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Gulfside Regional Hospices Thrift Shoppe in Dade City Received a 2008 Best of Dade City AwardDADE CITY, FL (January 16, 2009) – Gulfside Regional Hospice’s Thrift Shoppe in Dade City, located at 37925 Sky Ridge Cir., has been selected for the 2008 Best of Dade City Award in the Thrift Shops category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA).

 The USLBA Best of Local Business Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies that they believe achieve exceptional marketing success in their local community and business community. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

 

Published in Pasco County
Tuesday, 13 January 2009 13:55

USF Softball

Bulls Set to Host the USF Under Armour Series

Tampa FL, January 13, 2009 - University of South Florida Softball is hosting The USF Under Armour Series, which is a series of two individual events that will bring two of the largest NCAA Division I softball tournaments to the Tampa Bay area. 
 
"We feel very fortunate that the City of Clearwater, the St. Pete/Clearwater Sports Commission and Under Armour have teamed together to bring two national caliber tournaments to the Bay Area," said USF head softball coach Ken Eriksen. "The USF-Under Armour Series has turned into a yearly event for fastpitch aficionados. It will be a great opportunity for our hometown to be able to see some of the nation's best collegiate players competing for a tournament championship." 
 

Published in Baseball

Cracker Country

TAMPA, FL. - December 19, 2008.  We all know that this time of year brings much joy and excitement, but it can be a bit hectic too.  For a relaxing end to the holiday season, "Discover the Past" at Cracker Country and take a tranquil stroll back in time on Saturday, January 3, 2009 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Florida in 1898 at our "Discover the Past" event.  Relive rural Florida history through a variety of hands-on experiences including spinning and weaving, butter making, toys and games, and corn shuck doll making.  You can also learn about the art of making cane syrup and help make a rope along with much more.  Admission is $6, children ages six to 12 years old and senior citizens enter for $5, and kids five and under are admitted free.

Published in Events
Sunday, 27 January 2008 07:40

A Drugged Nation Is Not Healthy

January 16, 2008

Most Americans are too busy in their daily lives to face the obvious: we are a society dependent on drugs. We fought only half the war on drugs. "Just Say No" should have targeted not only street drugs but all detrimental drugs including prescription ones.

There is little ethical or moral difference between a drug pusher in the school yard seducing kids into buying the latest feel good drug and the pharmacological/medical industry dispensing antipsychotic medication to children as young as toddlers. Both the street drug or the prescription drug will lead the child down the same path of chemical dependency that ends in being a taker from rather than a giver to society.


According to the national Teen Drug Survey released Dec. 11 by the White House, teenagers are turning from street drugs to prescription drugs such as OxyContin and Vicodin. The study conducted by the University of Michigan Institute on Social Research, found a modest decrease in marijuana and other street drugs and an increase in prescription drugs. John Walters, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, said, "71 percent of young people have reported their source of supply is their parent's or friend's medicine cabinet." Theo Milonopoulos, "Survey Finds Teens Smoking Less Pot, But Popping More Pills," Tampa Tribune, Dec. 12, pg. 13.

 

Published in Pinellas County