The Bahama House Hotel Announces Room Availability for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 Race

 The Bahama House Hotel in Daytona Beach, Florida welcomes guests for the upcoming Coke Zero Sugar 400 in August, 2022. Blaine Lansberry, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for the Bahama House Hotel, states, “The Coke Zero 400 is always an exciting race. Race fans love to be where the action is and discover who will be eligible for the Cup Series. We love to welcome back returning guests as well as meet new guests who are coming to Daytona Beach to experience this event. After the race, guests can return to the hotel and take a refreshing dip in the pool or go for a walk on the beach.”

The Coke Zero Sugar 400 is the regular season finale for the NASCAR Cup Series. This event will take place on Saturday, August 27th. The race consists of 160 laps which equals approximately 400 miles. The Daytona International Speedway is also offering the UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race access for spectators for an additional fee. This includes pre-race concert access (for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 only), driver introductions, VIP appearances, live entertainment and more. To learn more about the Coke Zero Sugar 400 and all it offers, visit online at

The Bahama House Hotel is ideally located for race fans. The hotel is located at 2001 S. Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach, Florida. This oceanfront resort offers easy access from the Daytona Beach International Airport as well as the Daytona International Speedway. There are also many nearby shopping and restaurant options for guests to explore.

Access to the beach is just footsteps away at the Bahama House Hotel. Lansberry adds, “Our guests simply pack their beach bags, follow a short path down to the beach, and then choose their spot for the day. This easy access is a boon to our guests especially those who are traveling with small children. There is no need to cross a busy highway.”

Along with easy beach access, the Bahama House also includes many amenities in their affordable rates. Amenities include first come first serve free parking with a parking garage, a daily continental breakfast, daily cocktail hour, and high-speed Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel also has an ocean front seasonally heated pool and hot tub. The Bahama House never charges a resort fee. All guest rooms, balconies, pool, sundeck area, rooms and common areas are smoke-free.

The Bahama House Hotel offers a variety of room options for guests including rooms with ocean views, rooms with ocean front views, rooms with kitchenettes, standard rooms, and two penthouse suites. All rooms are 400 plus square feet and have a private balcony. Rooms come with either two queen beds or one king bed. There are also options that come with a queen-sized sleeper sofa. Standard rooms have a mini-refrigerator, coffee maker, and a microwave. Rooms with a kitchenette come equipped with a 2-burner glass cooktop, a full-sized refrigerator, a microwave oven, a toaster, cookware, dinnerware for four, and a coffee maker.

Lansberry states, “Guests have many room options those that book a room with a kitchenette can make their own meals. Many families with children enjoy this option.”

Lansberry adds, “For best availability and rates, we encourage travelers to book directly with our hotel by calling 1-800-571-2001. Our reservation staff is on-site, they can answer any questions about room types, amenities, or more.”

This oceanfront resort welcomes families, groups, solo travelers, and race fans. To reserve a room, call 1-800-571-2001. For more information about the Bahama House Hotel and all that it has to offer, visit online at

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Blaine Lansberry




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Find Your Summer Open House at The Gateway Family YMCA

 The Gateway Family YMCA is celebrating a Find Your Summer Open House event July 28-31, available free to the local community. Everyone is invited to visit and Find Your Summer, Find Your Passion, Find Your Y at The Gateway Family YMCA. Individual events hosted at Y branches in Elizabeth, Rahway and Union include family swimming and basketball, water exercise programs, and group exercise programs like yoga or Zumba. Event details are available at

“To be our best selves, we need to take care of our whole selves. At the Y, our supportive community will inspire you to find your inner strength so you can expand your health in spirit, mind and body,” stated Krystal A. Canady, CEO, The Gateway Family YMCA. “The past two years have been hard on our community, and especially our families. We are happy to be opening our doors and providing some family fun and stress relief in the form of healthy activities, events and information.”

The Gateway Family YMCA has served the local community since 1900, and provides programs and services with the goal of building community, developing youth and creating a safe experience. With a unique focus that encompasses programs and services for all ages, the Y is poised to assist families in a very intentional way, as a partner in their holistic wellness. In addition to the Open House, new members who join with a Family Membership at The Gateway Family YMCA online at will pay $0 Joiner Fee with the code FAM July 28-31.

