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Business Beat: 07/01/2016

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Over the Moon Antiques

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Over the Moon Antiques has an eclectic mix of trinkets and collectibles.
Long-time business partners Debra Mark and Diane Millar have opened a new store in Kenwood, selling antiques, collectibles, small furniture, unique home décor and other specialty items. Over the Moon Antiques grew out of Mark's passion for collecting - which “got a little out of hand” - and was taking up all the space in her garage. Mark and Millar also co-own Classic Tales, a dog grooming salon in Petaluma. Since they had extra space there, Mark first moved her collectibles into half of Classic Tales - and soon noticed people were coming into the salon just to shop the antiques.

Mark and Millar also rent a space at Shoffeitt's Off The Square in Healdsburg, but expanding to Kenwood will allow them to bring more of their things together under one roof. Both Mark and Millar love to shop and collect. Mark said she goes through different phases: the shoe phase, the bicycle phase - all of which are represented in the items throughout the shop. Mark also loves the quirky and folk-art. Headless ceramic doll? She has it. Giant theater masks? Check. Vodka decanter disguised as a model 1914 Chevrolet? Of course. “My mom was an antiquer,” said Mark. “I hated it as a kid, but I love it now.” And her mom is pretty thrilled she's come around, too, she said.

Over the Moon Antiques also sells small furniture, pottery, beaded purses, scarves, antique jewelry and local artwork. They have plans to bring in antique outdoor furniture and garden art, as well.

Although they don't focus on one theme or type of antique, they do focus on making their items affordable, said Millar. Mark and Millar find all their items at local estate and garage sales, so inventory is always changing. You can check out their Facebook page at to preview the new arrivals.

Over the Moon Antiques is open Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at 9255 Sonoma Highway, next to Lion Heart Yoga.

Glen Ellen author Tracy Salcedo publishes two new titles

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Tracy Salcedo is a Glen Ellen resident and author.
Two new titles by author Tracy Salcedo of Glen Ellen have recently been released. Hiking Through History: San Francisco (April 2016), and Historic Yosemite National Park (June 2016) are both published by Rowman and Littlefield.

Salcedo will be at Readers Books in Sonoma on Thursday, July 14, at 7 p.m., for a book launch and signing event.

Hiking Through History: San Francisco, a FalconGuide, is one of more than 20 guidebooks Salcedo has published under the Falcon imprint. The guide includes more than 40 hikes on historic terrain throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, from the Crookedest Railroad in the World on Mount Tamalpais to the quicksilver mines of New Almaden.

Historic Yosemite National Park, released under the Lyons Press imprint, is a vibrant collection of stories about the natural and human history of America's most iconic national park. The 12 essays cover the gamut, from the Ahwahneechee, the Valley's first people; the mountaineers and climbers who pioneered routes on the park's iconic cliffs and peaks; and the conservationists like John Muir and Galen Clark who ensured the spectacular cliffs, waterfalls, and sequoias would remain part of the national trust.

In addition to the event at Readers Books, Salcedo will be presenting on Friday, July 8, at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center near the Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe. On Aug. 6 and 7, she will be in Lassen Volcanic National Park for the park's centennial celebration, which corresponds with the centennial of the National Park Service. On Aug. 6 she will sign guidebooks at Manzanita Lake, and on Aug. 7 she will lead a hike from the Kings Creek Picnic Area to Cold Boiling Lake and Crumbaugh Lake.

Salcedo's books are available from both major online retailers and at local booksellers. For more information, contact the author at, or visit

Workshops at Belos Cavalos

Belos Cavalos in Kenwood, a nonprofit created to explore and promote the bond between horses and humans, is holding two workshops in July.

On Saturday, July 16, the workshop focuses on communicating, sharpening your body language of learning with horses. Erica Tom leads the program. And on Saturday, July 23, a certified vinyasa and yin yoga teacher will lead a yoga workshop.

Wine from St. Francis Winery will be poured at the close of each workshop.

Cost is $50 per workshop, and a percentage of the proceeds go toward supporting the trauma recovery work of Belos Cavalos.

