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Thursday, 05 February 2009 09:51

Full Throttle on Water’s Edge

Downtown Clearwater


A huge turnout of excited onlookers at the expo - Photo by Simaen Skolfield
A huge turnout of excited onlookers at the expo - Photo by Simaen Skolfield
A biker performs a near-vertical wheelie - Photo by Simaen Skolfield
A biker performs a near-vertical wheelie - Photo by Simaen Skolfield

Clearwater, FL (January 31, 2009) - There was a huge turnout for the Full Throttle Magazine Motorcycle Expo and Bike Builders Invitational, hosted at the Harborview Center in Downtown Clearwater. The Expo featured hot bikes, activities, contests, special events, exhibitor booths and the annual Florida Bike Builder Invitational, which showcased Florida’s hottest newcomers, established builders and the best Garage Builders.

The event was presented by Full Throttle Magazine and sponsored by GEICO Motorcycle Insurance.

To stay up-to-date on upcoming events, visit TBI’s Community Calendar.

Published in Racing
Wednesday, 04 February 2009 18:36

Peter Gillham's - Calcium Intake

Peter Gillham’s Nutrition Center on Cleveland Street Photo by Ian Phoenix
Peter Gillham’s Nutrition Center on Cleveland Street
Photo by Ian Phoenix

Why it’s Important to Balance your Calcium Intake

Clearwater, FL (February 3, 2009) -  Magnesium influences many bodily processes, including digestion, energy production, muscle function, bone formation, creation of new cells, activation of B vitamins and relaxation of muscles, as well as assisting in the functions of the heart, kidneys, adrenals, brain and nervous system. The lack of sufficient available magnesium in the body can interfere with any or all of these processes.

The National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements, reports that there is an increased interest in the role of magnesium in preventing and managing disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

A Healthy Magnesium Level

Diets of the industrialized world, with their processed foods and use of refined sugar and flour, are commonly quite low in magnesium. The result? A significant percentage of the population have below healthy magnesium levels, including many who already use magnesium. Why? First, the amount of magnesium required by the body is greater than people think. Second, most magnesium capsules and tablets are not completely absorbed by the body.

Published in Natural Health

Pam Ryan AndersonClearwater, FL (Feb. 4, 2009) - This is an interesting question that I’ve been asked several times recently, so I finally called the Property Appraiser’s Office to find out for myself.

Now, before I tell you the answer, I want to clarify a few terms.

Appraised Value – This is done by an Appraiser hired to determine the value of a home when it has been sold, when it is being re-financed, or to determine the market value of a home.

Just Market Value – This is the term the Property Appraiser’s Office uses for the fair market value of a property. (This is usually broken up into two parts—the Just Market Land which is how much your land is currently worth, and Just Market Improved which is how much your home or building, is worth currently without the land value.  Then there is Total Assessment, and it’s the two values added together.

Published in Clearwater
Wednesday, 04 February 2009 15:18

How to Get Through and Out of the Economic Crisis

Patrick V. Valtin is an international sales & marketing consultant and management coach. He has trained over 75,000 people in more than 25 countries. He recently was lecturing in Athens, invited by AMT Management.
Patrick V. Valtin is an international sales & marketing consultant and management coach. He has trained over 75,000 people in more than 25 countries. He recently was lecturing in Athens, invited by AMT Management.

Do you want to survive and be able to experience expansion while everybody else believes this is the worst economic crisis ever – and is set to last for the rest of their life? If your answer is yes, then follow these 3 steps:

RULE NUMBER ONE:

IF YOU KNOW YOUR HISTORY, YOU HAVE NO REASON FOR WORRY! The current economic crisis is just a repetition of the past. Don’t you remember “Black Monday”? It refers to Monday, October 19, 1987, when stock markets around the world crashed. The Black Monday decline was the largest one-day percentage decline in stock market history. But all world stock markets rallied in less than 1.5 year.

Moving forward, you may recall the 1991-1992 world crisis right after the Gulf War: huge peaks in oil prices, a steep decline in the commercial real estate market and a credit crisis (following the infamous savings and loan collapses of the late 1980s). This crisis ended in 1994 and world stock markets hit top values in less than 2 years.

Published in Clearwater
Wednesday, 04 February 2009 15:11

From the Desk of Sheriff Jim Coats - January 2008

Sheriff Jim CoatsClearwater, FL (January 2009) - Most people feel safe inside their own home and once inside, their personal belongings are often left unsecured or easily accessible. This is especially true when it comes to prescription medications. A recent trend suggests that medication has become a popular target for thieves.  I would like to take this opportunity to offer some suggestions on how to properly secure your prescription medications and to prevent the expense and inconvenience associated with this type of theft.

