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Wednesday, 02 December 2009 16:01

Winter Wonderland Opens Dec 4th

Winter WonderlandThe Church of Scientology’s Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV), invites you to join them for the grand opening ceremony of the 17th Annual Winter Wonderland in downtown Clearwater. As is tradition each year, this magical winter holiday village – which runs for seventeen consecutive evenings - is opened with an official holiday light up by community leaders: City Councilmember John Doran, CCV, the Church of Scientology and of course, the much anticipated secret-surprise entrance by Santa Claus. The special Grand Opening Ceremony will take place at 6:30 PM on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009.

Published in Events

Where the Wild Things AreWhere the Wild Things Are, Spike Jonze’s big screen adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s beloved children’s book, will be screened in the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)’s Imax Dome Theatre. Starting on November 7th, fans of all ages will set sail alongside young Max to the captivating world of the “Wild Things” for a larger-than-life cinematic journey as only IMAX can deliver.

Published in Film
Friday, 23 October 2009 11:17

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety TipsAs witches, goblins and super-heroes roam the streets this Halloween, remember to put safety first.

Here are some tips from the Clearwater Police Department and Clearwater Fire & Rescue to keep parents and children safe during the holiday.

Published in National News
Tuesday, 11 August 2009 18:13

Youth Perform for Human Rights

Annie_Hands_Up_High.jpgEntertaining, spectacular and remarkable are just a few of the words to describe the stage filled with youth from ages 2 to 17, in the Broadway production of “Annie Jr.” presented by International Youth Theater at the Francis Wilson Playhouse Theater, on August 8, with proceeds to benefit Youth for Human Rights Florida.

The production was entertainingly unique, as the young performers love both the art of theater and the education of human rights; and the evening intertwined them both. A play written for children, filled with funny lines singing and dancing, it still carried a message of how children’s human rights can be so easily violated.

Published in Theatre

Winter the Dolphin Painting at the Clearwater Marine AquariumWhat do children of the Children's Cancer Center and a dolphin have in common? As it turns out, quite a lot!

Had you been at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium on July 21, 2009, you might have witnessed an unusual and heart-warming encounter. A group of children, kindergarten-aged and under, sat by the side of a pool producing colorful artwork while a dolphin with a paintbrush in her mouth was producing art of her own. The purpose? To sell the artwork on eBay and raise funds for the Children's Cancer Center.

Published in Pinellas County

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Organization to use funds to help local students attend college

Land O’Lakes, Fla. -- Today, Wal-Mart presented a $20,000 check to Pasco County Take Stock in Children.  The donation, which will be used to help seven Pasco County students attend college, was given during a ceremony at the Land O’Lakes store, located at 21703 Village Lakes Shp/Ctr. The ceremony was attended by Florida Representative Will Weatherford and Chip Wichmanowski, executive director of Take Stock in Children.

“We are very appreciative of Wal-Mart’s donation and excited to be able to provide seven more scholarships to low-income students who may not have had the opportunity to attend college,” said Wichmanowski. “We believe that investing early in a child’s education is one of the keys to a successful future.”

The Take Stock in Children program provides an opportunity for students to make an early commitment for post secondary education. The organization has a proven record of helping low-income children stay out of trouble, graduate from high school, attend college, and become productive citizens.

“Support from local businesses, like Wal-Mart, can make a big difference in the lives of our youth,” continued Wichmanowski. “By granting a scholarship to students as early as in sixth grade, we can set the path for their future success and make sure they stay on track to complete high school and achieve their goals.” 


Published in Pinellas County
Tuesday, 20 November 2007 14:15

To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate

To Vaccinate or Not to VaccinateWe have looked at the effect of a vaccine “shot” on a two month- old baby The first of a potential seventy-four “the authorities” consider necessary to protect your child’s health.  These “authorities” are expert at convincing young parents, at of the dire consequences of failing to observe the prescribed vaccination schedule:  Expert at stirring up old fears in the mind.
Where did this fear factor originate?  Could it be a just the fear of losing one’s beloved child?  Or does this fear go deeper ?  Could it be a shadow memory of centuries of devastating diseases stealing our children, decimating populations, and destroying national morale?  Ages of terror that remain buried in man’s collective consciousness: Long forgotten memories all too easily restimulated when our fear buttons are pushed, especially when it comes to our children!   So they accept the experts advice. 

Published in General
Tuesday, 13 November 2007 14:22

Why Healthcare Must Go Green

julie_pearson.jpgGreen has always been my favorite color, though I didn’t know why until recently.  Now it is fast becoming the world’s favorite color, and thank goodness for that.  Whether more and more people are ‘going green’ and becoming more environmentally conscious because it is trendy and cool, or because they realize it is a necessity to ensure the survival of our race, I am glad to see it.
Published in General