“At the Y, you’ll find more than just a place to work out. With opportunities to connect with new people, develop new skills and explore new interests, you might just discover a new passion, too,” stated Melynda A. Mileski, EVP/Chief Operating Officer. “We understand flexibility is important in today’s world and have added virtual options for 24-hour access for our members, as well as tools and resources like YMCA360 and Nationwide Membership.”

This June, The Gateway Family YMCA launched a Community Membership initiative, an opportunity for everyone to participate in designated Y programs, special events and communications through a complimentary membership designed to provide access to all, while remaining connected to each other and the community. More information is available at

In addition to traditional Y programs like Youth Sports and Swimming Lessons, The Gateway Family YMCA also offers Child Care, Before and After School Care, Summer Day Camp, Virtual WISE Adult Services, Chronic Disease Management programs, Residential Housing and Social Services.

The Gateway Family YMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, health and community service organization of caring staff and volunteers dedicated to strengthening community through Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. The Gateway Family YMCA impacts the community by providing quality services for all. The Y doesn’t just strengthen bodies – it strengthens people, families and communities.

For more information about The Gateway Family YMCA, visit or contact the Elizabeth Branch 908-355-9622, Five Points Branch 908-688-9622, Rahway Branch 732-388-0057 or the Wellness Center and WISE Center Branch at 908-349-9622.

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Colleen Clayton




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Dismas House Hosts Successful Whiskey, Wine & Whiskers Fundraiser, Exceeds $20,000

 Dismas House, one of the largest residential reentry programs in Tennessee, announced today that it exceeded the goal for the first-ever Whiskey, Wine & Whiskers fundraiser. Launched to raise awareness of and funds for Dismas House, the event aimed to garner support its four programmatic pillars: basic needs, health and well-being, life skills, and legal support.

Approximately 150 guests attended the inaugural event at The Wedge Building on Saturday, June 11. Attendees were treated to samples from brands including Uncle Nearest, Miracle One Wine Company, Maker’s Mark, City Winery, Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery, Twisted Sistuhs, Guidance Whiskey, pH Craft Cocktails, Basil Hayden, Angel’s Envy, Pennington Distilling Co., and Knob Creek. The event also included several food trucks and a PAWty Zone play area for pets.

Proceeds from the Whiskey, Wine & Whiskers fundraiser will aid in providing a wide variety of individualized programs for Dismas House residents that include case management, access to technology and financial literacy classes, driver’s license reinstatement, recovery and relapse prevention, mentorship, job readiness training, and more.

“Whiskey, Wine and Whiskers was a first-of-its-kind event for Dismas House and I sincerely appreciate the planning and hard work of our staff to bring the event together,” said CEO Kay Kretsch. “We extend a deep thank you to our event sponsors and the outstanding whiskey and wine vendors who made this event a success.”

Since it opened its doors 48 years ago, Dismas House has been committed to helping men successfully transition from incarceration back into the community.

Dismas House of Nashville

Kenisha Rhone


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Custom House – Heritage Museum Presents

Diverse tech consortium joins forces to deploy new patented technology to transform the Custom House into a first of its kind experiential center bridging the physical and digital worlds.

The Custom House Juneteenth Museum

The Custom House Juneteenth Museum

GALVESTON, TexasJune 16, 2022PRLog — Rypplzz and TNS proudly announce their collaborative partnership with The June19 Museum to unveil the vision for the world’s first Juneteenth experiential center in Galveston, Texas at the historic Custom House (the origin site of the Juneteenth holiday).

The Custom House Juneteenth Museum is a departure from the traditional museum. The exhibitions, activations, and events will connect visitors worldwide to infuse the energy, pulse, rhythm, and unyielding perseverance of African American culture onto the streets of cities across the globe.

“TNS is honored to be able to expand the meaning and relevance of the national Juneteenth Holiday. The Galveston 1861 Customs House will now be more broadly recognized and heralded as a national treasure.” Thomas Carter – CEO TNS

To execute this vision, a tech consortium (led by Rypplzz) will deploy a patented technology (InterLife + LightPlay Spatial Browser) that turns the air into a secure, intelligent, immersive environment.

This dynamic technology breathes new life into the archives of history and sets it free to enable virtual access at any physical coordinate worldwide. A broad spectrum of business leaders, artists, athletes and visionaries, will participate in varied conversations, performances, and digital content drops in locations across the country leading up to the official opening in June 2023.

