Archives for April 20, 2014

2014 Business Expo Presented by the Montebello Chamber of Commerce and held at The Shops at Montebello from 3-7 p.m on April 25.

The Montebello Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 2014 Business Expo on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Shops at Montebello, located at 2134 Montebello Town Center, Montebello, CA 90640.
This community event is free, open to the public and provides the perfect opportunity to meet local businesses. This year’s theme is “Be Informed, Be Inspired, Be Involved.” It has become the largest event of its kind in the area and is attended by more than 1,200 businesses and residents in Montebello and surrounding areas, offering the opportunity of many new prospects for businesses and consumers. The Expo features over 40 exhibitors including health care facilities, printers, hotels, caters, banks, credit unions, pet groomers, to name a few.
The much anticipated $10,000 raffle drawing will also be drawn onsite at 6:15 p.m. the day of the event. Only 300 tickets will be sold and can be purchased at the Montebello Chamber of Commerce. Raffle tickets cost $100. First prize is $10,000, second prize is $1,000, third prize is $750 and fourth prize is $500, with 10 cash prizes of $150.

Heifer International Celebrates Read to Feed® Month this April First-Ever Book Giveaway to Classes that Raise $600

April is Read to Feed® month at Heifer International and a great time to get classrooms started in this reading incentive program. Read to Feed® fosters a love for reading, a passion to help others and a motivation to help create a better world. And, you can earn free books for your class.


This April, Heifer is adding a special book giveaway to celebrate Read to Feed month. To thank you for your support, any class that donates $600 through Read to Feed between April 1 and June 15 will receive 30 copies of one of three Read to Feed books. For a class of 30 students, that’s $20 per student.


Lamb Chop and Mallory Lewis help encourage kids to Read to Feed (clidk to see video).


Learn more about Heifer’s Read to Feed program and discover that reading really can change the world.


“The students started reading and did not look back. It is interesting to me that each year we offer the kids prizes to read–we have never seen them read like this,” said Laura Stoner, Teacher and Parent Teacher Organization representative for the Morgan Township Reading Counts Program, which has had a very successful Read to Feed® program.


“I think the difference [with Read to Feed®] has been that when they read they make a difference for someone else. I also think that they grasped the idea of community. When each one does a little it adds up to a lot,” continued Stoner.

Heifer International is grateful to the students, teachers and staff at schools and libraries like Morgan Township across the United States and around the world, who devote so much time and energy to become a part of our mission to end hunger and poverty.


With Read to Feed, students get sponsors for each book (or chapter/page) they read. Their gift of farm animals and training helps families around the world begin a life of hope and opportunity! There is no limit to the number of classrooms within a school that may participate, so invite others to join you!

For details on this special offer and Read to Feed, or to order materials including a leader’s guide and lesson plans, please visit, call 877-275-READ (7323) or e-mail


About Heifer International:
Heifer’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. For 70 years, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in more than 30 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For more information, visit, read our blog, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or call 1-888-5HUNGER (888-548-6437).


Not only can you earn free books, your students will find a new appreciation for reading while making a difference in the world, developing a sense of global community and being a part of changing the lives of children and families around the world.


Sweet Baking with Sweet Dani B Cookie Cutters! Easter Baking!

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I love to bake cookies on holidays! I also like to think outside the box! But, my favorite cookie cutters are those by Sweet Dani B! When I saw the Fox…I though this is just perfect! My son loves the song “What Does The Fox Say?” I was thrilled to receive the cookie cutter to review and I reviewed the awesome cookie cutter Egg last year. I love the style and the quality of these cookie cutters and they will surely last a long time! My son also likes to do things his way, so we thought we would have some fun making the Fox and the Egg Easter style!

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For more information about Sweet Dani B and her amazing cookies, decorating tools and cookie cutters, check out her website!

Self Disclosure: I received the Fox cookie cutter for FREE to facilitate this holiday feature. Happy Easter!