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About Alex Finard

Alex, a mother of two, is an experienced journalist and a talented writer . She enjoys reading as well as writing, and enjoys vigorous long walks. Alex writes on anything and everything related to beauty, health and nutrition advice and studies, based on information provided by experts in these fields.

Treat Yourself to an Overnight Spa Break at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa

– The hustle and bustle of everyday life can wear us down sometimes, so why not take a break and spend a little “me” time at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa, one of the finest luxury hotels in Chester, with one of their special offer spa packages.

The Sleepover Spa Breaks from Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa start from just £265 per stay for two people, including an overnight stay, full English breakfast, and a range of spa treatments depending on the package purchases.

For more information about the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa, and to view their range of services and special offers, visit the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel website at

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This privately owned hotel & spa is ideally located just a 5 minute drive south of the Chester city centre in Cheshire, yet a stone’s throw from Wrexham and the border of North Wales. The 4 star Grosvenor Pulford Hotels & Spa is set in its own grounds and is the perfect base from which to explore the many exciting attractions and great days out that Chester, Cheshire, Wrexham and North Wales have to offer.

New Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus in Orange County and Los Angeles County!

– California Foot and Ankle (CFA) Orange County, California have been at the forefront of a new technological advancements in the treatment of bunions, heel pain and toenail fungus (onychomycosis). They were the first to introduce toenail fungus treatment and laser treatment for fungus in the Orange County and San Diego County, as seen on Good Morning America and The Doctor’s Show.

Onychomycosis afflicts approximately 50% of the people over the age of 45 in the United States. It can be easily contracted from our everyday environment, such as nail salons or gyms. Athletes are also susceptible to acquiring the fungus from trauma to the nailplate with running, hiking or dance.

Visit to see Dr. Radovic on “The Doctors” TV Show.

California Foot and Ankle Associates have been providing state of the art and personalized care to residents of Orange County for 20 years. Dr. Philip Radovic and his associate, Dr. Ekta Shah, treat all foot and ankle ailments. To find out more information on the laser or other new cutting-edge treatments, please visit

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California Foot & Ankle Associates is a “Podiatric Group of Excellence” founded by Dr. Philip Radovic who has been practicing in South Orange County for nearly twenty years. Our doctors specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the foot and ankle.

Microsoft Certified Partners, The Best Solution, Inc. Moves into Southbury, Connecticut Offices

– Based in Woodbury, Connecticut for the past 19 years, The Best Solution, Inc. (, Microsoft Certified Partners, has moved to 450 Heritage Road in Southbury. Providers of financial support and solutions for companies throughout the United States, co-owners Kara Hermes and Richard Novia, Microsoft Certified Partners, collectively bring more than 50 years of combined extensive experience in sales, operations management, software and hardware solutions. “We help companies improve their operations,” stated Novia, “and get the most from every dollar they earn by offering controllership-level services.” Those services include financial and accounting system audits, training, technical and professional assistance with financial software products for mid to large-sized companies in the $5 to $100M in annual gross earnings.

Founded in 1991 by Kara Hermes and her late-husband, Neil Kenny, The Best Solution, Inc. was created to “meet the needs of companies that wanted to purchase their own accounting software, but did not know how to evaluate hardware and software options available to them.” Ms. Hermes pointed out that “we founded the company before Microsoft’s MS Office software was even a concept.” Their ambition was to help companies quantify their needs for accounting software and support for various accounting and financial software that were available during the time. “It was a time when most large companies used main frame computers and the majority of PC’s and Mac’s were relegated to stand-alone support tasks.”

In 1998, five years after the release of Dynamics software, The Best Solution, Inc. refocused its services to support Microsoft Business Solutions, and eventually, Microsoft Dynamics-GP. During that time, Hermes co-founded a regional partnership of resellers of all business solutions products that included 35 companies in 4 states. The resellers group met bi-monthly until the passing of Neil Kenny in 2006 after a long illness.

In 2008, Richard Novia joined The Best Solution, Inc. and enrolled the company into the Microsoft Dynamics Acceleration program; reorganized and updated the company’s website; and in 2008 was named Connecticut chapter president of IAMCP International Microsoft Channel Partners. Ms. Hermes is currently Treasurer of the IAMCP Connecticut chapter.

