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2014 Thanksgiving Giveaway

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014

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Art With A Purpose – Featured Artist

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014

When God places a passion in your heart for something better in life, it not always starts with you. Artist Kenny Ruiz mother Mary Maldonado felt this way, and wanted the best for her children. She feared the worst living in Chicago and was concerned that they would be led into the wrong path in life.   After finding out that Kenny joined a gang in Chicago  at age 12, she decided that it was at the best interest for her and her five children to move to Florida.  Kenny stated, “With my parents divorce when we were just becoming teens It was rough on us kids. So, that’s when we were spending time on the streets.”  Soon after, Kenny along with his siblings where shipped to Florida to live with their Aunt Mini until 3 months later their mother could join them.  A year later Kenny’s mother Mary purchased a house, and was happy to have a fresh start and opportunities for her children to flourish. After finishing High School Kenny moved back to Chicago, but later return to Florida after being shot at. At a young age, Kenny was drawn to art, but never pictured himself being an artist. It wasn’t until in the last couple of years that he put together...

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Can Your True Love Be Waiting Online?

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014

Online dating can be great if you know how to go about it the right way. It has allowed people in less populous areas to meet people that they never would have otherwise, and helped create lifelong couples. It’s also great for people who are just getting into the dating game again after awhile. It’s a very nonthreatening way to get to know someone, without the pressure of meeting face to face for a while. And the benefits are...

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The Draft

Posted by on Apr 5, 2014

Remember it? For some it was a dreaded notice that came in the mail and notified you to report to the local draft board or other location for induction into the military. For more then 50 years the nations Selective Service served as a backup program to insure that we had adequate  manpower in the event of an emergency situation and the country went to war. While it started way back in 1917 it really gained momentum in 1940...

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Our Attitude Toward Life Determines Life’s Attitude Towards Us!

Posted by on Apr 5, 2014

There’s a well-known quote that goes “Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us”.  Attitudes do make a difference. Salesmen using the ideal attitude beat their sales quotas; students using the proper attitudes make A’s. Suitable attitudes pave the way to a truly happy married life. Correct attitudes make you powerful in coping with other people to ensure that it is possible to be effective as a leader. Among the very first qualities men and women notice when...

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Who is OCR 4 Bifida?

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014

OCR 4 Bifida is a charity to support Spina Bifida families to offset the constant costs of having the Spina Bifida disability. There are constant struggles of having no insurance, low income or not having the opportunities to have a normal life. I have seen and been part of this struggle. My niece and cousin have the Spina Bifida disability. First hand I have witnessed what my family has went through getting the right medical care, equipment, housing modifications...

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Dressing for Winter Florida Style

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014

Winter  is upon us, even in sunny Florida.  Although our fashion trends don’t follow the rest of the country, which is already feeling dipping temperatures,  we  have style of our own. Whether the style is super glam in Miami or surfer vibe in St. Augustine, you can be sure that the weather will dictate one’s fashion selection.  Florida tends to stay warm most of the year and temperatures can be unpredictable.  The best way to transition into Winter in Florida...

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“Helping seniors and their pets.” – Cindy’s Pets

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014

It has been noted that many seniors, while participating in the “Meals on Wheels” program in Pasco County, often give a portion of their delivered meals to their beloved pets. These companion pets are frequently a homebound senior’s only “family” member, and the pet’s well-being is naturally very important to them. Our goal is to provide good nutritional food for the animals, thereby enabling the elderly to enjoy their own meals with the knowledge that their pet is also...

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Top Italian Restaurant in Tampa Bay Area

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014

Pia’s a neighborhood find located in picturesque Gulfport Florida. Pia’s captures the intimate scale and no-fuss charms of so many Italian Trattorias. Offering Daily specials and homemade desserts baked in house, every day. Trattoria is an Italian word, and means “eating house”, which is exactly what Pia’s Trattoria embodies! Pia has one goal – she wants to spoil you with fresh natural foods, prepared with lots of love, in a romantic, cozy Old Italy atmosphere. No “High Cuisine”, just...

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Employment Opportunities

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014

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A Year-End Checklist for FIVE AREAS of your Business

Posted by on Jan 11, 2014

Ilove working with business owners!  I enjoy both large and small business involvement, public and private companies, domestic and international.  My focus though, is on that one person or those few who had the dream, drive and un-stoppable spirit to make thoughts and ideas reality.     They are the kind of people who generally have taken a passion and found a way to call it a business.  These entrepreneurs work hard, smart and are dedicated to quality products...

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Art For A Cause – Blooms {HANDMADE WREATHS}

Posted by on Dec 24, 2013

Iwas always into the arts, I have dabbled in virtually every medium. Making wreaths was always enjoyable to me, so I started making them again for the upcoming holiday season. But my wreaths are more than just wall art. I donate a portion of my proceeds to a local family in need. The mother has been fighting cancer for a number of years. They have a teenager at home and recently had their water shut off. When I visited,...

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TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

Posted by on Dec 22, 2013

 When it comes to education of wild animals,  Kathy Stearns, of Dade City Wild Things recently took the lead and created a new program which has made many realize that the raccoons which may have tipped over your trash last night and the coyote which many may fear, are not all that bad and are a  part of a delicate wildlife system which we must better understand. Florida Creative Living has visited Dade City Wild Things in the past...