“The Customs House June 19th Museum will celebrate the power and value of diversity and inclusion with a focus on abolishing the global scourge of modern slavery. I am proud and honored to be a part of this crucial social movement.” Kevin Jackson, President June19 Museum

The christening of the Museum is a prelude to how technology and community will create lasting impact, provide immersive edutainment experiences, and serve as a resource for the community and beyond.

This year’s christening starts the exciting countdown that leads to the official opening in 2023. Unlike other museums, the exhibits and events are not tethered to the physical building. Through geo-spatial content deployment, anyone can experience the dynamic activations anywhere, at any time.

Through collaborative partnerships with various organizations including: Hope for Justice, The Central Texas Boys and Girls Club, The NFL Alumni, Jacqueline Griffin (CEO and founder of Moms Motivating Moms, and President of Robert L. Griffin III Foundation)

The Custom House will be a resource and experiential center that embodies the values of historical icons such as Martin Luther King, James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Malcolm X in addition to the unsung stories of history to create lasting experiences, and an opportunity to learn stories that have been left untold. The museum will uncover the lineage of African Americans and the legacies their ancestors.

Custom House participants will experience history through holographic, 3D AR Deployments, and VR Metaverse Activations. To expand the reach of The Custom House Juneteenth Museum, and keep the spirit of Juneteenth alive all year long- discoverable content and activations will be deployed via InterLife and LightPlay.

This historic christening on June 19th , 2022 will be presented through both digital streaming and live in person at the Custom House Heritage Museum. In a twist of transformational irony, the building once used as a tool for prosecution by the 1800’s Texas legal system is now used as a museum telling the true history of the emancipation of African Americans and highlighting their crucial impact on our modern society. The Custom House is a 25 room building that is used for a multitude of purposes including business development, social development, outreach, education, arts, immersive technology, and community outreach. It is a vital epicenter for balancing out inequality, while bringing needed healing from an unpleasant past often neglected. We welcome your involvement and support to this museum. To be added: Expected community leaders and influencers: Participating Sponsors: Website:

The Custom House is a 25 room building that is used for a multitude of purposes including business development, social development, outreach, education, arts, immersive technology, and community outreach.

Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn Wins 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for Top 10% of Hotels Category

 Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn today announced it has been recognized by Tripadvisor as a 2022 Travelers’ Choice award winner for the top 10% of hotel properties. The award celebrates businesses that have received great traveler reviews from travelers around the globe on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. As challenging as the past year was, Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast stood out by consistently delivering positive experiences to travelers.

“We are honored to once again receive high praises from guests in receiving this award,” says Sallie Clark, innkeeper-owner. “At Holden House, we strive to provide quality accommodations, delicious food and personalized hospitality to keep our guests returning time and again. This award signifies our success for continued efforts toward exceptional service.”

“Congratulations to the 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Winners,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “The Travelers’ Choice Awards recognize the best in tourism and hospitality, according to those who matter most: your guests. Ranking among the Travelers’ Choice winners is always tough — but never more so than this year as we emerge from the pandemic. Whether it’s using new technology, implementing safety measures, or hiring outstanding staff, I’m impressed by the steps you’ve taken to meet travelers’ new demands. You’ve adapted brilliantly in the face of adversity.”

To see traveler reviews and popular features/amenities of Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast, visit Colorado_Springs_El_Paso_County_Colorado.html

About Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn

Holden House is a boutique-style inn, featuring six guest suites in three side-by-side Victorian houses on a tree-lined residential street in scenic Colorado Springs near the historic Old Colorado City shopping and dining district. Personalized service, all private baths, queen or king beds, modern up-to-date amenities, full gourmet breakfast, afternoon wine and beverage social, wrap around porches, private balconies and a secluded garden are just a few of the special touches you’ll find during your stay. For additional information, visit the inn’s website at

About Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel guidance platform*, helps hundreds of millions of people each month** become better travelers, from planning to booking to taking a trip. Travelers across the globe use the Tripadvisor site and app to discover where to stay, what to do and where to eat based on guidance from those who have been there before. With more than 988 million reviews and opinions of nearly 8 million businesses, travelers turn to Tripadvisor to find deals on accommodations, book experiences, reserve tables at delicious restaurants and discover great places nearby. As a travel guidance company available in 43 markets and 22 languages, Tripadvisor makes planning easy no matter the trip type.

Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn

Welling and Sallie Clark, Innkeepers




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