To sign up and for more information, email Erica Tom at

Insurance seminar in Oakmont

New York Life will be giving a presentation about a range of financial solutions through AARP Life Insurance Annuity and long-term care options.

The public workshop takes place on Thursday, July 7, 4 p.m. in Oakmont at the Law Offices of Edward Bernard, 6638 Oakmont Dr., Ste. B. The presentation will be made by insurance and estate planning specialist Mike Hettenbach.

New York Life has been offering AARP-branded products to AARP members since 1944. Since then, the relationship with AARP has grown to include annuity products (added in 2006) and most recently long-term care options.

Refreshments will be served.

To RSVP, call Jean Swegle at 569-2266, or email

Parker Fine Art 30/30 art sale

Local artist Fred Parker moved to Sonoma Valley in 1986 and has now decided to celebrate his 30 years of living in paradise by having a huge art sale for 30 days in July.

The 30/30 Sale, with all art purchases 30 percent off, will be held at Parker's gallery/studio in Kenwood and will include a multitude of items, including paintings, prints, drawings, pastels, posters, greeting cards and even ceramic tiles featuring the artist's images.

This is a great opportunity to acquire more art for your collection, or a good time to pick up some holiday gifts.

The dates of the 30/30 sale are July 2-31, 12-6 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, or by appointment. Parker Fine Art is located at 8467 Sonoma Highway at Adobe Canyon Road in Kenwood.

For more information, call Parker at 833-2602, or email

Diabetes coach here to help

In 2007, Angela Boucher was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, a diagnosis which shocked her and led to numerous visits to doctors and drug stores, prescription in hand. Two different doctors prescribed two different drugs trying to balance her blood sugar - all to no avail. Boucher had a terrible reaction to the medications and had to stop taking them.

Boucher's niece was working in a health food store in the supplement department and mentioned she had gone to a seminar where she met health guru Michael Murray, ND, and learned about reversing diabetes, healthy eating, and cleaning up the gut. Boucher was inspired to get better, clean up her diet, and get off the medications that made her feel sick.

She gave up pasta and bread, as well as other foods that raise blood sugar. It has been a lot of hard work and a true test of willpower, but Boucher now has more of energy, feels much better, and has been off her diabetes medications for two years. She couldn't be happier.

Diabetes affects so many people today, and more children are becoming diabetic than ever before. Diabetes affects the whole body - eyes, feet, heart, circulation, etc. Drugs help alleviate the effects of the condition, but don't cure it.

Boucher is so passionate about what she has learned that she has become a Certified Diabetic Coach to help with Type 2 diabetes, and she wants to help others get well and feel great. She offers one-on-one consultations in a private setting.

It's never too late to take care of yourself. Call Angela Boucher at 539-7807.

Crushers of Comedy hosts two-day laugh fest

Kenwood-based Crushers of Comedy is presenting a two-day comedy festival at the Flamingo Resort and Hotel in Santa Rosa on July 15 and 16. Headliners include Santa Rosa native Kevin Camia, Helen Hong, Zahra Noorbakhah and Jenny Yang. Plus, the festival will welcome comedy's most celebrated photographer and Santa Rosa native Dan Dion, signing his best-selling comedy satire book, Satirista. In addition to belly laughs in the Grand Ballroom, the festival also features the Poolside Lounge sponsored by San Francisco Magazine. Hang out by the pool on a warm wine country evening with music, friends, and the best in wine, signature cocktails and local brews, plus dining specials and complimentary chair massages. One-day festival passes are $40 and two-day passes are $75. After the show, enjoy The Get Together after-party in the Flamingo Lounge, with door prizes, meet and greet with the comics, and a dance party. Details and tickets are at

Chiropractor closes Oakmont office

Dr. Robert F. Bliss, chiropractor, has had an office in Oakmont for the last three years. He will be closing that office as of July 1. He has accepted a position of chiropractic specialist to help with pain management at the Marin Community Clinic in Novato. The clinic is a federally qualified public health clinic. Dr. Bliss will continue to see private patients at his office in San Rafael on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. He can be reached at 415-472-1610 (office) or 415-898-6445 (home).

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