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How Not To Become A Victim of Crime This Season – Holiday Guide

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013

 Summer has quickly passed. Now as the temperatures cool, students return to school. People who experience the cold in the northeast start to travel south. Others also come who  are ready to attempt to rid  us of our valuables and money. This is not to say that,  unfortunately, we have some who live here locally who have the same idea as well. How could this occur you ask? We are much too smart to fall for these false statements ...

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Jean Lanoue – The Social Jeanie | FEATURED BUSINESS

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013

Traditional marketing is broken.  Buyers are taking control.  They’re tuning out old-school marketing that’s impersonal and interrupts and turning to social media. The true power of social media emerges from your ability to create a community based around your company, medical practice or restaurant and engage in digital conversations with your customers, clients or patients.  Social media marketing is especially powerful when combined with inbound marketing, which focuses on creating quality content that pulls people toward your company and...

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A Christmas of Yesterday

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013

How many times have we paused in our daily lives to recall the happy Christmas’ of  years ago. Growing up on a farm in the State of Maine, I remember the holiday season which started with Thanksgiving, which was really just the true start or countdown to Christmas.  I was fortunate.  I didn’t have to accompany my parents to a tree stand to pick out a tree we simply went into the woods, found one and brought it home....

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John Bayalis – Watercolor Artist – St. Pete, Florida

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013

John Bayalis is noted for his distinct, realist style and skill at handling contemporary themes and subject matter. His work has earned him acclaim from art critics and collectors throughout the United States. He has been the recipient of numerous awards in both national juried art shows and Fine Arts Festivals including Gaspirilla and Mainsail in St Petersburg, where he was also selected as the poster Artist. In addition his honors include an award of an individual artist’s fellowship...

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Dan Stevens – Songwriter

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013

Dan began his musical career in the 60’s with his first band, The Rats. Due to issues with curfews, bedtimes and a lack of transportation, he put his career on hold until the early 70’s. At that time, he left Beloit College and traveled to Guam. There, he joined Bamboo, a horn band which played island nightclubs and concerts. Over the years, he’s been one of the founding members of a number of rock n’ roll/blues bands: Apathy, Cottonmouth,...

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Women Can Get Great Benefits From Whey Protein

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013

Are you concerned about taking care of your body before and after strenuous activities or workouts? Do you try to avoid supplements that contain additives and possible side effects? I am very particular about what I am putting into my body at all times. I hate the idea of eating or taking something that I am not sure about what it is suppose to do or what side effects may be caused. If you are interested in better health...

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A Date to Remember | A War Hero Story – Cpl. Ian T. Zook

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013

 The date is November 11, 2013 and it is called ‘Veterans Day’. It is a day set aside to give our thanks to the thousands of men and woman who have served and continue to serve in our nations military and remember those who made that supreme sacrifice. This should not just be another day where some may have the day off from work or a day to start up the BBQ grill. This should be a day when...

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Greer Jennison | A stroke of genius Portrait Artist | Tampa, Florida

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013

 M y work is a mixture of realism and artistic impressionism.  My  aim is to not only capture the likeness of the sitter but to express emotion and character in a moment in time—memorializing the client’s life, achievements and unique personality and creating a work of art that will be cherished as an heirloom by future generations. Born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, I have always loved art,   with a strong desire to draw since I was a  young child,...

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Halloween Fancy Dress – Guide to a Fanciful Costume

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013

 M any people from around the world are fond of celebrating parties and attending festivities. While some keep celebrations simple, others make each party of their lives more enjoyable and interesting. One way of doing this is by wearing costumes according to the party’s theme. In children’s parties, usual themes include animation such as famous cartoon characters. Another favorite subject is the use of fictional and fancy dresses or costumes. Certainly, there are numerous themes to consider in merrymaking, and...

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Animal Attraction: People and Their Pets

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013

If you’ve ever loved a pet, you know the kind of joy animals can bring. Why is it that we love our pets so much? Why are these relationships so important? To put it simply: because they make us happy. Have you ever noticed how much easier it is to make a pet happy than a human? When we give our pets their favorite food, or a scratch behind the ears, they are radiantly happy. They love to see...

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A Community Say’s.. Thank You

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013

On October 17, 2013 United States Air Force MSG Matthew Feldhouse was enjoying a quiet walk among the Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel, Florida . Matthew had served his country for  over twenty years and several deployments to foreign countries.On his last deployment as he left to serve in Kurkistan,  he left behind his 1998 Honda Prelude which had broken down and was in need of serious repair.Little did he know that Tim Harvey and members of the ‘Warriors”...

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Tiger by the Tail | Dade City’s Wild Things, Dade City, Florida

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013

It’s early in the day at Dade City Wild Things when we arrive to get an update on ‘Tony’ the tiger who swam with many over the years and to learn more about the two new additions  who will soon take his place in the pool amazing both children and adults alike. It’s hot in Florida with temperatures in the 90’s and ‘Tony’ the tiger while once a young male tiger, who so many traveled great distances to swim...

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