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.
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/ .
- Tampa Bay Informer
The Good News Newspaper
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.”
“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.
Orlando's Stan Van Gundy and Minnesota's Kevin Michael named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month
NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2009 – The Orlando Magic’s Stan Van Gundy and the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kevin McHale today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in January.
Van Gundy guided the Magic to the best winning percentage for Eastern Conference teams in January (.769) by virtue of its 10-3 mark for the month. Orlando bested the Spurs, Lakers and Nuggets on the road as well as the Cavaliers at home. The victories in San Antonio and Los Angeles helped Orlando to record its first season-series sweeps in franchise history over those teams. Orlando outscored its January opponents by 10.2 ppg.
Emmy Awarding Winning Smucker's® Stars on Ice®
Is “On the Edge” And Coming To Tampa, FL Headlined by Olympic Silver Medalist Sasha Cohen & Special Guest 2006 World Champion Kimmie Meissner America’s Premier Figure Skating Production Is “On the Edge” At St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, FL on March 1st @ 3:00 PM A Portion of SMUCKER’S® STARS ON ICE® Proceeds To Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Tampa, FL (February 2, 2009) – America’s premier figure skating production, Smucker’s Stars on Ice, expands its boundaries as it returns for the 23rd season. The all-new production “On the Edge” promises to keep fans on the edge of their seats as the best skaters in the world show their amazing moves on the ice. Olympic Silver Medalist Sasha Cohen returns for her second season with Olympic, World, and National Champions to show fans what it takes to have the heart of a champion. Smucker’s Stars on Ice will visit St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, FL on Sunday, March 1, 2009 for a 3:00 PM performance.
Orlando's Jameer Nelson set to Compete in Playstation® Skills Challenge New Jersey’s Harris, Orlando’s Nelson, San Antonio’s Parker and Chicago’s Rose to Vie for Title
NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2009 – A new PlayStation® Skills Challenge champion will be crowned as the New Jersey Nets’ Devin Harris, the Orlando Magic’s Jameer Nelson, the San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker and the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose will take the floor on Feb. 14, as part of NBA All-Star Saturday Night at US Airways Center in Phoenix.
The PlayStation® Skills Challenge was introduced at NBA All-Star 2003 in Atlanta and consists of four players competing in a two-round timed “obstacle course” consisting of dribbling, passing and shooting stations. All players must observe basic NBA ball-handling rules while completing the course. The two players with the fastest times from the first round advance to the finals with the order of competition determined by inverse order of the first round times. At the discretion of the referee, television instant replay may be consulted for clarification of rules compliance.
CLEARWATER, FL January 28, 2009 - The 3rd Annual Knology Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival will be held Friday, Feb. 20, Saturday, Feb. 21 and Sunday, Feb. 22, Coachman Park, 301 Drew St.
A kick-off party featuring live blues music by Julie Black will be held in downtown Clearwater in the Cleveland Street District Thursday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.
Come for three seafood- and blues-filled days featuring artists Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, John Nemeth, Jonny Lang, Elvin Bishop, Walker Smith Group, Lil' Malcolm & The House Rockers, Nervous Turkey, Tommy McCracken, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, The Nelms/Chavers Band, Kenny Neal, and Marica Ball.
Experience the finest Gulf Coast cuisine, including jumbo shrimp, crab cakes, oysters, crawfish, gumbo and more. This event is free and gates open at 4:30 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, and noon Sunday. There is limited reserved seating available for purchase at Ticketmaster.
For more information:
call (727) 562-4700 (remember to dial 727 first if you are in the 813 area code) or visit www.ClearwaterSeaBlues.com
Clearwater FL, (January 30, 2009) – Super Bowl XLIII Photos by Wayne Cathel of Belleair Images
Kick off is Sunday February 1, 2009 at 6pm at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa FL. There will be plenty of football action between the NFL Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be performing at half time, and this year's new Super Bowl commercials are sure to be memorable, starting at $3 million for a 30 second spot.
Jason Witten Named the Home Depot NFL Neighborhood MVP. Witten Honored With $25,000 Donation To The S.C.O.R.E. Foundation For His Commitment To Fighting Domestic Violence
Tampa FL (January 28, 2009) – The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer and ‘official home improvement sponsor’ of the National Football League, today announced Jason Witten as The Home Depot NFL Neighborhood MVP for the 2008 season. The Home Depot NFL Neighborhood MVP is a national program that recognizes players who are making a positive impact in their local communities through charitable programs and contributions.
Witten was chosen for the award through an online consumer voting contest, which received more than 250,000 votes nationwide. He was one of 17 NFL players honored through the program this year and one of eight program finalists. Warrick Dunn was honored as The Home Depot NFL Neighborhood MVP for the 2007 season.
Witten and the seven Neighborhood MVP finalists rolled up their sleeves today and worked alongside community and The Home Depot associate volunteers to build a state-of-the-art KaBOOM! playground for kids in East Tampa in just one day. In a break in the action, the players were recognized for their good works and Witten was announced the program MVP. A $25,000 donation was presented to Witten’s foundation.