Sunday, June 24, 2018

Bryan-Braker Funeral Home - Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

Francie Bryan 
Bryan-Braker Funeral Home

1850 West Texas Street
Fairfield, CA 94533
Fax: 707-425-7352

Who We Are
We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One 

The funeral professionals of Bryan-Braker Funeral Home understand the idea of planning final arrangements can be overwhelming. We are here to explain, guide and assist you through these difficult decisions. Let our knowledgeable and experienced staff help you create a personalized and unique service that honors your loved one.

Funeral and Memorial Services
All too often, families discount the value of ceremony after the death of a loved one, and we certainly don’t want you to make that mistake. Coming together after a loss is a very essential part of the grieving process.

Create Healing Experiences
In the depth of early grief, you might think that it would be ‘easier’ to just take care of things as simply – and as quickly –as possible. But easier – especially in this circumstance – simply isn’t better. You must set the stage for the future by giving your family and friends the opportunity to start the healing process.

Funeral Services
Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to share memories, express emotions, and find comforting support. Whether you choose burial or cremation; whether you select a formal funeral or a more relaxed memorial service, the need for acknowledgment of the loss with family and friends is ever present. We can help you create a unique meaningful ceremony to express the genuine individuality of your loved one.

We offer families a beautiful setting in which to come together to honor your loved one. But, you may certainly choose to celebrate their life in a more unique setting. No matter where you decide to gather together, such a service will make a difference in the lives of all who attend.

Burial Services
If burial has been selected, usually any ceremonies we design revolve around the casket being present. You can choose to follow tradition, with a viewing, and then a funeral service in a church or memorial chapel. Or you could decide to have a more relaxed service, even in your family home.

Let’s just say this: there is no ‘hard and fast’ formula for honoring your loved one when burial has been selected. We’re here to listen to your concerns, share our experience, and help you to arrive at the perfect way to gather together before your loved one's interment in the cemetery of your choice.

Cremation Services
Cremation only refers to the manner in which you or your loved one has chosen to deal with the physical remains. We want you to know that this decision doesn’t limit the ways you can honor your loved one's life. We heartily suggest that you have a funeral or memorial service, because your need for such a healing experience is not lessened by the decision to be cremated. Again, the options are limited only by your imagination. We hope that you will contact us to discuss the wide variety of celebratory options open to you.

You Can Never Go Back and Do it Over
Some say it’s harsh to remind you of this, but we know we must. We want you to honor your loved one in a way that allows you to look back, years from now, and be thankful that you did the best you could to honor their life. Creating a ceremony that calls together the hearts and minds of all who loved them is a gift to everyone involved. A gift of memories, a gift of healing...a truly priceless gift of peace-of-mind.

Contact us today to speak with one of our directors.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Featured Member: Margot Carrera - Photography

Margot Carrera


Beach Decor Coastal, Beach Decor Wall Art, Beach Decor, Beach Photography, Torrey Pines Print, Canvas Print 


I became a photographer by way of my deep abiding love for nature. I translate that love into my photographs of stunning landscapes, colorful flowers, and majestic wildlife.

The difference between my work and a thousand other snapshots out there, is depth at which I am able to see the fullness of its beauty. I capture the way the light makes a tree come alive or a flower glow. I try to capture the personality of the animal or insect that I am photographing and coordinate all that into a composition that will evoke an emotion in the viewer.

After the photograph is taken, I go back into my studio and work with digital enhancements. As amazing as technology has improved with cameras, sometimes the photo doesn't appear to me as it did in true life or as I envisioned it as I took the picture. I may take a full day to get one image just the way I want it to look. The final outcome is a marriage between mother nature and my creative expression.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Featured Member: Cheryl Bovee - Candle Consultant

Cheryl Bovee

236 Lone Oak Drive
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-863-4497 (day)
707-451-3622 (evening)
Website: PartyLite

I'm proud to work with a company of quality and integrity.

From the quality of the candles to the integrity of the company itself, PartyLite means excellence. I'm so proud to bring these beautiful candles into people's homes and offices, and know that customers are going to be pleased with what they order. Plus, it feels really good to know that PartyLite makes a difference with our charities of focus.

We've given over a million dollars each year for the past three years to the American Cancer Society and every year, we make a contribution to the Ronald McDonald House. We're more than great candles - we're a company that cares!


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Friday, June 15, 2018

Featured Member: Mitch Bassignani - Property Insurance

Mitch Bassignani 
Farmers Insurance Group

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601 Madison Street, Ste. A
Fairfield, CA 94533
License # 0C29357 
Phone: 707-429-4791
Fax: 707-421-2445

As your personal agent, I believe in keeping you informed and aware of Farmers insurance products. It is my mission to help you develop the right plans to meet your insurance needs. Through dedication, knowledge and a tireless work ethic, I will be the agent who my customers want to send their friends and families to. I will strive to protect my clients' assets. My goal is to exceed all my customers' expectations.

Years of Experience
I have over 19 years of experience as a Farmers Insurance agent.

