds immediately race to the tempting wines, breathtaking scenery, and perfect climate. While, of course, the Napa Valley is without a doubt known for having the most sensational attractions in the world, there is so much more than that.
For those who may not be familiar, The Napa Valley has a very unique and attractive side for those who might enjoy a more nautical lifestyle. Established in 1987, the Napa Valley Yacht Club is located directly on the Napa Valley River. The Napa Valley Yacht Club is a membership-based nonprofit organization that caters especially to those who love to be around the water. With a community oriented atmosphere and a desire to connect boat lovers all over the Valley, the Yacht Club desires to further water recreation and create a side of Napa that is exclusively aimed at those who love the water.
The Napa Valley Yacht Club is one of Napa’s few gated communities and gives residence a sense of intimate community, security, and exclusivity. Over half of the homes in the Napa Yacht Club community are located right on the water. In fact, for the homes that do not have direct water access, there are 64 deeded slips at a private marina that are available to the entire Yacht Club community.
The Napa Yacht Club does not simply cater towards those with an exclusive membership, however. Rather, they offer the club’s space to host a variety of events and allow others to be apart of Napa’s water community. Additionally. about 10% of the homes located in the Napa Yacht Club are vacation rentals for those coming to visit the valley with water on their mind.
Spending your perfect Napa getaway enjoying the luxuries of the Napa Valley Yacht Club is one of the best ways to experience the incredible Napa Valley. Whether you are a local or a visitor and you love being on the water, the Napa Valley Yacht Club has everything you need to enjoy your time in the Napa Valley.
Known for excelling in its diversity of culture, foods, wine, and art, the Napa Valley is one of the world’s most exquisite and sought after destinations. The beautiful Napa Valley offers a great deal of excitement and incredible experiences for any and all who visit.
Specifically, however, Napa caters perfectly to the art and wine lovers both with the blending of world class wineries and breathtaking exhibitions.
Mumm Napa is one of the great wineries in California. This outstanding vineyard creates some of world’s best sparkling wine products and dazzles visitors from all over the world with its beautiful vineyards and unique atmosphere. Located in Rutherford, Mumm Napa’s sparkling wines have set a standard of excellence for any other competing wines with unique taste, elegance, and perfection. Currently being displayed on the walls of Mumm Napa is The Golden Decade: Photography at the California School of Fine Arts, 1945-1955 exhibit that will run now to July 13, 2014 in the winery’s Fine Art Photography Gallery. Mumm Napa has been home of the great work done by photographer Ansel Adams for years and has inspired all who view his work. Mumm Napa has always been a unique and beloved winery for those who enjoy authentic Napa wine and love the uniqueness and beauty of black and white photography.
The Hess Collection
The Hess Collection is one of most renowned vineyards in the Napa Valley. With their unique methods for growing grapes and their outstanding wines, the Hess Collection Vineyards has created a reputation that exceeds all others. Founder Donald Hess began collecting art in 1966 and has grown the Hess Art Collection to one of the world’s most famous art collections. The Napa Valley Art Collection owned by Donald Hess was made public in 1989 and now he has a total of 3 collections all around the world with a fourth museum being planned. Located in the heart of the Napa Valley, The Hess Art Collection houses a diverse range of beautiful and unique artwork complimented by some of the world’s most famous and delectable