FAIRYELLA ICE POPS, created by Benician Kimberli Haris and named for a character in her mother’s poems, are now being sold in many Whole Foods Markets, including San Francisco Franklin, the flagship store, as well as those in Fremont, Napa, Sonoma, Oakland and Campbell.
Haris also will participate in a vendor event May 30 in Campbell.
In 2013, she published her mother’s poem stories about the tooth fairy, named Fairyella, and a dragonfly.
Then, after her mother contracted cancer, Haris was inspired to develop healthier meals and treats. She developed her ice pops using sustainable produce with no stabilizers or additives, from juices frozen on a stick.
Encouraged to sell them, she started her business with a decorated vehicle and offered them through area businesses and at events.
Her website is www.fairyellaicepops.com.
Admirals announce returning sponsors
The Vallejo Admirals professional baseball club is welcoming back a host of long-time sponsors for the team’s 2015 season, Tim Fitzgerald, media relations director, said.
“With about a month left until players hit the field at Dan Foley Park for spring training, the Vallejo Admirals professional baseball club is proud to announce its first wave of returning sponsors for the 2015 season,” Fitzgerald said.
Among the group are three who have been official Admirals sponsors since the team’s inaugural season: Mustico Realty, Klimisch Collision Repair Specialists and Ozcat Radio.
In addition, Napoli Pizza and The Town House Cocktail Lounge will enter their second season as partners, Fitzgerald said. All five will be featured on outfield banners this season, as well as in game programs.
In addition to a banner and program ad, Mustico Realty returns with the “Mustico Real Estate Covering Play of the Game” public address and radio announcement, when a defender makes a long run to make a play, Fitzgerald said.
Klimisch Collision Repair Specialists will also once again sponsor a public address announcement, he said. When a foul ball heads toward traffic, it’s accompanied by a crashing sound effect and a prompt to head to Klimisch for vehicle repair.
Klimisch also has been a host of company outings at the ballpark, Fitzgerald said.
“I really want to support Admirals General Manager Kathy Beistel,” Connie Klimisch said. “What she is doing for Vallejo and the team is amazing. My grandson got to throw out the ceremonial first pitch and had the time of his life.
“It’s good for kids to have pro ballplayers in town to follow. As a lifelong Vallejoan, I’m beyond excited for what this team brings to the community.”
Rounding out the third-year sponsors is the official flagship station of Admirals baseball, 89.5 FM KZCT Ozcat Radio. The station provides entertainment both before and after the game and broadcasts the full games.
This year, the station will sponsor an arm patch on the team’s gold alternate uniforms as well as offer a mini megaphone giveaway during the June 18 game against the San Rafael Pacifics.
“It’s great for the community of Vallejo to have wholesome, affordable, family entertainment,” Ozcat spokesperson David Martin said. “It supports development in Vallejo and is a positive for the town. It’s a bluecollar town, so its really good to have cheap entertainment during the summer months.
“Seeing the kids run around the ballpark in the summer makes it all worth it. The more people in the community get involved the better it will be, and there’s a lot of excitement about this third season.”
Returning for a second season as part of the Admirals team are The Townhouse Cocktail Lounge and Napoli’s Pizza. The Town House will offer two-for-one drinks when fans bring in an Admirals ticket stub with the coupon on the back, and will be feeding the players after every Tuesday home game this year.
Napoli’s Pizza has been supporters of Admirals baseball, too, Fitzgerald said. “They have helped the Admirals every step of the way and are excited to be back for 2015.”
Others interested in becoming Admirals partners may contact Kristina Knaughton by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 707-641-1111.
Jelly Belly Visitor Center slates summer events
From service dogs to native wildlife to mascots, Jelly Belly has planned several events at its visitor center in Fairfield.
Service Dog and Puppy In Training Fun Day is 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 20. Puppy trainers and puppies who are in training with Guide Dogs for the Blind will be at the visitor center. Those attending that day may make dog toy donations to the Guide Dog Puppy Kennel and participate in socialization activities with the puppies.
Suisun Wildlife Center will be at the visitor center from 1:30-2:15 p.m. July 15. It’s an opportunity to meet native California wildlife in person and to learn about the work of wildlife rescue at the wildlife center.
Suisun Wildlife Center staff and volunteers will give an educational presentation that includes many rescue animals, such as owls, red tail hawks, opossums and snakes.
This is a free show open to the first 200 guests who arrive and line up outside the Grand Bean Room on the second floor of the visitor center.
The seventh annual Mascot Day at Jelly Belly will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 5.
Those attending will be able to visit with favorite mascots from local and national businesses.
The additional events are free.
Complimentary candy factory tours take place daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jelly Belly Visitors Center, One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield.
Those interested may call 800-953-5592 or visit the company’s website, JellyBelly.com.
Vacaville Ballet Company to have ‘Swashbuckling Soirée’ along with ‘Mutiny!’
The Vacaville Ballet Company will present “Mutiny!” May 15-17 and will have a “Swashbuckling Soirée” at 11 a.m. May 16 at the Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville.
Theater Artistic Director Cassandra Kamakeeaina said those attending the May 16 performance are welcome to attend the soirée.
A production appealing to all ages, “Mutiny!” is a pirate adventure ballet filled with daring sword fights and adrenaline-pumping treasure hunts, she said.
“Join us for some grog and grub before you and your family set sail on this pirate adventure,” Kamakeeaina said.
“Audience members can get in the pirate spirit with food and refreshments and some pirate goodies.”
Tickets are $25 per couple or $15 per person and are available at the Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre box office, open noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Tickets also will be sold at the door.
Those interested may visit the company’s website, www.vpat.net.
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