As executive vice president of sales, Novia brings to The Best Solution, Inc., more than 30 years in the software/hardware arena; manufacturing, printing and technology industries; and a strong background in the sales arena. Previously he was divisional director for R.R. Donnelly & Sons in Chicago for ten years, and founded and operated his own financial and accounting management consulting agency for seven years. Novia also assisted numerous companies facing bankruptcy recover and become profit leaders throughout New England.

The Best Solution, Inc. currently works with manufacturing firms, business services, medical organizations, environmental ‘green technologies’, transportation, construction, financial services and non-profit organizations. During 2010, they became members of the Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Southbury Business Association (SBA).

To learn more, contact Richard Novia at The Best Solution, Inc. at 203-232-5986, or via their website,

Kids Wish Network’s Board of Directors Vote in a New Member: Florida Entrepreneur, Andy Gottlieb

– Andy Gottlieb has dedicated most of his life to helping children in need. In fact, the retired tax accountant is also a certified Broward County teacher who volunteers with the Special Olympics and is a specialized coach in aquatics, basketball and bowling. Also, since 1999, Andy Gottlieb has wholeheartedly and generously supported Florida-based 501(c)(3) charity Kids Wish Network and their programs through the Arnold and Joy Gottlieb Family Foundation, for which he is a trustee.

For the past three years, Andy, through the Arnold and Joy Gottlieb Family Foundation, has supported Kids Wish Network’s Hero of the Month and Holiday of Hope Gift Bank programs at both Chris Evert Children’s Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale and the Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida in Ft. Myers. Just recently, Andy also added Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Florida to his list of sponsored facilities and is currently looking into sponsoring other specialized pediatric care facilities and programs for which to sponsor through Kids Wish Network.

In addition to sponsoring the three hospitals, Andy Gottlieb also volunteers his time for the Holiday of Hope events that occur at the hospitals to celebrate the donations of toys they receive through Kids Wish Network’s Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program. For the past three years, nurses, Child Life Specialists and, of course, the children themselves have enjoyed Andy’s presence at the little parties they throw just as much as he has enjoyed being a part of their celebrations.

Anna Lanzatella, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Development for Kids Wish Network, said, “Words cannot express my true appreciation for all the support the Arnold & Joy Gottlieb Family Foundation have provided to Kids Wish Network throughout the years.  We are especially grateful to Andy Gottlieb. He truly is our Guardian Angel and we are so grateful to have his support.”

Because of his heartfelt dedication to helping children in need, Andy was elected onto Kids Wish Network’s Board of Directors at their most recent board meeting, a position most suited for someone as kind and helpful as Andy Gottlieb truly is.

For more information on Kids Wish Network’s unique programs, please visit their website at If you know of a hospital that could benefit from its Hero of the Month or Gift Bank programs, please call 727- 937-3600 or toll free at 888-918-9004.

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Kids Wish Network is a nationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children through their uniquely specialized programs.

Internationally Acclaimed Artist Dena of Dena Designs Gave Insights for Others on How to Succeed

– The Art Licensing Info Monthly Ask Call series featured artist Dena of Dena Designs last night.  More than 120 artists listened live and learned how Dena went from using one paint brush and mixing her paints on a pizza pan 25 years ago, to the internationally acclaimed brand she is today.

Designer, TV Host, and entrepreneur, Dena Designs Inc., is a full service design and

Volcanic Tours to Eyjafjallajokull Glacier with Iceland Total

– Volcano tours are fast becoming the most popular recreation in Iceland for 2010. This is due to the eruptions close to the Eyjafjallajokull glacier, where over 10 thousand people have already visited the eruption site.

The easy accessibility of the volcano means that you can get up close and personal with one of mother nature’s most incredible spectacles. At the “tourist friendly” site you can experience the sounds, the smells and feel the ground vibrate from the sheer force of the volcano underneath your feet. You can even take home a piece of volcanic rock as a souvenir of your experience.

With this in mind, offers various volcano tours and package deals for those interested. The online travel shop provides several single day tours and holiday packages to the Fimmvorduhals volcanic eruption. offers special package deals that incorporate three nights accommodation, and a Super Jeep tour to the eruption site. You can also take the self-drive option and stay at a hotel near the site of the volcano.

In addition to this, single day tours are available at the online shop. There you can choose from the Super Jeep tour, guided bus tour, or a Helicopter sightseeing tour over the area.

Further details regarding volcano tours and holidays in Iceland visit

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