Awards and Honors
Championship and Topper Club

Neighborhoods Served
Fairfield, Vacaville, Suisun City, Solano County, and Sacramento County

Home Is Where the Heart Is
Protect your biggest and most important asset from everything life throws at you! Whether there is a fire or a flood, we can help you stay protected!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Featured Member: Dr. Donna Burton - Dental

Dr. Donna Burton 
Regency Dental 

1001 Nut Tree Road #230
Vacaville, CA 95687

About Regency Dental: 
As your choice for professional aesthetic dentistry, dental therapy or ongoing professional dental care, we work hard to ensure your dental experience is exceptional. That means providing you with the best in dental professionals and latest in equipment, materials and techniques.

About Dr. Donna Burton: 
Dr. Burton graduated from Seaside High School, Seaside, CA in 1972. She earned her B.A. in biology from Yale University in 1976, and received her D.D.S. from New York University in 1980.

For more than 20 years, Dr. Burton has been providing high quality dental care with a gentle touch. She has practiced at the letterman Army Medical Center for the Department of Defense and she was clinical professor at Beth Israel Hospital and with the Children’s Aid Society in New York City.

Dr. Burton opened Regency Dental in 1995. She completed the Straight Wire Institute for orthodontic certification and the University of Phoenix Business Academy. She continues to attend various seminars and classes to stay informed and keep up to date on all the latest treatment techniques. One of her goals is to change people’s perception of dentistry by providing options to make dental care non-threatening and as pain free as possible.

Dr. Burton is very interested in the community and donates time and resources to school children and children’s sports teams in Vacaville, as well as participating in the Smiles For Life foundation charity every year for the last 10 years. She and her team have helped raise $4 million to help children’s charities across North America.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Featured Member: Linda Held - Health and Nutrition

Linda Held 
Health and Nutrition 


Phone: 707-249-6429

My Story

My Name is Linda Held. I have been involved in health, wellness and fitness most of my life. I am always looking for ways to have my health and help others find ways to be the best they can be in every aspect of their lives. In the easiest way possible. When Zurvita found me I was not really looking for anything else. I was asked to try it so agreed but mostly just to be polite. I did not want to like it. The first time I tried it I wasn't sure I felt anything. I am a pretty energetic person by nature. The second day I had just finished a 2 hour work out and realized I was dancing in my car to the music. I have continued to use Zurvita daily and have seen a variety of things that I have felt. Calmness, energy but not in a crazy way. Mental focus, better digestion and regularity. Sleeping through the night and waking up rested. Feeling over all better than I have felt in a long time. Aches and pains less.

I am now convinced that this good nutrition just makes your body work and feel better. I have also had the joy of helping a big variety of people improve many things in their lives and health. I have been married now for 31 years and have 3 son's and 1 daughter-in-law. I have been blessed with a good life and love spending time with many friends and family members. I love music, food, cooking, wine, sports of all kinds and traveling. I work as a part time event planner as well and love it. I enjoy helping others and believe in always finding good in everyone I meet.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Featured Member: Arianna Kramer - Hypnotherapist

Arianna Kramer 

Phone: 707-372-0928


Arianna was certified as a Rapid Transformational Counselor and Hypnotherapist in 2017 and loves how these techniques support her clients need for massive, and quick transformations.

Arianna is a certified spiritual counselor with a bachelors degree in metaphysics from the University of Metaphysics in Sedona, AZ. She is also a Reiki II practitioner as well as an intuitive healer.

Her passion for helping people came from her own experiences of healing through depression, anxiety, PTSD, and a lifetime of studying spirituality, psychology, and healing.

Rapid Transformational Counseling and Hypnotherapy
The Change You’ve Been Craving

I have been so honored to be a part of my clients transformations with this beautiful technique. I trained with Marisa Peer, who was voted the U.K.’s number one therapist, and her skills that have been honed for over thirty years have crystallized into this rapid, transformational gift.

With this certification, I am able to help clients get to the root cause of their issues and work with the power of their own minds to shift them into strengths.

Spiritual Counseling
Healing through Compassion

I gained my title of spiritual counselor and metaphysical practitioner through the University of Metaphysics, and maintain my ministerial status through the International Metaphysical Ministry.

I also use my skills as an empath and Reiki practitioner to assist my clients in releasing any negative or stagnant energy that I sense as we talk.

My focus as a counselor is on love and acceptance. Everything is confidential and I intend to create a safe space for you to release or work through whatever comes up.

Spiritual healing is complementary and is best utilized alongside regular medical treatment. Please visit your doctor for any ailments, as this is not a substitute for medical or psychological diagnoses or treatments. Open your heart and mind to healing in every form, you deserve it!

A Japanese form of energy healing

Reiki is a beautiful healing energy that has changed my life in so many ways. After receiving my Reiki II attunement and certification from the International Center for Reiki Training, I am able to send Reiki healings over a distance. Reiki means “spiritually guided life force energy.” Everything in the Universe is made of energy, and Reiki energy flows through the healer to the intended receiver like a current.

Reiki is a complementary medicine and is best utilized alongside regular medical treatment. Please visit your doctor for any ailments, as Reiki is not a substitute for medical or psychological diagnoses or treatments.

Due to the variable nature of these treatments for each person, there are no refunds. Please be sure that you feel guided to receive Reiki from me. Thank you