August 27, 2008

Cambridge Who’s Who Member Melissa Ferrick’s New Album – “Goodbye Youth”

Cambridge Who’s Who member Melissa Ferrick will be releasing a new album in September 2008, “Goodbye Youth,” a follow-up album to “In the Eyes of Strangers,” released in 2006. The new album will be available for download from iTunes on September 16, 2008 and will mark Melissa’s ninth studio release.

To help promote the release of her new album, Melissa will be performing at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston located at 136 Massachusetts Avenue on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 8:15pm. Tickets can be purchased at

Melissa released her first record at age 22 with Atlantic Records. Her next three albums were released through Indie Records and in 2000 she launched her own label, Right on Records. Visit for tour dates and to learn more.

August 26, 2008

Preserved to Serve by Cambridge Who's Who member, Claire Power Murphy

For Immediate Release

Preserved to Serve

Follow One Woman's Incredible Journey of Fighting for an Achieving Natural Health

NEWBERRY, Fla. - "The closer we get to nature, the greater the progress," writes Claire Power Murphy in her new memoir of natural eating and journey of faith, Preserved to Serve (published by AuthorHouse). "By moving towards a more natural lifestyle, it is possible for humans to become disease-free."

Preserved to Serve chronicles Murphy, now in her 60s, through her transformation from a sickly childhood to her discovery of natural foods and the struggles and discrimination she faced raising her children on a natural, vegetarian diet. Part memoir and part cautionary tale, Preserved to Serve highlights Murphy's struggles with the medical community in regards to what she fed her family. She recounts a painful ordeal in which her infant daughter was placed in foster care for four months. The state of New York blamed Murphy for her daughter's sickly condition and she relates horrifying accounts of outright deception on the part of doctors and nurses in charge of her daughter's care.
She writes:

    I knew that her disease would only disappear by unblocking the waste in her nervous system, which had been occurring during the first three months of her life, and had actually saved her life! Of course my breast milk had long since dried up. It was necessary to wean Laurie back to a natural regime very gradually so as to prevent a shock to her system, as had occurred when she had been removed from me. One week when the nurse at the hospital said the Laurie's weight gain was not enough, the sinking feeling of another possible calamity was overwhelming.
In Preserved to Serve, Murphy shares what she calls an "unintentional journey from being a carnivore, to a vegetarian, to a juicer, to a frugivore, which was the original diet of man in his unfallen state." She also recounts her acceptance of faith and spirituality into her life, saying, "Amidst all of the 'bad news of the day,' Preserved to Serve stands as a beacon as to how man, with the help of His Creator, may attain to a better existence by positively transforming himself and subsequently the world around him." Murphy is optimistic that Preserved to Serve will offer hope "to a lost and dying world."

A former educator, Claire Power Murphy currently serves as the director for The Self-Rejuvenation Center, Inc., in Newberry, Fla., specializing in educating others in ways to regain health and maintain it. "There are answers for those who are seeking them and are willing to begin working towards a more natural lifestyle," she says.

For more information, please visit
Claire Power Murphy
(352) 256-4735 Business

August 21, 2008

Joanne Calcagno Receives Great Reviews for her book Raaof

Cambridge Who’s Who lifetime member, Joanne Calcagno, has received great reviews for her book, Raaof. Published in 2007 by BookSurge Publishing for readers aged 6 to 9 years old, Raaof tells the story of a young boy from Yemen who immigrates to Flushing, NY. After enrolling in public school, he must learn to overcome rejection from his peers. With the help of an understanding teacher, Mrs. Wright, and his own artistic talent, he discovers a way to reach out to other children, earn their respect and find friendship.

A social worker commented that Raaof “teaches children not to be judgmental and compartmentalize people in the same category as those who committed atrocities against the US.” She went on to state that the book is a good read for fourth and fifth graders, as it encourages them to be more understanding and receptive about other cultures.

Calcagno, an elementary schoolteacher for over 23 years, wrote Raaof based on her personal experiences as an educator. Raaof was an opportunity for her to explore the subject of prejudice and foster an understanding of a multicultural world for young students.
For more information about Joanne Calcagno and Raaof, visit