Over the past few years we have seen an increase in the theft of prescription medication from private homes.  In some cases the theft is part of a burglary in which the perpetrator targeted jewelry, cash, and small electronics.  After gathering valuables to steal, the burglar simply opened a medicine cabinet before leaving and then took whatever prescription medication that was in plain view.  In other cases, a theft was committed by trades people, invited guests, or even relatives who had access to medication that was in a medicine chest or left out in plain view.  Some thefts were not discovered for an extended period of time because individual pills had been stolen or because the medication was no longer being taken by the victim.

Published in Clearwater
Wednesday, 04 February 2009 14:54

Pirates Invade Tampa

Photo by Ian Phoenix
Photo by Ian Phoenix

Tampa, FL (February 2009) - A US Special Operations Command Parachute Team landed on Bayshore near Howard during the Gasparilla Extravaganza on Saturday the 24th. The main festivities for Gasparilla Pirate Festival will be held on February 7th in Tampa starting at 11:30am, and celebrate Tampa’s historic pirate invasion by Jose Gasparilla and his men.

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Published in Events
Wednesday, 04 February 2009 14:49

Ageless Solutions

April CookDear Readers,

My name is April Cook and I am a Licensed Medical Esthetician and the Owner of “Ageless Solutions Skin Care” located in Dunedin. Don’t stop reading—I know—just like attorneys and hair dressers, estheticians are a dime a dozen. What sets me apart from all the others is my passion for educating the public that skin care is not only beneficial for their health and well-being, but vital.

I was fortunate to have been raised around a nutritionist all my life, my mother. Living my life as organically as possible and knowing how important internal health is, I naturally saw the need to focus on the largest organ in the body, our skin.

Published in General
Wednesday, 04 February 2009 14:37

Artists’ Expansion in Downtown Clearwater!

Photo by Ian Phoenix
Photo by Ian Phoenix

Artists’ Expansion in Downtown!

Clearwater, FL (February 2009) - Artists in Action International (AIAI) will celebrate its 2nd Anniversary and the Grand Opening of its new downtown gallery on Saturday, Mar 21st. The event will be from 7:00-10:00pm and will feature City of Clearwater’s Vice-Mayor George Cretekos as well as celebrity guests, music, finger food and refreshments. COME JOIN IN THE FUN!

The new gallery space is 9,000 square feet and located at 400 Cleveland St. “Our move marks incredible expansion for our gallery and for our mission to beautify downtown Clearwater,” says Jack Potter, AIAI’s president. “We have even bigger plans for next year’s growth, events and art expression in downtown Clearwater.”

AIAI is a 501C-3 non-profit organization that believes in using art in all forms to positively impact the world.

To learn more about Artists in Action International, visit their website at http://www.artistsinactionint.org/ .

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Published in Events

Clearwater


Teri (middle) and Mike Milligan (right), winners of Will Dexter’s (left) glass blown piece “Steel Blue Octo Shell” - Photo by Simaen Skolfield
Teri (middle) and Mike Milligan (right), winners of Will Dexter’s (left) glass blown piece “Steel Blue Octo Shell” - Photo by Simaen Skolfield

Art Lovers Draw “Lots” for Charity at the annual Martinis and Matisse event. Martinis and Matisse is a fundraiser with a name impossible to say if you’re not temperate with the former.

Clearwater, FL (January 2009) - On a swanky Saturday evening, the Clearwater Free Clinic held their annual fundraising soirée in the building of one of the largest privately held companies in the state—the FrankCrum building—which occupies an impressive 14-acre campus in downtown Clearwater.

“It’s the best event in Clearwater!” Dana Rizzuto of the Montage Gallery, proclaimed.

Local restaurants such as Bonefish Grill, Carrabba’s, Greektown Grille and E&E Steakout Grille donated food. Guests munched on fashionably small portions of chorizo-stuffed pork tenderloin, chicken marsala and taramosalata, a Greek style caviar as they mingled and enjoyed the open martini bars. They also admired art with titles like “Three at a Martini Party” and “Sandpipers on Clearwater Beach” and listened to a jazz band playing a soft and sophisticated rendition of “Girl from Ipanema.”

Frank Crum Jr. generously donated his building to host the event and has been doing so for the past two years. “It’s in Clearwater and supports a Clearwater function,” he says. “It was the right thing to do.”

Published in Events
Tuesday, 03 February 2009 17:22

Super Bowl 43 Super Bowl History

Super Bowl XLIII MVP Winner, Steelers WR Santonio Holmes Photo by Wayne Cathel, Tampa - www.belleairimages.com“Steel-toed” Touchdown Record-Breaking Sixth Lombardi Trophy for the Steelers

Tampa FL, (February 2009) - Super Bowl history was made in our very own backyard this year—Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. It was the Pittsburgh Steelers versus the Arizona Cardinals and the game couldn’t have been more exciting. The Steelers were ahead for nearly the entire game. They were the seasoned pros, this game being the team’s seventh trip to the Super Bowl; coupled with their reputation for “steel-clad” defense made them the favored winners. The Cardinals were clearly the underdogs for a majority of the game, but things changed in the fourth quarter and it seemed as if they wouldn’t be going home empty-handed.

Published in Football